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A Guide to the Best Airlines to Fly to India from Canada


Make your travel from Canada to India more comfortable and easy with this travel guide. Don’t just book your flights from Canada to India , have a look on the policies, allowances of different airlines. Because these things matter a lot when you are flying international and it can trouble you a lot on the airport. This air travel guide will guide you in a better way.

Air India-

Air India is one of the most renowned airlines to book flights from Canada to India. Let us check the policies of Air India Airways.

Free Baggage Allowance 
For First & Executive Class

If you have booked tickets in Air India then in your luggage there should be Two (2) Pieces not be exceeding 70 lbs /32 kg each. Besides that the total dimensions (length + width + height) should not exceed 62 inches/158 cm. per piece.

For Economy Class

In the case of economy class two (2) Pieces should not exceed 50 lbs /23 kg each. Furthermore the combined dimensions of 2 pieces (length + width + height) should not exceed 107inches/ 273 cm, provided neither piece exceeds 62 inches/ 158cm.

Besides that one (1) additional piece should not exceed 50 lbs / 23 kg for AI Maharajah Club / AI Golden Edge Club/ AI Silver Edge Club/ Star Alliance Gold members.

Carry-on baggage

Air India you are allowed to have one (1) piece of carry-on baggage which should not exceed 8 inches/20cm x 16 inches/40cm x 22 inches/55cm and 18 lbs/8 kg, plus one personal item.

Baggage allowances policies for all classes’ Infants: One (1) piece of checked baggage is allowed whose 3 dimensions (length x breadth x height) do not exceed 45 inches/115 cm plus one collapsible stroller/carry cot/infant car seat, subject to availability of space. Infants are not entitled to a carry-on bag.

Excess Baggage Charges (Per piece)       

Overweight – If your luggage exceeds 51 lbs (23 Kg.) up to 70 lbs (30 Kg.) then charges for excess baggage are CAD 100.

Air India On-Board Services

Air India Reservation Fees

If you are purchasing tickets on the official website of Air India then no fee is assessed.

Note: If you are booking online then it may attract a Foreign Transaction Fee (typically not more than 3%) from your Credit Card issuer.

Besides that, no fee is charged at Air India Ticket Offices.

Reservation Changes

Revalidation or Reissues fees will depend on the fare purchased.

Cancellation and No-show Penalties

If you have booked on the website of Air India the tickets can be canceled within 24 hours of purchase without a penalty but only if purchased more than 7 days before departure. If you want to cancel within 7 days of departure, applicable fare rules apply. Cancellation charges will depend on the fare purchased. Most fares attract a Cancellation and/or No-show Penalty. Some special/sale fares may be fully non-refundable.

United Airlines:-

United Airlines is another best airline to book tickets from Canada to India. You will get best in-flight and on-board services here. Before that it’s wise to check the baggage allowance.

Free Baggage Allowance


Oversized baggage:-

If you have a baggage with total outer dimensions (length + width + height) more than 115 inches (292 cm) will not be accepted as checked baggage.

Overweight baggage:-

If your bag has any assistive devices and musical instruments, baggage weighing more than 100 lbs. (45 kg) then it will not be accepted. Besides that musical instruments up to 165 lbs. (75 kg) will be accepted.

United Airlines’ Baggage allowances policies for Infants:-

As a free baggage you can carry a Diaper bag for infants.

Breast pump and milk is also allowed as a free baggage.

Besides that government-approved child seat (infant carrying seat or car seat) is also allowed.

One compact folding stroller that meets the carry-on baggage size guidelines (9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches or 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches) is also allowed.

Air Canada:-

Checked Baggage

If you are travelling on Air Canada then your free baggage allowance is determined by your fare, destination, date of ticket purchase and frequent flyer status.

Here are the weight and size restrictions for all itineraries

First of all maximum weight per bag 50 lb (23 kg)

After that, maximum linear dimensions per bag 62 in (158 cm)

In case your bags exceed the allowance allowed by your fare type (in number, size and/or weight), you will have to pay additional checked baggage charges. Please check the table for additional checked baggage charges that apply to your itinerary.

You are advised to arrive at the airport at least 120 minutes before departure if checking additional bags, or overweight or oversized pieces. Because you will need to contact Air Canada Cargo External site which may not meet accessibility guidelines.* if you’re travelling with bags that exceed:

32 kg (70 lb) in weight,

292 cm (115 in) in linear dimensions, and/or

203 cm (80 in) in length.

 Besides that you can carry any two of the following given items:

1 stroller to be checked at the baggage counter or boarding gate

1 car seat or booster seat

1 playpen

Lufthansa Airlines:-

Baggage Allowance for Adults

Baggage Allowance





Economy Class

1 item of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg

1 item of baggage up to 23 kg


Premium Economy Class

1 item of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg

2 items of baggage, each up to 23 kg


Business Class

2 items of carry-on baggage, each up to 8 kg

2 items of baggage, each up to 32 kg


First Class

2 items of carry-on baggage, each up to 8 kg

3 items of baggage, each up to 32 kg


Baggage Allowance for Babies

Free baggage regulations for babies (0–2 years)


Checked baggage

Carry-on baggage


1 x 23 kg + 1 child seat

No carry-on baggage




1 x 23 kg+1 foldable pushchair/buggy

1 child seat +1 foldable pushchair/buggy




1 x 23 kg+1 baby basket

1 child seat + 1 baby basket

2 of The Above Combinations Are Allowed

1 of The Above Combinations Are Allowed

Qatar Airways:-


Besides that one stroller, collapsible carrycot, or pushchair per infant is accepted without charge.

Read More about Lufthansa Airlines Policies for Child 


1.>  What is the best airline to fly to India?

  • Air India
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Qatar Airways

2.> Which airline is best for Canada from India?

ANS:- You can fly directly from New Delhi to Toronto with Air Canada. Air India, Lufthansa, British Airways, Emirates and Jet Airways are the other top airlines operating between India and Canada.

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