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Are you ready to fly "basic economy"?
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Marc Garneau "clarifies" comments on airline regulation changes.
When it comes to airline fees, knowledge is power. Once you know how to look for the hidden fees and how to avoid them, you can actually benefit from the hidden fee structure. We've tracked the recent costs of additional fees at some of Canada's biggest carriers and "Wow Air," the new low-cost carrier on the scene, so you know what you're up against.
Airfares have responded to falling energy prices.
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One notable benefit of plunging oil prices.
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Domestic flights are 7.4 per cent cheaper than a year ago, Hopper says.
There's no mystery as to why. Europe has the world's most open airline markets. Back in the early 1990s, the European Union made a move to full cabotage, allowing any airline in any European Union country to fly into any other nation, to schedule flights in-country, and to pick up and drop off passengers in that same country.
For those returning home after the holidays, here's a question you might have pondered: Why does it cost so much to travel? Answer: government policy. Consider two examples, starting first with taxi fares. That's one example of how governments artificially inflate travel costs. Here's another: airline fares.
Recovering from one of the most damaging natural disasters in Canadian history also means assessing the toll of the flood. There are some good reasons why New Orleans' situation is vastly different from the challenges Calgary confronts. However, Calgary faces some tests that New Orleans didn't.
This week the wires were active with suggestions that people with obesity pay more for airline travel. The assumption underlying the "pay as you weigh" pricing strategies is that body size is a matter of choice and responsibility. Unfortunately, for most this is not the case.
Question: Have you ever felt annoyed at a restaurant when your bill arrived with a mandated tip, thus removing your (monetary) ability to comment on the service? If so, that's about how governments act vis-à-vis travel costs for Canadians, this when governments prevent full competition which would reduce prices. For example, consider a trip the average Canadian family might take this holiday season.
Four years after changing the law to require airlines to advertise fares with fees and taxes included, the federal government said Friday the time is now right to bring in new regulations. But it cou...