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 Air France 2020 Baggage Allowance

If you’re travelling on a flight with Air France soon, you can find out everything you need to know about Air France baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.

Air France Baggage Allowance

Air France 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 must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm. The total combined weight of your cabin baggage and accessory must not exceed 12kg if you are travelling economy or 18kg if you are travelling business class.

Additional items you may take on board the cabin:

  • Jacket, coat or other clothes you are wearing
  • Umbrella
  • Duty-free items purchased on your flight or at the airport
  • Accessories for children such as a collapsible stroller*, car seat, diaper bag (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, not 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.

What if I want to transport my pet in the cabin? 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 TypeNumber of BagsSize RestrictionsWeight Allowance
Economy LightN/AN/AN/A
Economy1158cm in total23kg
Premium Economy2158cm in total23kg each
Business2158cm in total32kg each
La Première3158cm in total32kg each

Items must not exceed 158cm in total dimensions.

Light and Basic fares do not include checked bag options. These must be paid for, with prices starting at €25 online and €40 at the airport. Prices are 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 must 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.



My Baggage – Airline Baggage Alternative

It’s no doubt that carrying baggage with you on your Air France flight is an easy, cost-effective option, so long as you are travelling with a small amount of luggage. However, if you happen to exceed the weight allowance or size restrictions, or if you need to add an extra bag to your flight, you could face considerable extra excess baggage charges.

My Baggage provides a great, low-cost alternative to carrying bags on your flight. We offer fast and convenient international luggage shipping services, which allow you to travel hands-free. It means you’ll save yourself some time at the airport – you won’t have any bags to check-in, you won’t have to wait around at the luggage carousels at your destination and ultimately, it’ll be one less thing to worry about whilst you travel.

My Baggage allows you to ship a massive 30kg/66lbs suitcase at fantastic low rates. You can get a free instant quote online to see exactly how cost-effective our service can be. You’ll also have the option to pay extra for even heavier bags if you need to, and you can add as many items as you like to your booking. Shipping your luggage ahead allows you to bring more with you than if you were simply relying on a few pieces of checked baggage.

Simply book online and My Baggage will collect your luggage and deliver it quickly and safely to where it needs to go. As well as providing a reliable door to door service, My Baggage offers luggage tracking, SMS and email notifications the entire way through. We ship to over 200 countries worldwide, across over 1000 routes. What are you waiting for?


Learn more:

Luggage Shipping to France

Airline Baggage Information

Easyjet Baggage Allowance

Ryanair Baggage Allowance

Aer Lingus Baggage Allowance


Up to date information gathered from the following sources on 06/07/20:
https://www.airfrance.co.uk/GB/en/common/guidevoyageur/pratique/bagages-cabine-airfrance.htm
https://www.airfrance.co.uk/GB/en/common/guidevoyageur/pratique/bagage_equipement_sport_airfrance.htm