A WestJet passenger from Burnaby, B.C. is now planning legal action after being forced by a plane to Cuba earlier this month to fall asleep while the aircraft was still on the ground.
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Bennett said that his wife woke him at the request of airline employees, who said he had to be awake before departure in case of a kind of accident.
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Another passenger, who witnessed the exchange, told the broadcaster that Bennett was awake within five minutes. A nurse on the plane also assured the crew that Bennett was good, but he was still told that paramedics had to conduct a survey of the aircraft.
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WestJet did not comment directly on the situation, but told Twitter that they only followed the Transport Canada Regulations by not carrying "a person whose actions or statements upon check-in or boarding indicate that they can expire pose a risk to the safety of the aircraft, crew or itself. "
They continued to explain that this includes people who have reduced alcohol or drugs
Under Transport Canada's regulations, an air carrier is not allowed to transport a person whose actions or statements upon check-in or boarding indicate that they may constitute a
– WestJet (@WestJet) November 2, 2018
These cases include being impaired by alcohol or drugs. It is the duty of the crew to consider and deny anyone who may not be able to fly and if …
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