The unofficial start of the busy summer travel season kicks off this weekend, with more than 231 million passengers expected to crowd the nation’s airports. That is, if they don’t miss their flight because of long security lines.
Travelers who were planning on flying this week to or from areas affected by Hurrican Matthew, which is currently heading toward the U.S. East Coast may find themselves changing their plans, and some airlines are ready to help by issuing travel waivers, while others say they’re keeping an eye on the storm’s progress.
Some passengers angered by air travel ordeals say its time airlines in Canada be required to publicly disclose complaints of baggage problems, cancelled flights and tarmac delays, just like their counterparts do south of the border.
Tiffany Flowers said she waited six days in Halifax after a weather delay cancelled her Jan. 3 Porter Airlines flight to Montreal, despite clear days in both cities.
Flowers said her autistic son, 14, missed a medical appointment to adjust his medication as a result.