Air France Baggage Allowance, Limits & Fees 2020

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Cabin Baggage

Your cabin baggage allowance is determined by your travel cabin. Passengers are permitted to carry onboard one or two cabin baggage items, depending on the travel cabin, as well as one accessory, such as a handbag, a briefcase, or a small bag for a notebook computer. Your travel cabin is shown on your booking and on your ticket.

Your cabin baggage must not exceed 55cm x 35cm x 25cm. Your accessory item must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm. If you are travelling economy, the total combined weight of your cabin baggage and accessory must not exceed 12kg or 18kg if you are travelling business class.

Additional items you may take on board the cabin:

  • Umbrella
  • Jacket, coat or other clothes you are wearing
  • Duty-free items purchased on your flight or at the airport
  • Children's accessories such as a collapsible stroller*, car seat or diaper bags (see the Family and children section of the website)
  • Medical equipment (collapsible wheelchair*, crutches, etc).

Please note:

  • Garment bags and “Yoyo” strollers are considered a standard hand baggage item and not as an accessory.
  • For safety reasons, any equipment designed for children to sleep horizontally (convertible bag that serves as a bed, inflatable mattress placed in front of the seat, etc.) are not permitted onboard Air France aircraft.

Pet Transportation

You can view information regarding transport rules for pets at Air France’s website here


Air France Hold Baggage

Your checked baggage allowance is based on your travel cabin and fare.

Fare Type Number of Bags Size Restrictions Weight Allowance
Light N/A N/A N/A
Basic N/A N/A N/A
Economy 1 158cm in total 23kg
Premium Economy 2 158cm in total 23kg each
Business 2 158cm in total 32kg each
La Première 3 158cm in total 32kg each

Items must not exceed 158cm in total dimensions.

Light and Basic fares do not include checked bag options. These must be paid for separately, Prices start at €25 online and €40 if purchasing on the day at the airport. Prices are generally higher on long-haul routes.


Air France Excess Baggage

If any piece of checked baggage exceeds the size or weight restrictions, an additional fee will be charged at the airport. The exact fee varies depending on the route travelled.

No piece of checked baggage is allowed to exceed the maximum weight allowance of 32kg.

For more detailed information, please visit the Air France website directly.


Air France Sports Equipment and Special Baggage

Air France permits a wide range of sporting equipment, musical instruments and other exceptional items on flights. Special baggage under the standard checked baggage allowance can be considered as such and can be transported in the hold. However, items that exceed these restrictions may require permission from Air France customer service.

Some musical instruments can even be transported as cabin baggage if an additional seat is purchased on the flight. Prior approval from Air France customer service is required, and the weight per seat must not exceed 46kg. Or, instruments can be checked for a fee.

For more detailed information, please visit the Air France website directly.

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