Highlights/Air Canada

International, Society

Air Canada grounds Boeing Max planes until July 2019

Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada, says it will ground it’s Boeing Max jets until at least July 1, 2019 “to provide customers certainty for booking and travel.” Airlines around the world have been adjusting their schedules after an Ethiopian Airlines» 

Economy, International, Society

Boeing jet ban affecting Canadians but not drastically

Since most airlines “fly full,” these days, Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s announcement Wednesday that Canada was joining countries around the world in grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft for safety reasons is throwing many Canadians’ travel schedules into limbo and» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

Joining countries around the world, Canada is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 jets immediately. Roughly three-quarters of the 737 Max 8 planes world-wide have now been pulled from use since the Ethiopian Airlines crash last Sunday that killed all» 

Society

Unique guitar damaged by airline

Musician Remi Claude Arsenault posted on Facebook that “my best friend appears to have been stabbed by a forklift” after finding his guitar was damaged at an airport. The handmade 1978 Larivee guitar was transported on an Air Canada flight» 

Economy, International, Society

Air Canada flight attendants rebel over working conditions

Flight attendants at Air Canada and its subsidiary Rouge want major changes to their working conditions. They allege “discrimination and harassment” and they want the elimination of the onboard services manager program and an end to company policies they say» 

Society

Passenger burned in cellphone fire on Air Canada flight in Toronto

A passenger on board an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Vancouver suffered burns when her cellphone caught fire Thursday morning, just as the aircraft was preparing to leave Pearson International Airport. At about 7 a.m., Air Canada flight 101» 

Society

Air Canada jet was closer than believed to near disaster in San Francisco, new images show

An Air Canada plane attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport with 140 people on board was even closer to crashing onto four planes lined up on the taxiway for takeoff last month than previously believed, newly released data» 

International, Society

Air Canada near-miss investigated

In a close call, an air traffic controller at San Francisco airport ordered an Air Canada jet to abort a landing that would have occurred on a taxiway with four other planes on it. The taxiway is less than 70» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Airline overbooking leading to seat bumping can sure ruin a lot of well-planned trips, among other things

It hasn’t raised the kind of backlash that followed the bumping and roughing up of a 69-year-old doctor on the now-infamous United Airlines flight sitting on the tarmac last week in Chicago, but the experience of a Prince Edward Island» 

Economy, International, Society

Air Canada announces black to the future colour scheme

Canada’s national airline is changing its logo and its livery. Call it a new twist to an old look, one that was pretty much dropped nearly a quarter-century ago because too many people said Air Canada logo looked way too»