Travel with a travel companion
A travel companion is required in the following cases :
- To accompany a person with a mental disability which prevents them from understanding and applying safety instructions,
- To accompany a person who is both blind and deaf, which may hinder possible communication with the crew,
- To accompany a person with a motor-based disability, which may physically prevent them from participating autonomously in an evacuation.
Most people with paraplegia, paralysis, or who are missing both upper limbs can travel without a travel companion. However, a travel companion is mandatory for most people with quadriplegia.
The travel companion must meet the following requirements:
- They must be autonomous* and over the age of 18.
- They cannot take care of a passenger with a disability while also caring for :
- a child under the age of 4 (on flights in Metropolitan and Overseas France),
- a child under the age of 5 (on international flights),
- or another passenger with a disability**.
- if they are physically capable of participating in an aircraft evacuation,
- if they are able to understand and apply safety instructions.