Baggage

How many checked baggage items can you bring? What is the size and weight limit for each baggage item?
Find out all you need to know to prepare your checked baggage.
If you already booked your trip, please go to the Your Bookings section. You will find personalized information about your baggage allowance based on your trip. This information is also indicated on your ticket.
The Air France rules indicated on this page and in the calculator apply in most cases, as long as you are traveling on a flight with an Air France flight number (ex. AF123).
  • You are traveling on a direct flight (take-off, landing) with an Air France flight number. In this case, the Air France rules apply to your flight. Please check the rules that apply to your return flight.
  • You are traveling to or from the United States or Canada and the 1st transatlantic flight has an Air France flight number. In this case, the Air France rules apply to all flights on your trip (departure and return).
  • You have at least one connection and the 1st flight between continents (or between countries within the same continent) has an Air France flight number. The Air France rules apply to all flights until your final destination.

Please check the rules that apply to your return flight. In all other cases, please check the website of the airline providing your flight.

Number of checked baggage items

NUMBER OF CHECKED BAGS INCLUDED FREE OF CHARGE IN YOUR TICKET PRICE

The number of checked baggage items you can transport free of charge depends on your travel cabin, your fare and, if applicable, your Flying Blue status.
Checked baggage allowance by travel cabin

International flights

  • Economy cabin

Flights departing from Japan to Europe (including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia):
- At the Light fare, checked baggage is offered at an additional cost.
- Standard fare, 1 checked baggage item weighing up to 23 kg.
- Flex fare, 2 checked baggage items weighing up to 23 kg each.

Flights departing from Japan to destinations outside Europe:
- Light fare, 1 checked baggage item weighing up to 23 kg.
- All other fares, 2 checked baggage items weighing up to 23 kg each.

  • In the Premium Economy cabin, 2 checked baggage items weighing up to 23 kg.
  • In the Business cabin, 2 checked baggage items weighing up to 32 kg each.
  • In the La Première cabin, 3 checked baggage items weighing up to 32 kg each.

   
Domestic flights in France and Europe

  • In the Economy cabin (Light fare), checked baggage is offered at an additional cost.
  • In the Economy cabin (excluding Light fare), 1 checked baggage item weighing up to 23 kg.
  • In the Premium Economy cabin, 2 checked baggage items weighing up to 23 kg.
  • In the Business cabin, 2 checked baggage items weighing up to 32 kg each.
  • In the La Première cabin, 3 checked baggage items weighing up to 32 kg each.

FLYING BLUE OR SKYTEAM ELITE AND ELITE PLUS MEMBERS

If you are a Flying Blue Silver, Gold or Platinum, or SkyTeam Elite or Elite Plus member, you are entitled to 1 additional checked baggage item at no extra charge. The permitted weight depends on your travel cabin.
Please note that infants not occupying a seat may check:
- one piece of baggage weighing up to 10 kg / 22 lb. (except for the Light fare, which does not include checked baggage),
- a stroller or backpack-type infant carrier,
- a car seat

Checked baggage size limit

Size limit for checked baggage items included
in your fare

Your checked baggage item must not exceed the following dimensions: 158 cm / 62 in (a + b + c), including pockets, wheels and handles.

Oversize Baggage Option

If the dimensions of your checked baggage item exceed 158 cm / 62 in, without exceeding 300 cm / 118 in, you must pay an extra fee at the airport. The amount of the fee varies depending on your trip. Please use our calculator below.

YOUR OVERSIZE BAGGAGE

You can purchase an Oversize Baggage Option at the airport when you drop off your baggage.
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At the airport, you must drop off baggage items with dimensions between 158 cm / 62 in and 300 cm / 118 in at the “Oversize Baggage” counter.

For baggage items with dimensions exceeding 300 cm / 118 in, please see the Air France Cargo site.

Checked baggage weight limit

Weight limit for checked baggage items included in your fare

Checked baggage items must not exceed 23 kg / 50 lb in the Economy and Premium Economy cabins or 32 kg / 70 lb in the Business and La Première cabins. This information is indicated on your ticket.
Tickets issued from 27 September 2017 in Economy or Premium Economy cabins: For roundtrip flights in which the first flight departs from Brazil, you can transport 2 checked baggage items of up to 23 kg / 50 lb each (158 cm / 62 in) at no extra charge*.

* For tickets issued until 26 September 2017, you can transport 2 checked baggage items of up to 32 kg / 70 lb each at no extra charge.

Overweight Baggage Option

If your baggage item exceeds the weight limit for your fare, without exceeding 32 kg / 70 lb, you must pay an extra fee at the airport. The amount of this fee varies depending on your trip. Please use our calculator below.

YOUR OVERWEIGHT BAGGAGE

You can purchase an Overweight Baggage Option at the airport when you drop off your baggage.
For baggage items weighing more than 32 kg / 75 lb, please see the Air France Cargo website.
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You can buy several Baggage Options to suit your needs. Simply add up the fees for each option.
Additional Baggage Option: pay online or at the airport
Oversize Baggage Option: pay at the airport
Overweight Baggage Option: pay at the airport

Prohibited baggage types
and protective coverings

Protective coverings made from rudimentary materials (notably with household plastic wrap) will be refused at check-in.
Flexible plastic bags are strictly prohibited on flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and the Strasbourg and Brussels-Midi train stations. These materials can damage airport equipment and delay baggage delivery.

All visibly damaged, improperly covered or unapproved baggage items will be refused at check-in.