Air France Check-In Process and Requirements

Learn about Air France's various check-in options, including online, mobile, and airport check-in, as well as baggage drop, status, and travel requirements.

Air France offers a variety of convenient check-in options for passengers, including online, mobile, and airport check-in.

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available 30 hours before departure, allowing you to select your seat and print your boarding pass from the comfort of your home or office[1]. To check in online, you will need to provide the reservation/ticket number and the flight number[2]. Online check-in is available for flights operated by Air France, KLM, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, and other partner airlines[3].

Mobile Check-In

Mobile check-in is available through the Air France app, giving you the flexibility to check in and access your boarding pass directly from your mobile device[4]. Passengers can check in online with the Air France online check-in app at most airports from 30 hours before scheduled departure until the check-in deadline for their flights[5].

Airport Check-In

For passengers who prefer to check in at the airport, it is recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes before the flight departure for domestic flights and 2-3 hours before international flights[6][7]. Each Air France flight has a check-in deadline, which varies between 15 and 90 minutes depending on your departure airport and destination[8].

Check-In Deadlines

Air France has specific check-in deadlines for different types of flights:

  • 15 minutes before departure for flights between Paris-Orly and metropolitan France destinations[9].
  • 20 minutes before departure for all other flights within metropolitan France[9].
  • 30-40 minutes before departure for flights from any airport in metropolitan France, except Paris Charles de Gaulle, to another city within France and Europe[8].
  • 90 minutes before departure for long-haul flights[7].

Baggage Check

If you are carrying checked baggage, it is recommended to report to the Air France Baggage Drop counter at least 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure[10]. Passengers need to present a photo ID while checking their luggage for validation[10].

Baggage Status

To track your baggage status, you can use the online baggage tracker provided by Air France[11]. You will need to enter your six-digit reference number and other details to access information about your luggage status[12].

Travel Requirements

Before departure, Air France recommends checking travel requirements on TravelDoc, a dedicated website where information is compiled by a team of researchers who liaise with health agencies worldwide, government departments, and immigration authorities[13][14].

By utilizing the various check-in options and staying informed about travel requirements, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience when flying with Air France.


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