Air France Airlines baggage allowance – rules and limits in 2021

Find out about Air France Airlines hand and checked baggage allowance, additional baggage prices and excess baggage fees for 2021. Check the Air France Airlines musical instruments, sports equipment and pet policy. Check the baggage weight limit for your Air France Airlines flight and find out about alternative ways of transporting your additional luggage. Discover Eurosender door-to-door shipping solutions for international luggage deliveries and enjoy a more comfortable journey.

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LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Air France Airlines checked and hand baggage allowance 2021

The amount of luggage and baggage weight limit permitted on Air France Airlines depends on the chosen fare. While Air France Airlines economy class does not include checked-in luggage, the Premium Economy, Business and La Première passengers have checked baggage allowance included in their ticket price. Air France Airlines cabin baggage allowance also differs according to fare. See the Air France Airlines international flight checked baggage allowance in the table below:

Type of luggageEconomy light fareEconomy Premium EconomyBusiness La Première
Checked luggage (maximum total dimensions exceeding 158cm)None included1 item up to 23kg3 items up to 23kg each2 items up to 32kg each3 items up to 32kg each
Hand luggage (including personal items) (maximum dimensions 55cm x 35cm x 25cm)12kg12kg18kg18kg18kg

Air France Airlines excess and overweight baggage fees

Air France Airlines passengers can purchase online or at the airport an additional baggage allowance at a price depending on flight route and duration. Air France Airlines will also charge a fee for overweight or oversized baggage during the airport check-in. If your hand luggage exceeds Air France Airlines allowance, you will have to check it in for an additional fee.

2nd baggage piece for Economy fare passengers €55-100
Each additional piece of luggage€200-285
Overweight baggage (over 23kg or 32kg depending on allowance)€55-100
Oversized luggage (total dimensions exceeding 158cm)€20-300

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Air France Flying Blue members – additional baggage allowance in 2021

Air France is one of the Airlines participating in the Flying Blue loyalty program, allowing members to earn miles, and entitling them to discounts on additional services such as seat selection and purchasing additional baggage. Flying Blue Silver, Gold, Platinum or Sky Team Elite members are also permitted to bring one additional checked baggage item at no extra charge.

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FAQ about Air France Airlines baggage allowance in 2021

Can I travel with musical instruments on the Air France Airlines flights?
You can transport small musical instruments such as violin or guitar with Air France Airlines as part of your hand baggage allowance, if they do not exceed the maximum total dimensions of 115cm. Air France permits the transport of musical instruments on an additional seat with prior booking and approval, obtained at least 48 hours before departure. The weight of the instrument must not exceed 45 kg. Musical instruments can also be transported with Air France Airlines as checked luggage if they fit within your checked luggage allowance, or in the hold with prior approval.
What is the Air France Airlines sports equipment allowance?
If your sports equipment, such as golf bag and ski equipment, does not exceed your checked luggage allowance (23kg or 32kg and total dimensions of 300cm), you can take it with you on Air France Airlines flights without additional fees. Large sports equipment such as a surfboard or a bike will be accepted by Air France Airlines at a fee varying between €40 - €100 depending on the route.
What is the Air France Airlines pet policy?
Cats and dogs up to 8kg weight (together with the cage) are permitted in the cabin on some routes but are not part of the Air France Airlines cabin baggage allowance; therefore, an extra charge will apply. You animal must be transported in an approved container and meet all the health and safety regulations of the countries of origin and destination of the flight. Larger dogs (up to 75kg) can be transported in the hold for a fee between €20 - €200.
Is Air France strict about baggage allowance?
Air France Airlines have a strict policy, and an overweight baggage fee will apply for any baggage in excess of the cabin or checked baggage allowance. Check the baggage weight limit for your Air France Airlines fare in the table above before you fly.
What is the Air France luggage allowance for travelling with infants?
If you are travelling with your infant on your lap, you are permitted an additional hand baggage item up to 12kg and dimensions not exceeding 55cm x 35cm x 25cm and an additional baggage item weighing up to 10kg. You can also bring a small foldable stroller or car seat at no extra charge. Air France Airlines hand and checked baggage allowance for older children and children with a separate seat purchased is the same as for the adult passengers.
How do I buy extra baggage on Air France?
Before you fly with Air France Airlines you can add additional cabin baggage allowance to your booking. You can do so online at a lower price, up to 24 hours before departure, or at the airport before check in.
Does Air France weight carry-on luggage?
Air France Airlines might check the weight and size of your hand luggage during check in or boarding. If your carry-on baggage exceeds your Air France cabin baggage allowance, you will have to check it in at an additional cost. Season, time of day and how crowded the flight is might influence the likelihood that your bag will be checked.
How much is extra baggage on air France Airlines?
The cost of extra luggage on Air France Airlines depends on your fare and flight route, and duration. It varies between €55 and €285 per bag and will be higher when purchased at the airport.
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The information above is the result of online research conducted in June 2021. For more information about Air France Airlines baggage allowance in 2021 and excess baggage fees, we strongly recommend checking the airline’s official website.