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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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Swoop Resuming Flights to U.S. After Receiving Final Operating Approval

Swoop Resuming Flights to U.S. After Receiving Final Operating Approval

By The Canadian Press

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Swoop Airlines Boeing 737 on display during their media event, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. Swoop is resuming all scheduled flights to the U.S. after receiving its final operating approval. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

CALGARY – Swoop is resuming all scheduled flights to the U.S. after receiving its final operating approval.

The discount subsidiary of WestJet Airlines says flights that have been cancelled will resume starting Saturday.

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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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WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

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WestJet’s Santa Claus surprises travellers at Winnipeg’s airport on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

Travellers at 12 Canadian airports have been gifted the joy of Christmas magic over the last several weeks as WestJet surprised guests as part of its annual Christmas Miracle celebration.

The Calgary-based airline’s 12 Flights of Christmas made a pitstop in Winnipeg on November 21, where members of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet performed an abbreviated version of Nutcracker.

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