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 Reservations” section of the website. You will find personalized information about your baggage allowance based on your trip. This information is also indicated on your trip summary.
If you have not yet booked your trip, please use our baggage calculator. Simply enter your intended destination and travel cabin!

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 baggage items included at no extra charge in the price of your ticket

The number of checked baggage items you can transport at no extra charge depends on your travel cabin, fare and Flying Blue status, if you are a member.
Our baggage calculator shows you the exact number of baggage items permitted for your trip.

Additional baggage

Do you want to transport more baggage items than permitted for your trip?

Check the price of additional baggage allowance and purchase a Baggage Option.

By purchasing your Baggage Option online, you receive a discount of at least 20% off the airport price!
You can purchase one or more additional Baggage Options:
- When buying your ticket online
- At any time after buying your ticket and up to 30 hours before your flight's departure, in the Your Reservations section
- During the online check-in process, for flights departing from certain airports and flights provided on Air France aircraft Additional baggage items must not exceed 23 kg / 50.7 lb in weight and 158 cm / 62.2 in (a + b + c) in size.
Please note: the number of additional baggage items may be limited depending on the size of the aircraft.

Flying Blue advantages
- Use your Miles to purchase a Baggage Option.

- New for Flying Blue Ivory members: receive discounts when you purchase an Additional Baggage Option!
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Checked baggage size

Size limit for checked baggage items included in your fare

Your checked baggage item must not exceed the following dimensions: 158 cm / 62.2 in (a + b + c), (including pockets, wheels and handles).

Oversize Baggage Option

If the dimensions of your checked baggage item exceed 158 cm / 62.2 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 to determine the fee for your trip.

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 / 62.2 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.

Checked baggage weight limit

Weight limit for checked baggage items included in your fare

Checked baggage items must not exceed 23 kg / 50.7 lb in the Economy and Premium Economy cabins or 32 kg / 70.5 lb in the Business and La Première cabins. This information is indicated on your trip summary.

Overweight Baggage Option

If your baggage item exceeds the weight limit for your fare, without exceeding 32 kg / 70.5 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 to determine the fee for your trip.

Your overweight baggage item

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.