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So many different items can be brought on the plane, here’s a list of special items and their regulations. Please click here to visit the Canadian Air Transport Security Agency’s website, to make sure your special items will be accepted on the aircraft. Please note that OWG recommends confirming with the consulate or security authority of the destination’s country if you are unsure about the regulations surrounding your special item.

Valuable Items

The following items are not accepted as checked baggage:

  • Fragile items
  • Perishable items
  • Money
  • Jewellery
  • Precious metals
  • Silverware
  • Computers
  • Other electronic devices
  • Negotiable papers and contracts
  • Securities (e.g. stocks and bonds
  • Business documents
  • Samples
  • Any other valuables

Certain fragile items can be accepted as checked baggage providing the following packaging criteria has been met: 

  • The items are sealed in factory packaging that was intended for shipment, or
  • secured in a cardboard mailing tube, or
  • in a container, or
  • packaged in a case specifically designed to ship such items, or
  • packed in protective internal materials.

Please note that certain fragile items will be accepted without the packaging listed above only under certain circumstances:

  • Unsuitably packed baggage
  • Improperly sealed packages
  • Damaged contents
  • Delivery delays of checked baggage due to inadequate packaging and/or due to the item’s nature being unsuitable for checked baggage (not from OWG’s failure to exercise the regular standards of care and handling of such baggage).

Limitation of Liability

The liability of the Carrier is limited to 1288 special drawing rights ($ 2300 CAD) for each traveler in the case of destruction, loss, damage, or delay of baggage, whether checked or unchecked, under the Warsaw Convention or the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply.

Other special items

Our Animals in cabin policy. 

Our Sporting Goods policy.

Our Musical Instruments policy.

Our Regulated, Prohibited and Hazardous Items policy.