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Air Canada to charge for second checked bags in Canada

thestar.com: "MONTREAL — Air Canada has followed the lead of rival WestJet and will begin charging fliers who check a second bag on trips within Canada and to the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Canada’s largest carrier said a $20 fee will be charged for passengers buying economy class tickets as of Thursday for flights beginning Jan. 19, the same day that WestJet will begin levying the fee.

The first checked bag remains free for both airlines.

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