Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 21 Update: Air Canada to start tagging carry on baggage as approved, Amex Platinum AIR MILES Review, New Canalta Hotels bonuses

Interesting news from Air Canada today:

News, Tips & Tricks
Air Canada has announced they are going to start tagging carry on baggage as of May 25:
Starting on May 25, 2015 at Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and expanding progressively to other airports throughout the month of June, we’ll have staff at both check-in and security checkpoints to quickly confirm and tag your carry-on bags that meet Air Canada’s existing carry-on dimensions as “approved”. This will make it easier and safer to stow your personal items on board, may help reduce wait times at security, and will help avoid flight delays caused by larger bags being checked at the gate.
Here’s what the tag will look like:
Approved bag tag
If a piece of your carry-on baggage needs to be checked we will be happy to help with that at check in.  If you get to security and need to check a bag that exceeds allowable size limits, not to worry. We’ll give you a special card that will get you quickly back to a check-in agent, and then on to your departure gate.
I'm flying through Toronto tomorrow so won't be able to see this just yet. Love to hear from our readers what they think of this new process and when it does kick please also let us know if it seems to complicate matters, delay your movements and ultimately lead to more space in the overhead bins?

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