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Canada needs real air passenger rights

The government proceeded with the airline-friendly air travel rules despite our protest. The first stage of the flawed regulations came into effect on July 15, 2019. As we expected, they are already hurting travellers.

The battle for real air passenger rights is far from over. The federal election takes place soon. Tell candidates in your riding that Canadians deserve better by enacting real air passenger rights that protect travellers, and not airlines.

The so-called Air Passenger Bill of “Rights” introduced by the government made things worse for travellers. For example:

  • Tarmac Delay: Airlines can keep you confined to an aircraft on the tarmac for up to 3 hours and 45 minutes – more than double the previous Canadian standard.
  • Denied Boarding Compensation: Airlines gained unprecedented freedom to bump you without paying compensation.

More flawed rules will come into effect in December 2019. We need to send a strong message that Canadians deserve better.


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It is with heavy hearts that we bring you the very sad news, that the founder of Canadian Aviation News, Brian Dunn, sadly passed away on Tuesday July 23rd. Click here for Brian’s eulogy given by Jeffrey Ward – 27 July 2019

Thank you to our volunteers and readers for keeping me alive!