OTTAWA - WestJet will not get to appeal a ruling that said its compensation for lost or damaged luggage is not high enough.

The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected the airline's request for a hearing on the matter.

Last year, the Canadian Transportation Agency ruled the airline's $250 limit for luggage compensation was too low, and ordered the cap raised to $1,800.

The agency ruled in favour of Gabor Lukacs (gah-BOR' LOO'-katch), a University of Manitoba professor who also won a similar battle with Air Canada.

Lukacs is now engaged in another court battle.

He's taking on the University of Manitoba's decision to award a PhD to a student who had failed a comprehensive exam because the student suffered from acute exam anxiety.