Canadian passengers getting all the good stuff lately

Tracy Stewart, September 18, 2008
Fares from Washington DC:

    Oh, Canada. Look at you go! First, you went and approved a passengers' bill of rights, and now - the very second oil prices start to droop - two of your biggest airlines decide to ditch a few fees. WestJet announced today that they will drop fuel surcharges, which can tack on anywhere from $25 to $45 on one-way fares. The news comes just hours after Air Canada's decision to stop charging passengers a $25 fee for checking a 2nd bag, and to revert back to including fuel surcharges in base fares. Well, gosh, how straightforward of you, Air Canada!

    So, ahem, ahem, should we expect to see a stateside reversal of fees anytime soon? Our Magic Eight Ball is telling us "Doubtful."