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Air Canada simplifies baggage handling process

March 27, 2013, Montreal - Air Canada is becoming an even more attractive option for travellers connecting to the U.S. due to a simplified baggage handling process at its Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport hub.

March 27, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

The new system sends checked baggage to
connecting flights so connecting customers no longer have to retrieve
their checked bags for U.S. customs inspection.


"Air Canada's Toronto Pearson hub is already recognized as a North
American gateway and this simplified baggage process makes it even more
attractive. It strengthens Toronto's position as a preferred routing by
making transit through Pearson easier for customers who are
increasingly choosing to travel our international network because it
offers some of the best elapsed travel times between the U.S. and other
global centres in Europe and Asia," said Ben Smith, Executive Vice
President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada. "Air Canada has
earned Skytrax ratings as North America's Best International Airline
and its only Four Star international network carrier. These
accomplishments, combined with other attributes such as dedicated
Transborder and International Maple Leaf Lounges at Pearson featuring
concierge service, our lie flat Executive First suites on board our
wide-body fleet, and now this new Toronto baggage process, are all
reasons why Air Canada is the best option for travel to and from North



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