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Extra bag, extra charge

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Extra bag, extra charge

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Air Canada says it will charge passengers CAN$20 for a second checked bag on its Caribbean flights beginning in January.
Canada’s largest carrier said on Wednesday that it adjusted its checked-bag policy to match other airlines. Its main competitor, WestJet, announced a similar charge last week.
Air Canada said the extra charge will not apply to Air Canada Prestige, Elite, Super Elite members and Star Alliance Silver and Gold members.
The new rule is in effect for any domestic flights purchased after November 10, the airline said.
Economy class customers will still be able to check one piece of luggage in for free in addition to carry-on baggage.
The current policy also allows for a car seat and stroller to be checked as additional pieces of baggage free of charge.
Air Canada flies to more than 170 destinations around the world from 60 Canadian gateways. It is the world’s 15th largest commercial airline and serves 31 million customers annually. (CMC)