Airlines often have special amenities for babies and kids. That’s both to keep them entertained (so that they don’t bother other passengers), and so that they have a great time (kids can often influence travel decisions).
Along those lines, Air France has just unveiled some new products for young travelers, which are ridiculously cute. The roughly two million kids and infants who travel with Air France each year will no doubt appreciate this effort.
Air France’s cuddly toy dog for infants
It’s rare to see airlines offer any sort of amenities for infants, given that they’re limited in what they can do or play with (at least in the context of a plane — you probably don’t want airlines handing out rattles!). That’s why it’s cool to note that Air France has just introduced cuddly toy dogs. In all cabins, infants under the age of two can receive a paper kit containing a cuddly toy dog towel, made of reusable and recyclable soft materials.
Meanwhile for the fancy babies traveling in first class, business class, or premium economy, this kit also comes with a pouch in the Air France colors, with certified organic Castéra thermal water made in France.
How cute is that?!? I’ll be flying Air France’s new business class soon, so you can bet that I’ll be begging the crew for one of these, so that I can bring it home for Miles.
Air France’s fun activity kit for kids
In all cabins on long haul Air France flights, children now receive an activity kit that will hopefully keep them amused onboard, and which they can also take home with them.
The kit contains a little dog-shaped figurine with a suitcase, a toy plane in Air France’s colors, a runway jigsaw puzzle, an activity book, and colored pencils. The kit also unfolds to reveal a French bakery, and the figurine wears a sailor top, two emblematic nods to France.
The kit will automatically be distributed to children ages two to six during the inflight meal service on flights departing Paris.
It’s nice when airlines invest in the passenger experience in a way where there’s no direct ROI, because it shows a bigger vision of trying to deliver a great experience. That’s why it’s cool to see Air France’s new kits for infants and young children.
Anyone else love these new Air France amenities for young travelers?
Don't forget about the kids meals. Miles is too young but I used to like the kids meals very much.
Are those little goats. How adorable they are.
TK, QR, BA, LX, JL, NH, SQ have all given our kids amenity bags / toys. TK and QR being the most elaborate. Its a nice gesture for sure and gets the kids in a good frame of mind.
DL and AA have sometimes handed out the pilot wings badges. When EI pilot saw my 6yr old peering into the cockpit, he let him into the cockpit to sit for a photo with the crew :)
This is fantastic! Traveling SFO-CDG-FCO with my wife and daughter next month in business (somehow we found saver award availability). She’ll be 19 months on this trip.
Her first flight was last year in AF J at 9 months old. The cabin crew was incredibly sweet and gave her a few toys and a certificate for her first flight. The towel/mini-blanket she got then is very similar to this kit.
Did AF ever bring back duty free shopping in the air?
Too bad that my son will be 7 when he next travels in AF J, though I suppose he might be able to ask.
Also worth noting that Flying Blue has a fairly robust family pooling and I'm fairly sure that miles don't expire for under-18s.
Ben, perhaps it's time for your little guy to go on his first Air France trip . . . in F.
my daughters loved the old penguin kit. kudos to AF for doing this well.