What we’re reading: BA’s overbooking compensation, ticket hold policies differ, Six Flags over Texas expands kids’ area


Bumped British Airways passengers to get more money

The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered British Airways to improve its financial compensation for bumped passengers.

The ruling came after Gabor Lukacs, a Halifax mathematician and air passenger rights advocate, complained to the regulator that British Airways does not adequately compensate bounced passengers.

The Canadian Transportation Agency said the London-based carrier must rewrite its policies governing the rights of passengers who are denied boarding or who face flight delays or cancellations. Policy changes are also being required to cover damaged or delayed baggage.

Hold policies differ among airlines

The US Department of Transportation has a regulation that allows you to hold your reservation and the fare for 24 hours as long as you booked it at least seven days in advance. If you decide to change it, you have to pay the fare differential, but there is no change penalty and there isn’t a penalty if you decide to cancel it. Policies regarding these changes, however, differ among airlines.

But American Airlines is a bit different in that it allows you to hold your seat and the fare for 24 hours without paying for it. On American, you should not pay for the fare, but merely choose the 24-hour hold option without payment.

Six Flags Over Texas offering family fun for 2014 season with enhanced kids section

Six Flags Over Texas is expanding its children’s area for 2014.

The all-new area, BUGS BUNNY Boomtown, will feature a host of delightful new adventures and enhancements, designed especially for the park’s younger guests.

At the heart of BUGS BUNNY Boomtown, young thrill-seekers will find the Looney Tunes Adventure Camp — an interactive play structure where kids can climb, slide and discover fun surprises.