Articles about ‘one person one fare’

Air Canada charges extra fare to woman for her immobilized leg

  • December 11, 2008
  • David Baker
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In January of this year, Bakerlaw clients won a landmark ruling requiring airlines to provide an extra seat to disabled Canadians for a medical attendant or if required by their condition.

The decision takes effect on January 9th, 2009. In the meantime, unfortunately, Air Canada has required a Newfoundland woman to pay for an extra seat because her leg is in a cast and cannot be bent. » Read the rest

Let’s stop penalizing disabilities – including obesity

  • December 11, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Globe and Mail today published an excellent opinion piece by Andre Picard on the one person, one fare case. (In January of this year, Bakerlaw and its clients, the council of Canadians With Disabilities, won a landmark ruling in the case requiring airlines to provide an extra seat to disabled Canadians for a medical attendant or if required by their condition.) » Read the rest

One person, one fare appeal rejected

  • May 9, 2008
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw’s one person, one fare case has received extensive media coverage in the wake of a recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling that rejected a bid by Air Canada and WestJet challenging the one person, one fare policy.

The Canadian Transport Agency ruled early this year that airlines must provide severely disabled Canadians with and additional airline seat without charge for a medical attendant or if their condition requires it. » Read the rest

Airlines told to drop extra disabled passenger charges

  • January 10, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Globe & Mail today reported on the landmark decision in the landmark one person, one fare case. Bakerlaw has been representing Joanne Neubauer, the Council for Canadians with Disabilities and the estate of Eric Norman, a complainant who has since died, on the case.

Click here to read the full story on the Globe’s website. » Read the rest

Reaction to Landmark Canadian Transportation Agency Decision: Disabled Canadians Jubilant to Have Transport Barrier Removed

  • January 10, 2008
  • David Baker
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Today the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) released a landmark decision concerning the right of individuals with disabilities to travel by air without having to pay for a second seat, for an attendant or other use, to accommodate their disability.

In a historic decision in the “Person, One Fare” case, the agency has recognized the right of these individuals to have access to a second seat when traveling by air in Canada without having to pay a second fare. » Read the rest

Disabled await airline ruling

  • January 10, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Toronto Star today reports on the anticipation ahead of today’s upcoming ruling in the landmark One Person, One Fare case, in which the Canadian Transportation Agency will rule on whether severely disabled Canadians will be permitted to travel by air without having to pay for a second seat, for an attendant or other use, to accommodate their disability. » Read the rest