Special Items

Please note that additional baggage restrictions may be imposed at the airport without prior notice.


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All travel documentation and identification should be carried by passengers at all times. Do not place identification in checked luggage.


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All essential medication should be placed in carry-on baggage. Medication should be in the original container with the original pharmaceutical label. Medical syringes must have the needle guard intact. Some medications require additional screening, click here for further details.


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Home and automobile keys should be placed in carry-on baggage. Porter will not be responsible for cost incurred due to the delay or loss of such items. Please ensure that key chains and rings are in accordance with Transport Canada’s list of Permitted/Prohibited items.For more information on these and other Government of Canada security requirements please go to http://www.tc.gc.ca or http://www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca or phone 1-888-294-2202. For more information on U.S. Government security requirements please go to http://www.tsa.gov.


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Jewellery and other valuables should always be placed in carry-on baggage.

Electronic Devices

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If within weight and size limits, electronic devices should be placed in carry-on baggage. Ensure that electronic devices such as cell phones, laptop computers, and portable or electronic games are charged and ready to be turned on for inspection.

Camera Film

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All camera film should be transported in carry-on baggage, as new screening machines for checked baggage may affect film. Film below ISO 1600 will not be harmed by carry-on screening machines.

Musical Instruments

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Porter accepts properly packed musical instruments for carriage as checked baggage, subject to all excess fees (overweight, extra item) if applicable. Seats cannot be purchased for musical instruments, however small musical instruments may be permitted as part of the carry-on baggage allowance.

Perishable Items

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Changes in air pressure, long flights or delays may compromise perishable items. Porter assumes no liability for any perishable items or the damage that they cause.

Fragile Items

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When transporting fragile items, passengers must ensure safe packaging with adequate cushioning material to prevent any breakage. Porter assumes no liability for fragile, valuable, or perishable articles including (but not limited to) money, jewellery, cameras, video and electronic equipment, silverware, negotiable instruments, business documents, samples, antiques, paintings, furs, manuscripts, or similar items.