Air France flights

Air France

Founded in 1948 and beginning with a weekly service to Paris, Air France as a fascinating history. During the Cold War from 1950 until 1990, Air France was one of only three main Allied airlines operating as in Germany from Templehoff and Tegel airports. Since those days Air France has gone from strength to strength. So much so in fact that it even has its own foundation (The Air France Foundation) that works with street children and those in need all around the world, donating a portion of profits to worthy causes. Air France was also the first to commission and fly the Boeing A380 – the world’s largest civil aviation aircraft!

Today Air France serves 36 destinations throughout France and operates worldwide passenger flights to over 168 destinations in 93 countries.

The following information is correct as of July 2014 and is subject to change. Please check with the airline directly for complete accuracy. 

Why Fly With Air France

How to Check-in

With Air France passengers can check-in up to 30 hours before their flight if using online check-in via the ‘Manage My Booking’ facility on the website. Doing so will allow customers to print their boarding passes, have them emailed to their phone or printed at the airport. Passengers can stick with tradition and use the airport counter check-in up to 90 minutes before the flight is due to depart. Boarding passes can be printed at the self-service kiosk in the airport before using the express bag drop off to make checking-in that little bit quicker.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Air France offer a fairly generous luggage allowance. All passengers are entitled to one item weighing up to 10kg for cabin baggage, while hold luggage can be up to 23kg. If travelling Premium Economy class two hold bags weighing 23kg in total are allowed, while in La Premier or First Class a massive 32 kg of hold luggage plus two items of hand luggage are permissible. Passengers can of course pay for additional baggage allowance. Prices vary depending on destination.


Air France boasts a roomy 33 to 35 inches of standard leg room in Economy class. If ravelling Business of First Class passengers can expect this to reach sleeping proportions. 6 foot flat beds adorn the First class cabin, ensuring plenty of sleep before arrival. Business class only has 4 seats per row so it also offers plenty of space to stretch out. Air France lets passengers choose their seats free of charge, whether checking-in online or at the airport. This can be done through the Manage My Booking page of the Air France website.

Booking Fees

If booking flights by phone Air France will charge 7 Euro for the privilege. To avoid any charges, book by debit card which is charge free or opt for a smaller charge of 4.50 Euro booking by credit card. Air France can also hold a reservation for 5 Euro in economy or 15 Euro in First class if potential travellers time to make up their mind.

Service on Board

As one would expect from a French airline, the food is of above average standard and is included in the cost of the ticket. Economy boasts a wide range of hot and cold drinks, warm pastries on morning flights and sweet and savoury snacks. These vary depending on the destination and flight time. Premium and First Class travellers will dine on the finest French cuisine, cooked and designed by world famous chefs. Teas, coffees, wine lists, cheeseboards, amuse-bouches, fruit baskets and eye wateringly beautiful desserts are a few other tasty treats.


From May to June 2014, it is recorded that 81% of Air France Flights were on time according to Flight Stats.

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