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Air Canada Ordered to Pay $21K to Francophones Over Language Violations

Air Canada Ordered to Pay $21K to Francophones Over Language Violations

By The Canadian Press

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The tail of the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

MONTREAL — The Federal Court has ordered Air Canada to pay a total of $21,000 to two francophones for repeated violations of their language rights, including seatbelts on which the instruction to “lift” the buckle was marked only in English.

Michel Thibodeau and Lynda Thibodeau filed 22 complaints in 2016 with the commissioner of official languages for alleged offences under the Official Languages Act.

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Air Canada Reviewing How Crew Left Passenger on Parked Plane

Air Canada Reviewing How Crew Left Passenger on Parked Plane

By Natalie Schachar, The Associated Press

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The tail of the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

Air Canada said Sunday it’s looking into how crew members could have disembarked from a plane without noticing a sleeping passenger who was left behind.

The airline was responding to an incident involving a woman who described waking up “all alone” on a “cold dark” aircraft after a flight to Toronto earlier this month.

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Air Canada Agent Right to Deny Boarding Over Expired Passport, Court Rules

Air Canada Agent Right to Deny Boarding Over Expired Passport, Court Rules

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max aircraft arriving from Toronto prepares to land at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on March 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO — A man whose Canadian passport expired while he was abroad cannot recover any of the costs he racked up after Air Canada refused to let him board his return flight, an Ontario court has ruled.

In its decision, the small claims court found that Gerald Gartner was the author of his own misfortune because he should have ensured his document was valid before trying to fly back to Toronto from St. Lucia.

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Global Panel to Review FAA Approval of Boeing 737 Max Flight Controls

Global Panel to Review FAA Approval of Boeing 737 Max Flight Controls

By The Associated Press

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An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max aircraft arriving from Toronto prepares to land at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on March 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CHICAGO — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max’s flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities, including Transport Canada, have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency.

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Airlines Shift Planes to Get March Break Travellers Home Amid Max 8 Grounding

Airlines Shift Planes to Get March Break Travellers Home Amid Max 8 Grounding

By Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

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An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max aircraft arriving from Toronto prepares to land at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on March 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO — Two Canadian airlines dealing with the grounding of Boeing Max 8 jets say they have re-assigned other planes to accommodate travellers returning home from March Break vacations.

Both Air Canada and WestJet said Sunday they shifted planes to focus on routes taking travellers to and from vacation destinations like Mexico and the Caribbean.

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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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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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