Highlights / Canadian Transportation Agency

Economy, Society

Airlines face mounting complaints over delays and cancellations.

It really wasn’t meant to turn out this way when the federal government unveiled new airline travel regulations last year–twice, mind you: in July and December. The aim was to get Canadian-based airlines to clean up their acts, especially when »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Canada getting access to wreckage and black boxes of Flight PS752

Canadian air-crash investigators toured the crash site of Flight PS752 outside Tehran today and there are reports they will be given access to the so-called black box flight recorders. However, it remains unclear exactly what role Canadians will play in »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

New airline travel regulations…renewed disagreements

New Canadian Transportation Agency rules governing the rights of passengers went took effect Monday. And guess what. A whole bunch of people–from the airline industry to passenger and consumer advocates–say they are less than estatic. The Air Passenger Protection Regulations »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Advocates sue Ottawa over airport tarmac wait times

Think being stuck in a plane on an airport tarmac is not a lot of fun? Consider what it is might be like for disabled people. And guess what? The federal government overhauled the rules of air travel this spring, »

Society

Canadian Transportation Agency launches consultations for air passenger bill of rights

The Canadian Transportation Agency says it wants to hear directly from the public about how to improve regulations protecting the rights of air passengers, including how best to deal with tarmac delays, bumped seats and lost luggage. Under new provisions »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Airline overbooking leading to seat bumping can sure ruin a lot of well-planned trips, among other things

It hasn’t raised the kind of backlash that followed the bumping and roughing up of a 69-year-old doctor on the now-infamous United Airlines flight sitting on the tarmac last week in Chicago, but the experience of a Prince Edward Island »

Economy, International, Society

Airline passenger advocate makes case in court

A Canadian man who has carried on a running battle with the North American airline industry was back in a Halifax court Monday to continue his fight for obese air travellers. Gabor Lukacs is attempting to convince a Federal Court »