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25 checked bag fee on flights in Canada

Porter Airlines is introducing a $25 checked baggage fee on all domestic flights, making it the first carrier to bring in the new cost on flights within Canada. routes already have these fees, so we be matching that on the Canadian routes, said Porter spokesman Brad Cicero.

always looking broadly at having to save costs and generate revenues, said Cicero, who argued that Porter still offers other amenities include lounge access at the island airport as well as complimentary food and beverages on flights including alcoholic drinks.

Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said the airline has no oakley plans to introduce a checked baggage fee on domestic flights.

The airline does charge $25 for the first checked bag for economy passengers on flights between Canada and the Unit oakley ed States, though some frequent flyers have those fees wai oakley ved. Department of Transportation statistics.

WestJet Airlines also said it has no plans to introduce checked baggage fees though CEO Gregg Saretsky acknowledged on a February conference call with analysts the carrier was studying the possibility of a first checked bag fee.

However, the airline would still need to work through some IT issues to allow for certain exemptions. airlines waive fees to frequent flyers, loyalty credit card users or those who pay for an upgraded fare.

the IT team and our outside suppliers come back and can deliver a solution that commercially feasible, reasonable and competitive, we wouldn go forward, Saretsky said in February. and Canada have the fee, and those planes are similarly as full as WestJet so hard to see that we getting any advantage in the market by not charging for a bag.

Kokonis, president of Air Trav Inc., noted busin oakley ess travellers heading to a meeting in Montreal and Ottawa from Toronto often don have a lot of checked baggage to begin with.

almost a gasp across the travel universe, Kokonis said. a lot of people don check the bag, then why bother instituting the bag fees that might generate ill will?

Porter is also feeling the effects of a weak Canadian dollar, stubbornly high fuel prices and the continued uncertainty around its jet expansion plan, he said.

Porter push to fly CSeries jets, to destinations farther afield including Vancouver and Miami, is on hold, as more studies and negotiations are under way. A final decision by city council is not expected until 2015.

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