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2017 Air Canada Baggage Allowance & Excess Baggage Fees

Review Air Canada baggage allowances and charges before travelling.

air canada carry on allowance

Air Canada’s carry on allowance is one cabin bag that weighs no more than 10 kg (22 lbs) and that has dimensions of no more than 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 are permitted to 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). Passengers travelling with an infant not occupying their own seat may carry one additional standard cabin bag for the child’s belongings.

Air Canada pets in cabin

Air Canada allows cats and small dogs to travel in the cabin, providing they are transported in a carrier with dimensions no greater than 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 weight of the pet and carrier combined must not exceed 10 kg (22 lbs). The fee 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 allowed in the cabin.

air canada checked baggage

The Air Canada checked baggage allowance depends on the fare you have purchased and the route you are travelling on. Below are some examples for travel on an economy fare, as well as 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 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.

air canada exceptional items

Exceptional items, like musical instruments and sports equipment, are normally accepted as one item of checked baggage. Handling charges apply to some items, however. Bicycles, for example, incur a handling charge of $50-$59, one way. Sports equipment should be booked with the airline at least 24 hours before you travel.

air canada pets in hold

Pets can travel in the hold, provided the combined weight of the pet and its carrier does not exceed 45 kg (100 lbs) and 292 cm (115 inches) in total dimensions. Fees start at $105, one way.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 01.08.2017:

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