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Economy

Air Canada bid for Transat takeover clears another hurdle

Canada’s flag carrier Air Canada says its deal to acquire the country’s biggest leisure airline has cleared a key legal hurdle. The Superior Court of Quebec has granted a final order approving the previously announced plan for the proposed takeover of» 

International, Society

Today’s quiz: ‘What was the agent thinking?’

Ready to test your imagination? Here’s the question: “What was the agent thinking?” What agent? The one from Air Canada who handed a 71-year-old woman a voucher for a Montreal hotel room following a couple of late connecting flights that» 

Society

37 people hurt on Australia-bound Air Canada flight hit by turbulence

Nearly three dozen passengers on an Air Canada flight travelling from Toronto to Sydney, Australia, with a scheduled stop in Vancouver, were hurt after the aircraft encountered sudden and severe turbulence Thursday, the airline said. Flight AC33 was diverted to» 

Economy

Air Canada to buy Transat in deal valued at $520M

Canada’s airline industry woke up Thursday to news of a marriage between the country’s biggest leisure airline and the flag carrier, Air Canada, which could further consolidate the industry in fewer hands. The board of directors of Transat AT Inc.» 

Economy, Society

Air Canada revises schedule for May as Boeing 737 MAX remains grounded

Air Canada said Monday that it has had to revise its flight schedule for May to deal with Transport Canada’s continued closure of Canadian airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Air Canada anticipates it will cover 98 per cent» 

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»