Founded in 1933 and based at Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, Air France is a French airline that makes every effort to satisfy its customers, offering them all the necessary comfort and safety on board its aircraft. For this, Air France had to establish its own baggage policy, like all airlines, to also preserve the right of its passengers to carry their baggage.

Cabin baggage:

In the cabin, it is authorized to take one or two bags in addition to an accessory. The number and total weight of baggage allowances depends on the travel cabin.

Cabin baggage must be placed in the luggage compartment located above the passenger seat. As for the personal accessory, it must be slid under the front seat, except for the seats at the level of the emergency exits, where the accessory must be stowed in the luggage compartment.

Cabin baggage dimensions:

Checks are carried out before boarding cabin baggage, those that do not have the right dimensions must be checked in and transported in the hold. Charges may then apply for the latter, as cabin baggage can measure up to 55 x 35 x 25 cm maximum, including pockets, wheels and handles.

Air France has put devices for its travelers who have a doubt about the size of their luggage. Templates to check the dimensions in accordance with the regulations have been installed at the airport, in the baggage drop-off areas and in the boarding halls.

Cabin baggage weight:

All baggage and accessories in the cabin can weigh up to 12 or 18 kg maximum, depending on the travel cabin, according to what is indicated on the passenger’s flight ticket.

In the event of a full scheduled flight or depending on the type of aircraft, it may happen that the baggage, although it complies with the standards, is not accepted in the cabin. They are then registered and put in the hold, at no additional cost.

Accessories accepted in the cabin:

An accessory may be authorized in addition to cabin baggage, the dimensions of which do not exceed 40 x 30 x 15 cm. For example: a handbag, a laptop, a camera…

Additional items authorized in the cabin:

Several items in the list below are authorized in the cabin, they are not considered as baggage or as an accessory:

  • Clothing worn as: jacket, coat or any other clothing.
  • An umbrella.
  • Duty-free items purchased on board or at the airport.
  • Accessories for children such as stroller, car seat, diaper bag.
  • A foldable wheelchair, crutches, etc.

The pushchair and the foldable wheelchair can be put in the hold in case of lack of space in the cabins. A “Yoyo” stroller is considered standard carry-on baggage, not an accessory.

Liquid Products authorized in the cabin:

Apart from certain liquids which are accepted without restriction in the cabin such as: baby food, medicines, etc. Liquid products transported in cabin baggage must comply with the following conditions:

  • The container of the transported liquid must be placed in a closed transparent plastic bag.
  • The container of the transported liquid which is in the bag, must not exceed 100 ml.
  • The volume of the bag should not exceed 1 litre.
  • The maximum dimensions of the bag must be 20 x 20 cm.
  • Only one plastic bag is allowed per passenger.


Checked baggage:

The number of bags that can be transported free of charge in the hold depends on the travel cabin, the fare and, if applicable, the Flying Blue status. It is limited to 10 per passenger (3 for certain aircraft), including Additional Baggage.

Checked baggage dimensions:

Baggage included free of charge in the fare: baggage in the hold can measure up to 158 cm, including pockets, wheels and handles.

The Larger Baggage option: in the event that the baggage is greater than 158 cm, without however exceeding 300 cm. A supplement must be paid at the airport, which depends on the route to be taken.

Checked baggage weights:

Baggage included free of charge in the fare: The maximum weight allowed for checked baggage is 23 kg in Economy class and 32 kg in Business class.

The Heavier Baggage option: If the weight of the baggage is greater than the weight included in the fare, without however exceeding 32 kg. A supplement must be paid at the airport, in the amount depending on the journey to be made.

Baggage with prohibited packaging:

All baggage that is visibly damaged, poorly packaged or non-compliant is refused as is.

Packaging made with rudimentary means (stretch film for household use in particular) is not accepted.
Flexible plastic bags are strictly prohibited on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, as such packaging damages airport facilities and disrupts the transport of baggage.


Children’s luggage:

Baggage for children under 2 years old:

Children under 2 years old can have the number of pieces of luggage authorized by their tickets. Cabin baggage weighing up to 12 kg and whose dimensions do not exceed 55 x 35 x 25 cm, in addition to one piece of baggage in the hold of a maximum of 10 kg (except for Light fare tickets, for which hold are chargeable).

Child items:

Strollers and car seats are transported free of charge in the hold. Some strollers may be accepted in the cabin, subject to space availability. The stroller must be packed in a transport bag covering it completely. Some airports may refuse access to strollers inside the boarding areas, for security reasons.

Different conditions apply depending on the type of stroller:

  • Stroller-stick: the dimensions must not exceed 15 x 30 x 100 cm.
  • Other folding stroller: it replaces the child’s cabin baggage and its dimensions, once folded, must not exceed 55 x 35 x 25 cm.


Luggage for people with reduced mobility:

In the cabin: the luggage must not exceed 55 x 35 x 25 cm, and it must weigh 12 kg maximum.

In the hold: In addition to the number of pieces of baggage authorized for passengers with reduced mobility, other pieces of baggage are included free of charge:

  • 2 personal mobility devices (wheelchair, electric scooter, gyroporteur, etc.),
  • 1 additional piece of luggage up to 23 kg, to transport medical equipment.


Prohibited and regulated products at Air France:

Prohibited products:

Certain products are prohibited on board Air France aircraft. The list is long and not exhaustive, we find:

– Flammable or toxic aerosols:

Such as household products, cleaning products, DIY, paints, lacquers and varnishes, acetone, alcohol, paint thinner, ethanol, gasoline, lighter fluid…

Some kinds of matches and lighters: Strikeless matches, Blue flame lighters or cigar lighters, lighters containing unabsorbed flammable liquid, lighter fluid, refill cartridges…
PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES > 160 WH, Their recharging batteries and external batteries: Lithium-metal batteries containing more than 2 g of lithium, and lithium-ion batteries whose energy exceeds 160 Wh, contained in the device or as spares such as power tools, Power Bank type external chargers, drones, car batteries, etc.

– Liquid oxygen: Devices containing cylinders of oxygen in liquid form, for medical use.

  • Spare parts for vehicles.
  • Human blood.
  • Gas and liquid nitrogen in devices, cylinders or cartridges.
  • Electric bike.
  • Explosives, fireworks and firecrackers
  • Electric weapons

Regulated products:

Several products can be transported by plane but with conditions established by Air France, among them we find:

  • A small box of matches or a lighter maximum per person.
  • Electric cigarettes can be carried in the cabin, only on your person, by protecting them in suitable cases. The use and recharging of electronic cigarettes are prohibited during the flight.
  • Oxygen or air in gaseous form, the use of which on board the aircraft is strictly prohibited, may be carried in the cabin, with a maximum gross weight of 5 kg per cylinder.
  • The medical thermometer containing mercury must be placed in its protective case. It can be put in the hold, with a maximum of one thermometer per person.
  • Liquid products must be transported in a closed transparent plastic bag, which does not exceed 100ml.

Products that require prior agreement from Air France:

Several products can be transported by plane, but must have an authorization from the Air France airline, such as:

  • Portable electronic devices such as: watches, camcorders, cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, drones…whose prior agreement is necessary in case of exceeding 15 devices per person.
  • Oxygen or air in gaseous form.
  • Firearms and ammunition.
  • Avalanche rescue device, of which only one device is authorized per person.
  • Self-inflating safety device, a device with a maximum of two built-in cartridges and a maximum of two spare cartridges per person.
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Approved parachute.
  • living human organs

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