What is the revised Air France cancellation policy in 2022?

Air France has once again amended its cancellation policy due to COVID-19. The updated Air France cancellation policy allows you to cancel, change, or refund your ticket depending on when you purchased it and for what travel date, as indicated below.

  1. If your flight was cancelled, you can: 
    1. Postpone your trip and travel on another flight, as long as you request before your flight’s departure.
    2. Cancel your trip and request a refund if you no longer wish to travel, subject to the laws and regulations of the country of ticket purchase. 
  2. If your ticket was issued before March 1, 2022, for travel on/before June 30, 2022, you can:
    1. Postpone your trip (except for group fares and allotments) and travel later at no additional charge, as long as you pay the difference in fares if the original fare is no longer available.
    2. Cancel your trip and: 
      1. Request a refundable travel voucher to book your new flight anytime within the next 1 year from its date of issue, regardless of the fare conditions of your ticket. 
      2. Request a refund (except for group fares and allotments), if the fare conditions of your ticket permit. 
  3. If your ticket was issued before March 1, 2022, for travel on/after July 1, 2022, you can:
    1. Postpone your trip (except for group fares and allotments) and travel later at no additional charge, as long as you pay the difference in fares if the original fare is no longer available.
    2. Cancel your trip and: 
      1. Request a non-refundable travel voucher to book a new flight. You can use the travel voucher anytime within the next 1 year from its date of issue.
      2. Request a refund (except for group fares and allotments), if the fare conditions of your ticket permit. 
  4. If your ticket was issued between March 1, 2022, and June 28, 2022, you can:
    1. Postpone your trip (except for group fares and allotments) and travel later at no additional charge, as long as you pay the difference in fares if the original fare is no longer available.
    2. Cancel your trip and: 
      1. Request a non-refundable travel voucher to book a new flight. You can use the travel voucher anytime within the next 1 year from its date of issue.
      2. Request a refund (except for group fares and allotments), if the fare conditions of your ticket permit. 
  5. If your ticket was issued on/after June 29, 2022, you can: 
    1. Make changes to your flight booking or cancel it, depending on the fare conditions of your ticket. You may be charged a change/cancellation fee and required to pay the difference in fares plus a service fee if you don’t make the changes online. 

Air France 24-hour Cancellation Policy 

Does Air France have a 24-hour cancellation policy?

The Air France 24-hour cancellation policy applies to all tickets booked directly through Air France (website, mobile app, ticket counter, or call center) to/from the United States. Under this policy, you can cancel your flight booking without penalty if: 

  • You book your ticket for a flight from or to the United States, and
  • You book at least one week before your flight’s departure date, and
  • You cancel your ticket within 24 hours of booking

Air France Canceled Flight Policy 

What if Air France cancels my flight?

The Air France ticket cancellation policy allows you to claim a refund if Air France cancels your flight. If you’re offered an alternative flight, you can either opt for it without paying extra or ask for a refund—the choice is entirely yours.

Air France Business Class Cancellation Policy 

If you’re holding a Fully-Flex Business Class fare, you’re allowed to: 

  • Change your flight and/or travel dates without penalty. 
  • Cancel your ticket and ask for a refund without penalty. 

Air France Cancellation Fee

What is the cancellation fee for Air France?

The cancellation fee on Air France will depend on what type of ticket you’ve purchased and the fare conditions of your ticket. You can view the exact Air France cancellation fee applicable for your ticket in My Bookings before you proceed with the cancellation.

  • Light and Standard fares are non-refundable.
  • Flex (flexible tickets) fares are refundable.

The administrative fees for Air France cancellations are as follows:

  • Cancelling a ticket online on AirFrance.US No fee
  • Cancelling a ticket at the airport/city ticket office USD 20
  • Cancelling a ticket purchased from a travel agency Varies by travel agency
  • Offline reissue of a third-party ticket USD 50 for non-full-flex fares
    No fee for full-flex fares

Air France Refund 

How does the Air France refund policy work?

  • The 24-hour refund policy for tickets to or from the United States will always apply. If you book your ticket from the United States and directly through Air France at least 7 days before departure, you can cancel it within 24 hours and receive a full refund—no matter what type of ticket you’ve purchased. 
  • You can also cancel your ticket and receive a full refund under the following conditions:
    • Air France cancels your flight.
    • Air France delays your flight by more than 5 hours.
    • Air France does not stop its flight at your destination. 
    • Air France denies you boarding on a confirmed booking despite your having checked in on time for your flight. 
    • Air France downgrades your booking class.
    • Your Air France flight is delayed and this causes you to miss a connecting flight in the same itinerary.
  • You can request a refund or a travel voucher online through My Bookings.
  • If your refund request is not available on the My Bookings page, you must fill out the refund request form
  • You can request a refund of your travel voucher online via My Bookings.
  • To request a refund of a Flying Blue reward ticket, get in touch with Flying Blue customer service. 
  • If you purchased your ticket from a travel agent, you must contact them directly to request a refund. 
  • The Air France refund processing time can take several weeks due to a heavy overload. 

Note. If a single booking includes multiple passengers, the cancellation will apply to all the passengers within that booking. 

How to Know if Your Air France Ticket is Refundable

Check the fare conditions of your ticket to see whether you can cancel and refund your ticket or the confirmation email you received after booking your ticket. Alternatively, call Air France or your travel agent and ask.

Cancellations: How to Cancel Your Air France Flight Booking 

How to cancel your ticket and get a refund 

You can cancel your Air France flight booking in the following ways:

  1. For tickets purchased online from Air France’s website, mobile app, ticket counter, or call center, you can cancel:
    • Online through My Bookings.
      (Enter your booking reference number and last name, access your flight booking, and follow the prompts to cancel your flight)
    • By phone (+1-866-399-0587 or a call center in your area). 
  2. For tickets purchased from a travel agent, contact them directly.
  3. For reward tickets, contact Flying Blue directly.

How to Use an Air France Travel Voucher

Your Air France travel voucher is a non-transferrable credit voucher with a 1-year validity. You will receive it by email after making a refund request. You can use your travel voucher to purchase a new ticket or extra options on Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, or Delta Air Lines. Air France allows you to use up to 3 travel vouchers at a time to purchase a ticket.

  • Travel vouchers issued between March 2020 and August 2021 are valid till August 2022. 
  • Vouchers issued after September 1, 2021, are valid for 1 year after the date of issue. 

To use your travel voucher, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the airline’s official website, AirFrance.com 
  2. Log in to your account 
  3. You will be able to view your voucher/vouchers 
  4. On the payment page, enter your voucher number (starts with 057) in the field marked Discount code, voucher, or gift card
  5. Click on the Apply button 
  6. The value of your voucher will be automatically deducted from the total amount due
  7. Pay the balance amount (if any) using any of the payment options available on the website 

If your new ticket’s value is less than the value of your travel voucher, the balance will be converted into a new travel voucher with the same conditions as the original travel voucher.

Frequently Asked Questions on Air France Cancellation Policy

Yes, you can cancel most Air France flight tickets after booking, unless the fare conditions of your ticket do not permit cancellations. Light and Standard fares cannot be cancelled or refunded unless they fall under the COVID-19 travel waiver.

Air France’s fully flex tickets are refundable. For other tickets, you will be charged a cancellation fee, depending on the fare conditions of your ticket.

You have 24 hours to cancel and fully refund an Air France flight to or from the United States, as long as you book your ticket directly through Air France at least 7 days before departure and cancel it within 24 hours of purchasing your ticket.

The Air France cancellation policy for the USA allows you to cancel your flight within 24 hours of purchasing your ticket without paying any penalty if: 

  • Your flight is to or from the United States, and
  • Your flight is at least 7 days later, and 
  • You purchase your ticket directly from Air France
  • You purchase your ticket from the United States

You can cancel your Air France flight booking online through My Bookings or by phone (+1-866-399-0587). If you purchased your ticket from a travel agent, you must get in touch with them directly. If you booked an award ticket, you should contact Flying Blue directly.

You can cancel your Air France flight booking by phone (+1-866-399-0587) or online through My Bookings if you’re comfortable with online transactions. However, if you booked your flight through a travel agent or a website like Skyscanner, you will need to contact them directly to cancel your booking.

2 thoughts on “Air France Cancellation Policy | Cancellation Fee | Refund”

  • Shangamithra says:

    Air France has cancelled my flight and asked me to reschedule it. I want to know if they would charge additionally for the ticket when changing my flight, considering the fact that the flight has been rescheduled by Airfrance and not by me.

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