New at Air France: baggage drop-off service now available in Paris

Going to the airport with a heavy load is often complicated. To save its customers wasting time waiting for their luggage to be checked in, Air France has just unveiled a new concept, currently only available in Paris: a baggage drop-off and check-in service in partnership with Alltheway. This means you can travel with greater peace of mind without having to worry about your belongings.

Airport luggage

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A new service to make our holidays easier

By allowing its customers to drop off their baggage at a partner hotel in Paris rather than at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, the airline hopes to create a service that will ease airport traffic. For €25 per bag (and €10 for each additional bag), there will be no more long queues at check-in desks. Ready to be tempted by this new option?

8 partner venues

The process is simple: simply book a 10-minute check-in slot at one of the 8 partner venues on the website. The Novotel Tour Eiffel, Mercure Tour Eiffel, Novotel Les Halles, Mercure Montparnasse and Pullman Bercy hotels are on the list, as are exhibition venues such as Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, the Villepinte Exhibition Centre and the Palais des Congrès. And the good news is that all Air France flights departing from Paris-CDG are eligible (with the exception of flights to Tel Aviv in Israel)!

Suitcases on conveyor belt

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How does it work?

Once you have booked your slot at the location of your choice, you can drop off your baggage between 30 and 4 hours before your flight's departure time, on presentation of your ID and boarding pass. The baggage is then weighed, checked and labelled by an Alltheway agent before being sealed and delivered to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. The baggage is then weighed, checked and labelled by an Alltheway agent before being sealed and delivered to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. Collecting your belongings on arrival couldn't be simpler: passengers collect their belongings at the arrival airport, just as they would for a normal flight.

A project in full development

For the moment, this service is only available in 5 Paris hotels and 3 exhibition venues, but if it proves a success, there is no doubt that other baggage drop-off points will be opened in the Paris region and elsewhere. The airline would also like to extend this service to flights departing from Paris-Orly. It is also working on a home check-in and arrival baggage delivery service in Paris and the Paris region. Who said travelling was a pain?

by Faustine PEREZ
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