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Air Canada

About Air Canada

Air Canada was founded in 1937 and its main hub is Toronto Pearson International Airport. The other hubs are at Calgary, Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau, and Vancouver International Airport. Air Canada has over 400 aircraft in its fleet and offers flights to 350 destinations in 125 countries worldwide.

Air Canada is one of the founding members of the Star Alliance. Star Alliance is now one of the largest airline alliances in the world, boasting nearly 700 million passenger members. Passengers with memberships in the alliance can benefit in the form of priority boarding and flight upgrades. Other airlines which are part of the Star Alliance include Asiana Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Codeshare agreements form part of Air Canada's flight programmes. Partner airlines include Thai Airways and Air New Zealand.

How do I check-in online with Air Canada?

If you are going to check-in online for your flight, you will need your travel documents and Star Alliance membership number (if available). Air Canada's online check-in allows you to choose your seat, as well as print and download your boarding pass up to 24 hours before your flight leaves. You can even print your boarding pass at an airport kiosk if it's more convenient. Then, all you'll need to do is drop your bags off at one of the baggage drop-off points at the airport.

Online check-in is not available for unaccompanied minors, customers with special requests, customers travelling with pets, as well as customers travelling with a wheelchair or those that require special medical assistance.

What is my checked baggage allowance on Air Canada?

The Air Canada baggage policy states that you are allowed one bag up to 23 kg. Bags must not exceed a maximum size limit of 158 cm, which includes the total combined length, width and height of your bag. Multiple bags, even if under the weight threshold, will incur additional fees. Business class passengers and Star Alliance members are allowed additional baggage, but amounts are dependent on the specific flight route. Please contact Air Canada for specific requirements.

Sports equipment must also conform to the size and weight regulations. If included, they will count as a single unit. Occasionally, some bags will need to be opened by security during screening. If you have used a Travel Sentry Approved or Safe Skies lock, our agencies will be able to access your bags. However, if you choose to lock your bag another way, the lock, as well as the bag itself, may be damaged if security access is required. Therefore, these locks are fitted at your own risk.

To avoid baggage handling delays, please do not use bungee cords or other types of straps around your luggage, as they can impede processing through the system. Likewise, please remove old airline labels to avoid them from being erroneously scanned. For safety, always have your name, address, contact information, and your final destination clearly labelled on the inside and outside of your baggage.

What hand luggage can I take on Air Canada?

The Air Canada hand luggage allowance states that you can bring two items on board. One can be as large as 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm, but you must be able to place it in the overhead bins yourself. The smaller bag, usually a handbag, laptop bag, or briefcase, cannot be larger than 43 cm x 33 cm x 16 cm. Don’t forget that these size limitations include extraneous parts of the bag, including wheels and handles. There are no weight limitations, but oversized bags will have to be checked-in as hold baggage, which will incur additional fees.

Children travelling on an adult’s lap without dedicated seats are not provided extra baggage allowance. However, passengers are allowed to carry on an extra suitably sized bag for baby care supplies, such as nappies and baby food.

Liquids are restricted onboard. If you plan to take them with you in cabin baggage, they must be in containers with a maximum volume of 100ml. This restriction includes toothpaste, creams, gels, lip balm, and lipstick. All items of this type must be presented to security and stored in a clear plastic bag that measures no larger than 20 cm x 20 cm.

For safety and security, car and house keys should always be placed in your cabin baggage and taken onboard with you. The same applies to high-value personal belongings that you prefer to keep in contact with you at all times, including cameras, jewellery, and electronic devices. Please keep in mind that when passing through security, all electronic devices need to be turned on to prove that they are operational.

Where does Air Canada fly from?

Air Canada operates hundreds of domestic and international flights. Here are some of their most popular routes:

  • Flights from Toronto to New York
  • Flights from Toronto to Chicago
  • Flights from Toronto to London
  • Flights from Vancouver to New York
  • Flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong
  • Flights from Calgary to Toronto
  • Flights from Montreal to Paris
  • Flights from Montreal to London

Latest customer reviews on Air Canada flights

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3.4 /5
Total reviews based on: 49
London
Ottawa
Heathrow - Ottawa International ( LHR - YOW )
1.0 /5
J
Date 2019-11-04 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Having paid over £950 for a return flight, I expected to be able to take a suitcase, but at the airport I was charged an extra £45 each way, which hadn't been flagged up, and which I wasn't expecting. Plus my case arrived back in the UK 24 hours after I did. Very unhappy.

2.3 /5
3 reviews
London
Quebec
Heathrow - Sainte Foy Airport ( LHR - YQB )
4.0 /5
Alan
Date 2019-10-27 Location Shropshire Age Over 70 Class Economy

Found the whole experience very good

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Cancun
Milan
Cancun - Malpensa ( CUN - MXP )
1.0 /5
RIVERA
Date 2019-10-15 Location ITALY Age 51-70 Class Economy

Check better the help because the chat did not work and my fly was cancelled from Frankfurt to Milano end youu did not give me an other fly choice and I had to run on the airport to find myself a fly to milano

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Charlottetown
Newark - Nj
Charlottetown - Newark International Airport ( YYG - EWR )
3.0 /5
Tam
Date 2019-10-01 Location Scotland Age 51-70 Class Economy

Meine Frau und ich war nicht in Charlottetown. Wir waren in Toronto.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Edinburgh
Orlando
Turnhouse - Orlando International ( EDI - MCO )
1.0 /5
Ing
Date 2019-09-27 Location Uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

Outbound flights were changed with the 2nd flight leaving earlier than the 1st flight arriving. Couldn't change to another airline which would have meant sitting in an airport for 10 hours. Got a refund but lost around £40 for a fee. Not great service. No apology. First time user and after this service I would avoid.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Toronto
New York
Pearson International Airport - La Guardia ( YYZ - LGA )
5.0 /5
Fran
Date 2019-09-26 Location Etobicoke ont Age Over 70 Class Economy

Excellent. Thank you

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Toronto
Vancouver
Pearson International Airport - Vancouver International ( YYZ - YVR )
5.0 /5
Sheikh
Date 2019-09-19 Location Age 31-50 Class Economy

Amazing

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Ottawa
Boston
Ottawa International - Logan International Airport ( YOW - BOS )
3.0 /5
Rafiki
Date 2019-09-03 Location Germany Age 51-70 Class Economy

The seats on the plane were far too small.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Toronto
Nashville, TN
Pearson International Airport - Nashville Metropolitan Airport ( YYZ - BNA )
4.0 /5
Bob
Date 2019-07-10 Location Uzk Age Over 70 Class Economy

Baggage not included in price As flight was one way system wouldn't allow online checking nor use of self checkin machines

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Vancouver
Anchorage, AK
Vancouver International - Anchorage Intl ( YVR - ANC )
4.0 /5
Snooze
Date 2019-07-03 Location UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

It took off and landed - not much more to say really

4.0 /5
1 reviews

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