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19-Month-Old Won't Wear Mask, Flight Ends Up Canceled

WestJet says the issue was actually with her older sister, 3

(Newser) - A father says he and his family were booted from a flight—which ultimately ended up canceled—because his 19-month-old wouldn't wear a mask. While waiting for the WestJet flight from Calgary to Toronto to take off Tuesday, Safwan Choudhry's older daughter, who is 3, was eating a...

Man's Airport Relapse Leads to $16K Fuel Bill

Judge acknowledges 'some sympathy' for David Stephen Young

(Newser) - "One has to feel some sympathy for the accused," a Canadian judge said Tuesday before ordering an unruly WestJet passenger to pay $16,000 in wasted fuel costs as a result of a rerouted flight. David Stephen Young of Britain had been sober for 18 months when the...

Dog Escapes After Being Flown to Wrong Airport

Volunteers helped owner track down labradoodle

(Newser) - Relieved dog owner Terri Pittman has been reunited with her labradoodle after what was supposed to be a short flight turned into a nightmare that lasted days. On Wednesday, she sent Cooper to stay with relatives while she went to a wedding in Jamaica—but instead of putting the dog...

Airline Gives Fliers the Gifts They Want for Christmas
Airline Gives Fliers the Gifts They Want for Christmas


Airline Gives Fliers the Gifts They Want for Christmas

WestJet passengers receive gifts—some pricey—after flight

(Newser) - These may have been the best plane flights of all time: Passengers on two WestJet flights last month got a chance to talk to Santa via video before boarding—and by the time they arrived, the gifts they had asked him for had been bought, wrapped, and were on their...

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