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Slumping dollar leads airlines to implement new "currency surcharge"

A few carriers are now charging an extra $35 per passenger

The slumping dollar has sunk below 90-cents U-S.
    
After losing a-10th of-a-cent yesterday, the loonie is down a-quarter of-a-cent Friday morning to 89.85 cents U-S.
    
So far this month, the loonie has lost almost 4.2-cents against the American dollar.
    
Traders point to several factors, including a stronger U-S dollar as well as signs the Canadian economy is sputtering.

The falling dollar is also going to cost you more, to get to a warmer climate.

New fees have been introduced by tour companies to make-up the cost.

For example, Air Transat will begin a $35 per passenger "currency surcharge" to all packages for Florida and further south starting January 27.

Sunwing will begin charging an extra $35 on it's vacation packages and flights on Jan. 30.

Air Canada Vacations is also joining the pack in charging you $35 when you book a trip to the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. That goes into effect on Jan. 27

WestJet Vacations has decided not to implement the new surcharge.

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  1. Frankie posted on 01/24/2014 06:50 AM
    They never gave us a credit when the dollar strengthened and they saved millions.
  2. john posted on 01/24/2014 10:49 AM
    yet another builshit excuse to raise prices . thx god for buffalo air port . or the island air port .
  3. justsaying posted on 01/24/2014 10:56 AM
    They never gave us a credit when the dollar strengthened and they saved millions = AGREED What other industry can sell you a product and when you go to use it says - No, it will now cost more.

    They can't have it both ways. It is blatantly unfair to the consumer.
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