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- Airlines will always try to sit children with their parents (subject to check-in)
- Some airlines will allow travel for unaccompanied minors. Please email us to check.
- The fare is based on the child's age on the date of travel.
- More detailed information can be found here Traveling with children
- Most airlines will let infants travel with their parent(s) for free. However some airlines will charge up to 10% of the adult ticket price. Click on 'Price Breakdown' to find out more.
- If you are pregnant, but due before the flight departure date, please contact us once your baby is born and has a name. We can then add him/her to your ticket.
- Infants will not be given a seat. The airlines expect parents to travel with them on their lap.
- Airlines regard infants as being under 24 months old.
- The fare is based on the child's age on the date of travel.
- More detailed information can be found here Traveling with children
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About Air Canada Rouge
Air Canada Rouge is Canada's new leisure airline, serving predominantly leisure markets within Canada. The airline operates to/from a number of domestic destinations within Canada, key cities within the US, and a number of key cities within Europe. Destinations in Europe include Manchester, Edinburgh, Venice, Athens, Lisbon, Dublin, Nice, Barcelona, Budapest, and Warsaw. Destinations in the Caribbean include Cuba, Jamaica, Curaçao, Haiti, the Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, and the Dominican Republic.
Top Tip: Read our full guide to domestic flights within Canada for more travel advice!
The airline was launched in December 2012 and began services on July 1, 2013. It is part of the Air Canada Leisure Group. At the time of the launch it had a fleet of four aircraft, 2 Airbus A319s and 2 Boeing 767s, transferred from the parent company. Its fleet has expanded since then, and the airline now has 62 aircraft.
Image Credit: Iasta, Wikipedia Commons
Pay for flights on Air Canada Rouge with PayBright
Spread the cost of your Air Canada Rouge flights into manageable monthly instalments with PayBright, a Canadian finance option which we offer at Alternative Airlines. Make flying more affordable by choosing PayBright with monthly payment plans of 6 or 12 months. Only available to Canadian residents. For further information, visit our page on PayBright.
Pay for flights in Canadian Dollars
Through Alternative Airlines, you can even choose to pay for flights using Canadian Dollars, along with 160 other currencies. Find out more about how to pay using Canadian Dollars here.
Regardless of destination, passengers can bring 1 standard piece of hand luggage + 1 personal item. The standard piece must measure 55cm by 23 cm by 40 cm, including wheels/handlers, and must be light enough to store in the overhead bin without assistance. The personal item, measuring 33cm by 16cm by 43cm, must fit under the seat in front of you.
Checked baggage allowance will depend on a number of factors, including fare type and route, and will be confirmed during the Alternative Airlines booking process. Additional bags can be added to your booking if required.
Bags that exceed allowance (in number, size and/or weight) will be subject to additional checked baggage charges.
Air Canada Check-In
Passengers can check-in online from 24 hours before departure. Online check-in closes 45 minutes before departure for flights within Canada (20 minutes for flights departing from Toronto’s city airport, YTZ) and 60 minutes before departure for flights between Canada and other countries.
Airport Self-Service Kiosk
Airport self-service kiosk check-in opens 12 hours before departure and closes 45 minutes before departure for flights within Canada (20 minutes for flights departing from Toronto’s city airport, YTZ) and 60 minutes before departure for flights between Canada and other countries.
Economy Class Facilities
Entertainment: There is no personal entertainment system. However, passengers can stream the best new releases and top TV shows onto their tablet, smartphone or laptop. Passengers just need to simply download the Air Canada app at the Apple Store or Google Play before boarding.
Economy Class Seating
Economy provides advanced aircraft seating technology with adjustable headrests. Passengers can also pre-book a seat with extra legroom for added comfort.
Air Canada Rouge’s Business product is called Premium Rouge.
Business Class Facilities
Before boarding, breeze through the airport with priority check-in and boarding. Premium Rouge passengers are also entitled to extra baggage allowance. On eligible flights, passengers can relax in the Maple Leaf Lounge, at available airports.
Entertainment: Onboard, Premium Rouge passengers can enjoy Hollywood new releases on a complimentary iPad.
Business Class Seating
Premium Rouge is in an exclusive cabin, with wider seats and more space to stretch.
Air Canada Rouge Meals
Meals for Economy passengers: On flights within North America and the Caribbean, a range of high quality light meals and snacks are available for purchase. On flights outside North America, Central America and the Caribbean, enjoy a complimentary hot meals, non-alcoholic beverages and tasty snacks.
Meals for Business passengers: Meals: Enjoy complimentary gourmet hot meals, served on quality dishware accompanied with a selection of wine, spirits, beverages and snacks.
Drinks and Alcohol
A variety of soft drinks and hot drinks are complimentary. Alcohol is also complimentary for Business passengers; onboard fares will apply for those travelling in Economy who would like to purchase alcohol.
Special meals are available in all classes (Economy and Business) on all flights where a meal service is offered. Order your special meal at least 24 hours before the first flight in your itinerary. Special meal options are as follows:
|Baby meal||Bland meal||Children's meal||Diabetic meal|
|Fruit plate meal||Gluten intolerant meal||Hindu meal||Kosher meal|
|Low-calorie meal||Low fat meal||Low lactose meal||Low salt meal|
|Moslem Meal||Vegetarian Asian/Hindu meal||Vegetarian Jain meal||Vegetarian Vegan Meal|
|Vegetarian meal (lacto-ovo)||Vegetarian oriental meal|
Requesting a special meal when booking through Alternative Airlines: You can request a special meal easily at the time of booking, by selecting the special meal your require from the drop-down menu when entering your passenger information. If you would like you would like to add a special meal request to your reservation after making your online booking, this can be done by contacting our customer service team.
WiFi is available for purchase onboard select North American, Caribbean and international flights.
Device charging: All aircraft are outfitted with power outlets at every Business Class seat and on select Economy Class seats. USB ports for charging are available at every seat.
WiFi fees: A number of pass options can be pre-purchased, or purchased onboard the plane. A one-hour pass starts from $6.50 CAD; a one-way pass is $21.00 CAD
Frequent Flyer Program
Air Canada Rouge offers rewards to frequent flyers through its (Star Alliance affiliate) 'Aeroplan' program. Earn miles when you book flights with Air Canada through Alternative Airlines - it's easy! Simply select 'Aeroplan' as your chosen frequent flyer program and input your personal Aeroplan number. Find out more here.
Star Alliance is one of the largest airline alliances in the world - you can learn more about the benefits of flying with a Star Alliance airline here. When you fly with a Star Alliance airline, you can have your Aeroplan account credited with the miles from your flight. Earn and redeem miles across the whole Star Alliance network, including Air Canada Rouge!
|Abbotsford||Abbotsford International Airport|
|Calgary||Calgary International Airport|
|Deer Lake||Deer Lake Regional Airport|
|Edmonton||Edmonton International Airport|
|Fredericton||Fredericton International Airport|
|Halifax||Halifax Stanfield International Airport|
|Kelowna||Kelowna International Airport|
|Montréal||Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport|
|Moncton||Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport|
|Ottawa||Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport|
|Quebec City||Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport|
|Saint John||Saint John Airport|
|St. John's||St. John's International Airport|
|Thunder Bay||Thunder Bay International Airport|
|Toronto||Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)|
|Vancouver||Vancouver International Airport (YVR)|
|Victoria||Victoria International Airport|
|Bahamas||Nassau||Lynden Pindling International Airport|
|Bahamas||San Salvador||San Salvador Airport|
|Barbados||Bridgetown||Grantley Adams International Airport|
|Belize||Belize City||Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport|
|Colombia||Bogotá||El Dorado International Airport|
|Colombia||Cartagena||Rafael Núñez International Airport|
|Costa Rica||Liberia||Daniel Oduber International Airport|
|Costa Rica||San José||Juan Santamaría International Airport|
|Cuba||Cayo Coco||Jardines del Rey Airport|
|Cuba||Havana||José Martí International Airport|
|Cuba||Holguín||Frank País Airport|
|Cuba||Santa Clara||Abel Santa María Airport|
|Cuba||Varadero||Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport|
|Czech Republic||Prague||Václav Havel Airport Prague|
|Dominican Republic||Puerto Plata||Gregorio Luperón International Airport|
|Dominican Republic||Punta Cana||Punta Cana International Airport|
|Dominican Republic||Samana||Samaná El Catey International Airport|
|France||Marseille||Marseille Provence Airport|
|France||Nice||Nice Côte d'Azur Airport|
|Germany||Berlin||Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)|
|Greece||Athens||Athens International Airport|
|Grenada||St. George's||Maurice Bishop International Airport|
|Haiti||Port-au-Prince||Toussaint Louverture International Airport|
|Hungary||Budapest||Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport|
|Italy||Venice||Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)|
|Jamaica||Kingston||Norman Manley International Airport|
|Jamaica||Montego Bay||Sangster International Airport|
|Mexico||Cancún||Cancún International Airport|
|Mexico||Cozume||Cozumel International Airport|
|Mexico||Ixtapa||Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport|
|Mexico||Mexico City||Mexico City International Airport|
|Mexico||Puerto Vallarta||Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport|
|Mexico||San José del Cabo||Los Cabos International Airport|
|Panama||Panama City||Tocumen International Airport|
|Peru||Lima||Jorge Chávez International Airport|
|Poland||Warsaw||Warsaw Frédéric Chopin International Airport|
|Portugal||Lisbon||Lisbon Portela International Airport|
|Romania||Bucharest||Henri Coandă International Airport|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Basseterre||Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport|
|Spain||Barcelona||Barcelona–El Prat Airport|
|St. Lucia||Vieux Fort||Hewanorra International Airport|
|St. Vincent & the Grenadines||St. Vincent||Argyle International Airport|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Port of Spain||Piarco International Airport|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||Providenciales||Providenciales International Airport|
|United Kingdom||Edinburgh||Edinburgh Airport|
|United Kingdom||Glasgow||Glasgow Airport (GLA)|
|United Kingdom||Manchester||Manchester Airport|
|United States||Fort Lauderdale||Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport|
|United States||Fort Myers||Southwest Florida International Airport|
|United States||Las Vegas||McCarran International Airport|
|Los Angeles||Miami||Miami International Airport (MIA)|
|United States||Orlando||Orlando International Airport|
|United States||Palm Springs||Palm Springs International Airport|
|United States||Phoenix||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|United States||Portland||Portland International Airport (PDX)|
|United States||San Diego||San Diego International Airport|
|United States||Sarasota||Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport|
|United States||Tampa||Tampa International Airport|
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Air Canada Rouge's Fleet
As of 2019
|AIRCRAFT TYPE||NUMBER IN SERVICE||NUMBER OF ECONOMY SEATS||NUMBER OF BUSINESS SEATS||NOTES|
|Airbus A320-200||3||150||12||Former Interjet aircraft|
|Boeing 767-300ER||25||258||24||Former Air Canada aircraft|
Calgary International Airport
Calgary International Airport is the international airport that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Calgary International Airport acts as the hub airport for Air Canada West Jet, WestJet Express Flair Airlines, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express.
The airport has 4 runaways and can handle nearly 20 million passengers every year. Airlines which fly to and from Calgary International Airport include Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air North, Air Transat, British Airways, Delta Airlines, KLM, Northern Air and many others.
Calgary's Domestic Terminal. Image Credit: Marek Ślusarczyk, Wikipedia Commons
Air Canada Rouge offers a wide range of services tailored to the needs of passengers requiring special assistance, including those travelling with motor, auditory, and visual impairments. The airline should be informed at least 48 hours before departure is any special assistance is required. If you have made a booking with Alternative Airlines, you can contact our customer service to discuss your needs. For more information you can read our guide to requesting special assistance and how Alternative Airlines can help.
Flying with Children and Infants
Children (2-12 years)
Children above 2 will need their own seats. On flights within Canada and the US, the fare is that of an adult’s fare. On international flights, a reduced children’s fare applies (for children between 2 and 12). To ensure you are seated with your child, it is always better to select them when you book your flight.
When checking-in, those with children under 6 can head to the Family Check-in counter (available at Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and for domestic or international flights from Montreal-Trudeau (YUL) and Vancouver International Airport) - kids can also pick up a special fee luggage tag. On flights within North America, an activity book will be provided onboard; on international flights, tote bag filled with goodies will be offered!
One stroller for each child can be checked in for free, plus applicable baggage allowance.
Babies (7 days-2 years)
Infants are below the age of 2. Within Canada, infants can sit on an adults lap for no charge; within the US, only taxes apply; on international flights, the fare is 10% that of an adult’s ticket. If a seat for the infant is preferred, children’s fares apply (see above).
Bassinets can be requested before flying - however, the airline will be unable to confirm availability until the time of the flight's departure.
One stroller for each infant can be checked in for free.
Flying with Animals
You'll need to let the airline know in advance of travel if you plan on travelling with your cat or dog in either the cabin or in the baggage compartment. If you have made your booking through Alternative Airlines, this can be done by contacting Alternative Airlines’ customer service team. It is recommended that this is done within 24 hours of completing your booking in case amendments need to be made.
Flying with Pets
In the hold: Passengers are welcome to bring a cat or small dog in the cabin, as long as it is small enough to comfortably sit in its carrier under the seat in front. The pet will be classed as your baggage allowance. A charge of $50 USD applies on each one-way flight within Canada/US and $100 USD on other international flights.
In the cabin: Pets are allowed to be flown in the hold, but restrictions apply: max weight is 45 kg/100 lb (pet and kennel combined) and max size is 292 cm (115 in) in linear dimensions. Fees apply: $105 USD on each one-way flight within Canada/US and $270 USD on other international flights.
Flying with Service and Emotional Support Animals
To travel with a dog as an emotional support animal, passengers must advise the airline 48 hour in advance of travel, and provide supporting documentation upon checking-in (which should be done an hour ahead of recommended check-in time).
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