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AIR CANADA ADJUSTS CHECKED BAG POLICY FOR DOMESTIC, CARIBBEAN AND MEXICAN TRAVEL

MONTREAL, Nov. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that it has adjusted its checked baggage policy for domestic Canadian, Caribbean and Mexican travel to align it with prevailing industry practices. Economy Class customers will still be able to check one bag for free in addition to permitted carry-on baggage.

Customers purchasing Economy Class tickets starting November 11, 2010 (Tango, Tango Plus and Latitude fares) for travel on or after January 19, 2011 on domestic Canadian, Caribbean, Costa Rican and Mexican flights will now be charged $20 for a second checked bag, in line with other carriers.

Air Canada's second bag policy for flights to and from the U.S., Europe and other international destinations remains unchanged. The policy allows for a car seat and stroller to be checked as additional pieces of baggage free of charge. For details on Air Canada's baggage policies please consult www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/index.html

The fee for a second checked bag will not apply to Air Canada Prestige, Elite, Super Elite members or Star Alliance Silver and Gold members. Executive Class and Executive First customers continue to receive an allowance of three checked bags on all flights, regardless of destination.

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international full-service airline providing scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo from 60 communities large and small across Canada to more than 170 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and serves 31 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,160 airports in 181 countries.


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