Take advantage of Air Canada’s online check-in and save time. You can find out exactly how Air Canada online check-in works on this page.

How does Air Canada online check-in work?

  1. Start online check-in via the Air Canada website:
  2. Select ” Check in” from the tabs.
  3. Now you need to enter the Aeroplan number, AC personnel number, ticket number or booking number . The booking number can be found on your Air Canada booking documents. You will also need to provide your last name.
  4. Once you have successfully logged into the check-in area, you will be able to select your desired flight. It is best to compare the displayed flight data with the flight information on your records.
  5. You also have the option to reserve a seat or book other services for your flight.
  6. As soon as you have completed the online check-in, you will receive your boarding pass. You can save them or print them out directly.
Source https://www.aircanada.com/de/de/aco/home.html

Air Canada online check-in information

Booking number, Aeroplan number, personnel number & ticket number
  • Booking number: Consists of 6 letters and/or numbers e.g. ABC123
  • Aeroplan number: Consists of 9 digits, e.g. 123456789
  • AC personnel number: Consists of 8 letters and/or numbers, e.g. AC012345
  • Ticket number: Consists of 13 digits, e.g. 014 1234567890
The check-in times & documents
  • Online check-in is possible at the earliest 24 hours before departure .
  • How long check-in is possible may vary from flight to flight.
  • The boarding pass can be carried in printed form (at home or at the airport machine) or on a mobile device .
Book additional services at check-in

You can book various additional services at check-in, such as:

  • A seat reservation from standard or preferred seats
  • Additional pieces of baggage
  • Last-minute upgrades (e.g. from economy to business class)

Air Canada’s baggage policy

Hand luggage with Air Canda

Number & Weight

You are allowed to take 1 piece of carry-on baggage on board, regardless of your destination.


For all classes there is a max. Hand luggage size of
55 x 40 x 23 cm

Austrian Airlines carry-on baggage

What is prohibited in carry-on baggage?

There are some items that are absolutely prohibited in carry-on baggage due to possible danger to passengers and crew.

Weapons, Rifles & Firearms

  • Pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns and other firearms of all kinds
  • Parts of firearms
  • Toy weapons, as well as replicas and imitations of real weapons
  • Signal pistols and starting pistols

Pointed or sharp objects

  • Razor
  • Needles
  • Axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • Knives and scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Swords and sabres

Anesthetic devices

  • Taser, stun guns, stun sticks
  • Apparatus for stunning and killing livestock
  • Chemicals, gases or sprays that cause incapacitation


  • Crowbar
  • Drills
  • Saw
  • Bolt guns

Blunt objects

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs and batons like bats
  • Martial arts equipment

Explosives and incendiary substances

  • Ammunition detonators
  • Detonators and detonators
  • Replicas or imitations of explosive devices
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

About Air Canada

Air Canada is the largest Canadian airline based in Montreal. Air Canada is also a founding member of the Star Alliance alliance.