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  • Air Transat passengers stuck on Ottawa runway for six hours

    August 2, 2017 10:16 AM 9

    MONTREAL -- A woman who was aboard an Air Transat flight says she and other passengers were forced to stay in the plane on an Ottawa runway for six hours in uncomfortably warm conditions. Maryanne Zehil said the plane, which had originated in Brussels, was meant to land in Montreal on Monday but that the 336 passengers were told it would not be possible

  • On a tarmac in Canada: Hours of delay, rationed food and finally 911 calls

    August 2, 2017 2:37 AM 9

    More than 300 passengers aboard Air Transat Flight 157 had been sitting for hours on the tarmac at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport on Monday evening when one of them managed to get ahold of a national news station from her seat in the hot, unlighted cabin. “They only rationed the food to give little snacks to the kids,” Laura Mah told Canadian

  • Passengers stuck on hot plane on Ottawa runway for 6 hours, woman says

    August 1, 2017 7:24 PM 10

    MONTREAL -- A woman who was aboard an Air Transat flight says she and other passengers were forced to stay in the plane on an Ottawa runway for six hours in uncomfortably warm conditions. Maryanne Zehil says the plane, which had originated in Brussels, was meant to land in Montreal on Monday but that the 336 passengers were told it would not be possible

  • Passengers stuck in hot plane on tarmac for 6 hours

    August 1, 2017 5:36 PM 11

    Hundreds of Air Transat passengers were trapped for six hours on the tarmac in a plane that they say was so hot someone called 911. Flight TSC157, which left Brussels around 9 a.m. ET Monday, was scheduled to land in Montreal at approximately 3 p.m. After circling Trudeau International Airport due to poor weather conditions, the pilot was forced to divert

  • 'Get us out': Air Transat plane on tarmac for 6 hours, passenger calls 911

    August 1, 2017 5:35 PM 11

    Air Transat passengers say they were forced to stay in a hot plane sitting on a tarmac in Ottawa for several hours and that the situation was so uncomfortable someone called 911. Flight TSC157, which left Brussels around 9 a.m. EST Monday, was scheduled to land in Montreal at approximately 3 p.m. After circling Trudeau International Airport due to poor weather

  • WestJet reports $48.4-million Q2 profit, up from $36.7 million a year ago

    August 1, 2017 11:11 AM 13

    CALGARY - WestJet (TSX:WJA) says it earned $48.4 million in its latest quarter, up from $36.7 million in the same quarter last year. The Calgary-based airline says the profit amounted to 41 per diluted share for its second quarter, up from 30 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year. Revenue in the quarter totalled nearly $1.06 billion

  • Uber plans to issue its own credit card with Barclays

    July 31, 2017 6:43 PM 19

    NEW YORK -- Riding-sharing company Uber plans to launch its own credit card, partnering with the British bank Barclays. Uber would be the first of the riding-sharing companies to have a co-branded credit card, which are a popular way for companies to cement customer loyalty. They typically give points or credits toward awards, with the most popular cards

  • TSX boosted by materials sector, loonie still above 80 cents U.S

    July 31, 2017 3:33 PM 10

    Canada’s main stock index pushed higher in late morning trading Monday, helped by gains in the materials sector. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 26.84 points to 15,155.49 after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 65.60 points to 21,895.91, the S&P 500 index shed 1.06 points to 2,471.04 and the Nasdaq composite

  • Environment Minister Glen Murray resigns from Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet Add to ..

    July 31, 2017 1:51 PM 8

    Ontario’s Environment Minister Glen Murray is resigning his seat in the legislature effective Sept. 1 to take over as executive director at the Calgary-based Pembina Institute. The Toronto Centre MPP will step down immediately from cabinet, where he shepherded the province’s climate change policy and its adoption of a cap-and-trade carbon pricing plan. “More than ever, the world

  • Union warns of increase in baggage handling delays Sunday at Pearson due to strike

    July 30, 2017 10:44 AM 14

    Teamster official says situation at airport could worsen on Sunday as air traffic ramps up The union representing striking ground workers at Toronto's Pearson International Airport is warning about a possible increase in baggage handling delays on Sunday. A Teamsters official says the walkout by 700 of its members has caused significant delays this weekend