Air Canada

Air Canada has a comprehensive schedule of daily flights to all of our Canadian resorts with direct flights to Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. We also offer daily indirect flights (via Vancouver or Calgary) to Kamloops and Kelowna. We also offer UK domestic flight connections with British Airways to London Heathrow from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds-Bradford. Air Canada offer FREE ski carriage.

When you fly Air Canada you have the choice of the following cabins on most transatlantic flights:


Free checked baggage allowance is 1 piece – max. 23kg, plus free ski carriage*, (2nd piece max. 23kg is $100 each way payable at check in, 3rd piece max. 23kg is $225 each way payable at check-in). Personal 9" touch screen seat-back video system offering hundreds of hours of top entertainment. Meals, snacks and drinks. In-seat power for laptops. USB charging point.

Premium Economy 

Free checked baggage allowance is 2 pieces – max. 23kg per piece, plus free ski carriage*, (3rd piece max. 23kg is $225 each way payable at check in). Separate cabin section. Greater recline and a larger seat compared to Economy - more legroom and more elbow room. Next generation entertainment system with 11" touch screen. Meals, snacks and drinks. In-seat power for laptops. USB charging point.

Signature Class (Business)

Free checked baggage allowance is 2 pieces – max. 32kg per piece, plus free ski carriage* (3rd piece max. 32kg is $225 each way payable at check-in). Maple Leaf lounge access. Priority checkin and boarding. Separate cabin. Executive or Classic Pod which convert from a large seat to a fully flat 6'7" bed. Next generation entertainment system. Enhanced meals, snacks and drinks. In-seat power for laptops. USB charging point.

*UK domestic flight add-ons with British Airways > the baggage allowance is dictated by the airline you check-in with. For example: a Manchester departure on British Airways (UK domestic flight) connecting at Heathrow onto an Air Canada transatlantic flight would mean the BA baggage policy would apply outbound (and vice-versa on the inbound). Please note that for clients flying on British Airways UK domestic connections onto Air Canada transatlantic flights, the extra baggage charges can’t be actioned online, and can only be purchased at the airport.

*Free ski carriage > if you take ski equipment (skis + poles + boots or snowboard + boots) then this extra bag can now be taken as a free item. Please note that if you are travelling with skis and boots, and your ski boots are carried in a separate bag to your skis, the extra bag charge is waived. If you are not taking skis or snowboards, but are taking boots in a separate boot-bag, then this boot-bag is now regarded as a free item. The free ski carriage policy may not apply to non-continuous flight itineraries for onward travel within Canada – for example if you stop over for a night(s) in Vancouver en-route to your final destination, then normal extra baggage fees may apply for the internal flight within Canada. If you are travelling outbound on a British Airways UK domestic connection onto an Air Canada transatlantic flight, the free ski carriage does not apply to the outward journey.

Pre-bookable seating

Air Canada has adjusted its seating policy for all flight bookings. For passengers travelling on most Economy flight tickets there is no longer a free seating policy and you now have the option of either paying in advance for pre-assigned seating (until 24 hours prior to departure), or waiting until online checkin opens 24 hours before your flight departs to secure the seat of your choice. Pre-bookable seating varies hugely in price - please call us for details and availability. If you want to make a purchase for seating, then we need to take payment for the flight element of your booking in full, and we'll then issue your flight tickets. The functionality will then open and you'll be able to pre-purchase seating on-line via using your specific airline reference (which we will give you). Bookings in certain higher fares in economy, most bookings with children and for those of you flying in Premium Economy and Signature Class cabins are unaffected by this policy. We will endeavour to make sure all passengers get the correct information pertinent to their specific flight booking(s) and will help with the process. We currently can’t make seating purchases on behalf of clients.

Special meals

Should any of your party require a special meal such as vegetarian, kosher or child meal on the transatlantic sections of your flight booking then this must be booked at least 7 days in advance. Please let us know as soon as possible and we’ll ensure these items are added. Remember that meal types are limited, so if you have very specific needs then it is best to take your own food with you.

Special requests

If any of your party require special assistance we can arrange this at all airports – please call us so we can assess the correct level of assistance you require. If you have food allergies or are carrying an Epi-pen or injectable medication or if there is anything else the cabin crew should be aware of confidentially, please call us for advice on 0131 243 8097.

Frequent flyer memberships

Please let us have your membership numbers and details - we will ensure these are added to your flight booking.

Which airport terminal?

Air Canada London Heathrow flights depart from Terminal 2. Edinburgh to Toronto flights depart from the main terminal.

Free baggage allowance

Your personalised letter included in your Travel Document package will detail your airline’s specific baggage allowance. Please see above for a quick guide.

On-line check-in

Online check-in opens 24 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure. Your personalised letter included in your Travel Document package details your airline reference(s) and clear instructions on how to check in online. Please see Step 2 in our Essential Travel Information for Canada for all mandatory travel items you will need in place before checking in online - click here: click here