Air Canada eliminates second bag fee, folds fuel surcharges into advertised fares
September 18, 2008
In response to decreasing fuel prices Air Canada is eliminating all second checked-bag charges implemented this spring and incorporating fuel surcharges into its advertised base fares on North American flights.
'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.
'Further, Air Canada is making its pricing more transparent by removing add-on fuel surcharges for flights within North America and instead adjusting its base fares to cover the total cost of fuel,' said Ben Smith, executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
'These initiatives are made possible by the recent relief from all-time high oil prices and even though fares will remain dynamic, Air Canada is committed to everyday low prices and will continue to match the lowest fares in the marketplace.'
With the measures Air Canada will:
Air Canada said it will continue to review its policies to determine what adjustments are to be made so that, against a backdrop of high and volatile fuel prices, it continues to provide the products and services that respond to customer demand.
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