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Canada to Treat Airline Passengers Like 'People,' Not 'Numbers'

Ban on removing passengers from overbooked flights to be put in place

(Newser) - No one who has bought a ticket for a domestic or international flight in Canada will be allowed to be removed because of overbooking under a new passenger bill of rights, the country's transportation minister announced this week. Minister Marc Garneau says the shoddy treatment of air passengers outlined... More »

Dad Won't Give Up Toddler's Seat, Delta Kicks Family Off Flight

Brian Schear refused to give up paid-for seat for different child on overbooked flight

(Newser) - "Did you know that the safest place for your child on an airplane is in a government-approved child safety restraint system (CRS) or device, not on your lap?" That's per the FAA , but Delta ordered a California family to go the lap route as they returned from a... More »

Bumped From Your Flight? Airline Could Owe You $800

Feds double amount passengers can receive over overbooked planes

(Newser) - Passengers who get bumped off overbooked flights will be eligible for up to $800 for their inconvenience, the Los Angeles Times reports. The US Department of Transportation today doubled the amount passengers can receive, with the exact figure depending upon the ticket price and how long it takes passengers to... More »

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