Planning ahead can make your trip more cost-effective as most discounted fares are limited in number and have advance reservation and purchase requirements.
- Passengers should check in 90 minutes prior to their flights departure. Check-in cut-off time is 45 minutes prior to flight departure. If you have connecting flights, passengers should have 2 hours between flights for domestic travel and 3 hours for International travel.
- Passengers should carry prescription medication, passport, cash, jewelry, car keys, business papers, film and other valuables in their carry-on luggage.
- Properly label all luggage on the outside and inside of each piece of luggage. Tags should include name, permanent phone number and a phone number at the destination.
- Remember to leave lots of time to travel to the airport, take into consideration heavy traffic, weather and peak travel times.
- Anyone passing through a security check point are required to have a boarding pass and valid government issued I.D.
- Medical syringes are permitted in carry on baggage for passengers with documented medical needs.
- Be prepared for random additional screening. You and your personal belongings may be physically searched.
- Do not wrap gifts and packages when carrying them on board. All items as carry on luggage are subject to a personal inspection.
- Before leaving for the airport, you can ensure security and speed up security screening by packing your liquids, aerosols and gels properly.
- Remember: Liquids consist of items such as coffee, bottled water and shampoos. Aerosols include things like deodorant, hairspray and static remover. Gels are comprised of food items like jam, pudding and yogurt, and personal-care products like lipstick or hair styling gel.
- Please note that if an item that is illegal in Canada, such as pepper spray, is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the item’s holder.
How to Pack Your Liquids, Aerosols and Gels
- Containers of liquids, aerosols or gels in your carry-on must be 100 ml/100 grams (3.4 oz) or less.
- All containers must fit in 1 clear, closed, resealable plastic bag no more than 1 litre (1 quart) in capacity. The approximate dimensions of a one litre/quart bag are 15.24 cm by 22.86 cm (6 in. by 9 in.) or 20 cm by 17.5 cm (8 in. by 7 in.).
- Any containers over 100 ml should be placed in checked baggage.
- Exceptions for Liquids, Aerosols and Gels
The following are allowed in your carry-on without a bag and in containers over 100 ml:
- Baby formula, baby food, milk or juice, if you are travelling with an infant under two years of age (0-24 months).
- Prescription and essential non-prescription medicines.
- You must declare all such items at security screening.
- Solid food is permitted in both checked and carry-on baggage.
- All liquid food in your carry-on (for example, yogurt, pudding or jam) must be in containers of 100 ml or less.
- All containers must fit in the same clear, closed, resealable 1 litre plastic bag, as all other containers of liquids, aerosols or gels you are carrying. Any containers over 100 ml should be placed in checked baggage.