Air France, the French flag carrier, flies people to 36 destinations in France and 168 destinations worldwide. It is one of the founding members of the SkyTeam global airline alliance and it has an 85-year history.
If you are going to fly with Air France in the near future, you might be wondering what is the Air France baggage allowance policy and fees. Eurosender has gathered all the information you need before you organize your next trip with the French flag carrier. We are also able to offer you a smart alternative option that can significantly lower your travel costs.
|No. of bags allowed per passenger||Max. dimensions||Max. weight||Price|
|Accessories||1 item (e.g. a handbag, a briefcase tec.)||40 x 30 x 15 cm||N/A||Free|
|Hand baggage||1 or 2 (depending on the travel cabin)||55 x 35 x 25 cm||12 kg or 18 kg (depending on the travel cabin)||Free|
|Checked baggage||0-2 (depending on the ticket type)||158 cm||23 kg||0€-35€ (depending on the ticket type and number of baggage)|
|Extra baggage||Up to 9||158cm||23 kg||45€-70€|
Air France extra baggage fees: If an Air France passenger wants to bring more than 1 (or 2, in the case of “Flying Blue Elite”) suitcase(s), he/she is required to pay extra baggage fees. The price for one extra suitcase is 45€ if the purchase is done online. If the passenger pays for the extra suitcase at the airport, the price will be 70€!
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You might be a musician participating in a concert in Paris or a winter sports enthusiast planning a ski trip in the French Alps. Check whether you can bring your musical instrument or sports equipment on the plane:
Air France musical instrument policy: Large musical instruments are considered to be regularly checked baggage items. That means that the checked baggage general information applies in this case. Musical instruments over 32 kg, such as a cello or a bass, can be accepted on the hold, as long as the passenger has informed the airline company at least 48h before the flight. These items can also be accepted in the cabin, as long as the passenger buys a seat for them. The musical items that can be transported as hand luggage are the ones that are smaller than 115 cm (e.g. violin, guitar, etc.).
Air France sports equipment policy: Air France states that sports equipment, such as golf clubs and skis, can be accepted in the flight, as long as they do not exceed 23 kg and 300 cm. For Business cabins, the sports equipment can be up to 32 kg. In both cases, however, the passenger should have informed the airline company about the type of equipment he/she is going to bring on board. Air France’s policy does not clarify whether any payments will be required for this equipment. That is why we would recommend you to contact the company for more information or search for an alternative option to transport these items. Last but not least, hunting equipment can also be accepted in the flight, as long as the company has approved the passenger’s request.
Dogs and cats that are up to 8 kg (but not heavier than 75 kg) can travel in the cabin, as long as they are vaccinated and placed in a pet travel bag. Air France pets policy advice its passengers to advice a vet before traveling with a snub-nosed animal, such as a pug. That is because these animals often suffer from respiratory problems when they are stressed-out. The pet’s travel bag should, in any case, be well ventilated and it must not exceed the dimensions 46 x 28 x 24 cm.
Animals that weigh more than 8 kg should travel in the hold. The pet should be at least 10 weeks old, vaccinated and should be placed in a container that is approved by the International Air Transport Association (IATA. Keep in mind that snub-nosed animals are not permitted in the hold since they often suffer from respiratory problems. Last but not least, animals that are larger than 75 kg should be transported by freight.
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The information is subject to change and is based on data collected on AirFrance’s webpage on 03/01/2019.