An earlier check-in – 45 minutes before the scheduled departure of a flight – is now required for all Air Canada domestic flights. The new deadline for checking-in and baggage drop-off was introduced on April 10, 2013.
Previously, the deadline was 30 minutes before departure time. The check-in deadline for flights from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ) will remain at 20 minutes.
The cut-off time for check-in and baggage drop-off for flights to the US and most other international destinations is 60 minutes before departure.
Air Canada recommends that its domestic passengers arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before the flight’s scheduled departure to ensure adequate time for security checks and checking-in.