Air Canada, NHL, Obama Administration Avert Hockey-Related Flight Crisis

Air Canada has reached an agreement with the U.S. government that will allow them to continue to provide charter services to NHL teams traveling through the U.S.  Officials in the U.S. had banned foreign airlines (such as Air Canada) from providing charters to Canadian teams making multiple stops in the U.S.  (for example, they could bring teams from Toronto to Pittsburgh, but if the schedule required the team to then fly from Pittsburgh to Minneapolis to Dallas, that is illegal).

No word on why the government had decided to crack down on a practice that had been going on for years.  Air Canada promises to ensure compliance, blah blah blah.  Not often we get the intersection of airlines and hockey, but there ya go.

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