Gun-Owner Gouging? Air Canada charges service fee to transport firearms

If you've done any flying lately, you've probably noticed that, in an effort to save money, strapped airlines have taken meals off the table and halved the size of soda cans. If you're wondering what's next, the answer could be coming from Air Canada. The airline, which already charges for pillows, blankets, and snacks, now wants a service fee to transport unloaded, cased firearms. Sheldon Clare, president of the British Columbia branch of the National Firearms Association calls it "a cheap cash grab" that will discourage "those who fly to Canada to take part in guided hunting trips."
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David Petzal has already written about a recent Air Canada experience on The Gun Nut. Check it out here.