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Established in 1937, Air Canada is both the largest airline carrier in Canada and also the national airline. With its headquarters in Montreal, Canada and its busiest hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Air Canada is an international airline with services to 81 international destinations, as well as 21 domestic routes and, combined with its regional partners, Air Canada has airline services to 182 destinations in 47 countries around the world. Air Canada’s services reach 6 continents, making it a popular choice for both Canadians and passengers around the world.
Air Canada is 10th in the world for major North American airlines in on-time arrivals, with 76% of their flights arriving on-time and 24% experiencing an average delay of 51 minutes. Air Canada is a Star Alliance Network member and also holds a 4-Star Airline Rating with Skytrax. Air Canada was also ranked as North America’s top airline for 2017 by Skytrax’s customer opinion survey, which is the 6th time they’ve won this award. Air Canada is also committed to corporate responsibility and, through its Air Canada Foundation, Air Canada helps support hundreds of charities, both domestically and around the world. Not only does Air Canada support charities, but Air Canada employees also donate their time and energy to volunteering in local initiatives all across Canada through The Volunteer Involvement Program that was created to both support and recognize the fantastic volunteer efforts of Air Canada employees.
Make sure that you get the best Air Canada airline ticket prices and cheap international flights on your next booking by subscribing to Skyscanner’s Price Alert for your next travel destination. Air Canada is a major airline that has flight services to international destinations all over the world. From their main hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport, here are some popular domestic and international flights that Air Canada flies:
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Air Canada has airline services to over 81 international destinations, with services in many major airports. Here are ten major airports that Air Canada services and the corresponding terminal that you will find Air Canada in.
The current Air Canada fleet is large, with many more planes on order to meet both customer demand and to replace older models in the fleet. Air Canada operates 3 brands of aircraft, with Airbus models (A319-100, A320-200, A330-300), Boeing models (737 MAX 8, 767-300ER, 777-200LR, 777-300ER, 787-8, 787-9), and Embraer (190) with 45 Bombardier CS300 models on order. The total number of aircraft in Air Canada’s fleet is 174.
Loyalty Programs, Discounts and Miles Promotions
Currently, Air Canada offers its passengers access to its Altitude loyalty program in conjunction with Aeroplan miles. Aeroplan allows Air Canada customers to accumulate miles on both Air Canada flights and through select partners and retailers. Points can be redeemed for flights, merchandise, and other bonuses. While collecting Aeroplan miles, passengers also collect Altitude Qualifying Miles on qualifying flights, which adds up to Altitude prestige for you. Altitude is a tiered program with benefits starting at Prestige 25K and working their way all the way through to Super Elite 100K. As you collect qualifying miles, your tier rank will increase, which also opens up more exclusive bonuses to take advantage of. From seat upgrade, extra miles bonuses, complimentary checked baggage and more.
Altitude members are also able to earn Altitude Qualifying Miles with select Air Canada Partners including car rental companies, hotels, exclusive vacation packages and more. When planning your next adventure, be sure to check and see if you can maximize your points opportunities and book with an Air Canada partner.
In response to customer feedback, Air Canada is in the midst of launching a new loyalty program, replacing the current Aeroplan program (which is owned by an independent party, Aimia) in favor of its own, Air Canada owned program in 2020. This switch will not impact current Million Miles passengers, Star Alliance recognition or Air Canada Altitude privileges, so passengers can rest assured that this new program will give them access to a new program with more control over how they use their points.
How to Check In, Seat Assignment, Leg Room and Other Fees
Air Canada passengers are able to check-in 24 hours in advance of their departure time from both the web, mobile phone and also at airport self-serve kiosks (up to 12 hours before for airport kiosks)—which means you get to choose the method that works best for your needs. Air Canada reminds passengers to have their booking references, travel documents (passports or identification), Aeroplan/Star Alliance numbers ready at the time of booking to make the process easier. For both web and mobile check-in, passengers can elect to either print their boarding pass, have it sent to their cell phone, or pick up a physical copy at the Air Canada self-service kiosks. Not all flights have access to mobile or web check-in, as it depends on whether the airport is set up for mobile services, so be sure to check with Air Canada prior to your flight to be sure that a mobile check-in is an option for your flight.
During check-in, customers are able to purchase their seat selection (either standard or Preferred), input their intended checked baggage (and pay any fees), make changes to their current flight (get added to a standby list for an earlier flight or make a same-day change), request any upgrades, have their boarding pass sent to their smartphone and more. Air Canada asks that you check-in with an Air Canada airport agent when you are a passenger who is traveling with children, who requires special assistance or travelers who are bringing pets with them.
For passengers wishing to reserve a Preferred seat on their Air Canada flight, they can elect to pay for their seat selection when they purchase the ticket for their flight or elect to wait until the check-in process. Prices for preferred seats range in price from $14 to $199 (CAD/USD), though customers who are traveling on a Latitude fare can make a Preferred seat selection for free. Customers electing to pay for a Preferred seat upgrade have access to up to 4 inches of extra legroom, early boarding and exiting the aircraft, and early access to secured overhead bin space.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
With Air Canada, no matter what your ticket or class, you are entitled to bring 1 standard article (such as carry-on luggage) and 1 personal item (such as a purse, backpack or laptop). Standard articles must be within the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23cm (including wheels) and personal items must be within the dimensions of 43cm x 16 x 33cm.
For checked baggage on Air Canada flights, the fees depend on your departure and arrival route, and how many checked bags you are bringing with you, but fees range from $25 to $28.75 CAD/USD for the first bag and $35 to $40.25 CAD/USD. For international fees, generally the first checked bag is free and the fees for the second range between $35 to $100 CAD/USD.
For passengers with excess baggage, Air Canada charges a fee of between $100 to $225 CAD/USD per bag for domestic flights and $225 CAD/USD for international flights. Any bags that are over 24kg are charged an overweight baggage fee of at least $100 CAD/USD and bags that are over 32kg are not accepted as checked baggage (meaning you will likely have to send it as cargo). Any baggage that is oversized will also be charged a fee of at least $100 CAD/USD and any bags that are over 292cm (combined length + width + height) will not be accepted as checked baggage.
Service On Board: In-flight Entertainment and Meals
Air Canada has entertainment services that are sure to make the entire family happy. With the latest movies from Hollywood to worldwide hits, games, podcast, TV shows and more, passengers will be flying happily with Air Canada. And, with many seats equipped with in-seat USB ports, you can plug in your personal electronic device and enjoy whatever personal entertainment you’ve decided to bring.
With Air Canada’s enRoute, seatback entertainment technology, you have an entire world of fun at your fingertips with this audio-video on-demand player. If you’re flying in certain Boeing model aircraft, then you will have access to the either the Panasonic ex3 Inflight Entertainment System, or the Panasonic ex2 Inflight Entertainment System, both of which will give you unparallel access to the latest in movies, games, with special options for kids as well.
Meal options with Air Canada depend on the length of your flight and the class of your ticket, with national flights and flights to the Caribbean featuring delicious and economical meals for purchase (Economy class) or a snack and beverage service (on flights longer than 2 hours and before 10 pm) and, with longer, international flights, meals are typically included in the price of your ticket, regardless of your class.
For passengers who require special meals, Air Canada also offers meal selections for customers who have dietary restrictions (depending on the flight length and the route). For passengers needing special meal requests (Kosher, vegetarian, gluten intolerant, and more), please notify Air Canada at least 24 hours prior to your departure so that the airline can be sure to have your requested meal on hand. For any flight offering the Air Canada Bistro service, it isn’t possible to order special meal options.
Child Fares/Fees, Minor Service Guidelines
On Air Canada flights within Canada, children under the age of 2 can ride for free on their parent or guardian’s lap. For flights between Canada and the USA, taxes will apply for your child, even if they are riding on your lap for “free.” Only one child per guardian is permitted, so parents traveling domestically with more than one child will be able to have one child on their lap and will be required to pay for another seat for their child (at the full adult price). For children who are traveling internationally on their parent’s lap, there will be a charge of 10% of the adult fare for the child, and any extra children who require their own seat will be charged a child’s fare for the flight.
Air Canada does have some bassinettes for customer requests but be sure to let the airline know as soon as possible as they cannot guarantee availability and they are on a first come, first serve basis. If your child has its own airline seat, but cannot sit safely on its own, you need to provide a safety seat for your child so that they can be properly restrained during flight. All child restraint systems must fully comply with Transport Canada regulation. For more questions and concerns about child restraint systems, please consult Air Canada’s child policy page.
Unaccompanied minors are allowed on Air Canada flights, provided the child is over 12 years of age. Any child that is between the ages of 8 to 11 must make use of Air Canada’s mandatory Unaccompanied Minor service. The price of the Unaccompanied Minor service fee ranges between $100 to $118 CAD/USD and is charged per way, per child. The Unaccompanied Minor service fee is in addition to the fare that you select for your child. Please let Air Canada know that your child will be flying unaccompanied during the booking process so that Air Canada can make proper arrangements for your child.
Passengers have options for their pet’s travel when flying with Air Canada. Cats or small dogs are welcome in the cabin of the aircraft as long as your pet can comfortably stay in its carrier under the seat in front of you. For pets traveling in the main cabin, passengers only have access to this benefit on Air Canada, Air Rouge, or Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian or Exploits Valley Air. Passengers are reminded that their pet counts towards their carry-on baggage allowance as one standard item.
Your pet is unable to travel in the main cabin if:
The fee for pets (one way) for flights within Canada and the USA (excluding Hawaii) is between $50 to $59 CAD/USD. For international flights (including Hawaii) the fee is between $100 to $118 CAD/USD. Passengers are reminded that pets are not allowed in the cabin of the aircraft on flights to or from Hawaii.
The maximum carrier dimensions for your pet traveling on Air Canada are as follows:
There are exceptions for carrier size, so be sure to check with Air Canada prior to your departure to confirm that the aircraft you are flying in is able to accept your pet and its carrier or reference their detailed pet travel section on their website before your departure.
Customers also have the option of sending their pet in the baggage compartment of the aircraft, or through Air Canada Cargo (depending on the animal and its size). For animals in the baggage compartment, the fees range from between $105 to $120.75 CAD/USD for flights within Canada and the US (excluding Hawaii) and $270 to $318 CAD/USD for international flights. The maximum dimensions for your pet traveling as cargo are 292cm (linear dimensions—length + width+ height) with a maximum weight of 45kg per animal and carrier. Prices for pets shipped as cargo range depending on the length of travel and the size/weight of your animal. Air Canada Cargo can be contacted for more information.
Only one pet per passenger is allowed and the animal must be at least 12 weeks old and fully weaned. Passengers are required to have all necessary documentation for their pet (vaccination records, health certificates) to be provided to airport officials on demand. There are specific government requirements depending on where you’re departing from and arriving, so be sure to be familiar with both your departure and destination laws concerning pet travel.
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