Clearer disability policy needed for airlines, says man denied boarding at Calgary airport

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Clearer disability policy needed for airlines, says man denied boarding at Calgary airport

DECISIONS

Arbitration, policy grievance – Unifor Local 2002 v. Skylink Express Inc., 2024 CanLII 3366 (CA LA)
Grievance alleging violation of the collective agreement by employer – dispute related to assignment of duties related to loading and unloading of cargo – employer asserting management right to assign work, including assigning cargo duties to pilots – grievance dismissed

Judicial review, arbitral award – Unifor Local 2002 v. Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd., 2024 NLSC 11
Application by union for judicial review of arbitral award – dispute regarding interpretation of the collective agreement and, in particular, whether permanent layoff of flight crew members results in corresponding loss of recall rights – arbitrator determined that end of employment meant end of all rights associated with employment, including recall rights – decision was coherent and followed rational chain of analysis – decision was within range of potential, reasonable outcomes – application dismissed with costs

Compensation, damaged luggage – White v. Air Canada, 2024 BCCRT 63
Claim for compensation for damaged luggage – Air Canada alleging that applicant did not make complaint within necessary time period – Air Canada seeking dismissal of claim – applicant found to have not raised complaint in time – claim dismissed

Compensation, cancelled flight – Stark v. WestJet Airlines Ltd., 2024 BCCRT 64
Claim for compensation for cancelled flight – applicant seeking reimbursement of $1,798.38 in expenses related to a hotel stay and alternate flight – applicant also seeking $1,000.00 in compensation under Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR) – WestJet alleging it was in the process of arranging alternative travel for the applicant when she requested a fare refund – WestJet conceding applicant possibly entitled to $400 under APPR and $229.90 as a refund for cancelled flight only – applicant’s request for fare refund confirmed she did not want WestJet to provide alterative travel arrangements – claim for reimbursement of expenses dismissed – applicant entitled to $400 as compensation for delay under APPR – applicant also entitled $245.92 as a refund for cancelled flight

CTA DECISIONS

  • Application – VAYU AVIATION LTD.Determination No. A-2024-4
    Application for license to operate a domestic service, small aircraft – license issued
  • Application – Türk Hava Yollari Anonim Ortakligi (Turkish Airlines Inc.) c.o.b. Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo (Turkish Airlines)Determination No. A-2024-5
    Application by Turkish Airlines, on behalf of itself and ACT Havayollari A.S. (ACT Airlines Inc.) c.o.b. ACT Airlines (ACT Airlines), for approval to permit Turkish Airlines to provide its scheduled international service between Turkey and Canada using two aircraft with flight crew provided by ACT Airlines, from January 19, 2024, to December 31, 2024 – approval granted, subject to conditions
  • Suspension – Vertivue, LLCOrder No. 2024-A-S-8
    License no. 220026
  • Application – ACASS SAN MARINO S.R.L. – Determination No. A-2024-6
    Application for license to operate a non scheduled international service to transport traffic on a charter basis between the Republic of San Marino and Canada – license issued, subject to conditions

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