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Air Canada Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance9/10
Checked Baggage Allowance6/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade7.3/10

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Carry-On Summary

Air Canada allows you to bring 1 piece of standard carry-on baggage, in along with 1 "personal article", such as a laptop, purse, jacket, etc.

You carry-on baggage may weigh no more than 10kg (22lbs), and be able to fit into the bin at the airport. The dimensions of the bin are 23cm x 40cm x 55cm (9in x 15.5in x 21.5in).

The second item (personal article) can also weigh up to 10kg, but is limited in size to 16x33x43cm (6x13x17in).

Please note that carry-on sizes are more strictly enforced now that Air Canada no longer allows any free checked baggage on some flights.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

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Checked Baggage Summary

As of late 2014, Air Canada Economy passengers are no longer allowed any free checked baggage on flights within Canada. Your first two checked bags will cost $25 each, plus tax, on these flights, with $100 charged for additional bags. Bags are limited to 23kg/50lbs each.

Flying between Canada and the US, Air Canada does not allow any free checked baggage allowance, and charges $25 for the first checked bag. A second checked bag will cost another $35. Bags are limited to 23kg/50lbs.

On intercontinental routes, Air Canada typically allows one free bag of 23kg/50lbs, with a fee for the second bag dependent on your destination, with some exceptions on specific routes where there are increased weight limits.

Executive Class and Executive First passengers are usually entitled to 1 additional free bag when compared to Economy Class passengers. The weight limit is also increased, allowing for up to 32kg (70 lbs) per piece.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist


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Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

Oversize and Overweight bags are usually charged $75 for domestic and continental flights, and $100 for international/intercontinental routes. Most bags are considered overweight if they exceed the 23kg (50 lbs) weight limit. These bags may never exceed 32kg (70lbs) each. On some routes, the allowance is for 32kg/70lbs bags, in which case no overweight fee applies.

Extra bags in addition to the standard Air Canada free baggage allowance will cost between $20-$35 for a second bag, with a 3rd bag costing an additional $100 on most routes. On international routes, Air Canada charges up to $225 for an additional bag.

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