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Air Canada 2019 Baggage Allowance

Flying with Air Canada on an upcoming flight? Discover everything you need to know about Air Canada baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.


Air Canada Carry-On Baggage

Regardless of your destination, you are permitted to carry on board one standard article which must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 55cm x 23cm x 40cm, as well as one personal article (such as a backpack, a briefcase, a laptop), which must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 33cm x 16cm x 43cm. Your carry-on baggage must be light enough to store in the overhead bin. If you are travelling with an infant, you are permitted to bring one additional standard article for your child’s belongings. All of these carry-on baggage rules are strictly enforced by Air Canada. Baggage that does not respect the maximum sizes will need to be checked, and additional checked baggage fees may apply.

Baggage TypeSize Restrictions
Standard Article55cm x 23cm x 40cm
Personal Article33cm x 16cm x 43cm

Air Canada Checked Baggage

Air Canada checked baggage allowance depends on the route you are flying, as well as the class of service. Please refer to Air Canada’s checked baggage calculator to determine your free checked baggage allowance, as well as any additional fees.


Air Canada Extra Bags and Overweight/Oversized Items

As above, if your checked baggage exceeds the allowance allowed by your specific booking, additional checked baggage fees will apply. Again, please refer to Air Canada’s checked baggage calculator to determine your additional fees.

You will need to contact Air Canada Cargo if you’re travelling with bags that exceed:

  • 32 kg (70 lb) in weight,
  • 292 cm (115 in) in linear dimensions, and/or
  • 203 cm (80 in) in length.

Air Canada Special Items

Air Canada accommodates a wide range of sporting equipment and musical instruments, which are considered special items, on flights. However, it is important to note that some restrictions apply to such items. Please visit the Air Canada website for more detailed information on carrying special items on your flight, including details on additional fees.



Uni Baggage – Airline Baggage Alternative

It’s no secret that airline baggage can not only be complex depending on the route you’re travelling, but it can be expensive. Thankfully, that’s where Uni Baggage comes in.

Uni Baggage provides a great low cost alternative to airline baggage, with a low cost, fast and convenient luggage shipping service which allows you to travel hands-free! It means you’ll save yourself a lot of time at the airport when you don’t have to check-in your bags, no waiting around at luggage carousels on the other side and ultimately, one less thing to worry about whilst you travel. To give you that extra peace of mind, Uni Baggage offers up to £1000 compensation cover on every single shipment.

Book online and Uni Baggage will collect your luggage and deliver it quickly and safely to where it needs to go. As well as providing a reliable door to door service, Uni Baggage offers luggage tracking, SMS and email notifications the entire way through. Uni Baggage ships to 200+ countries worldwide. To find out more, visit our luggage shipping page.


Learn more:

Airline Baggage Information

Easyjet Baggage Allowance

Ryanair Baggage Allowance

Aer Lingus Baggage Allowance

Luggage Shipping


Content based on information gathered from the following sources on 17/07/18:
https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/plan/baggage.html
https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/plan/baggage/checked.html
https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/plan/baggage/carry-on.html