Air North, Yukon’s Airline would like to wish you and your family all the best this holiday season and in the new year.

Timing is everything

Everything takes a little longer during the holidays, so give yourself extra time to get to the airport and find a parking spot. Park near a landmark or distinguishing sign to remind you where your vehicle is after returning from a long, relaxing vacation—and leave the parking ticket in a spot where you’ll easily find it when it’s time to drive home!

With more flights, baggage, and travellers in the airport, plan for additional time between connecting flights. Leaving extra time to get between gates also means you won’t be attempting a new personal best in the 100-metre dash through an airport.

Have your ID and proof of vaccination ready

Make sure you bring your photo ID — your driver’s license or your passport. Any travellers over the age of 18 require photo ID. The name on your ID must match the name on the boarding pass.

Just because it fits in a sled doesn’t mean it’ll fit on-board!

Although we allow two complimentary checked items of baggage at no extra charge, there are some guidelines you need to follow. We strongly encourage you to read the information carefully to avoid overweight or excess baggage fees.

Try to send gifts in advance

Send your presents to your destination ahead of you by contacting our cargo staff. This will help you avoid potential for security hiccups on the day of your flight. If you choose to travel with your gifts, put them in gift bags that can easily be opened and resist wrapping them in advance. Screenings still need to be completed, so unless you want security staff unwrapping your presents before your loved ones can, make sure they’re easy to access or inspect.

We always bring the snacks

We’ll make sure you’re fed on our flights (and if you give us enough notice, we can provide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meal options), but be sure to bring extra snacks with you.
For the kiddos, we recommend you bring no-fuss and low-mess treats like small bags of crackers, cubes of cheese, and apple slices. A few protein-filled snacks or granola bars will keep you going through your journey.

Bring extra wet wipes and napkins in a resealable bag to be prepared for any little mishaps along the way.

Masks are still recommended

The Government of Canada strongly recommends wearing a mask during your travels. We encourage everyone, especially those who would feel more comfortable wearing a mask or have a medical reason to do so, to continue wearing masks on-board our flights and in airports.

Flying is an opportunity to relax

Be sure to download movies, shows, games, and podcasts on all of your family’s devices in advance to help pass the time. Flying is also a great opportunity to sit back and read a new book or listen to your favourite playlist as you take in the view.

It’s time for departure

Everyone at Air North, Yukon’s Airline is looking forward to having you on-board and wish you and your family the best over this holiday season.

Now that your travel plans are set, don’t forget the most important step. Remember to tell Santa where you’ll be, too!