19/1/2010 – Canada-to-US Flights Allow Carry On Baggage Again
For photographers today’s very poorly publicized announcement from Transport Canada should allow many to exhale with a sigh of relief.
Beginning tomorrow, the 20th of January, passengers flying from Canada to the United States may board their flights with a full size carry on bag, measuring 9″ x 16″ x 22″ (23cm x 40cm x 55cm), or 47 linear inches.
In addition to this full-size carry on bag, an important piece of information for photographers is that you may also board your flight with a laptop-briefcase or camera bag. Having spoken directly with Transport Canada, there is no defined size limit for a camera bag…however I’d use common logic and not try and board with two full-size 47-linear-inch rolling equipment bags.
Presently, Air Canada has updated the carry-on restriction changes on their web site, however neither Transport Canada nor the Canadian Air Transport Security Administration (CATSA) have updated their websites to reflect these changes.