Air France - Sky Team

Deadlines

A punctual flight schedule is one of your top priorities, and it is one of ours as well. You can help us keep to schedule by remembering the following 3 deadlines each time you fly:

  • your Check-In Deadline: This is the time limit beyond which you can no longer check in for your flight nor check in your baggage,
  • your Boarding Deadline: the time at which you must proceed to boarding,
  • your Departure time: the time your aircraft pushes back from the gate before takeoff. You can view updated flight times (departures and arrivals) in real time on the “Flight times” page.

Check-In Deadline

Departures from countries other than metropolitan France

The drop-down menu below displays Check-in Deadlines according to your departure airport (outside of metropolitan France) and your destination.

Europe (except metropolitan France)

  • Medium-haul flights*: 40 minutes
  • Long-haul flights: 60 minutes
Special cases:
  • Departures from London-City: 30 minutes (or 15 minutes if you are not transporting checked baggage)
  • Brussels-Midi to Paris-Charles de Gaulle 2 by TGV: 15 minutes

* For flights to other European countries, to Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Israel.

Please accompany your child to the check-in counter at least 30 minutes before the flight’s Check-In Deadline. Otherwise, he or she will not be allowed to board.

Departures from metropolitan France

The drop-down menu below displays Check-in Deadlines according to your departure airport within metropolitan France and your destination.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle 2 to

  • Other city within France: 40 minutes
  • Europe: 40 minutes
  • Morocco, Tunisia and Tel Aviv: 40 minutes 
  • Africa (except South Africa): 90 minutes
  • South Africa: 60 minutes
  • French overseas departments and territories: 60 minutes
  • Other countries: 60 minutes
Special case for departures from Paris-Charles de Gaulle 2:  
  • to Algiers: 45 minutes
Please accompany your child to the check-in counter at least 30 minutes before the flight’s Check-In Deadline. Otherwise, he or she will not be allowed to board.

Boarding Deadline (or last call)

If you use online or mobile telephone check-in and do not need to check any baggage, you can arrive at the airport a bit later than other passengers. However, you must still respect the Boarding Deadline, after which you are no longer guaranteed boarding:
  • 15 minutes before your flight’s departure time, between Paris-Orly and metropolitan France destinations.
  • 20 minutes before your flight’s departure time, between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and medium-haul or metropolitan France destinations.
  • 40 minutes before your flight’s departure time, for long-haul destinations.