Air Canada and WestJet are facing a potential class action lawsuit after imposing checked baggage fees only days apart.
The proposed class action alleges that the two airlines colluded to impose the fees and have unjustly enriched themselves in the process.
Karl Moore, an aviation expert at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, found the collusion allegations far fetched. "I think it's highly unlikely they would collude. It's not the nature of the beast, they're just fierce competitors," Moore said.
He said both airlines had already been thinking about adding the baggage fees, and WestJet's move made it easier for Air Canada to add the fee as well.
Read full article: The Hamilton Spectator, September 27, 2016