Highlights / Gabor Lukacs

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 »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

New airline passenger rules set to kick in…will they work?

Transport Minister Marc Garneau was at Ottawa International Airport today to remind travellers that a new set of airline travel regulations take effect on Sunday. It was a redux of last July when Garneau announced passenger-rights rules that required airlines »

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, »

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 »