Perlman Airport Abandonment Prompts Air Canada Charity Donation


Days after an airport disability assistant abandoned virtuoso Itzhak Perlman at Toronto's Pearson International Airport with his luggage, crutches and 1714 Stradivarius, Air Canada has announced a donation will be made to the Canadian charity the disabled musician performed with on Monday evening.

The Air Canada Foundation has announced a charitable donation of 500,000 Aeroplan Miles will be made to the Chai Lifeline Canada - a support service for families of children suffering serious illnesses.

"We find the situation very concerning as it is not at all representative of Air Canada's policies," a spokesman for Air Canada has said in a statement.