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Air France

Before you fly guide

Air France, one of the oldest and largest European airlines, is the flag carrier of France and is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group. The airline operates on routes to around 200 destinations in 93 countries.

With its fleet counting 215 planes it handled more then 46 milion passengers in 2019.

The airlines belongs among the one with higher fares, but alsop higher standart. There is a regular service on board including meals, drinks or entertainment.

Air France Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class; always check during your booking process.

Cabin Baggage

Max Weight:

12 kg (18 kg in Premium Economy, Business and La Premiere class)

Max dimensions:

55 x 35 x 25 cm

In addition to your hand baggage, it is allowed to bring 1 personal accessory which should not exceed 40 x 30 x 15 cm.

You can choose to bring one of the following:

  • 1 handbag
  • or 1 briefcase
  • or 1 small laptop/camera bag

Your accessory must fit easily under the seat in front of you.

Checked Baggage

Max Weight:

Economy Light – No baggage

Economy – 1x 23kg

Premium Economy – 2x 23kg

Business – 2x 32kg

La Premiere – 3x 32kg

Max dimensions:

158 cm (L+W+H combined)

The checked baggage in Economy Light is available to purchase from £20 per flight leg (cheaper during online booking).

Infants who do not occupy a seat have a checked baggage allowance of 10 kg, with the exception of the Light fare.

Check-in

Airport check-in

It is recommended that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight’s departure.

Check-in kiosks open at the day of your flight. Regular check-in desks usually open between 3-2 hours before the scheduled flight.

 

Check-in closing times depend on your point of departure:

  • from Europe to France: mostly 40 minutes (60 mins in Istanbul)
  • from Outside of Europe: 60 minutes
  • from Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France, Cayenne: 90 minutes
  •  from Abidjan, Abuja, Antananarivo, Bamako, Bangui, Brazzaville, Cairo, Caracas, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Djibouti, Douala, Freetown, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lomé, Monrovia, Niamey, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Port Harcourt, Yaoundé: 90 minutes
  • from Accra, Algiers and Oran : 2 hours

Boarding deadline is 15 minutes before the departure between Paris-Orly and other domestic airports and 20 minutes for all other flights.

Online & Mobile check-in

Open from 30 hours before your scheduled flight.

You may check-in online on the official website or via their mobile app.

You may choose your seats or buy extras during your online check-in.

You may check-in online, but you must collect your boarding pass at the airport in the following situations:
– Flights departing from Algiers, Cairo, Casablanca, Delhi, Djibouti, Havana, Kinshasa, Mumbai, Punta Cana, Rabat, Santo Domingo, Marrakech, Malé and Tunis.
– Flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Marseille and Tel Aviv.

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Seat Selection

The standard seat is available for all passengers at no extra charge (FREE) when checking in online, starting 30 hours before departure, or at the airport (except metropolitan France flights).

Seat selection on international flights (in advance) is should be starting from about £9 per person per flight leg per standard seat (no official fees table found).

Travelling with children

If you are travelling as a family with a child (14 years old or younger), the seats will be reserved for you free of charge, 2 days before your flight.

On board service

Inflight meals

Complimentary meals, snacks and drinks on all flights. Selection depending on flight duration.

Inflight entertainment

Movies, TV series, Music, Games, Press, Kids channel available in every seat (touchscreen).

Onboard WiFi

Available on most of the flights for an extra charge. 3 options - messaging, regular browsing or streaming

Power supply

Both USB and power socket (2 per 3 seats) available on most of the planes.

Airline extras

Sign up with their Flying Blue rewards program to earn miles and discounts on your future flights.

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