Air Canada follows in WestJet’s footsteps: adds second bag fee in Canada & to sun spots

You may recall our post from last week annoucing WestJet’s decision to start charging $20 second checked bag fee and although we had hoped that Air Canada would not follow suit we figured they would. Well, on a late afternoon press release the night before a holiday (I’m guessing this was not a coincidence), Air Canada announced that they will follow in WestJet’s footsteps and a second bag fee on their Canadain routes as well as routes to Mexico and the Caribbean. Air Canada already charges a second bag fee on  routes to the U.S. and Europe so there is no change there. Just like WestJet, the new fee goes into effect on travel from January 19 on any tickets that are purchased on or after November 11.

Source: Air Canada