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The impasse at Air Transat worries travelers

The impasse at Air Transat worries travelers

Discussions have resumed between Air Transat and the trade union with a view to renewing their collective agreement. Meanwhile, the announcement of the rejection of the agreement in principle worries some travelers.

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Several travel agencies interviewed by TVA Nouvelles say their clients are stressed by the carrier's climate of uncertainty.

The most frequently asked question is what would happen in the event of a strike among workers.

The fact remains that agencies reassure their clients.

“People will ask to go to another airline. We will see, but we have confidence,” confirms Hélène Morissette, president of Club Voyages Super Soleil. “I have never experienced strikes. This does not mean that they have never been there.”

“This morning I had someone with Flex insurance, so he could cancel. He decided to take the travel credit and keep it for a year to buy from another company.”

Archive photo, QMI Agency

Transat “will fulfill all its obligations”

On Tuesday, the company's 2,100 flight attendants represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 98.1% rejected the agreement in principle reached on December 14.

However, the carrier confirms that it “will fulfill all its obligations” and that it will compensate passengers in the event of a conflict.

“This will include offering a new ticket on the next available flight or partner flight,” the company said.

“For those who have booked the package and who are at their destination and whose stay can be extended. Transat will bear and cover all additional costs incurred.

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