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WestJet Offers Traveller Incentives as Strike Threatens to Disrupt Long Weekend Flights

WestJet has told air travellers that it will offer a one-time fee waiver for changes or cancellations with a looming pilot’s strike that could start as of 3 a.m. ET on May 18.
More than 1,900 WestJet and subsidiary Swoop airlines pilots and their union have threatened strike action as the two sides remain divided over wages and other collective bargaining negotiations.
WestJet CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech said the gap between union demands and what the airline carrier is offering is still “massive.” He said bookings have gone down to some degree which is “painful,” while other passengers “seem to assume that we are maintaining flying. And that is our intention.”…