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Air France baggage allowance 2012. A short summary

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Today we present a short summary of the baggage policy of Air France.

Let us find out what you can cram into your bags when travelling with this well-known French carrier.

Air France: carry on baggage

As a Voyageur/Economy class passenger you are entitled to 1 hand-baggage item not exceeding the maximum size of 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm (l+w+h). This includes pockets, handles and wheels.

In addition, one is permitted to carry onto the plane 1 personal item such as a handbag, notebook or camera. The total total weight of both items of cabin baggage is: 12 kg or 26.5 lb.

Air France: checked baggage

The checked baggage allowance depends on your route. In most cases you can have 1 item of checked baggage with the maximum weight of 23 kg at no extra charge. It applies to the lion's share of all routes when travelling in the Voyageur/Econo­my class.

A good tip! Find out more about Air France: Routes, fees and the airline's hubs

There are some exceptions though. When you travel to or from certain African airports such as Dar es Salaam, Lagos or Nairobi, you can check in a second item of baggage free of charge. The same goes for passengers going to Quito or Guayaquil as well as those whose first part of the trip departs from Brazil. The last-mentioned group of passengers enjoys even more generous weight allowance: 32 kg.

Passengers travelling on routes between some African countries and USA/Canada can also check in a second piece of baggage free of charge. Examples of such countries are: South Africa, Botswana, and Egypt. For a full overview go to the website of Air France.

Comments

  • Storme watson

    about 6 months ago

    If I have two bags checked baggage, but neither is over 23kg. How will I be charged? There is only options to select for bag/s over 23kg.
    And if my two bags are less than 23kg in total. How will I be charged?
    And for both questions how on earth do I book it online with no options?
    Any help greatly appreciated!

  • Ameish Upadhayaya

    about 13 months ago

    Hi I have a return Ticket from Mumbai - Barcelona - Mumbai.
    My allowed Limit is 23 KG Bag in Check in and 2 Bags of 8 KG in Cabin.
    Now I want to add One more Bag in Check in with the same dimension of my allowed limit in Check in.
    P,ease advise

  • Khalil Haddad

    about 1 year ago

    Can u tell me plz what can i put in my hand bag as things??

  • Fabio

    about 2 years ago

    Hi
    I'm flying to Brazil next month from heathrow the 32 kg luggage still applies ?
    Thanks

  • Joan

    about 2 years ago

    Hello. I purchased a round trip ticket from Philadelphia -Paris, then drive to Verona, so needed to purchase a separate ticket from Verona back to Paris, to catch my return flight to Philadelphia. All are air France. Will I be able to check my bag in Verona, all the way thru to Philadelphia??
    Thanks.

  • maria

    about 2 years ago

    can i put a small bottle of wine in my check in luggage and can i put into the check in luggage a new unused laptop in its sealed unopened original box ?

  • Petra

    about 3 years ago

    @zeinab - this depends on the airline you are flying with - if both routes are operated by Air France I would recommend to check their website for details.

    @Pertunia - if you travel in Economy you can transport 1 baggage item weighing up to 23 kg at no extra charge - you can find more details about all African destinations at http://www.airfrance.co.uk/…irfrance.htm - set your trip and class and you will see the details.

  • Pertunia

    about 3 years ago

    Hi, can i have 2 bags of less than 32kg each from bordeaux to south Africa? If not how are the charges?

  • zeinab

    about 3 years ago

    i am flying from london heathrow airport to paris charles de gaulle international airport and then from paris to tunisia carthage and i am wondering if i can take any baggage with me even though i am stopping. can you help as soon as posible please
    thank you

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  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hi Ang

    Do you mean - take these thing on board? Sugar should not pose a problem. As for wine, I suggest you read about the restrictions on liquids as hand baggage. There is a way around though - you can buy wine in one of the tax-free shops at the airport. Other than that, I'm sure you can order a glass of wine from the stewardess

    Hi Nancy,

    If this is a connecting flight ordered as one air travel (as opposed to two independently purchased flights), there is no need to check you baggage twice. You simply collect it in Marseilles. If you for some reason miss the CDG-MRS flight, you just call the customer service and get your bag once you arrive in MRS. They are going to take care of uncollected bags anyway.
    I have to admit I do not know where exactly the immigration is in CDG.

    good luck!

  • Nancy

    about 4 years ago

    I am traveling to Marseilles from Miami connecting in CDG. I only have 1:15 between flights and I need to clear immigration and walk from terminal 2e to 2f. I am told that my bag will be checked through Marseille. Is that correct? what happens if I missed my connecting flight?
    Also, do you know if I need to walk outside terminal 2 to go through immigration?

    Thanks!

  • ang

    about 4 years ago

    Can i take tea coffee sugar and wine

  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hello Ahmed Hegazi

    Thanks for reading our blog. Well, the baggage policy is quite unambiguous in this respect. If you are travelling on the Egypt - US route in Economy class, you can have 1 item of checked baggage weighing 23 kg at no extra charge. If your daughter is over 2 years old, the same allowance applies to her as well.

    regards

  • Ahmed Hegazi

    about 4 years ago

    Dear sirs ,

    I am at a loss to under stand air france excess baggage policy for the sector Los Anglos & Cairo ....!!! I used this sector withy wife and daughter traveling with nine bags each did not exceed 23 kilos,

    Need to know what is air france policy in this regard prior of fillings complain,

    Kind regards

  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hi sush,

    What's your departure airport?

    regards

  • sush

    about 4 years ago

    hii i m flying with Af on 23jan to india via cdg just wondering am i allowed 2 pieces of suitcase and one carry on / return flight is klm via ams plz reply soon and weight plz

  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hi J. JEFFERY,

    I've had a hack of a lot of problems accessing the website of Air France today - it seems to be down all the time since I don't know their regulations by heart, take it with a pinch of salt but: given that you travel in business and that hand baggage is included in the ticket price when travelling with AF in any case, I'd say both bags fall into the checked baggage-category. If you want to be on the safe side, why not call the customer service? But honestly, I'd be surprised if it weren't so.

    good luck!

  • J. JEFFERY

    about 4 years ago

    i AM DUE TO FLY ON TUESDAY 8/01/2013 TO SANTIAGO----AF-2581.

    IN MY TICKET DETAILS AS WE ARE TRAVELLING BUSINESS IT STATES THAT "BAGGAGE - 2 PIECES PER TRAVELLER"

    DOES THIS MEAN 2 SUITCASE FOR BUSINESS OR

    1 SUITCASE FOR BUSINESS AND 1 HAND LUGGAGE

    AS WE ARE SO CLOSE TO TAKE OFF I WOULD APPRECIATE A PROMPT REPLY AS I MAY HAVE TO UNPACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hi Samy,
    Personally, I've never experienced any difficulties when transporting foodstuffs. The tricky thing is that these security guys are a very moody breed so theoretically it may happen they'll bother you. It's one of those things you can't predict until they actually happen.

    good luck!

  • samy

    about 4 years ago

    The airline is Air france

  • samy

    about 4 years ago

    I have almost 10 kgs chocolates as well 3 packets sliced cheese.could I possibly carry it in my carry on luggage without any hassel at security. I amTravelling from Toronto to Mumbai via Paris.Kindly reply

  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hi Kumar,
    Thanks for asking. The general rule is that on flights between Asia and America in economy, the allowance is : 1 baggage item weighing 23 kg maximum each at no extra charge. The question is whether or not all your flight are operated by Air France or not. In case of code-share flights the rules of the parter airline may apply. This is something you need to find out. It should be stated on your e-ticket.

    good luck and thanks for reading our blog!

  • Kumar

    about 4 years ago

    I will be travelling from Delhi (india) to Fort Lauderdale (Florida)...
    DEL → CDG → JFK → FLL
    Could you please let me know the baggage allowance

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  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Dear Maria,

    It may depend on the cabin class as well as on the route. If you give me some more info, I'll find it out!

    regards

  • Maria

    about 4 years ago

    If I have two baggages both 23kg.. My question is how much I have to pay for the second one?

  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hi Laetitia de Villiers,
    Thank you for your question. The baggage rules of Air France are pretty unambiguous on this issue – included in your ticket is 1 item of baggage weighing up to 23 kg when travelling in Voyageur class. If you exceed this limit, you have to pay an extra charge. As for sport equipment, you are allowed to transport it as long as you inform the airline about it in advance. The same rules applies to snowboards as is the case with regular luggage - 23 kg/item. You are permitted to transport in the hold 1 board and 1 pair of boots.

    good luck!

  • Laetitia de Villiers

    about 4 years ago

    Can anyone tell me what the cost will be for an extra bag from Cape Town to Prague (snowboard bag)?
    Please!

    Thank you

  • Laetitia de Villiers

    about 4 years ago

    We are flying from Cape Town to Prague. Is our snowboard bags included in the checked baggage or are we allow for extra bag at no extra cost?

  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hej Lars,
    När du reser med ekonomiklass i Europa, får du ta med dig två stycken handbagage: en väska 55 cm (l) x 35 cm (b) x 25 cm (h) och ett litet handbagage som till exempel en handväska eller datorväska, högst 12 kg (sammanlagt).

    mvh
    Slawomir

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  • Lars Linden

    about 4 years ago

    Ska resa med Air France till Paris tor - På biljetten står:Pristyp : Ekonomiklass med restriktioner
    Bagage: 1 kolli per resenär
    Kan jag därutöver ta med normalt handbagage typ mindre ryggsäck eller axelväska , högst 12 kg?
    Mvh
    Lars Linden

  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hi Kathy,

    If you travel with economy (or Voyageur as they call it in Air France), then what's included in the ticket price is 1 item of checked baggage up to 23 kg and of course your hand baggage (1 standard item and one personal item weighing up to 12 kg altogether).

    Good luck!

  • Kathy Constantino

    about 4 years ago

    I'll be traveling fom Boston to Paris then on to Naples. How much baggage. Will I be allowed?

  • S.B.

    about 4 years ago

    Hi there,
    Thanks for reading our blog. If you are travelling from Canada to Egypt in the Voyageur class, you're entitled to 1 baggage item up to 23 kg at no extra charge.

    good luck!

  • fairouzelgazar@gmail.com

    about 4 years ago

    I will travel from canada to egypt by air france how many bags allowed and how many kiloes

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