How Early Can I Check in @ YYZ?

Old Sep 8, 18, 11:23 pm
  #1  
Suspended
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3,359
How Early Can I Check in @ YYZ?

I'm going to be flying AC Rogue next week from YYZ to MAN (Sun Sept 16 to be exact) and plan on arriving at YYZ between 5-6 PM. My flight is scheduled **knocks on wood** to depart at 10:45 PM. I'm guessing I'll be able to check my 2 bags in then, clear security and partake in a long lounge session at the INTL MLL?

Safe Travels,

James
FlyerTalker70 is offline  
Old Sep 8, 18, 11:43 pm
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: SFO
Programs: AC S100K, Accor Plat, Bonvoy Gold, HH Diamond
Posts: 30,600
Yes.

And it's rouge, not Rogue.
canadiancow is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 4:52 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 2,485
Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Yes.

And it's rouge, not Rogue.
Air Canada will let you check in luggage more than four hours before the flight?
quantumofforce is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 5:38 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: YXU, ON Canada
Programs: AC LT E50K; AC*MM; SPG LT Gold
Posts: 4,613
Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Yes.

And it's rouge, not Rogue.
For the fares they charge, in spite of promoting themselves as the low cost division of AC, Rogue seems quite apt to me
Dolphin2 likes this.
Academic is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 5:49 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: YYZ / IAH
Programs: AC SE MM, UA MP 1K, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Platinum, hhonors Diamond
Posts: 3,010
Originally Posted by quantumofforce View Post
Air Canada will let you check in luggage more than four hours before the flight?
I'm not aware of any restrictions on early bag check as long as it is day of flight. The earlier you do it, the higher you chances of it getting misplaced or put on an earlier flight, but I wouldn't worry about the OPs timing.
yyzgigi is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 6:47 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Toronto, ON
Programs: AC*A
Posts: 4,879
According to policy, you cannot check baggage more then 4 hours prior to departure.

Info here: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...ing-times.html
ChrisA330 is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 7:02 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: トロント
Programs: AC E50K, Flying Blue, Accor Gold, ANA, Avios
Posts: 4,361
Originally Posted by yyzgigi View Post
I'm not aware of any restrictions on early bag check as long as it is day of flight. The earlier you do it, the higher you chances of it getting misplaced or put on an earlier flight, but I wouldn't worry about the OPs timing.
Well since there is no earlier YYZ-MAN flight I am sure they are fine.
mapleg is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 8:14 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: YYZ/TPA/MCO
Posts: 97
Officially, you can only check your bags 3 hours before the flight (4 hours for US & Canada). If the counter is open, you may have some luck but you'll most likely get turned away.
amw3000 is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 9:02 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: トロント
Programs: AC E50K, Flying Blue, Accor Gold, ANA, Avios
Posts: 4,361
Originally Posted by amw3000 View Post
Officially, you can only check your bags 3 hours before the flight (4 hours for US & Canada). If the counter is open, you may have some luck but you'll most likely get turned away.
OP appears to be United Gold, so can use the dedicated Business Class check in counter at YYZ. I doubt they will turn him away there.
mapleg is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 9:28 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 8
Can tell from experience, the automated bag machines will reject the bag in its more than 4 hours prior. There is a Swiss Chalet to grab a drink to kill some time outside security, if you're close to the 4 hour mark, alternatively Samsonite will store your bag for you 7$ a bag, you can go into security then come out to retrieve later. This worked for me with Nexus to pass security efficiently.

I cannot comment on business class check-in counter as I didn't have this option.
Spares is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 9:44 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: YYZ
Programs: FOTSG Tangerine Ex E35k (AC)
Posts: 5,511
Iíve never been able to check a bag more than 4h in advance including at business class counter in Canada.

You can check in up to 12 hours before at the airport. But itís 4h for dropping checked bags.
jc94 is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 9:46 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: トロント
Programs: AC E50K, Flying Blue, Accor Gold, ANA, Avios
Posts: 4,361
Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
Iíve never been able to check a bag more than 4h in advance including at business class counter in Canada.

You can check in up to 12 hours before at the airport. But itís 4h for dropping checked bags.
Ok, did not realize that as have not tried checkin that early in Canada. I know they had no problem doing it at LHR.
mapleg is offline  
Old Sep 9, 18, 9:50 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: YYZ
Programs: FOTSG Tangerine Ex E35k (AC)
Posts: 5,511
Originally Posted by mapleg View Post
Ok, did not realize that as have not tried checkin that early in Canada. I know they had no problem doing it at LHR.
Iíve done 8h in AKL That wasnít AC of course. Iíve tried a few times at YHZ (when my friends been on the late flight and Iíve been out earlier), and I think once at YYZ. No joy.
jc94 is offline  
Old Sep 10, 18, 10:14 am
  #14  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: SFO
Programs: AC S100K, Accor Plat, Bonvoy Gold, HH Diamond
Posts: 30,600
I've checked bags more than 4 hours before departure in YEG.
canadiancow is offline  
Old Sep 10, 18, 1:36 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: YYZ
Programs: FOTSG Tangerine Ex E35k (AC)
Posts: 5,511
Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I've checked bags more than 4 hours before departure in YEG.
(When) Did they arrive at the destination? What status were you at the time?
jc94 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread