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New Air Canada Carry-on Rules Effective May 25th, 2015

New Air Canada Carry-On Rules Effective May 25th, 2015

Starting Monday May 25th, 2015 at Toronto Pearson Airport, and expanding progressively to other airports throughout the month of June, Air Canada staff at check-in and security checkpoints will quickly confirm and tag carry-on bags that meet Air Canada’s existing carry-on dimensions as “approved”. 

This will make it easier and safer for all customers to stow their personal items on board, help reduce wait times at security, and help avoid flight delays caused by larger bags being checked at the gate.

Carry-on bags which exceed Air Canada’s policy for size and number will need to be checked, and standard fees will apply.



Standard article

Personal article

Maximum size

9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in

23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm

Wheels and handles included

6 in x 13 in x 17 in

16 cm x 33 cm x 43 cm

Maximum weight

22 lb (10 kg)

22 lb (10 kg)

All destinations

Carry-on baggage allowance* is 1 standard article and 1 personal article

*Customer travelling with an infant on their lap, may have one additional standard article for their belongings


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