To simplify your airport visit, take your time and pack your baggage carefully. To travel worry-free, do not forget to attach baggage tags with your name and address.
Know your airline’s baggage policy before you check in. Most companies allow you to travel with a cabin bag and to check others into the hold. However, the weight and number of pieces allowed in the hold or cabin may vary depending on the airline, class and flight.
If your baggage is larger or heavier than rules allow, you may be required to pay additional fees at the airport.
Check your company’s travel rules now:
Most baggage is carried in the plane’s hold. There may be an additional fee, depending on the airline or the class you are traveling in.
Rules on prohibited or regulated objects on board apply to all air transportation. In the hold, liquids, cosmetics, aerosols and sharp or blunt objects are allowed. Other objects are prohibited from the hold:
Since June 2015, it is also forbidden to transport electronic cigarettes in the hold. They remain authorized in the cabin.
For further information, please go to the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) website (in French).
Generally, all passengers may bring one piece of baggage into the cabin, except children under 2. As the authorized size and weight for this hand baggage varies between companies, be sure to check directly with your airline.
A word of advice: some airlines consider handbags to be cabin baggage.
To transport liquids (drinks, perfume, lotions…), cosmetics (creams, gels, makeup…) or aerosols (deodorant, hairspray…) in your hand baggage, don’t forget the following rules:
Some objects pose health or safety risks for you and others, and are prohibited in hand baggage:
However, the following items are authorized in amounts corresponding to the length of the flight:
For further information, check the DGAC website (in French).
Lost or damaged baggage during your trip? Declarations of lost or damaged baggage are made upon arrival at the airport at our Baggage service.
The Baggage service is available to help you. Don’t hesitate to contact the service directly for any questions: