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Canada plans new rule to solve airline bumping problem

The Canadian federal government is planning to introduce new legislation this spring to address the problem of travellers being bumped from flights. New bumping rules will be included in an air passenger bill of rights to establish clear, minimum requirements for compensation when flights are oversold or luggage lost.

The issue has been raised when it has been revealed that a passenger was forcably removed from a United airlines flight.

The Canadian Transportation Agency said passengers can minimize their chances of being bumped by pre-paying for a selected seat, checking in online up to 24 hours in advance of the flight and arriving at the airport early.

Date: April 11, 2017

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