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Air Canada

Flying with Air Canada

Founded in 1937, Air Canada is the only national flag carrier airline for Canada and also its biggest airline. The company was originally known as Trans-Canada Airlines but was given its present name in 1965. Although the airline is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Air Canada's main operating base is at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario.

The airline has a mixture of Boeing, Airbus and Embraer aircraft in its more than 200 strong fleet. The largest proportion of that fleet is made up of Airbus A320 airplanes. Air Canada flies to more than 100 destinations on various continents. Flights to Toronto, Milan, Lisbon, Nice, Manchester and Istanbul are some of its more popular routes. It is one of the founding members of the Star Alliance and has codeshare agreements with many other airlines, including Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Lufthansa.

Online check-in

Online check-in for an Air Canada flight opens 24 hours before scheduled departure. Passengers can print their own boarding pass, print it at an airport kiosk or opt for a mobile boarding card on their cell phone. The latest possible time for online check-in on Air Canada flights varies depending on the route, but is more often than not between 60 and 20 minutes before take-off. During online check-in, passengers can also choose their seat, increase checked baggage allowance, add or amend a frequent flyer number or ask for an upgrade. Please note that not all passengers are eligible for an upgrade.

Hand luggage allowance

Hand luggage allowance on Air Canada flights is split into standard items and personal items. Passengers are allowed 1 item of each type. Standard items must be no larger than 23 x 40 x 55 cm, and no heavier than 10 kg. Personal items must be no larger than 16 x 33 x 43 cm and no heavier than 10 kg. Wheels, handles, pockets and any other protrusions are included in the maximum dimensions for hand luggage. Infants that will sit on an adult's lap during the flight receive an allowance of 1 standard item to carry their belongings and items necessary for their care.

Checked baggage policy

Passengers with different ticket types will have different checked baggage allowances on an Air Canada flight. Economy passengers are entitled to 1 item with a maximum weight of 23 kg plus a maximum combined height, weight and length of 158 cm. Premium Economy passengers are entitled to 2 items of checked luggage, with the same size and weight restrictions per item. Infants younger than 2 years old who will not occupy their own seat have an allowance of 1 item, subject to the same restrictions on size and weight. Infants and children are also entitled to bring 1 stroller and 1 car seat. For convenience, the stroller can be checked at the gate.

Additional information

  • Airline name: Air Canada
  • IATA code: AC
  • Year Founded: 1937
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Canada
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Customer ratings and reviews of Air Canada flights

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3.3 /5
Total reviews based on: 26
Dublin - Pearson International Airport ( DUB - YYZ )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-09-22 Location Mayo Age 51-70 Class Economy

Good flight with good service and friendly crew.

4.5 /5
2 reviews
Reina Beatrix - Pearson International Airport ( AUA - YYZ )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-03-24 Location Surrey BC Age Over 70 Class Economy

Good flight no charge for luggage

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Gander Intl Airport - Pearson International Airport ( YQX - YYZ )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-12-14 Location Age 51-70 Class Economy

Decent flight.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Tel Aviv
Ben-Gurion International - Jose Marti ( TLV - HAV )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-20 Location Israel Age Over 70 Class Economy

Excellent service

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Sky Harbor International Airport - Moncton ( PHX - YQM )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-03-24 Location New Brunswick Canada Age Over 70 Class Economy

Given the circumstances the flights were good and the staff very respectful.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Calgary Intl Airport ( LHR - YYC )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-03-22 Location Canada Age 51-70 Class Economy

Limited service was fine. Cabin staff were attentive and responsive. Under the circumstances, everything was satisfactory.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Ferihegy - Winnipeg International ( BUD - YWG )
3.0 /5
Date 2019-09-16 Location Budapest Age 31-50 Class Economy

It was very cold on the plane. The flight attendants were very kind.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Winnipeg International - Calgary Intl Airport ( YWG - YYC )
3.0 /5
Date 2019-10-24 Location Red Deer Ab Age 51-70 Class Economy

I thought my flight was priced. at 359.00 and insteadI was billed at 584.00, I wasn’t impressed as I came back from my Mother’s funeral!

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Lisboa - Pearson International Airport ( LIS - YYZ )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-03-23 Location Canada Age Over 70 Class Economy

Canadians were not allowed on flight because United Airlines stopped international flights the same day we booked but never told us. We were stranded and stressed at the Lisbon Airport with no one to help. We were forced to book with a different airline 3 days later. We want our money refunded.

1.0 /5
2 reviews
Fort Myers, FL
Sw Florida - Sur Reina Sofia ( RSW - TFS )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-03-18 Location Germany Age 51-70 Class Economy

That the flight was cancelt we know from the Internet 10 Hours before1

1.0 /5
1 reviews

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