There could be a class action lawsuit launched against Air Canada and WestJet for imposing checked baggage fees only days apart.
The proposed class action alleges that the two airlines colluded to impose the fees two years ago.
The statement of claim, filed in Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench says that WestJet announced a $25 baggage fee on Sept. 15, 2014, and Air Canada followed suit on Sept. 18.
The claim alleges that it would have been “impossible” for Air Canada to be ready to implement the fees only days after WestJet, indicating collusion between the airlines.
The proposed class action, which has yet to be certified, seeks to have baggage fees refunded along with other damages.
Air Canada and WestJet are not commenting because the matter is before the courts.