Limits of Liability
For travel wholly between points in Canada, liability for the loss or delay of, damage to, or delay in the delivery of baggage is limited to $1,500 CAD per passenger unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges are paid. Please note that only one passenger may file a claim per bag.
If your international travel (including domestic portions on international travel) is subject to the Warsaw Convention, liability is limited to approximately $20 USD (20 EUR) per kg per passenger for checked baggage, and approximately $400 USD (400 EUR) per passenger for unchecked baggage.
If your international travel (including domestic portions on international travel) is subject to the Montreal Convention, Air Canada and Air Canada Express' liability in respect of destruction, loss of, or damage or delay to baggage is limited to 1,131 Special Drawing Rights (approximately EUR 1,357; US $1,663) per passenger, in most cases.
Subject to the provisions of the Montreal Convention and the Warsaw Convention where applicable, Air Canada assumes no liability for liquids, valuables or items whose loss may cause serious damage, such as money, jewellery, silverware, negotiable papers, securities, computers, cameras, cellular phones, business documents, samples, paintings, antiques, artifacts, manuscripts, prescription drugs, or irreplaceable books or publications. Unless otherwise specified, a valuable will be deemed any item whose value is $1,000 CAD or more per kilogram, or $1 CAD per gram. In addition, Air Canada assumes no liability for damage or spoilage of perishable items resulting from delay to the extent that the damage or spoilage is due to the inherent nature of the perishable item, or for loss or delay of unsuitably or inadequately packed items, to the extent that the destruction, loss or damages resulted from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the baggage, or, in the case of delay, that the carrier, its agents, and servants took all measures that could reasonably be required to avoid the damage, or that it was impossible to take such measures.