Does Air France overbook flights?


Like all major airline companies, Air France opens a greater number of seats for booking than are actually available on a flight. This method helps us maintain attractive fare rates and transport several million extra passengers. In practice, it lets us limit the financial loss resulting from the fact that some passengers choose not to take the flights they have reserved. Air France actively works to limit the potential inconveniences of overbooking by:
- seeking volunteers,
- offering compensation awards for those who volunteer to take later flights,
- ensuring a new booking aboard another flight as soon as possible,
- paying for any necessary accommodation costs.