Some know I travelled to Alberta last week. I found the security issues to be odd. First, what is the point of the resealable plastic bag for liquids and gels?
And is Lypsyl (similar to Chapstick) really a “gel?” I had to put my tube of chapped lip stuff in a plastic bag.
In Toronto, I didn’t have to put my lighter into a plastic bag, but in Edmonton I did.
The other thing about the plastic bag is once the items are in it, what are you supposed to do? Keep them in the plastic bag on the flight? I had to use the Lypsyl on the flight and just stuck the tube back into my pocket out of habit.
West Jet is a great airline, especially with regard to baggage allowance. Air Canada sucks.
Heading off to a fly fishing competition meant taking several fly rods, lots of gear and fly tying equipment. West Jet allowed two pieces of checked baggage at 60 pounds a piece. Air Canada’s allowance was less than that.
I was also allowed to take on board the plane my rod tube containing my fly rod that didn’t fit into my luggage because it was too long.
Air Canada wanted to charge one of my teammates some ridiculous fee like $250.00 for adding a light (less than a pound) piece of luggage consisting of a 5′ long small diameter tube containing a fly rod. He decided to leave it at home – he could have got a fly rod brand new for the price Air Canada wanted to check it in.
Earlier this year, Air Transat in Belfast wouldn’t allow me to carry on board the same rod and tube – but they didn’t charge me anything extra to have it stowed as a special oversize fragile item though.
Would someone mention to the staff at “The Second Cup” coffee shop in the Edmonton airport that when there’s a long lineup of customers, one person serving is simply not enough and that the other person who was slowly walking around behind the counter grinding coffee beans should have helped out at one of the tills? Seriously – a 20 minute wait for a cup of coffee is a bit ridiculous especially at an airport where you’ve got to be in time for another connecting flight.