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Politics

Air Canada urges Canada to ease travel restrictions with science based approach

Air Canada’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Chung wrote a letter on Wednesday calling on the Canadian federal government to consider using a science based approach to easing travel restrictions. The airline has asked the government to ease restrictions to »

International

The tragedy of Swissair 111 – 20 years later

Mystery, conspiracies, emotions endure Everything seemed so normal on the evening of September 2, 1998 at the JFK International airport in New York.  Regular flyers on the New York to Geneva flight were relaxed and maybe bored, first time passengers »

Society

Air passenger advocate sues Air Transat and regulator

Air passenger advocate Gabor Lukacs is suing the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) and Air Transat over their handling of an incident in which hundreds of people were stuck inside two grounded airplanes for five hours at Ottawa airport last July. »

International, Society

Security increased on flights from certain countries

Greater security measures have been put in place on flights to Canada from certain countries, said Transport Minister Marc Garneau after a cabinet meeting today. It’s not known what extra security measures have been put in place. © CBC The minister »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Apr. 3, 1956: How the disaster film genre was sparked by a Canadian idea.

One of the great suspense story ideas, indeed the whole genre of  suspense-thriller disaster films, began with a story developed aboard a long airline flight from Winnipeg Manitoba, to Toronto Ontario in 1955. Arthur Hailey was Canadian tractor-trailer promotional sales »

Society

Air Canada auctions off seat upgrades

I initially thought it was a hoax, but it turns out Air Canada will auction off seat upgrades on some flights. Passengers often get angry at being crammed into tiny spaces with almost no leg room or arm room or »

Politics, Society

Minister asks airlines to seat kids with parents

Canada’s transport minister quietly wrote to major airlines in March to ask them to ensure parents are seated with their young children wherever possible. A copy of the letter and briefing note were obtained by the news agency Canadian Press »