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Great Moments in Travel History – September 2022 Edition

September, the “harvest month” in Charlegmagne’s calendar, is still called Herbstmonat, the harvest month, in Switzerland.  The month marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.
The month of September gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
After January and February were added …

Air Canada to Launch 7 New Routes, Restart 41 Others as ‘Canadians Are Ready to Travel’

Air Canada to Launch 7 New Routes, Restart 41 Others as ‘Canadians Are Ready to Travel’

Air Canada announced on Tuesday plans to launch four new transborder routes as well as three domestic ones.  It will also restart 41 routes that were suspended amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.
The new routes include service from Montreal to Atlanta and Detroit, from Toronto to Salt Lake City, and Vancouver to Austin. In addition, the new domestic routes include Montreal to Gander, Calgary to Fort St. John, and …

Air Canada Offers Status Match to Encourage American Visitors

Air Canada Offers Status Match to Encourage American Visitors

Destination Canada announced a partnership with Air Canada to offer travelers in the United States the opportunity to match their current elite status with the equivalent on the carrier’s Aeroplan frequent-flyer program.
The status match is open to travelers with status on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest Airlines.
“We believe the benefits of this program provides a great incentive to them to choose Canada for …

Air Canada to Offer 220 Daily Transborder Flights Starting in August

Air Canada to Offer 220 Daily Transborder Flights Starting in August

On the heels of the announcement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada would begin to allow tourists from the United States starting in August, Air Canada said it would expand its summer transborder schedule to include 55 routes and 34 destinations, offering a total of 220 daily flights between the two nations.
Air Canada said it would offer the “most extensive” schedule between the two countries. Travelers will also …

Air Canada Expands Service to Hawaii, Resuming Some Routes and Adding New Ones

Air Canada Expands Service to Hawaii, Resuming Some Routes and Adding New Ones

Air Canada announced that it will launch several new new routes to Hawaii to Hawaii while resuming others that were put on pause earlier in the coronavirus pandemic.
On September 10, the airline will resume its Vancouver-Maui service, with up to one flight per day in peak season. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Following this will be the resumption of the airline’s route between Vancouver and …

Air Canada Posts $1 Billion Loss, CEO Calls for Easing Travel Restrictions

Air Canada Posts $1 Billion Loss, CEO Calls for Easing Travel Restrictions

Air Canada announced financial results for first quarter of 2021.
The airline lost $1.05 billion ($863.6 million) in the period, compared to a loss of $433 million in the same period in 2020.
Revenue for the first three months totaled $729 billion, a decline of $2.993 billion or 80% compared to Q1 2020.
The airline’s executives said they assume current travel restrictions in Canada, which are far stricter that those in the United …

Air Canada Cancels Transat Takeover Amidst Battle with European Regulators

Air Canada Cancels Transat Takeover Amidst Battle with European Regulators

Air Canada said Friday it is terminating its planned takeover of Air Transat, saying it doesn’t believe that the European Commission, the bloc’s antitrust regulator, would approve the deal without placing significant burdens on the combined entity.
“Following recent discussions with the EC, it has become evident, however, that the EC will not approve the acquisition based on the currently offered remedy package,” the airline said in a statement.  Air Canada …