Travel Update

Changes to checked baggage policy

September 1, 2011

Consistent with the baggage policies of other major carriers, Air Canada is revising its checked baggage policy for tickets issued on/after September 7, 2011, for travel on/after October 27, 2011 for customers with an Economy Class ticket as follows:

  • For travel between Canada and the United States*, a first bag fee of $ 25CAD/USD applies;
  • For travel between Canada/USA and Africa, the Middle East and Russia/ Asia* and Australia/ South America* a second bag fee of $70 CAD/USD applies.

Also effective for tickets issued on/after September 7, for travel on/after October 27, Star Alliance Silver as well as customers who are not a part of Air Canadas Top Tier program holding an Executive Class/First ticket will be able to check two bags at no cost instead of three bags.

The second baggage fees already in place for Economy Class travel to/from the Canada, USA, the Caribbean, Europe and India will remain unchanged.

We invite you to view our complete checked baggage policy, including exceptions and other important details.

*Please view our complete checked baggage policy for exceptions.

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