Since unveiling its new cabins, Air France has been gradually rolling them out across the core of its long-haul fleet to bring customers the latest in travel comfort. The new Economy cabin has been redesigned to offer even greater comfort and to ensure your well-being during your trip.
Within a comfortable and elegant cabin, the new seat is upholstered in navy blue with red embroidery and offers ample legroom. You can even incline the headrest as desired and take advantage of specially-designed pillows for getting some shuteye on night flights. Plug sockets are available in row as and a USB port under your screen means you can stay connected at all times.
Entertainment: It's so simple to enjoy Air France’s entertainment: just tap your screen to access your on-demand programming. It’s available in 12 languages, is updated every month and includes movies, documentaries, TV series and cartoons.
Food and Beverage: Champagne for all! Start your trip in style with a glass of this emblematic French beverage; treat yourself to a glass of wine selected by renowned sommelier Paolo Basso, or enjoy a cocktail served with a savoury treat. Choose between two delicious main courses and round-off your meal with a decadent dessert. You can top it all off with a coffee, tea or a digestive liqueur at the end of your meal.
Economy short/medium haul
Air France has also unveiled its new medium-haul cabin, featuring all-new leather seats. The seat is ideal for work, rest or dining. It also reclines within a fixed area and will gradually be made available on all of the airline’s Airbus 319 and 320 aircrafts.
Food and Beverage: An enhanced selection of beverages (cold or hot, with or without alcohol) is served at no extra cost. On short flights, we serve a snack adapted to the time of day: croissant, sweet or savoury biscuits, sandwich, or a small dessert. On longer flights, we offer a meal: breakfast in the morning or a cold meal served with a hot item for the rest of the day.
Discover the new Air France premium cabins: an exclusive, convenient and peaceful haven in the air. The new Premium Economy, Business and La Première (First), are currently available on selected flights to destinations such as Singapore, Jakarta, Tokyo, New York, São Paulo and Dubai.
With more space and increased peace and quiet, travelling in Premium Economy means travelling in a personal haven of comfort. The redesigned seats offer 40 percent more space than the Economy cabin and recline within a fixed area to ensure the comfort of all passengers, preserving your personal space throughout your flight. A new 12-inch, high-definition screen ensures you can take full advantage of our entertainment selection. Seats are also equipped with multiple storage areas, a large tray table and everything you need to recharge your electronic devices.
The new Business cabin acts as an office, restaurant, entertainment lounge and bedroom. You decide how to use the cabin to meet your needs. The new seat offers a fully flat bed, direct access to the aisle for every passenger, a multi-purpose area (desk, restaurant table and bed) and maximum privacy thanks to the seat’s natural curve.
Entertainment: Turn on your 16-inch, high-definition touchscreen and transform your space into an entertainment lounge: movie classics and blockbusters, foreign films in the original language, concerts, documentaries, TV series, music, games and much more are at your fingertips.
In your La Première suite, you are free to move around or enjoy your privacy as you please. Your wide seat transforms into a bed measuring over two metres in length and 77 cm in width. It includes a futon mattress, a large pillow and a fluffy duvet by Sofitel My Bed. Enjoy all the benefits of a full night's sleep in a comfortable environment, worthy of a grand hotel.
Entertainment: From the moment you board to your arrival, you are in control of a complete entertainment system, equipped with the latest technologies. Enjoy our selection of on-demand programming featuring games, TV series, documentaries, music and more. Feature films are also available in high definition, as your 24-inch screen becomes a movie theatre.
For more details on why we recommend flying premium with Air France, see our First and Business Premium Airline Guide.
Carry-on baggage limits may depend on the routing, class of travel and frequent flyer status of a guest, but general rules provide for one carry-on bag in Economy and Premium Economy cabins and two bags for Business and First Class passengers. Weight limits apply as per the chart below and dimensions must not exceed 55 x 35 x 25cm (21 x 13 x 9 in), including pockets, wheels and handles. Please note: a suit bag is considered as one standard baggage item.
In addition to your hand baggage, you may also take one accessory on board. This includes your choice of the following: handbag; notebook computer; camera. You may also transport one bag of duty-free shopping items.
The above information applies to all flights operated by Air France. On flights provided by one of the airline's partners, different rules may apply depending on the carrier.
Checked luggage may vary according to destination, class of travel and frequent flyer status, but the following information applies to the majority of destinations. To find out the exact baggage allowance for your flight, please contact your Flight Centre representative.
Economy: One bag up to 23kg can be checked free of charge (unless travelling on a Mini Price fare within France or Europe). Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members, as well as Elite and Elite Plus members, can check an additional bag up to 23kg.
Premium Economy: Two bags up to 23kg per bag are allowed for check-in. Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members, as well as Elite and Elite Plus members, can check an additional bag up to 23kg.
Business Class: Two bags up to 32kg per bag are allowed for check-in. Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members, as well as Elite and Elite Plus members, can check an additional bag up to 23kg.
La Première: Three bags up to 32kg per bag are allowed for check-in. Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members, as well as Elite and Elite Plus members, can check an additional bag up to 23kg.
Dimensions: each baggage item must not exceed 158 cm / 62 in (height + length + width). If you are travelling on a Mini Price fare, a fee applies for all checked baggage. If you would like to check a baggage item, please contact your Flight Centre representative or you can do so on the Air France website.
For information on baggage allowances for infants and on transporting oversized baggage, sporting equipment or musical instruments, please contact your Flight Centre representative.
Online check-in begins 30 hours prior to your scheduled departure time. Once complete, passengers simply print off the boarding pass or have it emailed or sent by SMS. Once you arrive at the airport simply drop off your bags and make your way through security.
Most airports offer a self-serve kiosk option however counter check-in is always available. Kiosk check is available on your day of departure and similar to online check-in where you simply select your seat, print your boarding passes and drop your bags off at the counter.
Premium Economy and Business class passengers have use of a dedicated check-in area at all airports. These express counters are also available to Flying Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum members travelling in any class.
La Première passengers have a dedicated check-in lounge area separate from the main terminal at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. This exclusive facility offers personal staff, lounge access and a private car to drive you to the aircraft.
International Check-in Guide
- Know what time you need to leave the house to get to the airport
- Pack your things, check out our baggage guide
- Have your flight itinerary ready
- Ensure you have your valid passport ready
Be at the airport at least 120 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
At the airport
- Proceed to check-in counter with passport and itinerary ready
- Go through security
- Continue through customs
- Check the gate number and flight status
- Sit down and get comfy!
Air France and Skyteam lounges are available at more than 500 locations worldwide. Passengers holding a Business Class or La Première ticket will have access free of charge. Depending on the destination, passengers travelling in other classes may have the opportunity to purchase a one-time lounge entrance.
La Première passengers have a dedicated lounge available at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.
The Air France frequent flyer program is called Flying Blue. Members can earn miles for all Air France flights (based on fare purchased) and with select airline partners including KLM and SkyTeam member airlines. Miles can be earned or redeemed on select airline, hotel, car rental and shopping partners.
Flying Blue has four tiers of memberships. Ivory, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level has a host of benefits including bonus miles, upgrades, access to redemption seats, priority check-in, extra baggage and discounts on Economy extra leg room seats.
Air France is part of the SkyTeam Alliance, which includes 20 airlines worldwide. You can take advantage of this to spend or accrue miles with any of their partner airlines.
Air France Fleet
The Air France fleet varies depending on your destination. Primarily the short-haul fleet is made up of Airbus A319/20/21 variations with the long-haul fleet consisting of A330/40/80 and Boeing 747/777.