AIR CANADA CARRY-ON BAGGAGE
|Standard article||Personal article|
|Maximum size||23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm
(9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in)
Wheels and handles included.
|16 cm x 33 cm x 43 cm
(6 in x 13 in x 17 in)
|Maximum weight||10 kg (22 lb)||10 kg (22 lb)|
|All destinations||Carry-on baggage allowance*:
1 standard article and 1 personal article
Examples of standard or personal articles
- Carry-on bag, roller bag, backpack, briefcase,
- Laptop computer,
- Cat or small dog in its carrier,
- Airport shopping and duty-free purchases,
- Sport racquet
- Camera bag,
- Garment bag (size and weight restrictions apply)
- Musical instrument.
Other items you may bring on board
Here are examples of items you can bring on board in addition to your carry-on allowance:
- Coat or another outer garment,
- Small purse measuring no more than 25cm x 30cm x 14cm (10in x 12in x 5.5 in).
- Larger purses will be included in your carry-on allowance.
- Infant care item (e.g. diaper bag),
- Stroller –
- Child restraint device if a seat has been purchased for the child/infant,
- A small electronic device such as cell phone or MP3 player.
- Snacks or food to eat on board:
- All food must be wrapped or in a container.
- You may not consume your own alcoholic beverages on board.
- Always purchase liquids after you’ve passed the security checkpoint.
- See guidelines for liquids.
The following items are allowed at all times, in addition to your carry-on allowance:
- Mobility aid (e.g. braces, cane, crutches)
- Container carrying life sustaining items,
- Medication in its original, labelled container,
- Battery-powered medical equipment and Personal Oxygen Concentrators,
- Cremated remains
- Syringe or needle for personal medical use
Passengers travelling with liquids or gels in containers over 100mL/100g (3.4oz) that are placed in carry-on baggage will have these items confiscated at the security checkpoint.
Passengers with connecting flights are advised not to purchase liquids or gels in containers over 100mL/100g (3.4oz) within the secure area at the airport or on board the aircraft if they do not have:
- access to their checked baggage between connecting flights. and
- room in their checked baggage to pack their duty-free purchases before rechecking their bags for their next flight.
To view Transport Canada’s detailed list of items prohibited from carry-on baggage, including liquids and gels, please refer to the CATSA website.
Sharp, piercing or cutting objects
- Straight razors and razor blades
- Sharp-tipped scissors
- Box cutters
- Knives of any length
- DIY TOOLS
- Ammunition and firearms.
- Fuel, lighters
Electronic devices that can interfere with navigational and/or communication equipment
The use of the following electronic devices is prohibited at all times onboard
- Wireless mouse
- Bluetooth headsets
- Radio transmitters
- Radio controlled equipment or toys
- Printers and computer peripheral devices
- Laser pointers
Certain electronic devices
- Certain electronic devices which are permitted on board with restricted use, such as:
- Mobile Phones & Tablets
- Personal entertainment devices (MP3, iPods, portable games, radio receivers, video cameras)
- Laptops. The cord mouse and the Memory Stick are the only peripheral devices permitted during flight.
- Electric shavers
- “Noise busters” (electronic noise cancelling devices)
Passengers may be asked to turn on their electronic device at the security check.
Other accepted items
- One book of matches per passenger
- Butane (Bic-type) lighters.
- Departures from the U.S.: Bic-type lighters are the only lighters accepted past US pre-clearance checkpoints
- Ice skates, skateboards
- Sharp-tipped scissors with blades measuring 6 cm (2.4 in) or less, and all round-tipped scissors
- Small tools with a head and shaft measuring 6 cm (2.4 in) or less
- Tools of any size required by special needs passengers travelling with a mobility aid
- Restraining devices such as handcuffs or flex-cuffs
- Electronic cigarettes (or ‘e-cigarettes’), provided they remain stowed and unused in your carry-on baggage.
Bringing pets and other special items on board
Car seats and strollers
For detailed information on transporting these and other related items, please view the Travelling with an infant/child page.
Cats and small dogs
Cats and small dogs are accepted for travel in the cabin. View rules, restrictions and charges on our Pets in the cabin page.
We will try to accommodate smaller musical instruments as part of your carry-on baggage allowance provided they do not exceed the maximum allowable size and weight permitted for carry-on baggage.
You can store your wedding dress in the overhead bin provided it is within the carry-on baggage size restrictions (23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm – 9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in). The dress should be stored in a garment bag and should be folded in half to reduce wrinkling.