Baggage Screening and Locked Bags
For your security, all checked bags must be screened and cleared for travel. In some cases, bags may have to be opened and searched. If you choose to lock your bag, it is recommended to use a lock that can be opened by airport security agencies, (e.g. Travel Sentry Approved or Safe Skies lock). You may use other means of locking your bags; however, it is with the understanding that the screening process may result in damage to the lock or to the bag itself, and may cause baggage delays.
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) also provides essential information on the many aspects of the pre-board screening process.
Special Packing Tips
The following items must always be placed in your carry-on baggage:
- laptop computers*,
- car and house keys,
- high value items such as cameras, jewellery and electronic devices.
- Do not wrap bungee cords, ties or straps around baggage.
- Remove all old airline tags from your luggage.
- Attach identification tags to the inside and outside of the bag, noting your destination as well as home address and relevant contact information.
* On smaller aircraft (e.g. Jazz Dash-8 or CRJ) with limited onboard storage space, customers are asked to deposit their carry-on items on a cart as they board the plane. Laptop computers must be removed from any carry-on baggage that is deposited on such carts.