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Passengers wait to have their bags checked-in at Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Saturday, December 19, 2020. Canadian airlines are asking a Federal Court of Appeal judge today to quash rules that beef up compensation for passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canadian airlines among carriers asking appeal court to quash passenger rights rules

Canadian airlines among carriers asking appeal court to quash passenger rights rules

 

Air Transat and Porter Airlines have signed a code-sharing agreement for the busy summer travel season that will give their customers a greater selection of connecting flights in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. A Porter airlines flight makes its final approach as it lands at the airport Tuesday July 2, 2019 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Air Transat and Porter Airlines sign code-share deal amid stiffening competition

Air Transat and Porter Airlines sign code-share deal amid stiffening competition

 

FILE - A Frontier Airlines jetliner taxis to a runway to take off from Denver International Airport Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Denver. Frontier Airlines' parent company is buying Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will allow the combined airline to be more competitive against its larger rivals. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Frontier bids $2.9 billion for rival budget airline Spirit

Frontier bids $2.9 billion for rival budget airline Spirit

 

A WestJet Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Airlines cancel flights, call for travel restriction rollbacks des[ glimmers of hope

Airlines cancel flights, call for travel restriction rollbacks des[ glimmers of hope

A WestJet Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New Lynx Air CEO Merren McArthur, one of the first women to head a national commercial airline in Canada, poses for a portrait in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Lynx Air CEO sees room for all amid cutthroat market crowded with carriers

Lynx Air CEO sees room for all amid cutthroat market crowded with carriers

New Lynx Air CEO Merren McArthur, one of the first women to head a national commercial airline in Canada, poses for a portrait in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Belgium-British teenage pilot Zara Rutherford smiles after she landed with her Shark ultralight plane at the Egelsbach airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Jan.19, 2022. At the age of 19, she is set to land her single-seater Shark sport aircraft in Kortrijk, Belgium, on Monday, more than 150 days after setting out to become the youngest woman to circumnavigate the world solo. American aviator Shaesta Waiz was 30 when she set the previous benchmark.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

Belgium-British teenage pilot Zara Rutherford smiles after she landed with her Shark ultralight plane at the Egelsbach airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Jan.19, 2022. At the age of 19, she is set to land her single-seater Shark sport aircraft in Kortrijk, Belgium, on Monday, more than 150 days after setting out to become the youngest woman to circumnavigate the world solo. American aviator Shaesta Waiz was 30 when she set the previous benchmark.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
A passenger uses a laptop aboard a commercial airline flight from Boston to Atlanta on July 1, 2017. Canadian airlines say flights remain unaffected by the "chaos" their American counterparts warned of stemming from new 5G wireless technology.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bill Sikes, File

Airlines say Canadian flights unaffected by turmoil over 5G wireless launch U.S.

Airlines say Canadian flights unaffected by turmoil over 5G wireless launch U.S.

A passenger uses a laptop aboard a commercial airline flight from Boston to Atlanta on July 1, 2017. Canadian airlines say flights remain unaffected by the "chaos" their American counterparts warned of stemming from new 5G wireless technology.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bill Sikes, File
A WestJet Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WestJet, Air Canada cancel flights as Omicron takes toll on sector

WestJet, Air Canada cancel flights as Omicron takes toll on sector

A WestJet Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker checks the temperature of a traveler departing from Pearson International Airport, in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. Canadian air travellers are experiencing an uptick in flight cancellations this holiday season, but airlines say weather is a bigger factor than COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Weather, not Omicron, taking the biggest bite out of Canadian airline schedules

Weather, not Omicron, taking the biggest bite out of Canadian airline schedules

A worker checks the temperature of a traveler departing from Pearson International Airport, in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. Canadian air travellers are experiencing an uptick in flight cancellations this holiday season, but airlines say weather is a bigger factor than COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Flair beefing up fleet to 30 planes by mid-2023 amid rapid budget airline expansion

Flair beefing up fleet to 30 planes by mid-2023 amid rapid budget airline expansion

An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada withdraws from federal government aid deal as position improves

Air Canada withdraws from federal government aid deal as position improves

Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx Air, announces the startup of the new airline at a news conference announcing Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

New ultra-low-cost carrier, Lynx Air, will launch from Calgary

New ultra-low-cost carrier, Lynx Air, will launch from Calgary

Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx Air, announces the startup of the new airline at a news conference announcing Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Travellers are hopping back on regional flights, which bodes well for Chorus: CEO

Travellers are hopping back on regional flights, which bodes well for Chorus: CEO

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Passengers queue up at the ticketing counter for Southwest Airlines flights in Eppley Airfield Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights, denies sickout

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights, denies sickout

Passengers queue up at the ticketing counter for Southwest Airlines flights in Eppley Airfield Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. A new search feature rolled out Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 tells users which flights have lower carbon emissions, giving them the ability to choose flights based on carbon emissions just as they would price or the number of layovers. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Google: flight search tool can help you fly ‘greener’

Google: flight search tool can help you fly ‘greener’

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. A new search feature rolled out Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 tells users which flights have lower carbon emissions, giving them the ability to choose flights based on carbon emissions just as they would price or the number of layovers. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 28, 2021. Canadian flight attendants say they are being subjected to unacceptable levels of abuse from passengers as the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on.nullThe Canadian Union of Public Employees says flight attendants noticed an increase in bad behaviour over the summer. They say verbal altercations with passengers are common and affect flight attendants' mental health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Pandemic-fuelled rise in passenger misbehaviour taking toll on flight attendants

Pandemic-fuelled rise in passenger misbehaviour taking toll on flight attendants

Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 28, 2021. Canadian flight attendants say they are being subjected to unacceptable levels of abuse from passengers as the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on.nullThe Canadian Union of Public Employees says flight attendants noticed an increase in bad behaviour over the summer. They say verbal altercations with passengers are common and affect flight attendants' mental health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The nearly deserted departures level at Pearson Airport in Toronto on January 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Toronto Pearson ranks low among North American mega airports in J.D. Power survey

Toronto Pearson ranks low among North American mega airports in J.D. Power survey

The nearly deserted departures level at Pearson Airport in Toronto on January 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Alitalia workers stage a protest in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Italy’s failing national carrier Alitalia told passengers on Tuesday to just bring a single piece of hand luggage when travelling, given intensifying strikes and labor protests are disrupting service ahead of the airline’s Oct. 14 demise. In a series of Tweets, Alitalia apologized to its customers and blamed the disruptions on union meetings that “over the coming days could result in delays in the services provided by Alitalia.” (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Alitalia’s final weeks flying marked by protests, apologies

Alitalia’s final weeks flying marked by protests, apologies

Alitalia workers stage a protest in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Italy’s failing national carrier Alitalia told passengers on Tuesday to just bring a single piece of hand luggage when travelling, given intensifying strikes and labor protests are disrupting service ahead of the airline’s Oct. 14 demise. In a series of Tweets, Alitalia apologized to its customers and blamed the disruptions on union meetings that “over the coming days could result in delays in the services provided by Alitalia.” (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
An Air Transat plane is seen at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on Thursday, May 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Transat AT seeing steady demand for winter travel in spite of fourth wave of COVID-19

Transat AT seeing steady demand for winter travel in spite of fourth wave of COVID-19

An Air Transat plane is seen at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on Thursday, May 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2021 file photo, a passenger wears a face mask to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as he waits for a Delta Airlines flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Federal officials are seeking fines against 34 more airline passengers accused of unruly behavior, bringing the total of such penalties to more than $1 million this year. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 that the latest fines — which people can challenge — are part of its crackdown against incidents on planes, most of them involving passengers who refuse to wear face masks. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, file)

In unfriendly skies, unruly passenger fines top $1 million

In unfriendly skies, unruly passenger fines top $1 million

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2021 file photo, a passenger wears a face mask to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as he waits for a Delta Airlines flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Federal officials are seeking fines against 34 more airline passengers accused of unruly behavior, bringing the total of such penalties to more than $1 million this year. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 that the latest fines — which people can challenge — are part of its crackdown against incidents on planes, most of them involving passengers who refuse to wear face masks. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, file)