Fly with Air Canada

Fly with Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's flag carrier and largest airline by passengers carried, as well as fleet size. As a founding member of the Star Alliance, it provides flight services for passengers and cargo to more than 200 destinations across the globe.

Air Canada is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and has its largest hub at the Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ). In addition, it has hubs at Calgary International Airport (YYC), Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Established by the government as Trans-Canada Air Lines in 1937, the airline was reorganized as Air Canada in 1965 before a full privatization in 1989. Including its subsidiaries such as Air Canada Cargo, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Jetz, Air Canada Vacations, and other regional partners, Air Canada operates more than 400 aircraft like the Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Airbus A330-300, and Airbus A321-200.

The airline operates 1,613 flights daily. Some of its most popular routes are Los Angeles - Athens (LAX-ATH), Chicago - Athens (ORD-ATH), Los Angeles - Paris (LAX-CDG), Portland - Taipei (PDX-TPE), Seattle - Taipei (SEA-TPE), and New York - Narita, Tokyo (LGA-NRT). In 2019, Canada's flag carrier carried more than 51 million passengers to various destinations around the world.

Air Canada has a frequent flyer program called Aeroplan. Frequent flyers can use accumulated miles to book a flight on Air Canada or any Star Alliance member. The accumulated miles can also be donated to others or used to enjoy perks on-board.

Air Canada's airport lounges make for a seamless transit between flights. For instance, passengers don't have to change terminals in between flights. There is also a short transit time since North America receives a lot of aircraft making it easy to catch a flight without much delay.

Air Canada Travel Experience

Air Canada offers three main cabin options for passengers namely: Signature/Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class.

Air Canada's Signature Class
Signature Class offers premium services to clients on Asian, European, South American, and Pacific routes. Clients receive a BMW Chauffeur Service when connecting between flights. On board, passengers enjoy seats with lumbar support and massage function, which convert to a 203.2 cm (6' 7") long flatbed.

Premium Economy
Premium Economy flyers enjoy a greater recline of 17.8 cm/7 in and a 96.5 cm (38 in) seat pitch. There are also hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment accessible via a personal touch-screen TV.

Economy Class
On board Economy Class, you enjoy a personal touch-screen TV, complimentary meal, drinks, and in-seat power for personal electronic devices. All cabin classes have free WiFi on select North American and International flights.

Lounge
Air Canada has exclusive lounges across different airports in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The Air Canada Signature Class Lounge is located at Terminal 1 of Toronto Pearson International Airport, while the Maple Leaf Lounges are scattered around 16 airports across Europe, America, and Canada.

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Air Canada Check-in & Baggage

Air Canada offers online check-in through the free Air Canada Mobile App. Passengers can also receive an electronic boarding pass after purchasing an electronic airline ticket. Check-in is possible 24 hours before departure up to at least 45 minutes before flights for domestic travels. International travelers should check in at least 60 minutes before departure time.

Baggage Information

Allowed Luggage per cabin in Air Canada

All travelers on Air Canada are allowed one standard article and one personal article on board. There are no weight restrictions for carry-on luggage, though you must be able to store it in the overhead bin without needing assistance.

Each cabin class offers at least one free checked luggage.

Signature/Business Class

  • Checked luggage X 2 pcs (each up to 70lbs/32kg)
  • Carry-on luggage X 2 pcs

Premium Economy Class

  • Checked luggage X 2 pcs (each up to 50lbs/23kg)
  • Carry-on luggage X 2 pcs

Economy Class

  • Checked luggage X 1 pc (up to 50lbs/23kg)
  • Carry-on luggage X 2 pcs

Allowed Luggage Size Dimensions

  • Carry-on size 55cm/21.5in X 40cm/15.5in X 23cm/8in
  • Checked luggage 158 cm (62 in)

Read more about Air Canada's check-in procedure and baggage >>

Additional Information

  • Overweight or oversized bag: $100 - $105
  • Additional bag: $225
  • When traveling with infants sitting on lap, babies have one free check-in bag not exceeding 23kg (50lbs).
  • In addition, you are allowed a coat, a small collapsible stroller for a child, a small carrier for pets, and any small item that can fit under the seat.

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