Effective July 15, 2019, airlines will have to compensate Canadians up to $2,400 in the case of flight bumping. Passengers will also receive compensation for lost or damaged baggage, the CAA explains.
But perhaps most exciting are the promised payouts to passengers on delayed flights. "Cash compensation for delays and cancellations will come into force nearly six months later, on December 15," says the CAA.
But the rights package is nevertheless "a solid advance for consumers," Walker continued. "We will have uniform, accessible rules for all travellers instead of a patchwork of policies carriers wrote themselves, and largely keep out of sight."
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In its own press release, the Canadian Transportation Agency adds that compenstation for delayed or cancelled flights could reach as high as $1,000. Though the CAA notes that passengers will be required "to file a claim with an airline in order to get compensation, even when it is obvious a plane was many hours late."
Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency calls the new Air Passenger Protection Regulations a "groundbreaking" set of rules that "will help ensure passengers are treated fairly if their air travel doesn't go smoothly."
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC