TIPS TO TRAVEL SMART DURING PEAK PERIODS

Follow our tips to save time at the airport during peak travel periods!
Click on the icons below to learn more about how to prepare for departure.

Everything you need to know about baggage

Your hand baggage can measure up to 55 x 35 x 25 cm / 21.5 x 14 x 10 in and your accessory up to 40 x 30 x 15 cm / 15.5 x 12 x 5.5 in. Both items combined must not exceed 12 kg.

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. For the comfort and safety of all concerned, we will check it in and carry it in the hold, free of charge.

Please note: Your checked baggage must have a baggage tag with a bar code.
Once the baggage tag has been securely attached, all you need to do is then drop it off at the baggage drop-off counter!

To help us identify your baggage more easily, it is a good idea to place baggage tags with your contact information on the inside and outside of each baggage item.

The weight and number of baggage items permitted in the hold depends on your travel cabin and type of ticket.

Entry regulations for minors

Enhanced checks for unaccompanied minors. Here are our recommendations.
If you are traveling with your child but he does not have the same last name as you, please bring proof that you are his or her parent (birth certificate, family record book).
If your child is traveling alone outside France, you must obtain an authorization to leave the country (known as an AST).

Arrive early at the airport


Leaving from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport?
You'll find the recommended arrival time at the airport on your boarding pass. This is based on your flight and peak travel times.

Leaving from Paris-Orly airport?
During peak periods, we recommend you arrive at the airport:
  • 2 hours before departure on flights within metropolitan France and Europe
  • or 2.5 hours before departure for intercontinental flights, including towards French overseas departments

Passing through security checkpoints and border control

Waiting times at the security checkpoints and border controls can be very long, so please allow plenty of time for this step.

In Paris and Marseille, you can pass through border control more quickly thanks to PARAFE (automated border control gates).

Everything you need to know about baggage

Your hand baggage can measure up to 55 x 35 x 25 cm / 21.5 x 14 x 10 in and your accessory up to 40 x 30 x 15 cm / 15.5 x 12 x 5.5 in. Both items combined must not exceed 12 kg.

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. For the comfort and safety of all concerned, we will check it in and carry it in the hold, free of charge.

Please note: Your checked baggage must have a baggage tag with a bar code.
Once the baggage tag has been securely attached, all you need to do is then drop it off at the baggage drop-off counter!

To help us identify your baggage more easily, it is a good idea to place baggage tags with your contact information on the inside and outside of each baggage item.

The weight and number of baggage items permitted in the hold depends on your travel cabin and type of ticket.

Entry regulations for minors

Enhanced checks for unaccompanied minors. Here are our recommendations.
If you are traveling with your child but he does not have the same last name as you, please bring proof that you are his or her parent (birth certificate, family record book).
If your child is traveling alone outside France, you must obtain an authorization to leave the country (known as an AST).

Arrive early at the airport


Leaving from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport?
You'll find the recommended arrival time at the airport on your boarding pass. This is based on your flight and peak travel times.

Leaving from Paris-Orly airport?
During peak periods, we recommend you arrive at the airport:
  • 2 hours before departure on flights within metropolitan France and Europe
  • or 2.5 hours before departure for intercontinental flights, including towards French overseas departments

Passing through security checkpoints and border control

Waiting times at the security checkpoints and border controls can be very long, so please allow plenty of time for this step.

In Paris and Marseille, you can pass through border control more quickly thanks to PARAFE (automated border control gates).

DRONES, HOVERBOARDS AND MORE

Would you like to travel with a drone, a hoverboard, or any other device that uses lithium batteries? Certain devices are not permitted aboard aircraft, while others are subject to regulations. What can you take on board? Into the cabin? Into the hold? Do you need prior approval? Take a look at our information.

SkyPriority Passengers

SkyPriority passengers benefit from a number of ground services that guarantee simplified and priority access in the airport.

SkyPriority zones at the airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
  • Terminal 2F: Zone 2 for flights to countries within the Schengen area and intercontinental flights leaving from Terminal 2F.
  • Terminal 2E: Zones 6 and 7 for flights to non-Schengen countries within Europe and intercontinental flights leaving from Terminal 2E.

SkyPriority passengers traveling with children will be welcomed at the Elite priority baggage drop-off counters.
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