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Mobile Check-in

Check in to your Air Canada flights from wherever you are! Simply visit mobile.aircanada.com and select the Check-in option. You can receive your Electronic Boarding Pass directly to your mobile device or confirm your "check-in" to secure your seat on the plane.

What services are offered with Mobile Check-in?

You can use Mobile Check-in just like our Web Check-in to:
  • Select your seat
  • Stand by for an earlier flight*
  • Stand by for upgrades*
  • Make same-day changes*
  • Confirm your baggage amounts
  • Cancel your check-in
  • Purchase a Last Minute Upgrade to the Business Class cabin*
  • Make a same-day flight change* and
  • Pay any applicable additional checked baggage charges

* if eligible

Who can use Mobile Check-in?

  • Bookings with a maximum of four (4) people.
  • Passengers flying on Air Canada or Air Canada Express (operated by Jazz only). Flights operated by other airlines are not eligible for Mobile Check-in).
  • Passengers with an electronic ticket.
  • Passengers flying with or without baggage.

What type of device can I use to access Mobile Check-in?

You can access Mobile Check-in from most mobile devices that have an internet browser and internet capabilities. In addition, to receive an Electronic Boarding Pass from a Mobile Check-in, your mobile device must be capable of receiving e-mails or text (SMS) messages. These capabilities are provided through your wireless provider and may cost extra. Please consult your mobile device manual and your wireless service provider for more details.

Which flights are eligible?

  • Passengers flying on Air Canada or Air Canada Express (operated by Jazz only). Flights operated by other airlines are not eligible for Mobile Check-in).
  • All domestic Canadian flights.
  • All flights to the US and from select US cities.
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  • All flights to International destinations and from select International airports.
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When can I check in with my mobile?

    At any time within the 24-hour period* prior to the departure of all your flights; and
  • at least 45 minutes prior to departure for flights within Canada**
  • at least 60 minutes prior to departure for flights between Canada and other countries (including the U.S.)
  • if you have a connecting flight, up to 24 hours prior to departure time of your final connecting flight

* Always use airport local time of the last flight in your itinerary to determine when you can check in.
** Exception: the check-in deadline for flights departing from Toronto’s city airport (YTZ) is 20 minutes.

How does Mobile Check-in work?

NOTE: To access Air Canada Mobile Services, simply type mobile.aircanada.com on your mobile device's Web browser.
Step 1: Open your Web browser on your Internet-enabled mobile device and navigate to mobile.aircanada.com. Once there, select the "Check-in" option.
Step 2: Enter your first name, last name, identification number (Aeroplan number or booking reference) and departure city.
Step 3: Select the passengers you wish to check in or make changes for.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to select your seat, enter your number of checked bags and complete your check-in.
Step 5: If eligible for an Electronic Boarding Pass, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number to complete your check-in and receive your Electronic Boarding Pass. Otherwise, you can obtain your boarding pass at the airport at a Self-Service Kiosk or with an Air Canada agent.
What do I do after I complete my Mobile Check-in?
I have completed my Mobile Check-in and...


I received a Mobile
Check-in confirmation
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I received an Electronic Boarding Pass

No bags to check

1 or more
bags to check

No bags to check

1 or more
bags to check

Print my boarding pass at an
Airport Kiosk



Print my boarding pass and tag my bag(s) at an Airport Kiosk, or go see an agent

Tag my bag(s)* at an Airport Kiosk or go see an agent

Drop off my checked bags at the Baggage Drop-off
Drop off my checked bags at the Baggage Drop-off

Proceed to security

Proceed to the gate, board the plane and enjoy my flight!
* Customers may now take advantage of self-tagging on eligible routes by printing and attaching their own baggage tags, and carrying their baggage to the Baggage Drop-off. This is a new service offered by Air Canada at the following airports: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, as well as Paris (Charles De Gaulle), Frankfurt, Boston (Logan), Copenhagen and London (Heathrow).

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* You may complete Mobile Check-in from this city. However, security regulations require that your boarding pass be issued at the airport. You will be provided with a check-in confirmation at the end of the transaction.