Security and restrictions
Review these helpful baggage tips and regulations to expedite your airport security screening process!
Checked baggage screening
Passengers are urged to leave all of their checked baggage unlocked, to avoid the need to forcibly open bags that require further physical inspection. Alternatively, cable/zip or TSA-approved locks may be used.
Restrictions applying to liquids, gels, and/or aerosols
The maximum quantity of liquids, gels and aerosols permitted in carry-on baggage is 100ml/100g (3.4 oz) per container when placed in one clear, closed and re-sealable plastic bag no larger than one litre (one quart); maximum 1 plastic bag per passenger.
Open, coloured or opaque plastic bags of any size containing liquids, gels or aerosols in containers of any size are not permitted through security screening.
Exemptions: baby formula, baby food and milk for passengers travelling with infants (needed for in-flight use only) prescription and essential non-prescription medicines.
Once past the security screening checkpoint, passengers may carry on board any liquids, gels and aerosols that have been purchased from retail and duty-free stores in the sterile area.
To and from European Union (including the U.K.)
Passengers flying from Canada to the European Union (including the U.K), or passing through EU passenger screening points to connecting flights, may transport duty-free liquids, gels and aerosols purchased at a Canadian airport when placed in a secure, tamper-evident bag (STEB); otherwise these items must go into checked baggage at the transit airport.
Passengers arriving in Canada from the European Union and who are connecting to another Canadian destination may carry duty free liquids, aerosols and gels in a secure, tamper-evident bag (STEB).
Additional restrictions on arrival in Orlando, Florida – post cleared flights only
Additional restrictions apply to passengers travelling on post cleared flights (clearing Customs and Immigration formalities upon arrival) with destination of Orlando.
Arrival in Orlando
Due to the Orlando airport layout, arriving passengers go through Customs and Immigration and retrieve all of their checked baggage. After this point, passengers have two options:
Deposit their checked bags onto a transfer baggage belt (for transport to the baggage carousel in the main terminal)
- OR -
Take all of their checked baggage with them (please note, there are no baggage carts available until the main terminal)
All passengers proceed upstairs to a secure monorail for a short ride to the main terminal.
In the unlikely event the monorail is not operating, all passengers will be required to deposit their checked luggage on the transfer belt, as moving through the terminal involves passing a security screening checkpoint. All liquids, gels and aerosols exceeding the allowable quantities (including those purchased in-flight or from your airport of departure) must be placed in checked baggage before being deposited onto the transfer belt. Quantities exceeding the allowable limits will be confiscated at the checkpoint.
1 lighter per passenger, packed in the allowable 1 plastic bag per passenger (due to liquid content). Specific country restrictions may also apply.
No lighters in checked baggage
1 book of matches per passenger, carried only on your person
Electronic cigarettes: stowed unused in carry-on baggage at all times. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited.
Departing from Europe? Remember to charge your electronic devices.
For flights departing from Europe, Transport Canada has adopted security measures regarding electronic devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, etc.). These may be subject to inspection, and non-functioning or uncharged devices may not be permitted on board. It is therefore highly recommended that passengers travel with fully charged electronic devices in order to accelerate the security screening process and avoid any inconvenience.
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