Sunday, April 11, 2010

Canadian Air Transport: Carry-on bag allowance for US bound passengers restored (two bags full)

Jetside Bar at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport. Photo by Sue Frause.

As of April 8, 2010 airline passengers traveling to the United States from Canada will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags and personal items.

Canadian Air Transport made the announcement that removes the temporary carry-on bag restrictions that were put into place following the Christmas Day terrorist attack on a flight bound for Detroit.

The Government of Canada also announced new measures to bolster Canada’s aviation system including the introduction of new full body scanners; strengthening explosive trace detection; developing a passenger behavior observation program; and new funding to enhance aviation security in Budget 2010.

Passengers are reminded to check with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority or their airline for items that are allowed in carry-on luggage. They also have produced a pack smart video.

Elsewhere in the air, Florida-based Spirit Airlines will begin charging $45 for each bag placed into the overhead bin. It will be implemented following the busy summer season.

And YVR (Vancouver International Airport) was recently announced as the Winner of the Best Airport in North America Award by SKYTRAX World Airport Awards.