Air Canada collusion: Raising checked baggage fees

By on October 26, 2018
Air Canada collusion: Raising checked baggage fees

Air Canada collusion: Raising checked baggage fees

Many Canadians will be forced to spend a little more to travel after Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. said they are increasing fees for passengers to check their bags.

The country’s two largest airlines are raising the fee for the first checked bag to $30 from $25, and for the second bag to $50 from $30.

The moves were made swiftly after major U.S. airline JetBlue Airways Corp. hiked its fees for checked bags and to change a ticket.

“This is the first change since 2014 and will help offset overall increasing costs and keep overall ticket prices competitive,” Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur wrote in an email.

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One Comment

  1. Chris Maguire

    November 1, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    So people who have to travel with a checked bag, and are HONEST enough to check their suitcase, are subsidising the seats of those without bags, and those who are soooo self important and flagrantly break the cabin baggage Rules by bringing their suitcase and kitchen-sink into the over-head lockers.

    If it cost, say, $1 to move a bag, and $1 to move a passenger, why does it now cost more to move only the bag?

    So – to you next to me with no bag – enjoy your flight, I’m paying for it.

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