Southwest Airlines spent the early part of 2023 trying to make good after a historic meltdown resulted in more than 16,700 canceled flights during the 2022 holidays. The airline reimbursed passengers for the cost of alternative travel arrangements and sent many travelers additional loyalty points.
Flair Airlines has filed a $50-million lawsuit against several plane-leasing companies over the “unlawful” seizure of four of its aircraft last weekend, the latest update to the ongoing drama in Canadian aviation after the budget carrier fell behind in its payments.
Passengers travelling with Flair Airlines were “impacted” on Saturday after four of its leased aircraft were seized in Toronto, Edmonton and Waterloo, Ont., in what the company described as a “commercial dispute.”
Following three years of turbulence at Canadian airports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Toronto-based coalition is calling on the federal government to implement its own trusted-traveller program.