Air France Practical Information
› Check-In Information
These deadlines are applicable to all scheduled flights operated by Air France and may be subject to modification. After the check-in deadline, you may not be able to board your flight.
From outside Continental France
Europe 30 minutes
North Africa 40 minutes
Africa 60 minutes
Middle East 60 minutes
Asia Pacific Ocean 60 minutes
Americas 60 minutes
French Caribbean and Indian Ocean 60 minutes
In order to improve the check-in process and to reduce waiting time due to security measures and passport control at the Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, Air France advises its customers to proceed to terminals as early as possible:
- departure from Terminal C: check-in is open all day from 05:30 a.m.
- departure from Terminal E: check-in is open 5 hours prior to departure, beginning at 06:00 a.m.
› Baggage Allowance
Carry-On Allowance: 1 Bag + 1 Personal Item
Each passenger is allowed to carry on one bag and one personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Assistive devices and outer garments do not count as personal items. All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you and adhere to the following requirements:
Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: 45 linear inches (length + width + height)
Maximum Weight of Carry-on Luggage: 26 lb/12 kg
Checked Baggage Allowance: 2 Pieces
Air France provides each passenger with the baggage allowance for their particular trip. You can find this information on your electronic ticket or Trip Summary.
Flying Blue members are allowed allowed extra weight depending on your level of status:
Silver Members: additional 11 lb/5 kg
Gold Members: additional 22 lb/10 kg
Platinum Members: additional 42 lb/ 20 kg
Excess, Overweight, Oversize Baggage Fees
If you have more bags than the permitted allowance or your bags exceed the weight or linear restrictions, you will be charged additional fees. Please contact Air France directly, or visit their Excess Baggage Information Page for information.
Some checked items will be charged a fixed handling fee because of size, fragility, or other handling requirements. Contact Air France directly if you have questions regarding the transport of Sports Equipment.
› Forbidden Articles
For your safety, some articles are strictly prohibited on board. You must never have these in your possession or put them in your baggage.
Lighters and lighter fuel have been prohibited on flights to and from the United States since April 15, 2005. This rule is valid regardless of the way they function and their fuel.
Batteries with electrolytes.
Fireworks, firecrackers, colored Bengali lights, distress flares, imitation pistols, firelighters, tear gas.
Camping stoves, gas bottles, diving bottles.
Paint, varnish, lacquer.
Toxic materials, infectious materials, radioactive materials.
Chemical products, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides.
Paint removers, bleach, chlorine and detergent.
Flammable liquids such as fuel, thinner, solvent, acetone.
Mercury-based thermometers, barometers.
› Guidelines liquids, aerosols and gels (LAG) in hand luggage
Liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers with a maximum capacity not exceeding 100ml. Containers must be packed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag; one bag is allowed per passenger and must be presented separately for examination at the security screening point.