Saturday April 29, 2017
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San Antonio extends warm welcome ahead of Air Canada’s new direct flight

“Canada, we welcome you!” was the official declaration at an industry event hosted by Visit San Antonio in Toronto yesterday.
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United settles with passenger who was dragged off jetliner

The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.
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United Airlines raising limit to $13,600 for bumped flyers

United Airlines says it will raise the limit – to $10,000 (Cdn $13,619) – on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights.
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World’s largest airline is giving workers a raise, despite 67% drop in earnings

American Airlines said its first-quarter earnings fell 67% as higher costs, including labour and fuel, offset a positive trend in airfares.
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Security concerns still loom large for corporate travel, says Amex GBT

More than half (56%) of corporate travel managers have seen more business travellers report heightened personal security concerns in the past three months, according to a new survey from American Express Global Business Travel and ACTE.
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“Dramatic increase” in Israel inquiries with Transat’s Tel Aviv flights

Air Transat’s inaugural flight from Montreal to Tel Aviv, set to take off June 18, will offer passengers “a historic moment with a capital ‘H’,” says Jean-Marc Eustache, Founder and President and CEO, Transat A.T. Inc.
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Emirates CEO says U.S. laptop ban still puzzles him

The chairman and CEO of Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates said Tuesday he "can't dig into somebody's mind" to understand why the U.S. instituted a ban on laptops and other personal electronics in carry-on luggage.
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Political pundit complains about four-legged seatmate, gets destroyed on Twitter

Twitter strikes again, effectively shaming a well-known political pundit for complaining about sitting next to a dog on a plane.
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“We consider agents part of our family”: Toronto event kicks off WestJet Trade Expos

Agents were ‘Honourary WestJetters’ at last night’s WestJet Travel Trade Expo in Toronto, treated to dinner, prizes, product updates and a look at the huge new 2017-2018 brochure in a first of a series of cross-Canada trade shows.
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Air Transat slashes domestic fares for Canada’s 150th anniversary

Air Transat is encouraging Canadians to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with summer deals on flights connecting Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
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