Traveling with a companion

Air France may require the presence of a travel companion for the safety of disabled or reduced-mobility passengers. His or her role is to assist in case of an emergency, particularly in the case of aircraft evacuation. A travel companion is required only in the following cases:
  • If the passenger has a severe mental disability that prevents him or her from understanding and applying safety instructions.
  • If the passenger is both blind and deaf, thereby preventing the possibility of communication with the crew.
  • If the passenger has a motor-based disability that physically prevents him or her from participating in an evacuation. Most paraplegics and people with paralysis or who are missing both arms can therefore travel without a travel companion. However, a travel companion is mandatory for most quadriplegics.

A disabled or reduced-mobility child can travel alone as an unaccompanied child if:
  • he or she is physically capable of participating in an aircraft evacuation,
  • he or she is able to understand and apply safety instructions.

The travel companion must meet the following requirements:
  • Be over the age of 18 and autonomous*.
  • Not taking care of a disabled or reduced-mobility passenger while also taking care of a child under the age of 4 (on flights in France and its overseas departments and territories), a child under the age of 5 (on international flights), or another disabled or reduced-mobility passenger**.

* With the exception of special cases. For more information, please contact a Saphir agent.
** Exemptions are possible. To learn more about exemption conditions, please inquire at the time of your booking.

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