The back­drop to these hear­ings is the fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s pro­posed air pas­sen­ger bill of rights, which it hopes to have made law by year’s end.

Metro Canada (Calgary) - - CANADA - CP wiTh files from The CAnA­diAn Press

hear­ings on the bill, known as C-49, will start be­fore the house of Com­mons of­fi­cially re­sumes sit­ting after its sum­mer break.

how the air­line in­dus­try must re­spond to tar­mac de­lays is not the fo­cus of those hear­ings and in­stead will be dealt with after Par­lia­ment ap­proves the gov­ern­ment’s leg­is­la­tion. told re­peat­edly that they were not al­lowed off the planes be­cause cus­toms agents re­fused to al­low it, even after food and bev­er­ages ran out.

The air­port author­ity said gates were avail­able if Air Transat pi­lots wanted to let pas­sen­gers dis­em­bark and re­jected sug­ges­tions that it helped other planes re­fuel while ne­glect­ing Air Transat.

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