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The Barbados “free spending money” on-island is back – 2014

The Barbados Island Inclusive package is back!!! Take advantage of “free spending money” on-island TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ – The Barbados Island Inclusive package is back for 2014! Canadians can now take advantage of this great money-saving offer by booking before March 15th, for travel to Barbados between May 1st and December 19th, 2014. With the Barbados Island Inclusive, guests receive “free spending money” based on their length of stay for use at participating attractions and restaurants while on-island. With a minimum stay of 5 nights guests will receive US$150.00 per person and on stays of 7 nights or longer guests will receive US$200.00 per person, based on a maximum of two (2) persons per room. Vouchers will be distributed to guests upon hotel check-in.

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WestJet introduces Plus

 Airline now offers full list of amenities for Plus fare guests CALGARY, Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced the market launch of Plus, an important part of the airline’s fare bundle roll-out, offering additional flexibility, comfort and convenience to guests looking for more options. Plus includes: complimentary flight change and cancel options extra baggage allowance (two free checked bags) extra legroom (36-inch seat pitch) a complimentary food item and alcoholic beverages from our inflight menu advance boarding and overhead bin space priority security screening at available airports “Plus is the answer for a growing market of travellers who have asked for more choice and flexibility at lower fares than exist today,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. “The introduction of Plus allows us to offer guests the same guest experience they have always enjoyed while providing additional features to meet their needs. What WestJet includes in Plus is offered at a price much lower than what competitors have made available to date and I am proud that WestJet continues …

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The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) Says Canadian Travellers Are Paying Excessive Taxes And Fees

OTTAWA, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ – The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) welcomed a federal government report supporting its position that air travellers are being unduly penalized by excessive taxes and fees that are making air travel more costly for Canadians. The report, One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Future Growth and Competitiveness of Canadian Air Travel by the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, builds on earlier work of the committee that concluded taxes and fees imposed on travellers and airlines are making Canada’s aviation industry uncompetitive. The senate report includes the following key findings and recommendations: Canada needs a single, cohesive National Air Travel Strategy to chart a new course to ensure competitive air travel in Canada. The Government of Canada must stop treating the aviation sector as a source of public revenue and start recognizing the sector’s ability to create jobs. Airport rent should be eliminated. Canadians continue to drive to U.S. airports to take advantage of lower airfares at an alarming rate. The rules governing the use of foreign pilots should be strengthened. “We note that …

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WestJet expands code-share with American Airlines

New cities now available via American Airlines’ Dallas-Fort Worth hub CALGARY, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ – WestJet announced today it will begin code-sharing on American Airlines flights to 16 new cities beyond Dallas-Fort Worth in conjunction with WestJet’s new, non-stop service between Calgary and Dallas-Fort Worth launching April 29, 2013.  WestJet and American Airlines together will provide three round-trip flights per day between the two cities.   The WestJet code has now been added on American Airlines-operated routes connecting through Dallas-Fort Worth to Albuquerque, N.M., Austin, Texas, Nashville, Tenn., Charlotte, N.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jacksonville, Fla., Kansas City, Mo., Orlando, Fla., Miami, Fla., New Orleans, La., Oklahoma City, Okla., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., San Antonio, Texas, St. Louis, Mo., Tampa Bay, Fla., and Tulsa, Okla. “Our airline partnership strategy continues to grow, offering guests additional opportunities to connect throughout WestJet’s world and beyond,” said Chris Avery, Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “The addition of 16 new cities beyond Dallas-Fort Worth greatly increases connectivity for both WestJet and American Airlines guests, opening new markets for business …

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WestJet Eases Restrictions On Pets In The Cabin

Airline looks to attract more guests who want to travel with the family pet CALGARY, April 1, 2013 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced the easing of restrictions on pets in the cabin. All WestJet flights will now allow for any type of animal to travel in the cabin provided it fits safely on board the aircraft. Further, the airline will no longer require animals to be kept in kennels while on board the aircraft. “We recognize that a growing number of families want to travel with their ‘extended’ family and we are proud to be the first airline to offer this type of service,” said Richard Bartrem, WestJet’s Vice-President, Communications and Community Relations.