“Travels to a Different Time ” : 23July2000: Good Old Air Canada: Off to Athens

Boarded an Air Canada flight to London at Toronto’s Pearson Airport to make a connecting flight to Athens. As a flight to Rio was boarding at the same time as my flight to Athens a big commotion and two huge streams of passengers were all mixed. There were also a large group of children with cerebral palsy on the flight that had to be carried to their seats. There was a two-hour delay with all the commotion and good old Air Canada with its supreme customer service ability failed to keep us posted about the delays. The acquisition of Canadian Airlines by Air Canada has caused a mess at Canadian airports. Flights have been cancelled and passengers bumped off oversold flights. My flight to London was oversold by thirty people. How on earth is that possible? Only Air Canada management can answer that. They were offering $200 cash or a $500 voucher. We Canadians love our Air Canada!

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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