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Aviation

15 May 2019
Carlos P Martins Quebec court rules 'one passenger one ticket' policy applies in class action

Canada - Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

The Quebec Superior Court of Justice recently ruled against Air Canada in a class action brought by passengers with disabilities, their attendants and obese passengers who had been required to pay for additional seats on flights. This decision confirms that carriers that do not abide by a 'one passenger one ticket' policy may be liable for discriminating against passengers with disabilities and obese passengers who require more than one seat.

Authors: Carlos P Martins, Emma Romano
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Andreas Fankhauser Air traffic controller convictions draw criticism

Switzerland - Proton Legal LLC

Air traffic controller and pilot organisations have criticised recent convictions handed down in Switzerland for operational incidents that resulted in neither injury nor damage. Critics have asserted that criminal prosecutions in the aviation sector tend to do more harm than good. Further, there is widespread concern that criminalisation leads to a loss of cooperation from individuals who could provide the most critical insight into the circumstances of an incident.

Author: Andreas Fankhauser
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