Highlights/Air Canada

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» 

Economy, Health, International, Society

Disability activist just says no to Air Canada rejection

Too many of us, it sometimes appears, are of the mind that disabled people should take their societal lumps and keep their traps shut. So when Tim Rose, a 31-year-old disabled activist and author who has cerebral palsy, was told» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Quebec and Bombardier reach ‘definitive’ deal

Canadian aerospace giant Bombardier and Quebec have reached a definitive agreement for the province to invest US$1 billion towards the Montreal-based company’s troubled CSeries passenger jet program. When the deal is finalized, Quebec will own 49.5 per cent of a» 

Economy, Society

Air Canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling

Air Canada wants to appeal a court ruling about its obligation to keep revision and maintenance centres in Canada, reports the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The airline was publicly owned until 1988. When it was privatized, the law obliged it»