Travel Advisories

Car Seats & Strollers

For passengers travelling with children/infants, Pacific Coastal Airlines permits a maximum of two (2) of the following infant/child equipment items free of charge:

  1. 1 stroller
  2. 1 carseat or booster seat
  3. 1 playpen

This is in addition to a passenger’s checked baggage and applies on a per child/infant basis.

Car seats, booster seats, and strollers may also be taken to the aircraft in addition to carry-on baggage and will be stowed using our valet service. Since infants, defined as being under the age of two years, may travel for free, infant car seats may not be used on the aircraft unless a seat on the plane has been purchased for use by the infant. When used during flight, car seats (child-restraint systems) must meet airline industry standards and the following conditions must be met:

A.  Restraint systems which are manufactured or sold in Canada must be affixed with a Statement of Compliance label which states that the system has been certified to Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards- CMVSS 213 or 213.1 and indicate the date of manufacture as being after January 1st, 1981.

B.  Seats manufactured to the US standards between January 1st, 1981 and February 25th, 1985 must bear the label: This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards”. Seats manufactured to US standards on or after February 26th, 1985 must bear two labels.

i.  “This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards”


C.  The occupant does not exceed the weight limit for which the restraint device was designed.

D.  The devise must fit between the armrest of the seat, be easily secured using the aircraft seat belt and installed according to the directions on the device.

Please note that in all cases car seats and booster seats will be assessed and accepted as per the discretion of the flight crew.  

The following child seating devices are not permitted for use during flight: booster cushions, snugglies, loop belts. For more details, please reference Transport Canada’s Advisory Circular No. 605-003.