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Canadian airline offers luggage-bin bunk to unwary

CALGARY, Alberta – WestJet Airlines Ltd offered passengers a small “sleeper cabin” in its planes’ overhead luggage bins on Tuesday, available for a modest extra charge of C$12.

Continuing its irregular tradition of April Fools’ Day press releases, Canada’s No. 2 airline, said passengers would be able to stretch out and relax in the luggage rack.

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CALGARY, Alberta – WestJet Airlines Ltd offered passengers a small “sleeper cabin” in its planes’ overhead luggage bins on Tuesday, available for a modest extra charge of C$12.

Continuing its irregular tradition of April Fools’ Day press releases, Canada’s No. 2 airline, said passengers would be able to stretch out and relax in the luggage rack.

“By offering our existing overhead bins as sleeper cabins, guests will now have the opportunity to lie down for a period of time and arrive at their destination refreshed, rested and ready to go,” the airline said in its release.

It’s just the latest prank for WestJet, which touts friendly service and a light-hearted touch in its advertisements.

In 2006, the carrier’s April Fools’ press release advised passengers to stretch out their arms during takeoff to help save fuel.

WestJet’s press release includes a toll-free telephone number that passengers can call to check on the availability of the sleeper cabins. A recorded message reveals the prank, but also offers customers a 10 percent discount on flights booked before midnight.

reuters.com

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