Traveling with a companion

Air France may require the presence of a travel companion for the safety of disabled passengers. Their 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 them 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 them 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 child can travel alone as an unaccompanied child if:

  • they are physically capable of participating in an aircraft evacuation,
  • they are 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 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 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.