As Canada’s primary and largest airline, Air Canada operates domestic and international flights to five continents from its connecting hubs in Toronto-Pearson, Montreal-Trudeau, Vancouver and Calgary.

For the carriage of baggage on the company’s flights, whether it is a cabin bag or baggage to be checked in the hold, it is necessary to respect Air Canada regulations and the limits of size and weights imposed by it. Similarly, certain items may be prohibited or restricted on board. It is therefore best to consult here the information necessary for the preparation of luggage before boarding an Air Canada flight.

 

Cabin baggage:

At Air Canada, regardless of the destination, the cabin baggage allowance authorizes the transport on board of one piece of hand baggage plus one piece of personal baggage, of the following dimensions:

 

  • Cabin baggage: 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm maximum. (Length x Width x Depth)
  • Personal baggage: 33 cm x 43 cm x 16 cm maximum. (Length x Width x Depth)

Example of cabin baggage and personal item: wheeled suitcase, backpack, laptop, cat in a cage, items purchased at the airport, sports rackets, camera case, garment bag.

For children under 2 years old, one additional piece of baggage is allowed for the child’s personal effects.

 

Checked baggage:

At Air Canada, the number and weight limits for checked baggage depend on the class of ticket and the destination, but also on the status of the traveler:

International flights:

 

  • In economy class:
    Without special status: 1 piece of luggage of 23 kg maximum.
    Super Elite 100, Elite 75, 50 or 35, Star Alliance Gold status: 3 pieces of luggage of 32 kg each
    Prestige 25 status: 2 pieces of luggage of 23 kg each
  • In premium economy class:
    Without special status or Prestige 25: 2 pieces of luggage of 23 kg each
    Super Elite 100, Elite 75, 50 or 35, Star Alliance Gold status: 3 pieces of luggage of 32 kg each
  • In Premium red class and Business class:
    Without special status or Prestige 25: 2 pieces of luggage of 23 kg each.
  • Super Elite 100, Elite 75, 50 or 35, Star Alliance Gold status: 3 pieces of baggage of 32 kg each.

 

National flights:

 

  • In economy class:
    Without special status: no deductible: no free baggage.
    In Prestige 25 and Star Alliance Silver status: 2 pieces of luggage of 32 kg each
    Super Elite 100, Elite 75, 50 or 35, Star Alliance Gold status: 3 pieces of luggage of 32 kg each
  • In premium economy class:
    Without special status or Prestige 25: 2 pieces of luggage of 23 kg each.
    Super Elite 100, Elite 75, 50 or 35, Star Alliance Gold status: 3 pieces of baggage of 32 kg each.
  • In Premium red class and Business class:
    Without special status or Prestige 25: 2 pieces of luggage of 23 kg each.
    Super Elite 100, Elite 75, 50 or 35, Star Alliance Gold status: 3 pieces of baggage of 32 kg each.

 

Sports equipment:

Firearms: A maximum of three firearms per person is allowed.
Inflatable balls and bowling balls: Inflatable balls such as basketballs, soccer balls and volleyballs are accepted as checked baggage or as carry-on baggage. Bowling balls are accepted as checked baggage only.
Golf club: Provided it weighs less than 23 kg, a golf bag containing approximately 14 clubs, 12 golf balls and a pair of golf shoes counts as one item of checked baggage allowance depending on the type of tariff.
Bicycle: Bicycles are accepted only subject to space availability and must be registered in advance at the time of reservation. Each bicycle counts as one item of checked baggage allowance per fare type.
the weight and size limit is: 32 kg for a maximum of 292 cm.

Broomball or Curling Equipment: One broom and one bag of equipment count as one item of checked baggage allowance depending on the fare type.

Hockey, Lacrosse, Ringette or Cricket Equipment: One bag of equipment and a maximum of two sticks taped together count as one item of checked baggage allowance per fare type.

Kayak Equipment: Kayaks are accepted subject to availability, and must be registered in advance at the time of booking on Air Canada aircraft.

Scuba Equipment: When packed separately, the following items count as one item of checked baggage allowance per your fare type: empty scuba tank, regulator, pressure gauge, harness, mask, pair of fins, snorkel, knife, spear gun, air gun and life jacket.

Pole Vault Equipment: One pole counts as one item of checked baggage allowance per fare type. The pole must not measure more than 515 cm.

Archery equipment and arrows: Bows and arrows are accepted as checked baggage

Fishing Equipment: If packed separately, the following items count as one item of checked baggage allowance per fare type: fishing rod in case + tackle box, bag + reels, landing net, Boots, safety jacket.

One self-inflating lifejacket per person is accepted in carry-on or checked baggage, provided that: a maximum of two small cylinders of carbon dioxide or another suitable Division 2.2 gas are included, and that it is accompanied by a maximum of two spare bottles.

Skydiving Equipment: Parachutes (including those with automatic activation devices) are accepted as checked baggage or carry-on baggage and count as one item of the allowance if within the weight and size limits. baggage allowance. Parachutes must not contain gas cylinders or other prohibited items.

Ice skates: for non-removable skate blades, skates are permitted as carry-on baggage provided they remain in their bag at all times. As for removable skates, removable skate blades are not accepted in carry-on baggage. They must be stowed in checked baggage.

Inline skates: Inline skates are accepted in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.

Beach boards, boogie boards, long and regular skateboards: A board or bag containing equipment for practicing any of these sports counts as one item of the checked baggage allowance permitted by fare type . Maximum length of 158 cm (total linear dimensions), Maximum weight of: 23 kg.

Surfboards, kiteboards, wakeboards, paddle boards and kayaks: are only accepted subject to space availability and must be registered at the time of reservation. A board and a pair of paddles count as one item of checked baggage allowance depending on the fare type. Maximum length: 292 cm, and maximum width: 60 cm. Except for motorized boards which are not accepted as either checked or carry-on baggage as they are powered by gasoline.

Rackets (Badminton, Squash, Tennis): A case containing a racket counts as one item of checked baggage allowance per fare type.

Skeletons: Skeletons are accepted as checked baggage. It counts as one item of the checked baggage allowance allowed by fare type. Whose authorized dimensions are: Maximum length: 203 cm, maximum linear dimensions (length + width + height): 292 cm, maximum weight: 32 kg

Skis and snowboards: One bag of ski boots or one bag of snowboarding equipment with boots.

 

Items prohibited at Air Canada:

Items prohibited in the cabin:

  • Firearms: Pistols, revolvers, rifles, rifles, reproductions of firearms and imitations, parts of firearms (except sights or telescopic sights).
  • Other types of weapons: Air pistols and rifles, flare guns. Harpoons and spearguns. Crossbows, slingshots and slingshots. Flare guns and choke guns.
  • Pointed and Sharp Objects: Edged weapons or similar toys. Axes, spears, javelins, arrows and darts. Knives and scissors with a blade longer than 6 cm. Sabers, swords, cleavers, machetes, throwing stars.
  • Tools: Drills, bits, professional knives. Saws, screwdrivers. Levers, hammers, pliers. Keys, Torches.
  • Containing Objects: Baseball bats, sticks and canes Oars, skateboards. Billiard cues

Items prohibited in the hold:

  • Explosives (including primers, detonators, primers, grenades, mines, explosives)
  • Flammable liquids (including gasoline and methanol).
  • Flammable solids and reactive substances (including magnesium, lighters, fireworks and flares).
  • Organic oxidizers and peroxides (including bleach and body repair kits)
  • Poisonous or infectious substances (including rat poison and contaminated blood)
  • Radioactive materials (including isotopes for medical or commercial use)
  • Corrosives (including mercury and car batteries)
  • Engine parts that have contained fuel.
  • Electronic cigarettes can only be carried on your person or in hand luggage and NEVER as hold luggage.

 

Traveling with restricted items at Air Canada:

The transport of Liquids and Gels:

In the cabin:

Liquids, gels and aerosols are accepted in cabin baggage if they meet the following conditions:

They must be placed in containers of 100 ml or less.
The containers are placed in a transparent, closed plastic zipper bag, with a maximum capacity of one litre.

Only one plastic zipper bag is allowed per passenger.

In the hold:

Liquids, gels and aerosols (e.g. hairspray, medicines containing alcohol, perfume and cologne) are accepted in checked baggage, provided that:

Their total capacity does not exceed 2 l or 2 kg per passenger.
The net capacity of each item does not exceed 500ml or 500g.

Dry ice, salt water or gel pack / Freezer pack:

Products whose packaging contains dry ice are accepted in carry-on baggage or checked baggage, provided that they are properly wrapped in such a way as to be waterproof, then placed in a box or container that is well ventilated, in order to to allow the release of carbon dioxide; is in good condition and undamaged. Dry ice must not weigh more than 2.5 kg per passenger.

The powder :

Powdered products over 350ml must be packed in checked baggage.

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