Checked baggage

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How many baggage items can you transport in the hold? What is the weight limit for each baggage item? Which items can you bring with you, and which are prohibited?
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Certain items and objects, referred to as "dangerous goods", present a risk to the health and security of you and other passengers. Some are prohibited, while others are subject to regulations.

Prohibited goods

For your security, some items are strictly prohibited on board. They must never be placed in your checked baggage.
  • Matches, cigarette lighters and lighter fluid.
  • Electrolyte batteries.
  • Batteries and lithium batteries, if their power is greater than 160 Wh, or additional replacement batteries (transported alone, without a device). Please consult the Conditions for transporting batteries and lithium batteries PDF for more information.
  • Ink cartridges.
  • Fireworks, firecrackers, signal flares, cap or toy guns, firelighters, tear gas.
  • Camp stoves, gas canisters, scuba oxygen tanks.
  • Paints, varnishes, lacquers.
  • Toxic, infectious, and radioactive materials.
  • Chemical products, fertilizers, weed killers, pesticides, insecticides.
  • Strippers, bleach, chlorine, cleaning products.
  • Inflammable liquids like fuel, thinners, solvents, and acetones.
  • Mercury thermometers and barometers.

Regulated goods

The following items may be transported in the hold on Air France flights as long as you request and receive our transport accord prior to the flight and respect the applicable limits and regulations.

Food oils

These items must be stored in a hermetically sealed container.

Restricted products for import

The import of perishable goods such as food and plants is prohibited or strictly regulated according to the country.
In particular, transporting meat originating from wild animals is strictly prohibited in the European Union.