New Air Passenger Protection Regulations — May 24, 2019

New Air Passenger Protection Regulations

May 24, 2019

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to inform constituents that the Department of Transport has proposed new rules requiring airlines to provide status updates every 30 minutes if flights are late or cancelled.

Starting on July 15, airlines will be required to pay up to $2,400 for anyone who is denied boarding for situations within the airline’s control, such as over-booking, and up to $2,100 for lost or damaged luggage.

Beginning on December 15, airlines will be required to seat parents beside or near their children at no extra cost, as well as compensation for flight delays and cancellations within an airline’s control.

“For more information on these new regulations, I recommend that you go to either of the below links,” concluded MP Eglinski.

https://otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/air-passenger-protection-regulations  or go to:  https://www.canada.ca/en/transportation-agency/news/2019/05/air-passenger-protection-regulations-finalized.html

 

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