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Air France Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

Check Air France baggage size restrictions and fees before you travel.


Air France allows ‘Economy’ and medium-haul ‘Premium Economy’ passengers to carry one item of hand luggage up to 26lb in weight, plus a personal item such as a handbag or laptop. Long-haul ‘Premium Economy’, ‘Business’ and ‘La Première’ passengers are permitted to carry two items of hand luggage, with a combined total weight of 39lb, plus a personal item.

Items must not exceed 21 x 13 x 9in.


Passengers on an ‘Economy’ fare are permitted to check in one bag at 50lb free of charge, which increases to two items at 50lb each for ‘Premium Economy’ fares.

‘Business’ travellers are allowed two bags at 70lb each and ‘La Première’ travellers are permitted three bags at 70lb each. Dimensions of each item must not exceed 62in (length+width+depth). ‘Flyingblue’ customers are permitted an additional item of hold luggage, at either 50lb or 70lb depending on fare type purchased.

Exceptions apply to certain destinations:

A second bag (up to 50lb) can be checked in free of charge on the following routes:

  • To/from the following countries: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, New Caledonia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo
  • Between North Africa (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) and China
  • Between Cairo and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, if your 1st flight is departing from Egypt and you purchased your ticket in Egypt
  • Between Canada, United States, Mexico and the following countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

Two items weighing up to 70lb each can be checked in free of charge on roundtrips of which the 1st flight departs from Brazil.

If travelling on a ‘mini price’ fare, hold baggage must be paid for.

Additional baggage allowances can be purchased at $80 per item, online, on an economy fare.


If bags exceed 62in or the weight allowance provided in the fare being travelled on, an extra fee will be charged at the airport. This varies according to the route travelled.  

No item must exceed 70lb.


Children with their own seat are allocated the same baggage allowance as adults. Infants travelling on an adult’s lap are allowed a hand baggage item weighing less than 26.4lb with dimensions that do not exceed 21 x 13 x 9in, plus an additional item up to 22lb (unless travelling on a ‘mini price’ ticket). A collapsible pushchair and car seat can also be transported in the hold.


Smaller sports equipment under 50lb can be transported in the hold, and are considered as standard luggage. Other items require prior permission from customer service. Bicycles are not considered as standard luggage and incur an additional charge, which varies between $40 and $125, depending on the route travelled.

Musical instruments can be transported as hand baggage if an additional seat is purchased. The weight per seat must not exceed 101.4lb Prior approval from customer service is required. Or, instruments can be checked into the hold after paying an extra fee.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 12/01/2015:


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