Our baggage policies, products and services

We’ve assembled information on our baggage policies, as well as details on our optional product and service charges. We hope you’ll use this information to plan and personalize your trip with us, and create your ultimate travel experience.

About the prices on this page

Fees are accurate as of August 29, 2016 and subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise stated, fees are in United States dollars (USD) and are inclusive of the minimum (0%) to maximum (20%) tax which may apply, based on your itinerary.

If you’re travelling with Air Canada Vacations

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Carry-on Baggage

When you travel on Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or Air Canada Express (flights operated by Jazz, Air Georgian and Sky Regional), you can bring 1 standard article and 1 personal article on board.

In addition, you can bring your coat, small purse, special need or infant care item, including a small collapsible stroller. View our complete carry-on baggage policy for details.

Checked Baggage

When you travel on Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or Air Canada Express (flights operated by Jazz, Air Georgian and Sky Regional), your free baggage allowance is determined by your fare, destination, date of ticket purchase and frequent flyer status.

Weight and size restrictions - all itineraries

Maximum weight per bag 50 lb (23 kg)
Maximum linear dimensions per bag 62 in (158 cm)

Checked baggage charges

Fees displayed below are per one way of travel.

  • Tango fares:
    • 1st bag: $26.25 - $28.75
    • 2nd bag: $36.75- $40.25
  • Flex fares:
    • 1st bag: free
    • 2nd bag: $36.75- $40.25
  • Latitude fares:
    • 2 bags free

Exception for Tango and Flex fares:
Tickets issued before November 18, 2015 or travel before January 6, 2016: $26.25 - $28.75 for 2nd bag

  • Tango or Flex fares:
    • 1st bag: $25.00 - $26.25
    • 2nd bag: $35.00 - $36.75
  • Latitude fares:
    • 2 bags free
  • Tango fares:
    • 1st bag: $25.00 - $29.50
    • 2nd bag: $35.00 - $41.30
  • Flex fares:
    • 1st bag: free
    • 2nd bag: $35.00 - $41.30
  • Latitude fares:
    • 2 bags free

Exception for Tango and Flex fares:
Tickets issued before November 18, 2015 or travel before January 6, 2016: $25.00 - $29.50 per one way for 2nd bag

Between Canada and other international destinations:

  • 1st bag: free
  • 2nd bag: $100.00 - $118.00

The second bag fee displayed represents the maximum payable fee. The actual fee may be lower for some destinations.  View our complete checked baggage policy

Additional Checked Baggage

Overweight and oversize limits - all itineraries

  • Bags weighing 50 to 70 lb (23 to 32 kg) are accepted as overweight
  • Bags measuring 63 to 115 in (160 to 292 cm) are accepted as oversized.

Additional Checked Baggage Fees

Fees displayed below are per one way of travel.

Overweight/oversized bag

  • Overweight or oversized bag: $105.00 - $115.00
  • Overweight and oversized bag: $105.00 - $115.00 (single fee)

Additional bag

  • Additional bag: $105.00 - $115.00
  • No overweight or oversize fee applies to an additional bag for which the additional bag fee of $105.00 - $115.00 is paid.

Bag that is over and above your standard baggage allowance

Overweight/oversized bag

  • Overweight or oversized bag: $100.00 - $105.00
  • Overweight and oversized bag: $100.00 - $105.00 (single fee)

Additional bag

  • Additional bag: $100.00 - $105.00
  • No overweight or oversize fee applies to an additional bag for which the additional bag fee of $100.00 - $105.00 is paid.

Bag that is over and above your standard baggage allowance

Overweight/oversized bag

  • Overweight or oversized bag: $100.00 - $118.00
  • Overweight and oversized bag: $100.00 - $118.00 (single fee)

Additional bag

  • Additional bag: $225.00 - $265.50
  • No overweight or oversize fee applies to an additional bag for which the additional bag fee of $225.00 - $265.50 is paid.

Bag that is over and above your standard baggage allowance

Overweight/oversized bag

  • Overweight or oversized bag: $100.00 - $118.00
  • Overweight and oversized bag: $100.00 - $118.00 (single fee)

Additional bag

  • Additional bag: $225.00 - $265.50
  • No overweight or oversize fee applies to an additional bag for which the additional bag fee of $225.00 - $265.50 is paid.

Bag that is over and above your standard baggage allowance

Optional Product and Service Charges

Make your standard seat selection in advance to secure the seat that best suits your needs.

Tango – within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

  • $10.00 - $40.00 per one-way flight segment

Advance standard seat selection is complimentary for all other itineraries and fare families.

Flight segments are identified by a change in flight number, with each new flight number representing a flight segment.

Meal and snack items: $3.00 - $10.56
Alcoholic beverages: $6.50 - $8.85
Earphones: $3.50 – $4.13 (complimentary for unaccompanied minors)
Pillow and blanket plus: $7.00 - $8.26

More about our cabins and meals

The range of prices for meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages represents the lowest priced item in that category without tax to the highest priced item in the category inclusive of the maximum applicable tax.

Change your flight up to two (2) hours before departure online via the ‘Manage Bookings’ link, or by calling Air Canada Reservations.

Fees displayed below are per one way of travel.

Within Canada –

  • Business Class (flexible)/Latitude: no fee
  • Business Class (lowest): $52.50 - $57.50*
  • Flex : $78.75 - $86.25*
  • Tango: $105.00 - $115.00*

Other itineraries –

Between Canada and the U.S.
Sun destinations
International

The fare difference applies if you change to a higher fare.

Within Canada / between Canada and the U.S.

Business Class Flexible/Latitude:

  • Fully refundable, no cancellation fees

Business Class Lowest/Flex/Tango:

  • Non-refundable

International Travel

Refundability depends on your itinerary as well as your fare type. In the case of refundable tickets, a cancellation fee applies:

  • $500.00 - $590.00*

The cancellation fee displayed represents the maximum payable fee. The actual fee may be lower for some itineraries.

Sun destinations
International

More about cancellations and refunds

Firearms, as well as antlers and horns are subject to a handling charge:

  • Antlers and horns: $150.00 - $177.00*
  • Firearms: $50.00 - $59.00*

More about hunting equipment

The handling charge applies to one-way flights and for each way of travel on round-trip and multi-segment flights.

Check email, browse the web, shop online, play video games, send messages, and stay connected to your social networks. Gogo® Inflight Internet service is available on select Air Canada flights within North America.

More about in-flight WiFi

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The price of a last-minute upgrade to Business Class is based on the flight segment for which the upgrade is being selected.

Travelling on a Flex or Latitude fare? You can purchase Maple Leaf Lounge access when you book your flight at aircanada.com.

  • Flex: $50.00 - $60.00*
  • Latitude: $25.00 - $30.00*

On My Way is a unique service in North America that goes beyond what airlines normally do, so you’ll always be prepared, no matter what setback you encounter.

  • Short-haul (up to 1,000 miles): $25.00 - $28.75* per one-way trip
  • Long-haul (1,001 miles or more): $35.00 - $40.25* per one-way trip

Air Canada's Medipak oxygen fee structure applies to international flights and flights between Canada and the U.S.

Fees vary between $220.00 and $1070 and are based on flow rate, flight duration and the number of eligible segments in your itinerary.

More on the use of medical oxygen while travelling

Oxygen fees are tax exempt.

We'll always do our best to accommodate your cat or dog on board.

In the cabin

  • $50.00 - $57.50* per one way for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.
  • $100.00 - $118.00* per one way for all other itineraries

In the baggage compartment

  • $105.00 - $120.75* per one way for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.
  • $270.00 - $318.60* per one way for all other itineraries

More about travelling with your pet

Enjoy the comfort of more legroom when you travel in Economy class.

Within Canada / between Canada and the U.S.:

  • $19.00 - $150.00* per one-way flight segment

Caribbean and Mexico:

  • $19.00 - $150.00* per one-way flight segment

All other international flights:

  • $69.00 - $199.00* per one-way flight segment

More about Preferred seats

Flight segments are identified by a change in flight number, with each new flight number representing a flight segment.

Subject to availability, you can request a same-day flight change by visiting the Air Canada airport counter. You must request the change before the departure of your original flight.

Fees displayed below are per one way of travel.

Within Canada –

  • Business Class (flexible)/Latitude: complimentary
  • Business Class (lowest) / Flex: $78.75- $86.25*
  • Tango - Rapidair routes: $78.75- $86.25*
  • Tango - all other routes: $157.50 - $172.50*

Other itineraries –

Between Canada and the U.S.
Sun destinations
International

Kids travelling alone are escorted by our highly-trained staff from the moment they arrive at airport check-in until they reach their destination.

  • $100.00 - $118.00* per one way, per child, per flight

More about our unaccompanied minor service

Bicycles, firearms and surfboards are subject to a handling charge:

  • $50.00 - $59.00*

The handling charge applies to one-way flights and for each way of travel on round-trip and multi-segment flights.

More about travelling with sports equipment and other special items.