Air Canada charges couple extra $2,000 to get home from Chile during pandemic

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Maria Lopez says she and her husband were so desperate to cut a holiday short and get back to Canada, they felt pressured to buy inflated airline prices and are now out more than $2,000. “I do feel quite taken advantage of,” Lopez, 65, told CBC News from Santiago, Chile — where she and her 75-year-old husband Emilio Godoy are visiting family. Their original return flights on Air Canada were scheduled for March 23, but when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to get home as quickly as possible, Lopez and Godoy took his advice.