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WestJet adds Europe flights to refund-eligible list

Travellers with flights to or from Europe and scheduled to depart between March 1 and Oct. 31 of this year can be reimbursed within four weeks, according to an update sent by WestJet to travel agents this month and obtained by The Canadian Press.
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Ottawa, airlines agree on passenger info rules to aid contact tracing efforts

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada's largest airlines agreed to a new set of rules to help contact-tracing efforts should a passenger test positive for COVID-19.
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Ontario premier says federal govt. is failing to enforce 14-day quarantine

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the quarantine system is “broken” because federal health officers are not charging people ignoring self-isolation orders for COVID-19.
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TD faces class action lawsuit over travel insurance and cancelled trips amid pandemic

Toronto-Dominion Bank is facing a class action lawsuit over its refusal to pay travel insurance claims following trip cancellations triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Air Canada, Transat deal back under the EU’s microscope

European regulatory authorities have resumed their investigation into Air Canada's proposed purchase of Transat AT, giving themselves a few more months to hand down a decision.
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WestJet raising surcharges on domestic flights

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is raising its surcharges on domestic flights in response to a 30 per cent rate increase by Nav Canada, which operates air navigation across the country.
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WestJet, Vancouver airport launch pilot project to test passengers for COVID 19

WestJet passengers in Vancouver may soon be taking COVID-19 tests before takeoff.
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No Max 8 aircraft in Canadian skies until all safety concerns addressed: Garneau

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Boeing's Max 8 aircraft won't be allowed to fly in Canadian skies until officials believe all safety concerns have been addressed.
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Pressure on Canada’s airlines to provide more passenger info for contact tracing

British Columbia's transport minister made an official plea to her federal counterpart Wednesday to quickly make airlines provide more details on travellers to aid contact tracing efforts that could help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Air passenger advocacy group asks top court to hear ticket refund case

An advocacy group is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to hear a case on passenger refunds as frustration over flights cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to simmer.
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