Airlines

TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Bans start Saturday and run through Inauguration Day until Jan. 23

  • Jan 15, 2021

 

A passenger arrives at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s airlines say border testing could cause confusion for airlines, passengers

Air passengers five years or older must test negative for COVID-19 before travelling to Canada

 

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Airline watchdog ordered to develop new rules for flight cancellation refunds

Airline watchdog ordered to develop new rules for flight cancellation refunds

 

Air Transat self service check-in kiosks are seen at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Friday, July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Transat AT reports huge loss in Q4 as shareholders weigh Air Canada takeover bid

Transat AT reports huge loss in Q4 as shareholders weigh Air Canada takeover bid

Air Transat self service check-in kiosks are seen at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Friday, July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
People line up and check in for an international flight at Pearson International airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian Transportation Agency seeks input on proposed changes to airline rules

Canadian Transportation Agency seeks input on proposed changes to airline rules

People line up and check in for an international flight at Pearson International airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains speaks during a press conference on broadband internet in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Bains says a federal loan program spurned by industry will nonetheless be among the options Ottawa weighs as it sits down with airline executives for discussions around a government aid package. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bains suggests Ottawa may draw on scorned federal loan program for airline bailout

Bains suggests Ottawa may draw on scorned federal loan program for airline bailout

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains speaks during a press conference on broadband internet in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Bains says a federal loan program spurned by industry will nonetheless be among the options Ottawa weighs as it sits down with airline executives for discussions around a government aid package. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Rob Przybylski and Courtney Ross, shown in a handout photo, were slated to wrap up the month on a Costa Rican beach celebrating their wedding, sipping sugar cane cocktails with friends and family. Instead, the Oshawa duo and their 84 guests are out more than $216,000 after their Sunwing Airlines vacation package was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rob Przybylski MANDATORY CREDIT

Airlines’ ‘bait-and-switch’ strategy lures customers to flights that never take off

Airlines’ ‘bait-and-switch’ strategy lures customers to flights that never take off

Rob Przybylski and Courtney Ross, shown in a handout photo, were slated to wrap up the month on a Costa Rican beach celebrating their wedding, sipping sugar cane cocktails with friends and family. Instead, the Oshawa duo and their 84 guests are out more than $216,000 after their Sunwing Airlines vacation package was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rob Przybylski MANDATORY CREDIT
People line up and check in for an international flight at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. A report from Canada's transportation regulator says poor preparation by airlines for the country's passenger rights charter resulted in communication problems that frustrated travellers and denied some their proper compensation following flight delays or cancellations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Airlines failed to prepare adequately for new passenger rights charter: report

Airlines failed to prepare adequately for new passenger rights charter: report

People line up and check in for an international flight at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. A report from Canada's transportation regulator says poor preparation by airlines for the country's passenger rights charter resulted in communication problems that frustrated travellers and denied some their proper compensation following flight delays or cancellations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Transat AT shares rose 23 per cent Tuesday after Air Canada announced a revised takeover deal that will see the bigger airline pay substantially less than planned for its smaller rival. Air Transat and an Air Canada aircrafts are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Transat share price shoots up after Air Canada announces revised takeover bid

Transat share price shoots up after Air Canada announces revised takeover bid

Transat AT shares rose 23 per cent Tuesday after Air Canada announced a revised takeover deal that will see the bigger airline pay substantially less than planned for its smaller rival. Air Transat and an Air Canada aircrafts are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry

Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry

Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry

Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry
Claims company say ‘contact airline first’ clause deprives passengers of compensation

Claims company say ‘contact airline first’ clause deprives passengers of compensation

Claims company say ‘contact airline first’ clause deprives passengers of compensation

Claims company say ‘contact airline first’ clause deprives passengers of compensation

United wins against passenger rights advocate

MONTREAL — A Montreal passenger rights advocate has lost a legal round…

Trans people urge travel regulation change

Trans people urge travel regulation change

Federal regulation could prevent travel

Trans people urge travel regulation change
File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                A traveler from Malaysia uses his laptop computer at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands. International air travelers might soon rediscover magazines, paperbacks and playing cards. Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe.

Business, leisure travellers ponder flying without laptops

U.S., European Union officials exchanged information about threats to aviation

File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                A traveler from Malaysia uses his laptop computer at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands. International air travelers might soon rediscover magazines, paperbacks and playing cards. Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe.