Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce is suing Air Canada because the airline took away his and his wife’s lifetime flight pass privileges. Deluce sold his Air Ontario and Austin Airways to Air Canada in 1986, and as part of the sale he and his wife received lifetime flight passes on Air Canada.
He was surprised, then, when his flight privileges were suddenly revoked last year. He probably should not have been surprised as his Porter Airlines has been involved in legal disputes with Air Canada over access to Toronto City Airport.
For its part, an Air Canada spokesperson said that it’s not surprising Deluce would prefer to fly Air Canada (ha).