Carry-on baggage is limited to what will safely fit under the seat in front of you (a Ministry of Transportation requirement). Please review the CATSA website for details regarding prohibited carry-on items. Every effort will be made to accommodate your carry-on baggage in the passenger cabin; however, acceptance of carry-on baggage is subject to space availability on the aircraft at the time you board. In the event adequate space is not available, your carry-on bag must become checked baggage, at no charge, and picked up at baggage claim at your final destination.

Items exceeding the free carry-on allowance will be checked at the gate and customers will be charged excess baggage if applicable. Bags will be tagged for delivery to baggage claim at the customer’s destination.

Travelling with a musical instrument? Call to ask us at the time of reservation how we can accommodate you.

Important: keys, medication, and travel documents should always be packed in your carry-on baggage.

Carry-on baggage is defined as:

Max Total Weight:
25lbs (or 11kgs)

Max Dimensions:

9” x 15.5” x 21.5” (or 23cm x 40cm x 55cm) including wheels and handles.

Number of Pieces

Passengers are not limited to the number of carry-on items allowed, so long as all items can fit all together in the dimensions described above and weigh less than 25lbs in total.

The following items are permitted as part of Carry-on baggage allowance

Carry-on bags: suitcases, briefcases
Laptop computers
Diaper bags, camera cases
Strollers (collapsed)
Child restraint devices (i.e.: car seat)
Medical equipment (such as CPAP and sleep apnea devices) and Personal Oxygen Concentrators
Pet carriers not exceeding the under-seat dimensions-See our Pet Travel section

The following items (ie: personal item) are permitted in addition to your Carry-on baggage allowance:
Outer garments (e.g. coats, hats)
Purses (Female and Male – maximum dimensions 10″ x 8″ x 12″)
Assisting devices (e.g. canes, crutches, walkers)
Containers carrying life sustaining items
Urns containing human remains

Valet Service
Pacific Coastal Airlines offers planeside valet service as a carry-on option for our customers. Due to the smaller dimensions of overhead storage and under seat space, passengers may place larger carry-on items on a planeside cart before boarding. These items will be identified and returned to the cart for retrieval at a designated area on the ramp as customers deplane. Look for the Valet sign and find your bags waiting as you deplane. Fragile or high-value items should be carried into the cabin with you, so long as they fit the carry-on dimensions of the aircraft, and not left on the planeside cart.

The maximum dimensions for valet service items are 9” x 15.5” x 21.5” (or 23cm x 40cm x 55cm) including wheels and handles. The maximum weight for Valet Service items is 25lbs or 11kgs.