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Air Canada backtracks on promised $800 compensation to passenger on overbooked flight, offers 15% future credit instead

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  • Feb 11th, 2019 11:18 am
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angryaudifanatic wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 8:19 am
If it were me, I would have taken Air Canada to small claims.

A verbal contract is just as enforceable, in this case, as a written one. I would seek disclosure from Air Canada as to the amount noted in the passenger's name on their system as proof, but I have no doubt Air Canada would 'cave' and give in before going to trial.
You would spend the $100+ and take the time to file a small claims suit to get $200 in travel credit?
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unshavenyak wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 8:54 am
You would spend the $100+ and take the time to file a small claims suit to get $200 in travel credit?
It would probably take me all of 30 minutes to file the suit (online) and to serve Air Canada. $100 for a $600 return or 500%? Is that a serious question on RFD where we pride ourselves on saving $0.01 here and there?

I have no doubt Air Canada would cut me a check within a week.
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angryaudifanatic wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 9:04 am
It would probably take me all of 30 minutes to file the suit (online) and to serve Air Canada. $100 for a $600 return or 500%? Is that a serious question on RFD where we pride ourselves on saving $0.01 here and there?

I have no doubt Air Canada would cut me a check within a week.
Ah, I didn't know you could eFile now. In that case, yeah, go for it.
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Jaytee wrote:
Feb 4th, 2019 5:54 am
I think that is one thing Westjet doesnt get enough credit for over Air Canada. Westjet doesnt overbook flights like Air Canada does. Westjet has tried to market that fact but most people dont really care or notice until you get bumped off your flight when you just want to get home.
Air Canada employee says staff trained to 'dupe' passengers at risk of being bumped from oversold flights
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-ca ... -1.5008217
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