Tips for families travelling on Air Canada
Mar 2019

It’s an all too familiar feeling. A year of work, obligations and responsibilities culminates to a point where you just need a vacation. From a Mexican all-inclusive to a weekend in New York, anywhere would be perfect, but there’s no time to plan the trip. Let alone deal with the added stress of travelling with children.

However, recent enhancements to the airport and in-flight experience with Air Canada will lighten your load and let parents focus on creating memorable experiences.

Tips for smooth travel

  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding – If you have a normal pregnancy and no previous history of premature labour, you may travel by air up to and including your 36th week. Air Canada supports breastfeeding on board our aircraft, whenever safety permits.
  • Family check-in – At Toronto (YYZ), Montreal (YUL)–international and domestic departures and Vancouver (YVR), families travelling with children under six can check-in at a special family check-in area. Look out for special signage.
  • Early boarding – Kids under six and their family board early, before general boarding. This means extra time to store belongings and settle in.
  • Family Seating – We’ll make sure you and your kids under 14 sit close to each other at no extra charge. When you book your flight online, indicate that you are travelling with children, and we will assign generic seats in proximity to each other for you and your children before check-in.

An added touch on flights to leisure destinations on Air Canada Rouge is the Rouge Crew. They are trained at the Disney Institute to create memorable moments for kids and their parents – lightening your load.

Don’t forget to sign your kids up for Altitude Skyriders, our kids club designed to make flights even more exciting and enjoyable for children between the ages of two and 12.

For all of Air Canada’s information about family travel including more about strollers, bassinets, and safety information, visit