Be prepared for new security measures that can affect your next U.S.-bound flight.




The changes, introduced by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has prompted Air Canada and WestJet to issue an advisory to passengers.

The changes took effect today and immediately affect all Canadian airports.

The travel advisory recommends:

If your flight is scheduled before 10 a.m., you’re asked to arrive at the airport at least three hours early;
If your flight is after 10 a.m., you’re asked to arrive at the airport at least two hours early;
Electronics should be fully charged for possible inspection;
Any device larger than a smartphone should be removed from its protective case or covering for possible inspection;
WestJet advises passengers to arrive at their departure gate at least 45 minutes early.