Lachaine v. Air Transat, Air Canada, Sunwing, Westjet et als. (COVID-19)

Notice as of April 7th 2020

Please note that by way of modification, the following companies have been added to the class action: Sunwing Airlines inc., Sunwing Vacations inc., Westjet Airlines inc. and Westjet Vacations inc.

Modified Application to authorize (Lachaine v. Air Transat, Air Canada, Sunwing, Westjet et als. (Covid-19) (French only)

You can consult the Modified Appplication for Authorization which was filed with the office of the Superior Court of the judicial district of Montreal:

This Modified Application for Authorization was also entered in the Register of Class Actions (Québec).

Proposed Class

All individuals who purchased or hold an airline ticket or travel package with Air Transat, Transat Tours Canada Inc., Air Canada, Touram Limited Partnership, Sunwing Airlines inc., Sunwing Vacations inc., Westjet Airlines inc. or Westjet Vacations inc. which subsequently had to be cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic and who were unable to obtain reimbursement.

Remedies sought for consumers

ORDER the defendants to pay to the plaintiff and the members of the Group a full refund of the price paid for the purchase of air tickets or a travel package, with legal interest and the additional indemnity provided for in section 1619 C.C.Q. calculated from the date of service of the class action.

ORDER the defendants to pay to the plaintiff and the members of the Group an additional sum of $ 250 in moral damages for trouble and inconvenience, with legal interest and the additional indemnity provided for in section 1619 C.C.Q. calculated from the date of service of the class action;

ORDER the defendants to pay to the plaintiff andthe members of the Class a sum of $250 as punitive damages, with interest at the legal rate increased by the additional indemnity provided for in article 1619 C.C.Q. calculated from the date of service of the class action;

ORDER the defendants to pay interest at the legal rate plus the additional indemnity provided for in article 1619 CCQ, calculated from the date when the member of the group should have been reimbursed on the date when he used the credit imposed for book a new flight or stay:

ALLOW members of the group who have made a credit request to one of the defendants to cancel this request and ALLOW that he can request a reimbursement from it;

Registration

To register for this class action, we invite you to complete the Registration form

Please review the Notice about registration forms.

For more information

Please contact:

Me Rejean Paul Forget by email at rpf@allianceconseil.pro or 514 336-2769 ext. 203
Me Christian Azzam by email at cazzam@donatimaisonneuve.ca or 514 499-7477

Important notice

If you qualify as a member of this group, we invite you to register to this action as one of its members. This way, we will communicate with you as soon as important developments arise in this matter. In addition, by registering, it will contribute to better establishing the case against the defendants.

You should keep records of any purchases and date and name of persons you contacted (Travel agency, Air Canada, Transat) to get a refund.

This action is not related to the Jutras vs. Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge (737 MAX) case .