Travel Update

Carry-On Baggage (Customers reminded of security measures)

Air Canada advises customers to keep in mind security measures when preparing to travel.

The maximum quantity of liquids, gels and aerosols permitted in carry-on baggage is 100ml/100g (3.4 oz.) per article. These items must be placed in one clear, closed and re-sealable plastic bag no larger than one litre (one quart). There is a limit of one bag per person, which must be removed from carry-on luggage and placed separately in a screening bin at airport security.

Unsealed, open, coloured or opaque plastic bags of any size with liquids, gels or aerosols in containers of any size will not be permitted through pre-boarding security screening in carry-on baggage. Similarly, liquids, gels or aerosols in containers larger than 100ml/100g (3.4 oz) will not be permitted through security screening as carry-on.

For specifications regarding permitted types and quantities of liquids and gels, as well as accepted packaging, please consult the Reminder to Travellers (pdf file, 267 KB).

Passengers with connecting flights are advised not to purchase liquids or gels in containers over 100ml/100g (3.4oz) on board the aircraft (or at duty-free), if they do not have access to checked luggage between connecting flights or room in their checked luggage to pack their duty-free purchases before re-checking their bags for their next flight.

Air Canada allows a maximum of one standard article 23cm x 40cm x 55cm weighing a maximum of 10 kg, and one personal article 16cm x 33cm x 43cm weighing a maximum of 10 kg. More information on Air Canada's carry-on baggage allowance is available at .

For more detailed information on security requirements, customers are advised to consult Transport Canada (, U.S. Transportation Security Administration (, British Airports Authorities ( or official websites of other jurisdictions.

To avoid unnecessary wait times at the airport, Air Canada recommends that customers check-in online at where available, and arrive at the airport at the standard times before departure:

  • 60 minutes for domestic Canada departures
  • 90 minutes for U.S. transborder departures to/from the United States
  • Two hours for departures to/from all other international destinations
Due to heightened security screening by authorities, it is recommended that customers reduce carry-on baggage as much as possible.

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