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  1. Preceded no doubt by the flight crew with the same agenda...or perhaps rushing for a commute? And whose plane is it? Or only when the doors close. Seriously, at what point is there some acknowledgement that the passenger has SOME responsibility for their own welfare. The young boy boarded on a flight to Germany instead of Sweden ( United and SAS) was sufficiently aware to alert crew to the fact he was on the wrong flight. The elderly woman left on the aircraft for 15 minutes is a different issue. Clearly, in that case there was a miscommunication but an obvious duty given the known limitations of the pax. Perhaps I'm simply jealous of any individual who is able to sleep throughout descent; landing ( with announcements),; taxiing ( don't forget your personal belongings); deplaning; and then tug pushback for the ride to the sheds. Lord....wouldn't it be nice to sleep so soundly....without any aids?
  2. Come on, Malcolm. Be honest. You and Defcon have started your own anonymous forum, haven't you?
  3. Lawyer...and 100 k is a mere drop in the bucket. I know of a number of lawyers who turned to teaching high school or other professions. One who worked for me turned to the CF to fly.
  4. It is my understanding that Westjet attempted to strike out the claim on the grounds that the Courts had no jurisdiction over the subject matter. They were unsuccessful and appealed. The appeal was dismissed. An application was made to certify the action as a class action. In my opinion, that was tenuous since assaults are by definition personal. The application was denied. The denial was appealed and the Court of Appeal agreed that the action could be certified as a class action. That's as far as the action has proceeded. I suggest that the intent of the plaintiff is focussed on spotlighting the alleged corporate culture that allows sexual harassment to thrive so as to effect change in that culture. If her concern was simply with damages, she need not have pursued certification which in this case simply complicates the process and delays resolution.
  5. Forgive me but are yoh sure it has been returned to service? I ask only because they've increased the use of the " enhanced 777" and I was told that was because this fin has NOT returned to service.
  6. Monday afternoon upon landing. Tuesday departure cancelled. Unworthy of comment?
  7. Interesting responses but what of the substance of his remarks? I have many objections to CUPE and other similar undertakings that seem far more interested in generating membership and dues than in actually representing the interests of the employees at a particular employer. ALPA represented pilots at regional as well as mainline carriers and their collective membership paid for their " failure to represent". ACPA has no interest in any employees other than the pilots of Air Canada. It will presumably continue to be guided by what the union believesvto be in the best interests of its membership. CUPE by definition is conflicted. If it is an unyielding matter of principle that two tier wage scales are unacceptable, the union is failing to represent the interests of existing employees. This issue arose on re-structuring with the proposal for a combined DB pension plan and DC plan for new employees which was opposed by the union. How can it possibly be in my interests as an AC employee with a DB pension to put that benefit in jeopardy so as to preserve CUPE's "principles" for the benefit of employees not yet hired who would be quite content with a DC plan? Howard Levitt is a very capable advocate and well-respected.
  8. Just spent 4 weeks overseas and used Hotels.com and Booking. com for most accommodations including Hilton and happy to say....what I was told I would be charged is exactly what I was charged.
  9. Get a contract in the NFL as an OL and that guy would make millions and be able to fly private!!
  10. It amazes me that people will decry government involvement beyond the distribution of tax dollars for the protection of life and property and the provision of infrastructure.....call themselves conservatives.....and then expect micromanagement of a corporation seeking public assistance. To me, government should not be in the business of corporate lending ( or servicing industrial sites) but if and when it does, it should be guided by the normal standards for lending including creditworthiness. Ask a banking consortium for funding and if their due diligence doesn't support the loan, it won't be made regardless of how pleasant the CEO.
  11. Can I still fly? Yes! You can. There is no formal medical guidance on how long after a TIA or a stroke you should wait before doing so, so do ensure you check with your airline prior to booking. Most carriers advise NOT to fly until 10 days after a TIA, or 21 days after a stroke. Some airlines recommend waiting until 3 months after a stroke, if it has left you with some residual symptoms. This incident has been reported in numerous locations and I found it of interest that the passenger himself disclosed AT SOME POINT that he had a recent stoke. He later added; "It was a small stroke" but he had a resulting physical impairment. It is stated that he was assessed by paramedics. Wolfhunter has some expertise in this area but I was told that you should not fly until at least three months after suffering a stroke. I found the article from which the above extract was taken and which was authored by a physician. I don't know that we can blame this publicity on " ambulance chasers" ( per Maverick) but I suspect this fellow will have trouble recovering if Westjet sticks to its guns......undisclosed medical condition and drug-induced stupour with impaired consciousness. Please don't suggest that this is akin to " falling asleep on an aircraft".
  12. 'Embarrassing:' WestJet passenger says he was kicked off flight after falling asleep Kicked off WestJet flight over sleeping pill? A Burnaby man is accusing WestJet of humiliating him when he was kicked off a flight to Cuba. 17 17 CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, November 3, 2018 1:41PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, November 3, 2018 2:46PM EDT Gabor Lukacs, founder of Air Passenger Rights, believes Bennett and his family should have been left on the plane. “It’s not a question of what they thought, the question is what (the situation was) and what was the evidence,” he said. “It was clear in this case the passenger was perfectly fine.” WestJet, meanwhile, stands by the decision, telling CTV Vancouver in a statement that when crews “observe a guest who is exhibiting signs of not being fit to fly, we will, out of an abundance of caution and in adherence with Transport Canada's regulations remove the guest from the flight." Bennett says he plans to sue WestJet because of the incident. With a report from CTV Vancouver’s Shannon Paterson 17 17
  13. Just my opinion but I would consider a pax who was in a drug-induced stupour....not awakened by the " nudging" of his wife....to be a person whose presence in the emergency exit row might adversely affect the lives and safety of passengers and crew. Somewhat difficult to hear and understand commands if you're asleep or to engage in the physical demands required in the event of an emergency if it is the emergency itself that rouses you from your slumber. I don't believe that operators unduly concern themselves with those requirements. I have seen many individuals who in my opinion and for sundry reasons ought not to have been seated in an exit row. In any event, it was my understanding from the original story that the removal of this gentleman from the flight was not because of his location on the aircraft but rather by reason of his apparent physical condition and concern that he was in some form of medical distress.