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An Air Canada 787 Dreamliner at San Francisco International Airport. The airline has pushed the Canadian government for a coronavirus bailout. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Unruly Passenger Results in Unscheduled Landing in Canada

On Sunday, an Air Canada flight headed for Switzerland made an unscheduled landing in St. John’s, Canada due to “an intoxicated and disruptive passenger.” According to CTV’s report, AC 878 took off from Toronto heading to Zurich, but not without a disturbance from an onboard passenger. A man had tried to sit in the wrong seat on the full flight and annoyed other passengers by playing music loudly, making weird noises and demanding to be served alcohol. In addition, the…

Trip Report: Flying on an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 in…

I recently had the opportunity to spend a week in Germany - always a good destination during Christmas market season - and of course, one of the best parts about it was getting to spend some time on an aircraft again. While there were several options to fly me from Frankfurt…

Air Canada Touts Success on Transatlantic Service

Air Canada is enjoying continued and increasing success in its transatlantic routes, particularly to Germany. Canada’s national carrier, including its low-cost variation Air Canada Rouge, has long been riding a wave of profitable years for its flights across the pond. In 2017, revenues on Canada-Germany routes had increased by 17…

Air Canada to Operate 737 MAX Between Montreal and Bordeaux,…

Air Canada announced the introduction of new seasonal service to Bordeaux, France, the world’s wine capital, from their hub in Montreal Friday. The service commences on June 15, 2019, and will operate four days a week until Sept. 15, 2019. The flights to and from Bordeaux will also be timed…

United Follows JetBlue’s Lead with Latest Change

United Airlines, this week, has joined Jetblue Airways in raising their fees for checked bags. Both airlines will now charge customers $30 for the first checked bag. Second checked bags, on United, will cost $40 within the US, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Caribbean and Central America and on United flights…

Oasis in a Singed Land: Alberta’s Northern Gateway at Fort…

Situated in the secluded northern end of Alberta, the city of Fort McMurray has made itself known as being a working town, especially for local oil producing companies who make use of the Athabasca Oil Sands in the area. However, the woodlands of Alberta hit the town hard in 2016…

Remembering the Gimli Glider Incident on Its 35th Anniversary

Today marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most significant and impressive feats in aviation to date. On this day in 1983, Air Canada flight 143 lost power from both engines while 41,000 feet above western Ontario. In a miraculous feat, the crew was able to successfully perform an…

Air China and Air Canada Sign Joint Venture as Chinese…

Wednesday marked the start of a new joint venture between Air China and Air Canada, two national carriers on opposite ends of the Pacific Ocean. The signing took place in Beijing, Air China's home base, and signifies the start of greater cooperation between the two airlines. According to a NASDAQ press…

Air Canada Gears Up for Summer Boeing 737 MAX 8…

Since Air Canada received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 last year, it has been using them on popular routes across Canada and the U.S. such as Montreal to Vancouver, Toronto to Calgary, and Toronto to Los Angeles, as well as on two lesser-known transatlantic routes, St. John’s to London…

Air Canada Launches Nonstop Route Between Toronto and Buenos Aires

On May 3, amidst a grey and foggy morning, the first nonstop flight between Toronto Pearson Airpor and Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport was completed, inaugurating Air Canada's newest route in Latin America. The Boeing 787-9 landed on time, around 7:25 a.m., and was received by Ignacio Ferrer, Air Canada's Country…