N.L. mayor says airline decision to replace life vests unconscionable
Mon Aug 25, 6:04 AM
By The Canadian Press
ST. JOHN. N.L. - A Newfoundland politician who is pushing for an airline passenger bill of rights says airlines are taking a backwards step when it comes to passenger safety.
Woody French, the mayor of Conception Bay South, says he finds it unconscionable that Jazz, an affiliate of Air Canada, is pulling life vests out of some of its planes to save on fuel.
Transport Canada regulations allow airlines to use lighter floatation devices instead of life vests provided the planes remain within 90 kilometres of shore.