Air France is the national flag carrier of France and one of the largest airlines in Europe. Air France operates flights to over 200 destinations in 95 countries, as well as domestic flights within France. The Air France is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that offers customers access to a worldwide network of flights and services. If you are planning to fly with Air France, you might be wondering about the payment options available for booking your ticket. In this article, we will explain the different ways you can pay for your flight on Air France’s website, mobile app or service center.
Debit and Credit Cards
One of the most common and convenient ways to pay for your flight is by using your debit or credit card. Air France accepts the following payment cards: American Express, AIR FRANCE KLM – AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners Club, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron and UATP / AirPlus. The payment cards accepted may vary depending on your country of departure and the currency of payment.
You can book your flight easily and securely on Air France’s website or mobile app with your debit or credit card, and you will receive an email confirmation with your booking details and e-ticket number. You can also pay by debit or credit card through Air France’s service center by phone.
Air France has adopted solutions that guarantee transaction security and protect your personal data, such as the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) software and the TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.2 protocol. These software encrypt the data you send over the internet and prevent it from being read by unauthorized parties.
Air France has also implemented security purchase protocols “verified by Visa” and “Securcode by MasterCard” for all the payments that use these circuits. These protocols require you to enter a personal password (SecureCode) or a transaction authorization number sent to your mobile phone by SMS, in order to verify that you are the legitimate cardholder and authorize the payment.
Another option to pay for your flight is by using PayPal, an online payment service that allows you to send and receive money without sharing your financial information. PayPal is widely used and trusted by millions of users around the world. To use PayPal, you need to have a PayPal account linked to your bank account or debit or credit card.
You can choose PayPal as your payment method on Air France’s website or mobile app, and you will be redirected to PayPal’s website to complete the transaction. Then you will need to log in to your PayPal account and confirm the payment. You will then receive an email confirmation from both PayPal and Air France with your booking details and e-ticket number.
Payment by PayPal is processed through Air France’s partner Global Collect. Your payment data is transmitted to Global Collect via a secure connection and for the sole purpose of processing your requested payment. Your data is never communicated to third parties or used for commercial purposes.
You can pay by bank transfer if you book your trip at least 16 days before your departure date. Your bank may apply a bank transfer fee. Please contact your bank for more information concerning the amount of this fee. Depending on your country, payments made by bank transfer may be processed by Air France’s partner Global Collect or by Air France directly.
During the reservation process, Air France provides the bank information needed to process your bank transfer, including the IBAN and BIC codes for the receiving bank account. You must proceed with payment within 3 days of booking your trip so Air France receives your payment in time to guarantee your reservation.
To request a bank transfer, you must do the following:
- Use your bank’s online banking service (if your bank offers online bank transfers)
- Complete a bank transfer request form at your bank
- Depending on your country, please indicate the reference number (12-digit code located on the payment confirmation page and in the confirmation e-mail) or the reservation number in the payment instructions.
If you are a resident of France, you can pay for your tickets and flight options with cheques vacances for flights operated by Air France or KLM:
- In metropolitan France
- To or from overseas France
- To European Union countries
The total amount of cheques vacances used as payment must not exceed the total amount to be paid.
You can use cheques vacances as a payment method on Air France’s website or mobile app, or through Air France’s service center by phone. You will need to send your cheques vacances by registered mail.
Security and Fraud Prevention
Air France takes security and fraud prevention seriously and has implemented various measures to protect against unauthorized transactions. Air France has adopted solutions that guarantee transaction security and protect your personal data, such as the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) software and the TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.2 protocol. The Air France has also implemented security purchase protocols “verified by Visa” and “Securcode by MasterCard” for all payments that use these circuits.
Air France offers a variety of payment options to suit the needs of its customers. Whether you prefer to pay with a debit or credit card, PayPal, bank transfer, or cheques vacances, Air France has got you covered. The next time you book a flight with Air France, choose the payment method that works best for you.