Last Updated:
10 Feb 2016

Flying With a Bike on Air France 2016

Air France Bikes Policy 2016
Airline Name Air France
Category Bikes
Accepts Bikes Yes
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance No
Cost See Policy
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Air France Bikes Policy

Bikes, folding bikes and tandems can be transported in the hold with prior approval from our customer service department. You must submit your request at least 48 hours before your flight’s departure. Folding bikes and tandems cannot be transported in the cabin, regardless of their size.

Transporting bikes, folding bikes and tandems is not included in your baggage allowance. At the airport, you must pay an extra fee* that varies based on your trip.

- Zone 1: €40
- Zone 2: €65 (or 75 USD on flights departing from a country outside the European zone)
- Zone 3: €55 (or 55 USD on flights departing from a country outside the European zone)
- Zone 4: €125 on flights departing from a country within the European zone (150 USD departing from all other countries)
- Zone 5: €100 on flights departing from a country within the European zone (100 USD departing from all other countries)

Your bike, folding bike or tandem must not exceed 23 kg / 50 lb in weight. Beyond this, you must pay a fee for the excess weight at the airport.

For more information, please see the Baggage user guide page.

To prepare your bike or tandem for transport, please remember to:
remove the pedals,
remove the front wheel and attach it to the frame,
fix the handlebars to the side (parallel to the frame),
place your bike, folding bike or tandem in a protective container (cardboard, hard plastic, etc.).
Bike containers (175 x 21.5 x 86 cm / 68 x 8 x 33 in) are available for purchase at most Air France airport check-in desks.

Please note: when transporting a bike, folding bike or tandem on air + rail trips, SNCF requires the use of bike cases with the following maximum dimensions: 120 x 90 cm / 47 x 35 in.

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