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December 12, 2018 5:00 PM WestJet says it’s co-operating with predatory pricing probe by Competition agency

Edmonton-based Flair Airlines has accused WestJet and low-cost offshoot Swoop of undercutting its business by pricing fares at or below cost and flooding certain routes with flights, contrary to competition legislation that protects new entrants from more dominant carriers. Flair chief executive Jim Scott tells The Canadian Press that the ultra-low-cost 5

December 4, 2018 8:53 PM Your face is your boarding pass at Atlanta airport

Face scans have officially replaced paper boarding passes and passports for travellers flying to select international destinations out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Delta Air Lines has unveiled the first all-biometric terminal. Now travellers on certain international flights will be able to use their faces to check baggage and board 14

November 29, 2018 9:07 PM The week that was: A girl named Abcde gets mocked, and a ping-pong miracle shot is for naught

MOCKED: A Texas girl by a Southwest Airlines employee. Traci Redford told a TV station (an ABC affiliate ...) her 5-year-old was made fun of for her name, and a gate agent even posted a picture of the daughter’s boarding pass on social media. The name is Abcde, pronounced “ab-si-dee.” Southwest apologized. PRAISED: An egg hoarder. As a child, his lawyer 14

November 16, 2018 10:11 PM WestJet updates training in response to plane issues linked to Lion Air crash

WestJet, which has 10 737 Max aircraft in its fleet, says it worked with Transport Canada and other airlines over the past two weeks to revise its flight manual and increase training on a part of the anti-stall system, a feature that pilots at WestJet and other airlines were unaware existed. On Thursday, the Air Line Pilots Association, which represents 17

November 13, 2018 5:53 PM U.K. Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

Even with such measures in place, the British government says leaving the EU without a deal could cause major economic disruption, with gridlock at ports and disruption to supplies of foods, goods and medicines. On Tuesday, the European Commission published a sheaf of notices outlining changes in a host of areas in the event of a no-deal Brexit. They point 15

November 8, 2018 7:50 PM Canada Jetlines plans to base Montreal operations at small St. Hubert airport

VANCOUVER — Discount airline Canada Jetlines Ltd. says it plans to base its Montreal operations out of a small airport that is undergoing an expansion. Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport on the south shore of the city is expected to support ultra low-cost airlines by early 2020. The airport which mainly serves private aircraft recently upgraded 20

November 2, 2018 3:41 PM Japan Airlines pilot pleads guilty to being drunk at Heathrow minutes before flight

LONDON—The crew of a Japan Airlines flight was travelling by bus to Heathrow Airport here when the bus driver had a suspicion that there was something wrong with the co-pilot. After the bus driver alerted authorities, the co-pilot, Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, was arrested at Heathrow — 50 minutes before his flight to Tokyo. A breath test showed he was almost 24

October 20, 2018 2:37 AM Swoop cancels 16 flights to the U.S., forcing thousands of passengers to change travel plans

Thousands of Swoop passengers have been forced to make alternative last-minute flight plans after the WestJet Airlines discount subsidiary cancelled 16 flights in the coming days between Canada and the United States. Flights have been cancelled between Abbotsford, B.C., and Las Vegas, and between Hamilton and Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale 19

October 15, 2018 9:16 PM Airlines impose cannabis ban on pilots and cabin crew

Jazz has introduced a similar policy, banning employees in safety-critical positions from using marijuana on or off duty, spokesperson Debra Williams said. Nav Canada, the private company that operates the country’s air traffic control system, said it would reveal its cannabis policy for employees on Wednesday. But a spokesperson said it already has a zero tolerance 26

September 25, 2018 1:31 PM National safety board expected to determine cause of Air Canada close call

Video captured the moment that an Air Canada jet flew off course and just over four other jetliners filled with passengers late on a July night last year in San Francisco. On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the close call. Board members are likely to focus on actions of the Air Canada pilots 26