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Air Canada, WestJet Latest Companies to Cut Ties to SeaWorld Ahead of Whale Bill

Air Canada, WestJet Latest Companies to Cut Ties to SeaWorld Ahead of Whale Bill

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, the entrance to Sea World is seen, in Orlando, Fla. Air Canada and WestJet are joining a growing wave of companies that have cut promotional ties to SeaWorld ahead of a bill to ban whale and dolphin captivity and in the wake of concerns raised by PETA over animal treatment at the marine theme parks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Raoux)

Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. are joining a growing wave of companies that have cut ties to SeaWorld, in sync with the spirit of a bill to ban whale and dolphin captivity and in the wake of concerns raised by animal rights advocates.

The Senate passed legislation last Tuesday that would make keeping and breeding cetaceans such as dolphins and whales a criminal offence.

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Supreme Court Clears Way for Price-Fixing Lawsuit Against Air Canada

Supreme Court Clears Way for Price-Fixing Lawsuit Against Air Canada

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

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A model airplane is seen in front of the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., on February 9, 2017. The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit against Air Canada and British Airways to proceed, dismissing an appeal by Canada’s largest airline. Air Canada had sought to overturn an October 2017 Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that the class action could include foreign claimants despite playing out in Ontario courts. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit against Air Canada and British Airways to proceed by dismissing an appeal by Canada’s largest airline.

Air Canada had sought to overturn a 2017 Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that provincial courts could hear the class-action case even though it includes foreign claimants.

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Air Canada, WestJet Raising Checked Baggage Fee to $30 for Lowest Fare Passengers

Air Canada, WestJet Raising Checked Baggage Fee to $30 for Lowest Fare Passengers

By The Canadian Press

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A WestJet plane is seen at the Calgary Airport in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, May 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

MONTREAL — Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. are raising 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.

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Air Canada Flight Diverts to Winnipeg When Passengers Get Too Hot

Air Canada Flight Diverts to Winnipeg When Passengers Get Too Hot

By The Canadian Press

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An Air Canada passenger jet lands at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Halifax on Jan. 21, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

WINNIPEG – An Air Canada flight made an unscheduled landing in Winnipeg after the airline says the cabin became too warm.

Airline spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick says in an email that the Airbus A321 was on its way from Toronto to Calgary on Monday night when it experienced trouble with the heating and air-conditioning system.

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Unruly Passenger Diverts Flight to Winnipeg

Unruly Passenger Diverts Flight to Winnipeg

RCMP Crest LogoAn unruly passenger forced a Toronto-bound plane to Winnipeg on Wednesday night.

At around 10:30 p.m., Air Canada flight 154 from Edmonton was diverted to James Richardson International Airport after a passenger became agitated and combative.

Flight staff, passengers and an off-duty RCMP officer were able to restrain the passenger until the flight landed.

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Passengers from Crashed Flight in Halifax Getting Financial Help from Airline

Passengers from Crashed Flight in Halifax Getting Financial Help from Airline

By The Canadian Press

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Transportation Safety Board invesigators and airport firefighters work at the crash site of Air Canada AC624 that crashed early Sunday morning during a snowstorm, at Stanfield International Airport in Halifax on Monday, March 30, 2015. The flight had 133 passengers and five crew members. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

TORONTO – Passengers who were aboard an Air Canada plane that slammed to the ground at the Halifax airport last Sunday are receiving some financial assistance from the airline.

Air Canada has not divulged the amount, but various media reports say each of the 133 passengers on Flight AC624 are receiving $5,000.

The airline says the funds are meant to cover immediate and interim expenses, adding there is no requirement for passengers to sign any commitment to receive the money.

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