WestJet, Air Canada facing lawsuit over bag fees

Canada’s two major airlines, WestJet and Air Canada, are facing accusations they worked together in imposing fees for checked bags. Story continues below

A proposed class-action lawsuit alleges the airlines colluded in slapping the fee on travellers. The airlines introduced the bag fees just days apart — WestJet on Sept. 15, 2014 and Air Canada on Sept. 18.READ MORE: Here’s how much Air Canada, WestJet will rake in from new baggage feesAt the time, Air Canada officials said the airline was merely following suit.“We’re matching the market. We took a couple days to think through it,” said Mike Rousseau, Air Canada’s head of finance, when the fees were announced in 2014.WATCH BELOW: Canadian travellers slapped with $25 fee to check first piece of luggage 

However, the statement of claim, filed in the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan, said it would be “impossible” for Air Canada to introduce …