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Packing Tips

Helpful advice to help pack for your upcoming trip.
  • Keep your personal ID, ticket information, money, medication, a change of clothes and your toiletries in your carry-on baggage. If your checked baggage is lost or delayed, you will have all essentials to get by until your baggage has been recovered.
  • Do not over-pack. Bring only what you really need. There are weight restrictions for carry-on and checked baggage, plus fees if you exceed those limits.
  • Place identification tags inside and outside your baggage, with your name, address and a phone number where we can reach you in case of mishandling. Air Inuit baggage identification tags are available at all airports.
  • Remove all tags from previous trips to avoid confusion and potential baggage delays.
  • Check that you have a baggage tag for each piece of checked baggage and that your final destination is clearly printed on each tag.
  • Make sure the bag or suitcase you remove from the conveyer belt is, in fact, yours. Many suitcases resemble one another.
  • If something appears to have happened to your baggage, advise an Air Inuit agent while you are still at the airport. It will be easier to prove the damage occurred while the baggage was in our care.
  • Make sure to tuck away loose straps or any other items that may become caught on the conveyer belt to avoid damage to your baggage and airport property.
  • Avoid packing the following items in your checked baggage, as they may become damaged or lost in transit.
    • Passports, personal ID, tickets or credit cards
    • Money, watches, jewellery or valuables
    • Cameras or photographic equipment
    • Audio-video equipment
    • Computers and components (hardware or software)
    • Glasses and lenses
    • Glass or crystal
    • Bottled beverages
    • Works of art, antiques or collectors’ items, carvings
    • Medication
Note: We suggest shipping some of the above articles through Air Inuit Cargo services as some require specific packaging and extra care.