The new Air Canada flight change policy allows you to make changes to your ticket reservation without paying any fees:
- Regardless of your fare type, if you change your mind within 24 hours of making your reservation.
- If you have a ticket (other than Basic) that was purchased on or before July 5, 2022 and you plan to depart by that date.
- If you booked your ticket (other than a Basic) on or after July 6, 2022, and afterwards travelled by turning it into an Aeroplan point or an Air Canada travel voucher (with a 65% bonus).
If the following fares are altered:
- Convenience Fares (60-plus days before departure).
- the Latitude Fares (2-plus hours before departure).
- Flexible Premium Economy Fares (2-plus hours before departure).
- Flexible Business Class Fares (2-plus hours before departure).
Award Airfare two hours or more before to departure (only Altitude Super Elite 100k members).
Fees for Air Canada Changes
Your travel class and the time you make the change will determine the Air Canada change costs.
Depending on your travel type and how early or late you alter your flight, all other fares are subject to a change fee.
- For Standard Economy flights, the change charge is USD/CAD 100 if made less than 60 days before to departure and USD/CAD 25 if made more than 60 days prior to departure.
- For Flex tickets, the change charge is USD/CAD if made less than 60 days prior to departure and USD/CAD 25 if made more than 60 days prior to departure.
If a Comfort fare is changed within 60 days of departure, there is a USD/CAD 25 change charge.
In all circumstances, if your new aeroplane ticket is more expensive, you must pay the fee difference.
What does Air Canada do? Same-day change fee for flights
You can switch to an earlier or later flight on the same day according to Air Canada’s change policy for same-day modifications. The following are the change costs for same-day changes:
- No Basic Economy Fares Allowed
- Standard Fares 150 USD/100 CAD (between Toronto and LaGuardia, JFK, or Newark)
- USD/CAD 75 Flex and Comfort Fares USD/CAD 0 (between Toronto and LaGuardia, JFK, or Newark)
- Latitude, Business, Premium Economy, USD/CAD 0 (only if Flexible)
- Award Tickets All Tickets USD/CAD $100
Aeroplan Diamond members receive USD/CAD 75, whereas Altitude Super Elite 100k members receive USD/CAD 0.
How to Modify an Air Canada Flight Reservation
You can modify your Air Canada reservation by phone, in person at a ticket office, or online at AirCanada.com.
Online Flight Change for Air Canada
How can I modify an Air Canada reservation online?
Only if you purchased your ticket directly from Air Canada may you make changes to your reservation online.
The detailed instructions are given below:
1. Visit AirCanada.com, the airline’s official website.
2. Click the My Bookings link to access your flight reservations.
3. Enter your Air Canada Booking Reference/Ticket Number and Last Name to access your flight reservation.
4. Choose the desired flight by hitting Find.
5. Modify your flight by following the simple instructions (you must pay the fare difference, if any)
Your new ticket will come with a confirmation email.
You will be responsible for paying the additional taxes and charge if your new ticket is more expensive.
Other Ways to Change or Cancel Your Reservation on Air Canada.
If you can’t change your Air Canada reservation online for whatever reason, you can:
• Contact customer care at Air Canada.
• Speak with your travel broker.
Air Canada Customer Service
You can reach Air Canada Customer Support online at this link or by calling 1-877-653-3702 (available 24/7).