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Canadian North Baggage Report Card

Carry-On Allowance9 / 10
Checked Bag Allowance10 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees9 / 10
Overall Grade9.3 / 10
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Canadian North Pet Policies

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Canadian North Carry On 2019 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

Under Seat Stowage
Maximum one piece of carry-on is allowed, limited in size to 23cm x 41cm x 57cm (9” x 16” x 22.5”). It should weigh no more than 10 kg / 22 lbs.

Overhead Bin Stowage
One of the following items per passenger may be stowed in the overhead bins:
one (1) soft-sided, single suit garment bag which, when folded in half does not exceed: 23cm x 41cm x 57cm (9” x 16” x 22.5”)
One (1) briefcase not exceeding 11 cm (4.5”) in thickness
One (1) laptop not exceeding 11 cm (4.5”) in thickness
One (1) purse not exceeding 11cm (4.5”) in thickness
No single piece should exceed 10 kg (22Ibs)

Additionally, the following personal items may be carried in the cabin, space permitting:
An overcoat
An umbrella or walking stick
A reasonable amount of reading material for use in-flight
An approved infant restraint device
Infant food for consumption in flight
A small camera or pair of binoculars
A prosthetic device
Canadian North may require that proposed carry-on baggage be checked as checked baggage due to space limitations in the cabin of the aircraft.

Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and TSA 3-1-1 Carry-On Liquids Rules

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

E-Cigarettes / Vape: TSA Rules for Flying with Electronic Cigarettes and Vape Pens 2023

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane

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Canadian North Checked Baggage Fees 2019 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits

Canadian North free baggage allowance depends on the fare type you are flying, as well as whether you are connecting from a different airline such as Westjet, Air Canada, or First Air. The below information is valid for flights that are only on Canadian North, or the first flight of a multi-leg journey is operated by Canadian North (Airline Designator Code 5T on your ticket).

Seat Sale Fare
1st Bag - $26.25
2nd Bag - $36.75
3rd Bag - $78.75
Additional Bags - $105

Some seat sale fares may include baggage allowances that are different from what is shown above.

Pivut and Saver Fares
1st Bag - Free
2nd Bag - $36.75
3rd Bag - $78.75
Additional Bags - $105

Flex Fares
1st Bag - Free
2nd Bag - Free
3rd Bag - $78.75
Additional Bags - $105

SuperFlex Fare
1st Bag - Free
2nd Bag - Free
3rd Bag - Free
Additional Bags - $105

All pieces must conform to the following:
Maximum Weight - 50 lbs (23 kg) each
Maximum Size - 62" (158 cm) each (the sum of the height, width and depth)

Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist 2023

Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2023

Delayed/Cancelled Flights: How to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

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Canadian North Overweight Baggage Fee 2019 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

Customers exceeding the free allowance (too many pieces, too heavy, etc) will be assessed an applicable excess baggage fee.

3rd Bag (except SuperFlex Fare) - $78.75
Additional Bags - $105 each
Overweight (51-70 lbs) - $26.25
Overweight (71-100 lbs) - $105
Oversize - $105

In the case of an item being both overweight and oversize, only the oversize fee will be charged.

Passengers checking any oversize items should be encouraged to arrive at the airport no later than 60 minutes prior to flight departure to allow enough time for the item to be screened before proceeding through security.

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2019
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