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7-in-10 Approve of
Minimum Standards for Airline Compensation
Would cover “bumping” off flights or
Toronto, April 26th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst
1479 Canadian voters, (70%) approve of the Federal Government’s decision to introduce
an airline passenger bill of rights that would contain minimum standards of
compensation for issues such as “bumping” passengers from oversold flights or
lost luggage, for example. Only (13%) disapprove of minimum standards, with
(16%) reporting that they do not know.
likely to say that they approve of minimum standards include those aged 55-64
(77%), males (73%), earning $60,000-$80,000 (78%), $80,000-$100,000 (78%), or
the most wealthy (78%), living in BC (78%), and supporting the NDP (77%) or
Liberals (76%). Those with a post-graduate degree (81%) are also highly likely
to approve of minimum standards.
likely to disapprove of minimum standards include those aged 35-44 (19%), the
least wealthy (15%) or earning $40,000-$60,000 (17%), living in
Manitoba/Saskatchewan (16%), Québec (16%), or Alberta (15%), and supporting the
Green Party (18%) or Bloc Québécois (17%).
“So many adults have, at some point in their life, faced
a challenge with an airline, and while the highly publicised event that
occurred on United may or may not have spurred the government to action on the
issue, it’s clear that a strong majority of Canadians support the decision to
introduce minimum standards of compensation for issues such as bumping or lost
luggage,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
email@example.com or at (416) 960-9603.