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Please see Equipment for information on musical instruments, sporting equipment, and firearms. 

Baggage Allowance General Information                  

Check-in baggage allowance is limited to 50 lbs (23 Kgs) per fare-paying passenger.  Passengers are not restricted as to the number of pieces being checked, so long as the total weight does not exceed the 50lbs allowance, multiple items may be checked. 

Though we do not offer baggage allowances for infants traveling for free, passengers may check one car seat and one stroller at no additional charge.  See our Car Seats & Strollers section.  Infants are defined as any child who has not yet reached his/her 2nd birthday.  In order to comply with Transport Canada safety regulation, the adult to infant ratio must
be 1:1. 

While we do our best to ensure your baggage travels with you on your flight, in rare circumstances baggage may follow you on a subsequent flight.  See
Guaranteed Baggage under Baggage Allowance .

Baggage Claims

Please click here for the Damage and/or Pilferage Claim Form
Please click here for the Lost Baggage Claim Form

Security Screening

Checked baggage will be processed through Hold Baggage Screening prior to loading on all Pacific Coastal Airlines flights operating between the Vancouver South Terminal and the following airports: Victoria Int'l., Cranbrook, Comox, Campbell River, & Williams Lake. 

Checked baggage containing items that are prohibited onboard an aircraft may be opened by authorized security screeners for further inspection.  For further information regarding prohibited items, please visit the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) website or call 1-888-294-2202.

Excess Baggage

Baggage above the normally accepted limit (50lbs/23kgs per passenger) may be accepted subject to aircraft weight and space availability. Extra charges will apply.  For more information regarding excess baggage rates, please contact us directly at 1-800-663-2872. Excess baggage rates.

Guaranteed Baggage

To avoid the possibility your baggage follows you on a subsequent flight, baggage seats are available for purchase through our reservation department or your local Travel Agency.    Baggage seats will guarantee up to 200lbs or 91kgs of baggage, with no restriction on the number of pieces.  Please consult your travel agent or our reservation staff at 1-800-663-2872 for details.  We suggest reviewing the Transport Canada website for general travel and safety tips. 

Baggage Transfer

Baggage will be transferred on all connections within the Pacific Coastal Airlines network; however, we are not able to transfer baggage to other airlines on your behalf.   When connecting to other airlines, you will need to claim your baggage upon arrival in Vancouver, and re-check it when you reach your next carrier.  Pacific Coastal Airlines is proud to offer complimentary shuttle service between the
Vancouver South Terminal and the Main Terminal to assist you with your connections.