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. Air France adapts it health measures to accommodate these uncertain times and ensure your safety.

Total comfort for you and your child

* The Air France long-haul network includes most intercontinental flights, notably those:

  • between metropolitan France and the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean,
  • between metropolitan France and the French overseas departments and territories,
  • between Europe and Asia, Oceania, Africa (not including North Africa), North or South America, or the Middle East .

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.

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.

stroller

* 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.