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Despite turbulent airline travel this summer, widespread hiring continues for flight attendants

For many Canadians travelling by air this summer, navigating chaotic airports, airline cancellations and delays is daunting, but for flight attendants, it’s their everyday working reality. Part of their job these days is hearing all about those issues from passengers. “They’re on the plane with the passengers, so it’s a captive …

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Doctor’s cancelled flight to Magdalen Islands leaves 57 patients waiting months for care

Nearly 60 patients suffering from chronic pain on Quebec’s Magdalen Islands will have to wait two more months to receive specialized care after an Air Canada flight carrying a Montreal doctor was cancelled. Dr. David Landry, a radiologist at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Hospital, was due to spend a week providing specialized …

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Flight changes, cancellations causing chaos for Fort McMurray travellers

Air Canada’s suspension of its direct Fort McMurray-Toronto flight is causing chaos and stress among travellers, and some say they won’t be using the airline again in the future. Nathalie Berthelot says her flights have been changed nearly a dozen times. She’s trying to get back home to New Richmond, Que., to see …

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Air Canada to make ‘meaningful reductions’ to summer flight schedule

Air Canada will cut dozens of daily flights this summer as the airline grapples with a series of challenges amid soaring demand for travel. The changes would see Air Canada reduce its schedule by 77 round trips — or 154 flights — on average, each day during the months of July and August. …

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N.L. police chartered $91K flight for accused killer banned from flying commercial

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary chartered a private flight to get accused murderer Sheldon Hibbs back to St. John’s from Calgary in March, according to documents obtained by CBC News. The force said he had been banned from flying commercial. Hibbs, 27, was arrested in Calgary on March 11 on a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree …

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2nd charter flight carrying those fleeing war in Ukraine lands in Montreal

Emotions ran high at the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, where a second charter flight carrying people like Olena Biruk touched down Sunday morning.  The 20-year-old was one of 306 Ukrainians that flew into Montreal from Poland just before 11 a.m. ET Sunday after being approved for emergency travel to Canada. “Yesterday, I don’t sleep. I’m shocked,” Biruk …

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Boeing capsule returns from space station after test flight with no crew

Boeing’s crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing a repeat test flight before NASA astronauts climb aboard. It was a quick trip back: the Starliner capsule parachuted into the New Mexico desert just four hours after leaving the orbiting lab, with airbags attached to …

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