What type of baggage can you bring in the cabin? Size, weight, number, personal items permitted and more: here's all you need to know to prepare your hand baggage.
The information below is intended for reference purposes and only applies to flights provided by Air France. Are you taking a flight provided by one of our partners? We recommend checking the airline's website for further information, as their baggage rules may be different.

If the baggage rules vary within the same trip, we recommend that you adhere to the most restrictive conditions.


The number and total weight of hand baggage items permitted depends on your travel cabin.

In the Economy cabin, you may bring 1 hand baggage item and 1 personal item.

If you're traveling in the Premium Economy, Business or La Première cabins, you may bring 2 hand baggage items and 1 personal item.

Size and weight limits for hand baggage

Size limit for hand baggage

Your hand baggage must not exceed the following dimensions: 55 x 35 x 25 cm / 21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9 in (including pockets, wheels and handles).

Not sure if your baggage is the right size? A bag check basket is available for you to use at the airport, in the check-in, baggage drop-off and boarding areas. Our staff will check the size of your hand baggage prior to boarding. Any non-compliant baggage item must be checked in and transported in the hold. A fee may apply.

Weight limit of your hand baggage

In the Economy cabin, the combined weight of your hand baggage and personal items must not exceed 12 kg / 26 lb.

If you're traveling in the Premium Economy, Business or La Première cabins, the combined weight of your hand baggage and personal items must not exceed 18 kg / 40 lbs. Your travel cabin is shown on your ticket.
For your comfort and safety, if your flight is full or depending on the type of aircraft, it may not be possible to carry your hand baggage on board, even if it has the correct dimensions and weight. We will check it in and carry it in the hold, free of charge.


In addition to your hand baggage, you can bring 1 personal item which should not exceed the following dimensions: 40 x 30 x 15 cm / 16 x 12 x 6 in.

You can choose to bring one of the following:
  • 1 handbag
  • Or 1 briefcase
  • Or 1 small bag for a notebook computer, camera or any other electronic device

Your personal item must fit easily under the seat in front of you, unless you are seated in an emergency exit row. In this case, you must stow your personal item in an overhead storage bin.
Additional items you may take on board...
You may bring the following items with you in the cabin and they do not count toward your hand baggage or personal item allowance:
- Jacket, coat or other clothes you are wearing,
- Umbrella,
- Duty-free items purchased on your flight or at the airport,
- Accessories for children such as a collapsible stroller*, car seat, diaper bag (see the Family and children section of the website),
- Medical equipment (collapsible wheelchair*, crutches, etc).

Please note:
- Garment bags and "Yoyo" strollers are considered as a standard hand baggage item, not as a personal item,
- 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 on board Air France aircraft.

Want to transport a pet in the cabin? It's neither a baggage item nor a personal item!

* Subject to available space on board. If necessary, your baggage will be placed in the hold, free of charge.


You can carry liquids, pastes and creams in the cabin under the following conditions:
  • Containers must be placed in a clear, sealed plastic bag
  • Each container in the bag must not exceed 100 ml / 3.4 fl. oz.
  • The volume of the bag must not exceed 1 liter / 34.8 fl. oz.
  • The dimensions of the bag must not exceed 20 x 20 cm / 7.8 x 7.8 in

Please note: each passenger may bring one clear plastic bag.

Certain liquids are accepted with no restrictions (baby food, medicine, etc.). Please see the Prohibited and regulated goods page.
Are you traveling with an infant?
Find all of our tips for preparing your trip as a family, in our Family and children section.

Where should I stow my hand baggage?

Your hand baggage must be stowed in the overhead storage bins located above your seat.
Your personal item must be placed under the seat in front of you, unless you are seated in an emergency exit row. In this case, the personal item must be stowed in an overhead storage bin.


If you have a connecting flight provided by another airline, please review and respect the baggage transport rules set by this airline.
These rules may be different from the Air France baggage rules. We recommend that you respect the most restrictive rules for the entirety of your trip.
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