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Air Canada is revising its checked baggage policy/fees applicable to tickets issued on/after November 18, 2015, for travel on/after January 6, 2016 read more

WestJet is speeding up security processing for its guests by offering TSA Precheck to eligible travellers.

The program offers trusted guests a less-intrusive search when departing from U.S. airports. When using one of the program's dedicated security lanes, TSA Precheck members can leave their shoes, belt, or light jacket on while passing through the scanner. Laptops and liquids can remain in carry-on baggage.

Travellers eligible for TSA Precheck include Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS as well as U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who are members of NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry, or TSA PreCheck.

Initially, eligible WestJet guests should collect a boarding pass from a WestJet guest assistance counter; however, self-serve enhancements will be available in 2016.

Porter Airlines is re-launching its VIPorter loyalty program, making significant changes for the first time since it was introduced in 2008. 

The program will now include premium member tiers, offering frequent flyers added benefits including accelerated points earning, priority airport services, complimentary checked bags and advanced seat selection.

Points are now earned on every dollar spent, from flights to seat selection and changes, as well as checked bags, allowing members to earn points faster. In addition, members can also redeem points on any flight, at any time, with no blackout dates.

VIPorter members will also earn points on Porter Escapes packages at set rates.

The program will also feature a new Dollars & Points option, in which points can be redeemed to cover half the base fare and pay for the other half. Points do not expire for active members who take at least one flight every two years.

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Air Canada marked the launch of two new international services today, with the arrival of AC824 in Amsterdam from Toronto and the departure of AC994 from Montreal to Mexico City.

The Toronto-Amsterdam service will be operated with 211-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with a choice of both International Business Class and Economy Class service. Flights will initially operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday from Toronto, and return Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday from Amsterdam. As of June 29, the service will operate daily for the summer.

The Montreal-Mexico City flight will be operated with 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft with a choice of both Business and Economy class cabins, departing Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The launch of these non-stop services marks a further advance of the airline's international expansion strategy, which has seen its international capacity grow more than 50 per cent since 2009.

New routes from Air Canada still to launch in 2015 include Toronto-Dubai, Toronto-Delhi and Toronto-Abbotsford.

New Air Canada Carry-On Rules Effective May 25th, 2015

Starting Monday May 25th, 2015 at Toronto Pearson Airport, and expanding progressively to other airports throughout the month of June, Air Canada staff at check-in and security checkpoints will quickly confirm and tag carry-on bags that meet Air Canada’s existing carry-on dimensions as “approved”. 

This will make it easier and safer for all customers to stow their personal items on board, help reduce wait times at security, and help avoid flight delays caused by larger bags being checked at the gate.

Carry-on bags which exceed Air Canada’s policy for size and number will need to be checked, and standard fees will apply.

 

 

Standard article

Personal article

Maximum size

9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in

23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm

Wheels and handles included

6 in x 13 in x 17 in

16 cm x 33 cm x 43 cm

Maximum weight

22 lb (10 kg)

22 lb (10 kg)

All destinations

Carry-on baggage allowance* is 1 standard article and 1 personal article

*Customer travelling with an infant on their lap, may have one additional standard article for their belongings