Children with Air France
Here below you can find important information if you plan a plane trip with your children with Air France.
Please note that the rules may vary depending on the airline used. Those shown below, only valid on Air France flights only. The company defines BEBÈ children within the 23 months of life. From the two years completed, however, they are considered CHILDREN.
Babies up to 2 years old, travel in the arms of a parent or their companion. On flights in metropolitan France, babies travel FREE. On international flights, they will take advantage of the special BEBE RATE at a heavily discounted price. From the 2 years completed, the children will have to buy a ticket and occupy their own seat. The special applies CHILDREN RATE which provides a discount up to 15% on short-haul flights, and up to 33% on medium and long-haul flights.
It is also possible to have the baby occupy a seat. In this case, you will have to buy the ticket at the BABY RATE.
An adult passenger can travel with two babies, one in his arms and one with a seat. In the latter case, you must sit on a special seat approved for weight and age. Tickets, in this case, must be purchased by telephone.
You can check in online even if you are traveling with your children with Air France. Air France allows you to book FREE SEATS for all members of the family up to 48 hours before departure. The important thing is that the reservation is unique for all the members of the family unit. Furthermore, children must not exceed 14 years of age.
They can travel unaccompanied by adults, only children aged 4 or older, for flights in metropolitan France; from 5 years on up, on international flights
Children with Air France, younger than those previously indicated, must always be accompanied by an adult.
Kids Solo is the excellent service provided by the French company for children traveling alone. The staff will accompany the children and will take care of their safety, for the duration of the trip.
Children up to 11 years on domestic flights, and 15 years on international flights, must always be registered before traveling. When booking, you must specify that the child travels alone. In this case, it is necessary to fill in a special online form: the "unaccompanied minor" travel file.
All unaccompanied minors will be constantly monitored by Air France personnel. For more information, please consult the official section, from this link.
Children with Air France, over the age of 2, and babies with a seat, can carry a hand baggage of the same weight and size as an adult.
Babies up to 2 years old, traveling in the arms of an adult, CAN TAKE FREE OF CHARGE a baggage in the cabin, of the maximum weight of 12 kg with dimensions no more than 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm. Alternatively, they can carry a baggage with a maximum weight of 10 kg in the hold
In case you have purchased the ticket with TARIFF LIGHT, the hold baggage for the baby will be paid.
Children aged 2 and 15 years of age can carry FREE of one of the following items, as well as hand baggage:
- lightweight folding stroller, with maximum dimensions of 15x30x100 cm,
- homologated car seat.
Some strollers can be accepted in the cabin, limited to the available seat. All strollers must, however, be folded up, and wrapped in a lining that covers them completely.
Other folding strollers, with maximum dimensions of 55x35x25 cm, can be transported in place of hand baggage.
OBJECTS BAGGAGE HAND LIST
Inside the carry-on baggage, do not forget to bring the following items for your little ones:
* Documents (card or passport, boarding pass, health card, visas, insurance policy).
* First Aid Kit (Thermometer, patches, essential drugs).
* Hygiene (diapers, wet wipes, handkerchiefs, cocoa butter, towel, cream).
* Foods, possibly at the ideal temperature, stored in a thermos. Do not forget the snack for your little ones.
* Toys, tablets, videogames, spare clothes.
The best way to counteract the effects of pressure changes is to use pacifiers or baby bottles during the flight.
TRANSPORTABLE AND SECURITY ITEMS
Baby food is allowed in the carry-on baggage, which is checked for baggage. There are no quantity limitations. 100 ml of boiled water can be brought on board, to be mixed with powdered milk. On board the plane, staff can heat bottles and food.
Do not forget to take a look at our special section on Documents for Minors. The best way to travel with children with Air France, in total tranquility.