Air Canada realigns checked baggage policy

    MONTREAL, April 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that it will
implement changes to its checked baggage policy on flights within Canada, and
between Canada and the U.S. including Hawaii, effective May 15, 2008 for
travel on or after July 15, 2008.
    Under the new policy, customers who purchase Tango and Tango Plus tickets
may check one bag at no charge and a second bag for a $25 service fee. Tango
and Tango Plus customers will continue to have the choice of customizing their
fare including obtaining a discount when travelling without checked luggage.
    "In an environment of record high and unrelenting fuel costs it is more
critical than ever that the airline reviews its product offering to ensure it
can continue to offer everyday low fares," said Duncan Dee, Executive
Vice-President, Customer Experience and Chief Administrative Officer. "This
policy change is part of the on-going review of our activities that allow us
to keep pace with current industry standards and economic realities, while
remaining competitive with our main North American competitors."
    There is no change in the checked bag policy for customers purchasing
Latitude and Executive Class tickets. As well, Air Canada Elite, Super Elite
and Prestige members in addition to Star Alliance Gold and Silver members
maintain their current baggage allowance when purchasing Tango and Tango Plus
fares. Baggage allowance for travel to and from countries other than Canada
and the United States will remain unchanged. This includes North American
flights as part of international travel. Complete details of Air Canada's
baggage policies are available at
    Air Canada will continue to review its policies to determine what
adjustments are to be made so that, against a backdrop of record high fuel
costs, it continues to provide the products and services that respond to
customer demand while offering every day low fares.

    Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air
transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five
continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in
the world and serves 33 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of
335 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the
world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

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