Air Canada Carryon Luggage Requirements
Carryon Baggage Fine Print
Air Canda carryon luggage requirements in terms of size and weight are shown below.
|Carryon Bag||Personal Item|
9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in
(23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm)
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)|
The airline permits two carryon baggage per passenger – one carryon bag and a personal item which can be any of the following:
- Carryon bag, roller bag, backpack, briefcase
- Laptop computer
- Cat or small dog in its carrier
- Airport shopping and duty-free purchases
- Sport racquet (e.g. tennis, squash, badminton)
- Camera bag
- Garment bag
- Diplomatic or consular bag
On top of these two articles, the following items are also allowed:
- Coat or other outer garment
- Small purse measuring no more than 10 in x 12 in x 5.5 in (25 cm x 30 cm x 14 cm)
- Infant care item (e.g. diaper bag)
- Stroller – collapsed diameter not to exceed 10 inches (25.5 cm) and length not to exceed 36 inches (92 cm)
- Child restraint device if a seat has been purchased for the child/infant
- Special needs items (more information below)
- Small electronic device such as cell phone or MP3 player.
- Snacks or food to eat on board:
- All food must be wrapped or in a container.
- You may not consume your own alcoholic beverages on board.
- Always purchase liquids after you’ve passed the security checkpoint.
Passengers with special needs are allowed to bring the following items on top of their regular carryon allowance at all times:
- Mobility aid (e.g. braces, cane, crutches, walker, communication device) or other special need item
- Container carrying life sustaining items
- Medication in its original, labelled container
- Battery-powered medical equipment (such as CPAP and sleep apnea devices) and Personal Oxygen Concentrators
- Cremated remains*
- Syringe or needle for personal medical use (e.g. Epipen)
*For cremated remains, they may be carried on board provided they are stored in a cardboard or wooden box or an urn made of a material that can be security screened (with a tight-fitting lid to ensure no spillage occurs)
You can store your wedding dress in the overhead bin provided it is within our carryon baggage size restrictions (9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in / 23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm). The dress should be stored in a garment bag and should be folded in half to reduce wrinkling. Please note that carryon items can shift during the flight, possibly causing delicate items to be wrinkled, crushed or torn, and that items placed in overhead bins may have other items placed on top of them by other passengers.
You may bring your musical instrument on board as part of your carry-on baggage provided it meets the current Air Canada carryon lugage requirements and:
- fits in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you, or
- you purchase a seat to accommodate it.
If checked in separately, a musical instrument counts as one piece of baggage towards the maximum number of checked bags allowed by your fare type.