AC INCREASING CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
Air Canada is increasing their checked baggage fees for passengers. The country’s largest airline is raising the fee for the first checked bag to $30 from $25, and for the second bag to $50 from $30.
The move was made swiftly after major U.S. airline JetBlue Airways Corp. hiked its fees for checked bags and to change a ticket.
“This is the first change since 2014 and will help offset overall increasing costs and keep overall ticket prices competitive,” Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur wrote in an email.
The new baggage fees apply on flights across Canada, to and from the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico, departing on or after Oct. 5.