Air Canada carries your bag with “fully-automated” baggage handling.  This made my travel from Seattle to Toronto and back much easier and streamlined.

Here’s how it works, the new Air Canada system sends your checked baggage to connecting flights so you no longer have to retrieve your checked bags for U.S. customs inspection.

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Travelers value airlines that understand their flight experience, and look for ways to make it better from beginning to end.  With this simplified baggage handling process, Air Canada alleviates your luggage concerns, which optimizes your time to get you to your connecting flights quickly, or spend more time in the International Maple Leaf Lounges.

Air Canada’s Ben Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer shares that their routes from the U.S. to Canada are an “even more attractive option for travellers connecting to the U.S. due to a simplified baggage handling process.  It strengthens Toronto’s position as a preferred routing by making transit through Pearson easier for customers who are increasingly choosing to travel our international network because it offers some of the best elapsed travel times between the U.S. and other global centres in Europe and Asia.”

This new Toronto baggage process is another reason why Air Canada is the best option for travel to and from North America.

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Air Canada Statistics (provided by Air Canada):

  • The number of Air Canada international passengers connecting via Toronto Pearson has increased by more than 160 percent since 2009.
  • Air Canada operates up to 355 departures each day from Pearson to 124 destinations with approximately 50 per cent of its customers making connections through Toronto.
  • On peak days, more than 62,000 Air Canada customers arrive and depart from Toronto Pearson.
  • Air Canada, along with its Air Canada Express regional affiliates, offers up to 148 scheduled flights each day to 51 U.S. destinations from its hub in Toronto.
  • Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents.
  • Canada’s flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers.
  • Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 55 destinations in the United States and 64 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.
  • Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,329 destinations in 194 countries.
  • Air Canada rewards its most loyal customers through its top tier recognition program, Altitude, that offers frequent flyers a range of priority travel services, lounge access and upgrades to Executive Class, complementing their membership in Aeroplan, Canada’s premier loyalty program, which provides numerous ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 travel and retail partners.

For more information on Air Canada visit aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

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Air Canada is a Star Alliance partner

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Global Adventuress thanks Air Canada for hosting the flight to/from the U.S. to Canada.

by PATRICIA STONE, a Seattle-based travel writer

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