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GBTA Conference 2016 | Toronto presents the most comprehensive educational and informational business travel management show in Canada. April 18th - 20th will offer the greatest opportunities for educational and network growth available to business travel professionals in Canada.

GBTA is the largest Canadian travel management conference attended by over 550 business travel suppliers and buyers in 2015, and exceeding that number for the 2016 event. Don't miss the 14 unparalleled educational breakout sessions, geared towards delivering hands-on learning that you can employ within your company today. For more information, visit GBTA Canada

The Conference will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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12 New Transborder Routes
Over the next two months, Air Canada will launch 12 new routes between our Canadian hubs and a number of major American cities:
Route Frequency Start Date
Toronto Washington - Dulles† Three flights daily May 2, 2016
Jacksonville† Twice per week May 7, 2016
Portland Daily May 26, 2016*
Salt Lake City Daily May 27, 2016
Montreal Philadelphia† Twice daily May 24, 2016
Denver Daily June 4, 2016
Houston† Daily June 6, 2016
Calgary Phoenix‡ Three-times weekly Continued from Winter
San Francisco† Daily June 18, 2016
Vancouver San Jose† Twice daily May 9, 2016
San Diego‡ Daily June 2, 2016*
Chicago Daily June 4, 2016

† Flight operated by Air Canada Express™; ‡ Flight operated by Air Canada rouge™. Seasonal service
indicated by (*).

International Network Expansion
In the month of June, Air Canada will launch three new international routes:

starting June 1, 2016, non-stop Boeing 787 Dreamliner service between Vancouver and Brisbane, three times weekly to Australia's third largest city:
Flight Route Departure Arrival Frequency
AC35 Vancouver - Brisbane 23:45 07:15 (+2 days) Wed., Fri., and Sun.
AC36 Brisbane - Vancouver 10:40 07:15 Tues., Fri., and Sun.

starting June 17, 2016, year-round Boeing 787 Dreamliner service:
Flight Route Departure Arrival Frequency
AC061 Toronto - Seoul 13:35 16:20 (+1 day) Daily
AC062 Seoul - Toronto 15:10 15:00 Daily
Together with our Vancouver-Seoul service, Air Canada will operate the most flights of any airline between Canada and South Korea with up to 14 flights per week.

starting June 16, 2016, the only year-round service between North America and France's second largest city:

Flight Route Departure Arrival Frequency
AC828 Montreal - Lyon 21:10 10:20 (+1 day) Up to five times a week
AC829 Lyon - Montreal 12:00 14:00 Up to five times a week
Wi-Fi on International Flights
Starting this fall, Air Canada will begin installing Gogo® 2Ku satellite technology on our wide-body fleet commencing this fall with our Boeing 777 aircraft. This will enable you stay connected and email, surf the internet and stream entertainment at broadband speeds while flying anywhere in the world.
Already, Air Canada is the only Canadian carrier to offer in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity across our entire fleet of narrow-body aircraft in North America.
Spotlight on Premium Economy
When you choose Air Canada's Premium Economy, you will enjoy:
  • 2 free checked bags with priority handling
  • Priority treatment at the airport for check-in and boarding
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf™ Lounge access for $25
  • Greater comfort in a dedicated Premium Economy cabin with a wider seat featuring more recline and 7 inches of extra legroom
  • Premium meals with complimentary wines and spirits
  • Personal enhanced definition touch screens at every seat with 11 inch screens (Boeing 787) and 10.4 inch screens (Boeing 777)
  • A complimentary amenity kit
  • 125% Air Canada Altitude® Qualifying Miles
Premium Economy is available on a growing number of international routes.
Hamilton Here We Come
Our new year-round service betwee Hamilton and Montreal starts on May 24, 2016. If you live or do business in the Niagara peninsula, the regions west of Toronto or near Buffalo N.Y., this convenient new route could save you lots of time:
Flight Route Departure Arrival Frequency
AC 8819 Montreal-Hamilton 06:30 07:40 Sunday to Friday
AC 8818 Hamilton-Montreal 08:10 09:21 Sunday to Friday
AC 8821 Montreal-Hamilton 16:55 18:07 Daily
AC 8820 Hamilton-Montreal 18:40 19:50 Daily

Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Atlantic Canada including Halifax and St. John's, and to Europe including Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Paris and Lyon.

Air Canada rouge Keeps You in the Loop
When you book with Air Canada rouge, you will receive a new booking confirmation email within 72 hours of booking. You will also receive messages about the Air Canada rouge experience between 5 and 7 days prior to your departure.
New Air Canada Website coming soon
To better serve you, we will be updating our website later this spring. When you visit the current version of aircanada.com, a message may appear advising you to update your browser if the one you are using is out of date. The new site will fully support:
  • Chrome version 42 or higher
  • Firefox version 38 or higher
  • Internet Explorer version 9 or higher
  • Safari version 8 or higher
  • Mobile Chrome version 42 or higher
  • Firefox version 38 or higher (Android only)
  • Mobile Safari version 7 or higher
  • Blackberry Browser version 10
Once the new website has launched, an unsupported browser version may result in some features not functioning and having text and images appear misaligned.
Passengers Departing from Brussels Airport Must Present a Printed Boarding Pass

Passengers travelling from Brussels Airport are requested to check in online and print their itinerary-receipt or boarding pass before arriving at the airport as no mobile boarding passes will be accepted, and it will not be possible to print boarding passes at the airport before the first security checkpoint.

Only travellers with a printed boarding pass or printed itinerary-receipt will be allowed to enter the airport.

Passengers should also allow extra time for longer security screening procedures.

With the re-opening of Brussels Airport, Air Canada will resume its regular daily flights between Montreal and Brussels effective Thursday, April 7 and between Belgium and Canada on Friday, April 8, 2016.
Flight Depart Montreal Arrive Brussels
AC 832 19:45 08:35 (+1)
Flight Depart Brussels Arrive Montreal
AC 833 10:45 12:15
Air Canada's rebooking policy remains in place for customers who purchased an Air Canada ticket no later than March 22, 2016 and whose itinerary includes a flight to, from or via Brussels Airport (BRU) between March 22 and April 14, 2016.

Please review Air Canada’s Goodwill Policy on www.aircanada.com/agents for more information.

Bigger is Here

United continue to replace 50 seat regional jets with larger aircraft featuring first class, expanded Economy Plus and Wi-Fi.

We are excited to announce that we are converting 55 of United's key U.S. domestic business markets from 50 seat aircraft to larger regional jets, offering more premium seating, more amenities and Wi-Fi on every plane. As additional E-175 and mainline narrow body aircraft are delivered, we will prioritize conversions to include remaining single cabin aircraft operating between United hubs and key business markets. We expect to have fewer than 100 aircraft in our 50-seat fleet by the end of 2019. Click here to read more details.

United and Air China Strengthen and Extend Strategic Partnership

We recently signed a multi-year agreement with Air China to strengthen our long-standing strategic partnership. In addition to the extension of the agreement, we established a joint strategic initiative that will deepen coordination between the two airlines for the benefit of our customers. Together with Air China, we currently operate the leading joint network between China and the US, and together carried more than 2.7 million customers between the two countries in 2015. Read more here.

United Make History with Launch of Regularly Scheduled Flights Using Sustainable Biofuel
In March we became the first U.S. airline to begin using sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights, with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The launch marks a significant milestone in the commercial aviation industry by moving beyond demonstration flights and test programs to the use of advanced biofuels for United's ongoing operations. Read more about our efforts here.
Argentina Suspends Reciprocity Fee for U.S. Citizens for 90 Days

Effective March 24, Argentina has temporarily suspended the reciprocity fee currently levied on Americans entering the country for tourism or business. This coincides with negotiations for the country to re-enter the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, allowing Argentine nationals to enter or transit the U.S. without a visa. United offers daily service to Buenos Aires (EZE) from IAH.

Temporary checkpoint screening change at Chicago O'Hare Terminal 1

United is investing more than $100 million in our United Club locations over the next few years to offer customers the added comfort and convenience they expect during their trips. Starting April 13, 2016, we will begin expansion and extensive renovations at the United Club in Chicago O'Hare (ORD) Terminal 1, across from gate B6. During construction, ORD security checkpoint 3 will close for 10-16 weeks, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will increase staffing and screening capability at checkpoints 1 and 2 to accommodate traffic flows. MileagePlus Premier members, Star Gold, military service members, customers using wheelchairs and other travelers who currently use checkpoint 3 will be accommodated at checkpoint 2. United Global Services customers who do not have TSA PreCheck will have a dedicated lane at the new location.

While we anticipate normal security wait times to continue, United and the TSA will be monitoring lines throughout this time. As we enter the busy summer travel season, travelers are encouraged to visit TSA.gov to view current security wait times prior to departing for the airport.

New Baggage Rules Effective April 11th

Porter continues to offer a generous carry-on size allowance. In fact, a generous 22” x 9” x 16”. That’s in addition to one personal item such as a purse or laptop bag.

We now tag all carry-on bags. This makes sure everyone keeps to the same generous size. It seems that some people are carrying their carry-on just a bit too far. This puts the space squeeze on everyone, and those bags don’t meet our regulatory size requirements.

If the bag is too big, it will be checked. There is a checked-bag fee of $37.50 at the airport check-in counter. Beginning April 11, 2016, oversize carry-on bags will be checked at the gate, for a fee of $47.50 - $129.38 taxes and fees included. At arrival, these will be picked up at the baggage carousel.

To avoid delays, the carry-on bag must be smaller than the maximum size and weigh no more than 9kg. If the bag is oversize, the passenger can save by paying $27.50 for their checked bag in advance. This is cheaper than paying $37.50 to check that same bag at the check-in counter, or checking it at the gate starting at $47.50 + taxes and fees.

Please note: Porter only accepts debit or credit card payments at check-in or at the gate. We are now cash-free.

Some of our premium VIPorter members receive complimentary checked baggage benefits. To receive this benefit, members must check their bag at the ticket counter using their dedicated Premium Access lane. Any oversized baggage checked at the gate will incur the fee.

GatePorter is a complimentary service provided to all passengers. All baggage that meets the carry-on size requirements is checked at departure and collected upon arrival at the gate.

We thank you for sharing this important policy update with our mutual customers to ensure a smooth transition.

Please visit the Travel Agents portal for more details regarding Porter’s baggage policy.



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