AC Increases Baggage Fees, Launches New Winter Route

Open Jaw, Kerry Sharpe

Air Canada has announced that it is increasing its fees for checked luggage as a means to help offset overall costs, while still remaining competitive with its ticket pricing.

Previously $25 for the first bag, that cost has now gone up to $30, with the second checked bag now costing $50. These updated fees apply to all markets in Canada, U.S., and sun destinations, including Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America:

The increased fees apply to tickets issued on or after 21AUG, 2018, for travel on or after 5OCT, 2018.

The airline has also announced a new winter route. Starting 15DEC, Air Canada will launch Signature Service on its twice-weekly winter seasonal service to and from Toronto and Honolulu onboard its Boeing 767 aircraft.

Customers flying in Signature Class will receive:

  • Mattress pads, duvet blanket and an oversized pillow;
  • Amenity kit;
  • Noise-cancelling headphones;
  • Choice of main courses, snacks, Air Canada Signature Cocktail, sparkling wine, port, and a selection of wine.

They will also have complimentary access to the Maple Leaf Lounge prior to departure from Toronto to Honolulu and the United Club prior to departure on the return flight. As well as priority airport services and access to the concierge office at YYZ.

Kerry Sharpe

Kerry Sharpe Columnist

Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.


Susan Darukhanawala - August 26, 2018 @ 04:06
Please publish the fare on your website inclusive of all taxes, surcharges and baggage fees...

Marie Louth - August 25, 2018 @ 05:52
baggage fees as well as all taxes should be included in the cost of the ticket - no hidden surprises once a ticket is purchased

Lynda Westlake - August 22, 2018 @ 11:52
Wish ALL of the airlines would include baggage fees. Customers consider this a cash grab :( Or at least give the option when booking to prepay baggage fees

Richard - August 22, 2018 @ 11:21
AC has to make the $450 million somewhere to pay for Aeroplan purchase.
What else is going to go up AC ?

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