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Quebec’s Bill 96 Language Law to be Followed by Air Canada

Quebec’s Bill 96 Language Law to be Followed by Air Canada

Air Canada has announced that it will voluntarily register with the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) in accordance with the Charter of the French Language. The move comes after months of discussions with the OQLF and reflects the company's commitment to the French language in Quebec and throughout its global network. Similarly, Canadian National Railway has also announced its intentions to register with the OQLF in compliance with Bill 96. This decision has been praised by Quebec's French Language Minister, who hopes that more companies will follow suit. Read further. #AirCanada

Air Line Pilots Association and Air Canada Pilots Association Merger on the Horizon

Air Line Pilots Association and Air Canada Pilots Association Merger on the Horizon

The Air Canada Pilots Association has reached an agreement in principle with the Air Line Pilots Association on a potential merger, according to a release. The deal will now be put to Air Canada pilots and both associations' executive councils and boards. The Air Canada Pilots Association represents more than 4,500 members flying passengers and cargo on Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge, while the Air Line Pilots Association represents more than 67,000 pilots at 39 US and Canadian airlines. Read further. #AirCanada

Air Canada Faces Wheelchair Issues, Scam Calls, and MenTell Health Concerns on March 27, 2023 at Hour 3

Air Canada Faces Wheelchair Issues, Scam Calls, and MenTell Health Concerns on March 27, 2023 at Hour 3

In this content, various topics are discussed. Firstly, Gabor Lukacs from Air Passenger Rights raises questions about whether Air Canada has a 'cultural problem' after an issue with a teenager's wheelchair on a flight. Secondly, Ritesh Kotak, a digital and cybersecurity strategist, addresses why people are still receiving so many scam calls. Lastly, MenTell Health features Blair Packham and Todd Miller joining Jim to talk about therapy. The article concludes with a tracking code implemented to measure stream plays through Facebook. Read further. #AirCanada

Global News reports that a Toronto woman is slamming Air Canada for their denial to accommodate her wheelchair in the plane’s cabin.

A Toronto woman has criticized Air Canada for refusing to store her wheelchair in the plane's cabin. Lily Martin, who has a spinal cord injury, requires her electric wheelchair to travel. She had booked a flight from Toronto to Vancouver, but was told by Air Canada that they could not store her wheelchair in the cabin and suggested she use a manual wheelchair instead. Martin expressed her frustration on social media, calling out the airline's lack of accessibility for disabled passengers. Martin explained that her electric wheelchair was specially designed for her condition and had numerous customizations, making it impossible...

Advocate raises concerns of ‘cultural problem’ within Air Canada following incident involving teenage passenger’s wheelchair.

The Gellisen family is calling on Air Canada to make amends for the way they were treated when several of their family members were forced off a flight over tensions related to a teen's wheelchair. Kadey Schultz's son, Emery, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare disease that mostly affects boys. Due to this condition, he can only walk short distances and uses a wheelchair the rest of the time. When preparing for a trip, Schultz arranged for the wheelchair to be stowed in the cabin, which was confirmed by Air Canada in an email communication. However, when they met with...

‘Embarrassing’ pay gap with U.S. after Delta deal criticized by Air Canada pilots

‘Embarrassing’ pay gap with U.S. after Delta deal criticized by Air Canada pilots

Air Canada pilots are asking for a pay rise ahead of upcoming contract talks, after US carrier Delta Air Lines secured a 34% pay increase for its pilots, putting pressure on other airlines to follow suit. The pay rise has led to Air Canada pilots calling for similar increases before their contracts are due to be renewed. Currently, Delta's hourly pay rates are up to 45% higher than current Air Canada hourly pay rates. Many North American carriers are also currently recruiting pilots to meet demand after the pandemic-induced slump, with Sunwing Airlines pilots in Canada securing a 23% pay rise earlier...

Air Canada faces criticism from woman as they refuse to store her wheelchair in the cabin.

Air Canada faces criticism from woman as they refuse to store her wheelchair in the cabin.

Maayan Ziv, a disability activist and founder of AccessNow, has claimed that Air Canada flight attendants refused to store her wheelchair in the cabin during recent flights to and from Austin. Ziv said the airline staff were “argumentative” and claimed that her wheelchair was a “dangerous good” that couldn’t be stored in the plane closet. However, Canadian law states that a carrier must accept a person’s mobility aid for transport as priority baggage and must make room for it. Ziv is urging people with disabilities to be aware of their rights when travelling. Daily Hive has contacted both Ziv and...

Disabled Air Canada passenger claims flight attendant denied accommodating her wheelchair, stating it was a hazardous item

Disabled Air Canada passenger claims flight attendant denied accommodating her wheelchair, stating it was a hazardous item

A TikTok user who goes by the username Maayan, who is a wheelchair user, has criticised Air Canada for its operating policies that have caused her to feel mistreated. Maayan argues that, despite the airlines’ claims to be accessible to wheelchair users, in practice, this is not always the case. In her video, she had a disagreement with a flight attendant who allegedly refused to store her wheelchair in the cabin’s storage space. Maayan, who has had a wheelchair broken by Air Canada in the past, argued that the company should prioritise the safety of the users’ wheelchairs. Since the...

KTVZ reports new information regarding a close call incident with an Air Canada jet.

KTVZ reports new information regarding a close call incident with an Air Canada jet.

An American Airlines plane nearly collided with an Air Canada Rouge flight on the runway of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on February 16, 2021. Air traffic control cleared the American Airlines flight to land on Runway 14, while simultaneously clearing the Air Canada flight to take off from the same runway. Both planes came within just over one kilometre of each other before the American Airlines plane aborted landing. The incident highlights the spike in runway incursions at US airports in recent months, with six being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) since January. The NTSB held a...

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