Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?
Children under 2 years (24 months) can travel on an adult’s lap.
Though you may book a seat for your infant (paying child’s fare), and place the infant in a car seat that complies with official regulations.
You must always inform Air France if you will be traveling with an infant.
Only one lap child is allowed per adult. If one adult is traveling with more than one infant under 2 years of age, a seat will have to be purchased for each additional infant.
Will I pay for my infant to travel domestically?
No, a child under 2 years old (24 months) can travel for free on the accompanying adult’s lap--within France.
Will I pay for my infant to travel internationally?
Yes, a child under 2 years old (24 months) is usually charged 10% of an adult fare plus taxes, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight.
What if my child turns 2 on the trip; will I have to buy a ticket for the return flight?
Yes, a ticket will have to be purchased for any flight on which the infant will be over 2 years old.
What types of child restraint devices are allowed?
US FMVSS #213
Federal Aviation Authorities (FAA)
Manufactured after 26 February 1985; red sticker bearing text "This restraint is certified for use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft" and “This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.”
Manufactured before 1985; it must state “This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.”
It does not exceed 41cm/16 in in width.
Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA)
United Nations ECE R 44-03 (or later versions)
If your device does not have the labels noted above, you will not be allowed to use it during take-off, landing, and surface movements. This includes booster seats and other types of harnesses.
What infant amenities are available on the aircraft I'll be flying (ie. Bassinets)?
Infant amenities vary by aircraft. On flights of 2 ½ hours or more, a special meal, including cookies and jars of baby food, is available for your infant. You may also request a cradle on medium-haul flights (in the Affaires cabin) and long-haul flights (in the Affaires, Alizé, Premium Voyageur, and Voyageur cabins). Request infant meals when you book your trip or at least 24 hours before your departure time.
Can I sit in the Exit Row with my infant?
Lap children and infant seats are not allowed in Exit Rows.