WestJet Carry On Changes

On December 25, a passenger travelling on a Delta Airlines flight from Europe to the U.S. attempted to detonate an explosive device. While this flight landed safely, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) have implemented a no carry-on baggage policy to speed up the security screening process for all flights from Canada to the U.S.

Guests travelling to the U.S. are not permitted to take any carry-on baggage; however, each guest will be permitted one of the following personal items (which will be searched by hand):

Personal item Maximum weight Maximum size
§ Diaper bag§ Diplomatic bag§ Consular bag§ Camera bag§ Musical instruments 10 kg(22 lb.) 55 cm x 23 cm x 40 cm(21.5 in. x 9 in. x 15.5 in.)
§ Small purse§ Laptop computer in a briefcase style bag (backpack style not permitted) 10 kg(22 lb.) 43 cm x 16 cm x 33 cm(16.5 in. x 6 in. x 13 in.)
§ One animal in a carry-on kennel 10 kg(22 lb.) 40 cm x 44 cm x 21.5 cm (16″ L x 17.5″ W x 8.5″ H)
Medication or medical devices, special needs items (such as crutches, canes and walkers or containers carrying life sustaining items) are permitted in addition to one of the above personal items and do not have size or weight restrictions.

Guests travelling to the U.S. are advised to visit the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority website at catsa-acsta.gc.ca for a complete and up-to-date list of personal items and restrictions for liquids and gels.