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Traveling between Canada and U.S.? Expect Delays

December 29, 2009 | Posted in: Security

Airport security measures
Yesterday, we did a post about WestJet’s new “no carry-on” policy. I wanted to update that to include a look at the new “temporary” security measures for all Canadian flights into the U.S. In case you missed the initial release, here it is:

“U.S.A. bound passengers are permitted zero carry-on bags effective immediately and lasting for several days. Passengers traveling within Canada are still permitted two carry-on bags (although to make the screening process most efficient, no carry-on is preferred). These rules will be strictly enforced during this period. There will be no flexibility.” (from CATSA)

The temporary security changes have already caused delays and has even led to a drop in shares for Air Canada and WestJet.

Visit CATSA for the latest on security measures for flights flying from Canada to the United States.

2 Responses to “Traveling between Canada and U.S.? Expect Delays”

  1. Scott says:

    All I can say is that they must have some pretty good intelligence that something was supposed to be happening. I don’t see any other reason for an extreme measure like this. Sure hope it works.

    Oh, and I’m sure glad I’m not flying Canada to the US in the coming days!

  2. Rick Seaney says:


    This is supposed to be a temporary change; originally, it was only supposed to last through Wed. evening. We shall see how long it continues for now.


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