Petition launched urging Air Canada to change flight times – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Petition launched urging Air Canada to change flight times

Air Canada (File photograph)

A petition has been launched urging Air Canada to change its flight schedule for Bermuda to make it easier for passengers to make connections.

While Air Canada is expected to resume service between Bermuda and Toronto next month, the flight is scheduled to land in Toronto at 11.15pm in May and 11.35pm in June.

An online petition launched last week by Jennifer Campbell urged the airline to reconsider the timing of the flight because the schedule would make it difficult to travel to areas outside Toronto.

As of yesterday afternoon, the petition had received more than 590 signatures.

The petition said: “It is not possible any more to get to Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland in one day and this adds to the cost of the trip because travellers have to overnight in Toronto.

“It is certainly not helping in attracting Canadian tourists in Bermuda and Canadians going home for a visit.”

Several people who signed highlighted the number of Bermudian students who attend university in Halifax who would be required to stay overnight in Toronto because of the proposed schedule.

In a letter sent to Air Canada passed on to The Royal Gazette, another member of the public said the proposed schedule had already cost the island visitors.

He wrote: “I am personally aware of a large group of 20 or more Canadians from New Brunswick who cancelled their trip to Bermuda in mid-April to attend the St George Peppercorn Ceremony because of the poor connection and expense of an overnight stay in Toronto.

“My own travel to New Brunswick, Canada this summer may be booked through Delta via Bangor, Maine.

“The Air Canada pricing and connections with an overnight stay more than double the price of that alternative.

“Please, I ask that you review the scheduling of these flights. Increase the number of seats available and schedule them so making reasonable connections is possible.”

Air Canada has been contacted for a statement.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published April 12, 2022 at 7:46 am (Updated April 12, 2022 at 7:46 am)

Petition launched urging Air Canada to change flight times

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon