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14 April 2021
Llewellyn V Boyer-Cartwright Aviation 2020: year in review

Bahamas - HarleyJames

In 2020 the Civil Aviation Authority Bahamas made several important advances despite the COVID-19 pandemic, including restoring and boosting air travel to, from and within The Bahamas, presenting three pieces of legislation to Parliament and addressing other ongoing challenges. These developments will place the country on a strong footing as it emerges from the pandemic.

Author: Llewellyn V Boyer-Cartwright
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Carlos P Martins Court certifies two passenger class actions against WestJet

Canada - WeirFoulds

The British Columbia Supreme Court recently certified two class actions against WestJet. In one, the central allegation was that WestJet had charged baggage fees despite stating in its tariff (at least in part) that the first checked bag would be carried for free. In the other, the one-year expiry on travel credits issued by the airline was alleged to violate consumer protection legislation in several provinces.

Authors: Carlos P Martins, Andrew MacDonald
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