Additional checked baggage allowance

When you travel on an Air Canada or Air Canada rouge flight or on an Air Canada Express flight operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian or Exploits Valley Air, your complimentary checked baggage allowance is determined by your fare, destination, date of travel and frequent flyer status. If your baggage exceeds this free allowance (in number, size, and/or weight), additional checked baggage charges will apply.


Additional checked baggage allowance:

Select from the options below to view additional checked baggage charges as they apply to your itinerary. Remember that charges apply only to bags that exceed your free checked baggage allowance (in number, size, and/or weight).

Economy Class
Includes Aeroplan Economy, Air Canada Vacations Economy and Air Miles Economy tickets
Executive Class
Executive First
Includes Aeroplan Business and Air Canada Vacations Business tickets
Travel within Canada
Overweight
Between 23-32kg (50-70lb)
Oversized
Between 160-292cm (63-115in)
$75 CAD/USD
(per direction)
If a bag is both overweight and oversized, the $75 fee is charged only once.
Oversized
Between 160-292cm (63-115in)
$75 CAD/USD
(per direction)
2nd bag
$20 CAD/USD
(per direction)


Each additional bag*
$100 CAD/USD
(per direction)
Each additional bag*
$100 CAD/USD
(per direction)
* No overweight or oversize charges apply to additional bags for which the $100 fee is paid.

Economy Class
Includes Aeroplan Economy, Air Canada Vacations Economy and Air Miles Economy tickets
Executive Class
Executive First
Includes Aeroplan Business and Air Canada Vacations Business tickets
Between Canada and the U.S. (includes Hawaii)
Overweight
Between 23-32kg (50-70lb)
Oversized
Between 160-292cm (63-115in)
$75 CAD/USD
(per direction)
If a bag is both overweight and oversized, the $75 fee is charged only once.
Oversized
Between 160-292cm (63-115in)
$75 CAD/USD
(per direction)
1st bag
$25 CAD/USD
(per direction)

Tickets issued before September 7, 2011: Check 1 bag free

2nd bag
$35 CAD/USD
(per direction)


Each additional bag*
$100 CAD/USD
(per direction)
Each additional bag*
$100 CAD/USD
(per direction)
* No overweight or oversize charges apply to additional bags for which the $100 fee is paid.

Embargoes

On the flights and dates listed in the table below, the following restrictions apply to Mexico City (Mexico) as well as Kingston and Montego Bay (Jamaica):

  • You may not exceed the number of bags allowed by your fare type. E.g. if you are travelling in Economy Class, you may travel with a maximum of two bags (the $20 2nd bag fee will apply).
  • Oversized items that exceed maximum linear dimensions of 158cm (62in) will not be accepted.

Overweight items of up to 32 kg (70 lb) will still be accepted but additional checked baggage charges will apply if the items exceed the maximum weight allowed by your fare type and tier status.

Destination
Flights
Dates
Mexico City (Mexico)
AC991 and AC993
From September 14 to January 14
Kingston and
Montego Bay (Jamaica)
AC982, AC984 and AC1850
From July 1st to December 31st
Economy Class
Includes Aeroplan Economy, Air Canada Vacations Economy and Air Miles Economy tickets
Executive Class
Executive First
Includes Aeroplan Business and Air Canada Vacations Business tickets
Travel between Canada and Mexico / Costa Rica / the Caribbean / Bermuda
Overweight
Between 23-32kg (50-70lb)
Oversized
Between 160-292cm (63-115in)
$100 CAD/USD
(per direction)
If a bag is both overweight and oversized, the $100 fee is charged only once.
Oversized
Between 160-292cm (63-115in)
$100 CAD/USD
(per direction)
2nd bag
$20 CAD/USD
(per direction)


Each additional bag*
$225 CAD/USD
(per direction)
Each additional bag*
$225 CAD/USD
(per direction)
* No overweight or oversize charges apply to additional bags for which the $225 fee is paid.

Exceptions
All travel to/from Japan or Brazil Check 2 bags free at all times.

For Brazil only, maximum weight per piece is 32 kg (70 lb). Also, additional checked baggage fees to/ from Brazil are government regulated. Contact Air Canada Reservations for more information.
Flights AC092 and AC093
between Santiago and Buenos Aires
Check a 2nd bag for only $20 CAD/USD (per direction).
Flights AC092 and AC093
between Toronto and Santiago or Buenos Aires
Check a 2nd bag for only $70 CAD/USD (per direction).
All travel to/from Venezuela The 2nd bag fee of $70 (per direction) applies to tickets issued on or after October 27, 2011.
All travel to/from Africa
(except Egypt, Malawi, Morocco and Zambia)
Tickets issued on/after December 15, 2011: check 2 bags free.
Canada to/from India, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates Tickets issued on/after June 8, 2012: check 2 bags free.

Tickets issued before June 8, 2012: check a 2nd bag for $70 CAD/USD (per direction).
U.S. to/from the United Kingdom Tickets issued on/after June 15, 2012: check a 2nd bag for $100 CAD/USD (per direction).
Economy Class
Includes Aeroplan Economy, Air Canada Vacations Economy and Air Miles Economy tickets
Executive Class
Executive First
Includes Aeroplan Business and Air Canada Vacations Business tickets
All other itineraries
Overweight
Between 23-32kg (50-70lb)
Oversized
Between 160-292cm (63-115in)
$100 CAD/USD
(per direction)
If a bag is both overweight and oversized, the $100 fee is charged only once.
Oversized
Between 160-292cm (63-115in)
$100 CAD/USD
(per direction)
2nd bag - Canada/U,S. to/from Europe (except the U.K.), Africa and the Middle East:

Check a 2nd bag for $100 CAD/USD (per direction)

Tickets issued before June 1, 2012: Check a 2nd bag for $70 CAD/USD (per direction)

† See Exceptions table above.

2ndbag – all other itineraries (including the U.K.†):

Check a 2nd bag for $70 CAD/USD (per direction).

Tickets issued before September 7, 2011: Check a 2nd bag free of charge.

† For travel between the U.S. and the U.K.: see Exceptions table above

Each additional bag*
$225 CAD/USD
(per direction)
Each additional bag*
$225 CAD/USD
(per direction)
* No overweight or oversize charges apply to additional bags for which the $225 fee is paid.


Check-in:

Please arrive at the airport at least 120 min before departure if checking additional bags, or overweight or oversized pieces.


Payment of baggage fees

You can pay any applicable baggage fees when you check in for your flight:

Note: For transactions conducted outside Canada, baggage fees will be charged in the local currency of the country in which the transaction occurs.

Prices displayed do not include any applicable taxes.

Baggage fees are not refundable if your bags are delayed.


Codeshare flights/flights with other airlines

Passengers who purchase travel on a codeshare flight or a flight with another airline may be subject to the baggage policy and other rules of the airline operating the first flight in their itinerary.

For the specific terms and conditions of any Air Canada codeshare partner or other airline sold on aircanada.com, visit the operating carrier's website directly.


Air Canada Cargo:

You will need to contact your local Air Canada Cargo sales office for the shipment of bags exceeding the following limits:
  • 32kg (70lb) in weight
  • 292cm (115in) in linear dimensions, and/or.
  • 203cm (80in) in length

Shipments from or via the U.S.: Because passengers are considered unknown shippers for cargo purposes, Air Canada Cargo can ship only cats and dogs from or via the U.S. For any other type of shipment, please contact another shipping company.