April 12 Update: Ottawa to include airline bumping in new legislation, 3,000 miles/points on 1st Rocketmiles booking, Air France seat sale

News, Tips & Tricks

The big news over the past few days has of course been the
incident of the involuntary denied booking of a passenger on a United
Airlines flight. The videos from on board the plane have gone viral, the
doctor’s past has been brought up although seemingly having nothing to
do with the incident and more. Well hot on the heels of this news,
Canada’s Transport Minister has stated that new airline bumping rules
will be part of the new air passenger bill of rights that will be tabled
this spring. Bumping and denied boarding (voluntary/involuntary) have
been big news the past few weeks. We were interviewed by Zoomer Radio
just over a week ago discussing Air Canada bumping a lady off of a
flight to Miami forcing her to miss a connecting flight and in turn a
Galapagos cruise and then of course the news this week from United. Both
the U.S. and Europe have rules and compensation amounts in place for
people being bumped from flights. Canada does not and has allowed
airlines to set their own rates in place but that looks like it will be
set to change with the new legislation being proposed. (Source CBC)

This isn’t the only news that our Transport Minister has been in the
past day or so. He has also stated that new security measures are being
taken for airline passengers from certain countries but wouldn’t
elaborate further. One can assume this affects flights similar to the
recent electronics ban put in place by the U.S. and the U.K.. (Source CTV)

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