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Air France Flying With Kids Information

All the Air France flying with kids information in one place. Including:

  • Flying when pregnant
  • Flying with a newborn baby, and baby or toddler under two
  • Kids’ baggage allowance
  • Car seat policy
  • Other child restraint policies
  • Pushchair/stroller policy
  • Bassinet policy
  • Sleep devices and child ride-ons/leg rests permitted
  • Baby and child meals
  • In-flight entertainment for children
  • Current mask rules for children
Flying With Kids Information Air France

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AIR FRANCE FLYING WHEN PREGNANT

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S NOTE? You do not need medical clearance to fly with Air France. However, we recommend you seek your doctor’s opinion before traveling.

Air France Tip: Avoid travel starting from week 37 of your pregnancy and during the 7 days following childbirth.

AIR FRANCE NEWBORN POLICY

Travel is not recommended for infants in the 7 days following birth.

FLYING WITH BABY POLICY (INFANTS UNDER 2 YEARS OLD)

In the La Première, Business and Premium Economy cabins on intercontinental flights, we offer baby kits. Each kit contains a bib, a cuddly blanket, baby-wipes, and a small spoon.

Lap infants and infants with their own seat.

IF YOUR CHILD IS UNDER 2 YEARS OLD

He or she can travel on your lap on any flight at a discount* of 90%. Alternatively, your infant can travel on the seat next to you. In this case, you will need to buy a child fare ticket (2-11 years old) and bring an approved car seat or harness for your child to use. This is the AmSafe CARES Restraint

Important: If you would like to travel in the La Première cabin with your infant, please contact Air France by telephone, as specific fares and conditions apply. 

Travelling with more than one infant

Every child* must be accompanied by an independent adult who is at least 18 years of age. The accompanying adult may be under the age of 18 if he or she is the child’s father, mother or legal guardian.

A passenger may travel with 2 infants (under 2 years old) however the booking must be made by telephone. Additionally, 1 of the 2 infants must travel in an individual seat at a child fare and must be installed in an approved car seat or harness.

FLYING WITH CHILDREN AGED TWO AND OVER

IF YOUR CHILD IS 2 YEARS OR OLDER

When traveling with your child, you can enjoy a discount, if the fare allows, on your child’s ticket: up to 20% on short-haul flights and up to 33% on medium-haul and long-haul flights.

Infants who become children while travelling

If your child turns 2 years old during your trip, the child discount applies to all the flights in your itinerary. The infant discount does not apply in this case.

KIDS’ BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE ON AIR FRANCE

INFANTS BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

If you have reserved a seat for your child, he or she can transport the number of baggage items included in the ticket fare. If your child is traveling on your lap, the following applies:

  • a hand baggage item up to 12 kg / 26.4 lb and whose dimensions do not exceed 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm / 21 in x 13 in x 9 in,
  • an additional baggage item weighing up to 10 kg (except Light fare tickets, which require an additional fee to transport baggage in the hold).

CHILDREN AGED 2 and ABOVE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Your child has the same baggage allowance as an adult. The total number and weight of baggage items permitted depends on his or her travel cabin and ticket type.

Car seats airplane, child restraint devices CARES harness back
CARES harness (front) Photo courtesy of Tim Kelley AmSafe CARES harness

AIR FRANCE CAR SEAT POLICY & Other Child Restraint Device Policies

In order for your infant (under 2 years old) to travel in an individual seat, you must install him or her in an approved car seat or with a AmSafe CARES Restraint (Child Aviation Restraint System) harness. To install these safety devices, please follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Any equipment that does not comply will be refused.

The car seat must be secured with the seat belt and its width must not exceed 44 cm*. During take-off and landing, the car seat may be positioned facing the rear of the aircraft. At cruising altitude, it must be positioned facing forward, so as not to prevent the seat in front from reclining.

The CARES-approved (Child Aviation Restraint System) harness must be compatible with the weight and size of your infant, i.e. from 10 to 20 kg, and 100 cm maximum.

The use of a car seat or harness is not possible in the following cases:

  • in the La Première cabin, on all types of aircraft
  • in the Business cabin on Boeing 787 aircraft, on certain Boeing 777 aircraft, and in the center section of Airbus A350 aircraft.

If the safety device cannot be installed, your infant must travel on your lap.

As travel rules vary by aircraft, please contact Air France by telephone to book a seat for your infant.

AIR FRANCE PUSHCHAIR/ STROLLER POLICY

You can transport a foldable stroller and car seat in the hold at no extra charge. Some strollers may be accepted in the cabin, subject to space availability. Depending on the type of stroller, the following size limits apply.

  • Small foldable stroller:* dimensions cannot exceed 15 cm x 30 cm x 100 cm / 5.9 in x 11.8 in x 39.4 in
  • Other foldable stroller: this replaces your child’s hand baggage allowance and once folded, its dimensions cannot exceed 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm / 21.7 in x 13.8 in x 9.8 in.

Please note: strollers must be packed in a carrying case that covers the stroller fully. In addition, for security reasons, some airports may have to deny access to strollers inside the boarding areas.

If you are bringing a stroller on board, please remember to affix a label displaying your contact information (name, address, phone number and e-mail).

AIR FRANCE BASSINET POLICY

Does Air France supply a bassinet/carrycot?

You can request a bassinet on long-haul flights in the Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins, subject to availability.

How do I reserve a bassinet/carrycot on Air France?

To check availability and submit your request for a bassinet, please contact us by phone as soon as possible after booking your flight, and at least 48 hours before your departure.

When can I choose my seat on Air France?

If you are traveling as a family with a child (14 years old or younger), Air France will reserve your seats, free of charge, 2 days before your flight (all of your family members must be included in the same booking file). However, if you would like specific seats, you can choose the seats you prefer in advance. In this case, you will pay online, either when booking or later in the My bookings section of the website.

What happens if I don’t reserve a bassinet/carrycot seat?

You might not be able to get one as bassinet provision is subject to availability.

What is the size/weight limit for Air France‘s bassinets/carrycots?

Bassinets are designed for infants weighing less than 10 kg / 22 lbs and measuring less than 70 cm / 27 in.

SLEEP DEVICES AND CHILD RIDE ON/LEG RESTS PERMITTED

For safety reasons, any equipment designed for children to sleep horizontally (convertible bag that serves as a bed, inflatable mattress placed in front of the seat, etc.) are NOT permitted onboard Air France aircraft.

BABY AND CHILD MEALS ON AIR FRANCE

Does Air France provide baby food?

Baby meals made up of sweet and savory organic pots and baby biscuits can be ordered up to 48 hours before departure.

Does Air France provide child meals?

Child meals for children aged 2 to 8 are available on flights over 2 hours 30 minutes (Except flights to/from Tunis and Yerevan).

AIR FRANCE IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN

On long-haul flights, your child receives games and coloring books suited to his or her age. Your child can also enjoy our selection of kids’ entertainment: cartoons, new movies for all ages, video games and kids’ radio stations.

Air France Kids App – Looking for a way to keep your child entertained during your flight? Our Kids app is now available for download. This innovative app is sure to bring out your child’s creative side! Using a phone or tablet, your child can color a picture and bring the image to life in 3D.

AIR FRANCE FACEMASK POLICIES FOR CHILDREN

Wearing a surgical mask is mandatory from the age of 11 years old, both at the airport and on board our aircraft. Wearing a mask is nonetheless strongly recommended for all children, regardless of your child’s age. Make sure to provide him/her with several surgical masks for the duration of his/her trip. Please make sure to consult the health procedures and travel requirements in place at the airport. 

INDIVIDUAL AIRLINE INFORMATION FOR FLYING WITH KIDS

Find out all the information about flying with kids on your airline. From car seats to strollers to lap infants to bassinets, luggage allowance, facilities on board and much much more.

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