Flights - Domestic and International (Canada) - Bumped from flight
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Canadian domestic flights
- Airlines have to list a policy on overbooking and bumping in their terms of carriage.
- They have to stick to this in the event that they bump you from your domestic flight.
- If you volunteer to be bumped, you give up your entitlement to the standard compensation.
- If you are bumped from a flight going to or from Canada, you should be paid compensation according to the airline's rules.
- The amount of compensation depends on the airline, the destination of your flight, and the length of the delay.
- Airlines should pay this compensation in cash or equivalent, but are allowed to offer you vouchers or air miles.
- You don't have to accept, though – you always have the right to insist on cash.
- You aren't entitled to compensation if you were denied boarding for safety reasons or for breaking the airline's rules.
- You also give up the right to compensation if you volunteer to give up your seat.
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