Canadian Transportation Agency consults on baggage rules

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is seeking the views of the public and industry on the best approach to the application of baggage rules for transportation to, from and within Canada involving multiple air carriers.

Baggage rules address matters such as the number of bags a passenger may check, the weight and size of baggage, how many pieces of baggage a passenger may bring with them on the airplane and excess baggage charges.

Carriers can have different policies in this respect, raising the issue of which carrier’s policy applies in travel arrangements involving multiple air carriers.

Currently, different approaches to baggage rules are used around the world. The goal is to have a clear approach to ensure transparency for consumers and industry alike.

The consultation period closes on April 15, 2013. Should you be interested in providing written comments or submissions for consideration, visit