OTTAWA - Parents and grandparents have a new tool to help them plan ahead for their summer trip. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority has put together its Flying with Family Checklist with useful advice for people travelling with children and people with medical needs.
The Flying with Family Checklist covers some of the most frequently asked questions on travelling with baby food, medications, toys, plus other helpful tips.
Travellers are encouraged to consult CATSA's Flying with Family Checklist to help avoid hassles and delays at the security screening checkpoint.
Please note, restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels remain in effect. These items must fit in a container with a maximum capacity of 100 mL (3.4 ounces). All containers must be placed in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag to help expedite screening. One 1-litre bag per passenger is permitted.
There are exceptions to accommodate travellers with children and medical needs. Prescription and essential liquid medications, as well as infant's milk and juices are exempted. These items should be presented separately to the screening officer for inspection.
CATSA's mission is to protect the public by securing critical elements of the air transportation system as assigned by the government. CATSA trains more than 5,200 screening officers at 89 airports.
Contact: CATSA Communications at 613.998.4527
Due to heightened security screening by authorities, it is recommended that customers reduce carry-on baggage as much as possible. We recommend that customers allow extra time for security screening at the airport and have revised our recommended airport check-in times accordingly:
Customers are advised to check on the status of their flight prior to leaving for the airport by consulting their respective air carrier's websites or the flight listings shown on our home page.