Canada Bans Forced Removal Of Passengers On Overbooked Flights





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May 22, 2017 | Excerpt Credit: Amanda Froelich at TrueActivist.com 

“When Canadians purchase an airline ticket, they expect the airline to provide the service that they paid for and to be treated with respect,” said transportation minister, Marc Garneau.

Image Credit: CBC.CA

In acknowledgment of the incident (United Airlines and David Dao), a Canadian airline recently unveiled a new airline passenger bill of rights that makes it illegal for passengers to be forcibly removed from overbooked domestic or international flights.

RT reports that the legislation was passed by the transportation minister, Marc Garneau, and requires airlines to compensate the passenger’s ticket. If the passenger does not accept the compensation, the airline will simply be forced to raise their offering price. Set to pass at the start of 2018, the bill also mandates reimbursement for any luggage that is damaged. Additionally, children are to be allowed to sit “near a parent or guardian at no extra charge.”

Additionally, the airline has increased the compensation for voluntarily giving up a seat to as much as $10,000.

Excerpt Credit: Amanda Froelich at TrueActivist.com

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Kyle James Lee is the Majority Owner of The AEGIS Alliance. He studied in college for Media Arts & Game Development. Skills include Writer/Article Writer, Graphic Design, Web Design, and Video Production.