FAQ departing from Australia

With Air France you can benefit from great fares and numerous choices of connections from 8 Australian cities to Paris and more than 80 destinations in Europe. Air France does not operate directly to Australia and cooperates with multiple partner airlines from all Australian major cities to Asian or Middle Eastern gateways, where you connect to an Air France operated flight onto the worldwide Air France KLM network, via Paris Charles de Gaulle.
Can I modify my flight online?
Yes, most of our tickets are changeable online via “Modify/Review My Reservation”.Should you have any difficulties, please contact us on 1300 390 190

Can I cancel my flight online?
To cancel your flight, please call our reservation center: 1300 390 190.

How can I modify my name on the ticket?
Any changes made to the name are restricted. If you see any mistake with your name, please call our reservation center (1300 390 190) as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that tickets are non-transferable.

Can I check in on line for my flight out of Australia?
Online check in is usually not available departing Australia. However, some partner airlines may allow you to check-in online on their flight only. Therefore we recommend you to visit your operating airline on our partner airline website.
In case you are unable to check-in online, that is not a problem, you will be able to do your check-in at the airport on the day of departure. Check-in opens 4 hours before departure and closes 1h30 before departure. Please make your way to your operating carrier check-in counter.

Does Air France warn me in case of delay or changes on my flight?
Air France or our partner airlines will contact you in case of any changes, delay or cancellation.

Please make sure to provide correct email and phone number and to update your details in your booking. 

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Can my child be unaccompanied?

Unfortunately we do not provide this service departing from/to Australia
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Can I reserve my seats online?
Yes seats can be pre-booked online up to 30 hours prior departure. Please go on the “review my booking section” To reserve your seats. Please note that some partner airlines may restrict access to their seat map.

Can I order a special meal (kid, kosher, halal, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.)? Yes you should be able via “review my booking” Up to 24 hours prior to departure. Should you encounter any issues booking your meal, please call our reservation center: 1300 390 190
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Do I earn miles flying out of Australia?
Flying Blue members flying on SkyTeam marketed flights* (Air China, China Southern, Garuda, Korean Air), will accumulate miles.

*SkyTeam marketed flights: flight can be operated by a non-SkyTeam member but flight has been sold under an Air France, KLM or SkyTeam flight number.i.e: Sydney Abu Dhabi Paris operated by Etihad but sold under Air France codeshare flight number as an Air France flight.


If you are a member of another alliance, you can accumulate miles on your flight operated by members of this alliance by registering your frequent flyer in your booking.

Can I upgrade my ticket with my miles on a flight operated by another airline?
Yes it can be possible to upgrade with your miles on a flight operated by another airline. Please visit Flying Blue website www.flyingblue.com or contact Flying Blue directly: 02 8223 9835 (Monday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sydney local time).

Can I use my miles to have an extra-baggage? A Seat plus?
Yes you can use your miles on Air France KLM operated flights. Please visit Flying Blue website: www.flyingblue.com or contact Flying Blue directly: 02 8223 9835 (Monday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sydney local time).

Can I use my miles to pay the change fee of my tickets?
Unfortunately it is not possible to use your miles to change the fee of a non-award ticket.

I am a Flying Blue Elite/Elite Plus member, can I enjoy my benefits on your partner airlines departing Australia?
You can enjoy all the benefits of our reward program if you are flying on a Skyteam partner (SkyTeam operated flight) departing Australia. Please note that if you booked with a non-SkyTeam partner you will not be entitled to your free extra baggage allowance, lounge access and other Flying Blue benefits in Australia.
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What lounge will I be able to access when travelling in Business Class?
Travelling in Business Class you will have access to the operating carrier lounge. Please note that the operating carrier may use another airline lounge.

Can I access the SkyTeam lounge in Sydney?
All international First and Business Class passengers traveling on or connecting to/from a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline have access to our exclusive lounge facilities. 

SkyTeam Elite Plus members, regardless of their travel class, are allowed access to a SkyTeam lounge at a particular airport if traveling on or connecting to/from a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline.
In addition, SkyTeam Elite Plus members are allowed to invite a guest, who is also traveling on a flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline, to join them in the lounge. The guest does not necessarily need to travel on the same flight as the SkyTeam Elite Plus member.

• Access to a lounge must be within a 24-hour window before the scheduled departure time of the flight at the airport in question

• Lounge access will be provided only at your departure airport and not on arrival, unless you are connecting to a domestic flight or other qualifying international flight
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Who can I contact Air France during closing time of the Australian line?
For after-hours emergency, please call +33 892 70 26 54 (international rates apply). Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 6.30am to 10.00pm (local Paris time).

Our social media teams are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may want to ask through Twitter (https://twitter.com/airfrance) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/airfrance). Please send us your personal information (booking reference, Flying Blue number) by private message only.

Are you offering service in English around the world?
Yes Air France provides service in English for its customer worldwide.

I have a voucher (EMD) how can I use my voucher?
If you have a voucher, please call our reservation center: 1300 390 190 our agent will be pleased to assist you.

I have purchased a ticket and will not be able to take one of my flights; will my reservation still be valid?
As per IATA (International Air Transport Association) rules, all tickets must be used in sequential order. Therefore if you are unable to take one your flight, please call our reservation center (1300 390 190).  
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Can I travel with my animal from/to Australia?

Unfortunately we are unable to provide animal transportation out of Australia
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How much baggage allowance am I entitled to ?

    • Economy : 1 x 23kg

    • Premium Economy : 2 x 23 kg

    • Premium Economy : 2 x 23 kg

    • Business : 2 x 32 kg

    • La Premiere : 3 x32 kg


If you do a stopover, your bagggae allowance may change, please contact our reservation center : 1300 390 190 Checked baggage:

Your baggage items must not exceed 158 cm / 62 in (height + length + width) each.  

  If the sum of the 3 dimensions of your item exceeds 300cm, please call our reservation center: 1300 390 190.

The weight will depend on the cabin you are travelling in.

Please note that any piece of baggage cannot exceed 32kg. If your baggage weight more than 32kg, it will have to be transported as cargo.
Can I purchase online an additional baggage allowance on departure from Australia?
On departure from Australia, an additional baggage allowance cannot be purchased online, as your first flight will be operated by another airline. Therefore, our partner airline excess baggage policy will apply In order to obtain the cost, please contact the airline operating your first flight. The first airline should be able to check your baggage to your final destination. However, if you are having a stopover and travelling with extra weight, you will have to pay extra baggage/extra weight fee for all your flights according to each carrier’s policy. For your inbound flight the same rule of the first carrier baggage allowance will apply. To know the cost of extra baggage allowance on Air France KLM. 
The partner airline has a different allowance, which allowance will apply to me? 
 Air France KLM baggage allowance displaying on your ticket will apply even if the first operating carrier has a more generous allowance.
If the partner airline loses my baggage, who do I contact? 
The last operating carrier is responsible for the tracking of your delayed or lost baggage. Therefore upon arrival to Australia, please contact the last operating airline.
 


I am travelling with a bike /sport equipment, do I need to pre-book? 
Some sports equipment needs to be pre-arranged. Please call our reservation center (1300 390 190) at least 48 hours prior departure to arrange transportation of your item. To obtain the cost of carrying this equipment from Australia please check with your first operating carrier.
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How much baggage allowance am I entitled to ?

    • Economy on all flights : 12kg

    • Premium Economy :


                      Meduim-haul flights : 12kg
                      Long-haul flights : 18 kg


    • Business and La Premiere : 18 kg


                   
Our partner airline may be more restrictive , please check with our partner, because the more restrictive allowance will apply.  
To be accepted in the cabin, your hand baggage must not exceed the following dimensions: 55 x 35 x 25 cm / 21 x 13 x 9 in (including pockets, wheels and handles).

The total combined weight of your hand baggage and accessory must not exceed 12 kg / 26 lb or 18 kg / 39 lb, depending on your travel cabin.

In addition to your hand baggage, you may also transport 1 accessory. This includes your choice of one of the following:
• Handbag
• Notebook computer
• Camera, etc.

  Our partner airline may be more restrictive, please check with our partner, because the more restrictive allowance will apply. To check the baggage allowance of our partner, please check on their website
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Air France makes every effort to answer your questions and accomodate your requests. Don't hesitate to consult our FAQs or to contact our sales departments.
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