Air travel

Everything you need to know to prepare for a worry-free flight.


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What you can bring on a plane

Find out which items are permitted and not permitted in your baggage.

Carry-on baggage

Information on carry-on baggage definitions, regulations and policies.

Liquids, aerosols and gels

Everything you need to know to transport your liquid, aerosol and gel items safely.

Pre-boarding identification requirements

Have all the necessary identification with you when you arrive at the airport to avoid last-minute problems.

Duty-free purchases as carry-on baggage

How to ensure that duty-free liquids, aerosols and gels sealed in official security bags are accepted at Canadian airport security.

Pre-boarding checklist

Everything you need to remember before you board the plane.

Airport security screening

Everything you need to know to guide you through the airport security screening process.

Taking small children through security screening

Dos and don’ts to help you and your children breeze through airport security screening.

Airport security screening wait times

Start your trip off right by checking the security screening wait time at the airport before you leave home.

In-flight safety

This information on aircraft safety features and procedures may save your life.

Travelling and money

Don't forget to plan your finances before you go abroad. Here are some important tips to make your trip more financially secure and enjoyable.

Air passenger rights

Having problems with your air carrier? Know your rights.

Theft from carry-on baggage

Tips to help you protect the valuables in your carry-on baggage.

What to wear on the plane

Dress appropriately to have a safe and comfortable flight.

Taking children on a plane

A little extra planning can make your flight a peaceful and pleasant experience for you, your children and other travellers. 

Travelling with disabilities

Travelling with disabilities or special needs is not always easy, but this information will help make your trip as easy and safe as possible.

Travelling with a service animal

Find out how to make travelling with your service animal as trouble-free as possible.

Travelling with a medical device

Plan in advance, check with your doctor and avoid problems at airport security screening.

Foreign domestic airlines

Some foreign domestic airlines do not meet international safety standards.

Passenger safety guides

Transport Canada safety guides for passengers on small aircraft, seaplanes and floatplanes, helicopters, aircraft charters and hot air balloons.

Respecting your crew and fellow passengers

Information on the consequences of illegal behaviour that interferes with a flight or puts the safety of passengers and crew at risk.

Prepare your arrival before you leave

One simple app can save you time at the border when you arrive in Canada.

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