You’re taking the plane with your children in a week’s time. Here, we tell you everything you need to know to prepare your family holiday.
Because the 7 days leading up to departure seem like forever to children, Air France helps them count down the days before leaving and has created the Kids' holiday countdown.
Just like Tom the Caribou, you won’t have to jostle to get to your seat. You’ll be able to settle in comfortably before take-off and keep your children entertained watching all the other planes on the tarmac, through the windows.
In a week’s time, you’ll be flying off to a foreign country. Of course, your child doesn’t need to speak the language fluently, but it’s always fun to teach them a few simple words to use with the locals.
Your child will be thrilled to practise saying hello and goodbye to the air hostess on board the plane and thank the shop assistant for their yummy ice-cream on holiday.
Lola the crocodile introduces you to the crocro bon menu served on board and we offer tips on how to give your children a taste of their holiday to come.
Like Lola the crocodile, your children are going to love eating on board the plane.
On the menu – nuggets and purée, followed by fruit compote, fruit juice and a chocolate bar for dessert. They even get fun-shaped cutlery that can be transformed into a toy plane !
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Give your children a taste of their holiday to come by making a typical dish from the country you’re about to visit. This way, you’ll know what they particularly like and be able to note down the restaurants where you can take them.
This is the perfect time to tell your children about your holiday destination and discover all the cartoons they’ll be able to watch on board with Georges the penguin.
Like Georges the Penguin, our young travelers will absolutely love the entertainment section on board.
They’ll be able to choose from the best of the best cartoons and enjoy the latest Disney and Pixar productions. They’ll be able to listen to some great tunes on the Air France music playlists. And icing on the cake, they’ll discover our selection of French Touch programmes – “Les Patapons”, TV nursery rhymes highlighting French musical heritage and “Toonyou”, offering a child’s perspective on different professions.
Prior to your departure, log on to airfrance.fr and take a look together at our complete kids programme !
Discover in-flight entertainment
For a child, being able to see the place where they’re going on holiday is really exciting.
Show them where the country is located along with pics of places you’re planning to visit.
Tell them about crossing time zones and the time difference between countries, where children in different parts of the world are playing outside and going to school while your little ones are fast asleep !
Peace & Love! Time to relax on board with Cool-Raoul the koala and have fun packing your suitcases.
Thanks to the “Mind” meditation programme, based on Eline Snel’s famous best-seller “Sitting still like a frog”, our young travellers will be able to relax on board and discover the benefits of being quiet and focused.
No need to be jealous, there’s also a meditation programme on board for adults too ;)
How ? With the roll your clothes technique ! It’s the easiest thing in the world – all your little one has to do is roll up the clothes you’ve picked out for their trip, and place them in the suitcase.
Rolling clothes really saves space, and it’s easy and fun too… They’ll love it.
Charlotte the elephant introduces all the magazines available in the AF Press online kiosk and we tell you how to create a super travel log.
There’s no better place in the world for escaping into an imaginary world.
Like Charlotte the elephant, our young travelers will be able to enjoy all their favourite magazines – Le Journal de Mickey© and Picsou Magazine© !
Both magazines will be available up to 30 hours before your flight, in the Air France Press app.
Prior to departure, make a travel blog together – select thirty odd sheets of A4 paper, fold them in half, bind them with a nice ribbon and voilà !
Once on board, ask your child to decorate the cover, an activity that should keep them occupied for a good thirty minutes or so ;)
Games, games and more games – keep them safe in a backpack prior to departure and in Robert the lion’s games kit on board the plane.
You can’t take all your children’s toys on holiday with you. No big deal, as we have lots of toys on board the plane !
Like Robert the Lion, our young travelers will simply love their activities book. Games, a colouring book, colouring pencils, a postcard and other gifts await them on board.
A child can’t concentrate on one activity for long. Which is why we recommend you fill their backpack with their favourite toys and games and add in a few new ones too – having something new to discover will keep them occupied for longer. Try and avoid taking really small toys on board, which tend to get lost between the seats.
Ready at last! Well, almost, all you need now is to discover thetag we’ve designed for your child’s favourite teddy with Louis the rooster and our tips for avoiding blocked ears during take-off.
there you are!
If your child’s teddy goes astray during the trip, don’t panic. At Air France, you can tag your child’s favourite soft toy in the same way as your baggage. Like Louis the Rooster, pick up a tag at check-in and attach it to your child’s teddy, complete with your personal contact details.
Sucking a lollypop encourages our young travelers to swallow frequently and avoid the blocked ear sensation during take-off and landing. Natural sugar-free, dye-free lollypops are even better !
Have a nice trip !
You are travelling with your child this trip but remember that our young travellers can also travel alone with the Air France Kids Solo service.
Air France staff look after your children throughout their trip.
At every stage of their trip, you will be able to regularly track your child’s trip with the Air France Mobile app, until they are handed over to the designated person at their destination.
Find out more about Kids Solo