Air Canada Hot Self-Service Tips for Cool Summer Travel


    -- has all
        the information for a one-stop easy self-service travel
    --  Check-in available 24 hours prior to departure at and on
        mobile devices
    --  Recommended domestic check-in time 90 minutes prior to
        departure with cut off time for flights within Canada now 45
        minutes prior to departure
    --  Web-based self-service rebooking tool available at during
    --  Follow @AirCanada on Twitter and Facebook for latest travel

MONTREAL, June 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The summer travel season is upon us and 
Air Canada is offering tips to ensure customers a smooth travel experience. To 
stay up to date and for the latest operational information, customers are 
invited to visit, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and Facebook and 
sign up for specific flight notification alerts.

Flight status and Travel updates online
Daily operational news is available in the Daily Travel Outlook of the Travel 
Updates section on the home page at Before leaving for the 
airport customers should check the status of their flights on, 
or on aninternet-enabledmobile deviceat, or by 
calling the toll free Air Canada flight status line at 1-888-422-7533; TTY 
(Hearing Impaired): 1-800-361-8071.

Flight notification
Air Canada customers can receive flight delay and cancellation information 
directly on their mobile devices or via e-mail. To register or for more 
information, simply visit:

Web check-in at
Air Canada customers can save time by checking in before leaving for the 
airport 24 hours prior to departure time at Customers may also 
change their seat assignment and select the number of checked baggage.

Mobile check-in on your mobile device
Mobile check-in can be accessed through by clicking on 
the check-in option on a mobile device. To learn more go to:

Apps for Android, Blackberry and iPhone make it convenient for travellers with 
mobile devices to retrieve electronic boarding passes, track flight 
information in real-time, receive notification of itinerary changes and obtain 
other details about Air Canada flights. Apps are available free on-line from 
Air Canada's mobile site

Self-service rebooking tool
In the event of flight disruptions that may be caused by bad weather, 
customers are invited to rebook themselves using Air Canada's self-service 
rebooking tool available on or their mobile device.

Electronic boarding pass
For mobile and web check-in, customers can choose to receive via email or SMS 
an electronic version of the boarding pass on their mobile devices. It can be 
used for domestic flights, for flights to and from the US, as well as 
international flights departing from Canada. To learn more:

Recommended check-in times during the summer travel season
During peak travel days, Air Canada recommends that customers arrive early at 
the airport to avoid problems associated with holiday congestion. Information 
on check-in times during the peak holiday travel period are available at:

Recommended domestic check-in time 90 minutes prior to departure with cut off 
time for flights within Canada now 45 minutes prior to departure.  

Customers are reminded to ensure that all their valuables including 
electronics, documentation, medication, car keys, money, etc., are with them 
or in their in carry-on bags and NOT their checked bags.

The carry-on baggage allowance is one standard article 23cm x 40cm x 55cm 
weighing a maximum of 10 kg, and one personal article 16cm x 33cm x 43cm 
weighing a maximum of 10 kg. More information is available at:

Information on checked baggage allowance is available at:

Customers checking in additional baggage
Passengers can save 10% on baggage fees when using the pre-payment option when 
checking in online or on a mobile device within 24 h of departure.

Air Canada recommends the use of a small, umbrella type stroller as facilities 
are not designed to accommodate larger, heavy strollers. Collapsible strollers 
may be checked at the gate and will be delivered to you at the aircraft door. 
Details of the stroller policy are available at:

Sporting Equipment
Customers can pre-register their sporting equipment on, up to 24 
hours prior to departure. Some sporting equipment are entitled to a waiver of 
oversize and/or additional piece charges. Details are available at:

External and internal name tags
As external baggage name tags sometimes become detached, Air Canada recommends 
that passengers place identification INSIDE their bag. A baggage ID template 
is available at:  

Security measures for carry-on luggage
Government regulations stipulate customers can only carry on a limited amount 
of liquid, gel and aerosol items through passenger screening points. The 
quantity of liquids, gels and aerosols permitted is 100ml/100g (3.4 oz) per 
article or smaller. Larger containers must be placed in checked luggage.

For more information, please consult the following official web sites:
Transport Canada at
Canadian Air Transport Security Agency (CATSA)
USA Transportation Security Administration at
British Airports Authorities at  

All international travel requires a valid passport and in some cases other 
documentation, such as visas, essential to enter the country of destination. 
Domestic travel requires government-issued photo identification that includes 
date of birth and gender for all passengers 18 years of age and older. 
Government regulations require that the nameprovided in theflight 
reservation be exactly the same asit appears in the travel documentation. 
More information is available at

Children travelling outside of Canada with one parent may require legal 
documentation proving the other parent or guardian's consent that the child 
may leave the country. Consult the Department of Foreign Affairs and 
International Trade at 1-800-267-8376 to determine if such documentation is 

Air Canada encourages customers to complete any travel information form ahead 
of time at  

The United States requires that travellers provide additional Secure Flight 
information at least 72 hours before their flight or at time of booking. 
Please note that this requirement applies to many international flights which 
are deemed to over fly the US. For more information please consult

Isabelle Arthur (Montréal)(514) 422-5788 Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto)(416) 
263-5576 Angela Mah (Vancouver)(604) 270-5741

SOURCE: Air Canada

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