How to Waive Air France Baggage Fees

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How to Fight and Waive Air France Baggage Fees

Air France has been a leading airline and major transport player since 1933, with plenty of activity divided between aeronautical maintenance, cargo transport, and passenger transport. The airline serves multiple countries globally.

As with any airline, Air France also charges its customers' baggage fees before travel. Generally, as of 2021, airlines have charged over $5.13 billion in checked baggage fees. Air France's baggage fees typically range from as low as €40 to as high as €300 ($44.96-$337.20), depending on several factors such as travel route and baggage dimensions. However, for some reason, you may be tempted to fight and waive your .

If you've tried this before, you understand how hard it can get to deal with airlines and corporations. Below is an expert guide on how DoNotPay can help you fight and waive Air France baggage fees.

Air France Baggage Fees

The table below summarizes :

RouteAdditional PieceOversized

(above 158 cm)

Overweight (above 23 or 32 kg)
Within France1st Piece: $39.44

2nd Piece: $78.88

Within Europe (including Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, Armenia)1st Piece: $45.08

2nd Piece: $78.88

Between Europe and North Africa (Israel, Tunisia, Morocco, or Algeria)1st Piece: $45.08

2nd Piece: $78.88

Within the Caribbean2nd piece: $61.97

3+ piece: $225.36

Between France and the French Overseas Department$112.68$112.68$112.68
To/From North America2nd piece: $95.76

3+ piece: $270.40

Between Europe and India and the Middle East1st bag: $84.53

2+ bags: $225.36

Between Miami and the Caribbean2nd piece: $61.97- $69.86

3+ pieces: $270.40 - $287.33

Other Long-Haul Flights2nd piece: $101.40

3+ pieces: $201.67


How to Avoid Air France Baggage Fees

For most travelers, these fees can be exorbitant. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid these excess baggage fees typical on Air France and several other airlines. These include:

  1. Earning Elite Status

Earning elite status with airlines is not always easy for everyone. However, the idea is not so far-fetched, especially if you fly a lot for pleasure or business. Additionally, you should be able to pool all your flights with a single major airline alliance. Fortunately, as an elite member, you have access to various perks such as automatic upgrades, priority boarding, and free checked bags.

  1. Avoid Basic Economy

In most airlines, the lowest fares advertised are typically described as Basic Economy. Unfortunately, most people fail to understand what is and isn't included in these fares. Basic economy fare doesn't always allow you to come with a carry-on bag, much less checked bags. As such, you may have to pay baggage fees if you want to check a bag and probably carry something larger than your purse or backpack.

Pack Light and Don't Check Your Bag

As long as you don't book a flight with a discount carrier or choose Basic Economy fare, you should be comfortably able to board with a carry-on bag as well as a personal item. However, you should still check the airline's qualifications for carry-on luggage. That way, you can ensure the carry-on bag is sizable enough to qualify. For Air France, your carry-on bag shouldn't weigh more than 26 pounds (12 KG). Failure to keep your carry-on bag within this limit, you will have to pay for a checked bag.

How to Fight and Waive Air France Baggage Fees on Your Own

Air France follows a strict policy when dealing with baggage and associated fees. According to the airline's policy, expect to be charged for any extra luggage. Unfortunately, if you feel overwhelmed with such hefty fees, it may be practically impossible to fight and waive them.

On one hand, you can follow the above tips to avoid paying baggage fees. If you find yourself being charged baggage fees, and you have reasonable doubt about believing the fees are not right, you can attempt to contact the airline's customer service reps. Unfortunately, the process may be lengthy, and you stand less chance of successfully fighting the baggage fees.

How to Fight and Waive Air France Baggage Fees With the Help of DoNotPay

Here's how you can use DoNotPay to appeal fees:

  1. Search "appeal fees" on DoNotPay, choose the Fight and Waive Fees product, and select the type of fee you want to appeal.

  2. Select the merchant you want to appeal fees for and enter the details of your transaction, including an associated account if you have one.

  3. Submit your case! DoNotPay will generate the best argument for your case and make sure your fee waiver request gets sent to the merchant for processing.

Sign up with DoNotPay to start the baggage fee waiver process.

Why Use DoNotPay to Fight and Waive Air France Baggage Fees?

  • Easy: DoNotPay has experience of dealing with corporations and their complicated bureaucracy
  • Fast: DoNotPay initiates the process in the shortest time possible without prolonged waiting times
  • High chance of success: fighting fees on your own does almost not guarantee results. Fortunately, DoNotPay makes a strong case on your behalf, increasing your chances of success.

DoNotPay Works Across All Platforms

Besides helping you fight and waive your Air France baggage fees, DoNotPay can also assist with:

In addition, through DoNotPay's "Airline Service" product, you can also find lost bags, demand refunds, and change your reservation.

How Else Can DoNotPay Help?

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