WestJet removes fuel surcharges

WestJet has announced the removal of its fuel surcharge, in acknowledgement of the recent decline in fuel prices. According to officials, the elimination of the fuel surcharge supports WestJet’s commitment to providing the best value to its guests, the premise for the airline’s new advertising campaign. Three new television commercials shot in Toronto during August and airing now represent the

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Air Canada cuts baggage fees, incorporates fuel surcharges into advertised fares

In response to decreasing fuel prices, Air Canada is eliminating all second checked-bag charges ($25) implemented in the spring. The airline also announced it is incorporating fuel surcharges into its advertised base fares on North American flights. “Although the cost of fuel remains highly volatile and far above historic norms, the recent retreat in oil prices is enabling us to

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Estonian Air’s new route Tallinn-Kuressaare

Estonian Air has started selling tickets on its new route Tallinn-Kuressaare. The Estonian national carrier will start flying on the route from October 2. Estonian Air will operate the route with a 33-seat SAAB 340 aircraft eight times a week, on Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri and Sun. The flight takes about 45 minutes.

The ticket cost depends on date and availability

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Be ready to pay for the bags… now with Continental

Continental Airlines has become the fifth major US carrier to charge $15 for the first piece of checked luggage. The airline already charges $25 for the second-checked bag. As is the policy for the other carriers, elite members of the airline’s frequent-flier program and those traveling in business and first class will not have to pay for their checked baggage.The move leaves

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Flight Rights Canada – DID they get it right?

September 5th, 2008. The Government of Canada announced Flight Rights Canada, an effort to better inform passengers of their air travel rights. Here is this document in a nutshell :

Passengers have the right to take the flight they paid for.
If the plane is overbooked or cancelled, the airline must find the passenger a seat on another flight operated by

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12 tips for dealing with lost baggage – or preventing it altogether

No matter what airline you fly – there can always be a chance that your baggage can get lost or delayed. Here are some tips for you that help to prevent such loss or at least make it easier to deal with it.
1. Make your bag stand out. Buy luggage that is a color other than black – because with

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Zoom Airlines grounded, filing for insolvency

Zoom Airlines Inc. and Zoom Airlines Ltd. filed for insolvency yesterday, cancelling all scheduled flights and grounding all of its aircraft. A Transport Canada spokesperson confirmed that Zoom had voluntarily surrendered its operating certificate and that all of its planes were on the ground.
Exactly how many passengers have been stranded by Zoom’s shutdown is still being determined.
In a statement

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