Families and children

Families and children

Are you traveling as a family? With our Kids service, our top priority is to maximize comfort and well-being for you and your family: personalized services at the airport, special meals for infants and children, onboard entertainment and more. Our cabin crew makes sure your flight is a truly pleasant experience. In the context of the health situation, Air France has put in place new measures to safely accommodate your children when traveling with us.

Total comfort for you and your child

ARE YOU TRAVELING IN THE BUSINESS CABIN AND WANT TO ENJOY OUR COMFORTABLE LOUNGES AT PARIS-CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT?

A Kids area is available in the lounges of Terminal E, Boarding Gates M and L, so that your children also have a chance to relax. During the French school holidays, we provide an additional Kids area in the lounge of Terminal E, Boarding Gate K. Here, your children will find PlayStation Vita consoles, board games and magazines for young people: Pomme d'Api, Okapi, J'aime Lire, AdventureBox and StoryBox.

Children and youth under 16 years of age traveling from the United Kingdom are exempt from paying the British Airport Tax (Air Passenger Duty). This exemption is automatic.

Travel tips

- Travel is not recommended for infants in the 7 days following birth. - Avoid travel if your infant is ill. - Bring enough bottles and food for the trip. - Please remember to bring the items you need for changing your infant (diapers, wipes, etc.). - Make sure your infant drinks amply during the trip. - Prior to departure, please remember to make sure you have all your child's documents required by the police, customs agents and immigration officers at your destination country. - 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). - If your child is receiving medical treatment or suffers from travel sickness, please remember to bring his or her medical record and medications. - Choose comfortable and warm clothing (sweaters and socks). - During take-off and landing, give your child a piece of candy or chewing gum, or a pacifier, bottle, lollipop or cookie for infants, to reduce possible earaches.

Accompanying passenger

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. Please note: if you are traveling with your child but they do not have the same surname as you, bring the family booklet or birth certificate to prove your affiliation. The child and the accompanying passenger must travel in the same cabin. If this is not the case, the child is considered an unaccompanied minor (UM). 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.

* Up to 12 years of age for flights within metropolitan France and flights to/from French overseas departments and territories, and up to 15 years of age for international flights.

Reduced fares

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.

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. If your child celebrates their second birthday during your trip, they will automatically be registered for the child rate for all the flights in your booking. The infant discount no longer applies. If you would like your child to travel in the seat next to you on your outgoing flight, contact us to learn more about the devices you can bring on board (car seat or certified harness). Important: If you would like to travel in the La Première cabin with your infant, please contact us by telephone, as specific fares and conditions apply.

* For flights between Paris and Corsica, infants (aged 0-2 years) may travel on your lap free of charge.

Your child's baggage

IF YOUR CHILD IS 2 YEARS OR OLDER

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.

IF YOUR CHILD IS UNDER 2 YEARS OLD

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: ON BOARD

  • 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.

IN THE HOLD

  • a baggage item weighing up to 10 kg,
  • a foldable stroller or backpack-style baby carrier,
  • a car seat.

*Light fare bookings with no bagage option are not eligible for this service. All checked bagage will incur a fee.

Traveling with a stroller

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.

* Space permitting on long-haul flights, except between metropolitan France and Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Havana, Mauritius, Pointe-à-Pitre, Punta Cana, Reunion, Saint-Martin and Santo Domingo.

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