Yet Another Class Action Suit – Air Canada / WestJet Baggage Fee

I read this new article today about yet another class action suit for Air Canada / WestJet.

A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Air Canada and WestJet “colluded to fix the price” and introduce a charge for a first checked bag fee within days of each other.

The suit also plans to claim that the added charge has “unjustly enriched” the two airlines, because it comes with no extra service.

“It doesn’t seem fair and it doesn’t seem right,” says Lorne Hoedel, a Regina resident and the lead plaintiff in the proposed lawsuit.

When the fees came out, I was surprised how quickly Air Canada was able to respond with a new policy (unless they were working on implementing it in that time).

Personally, I would love to see some of the extra fees go down on the regular ticket as I don’t pay for this fee anyways (I have the CIBC Aerogold Visa card – waives baggage fee).

What do you think of this suit? 

Here is a link to the story on CBC.