About Air France (AF)
Air France (AF) is a subsidiary of the Air France—KLM Group, with its global hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, and regional hub at Paris-Orly. The airline operates a network of routes to 36 domestic and 168 international destinations in 78 countries. More than 45 million passengers fly Air France every year, many of whom travel with the airline’s subsidiary, HOP!, which services the bulk of domestic and regional flights — including destinations in French Overseas departments and territories. The company’s fleet consists of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft for both long and short-haul flights.
Air France runs a hub system similar to many major airlines. Most Air France long-haul international routes originate from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, while Paris-Orly handles the bulk of domestic, regional European, and French Overseas destinations. Lyon-Saint Exupéry and Marseille-Provence serve 30 destinations in France, Europe and Africa. Nice Côte d'Azur and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport pick up the slack. Air France’s most popular international destinations include New York, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei, and Beijing. Regional highlights include Berlin, Dublin, Geneva, and Rome. Its popular seasonal routes include Sofia, Bulgaria, plus Zagreb and Split, Croatia. Flights to Australia and New Zealand are available through one of Air France’s many codeshare agreements.
Choosing your car
Getting a good deal is much more likely when you pair up your Air France car rental with Hertz, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Sixt, and Thrifty. We exist to make that seamless connection leading to greater savings on a wide range of vehicle types. Of course, availability may vary by location, but generally speaking, you’ll find minicars, compact and economy sedans, fullsize, premium and luxury 4-door cars, 7-12 seater minivans, estate wagons, and SUVs.
Tips for Air France Passengers Renting Cars
Air France car rentals include Collision/Loss Damage Waiver (CDW/LDW), Theft Protection (TP), and unlimited mileage.
GPS is an additional option — and one you should consider carefully, especially if driving in a foreign country or unfamiliar region. However, many wireless data carriers are including international roaming allowances in their plans. Therefore, you might be able to save money by using your mobile phone as a navigational device. Keep in mind that a mobile phone holder isn’t always standard feature in all vehicles. Many car hire companies will charge you to have one installed in the car. On top of that, hands-free use is generally a worldwide standard for operating a vehicle. You may find that it’s actually cheaper to go with the onboard GPS, sparing the additional hassles and costs.
For online bookings, the person who pays for the rental must be the person who picks up the rental, and the credit or debit card presented at the time of rental must match the name of the person who made the booking.
The CDW/LDW essentially means that you’re not responsible for any damage above the deductible (also called excess). So, hypothetically speaking, if there’s been $2,000 worth of damage or loss, you’re only responsible for the first $500. Your car rental provider will offer an additional Excess Waiver that covers all liability. However, your credit card may cover the deductible (excess). Check with the card issuer and potential save some money.
Car hire cancellations with Hertz must be made more than two (2) days (48 hours) in advance to receive a full refund, while Dollar and Thrifty require seven (7) days notice.
Minimum age requirements to rent a car vary by location, but generally speaking, anyone under 25 years old is going get hit with a surcharge and have a limited selection of vehicles to choose from.