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Accepted Forms of Payment at Airports in the United States

Effective January 8, 2019 cash payments will no longer be accepted at Air Canada airport counters in the United States.  Customers will have the option of paying for tickets as well as baggage and other fees with any major credit.

A reminder that you have the option to pre-pay baggage and other fees online at time of check-in from 24 hours before your flight up until the check-in deadline.

Air Canada went cashless for in-flight purchases several years ago and are now doing the same at the airport, creating a faster and more efficient airport experience for customers. In fact, you may already know that the Air Canada counters at the following Canadian airports are already cashless: Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Ottawa (YOW) and Winnipeg (YWG).

Cash conversion to a prepaid credit card
If you don't have a credit card, ReadySTATION kiosks are available at most airports and offer cash conversion to a prepaid credit card.

Travelling to the U.S

Effective January 03, 2019, Air Canada is advising customers travelling to the U.S. that they arrive at Canadian airports three hours prior to their scheduled departure time due processing times of customers by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.  Air Canada is working with the USCBP and local airports to improve processing and your patience is appreciated. 


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Annual Travel Insurance Policy for Business Travel

What you get.........
A full year of coverage:
You’re covered for an unlimited number of trips for 365 days from the effective date.

It often costs less than two Single-Trip Plans, so it will likely save you money if you travel for business and pleasure.

You don’t have to worry about purchasing insurance before every trip for a whole year.

Choose the Annual Global Medical Plan for medical-only coverage, or choose the Annual All-Inclusive Plan to cover emergency medical expenses, baggage loss, trip cancellation and more.

You can also choose a maximum duration for each trip of 8, 16 or 30 days—and the Medical Plan also gives you a 60-day option....more info

Contact your UNIGLOBE Counsellor and let us get you covered!