Air France Baggage Policy



Passengers can bring one carry-on bag and one personal item onto an Air France flight for free. Passengers can also check in their bags, though the amount allowed and the fees vary by price type and route. Use this guide to learn more about how much you can bring and how much it will cost.

Carry-on Baggage Allowance

Air France’s policy on carry-on bags says that there may be weight limits based on which class you are in.

  • In the economy class, you can bring one purse and one personal item.
  • If you are in a Premium Economy, Business, or La Première cabin, you can bring two handbags and one other item.
  • Air France would count your pet as a carry-on bag if it was traveling in the cabin.

The weight limit for carry-on bags changes by service class and can’t be more than 18 kg.

  • If you are flying in economy class on Air France, your checked bags and personal things can’t weigh more than 12 kilograms (26.4 lb).
  • If you are going in a Premium Economy, Business, or La Première cabin, the total weight of your hand luggage and accessories cannot be more than 18 kg (40 lb).
Class Luggage Weight
Economy class Not more than 12 kilograms
Premium Economy Not more than 18 kilograms
Business Class Not more than 18 kilograms
La Première cabin Not more than 18 kilograms

Carry-on Baggage Size

Because airlines only give you a small amount of room to store your luggage, you have to follow the size rules.

  • Your carry-on bags, including pockets, wheels, and handles, can’t be bigger than 55 x 35 x 25 cm (21.6 x 13.7 x 9.8 in).
  • Bags will need to be checked before boarding. If your carry-on doesn’t fit these rules, it will have to go in the hold.

Check-in Baggage Allowance

The number of bags that can be checked with Air France depends on the fare class and the location. Economy class passengers can usually bring one piece of checked luggage that weighs up to 23 kg (50 lbs) and up to two pieces of checked luggage that each weighs up to 23 kg (50 lbs) on flights to places outside of Europe.

Here is how much foreign baggage Air France lets you bring in each cabin class:

Regular Economy: With an economy ticket, a passenger can check one bag for free that weighs up to 23 kg.

Premium Economy: Premium economy passengers are allowed to check two bags for free, and each one can weigh up to 23 kg.

Business: Business class passengers can check up to two bags, each of which can weigh up to 32 kg.

La Première: One of the perks of La Première, Air France’s first-class cabin, is that you can only check three bags. Each one can hold up to 32 kg of weight.

Class Items Luggage Weight
Economy class 1 bag Not more than 23 kilograms
Premium Economy 2 bags Not more than 23 kilograms
Business Class 2 bags Not more than 32 kilograms
La Première cabin 3 bags Not more than 32 kilograms

Check-in Baggage Size

The checked baggage should have a total size of 62 linear inches and should have pockets, wheels, and handles.

Excess Baggage Allowance

Typically, if a passenger brings more checked baggage than allowed, they will have to pay extra for each extra bag or for every kilogram (2.2 lbs) over the allowed weight.

The amount you have to pay for bringing extra luggage on Air France flights can change depending on where you’re going and the specific route you’re taking.

  • Please remember that each passenger can only check a maximum of 10 bags in total. This limit does not include any extra bags.
  • If you need to bring more than 3 bags for each person, please contact customer service. The weight rule for baggage applies to Air France.
  •  The Light fare for flights between Europe and North America does not include the first checked bag. The Light fare includes an airport charge.

Oversized Baggage

If your luggage is bigger than 158 cm (62.2 in.) but smaller than 300 cm (118 in.), you will need to pay an additional fee at the airport.

  • Luggage that measures between 158 cm (62.2 in) and 300 cm (118 in) needs to be taken to the “Oversized Baggage” desk for check-in.
  • If your luggage is larger than 300 cm/118 in, please contact Air France Cargo.

Missing or Damaged Baggage Policy

Depending on the airport you arrive at, the airline offers two methods for reporting lost baggage:

1- Report Missing Baggage

Passengers have the option to request Air France’s missing baggage online or over the phone.

2- Track Your Request

You can easily check the status of your lost baggage claim in real time using our online baggage tracker. To complete this task, you will need the claim number that was given to you when you submitted your online form or provided to you by one of the airline representatives at the airport.

3- Keep All Necessary Documents

If your luggage is lost and you need to buy clothes or hygiene products, you have 21 days to file a compensation request starting from the day you receive your luggage. Please fill out the online refund form.

Make sure to keep all your receipts, as you may need to submit them later.

Sports and Other Special Items

According to Air France’s baggage policy, passengers can bring sports equipment, musical instruments, and other special items, no matter what fare type or class of service they choose.

Sports Baggage

In the Business or La Première cabins, the maximum weight for your equipment is 23 kilograms (50 lb) or 32 kg (70 lb). Additionally, the total size of your equipment should not exceed 300 cm (118 in). Sometimes, you may need to get permission from our customer service team beforehand. You may have to pay a fee for checking baggage on Air France.

Special Baggage

You can transport oversized objects, musical instruments, and other special luggage items as long as you follow the transportation regulations.

We have looked at what kinds of baggage Air France passengers can bring on the plane, as well as the baggage allowance and fees for popular routes.  If you decide to bring more luggage, you will have to pay extra at the airport based on Air France’s baggage policy.


In summary, Air France’s baggage policy allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item for free. The size and weight limits vary by ticket class. Checked baggage allowances also vary based on class and destination. Excess baggage may incur additional fees, and there is a maximum limit of 10 checked bags per passenger. Additionally, oversized baggage may require an extra fee, and there are procedures for reporting lost or damaged luggage. Special items like sports equipment and musical instruments are also allowed, subject to specific regulations.

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