Incidentally, we know of at least one subscriber who was charged the $50 fee on an international flight after the suspension went into effect. If you too were charged the fee after June 15, the first thing you need to do is complain to Air Canada. If they do not issue you a refund, then you need to file your own complaint with the CTA. Just go to their web site at www.cta-otc.gc.ca and click on "Air Travel Complaints," then scroll down to "How to File Complaints" in the left-hand column.
Elsewhere, but still on the subject of firearm handling fees, we have learned that Lufthansa has begun to levy a 50 Euro (about $63 US) charge for handling of firearms into and out of South Africa. The fee is for one-way travel, meaning a round-trip flight will cost gun-carrying travelers an extra $126. Luft- hansa says they are charging the fee to offset the cost of complying with new South African gun regulations. We are looking into that excuse for charging such a high fee.
There is also a new wrinkle in travel to Zimbabwe through the Netherlands. Seems The Netherlands has joined England in........(continued)