FAQ - In-flight services - Meals

Is there an extra charge for in-flight meals?

For all destinations and travel classes, we provide - free of charge - meals or snacks (depending on your flight’s duration), as well as beverages, on board all Air France flights. When traveling in the Economy or Premium Economy cabins on most long-haul flights, you also have the option to purchase one of our special “A la Carte” meals when booking your ticket in the “Review / modify your bookings” area of our website (up to 24 hours before your departure). Our “A la Carte” Menu offers you a wide selection of different meals, creating a truly unique culinary experience during your flight. Please note: if your Air France flight is provided by one of our partner airlines, you may have to pay for your in-flight meal in all cases.

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Can I get assistance during in-flight meals?

If you need assistance during in-flight meals, you must be accompanied by another passenger. The accompanying person may be eligible for a special fare to certain destinations. For further information, please contact your booking office, travel agent or the Saphir assistance service.

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Can I bring food with me for my flight?

For security reasons, the transport of liquids is restricted in the cabin. Only small quantities of liquids, gels, pastes, creams, and similar substances are permitted in the cabin (100 ml per container), and they must be stored in clear plastic, zip-top bags. However, the following items are permitted in the cabin:

  • baby food and formula needed for the flight,
  • specific nutritional products that you need for travel (in the case of lactose and gluten allergies, etc.).

These items are not subject to the maximum allowance (100 ml), and do not require a clear plastic bag. Please note: security officers may ask you to prove the nature of these substances, possibly requesting that you taste them.

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Can I bring baby food in liquid form into the airplane?

We recommend that you bring a sufficient amount of baby bottles and food (including liquid food) for the entire trip. Also, be sure that your baby drinks a lot during the flight. If you wish, the flight attendants can provide a meal of prepared baby food. Be sure to request this when you make your booking, at least 24 hours before departure.

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What does the infant's meal include ?

The infant meal includes a small jar of mixed meat and vegetables, a small jar of fruit, a cookie, and a dairy product.

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What does the child's meal include ?

Breakfast includes 2 mini-pastries, a yogurt drink (containing sugar and dairy) or fruit juice, a compote, milk, and cereal. The hot meal (lunch or dinner) includes:

  • a seasoned salad,
  • a main course (usually chicken with pasta and grated cheese),
  • sweet pastry,
  • apple juice,
  • cheese and crackers,
  • a fruit compote and a dessert.

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What services do you offer on Air France flights operated by another airline?

Meals and snacks are served on board all Air France flights, regardless of the destination and the travel class. However, there may be a charge for onboard meals if your Air France flight is operated by one of our partner Airlines.

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What beverages are served on Air France flights?

Hot and cold beverages, as well as alcoholic beverages, are available all throughout our flights in every class. Our wine list was created by Paolo Basso, named world’s best sommelier for the year 2013.

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What kinds of meals are served on Air France flights?

The meal you receive on board depends on your travel class, destination, and the time of day. According to these factors, you will receive: breakfast, snack, lunch, or dinner. A choice of beverages is also provided on all our flights. On most long-haul flights, you can purchase an “A la Carte” meal in the Economy and Premium Economy cabins. Our “A la Carte” Menu provides a wide selection of different meals, offering a truly unique culinary experience during your fight. Simply make your request when booking your flight, or in the “Review/modify your bookings” area of our website (up to 24 hours before your departure). You can request a special meal (vegetarian, kosher, sodium-free, etc.) on our intercontinental flights if you are on a diet specific diet. Do not hesitate to request your special meal when you book your flight or in My Bookings, at the latest 48 hours before your departure. Please note that if you request a special meal, your dining experience on board will be adapted to your request: breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner.

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Do meals served on Air France flights contain peanuts?

Air France offers a special “allergen-free” meal* on our intercontinental flights. The meal is free of the following products and their byproducts: grains, shellfish, eggs, fish, peanuts, soy, milk, nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts), celery, mustard, sesame seeds, sulfurous anhydrite and sulfite concentrations of more than 10mg/kg, lupine, and mollusks. The offer is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is the same in all classes. If you would like one of these meals, simply submit your request when booking your ticket or at least 48 hours prior to your departure. * All other meals, both in the airport and in flight, may contain food allergen traces.

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