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10. listopadu, 2016 -

Entry requirements for Canada have changed. Find out if they apply to you.

In addition to your valid passport, you will also need:

  • a valid Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)*, or;
  • a valid visa, or;
  • a valid Permanent Resident Card (PRC)

See Canada.ca/eta for complete details. 

*Holders of a valid Canadian passport, Canadian Permanent Resident Card (PRC) or Canadian visa, as well as U.S. citizens, are ineligible for an eTA and must present their original documents for travel.

Family privileges

Families are very important to Air Transat. See how we make travel even more fun for you and your children.

Exclusive check-in counters

Where facilities permit (at Canadian gateways), designated check-in counters are available for families travelling with young children and unaccompanied minors. That means less time waiting in line!


Travelling alone with kids and feeling overwhelmed? Let us know during check-in, and we'll be happy to guide you to the boarding gate and direct you upon arrival at the destination airport. Porters are usually available for hire to assist with your checked baggage. To lighten the load for your little ones, we recommend transporting your kids’ toys in your own carry-on. 

Do you want to hang on to your child’s stroller or car seat until boarding? No problem. Just let us know when you check in.


With the exception of flights to the U.S., we are happy to offer pre-boarding for families travelling with young children.

Seat assignements for families

Families are a top priority at Air Transat. As the #1 North American Leisure Airline, we want to provide an enjoyable experience for families travelling with us. It is in this vein that, we provide free automated standard seat assignments for families on board our aircraft.

Standard seats are assigned for free to children aged 12 and under and their parents/guardians featured on the same family booking. These seats will be grouped together and automatically assigned by the system after a booking has been made. Only standard seats will be assigned, and these will be subject to availability.

Standard seat assignments are automatically generated by the system for families whose bookings include of 5 passengers or less.

Families whose bookings include 6 or more passengers must call the Information and Seat Selection Centre at 1-877-TRANSAT no later than 24 hours before departure to receive free standard seat assignments.

Passengers can see their seat assignation on the « My booking» page, 24 h to 48 h after the booking.

Surprises will be given out on all our flights.

  • Headphones
  • Beach ball (aboard flights to the South)
  • Card game (aboard flights from the South)
  • Headphones
  • Activities booklet (aboard flights to Europe and Middle East)
  • Card game (aboard flights from the Europe and the Middle East)

Take advantage of our LIMO! courtesy stroller service which offers parents a break between the aircraft and baggage claim area at Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver airports. Simply pick up a LIMO! for your young child after deplaning the aircraft and leave it with our agent before exiting. LIMOS! are available on a first-come, first-served basis and quantities may be limited.

Travel tips

  • The right seat
    A window seat is ideal for children. Placing a pillow or blanket just under the window makes a comfortable place for your child to sleep. Ask your flight attendant about our Comfort Kit, available for only CA $9.
  • Seat selection
    Use our seat selection service to choose the best seat for your child.
  • Mommy, my ears hurt!
    To prevent earaches, give your child candy to suck on, or a bottle of water. If their ears hurt, try this trick: tell them to yawn. The benefits of pinching their nose are doubtful and we do not recommend it.
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