Air Canada is Canada's largest airline, the country’s flag carrier and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. cross border market and in the international market to and from Canada. 

Air Canada has been an innovator throughout its 85-year history and in 2023 continues to enhance the customer experience through the use of technology. Air Canada's fleet of more than 400 aircraft is one of the youngest, most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly in the world.

Check-in and baggage drop

It’s important to arrive at the airport well in advance of your flight, so you have plenty of time to check in, drop off your bags and go through security screening.

Check-in deadlines

To avoid delays at the airport, we encourage you to check in from 24 hours prior to departure using your Air Canada App or online. If you prefer to check in at the airport, please arrive well before the check-in deadlines indicated below.

You can check-in for your flight as early as:

  • 24 hours before departure when you check in online or on your mobile device.
  • 12 hours before departure at a self-service check-in kiosks.

Check-in closes strictly 60 minutes before departure.

Baggage drop-off

Make sure to arrive well before the baggage drop-off counter closes, as you cannot check bags once the deadlines below have passed. Overweight baggage can take longer to check.

Use Air Canada's checked baggage calculator to determine your free baggage allowance and any fees.

You may check your bags at the baggage drop-off counter at the earliest, 3 hours prior to departure.

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