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Porter Airlines Baggage Report Card

Carry-On Allowance9 / 10
Checked Bag Allowance6 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees7 / 10
Overall Grade7.3 / 10
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Porter Airlines Pet Policies

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Porter Airlines Carry On 2023 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

Porter Airlines' carry-on allowance depends on the fare type you are traveling.

Porter's "Basic Fare" customers are limited to a single personal item (max size 43x16x33cm, 9kg/20lbs).

All other Porter passengers (Standard, Flexible, Freedom fares) are allowed TWO items of carry-on baggage, free of charge, per fare-paying passenger.

Carry-on baggage is limited to two pieces, as follows:
1 standard article not exceeding 55 cm x 23 cm x 40 cm (21.5 in x 9 in x 15.5 in) and weighing less than 9 kg (20 lbs)
1 personal article not exceeding 43 cm x 16 cm x 33 cm (17 in x 6 in x 13 in) and weighing less than 9 kg (20 lbs)

All carry-on baggage must fit in the sizing device at check-in, and must be stored under the seat or in the overhead compartment onboard the aircraft. If your carry-on is overweight or oversized, it will be checked at the gate for a fee - it will incur the "at the gate" checked baggage fee starting from $42.50 up to $138, depending on the total number of checked bags you are flying with.

Porter will honour the allowances of the airline that makes up the longest portion of your journey. Please verify our Airline Partner's allowances as they may differ from Porter's.

Items that are not permitted in carry-on baggage aboard the aircraft are those that present a potential hazard. They include, but are not limited to, weapons and toys resembling weapons, tools, restraining devices, cutting and puncturing devices (knives, box cutters, scissors, straight razors), and other hazardous items as defined and regulated by law, including explosives, poisons, and other toxic materials.

All carry-on baggage must fit in the sizing units located both at check-in and the gate areas.

On board the aircraft, all carry-on baggage must be stowed under the seat or in the overhead compartments.

The following items are not counted as carry-on:
Coats,
Cameras,
Receptacles containing human remains,
Containers carrying life sustaining items,
Strollers,
Child restraint systems,
Crutches,
Canes,
Walkers and other such items. Further information regarding child restraint systems can be found here.

The maximum number of pets permitted on any flight is two. Carriage of pets is subject to availability. Further information on the pet policy can be found here.

Porter may require that an item of carry-on baggage travel as checked luggage if the bag cannot be safely stowed in the cabin.


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 2024

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2024

Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane

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Porter Airlines Checked Baggage Fees 2023 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits




Porter Airlines has recently upped its baggage fees, with higher fees being charged if paid at the airport, so it is best to plan ahead and pre-purchase your checked baggage allowance online. Please see the Porter Airlines baggage fees chart below.

In 2023, Porter Airlines offers 4 fare classes in it's standard economy option, what they call "PorterClassic", including Basic, Standard, Flexible, and Freedom. Only the PorterClassic Freedom class includes 2 free checked bags.

Porter Airlines also offers an elevated "PorterReserve" premium option, with both fare classes, Navigate and Ultimate, including 2 free checked bags.

Porter baggage fees depend on when you pay for your bags (online vs. at the airport vs. at the gate). The baggage fees vary depending on the fare class (Basic, Standard, Flexible) you are flying in. Be sure to check what Porter "Bundles" are available for your flight, such as the Starter Pak or Plus Pak bundles that include a 1st or 2nd checked bag, along with other services such as seat selections, sometimes for less than paying for a checked bag individually.

Be sure to note that if your carry-on luggage is oversize and must be checked in, you will be charged the "at the gate" fee, which depends on how many bags you have already checked in, and substantially more expensive than prepaying for a piece of checked luggage before your flight..

PorterClassic Basic Fare Baggage Fees
1st Checked Bag (23kg/50lbs)
During Booking: $27.50 - $42.55
Post-Booking: $32.50-$48.30
At Check-In: $37.50 - $54.05
At the Gate: $42.50 - $59.80

2nd Checked Bag (23kg/50lbs)
During Booking: $50 - $57.50
Post-Booking: $55-$63.25
At Check-In: $60-69
At the Gate: $70-80.50

3rd Bag or More (23 kg / 50 lbs)
During Booking: $100-115
Post-Booking: $105-120.75
At Check-In: $110 - $126.50
At the Gate: $120 - $138

PorterClassic Standard Fare Baggage Fees
1st Checked Bag (23kg/50lbs)
During Booking: $27.50 - $86.25
Post-Booking: $32.50 - $86.25
At Check-In: $37.50 - $103.50
At the Gate: $40 - $103.50

2nd Checked Bag (23kg/50lbs)
During Booking: $50 - $126.50
Post-Booking: $55 - $126.50
At Check-In: $60 - $143.75
At the Gate: $70 - $143.75

3rd Bag or More (23 kg / 50 lbs)
During Booking: $100 - $258.75
Post-Booking: $100 - $258.75
At Check-In: $100 - $258.75
At the Gate: $100 - $258.75

PorterClassic Flexible Fare Baggage Fees
1st Checked Bag (23kg/50lbs)
During Booking: $0 - $42.55
Post-Booking: $0 - $48.30
At Check-In: $37.50 - $103.50
At the Gate: $40 - $103.50

2nd Checked Bag (23kg/50lbs)
During Booking: $50 - $126.50
Post-Booking: $55 - $126.50
At Check-In: $60 - $143.75
At the Gate: $70 - $143.75

3rd Bag or More (23 kg / 50 lbs)
During Booking: $100 - $258.75
Post-Booking: $100 - $258.75
At Check-In: $100 - $258.75
At the Gate: $100 - $258.75

PorterClassic Freedom Fare Baggage Fees
1st Checked Bag (23 kg / 50 lbs) - FREE
2nd Checked Bag (23 kg / 50 lbs) - FREE
3rd Checked Bag or More (23 kg / 50 lbs) - $100 - $258.75 each

PorterReserve Navigate Fare Baggage Fees
1st Checked Bag (23 kg / 50 lbs) - FREE
2nd Checked Bag (23 kg / 50 lbs) - FREE
3rd Checked Bag or More (23 kg / 50 lbs) - $100 - $258.75 each

PorterReserve Ultimate Fare Baggage Fees
1st Checked Bag (23 kg / 50 lbs) - FREE
2nd Checked Bag (23 kg / 50 lbs) - FREE
3rd Checked Bag or More (23 kg / 50 lbs) - $100 - $258.75 each

Fees are per direction, and include local taxes, depending on origin of ticket. Fees are indicated in CAD/USD, based on originating airport.

Strollers and car seats may be carried free of charge for children.


Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2024

Musical Instruments: Flying with Musical Instruments on Porter Airlines

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

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2024


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Porter Airlines Overweight Baggage Fee 2023 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

Porter's oversize and overweight fees remain the same as we enter 2023, at $100 + tax each.

Porter Overweight Baggage Fees 2023
Each bag weighing between 23 kg (50 lb) and 32 kg (70 lb) is charged a fee of $100 CAD/USD + tax.
No single piece can weigh more than 32 kg (70 lb).

Porter Airlines Oversize Baggage Fees 2023
Any single piece measuring more than 158 cm (62 in) total dimension (the sum of the length, width and height) is charged $100 CAD/USD + taxper direction.
No single piece can exceed 203 cm (80 in) total dimension.

Additional Information
If a bag is both overweight and oversized, the $100 fee is charged only once.

For 3rd and subsequent bags, no overweight or oversized bag fee is charged.



Last Updated: 06 Mar 2023
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