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Passengers would stop complaining or even start volunteering if Air Canada was offering them a monetary compensation for postponing their trip to the next flight. This is what happens in Europe and getting 300€ to wait 4 hours in an airport is not too bad if you're not in a hurry.

Thanks for making this clear.

In the EU, I've been asked multiple times if I'm OK with flying on the next day. 300€ / 600€ (if +1500km) and a nice hotel are quite nice as a student.

Never understood why overbooking is considered annoying in the US.

Because Canadians don't get that. We get a $25 meal voucher and a ticket on the next flight.

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