Fly with Air Canada
Air Canada, a founding member of the Star Alliance, is the largest Canadian airline and the 14th largest commercial airline in the world. It is also the Canadian flag carrier. The airline used to be a government controlled entity but this changed in 1989 when it became privatised. Air Canada has been flying passengers around the world since 1936, when it was still known as Trans-Canada Airlines. The name changed to Air Canada in 1964-5.
Air Canada Checking In
For domestic flights travellers need to check in one hour before departure. For U.S flights travellers need to check in one and a half hours before departure. Travellers need to check in two hours before international flights.
Air Canada Carry-On Baggage
Two items are permitted; each with a maximum weight of 22lbs. Personal items can include carry-on suitcases, briefcases, laptop computers, diaper bags and camera cases.
Air Canada Seating Options
Pre-assigned seating is available at check-in and may be available online. Legroom varies by destination, plane and class.
Air Canada The Airline
The airline has had a number of firsts.
- They’re the first airline to introduce turbine technology
- The first airline to effect a non-smoking policy
- They are also the first airline to introduce a jet freighter service with DC-8 equipment.
- Air Canada has received numerous industry awards since the early 1990s. The most recent awards were the ones for 'Best Airline in Canada', 'Best Airline in North America', and 'Best in Business Travel' in 2008.
- Air Canada allows travelling with pets. Pets travelling with passengers must be checked in at the ticket counter.
- Air Canada offers in-flight service like snacks and beverages for purchase and complimentary meals.
- Air Canada has a combined airline fleet that consists of 335 aircraft and the aircraft are Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer.
- For flights to international destinations, two piece checked baggage and one carry-on item is allowed free of charge
- Extra seats can be booked for special baggage