I’m heading down to #asw (Affiliate Summit) in Las Vegas on Saturday and after checking both the Air Canada and sites, realized that my wheeled laptop case would not be accepted as carry-on luggage — they would demand that it be checked.
I’ve seen how baggage handlers launch bags (and guitars) onto the conveyor and after having airport security break one Vaio, I’m not about to let those guys take a crack at wrecking another one.
So, I bought a cheapo Certified Data laptop bag at London Drugs today, similar to the one shown below from eBags.
Here are the allowances as posted on the Air Canada site.
1 or more personal items
Maximum weight of 10kg (22lb).
Important: Please consult Transport Canada guidelines or visit the CATSA website for details on permissible carry-on items such as:
- small purseor pouch: 25cm x 30cm x 14cm (10 in. x 12 in. x 5.5 in.)
- book, magazine
- small electronic device such as cell phone or MP3 player
- diaper bag
- laptop computer (in regular carrying case)*
- musical instrument
- cane, crutches, walker, special needs item
- medical device
*larger purses, briefcases, attaché cases and laptops in suitcases or ‘on wheels’ are not allowed.
Pictures of what’s acceptable are available through this PDF on the CATSA site.