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Air Canada baggage policy and allowance

Air Canada

Air Canada Centre, PO Box 14000, Station Airport, Dorval, Quebec, Canada, H4Y 1H4

+1 888 247 22 62


Founded - 1937

Key people - Vagn Sørensen


Air Canada

Air Canada baggage limit informations

Carry on luggage weight: 8kg to 10kg
Carry on luggage Size: 45 inches
Checked In Baggage size: 62 inches
Checked In Baggage weight: 20kg to 23kg
Prohibited items: Hoverboards,Fireworks,Bleach and, Firearms.

Air Canada Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Air Canada? Find solutions you need to know about Air Canada baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

Air Canada passengers are permitted to bring on board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the Air Canada overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the Air Canada overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry-on size limits of Air Canada.

Due to limited overhead space, Air Canada passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on board the Air Canada aircraft.

Limits apply to certain routes. Visit the Air Canada website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the Air Canada website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with Air Canada, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, Air Canada may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on Air Canada official site

This may vary between routes. Visit the Air Canada website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with Air Canada, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the Air Canada website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

Air Canada permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on Air Canada flights. Due to the size of the baggage, some of the items may be counted as standard checked bags. However, Air Canada will be considered overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by Air Canada. Please visit the Air Canada website directly.

Air Canada on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic Canada flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the Canada.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Air Canada carry-on luggage.

Air Canada baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is Air Canada' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Air Canada' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Air Canada Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Air Canada flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Air Canada are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Air Canada.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Air Canada oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

☞ Are there fees for baggage on Air Canada?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active Canada military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Air Canada' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Air Canada sponsored credit/charge card.

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