Air Canada stops second bag fee
Air Canada has announced that it will eliminate the US$25 fee for second checked bags that was introduced on May 15, 2008, for Tango and Tango Plus fares within North America, in response to decreasing fuel prices.
The airline has also announced that it will incorporate into its advertised prices the one-way, add-on fuel surcharge that currently ranges between $20 and $60 on domestic and US transborder flights. Effective from last month, Air Canada will adjust its published fares to include the total cost of fuel in its advertised base fares.
Starting this month, the airline will simplify its excess baggage fees by introducing a single $75 fee for travel within North America for overweight and/or oversize pieces. A 10% discount on excess piece fees is offered when fees are paid while checking-in online or at an airport self service kiosk.
Ben Smith, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Air Canada, said: "Although the cost of fuel remains highly volatile and far above historic norms, the recent retreat in oil prices is enabling us to reinstate our previous baggage policy. We are eliminating the second checked bag charge on North American Tango and Tango Plus fares, reflecting our customers' expressed preferences."