Checked Baggage

Passengers traveling on flight series 100 to 199 enjoy a generous free baggage allowance. This allowance is two (2) pieces of baggage per fare-paying passenger with combined weight of no more than 70 lbs (32 kg), which includes valet items. Individual pieces must weigh no more than 50 lbs (23 kg) each and measure (L+W+H) less than 62 inches (158 cm).

Passengers traveling on flight series 200 to 399 enjoy Calm Air’s maximum free baggage allowance. This allowance is three (3) pieces of baggage per fare-paying passenger with combined weight of no more than 120 lbs (54 kg). Individual pieces must weigh no more than 50 lbs (23 kg) each and measure (L+W+H) less than 62 inches (158 cm).

Excess Baggage

When traveling on Calm Air, the size, weight and number of bags you may check is limited to the free baggage allowance detailed above. 

Baggage exceeding the maximum free allowance (too large, too heavy, or too many pieces), will be assessed an excess baggage fee, may be required to be shipped as cargo, and will travel subject to availability of space and weight.

The maximum combined weight of all pieces accepted as checked baggage on flight series 100 to 199 is 100 lbs (45 kg) per fare-paying passenger (70 lbs free, 30 lbs excess). 

The maximum combined weight of all pieces accepted as checked baggage on flight series 200 to 399 is 140 lbs (64 kg) per fare-paying passenger (120 lbs free, 20 lbs excess). Baggage over this limit must be shipped as cargo.

Any individual piece exceeding 70 lbs (32 kg) or 115 inches (292 cm) in total linear dimensions or 80 inches (203 cm) in length will not be accepted as checked baggage and must be shipped as cargo.

Please refer to the following chart for an example of possible excess charges:

Within Piece Limit 3 or more pieces
(Series 100 - 199)
4 or more pieces
(Series 200 - 399)
Overweight
(51-70 lbs)
$26.25 Within weight & dimensions $78.75 Within weight & dimensions $78.75
Oversized
(62-115")
$26.25 Overweight
(51-70 lbs)
$105.00 Overweight
(51-70 lbs)
$105.00
Oversized & overweight) $52.50 Oversized
(62-115")
$105.00 Overweight
(62-115")
$131.25
Oversized & overweight $131.25 Oversized & overweight $131.25

Please allow extra time at the airport for the checking of excess baggage. All excess baggage will travel subject to availability of space and weight.

Interline Transfer of Baggage

Calm Air is not able to interline tag your baggage to another airline. If you are transferring to/from another carrier, please allow sufficient time to collect your baggage and re-check it in with the next carrier.

Packing Tips

  • Identify any perishable items you may be checking, so that the appropriate labels can be attached to each item. Limited Release tags will be filled out, releasing Calm Air of all liability.
  • Do not wrap bungee cords, ties or straps around baggage.
    Keep all loose handles, hooks and straps closed securely and, if possible, remove them. These can catch on conveyors and belt loaders, possibly causing damage to your baggage or that of other passengers.
  • Remove all old airline tags.
  • Attach identification tags to the inside and outside of the bags – include name, destination, contact number and address.
  • Keep all medications, keys and high value items such as cameras, jewelry, electronic devices, cash, credit cards and identification with you. Do not place them in your checked baggage.
  • It is recommended that you pack your camera film in your carry-on baggage as screening equipment used by CATSA may damage photographic film packed in checked baggage. It does not affect digital disks.
  • If you lock your luggage, please be advised that Calm Air is not liable for any damage resulting from any security measures taken by Transport Canada or CATSA.
  • Keep a list of packed items and their estimated value in a safe place. Report any missing, delayed or damaged items to our agents before leaving the airport or at least within one hour of arrival.
  • Airport security personnel require that gifts be unwrapped and available for inspection. If you are transporting a wrapped gift, please pack it in your checked baggage.

Prioritizing Baggage

While we will try to accommodate your free baggage allowance on the flight, you may be asked by the airport agent to prioritize one bag on extremely high-volume flights. We suggest you pack your priority piece with your most essential items.