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Air Transat

Before you fly guide

A Canadian airlines based in Montreal, Quebec founded in 1986. Air Transat is third-largest airline in Canada serving over 60 destinations in 25 countries.

It mostly focuses on Canadian largest cities such as Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver and offers connections between Canada and the UK.

The airline often offers flights in its Eco Budget Economy class fare which does not includes checked bag or seat selection in advance, with prices as low as 50% of the initial fare.

Air Transat Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class; always check during your booking process.

Cabin Baggage

Max Weight:

Light enough to store in the upper luggage compartment

Max dimensions:

23x40x51cm

1 extra small bag (max. 16 x 33 x 43 cm) allowed to bring on board such as a handbag or briefcase, camera bag, laptop computer bag, a bag of items from the duty-free shop, wedding dress, sports bag or equipment (e.g. squash, badminton racquet).

Checked Baggage

Max Weight:

23kg

Max dimensions:

158 cm (L+W+H combined)

Baggage is included in Eco Standart, Eco Flex and Eco Budget fare in Option Plus class and Transat Packages and Cruise Packages

Eco Budget fare – Economy class

  • On flights from/to Europe – 1st 23kg bag costs £40 if prepaid and £50 if paid within 24 hours of departure.
  • On flights to/from South, U.S. and domestic flights within Canada – 1st bag costs £15 if prepaid and £18 if paid within 24 hours of departure

 

Travelling with children

Infants travelling on an adult’s lap do not have a baggage allowance; however, 1 stroller and 1 car or booster seat per child/infant are accepted free of charge. No substitutions permitted.

Check-in

Airport check-in

Airport counter & Baggage drop-off opens 4 hours prior to the departure of your flight

    • For the South destinations (Mexico, Latin America & the Caribbean) open only 3 hours before the scheduled flight

Close 60 minutes before scheduled departure

  • On Canadian domestic flights, the check-in desk closes 45 minutes before departure

Only In London, Paris, Cancun, Punta Cana and Jamaica Self-Service kiosks open 8 hours and close 75 minutes prior to the scheduled departure (Baggage drop-off counter open only).

Boarding Gate closure times 
International flight: 30 minutes before departure.
Domestic flight: 15 minutes before departure.

Online & Mobile check-in

Open between 24 and 2 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure.

Seat Selection

Seat selection depends on the selected fare.

  • Eco Budget – No seat selection available (free selection from 24 hours prior to departure)
  • Eco Standart – Standart seat selection included
  • Eco Flex – Preferred seat selection included
  • Club – Club seat selection included

In Eco budget fare standard seats cost £19 on European flights, £6 on domestic Canadian flights and £15 on South and U.S. flights. See seat price table here.

On board service

Inflight meals

Complimentary water on all flights. Complimentary lunch box on transatlantic flights. Free snack on Canadian domestic flights. South and U.S. flights - snacks and sandwiches for a fee

Inflight entertainment

Movies, Music, TV shows, Magazines and Kids entertainment available on touch screens or mobile app

Onboard WiFi

Not available (only to use AirTransat App)

Power supply

Not availabel in lower classes (Club class not confirmed)

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