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A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday February 3, 2014.
A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday February 3, 2014.
(Darryl Dyck/CP)

Airlines’ profit streak hits a bump – the economy

Until now, Canada’s recovery from the recession has provided remarkably smooth flying for the country’s airlines. But with the skies for 2014 already severely clouded by the Canadian dollar, this year could test the resiliency of demand for air travel – and finally show the limits of how much the airlines can get away with before they feel a backlash from customers.