May 27, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
Friday Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced new rules requiring airlines to provide help and compensation to passengers stuck on tarmacs for hours will kick in on July 15th.
These regulations in the government’s long-promised passenger bill of rights will also require airlines to pay up to $2400 for anyone denied boarding for situations within an airline’s control and up to $2100 for lost or damaged luggage.
But what officials call the more complicated rules won’t arrive until mid-December.
Travelers will have to wait until just before Christmas when airlines will be required to seat parents beside or near their children at no extra cost as well as compensate flyers for cancellations.
Libby talks to Air Passenger Rights advocate Gabor Lukacs.