Last Updated:
04 Jan 2018

Flying With a Kayak on Air Canada 2018

Air Canada Kayaks Policy 2018
Airline Name Air Canada
Category Kayaks
Accepts Kayaks Yes
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance Yes
Cost See Policy
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Air Canada Kayaks Policy

Kayaks are accepted:

On a space available basis only and should be pre-registered at time of booking.
On Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge aircraft.
On Air Canada Express Embraer E175 and E190 aircraft. Contact Air Canada Reservations for more information.

If you’re travelling with kayaking equipment, please be at the airport a full 30 minutes before the normal recommended check-in time for your flight.

Each kayak counts as one piece of baggage towards the maximum number of checked bags allowed by your fare type.

Maximum length: 300 cm (116 in)*
Maximum width: 45 cm (18 in)
Maximum height: 76 cm (29 in)
Contact Air Canada Reservations for kayaks that exceed the limits listed above.

Waivers/Charges

Even if they are checked in separately, kayak paddles and one kayak count as one piece of baggage

Oversize and additional piece charges apply to the kayak, but not to the paddles when they are checked with the kayak.

When packed separately, all additional pieces of kayaking equipment (e.g. helmet, life vest, dry top, spray skirt) count as one piece of baggage.

If your baggage count (kayaking equipment + number of bags to be checked) exceeds the maximum number of items allowed by your fare type additional checked baggage charges will apply. These fees will be collected at the airport.

Kayak Packing instructions
Kayaks and paddles must be packaged in a rigid and/or hard shell container specifically designed for shipping.

If otherwise packaged, kayaking equipment may be refused for carriage. Air Canada is not liable if and to the extent that any damage results from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the baggage.

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