Electronic Boarding Passes

Pass through security and board your flight paper free!

The next time you check in for an eligible flight, enter your email address or mobile number to have your electronic boarding pass (EBP) sent to your mobile device1 (including Blackberry, iPhone and Android) or to your email inbox.

Air Canada’s electronic boarding pass (EBP) is a 2D barcode image that contains all of the same flight details as the Air Canada boarding pass that you receive when you check in online or at an airport kiosk.

1 You will receive your electronic boarding pass via text (SMS) message sent directly to you mobile device. View Air Canada's Text Message (SMS) Service Terms and Conditions

Flights Eligible for Electronic Boarding Passes

You can receive an electronic boarding pass (EBP) when you travel with an electronic ticket on Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or Air Canada Express from on most of the airports Air Canada serves (with more airports added regularly).

You will not be able to receive an electronic boarding pass if:

  • You are flying out of an airport where the service is not available or
  • You are travelling on a flight operated by another airline
  • Your booking is for more than four passengers or if one of those passengers is an infant (under age 2)

FAQ – More about Electronic Boarding Passes

By email:

You can receive your electronic boarding pass via e-mail. Simply provide your e-mail address during the check-in process and the information will be sent to your inbox. You can then access your electronic boarding pass via your e-mail account on your mobile device. The e-mail will contain the flight information details and a link to your electronic boarding pass:

E-mail (flight details and link) and Electronic Boarding Pass

 

By Text (SMS) message:

You can receive your electronic boarding pass via text (SMS) message sent directly to you mobile device. Simply provide your mobile phone number during the check-in process and the required message will be sent to you. The message will contain a link to your electronic boarding pass:

 

Message 1: Text message (flight details) 
Message 2: Electronic Boarding Pass

If you have no bags to check:

  1. Check in online, with your mobile device or at an airport kiosk to receive your electronic boarding pass via e-mail or text (SMS) message.
  2. Proceed directly to the security checkpoint.
  3. Access your electronic boarding pass via the link in your e-mail or text (SMS) message and show the barcode with the flight information to the security agent.
  4. Proceed to your gate.
  5. Present your barcode to the gate agent to scan and board your flight.
  6. You may also show the in-flight crew your barcode and flight information in order for them to help you to your seat.
  1. Proceed directly to an Air Canada self-tagging kiosk (where available) or to the Baggage Drop-off counter.
  2. Use your electronic boarding pass to retrieve your flight details at the Check-in Kiosk or show your e-mail or text (SMS) message (flight details) at the Baggage Drop-off counter.
  3. Obtain your baggage tags (if self-tagging, tag your bags and proceed to Air Canada Baggage Drop-off).
  4. Proceed to the security checkpoint.
  5. Display your e-mail or text (SMS) message (flight details) to the security agent.
  6. Proceed to your gate.
  7. Access your electronic boarding pass via the link in your e-mail or SMS for the gate agent to scan to board your flight.
  8. You may also show the in-flight crew your e-mail or text (SMS) message in order for them to help you to your seat.
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