AIR CANADA, WESTJET ACCUSED OF BAGGAGE FEE COLLUSION

Sep 27, 2016

By Bob Komsic

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A Regina man feels something smells funny and is the lead plaintiff in a proposed class action lawsuit that alleges two airlines ”colluded to fix the price” after introducing a checked luggage fee just days apart.
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(Adrian Wyld / Canadian Press)
Lorne Hoedel says ”it doesn’t seem fair and it doesn’t seem right.”
The suit also plans to claim the $25 charge for the first piece of checked luggage has ”unjustly enriched” Air Canada and WestJet and came with nothing extra for flyers.
The suit, filed in Saskatchewan, would include all Canadian passengers who paid either airline the fee after October 29, 2014.
The case can only proceed if it’s certified by the court.
Neither airline has commented.
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