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Air Canada Luggage Allowance & Excess Baggage Fees

Review Air Canada luggage allowances and charges before travelling.

air canada carry-on allowance

Air Canada permits passengers to carry one cabin bag with a maximum weight of 10 kg (22 lbs) and dimensions of 23 x 40 x 55 cm (9 x 15.5 x 21.5 inches), plus one personal item with maximum dimensions of 16 x 33 x 43 cm (6 x 13 x 17 inches).

Passengers may also carry additional items, such as a diaper bag, pushchair or small purse measuring no more than 25 x 30 x 14 cm (10 x 12 x 5.5 inches).

children's luggage

Passengers travelling with an infant on their lap may carry one additional standard cabin bag for the child’s belongings.

pets

Small cats and dogs may travel in the cabin, as long as they are transported in a carrier with maximum dimensions of 23 x 40 x 55 cm (9 x 15.5 x 21.5 inches) for a hard-sided carrier, or 27 x 40 x 55 cm (10.5 x 15.5 x 21.5 inches) for a soft-sided carrier. The total weight of pet and carrier must not exceed 10 kg (22 lbs). The cost for carrying a pet on board is $50, one way within Canada and the US (except Hawaii), and $100, one way, for international routes on which pets are permitted in the cabin.

air canada checked-in baggage

The cost of checking bags with Air Canada depends on fare type and route travelled. Below are some examples for travel on an economy fare, including overweight/ oversized charges.

Max. weight per bag: 23 kg (50 lbs)

Max. total dimensions per bag: 158 cm (62 inches)

Within Canada

(Calgary to Toronto), ECONOMY:

1st bag: $26.25 (CAD/USD)

2nd bag: $36.75

Each additional bag: $105.00

Overweight bag: $105 (for bags between 23 – 32 kg (50 – 70 lbs))

Oversized bag: $105 (for bags between 158 – 292 cm (63 – 115 inches))

 

Canada to the US

(Calgary to New York City), ECONOMY:

1st bag: $26.25

2nd bag: $36.75

Each additional bag: $105.00

Overweight/ oversized charges: as above

 

International

Calgary to Paris, ECONOMY

1st bag: Free

2nd bag: $100

Each additional bag: $225

Overweight bag: $100 (for bags between 23 - 32kg (50 - 70lbs))

Oversized bag: $100 (for bags between 158- 292 cm (63 - 115inches))

 

Calgary to London, ECONOMY

1st bag: Free

2nd bag: $100

Each additional bag: $225

Overweight/ oversized charges: $100

 

Calgary to Beijing, ECONOMY

1st bag: Free

2nd bag: Free

Each additional bag: $225

Overweight/ oversized charges: $100

NB Only one excess baggage fee will apply at one time.

exceptional items

Exceptional items, such as sports equipment and musical instruments, will be accepted as one item of checked baggage. Handling charges apply to some items. Bicycles, for example, incur a charge of $50, one way. Sports equipment should be booked with the airline at least 24 hours before travel.

pets

Pets can travel in the hold, provided the combined weight of pet and carrier does not exceed 32 kg (70 lbs) and 292 cm (115 inches) in total dimensions. Fees start at $105, one way.

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