Air France Expands 'Ready To Fly' Service, Automates Vaccine Pass
In July 2021, Air France launched the “Ready To Fly” service, a free and optional service providing customers confirmation that they have the required health documents for their trip before arriving at the airport.
This service provides customers greater peace of mind and a more seamless travel experience, by avoiding multiple checks on the day of departure.
Ready To Fly, which has proved popular with customers, is being progressively deployed throughout the Air France network. It is currently available on more than 140 routes on departure from 80 airports, representing more than 600 daily flights including:
- All domestic flights in France and to/from Corsica and French Overseas Department ; - Flights to/from the United States, Argentina, Chile and Brazil ; - Flights from France to Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Gabon and Senegal ; - Flights to France on departure from Europe and Canada.
Since its launch, Ready To Fly has been used by over 600,000 customers.
An automated service for domestic flights
Since 24 January, 2022, the vaccine pass has been mandatory on domestic flights in France for passengers aged 16 and over (excluding flights to/from Corsica and the French overseas departments).
To reduce the time required to process the submitted documents, Air France is replacing the manual verification of the vaccine pass with an automated check, ensuring customers travelling in France receive instant confirmation.
This feature is available a few days before departure, in the same way as with any other Ready To Fly document verification process – customers receive an email from Air France inviting them to upload their vaccine pass on a secure online platform.
Customers who have not used the pre-validation service can alternatively scan the QR code of their vaccine pass during check-in at a self-service kiosk at the airport on the day of departure. This service is currently available at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and Toulouse.
This feature will be integrated in the online check-in process in the coming months.
The pre-travel validation of the vaccine pass will limit the number of manual checks required at the boarding gate, and improve flight punctuality.