What is Air France policy on carry-on allowance?
On flights operated by Air France, passengers are allowed to carry in the cabin, without charge, a quantity of unchecked baggage, which is limited by number, weight and dimensions. The cabin baggage allowance may vary depending on your cabin and destination.
What is Air France policy on checked baggage allowance?
Each passenger traveling on an Air France flight is entitled to a free checked baggage allowance that corresponds to carriage in the hold, at no extra charge, of a quantity of baggage limited by number, weight and dimensions. The free baggage allowance is determined based on the destination and the fare paid.
As an exception, the MiNi fare (available for travel flights within France and between France and Europe, North Africa, or Israel, in the Economy cabin) does not include any checked baggage allowance. For passengers who have purchased MiNi price tickets, transporting checked baggage is a paid option only:
|MiNi fares – fee for the 1st piece of checked baggage|
||Within Europe, and between Europe and Algeria, Marocco, Tunisia, or Israel:
Which baggage policies apply when my itinerary includes a codeshare flight?
Baggage policies apply on all flights operated by Air France. On codeshare flights, the operating airline’s transport rules may apply.
When traveling on an Air France flight, depending on your cabin and destination, the carry-on allowance includes one or two standard baggage items and one accessory (personal item) and is limited by weight as follows:
- Economy: 1 standard baggage item + 1 accessory, not exceeding a total weight of 12 kg (26 lbs) maximum.
- Premium Economy, Business and La Première/First: 2 standard baggage items + 1 accessory, not exceeding a total weight of 18 kg.
A standard baggage item must comply with the following maximum dimensions (L x W x H, including pockets, wheels, and handles): 55 x 35 x 25 cm (21 x 13 x 9 in). One suit bag is considered a standard bag.
Your one piece of accessory allowed may be a personal item such as a handbag, notebook computer, camera, etc.
The following items may be taken in the cabin and will not count as hand baggage or accessory:
- Jacket, coat, or other clothes you are wearing (a garment bag is considered as a standard hand baggage item, not as an accessory).
- Duty-free purchases (on your flight or at the airport).
- Special baggage such as diaper bags, collapsible strollers, car seats, medical material (crutches, wheelchair, etc.), pet carrier.
Valuable and fragile items (keys, important documents, jewelry, cameras, notebook computers, etc.), as well as necessities (medicine), are best transported in the cabin. All items carried as cabin baggage must fit underneath the seat in front of the passenger, or in a locker provided especially for this purpose.
Liquids transported in your hand baggage must not exceed 100 ml per product and be placed in a resealable, clear plastic bag (maximum volume of 1 liter). A single sealed plastic bag per passenger is permitted. When traveling within the European Union, duty-free liquids can be purchased at the airport or on board, as long as they remain in a sealed bag and are accompanied by the receipt. When you have a connection flight in a European airport, duty-free liquids purchased outside of the European Union or on board will be confiscated by security during your connection.
Baggage must be checked at the Air France counters before the check-in deadline for the flight. You can drop off your baggage when checking-in at the check-in counter, or at the baggage drop-off counter if you have checked-in for your flight online or at a Self-Service Kiosk (available in several airports in France). Whether you have already checked in or not, you can use a Self-Service Kiosk to self-tag your baggage and then proceed directly to the baggage drop-off counter by following the EXPRESS signs. For select flights within metropolitan France, you can print, along with the boarding pass, your baggage tags and receipts at the end of Online Check-in. The baggage tag you print at home must be introduced into a reusable baggage tag holder available at the airport before checking your baggage at the drop-off counter.
Free Baggage Allowance
The number pieces of checked baggage and maximum weight of each piece which you can check free of charge (the free baggage allowance) depends on your destination and travel class as follows:
- Economy¹ – 1 or 2 checked bags, depending on your route, each weighing 23 kg (50 lbs) maximum.
- Premium Economy – 2 checked bags, each weighing 23 kg (50 lbs) maximum.
- Business – 2 checked bags, each weighing 32 kg (70 lbs) maximum.
- First – 3 checked bags, each weighing 32 kg (70 lbs) maximum.
¹Except for MiNi price tickets.
Flying Blue Silver, Gold, and Platinum, or SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members are entitled to one additional baggage item not exceeding the weight allowance that applies for their travel class.
The following items may be checked at no extra charge, in addition to your baggage allowance:
- Two wheelchairs, labeled and placed in adequate protective covering.
- A foldable stroller and a car seat, when traveling with a child.
Depending on your destination, acceptance of sporting equipment is subject to conditions:
- Some sporting equipment (e.g. golf bag, ski equipment, surfboards not exceeding 23 kg and 300 cm, etc.) are included in your baggage allowance, being considered standard baggage.
- Bicycles and scuba tanks are not included in your baggage allowance and accepted upon payment of an extra fee (€40-65 domestic and regional network, €100-125 long-haul flights).
- Prior authorization by phone from Air France sales department is required for certain sporting equipment (bicycles, surfboards, diving flashlights, etc.).
Additional Baggage Allowance
When you need to check more baggage than your free baggage allowance, additional baggage allowance may be purchased online, with a discount on the airport rate:
- At the time of booking.
- Up to 30 hours before your flight (3 days before departure to/from certain destinations and on the Air France websites of certain countries).
- During Online Check-in (when departing from certain airports and only for flights operated by Air France).
Additional baggage allowance cannot be purchased on Air France websites for the following countries and territories: Australia, New Caledonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and South Korea. Flying Blue Miles can be used to purchase additional baggage allowance in the “Review/Modify your reservations” area only (not an option during Online Check-in), but the online discount will not apply.
Additional baggage allowance can be purchased at the airport, without discount, using a Self-Service Kiosk or at Air France counters located in some airports. Only Self-Service Kiosks in metropolitan France and the U.S. have the option for payment, allowing you to purchase additional baggage allowance.
Each baggage item purchased as part of the additional baggage allowance must not exceed 23 kg/50 lbs and/or 158 cm/62 inches (height + length + width).
Purchasing additional baggage allowance is not available:
- For an infant on lap (infant under 2 years of age not occupying a seat).
- For transporting an animal (in the cabin or hold).
- For sporting equipment (special fees apply).
Overweight and Oversize Baggage
You must pay an extra fee if any of the items included in your baggage allowance exceeds the weight allowance for your travel class (23 kg each in Economy and Premium Economy cabins). Air France will consider overweight baggage any item over your baggage allowance that exceeds a maximum weight of 23 kg, regardless of your travel class.
An extra fee must also be paid if the dimensions (height + length + width) of one baggage item exceeds 158 cm (62 in), whether included in the free baggage allowance or not. A special authorization is required from the telephone sales service for all oversize baggage items.
Any piece of baggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lbs) or 300 cm (118 in) in length (except, pole vaulting poles, audio or video equipment, and heavy musical instruments) is not accepted for transportation in the hold.
Passengers may travel with checked baggage that exceeds the free baggage allowance, subject to payment of an additional fee.
|Online||At the airport||More than
23 kg (50 lbs)
|Over 158 cm
|Within metropolitan France||€45||€70||€70||€40|
|Within Europe (including Armenia,
Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey)
|Between Europe and Algeria, Morocco,
Tunisia, or Israel
|Within the Caribbean||2nd – €44-68
3rd+ – €160-192
|2nd – €55-85
3rd+ – €200-240
|Between metropolitan France and
its overseas departments
|Between Europe and
the Middle East or India
|2nd – €60
3rd+ – €160
|2nd – €75
3rd+ – €200
|From Europe to the U.S. or Canada||2nd – €68
3rd+ – €192
|2nd – €85
3rd+ – €240
|From the U.S. to Europe||2nd – $80 USD
3rd+ – $228 USD
|2nd – $100 USD
3rd+ – $285 USD
|$100 USD||$300 USD|
|From Canada to Europe||2nd – $96 CAD
3rd+ – $264 CAD
|2nd – $120 CAD
3rd+ – $330 CAD
|$120 CAD||$345 CAD|
|To/from Canada (except Europe)||2nd – $72 CAD
3rd+ – $192 CAD
|2nd – $90 CAD
3rd+ – $240 CAD
|$90 CAD /
|$360 CAD /
|To/from the U.S. (except Europe)||2nd – $60 USD
3rd+ – $160 USD
|2nd – $75 USD
3rd+ – $200 USD
|$75 USD||$300 USD|
|Long-haul (to/from a destination
in the rest of the world)
|2nd – $80 USD
3rd+ – $160 USD
|2nd – $100 USD
3rd+ – $240 USD
When you baggage is not delivered upon arrival, you should alert Air France Baggage Service before leaving the airport. You must fill out a Property Irregularity Report (PIR), and a file number will be given to you to keep track of your request. You also have the option of declaring delayed baggage online, within 48 hours of your arrival, when your last flight arrives in some airports (all airports in metropolitan France, Barcelona, Berlin, Mexico, New York-John F. Kennedy, Vienna, etc.).
If you make necessity purchases, you have 21 days from the date of your baggage’s return to submit a reimbursement request online or through Air France Baggage Service. To all passengers whose baggage is delayed, Air France distributes a personal needs kit. For passengers who are not returning home, an expense authorization of € 100 (to cover immediate personal needs) is offered. If, despite all efforts, your baggage is not found, Air France can offer compensation up to 1,131 SDR (approximately € 1,295) if you complete the online claim form.
In case of damaged baggage or items missing from your baggage, you have 7 days from the date of your baggage’s receipt to make a compensation request via the online claim form or by mail to customer service in your country of residence. If you are still at the airport, you should proceed to the Air France Baggage Service, where a Property Irregularity Report (PIR) will be established. An associated file number will be given to you to track your request.