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Passenger Rights Advocate Launches Complaint Against New Low-Cost Airline

Passenger Rights Advocate Launches Complaint Against New Low-Cost Airline

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press

Swoop Airlines
A Swoop Airlines Boeing 737-800 is on display during a media event, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. An air passenger rights advocate has filed a regulatory complaint against Swoop Inc. claiming the new low-cost airline is unlawfully charging baggage fees. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

An air passenger rights advocate has filed a regulatory complaint against Swoop Inc. claiming the new low-cost airline is unlawfully charging baggage fees.

In a complaint to the Canadian Transportation Agency, Gabor Lukacs says the commercial carrier is flouting Canadian law by failing to offer passengers a basic fare that includes a carry-on and a checked bag.

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Winnipeg Airport Sets Passenger Record for Summer Air Travel

Winnipeg Airport Sets Passenger Record for Summer Air Travel

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

Summer travel set a new passenger record at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport.

Winnipeg Airports Authority says 895,381 passengers made their way through the air terminal in July and August — up from 863,942 in 2017.

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The Enduring Mystery of the Lost Diamonds from the Crash of Swissair Flight 111

The Enduring Mystery of the Lost Diamonds from the Crash of Swissair Flight 111

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

Swissair Flight 111
Debris from Swissair Flight 111 is lifted from the ocean floor by the heavy-lift barge Sea Sorceress off the coast of Nova Scotia near New Harbour on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998. More than five kilograms of diamonds and jewels. A Picasso worth millions. Nearly 50 kilograms in cash. The fate of many millions of dollars of valuables said to be carried aboard Swissair Flight 111 when it went down off Nova Scotia 20 years ago this Sunday remains unknown. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

HALIFAX – More than five kilograms of diamonds and jewels. A Picasso worth millions. Nearly 50 kilograms in cash.

The fate of many millions of dollars of valuables said to be carried aboard Swissair Flight 111 when it went down off Nova Scotia 20 years ago this Sunday remains unknown.

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Air Canada Says Mobile App Breach May Affect Up to 20,000 Customers

Air Canada Says Mobile App Breach May Affect Up to 20,000 Customers

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

Air Canada
People view the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. Air Canada says 20,000 customers may have had their personal information “improperly accessed” due to a breach in its mobile app, prompting a lock-down on all 1.7 million accounts until consumers change their passwords. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

MONTREAL – Some 20,000 Air Canada customers woke up Wednesday to learn their personal information may have been compromised after a breach in the airline’s mobile app that prompted a lockdown on all 1.7 million accounts until their passwords could be changed.

Air Canada said it detected unusual login activity between Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 and tried to block the hacking attempt, locking the app accounts as an additional measure, according to a notice on its website.

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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

WestJet
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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