Canadian Air Passenger
Protection Regulations

If you are denied boarding, your flight is cancelled or delayed for at least two hours,  or your baggage is lost or damaged, you may be entitled to certain standards of treatment and compensation under the Air Passenger Protection Regulations. For more information about your passenger rights, please contact your air carrier or visit the Canadian Transportation Agency’s website.


For full terms and conditions applicable to your carriage please consult our Tariffs.  

Has your baggage been delayed, damaged or lost?

Was your baggage missing upon your arrival at the airport?

Please accept our apologies. We will do everything we can to help.

  • You can check the status of delayed baggage online or by calling  1 800 873 2247.


  • A carrier’s liability toward you is limited in respect to destruction, loss, delay, or damage to baggage, to 1,288 Special Drawing Rights (which is approximately CAN$2,400) per passenger.  

We will gladly compensate you for the costs of necessary item purchases upon submitting a reimbursement request via the online declaration form.
Remember to keep your receipts, which you may need to show to our staff.

If your baggage is delayed, damaged or lost, we will refund the fees paid to check it in.


See more information on delayed, damaged or lost baggage in Rule 85 of our Tariff.

Notice of Delays or Cancellations

If a flight is delayed or cancelled due to an unforeseen problem, we will do our best to keep you informed as soon as possible.

This confirms the need to have your contact information at the time of booking. 

Based on the information available, we will promptly provide timely updates, including the reason for the delay or cancellation:

  • as soon as we are aware of such a delay or cancellation, and then,

  • at regular intervals of 30 minutes until a new departure time for the flight is set, or new travel arrangements for passengers have been made, and

  • As soon as possible when new information is available.

* If you are travelling on a codeshare flight, operated by another airline, we recommend that you contact the carrier directly, as it may be in a better position to make the appropriate accommodation arrangements.

In the event of an extended delay or a cancellation

Whatever the reason for the delay or cancellation, if your flight is delayed or cancelled, our agents will make every effort to assist you.

1. Standards of Treatment:

In case of cancellation or delay exceeding 2 hours for safety purposes or due to reasons within our control we will meet your immediate needs free of charge (unless this assistance would cause a greater delay):
  • food and refreshments in reasonable quantities, according to the waiting time, and

  • access to a means of communication according to the waiting time, and

  • hotel room (including transport) if a waiting period is necessary for out of town passengers, subject to availability

2. Alternative Travel Arrangements:

(A) In case of cancellation or delay exceeding 3 hours due to a situation beyond our control, you will have the choice between one of the following possibilities within 48 hours of the end of the event that caused the delay or the cancellation of the flight
  • continue your journey on the next available Air France* flight in the same cabin as the initial booking, or
  • continue your journey on the flight of another carrier with which Air France has reached an agreement in such a situation if the circumstances allow it .

(B)  In case of cancellation or delay exceeding 3 hours due to a situation that is our decision or for security reasons, you will have the choice between one of the following possibilities:
  • continue your journey on the next available Air France* flight in the same cabin as the initial booking or at a later date at your convenience subject to availability, or
  • continue your journey on the flight of another carrier with which Air France has reached an agreement in such a situation if the circumstances allow it, or
  • obtain a refund according to the original form of payment for the unused portion and portion of your ticket already completed, and, where appropriate, be redirected by us to the point of departure as indicated on the ticket.


See more information on Schedule Irregularities, Delays and Cancellations of Flights in Rule 85 of our Tariff.

* If you are travelling on a codeshare flight, operated by another airline, we recommend that you contact the carrier directly, as it may be in a better position to make the appropriate accommodation arrangements.

3. Compensation

In case of cancellation or delay of your flight due to a situation that is our decision , you are entitled to compensation except:
  • whether the cancellation or delay was decided as a result of exceptional circumstances that cannot be avoided, such as bad weather, political instability, strikes, ground problems and/or flight safety issues;
  • if you have been informed of cancellation or delay of your flight more than 14 days before the scheduled departure  

Amount of the compensation voucher (refundable) calculated according to your time of arrival at destination:

A - 400 CAD if the arrival at the destination is delayed by three hours or more, but less than six hours                                                                    
B - 700 CAD if the arrival at the destination is delayed by six hours or more, but less than nine hours                                                                    
C - 1,000 CAD  if the arrival at the destination is delayed by nine hours or more

See more information on Schedule Irregularities, Delays and Cancellations of  Flights in Rule 85 of our Tariff

If you are Denied Boarding

1. Volunteering

If Air France  plans to refuse boarding on a flight, it will be appealed to volunteers willing to exchange their confirmed seat against a contractual compensation in the form of a compensation voucher. Air France will also provide appropriate assistance to these passengers (see paragraphs 4 and 5 below).

2. Boarding Priority

If the number of volunteers is insufficient and you are denied boarding against your will, assistance and compensation will be granted provided you have complied with the rules of presentation at embarkation. You will not receive this assistance and compensation if your denied boarding is related to health, safety or security reasons or because of inadequate travel documents.

See more information on Denied Boarding in Rule 87 of our Tariff.

We will give priority to unaccompanied minors, passengers with a disability and their support person and/or service animal, passengers travelling with their family and passengers who were previously denied boarding on the same ticket, provided the carrier is informed of this fact.

3. Information

If you are involuntarily denied boarding, we will tell you why you were denied boarding, the compensation and standards of treatment to which you may be entitled as well as the recourses you have available.

4. Standard of Treatment

If you are denied boarding for a situation within our control or for security reasons, we will provide you with the following before you board your next flight, unless this would further delay you:

  • food and refreshments in reasonable quantities, according to the waiting time
  • access to a means of communication according to the waiting time, and
  • hotel room (including transport) if a waiting period is necessary for out-of-town passengers, subject to availability

5.Alternative Travel Arrangements

(A)  If you are denied boarding due to a situation beyond our control you will have the choice between one of the following possibilities within 48 hours of the end of the event that caused the delay or the cancellation of the flight:  
  • continue your journey on the next available Air France* flight in the same cabin as the initial booking, or
  • continue your journey on the  flight of another carrier with which Air France has reached an agreement in such a situation if the circumstances allow it.
 

(B)  If you are denied boarding due to a situation that is within our control or for safety purposes:
  • you may decide to continue your journey on the next available Air France* flight in the same cabin as the initial booking or at a later date at your convenience subject to availability , or
  • continue your journey on the flight of another carrier with which Air France has reached an agreement in such a situation if the circumstances allow it , or
  • if you refuse the alternate travel arrangements offered because travelling no longer serves a purpose, we will refund the unused portion of the ticket or, if you are not at your point of origin, refund your ticket and provide you with a confirmed reservation back to your point of origin that accommodates your needs.


  * If you are travelling on a codeshare flight, operated by another airline, we recommend that you contact the carrier directly, as it may be in a better position to make the appropriate accommodation arrangements.

6. Compensation:

If you are a passenger who is denied boarding involuntarily because of a situation within our control, you will be entitled to receive "denied boarding compensation" from Air France, unless:

  • you have not fully complied with the Air France ticketing and check-in requirements, or you are not acceptable for transportation under Air France' rules and practices. For more information on refusal to transport, see Rule 25 of our Tariff;

  • the flight is canceled or delayed;

  • You are offered accommodations on the same flight as the one specified on your ticket, at no extra charge.

Amount of the compensation voucher (refundable) calculated according to your time of arrival at destination:

A - 900 CAD if the arrival at the destination is delayed by less than six hours
B - 1,800 CAD if the arrival at the destination is delayed by six hours or more, but less than nine hours  
C - 2,400 CAD if the arrival at the destination is delayed by nine hours and more
 
See more information on Denied Boarding in Rule 87 of our Tariff.

Seat assignment to children under the age of 14 years

Air France will facilitate the free allocation of a seat to a child under the age of 14 years in close proximity to their parent, guardian or tutor. However, it is not always possible to automate this function when families travel with a fare that does not allow seat selection in advance or when traveling with separate bookings. That is why we encourage you to contact our Reservations Department to ensure that seats are properly allocated prior to your trip.

See more information on seat selection in Rule 60 of our Tariff

Our Tariff

An air carrier's Tariff is the document that contains the terms and conditions of carriage applicable to the air services it provides.

(For travel between Canada and a foreign country/region)

*Tariffs are subject to change without notice.
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