Air Canada might be trying to skirt a federal law that states that the airlines might be liable for damages of up to $2,100 if they lose your luggage. An investigation by Go Public found out that that travelers are rarely notified of the compensation that they’re entitled to when their bags are delayed or lost.
According to the European Consumer Centre, the most Irish consumer complaints in 2017 were related to air travel. The number of that type of complaints rose by 14% last year. However, The Department of Transport has nixed the idea by the Commission for Aviation Regulation to create a senior consumer-protection post that would work on air travel.
Virgin Atlantic pilots are about to go on a strike – it’s less than a week away – and the airline is not having it. It’s now seeking an injunction to stop the industrial action.
The cause of the strike is the fact that Virgin started negotiations for pilots’ Benefit review with British Airline Pilots’ Association – but not with Professional Pilots’ Union, which represents 300 pilots, or the third of all pilots flying under Virgin.
Ann Fretts from Boston flew on a two-leg flight from Rome to Boston – and claims that her daughter was given a urine-soaked seat.“My daughter’s seat was unusable as it was covered in urine which was all over the seat, floor and wall. There was a really bad smell of it, too,” she told the press. British Airways, the airline in question, denies the allegation.
But that’s not all for British Airways news today! Which?, a consumer association from the UK, has revealed that the airline is cancelling passengers’ return flights if they miss their outward plane.
The passengers then have to rebook the flight, which costs them dearly. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are among the 11 airlines involved in such dealings.