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(CBC)   Canadian airlines federal bailout package won't fly until airlines agree to give refunds to 3.9 million passengers. Story on the left, turbulent comment section on the right   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Obvious, Avianca, Qantas, Air Canada, Flag carrier, Lufthansa, CBC News, federal government, part of potential bailout package  
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2021-03-04 8:43:26 PM  
It's kind of appalling that North American carriers have to be strong-armed into giving refunds.

I had a trip on an Asian carrier that got cancelled due to Covid. It was normally non-refundable, yet I got a 100% refund. Not a voucher for a later trip, but an actual proper refund.
 
2021-03-04 9:10:59 PM  
How about they refund their passengers, don't get a bailout, and go fark themselves?
 
2021-03-05 12:48:50 AM  
We had booked flights to Barcelona last January. It took until August to get refunds. Thanks for sitting on my money.
 
2021-03-05 1:03:51 AM  
Glad minister Garneau's out of there. Took'em two darn years to just have a passenger's bill of rights like the US and EU and it fell short in many ways. 
Now the airline bailout has one very normal condition. 
No vouchers, cash.
 
2021-03-05 8:25:01 AM  

Russ1642: How about they refund their passengers, don't get a bailout, and go fark themselves?


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2021-03-05 10:26:23 AM  

SafetyThird: We had booked flights to Barcelona last January. It took until August to get refunds. Thanks for sitting on my money.


I'm in NY, but fly out of Toronto for international travel, had a trip to Portugal that got canceled.

I spent hours on the phone with air canada, and my 3 options never changed, they were:
Refund, minus 500 a ticket
Points worth 120% of ticket value, but would need to get and use an air canada CC somewhat regularly to keep the points
Fully transferable vouchers at 100% value

Ended up finally just taking the vouchers, I have family in Europe, I'll eventually use them I guess.
 
2021-03-05 11:26:00 AM  
They could of course offer the choice.

you can have the covid bail out money, but only if you refund to all the passengers that didn't get to fly due to covid.
OR
You can keep all that free ticket money you didn't have to actually earn, and we the tax payers can just refund the lost tickets to ourselves instead.

No you don't get to double dip, you can be helped out by civilization as long sad you participate in that civilization too. Or you can go it on your own and we'll look out for ourselves, truly your free chocie.
 
2021-03-05 3:59:18 PM  

Russ1642: How about they refund their passengers, don't get a bailout, and go fark themselves?


Canadian airlines are quasi government entities. Governments don't fark themselves.
 
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