Organization: Canadian National Railways (CN), and Air Canada
Product: Publication
Year: 1970s

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Youth Travel Discount Plan

See more for your money

Being young and short of money shouldn’t stand in the way of your getting to see what North America is all about. At least Air Canada and CN don’t think so. That’s why they have joined together to bring you the best from Air Canada’s well-known Swing-Air Club, and CN’s Youth Plan. Anyone between the age of 12 and 21 is eligible.

All you have to do to qualify is present proof of age to any CN or Air Canada Passenger Sales Office or authorized agent. Your $3.00 registration fee gets you a Youth Fare Identification Card, and once it has been validated, is good until your 22nd birthday. Here’s how your Card saves you money.

Air Fare

40% discount on Air Canada’s services anywhere in North America, and that includes cities like Los Angeles, Vancouver, Miami, Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Chicago, etc. The card entitles you to a standby seat, Economy Class, even on the 747! Since you’ll be travelling on a first-come-first-served standby basis, remember to check in early at the airport to establish boarding priority. Also, if you are travelling to cities outside a regular Air Canada route, it’s handy to know that most North American airlines offer reduced youth rates on presentation of this Card.

Rail Fare

Canadian National offers discounts off transportation fares (coach travel):

  • For travel commencing on Red days -20%
  • For travel commencing on White days -15%
  • For travel commencing on Blue days -10%

These discounts apply when the regular adult Red fare in coaches is $5.00 or more. Advance reservations may be made. Dayniter, sleeping and club car accommodation can be purchased at regular rates in conjunction with the CN Youth Plan.


Discounts as high as 50%, usually on a space-available basis, are offered by most C.N. hotels and many other hotels/motels. Check with the hotel of your choice for more information.

Other services

There are many other benefits available too. CN offers discounts on its Roadcruiser bus service in Newfoundland. Major ski areas in North America offer discounts, as does Thos. Cook & Son on the purchase of their Traveller’s Cheques. The discounts offered in this folder were correct at the time of printing but may be changed without prior notice. Best thing to do is consult your Air Canada or CN office for all the latest details. There you can fill out an application form for your Card, or use the one provided below. It’s your first step to seeing the land like it really is-at real savings.

Mail to: Swing-Air Club,
Air Canada
1 Place Ville Marie
Montreal 113, P.Q., Canada

CN Youth Plan Air Canada Swing-Air Club


The physical version of this product is part of the federal identity archive.