Air Canada Baggage Policy

The Air Canada baggage policy is nothing but the number of bags you are allowed to carry on your flight. Each airline sets its rules for baggage depending on the number of bags, size, and weight, and so does Air Canada. There are mainly three baggage types: carry-on, checked/hold luggage, and Excess baggage. You must read the segment below for more information.

What is Air Canada Baggage Policy?

If you are a new traveler with Air Canada and need to learn about their baggage policy, then you must read the Air Canada baggage policy mentioned below for a clear understanding and a smooth and hassle-free journey.

  • You are permitted to carry one personal item for free.
  • If you are traveling with checked baggage/ hold luggage, you must pay the appropriate charges per bag for every increasing bag.
  • Charges will be applied per the rules if your bag exceeds the allowed weight and size.
  •  You can also carry specific Sports equipment for free; some are chargeable.

Air Canada Carry-on Baggage

According to the Air Canada carry-on baggage policyyou are allowed to carry:

  • One carry-on bag and a personal item (purse, laptop bag, briefcase) per passenger for free.
  • The Carry-on bag should be at most 118 linear centimeters (55 x 40 x 23 cm), including handles and wheels.
  • Your Personal item must not exceed 92 linear centimeters (43 x 33 x 16 cm).
  • The bag must be fixed in the overhead bin or the seat in front of you.

Air Canada Checked Baggage / Hold Luggage

As per the Air Canada checked baggage policy, passengers should consider the points mentioned below.

  • You are allowed to carry one standard bag per passenger.
  • The bag size should not exceed the allowed limit of 158 linear centimeters (length + width + height)
  • The maximum weight limit per bag is 23 kg (50 pounds)

Air Canada Baggage Fees

Yes, you may be required to pay the necessary Air Canada baggage Fee depending on the flight route and fare you have purchased. There is also a discount for passengers serving the US or Canadian military and those enrolled in the Frequent Flyer program. However, you are required to pay the charges for a standard checked bag/ hold luggage of approximately:

  • USD 30 on the first and USD 50 on the second bag for Canadian domestic flights/ to and from the US and Caribbean.
  • No charges for the first bag on International flights to or from Canada.
  • USD 50 - 100 for the second bag on International flights to or from Canada.

Air Canada Fee For Excess Baggage

  • Air Canada levies an excess baggage charge of approximately USD 225 per bag for domestic flights and flights to or from the US and Caribbean.
  • For an International flight to and from Canada again, you must pay an excess baggage charge of USD 225 per bag.

Air Canada Fee For Overweight Baggage

If your bag exceeds the allowed limit of 23 kg (50 Pound) at Air Canada, you are required to pay a fee of approximately:

  • USD 100 per bag if the weight is between 24 to 32 kg (51-70 pounds).
  • Bags exceeding 70 pounds/ 32 kilograms will not be accepted and will be considered Air Cargo. 

Air Canada Fee For Oversize Baggage

Air Canada passengers must pay approximately USD 100 for an oversized bag ranging between 63-115 linear inches (160-292 centimeters). Bags surpassing 115 linear inches/ 292 centimeters will not be considered checked baggage.

Air Canada Sports Equipment Fees

Sports equipment under the size and weight limit of Air Canada policy, such as Skis, Golf bags, hockey, fishing, and lacrosse equipment, will be considered one checked bag. You may need to pay the associated fees.

CPAP Devices

Passengers requiring medical oxygen while traveling can bring their own POC or purchase Air Canada's Medipak oxygen service. Still, you must provide medical approval to travel 48 hours before the departure by contacting the Air Canada Medical Assistance Desk. Note, Canned oxygen will not be accepted as carry-on or checked baggage.

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