Pros: "Window seat"
Cons: "Lots of passenger we were cold we needed a blanket and there were no more ."
Cons: "Keep up the good work"
Cons: "The particular seat I was in was horrible."
Pros: "the crew was great and very friendly."
Cons: "I wish my return itinerary hadn't changed, that was a bummer. going from 10+ hours to something like 16+ hours was annoying."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Online check-in, boading"
Cons: "Spend over an hour in the plane after landed. We weren’t even Offer water or nothing."
Cons: "There was no entertainment option. There were no screens or charging stations on the seats and my earphone plug did not work to watch the movie playing on the common screen, which was very small and hard to view."
Pros: "Food was great"
Cons: "Trip was long"
Pros: "Very Friendly and helpful crew. Good food, considering other airlines I had to pay more for the same itinerary and not even water was offered"
Cons: "I find my luggage broken, I need my luggage replace. I was told at airport to file online I've been tryin to file a claim online on AVIANCA'S website but I was not able to find a link to follow a claim. Please help me. Thank you! Olga Noriega 202.409.4830"
Pros: "Good airline and nice staff."
Cons: "There is no personal screen for individual entertainment."
Cons: "The 4 hour delay to leave Roatan"
Pros: "This airline was horrible with crew that was highly unkind and stole our duty free products."
Cons: "Crew, service, poor attitude, inability to help passengers. Never retrieved duty free products that we paid for."
Pros: "The staff on the plane were extremely friendly and quick to assist when needed. Always checking in and making sure our flight was smoothly and we were happy."
Cons: "There was only one option for a snack on the way back after breakfast (Spanish quiche) and I wish there was another option for those that do not enjoy quiche."
Pros: "Connections very easy. Flight arrived early. In-flight service exceptional."
Pros: "the TV!"
Cons: "the food and the selection of movie"
Pros: "Arrived on time, smooth ride great landing"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "We loved everything about the airline we have been traveling with Avianca for several years now and we love it , definitely no other airline has the quality of service and professionalism as Avianca does."
Cons: "For price they dont give food."
Pros: "Boarding and exiting were fast. They also let me take on a carry on that was far too big to be considered a carry on. Lots of overhead space. Oh and they give you a blanket and pillow to use during the flight."
Cons: "The service and entertainment wasn't as good traveling on this airline to the US as it was traveling from the US. Barely any entertainment besides fold down small TVs for every 4 rows. The app they tell you to download was useless on this flight too."
Pros: "Everything and also we don't whent to Bogota we directly fly to Ecuador so we don't whent to different part but we wait to much"
Cons: "Just to said something and sometime change what they talking but also is good experience to make share I don't have the same experience in the future"
Cons: "lots of turbulence/ storms didn't get movies or food or earsets etc for a couple of hours!"
Pros: "Great service, comfortable seating. I was provided with a blanket, decent warm meal, and wine during my 5 hour economy flight. Very happy. Would certainly recommend."
Cons: "Falta de respeto a los miembros Diamante."
Pros: "I really liked how they gave out a free meal - few airlines still do this."
Pros: "efficient flight, good/helpful flight attendants, arrived early, great flight"
Cons: "poor soft drink selection, mediocre food"
Pros: "We just spent the last 3 weeks in South America including Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos. We took a total of 9 flights with Avianca including a couple of 50-55 minute connections. Flights were consistently on time and service was great. Amazingly, our luggage made it too despite the short connections. Service was very good. The crew was pleasant and they were always serving drinks and food/ snacks even on short flights although food is usual coach fare. All in all a very positive experience. Most of the North American airlines could learn a thing or two regarding punctuality, service and baggage handling."
Pros: "basically everything"
Cons: "the food"
Pros: "This is my second time flying with Avianca, and is being a wonderful experience, the staff is very friendly at the airport and on the plane, flight was confortable, they offer complimentary breakfast or lunch depending what time you are flying , things that the other airlines stop doing years ago, they are also very responsable and honest , I forgot personal documents and my camera on my way going to El Salvador and inmediately they call me to let me know they had them , in general the service is awesome .!! From now on I will always look forward for flying with Avianca."
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Crew was not helpful, too slow for this type of service :("
Cons: "My passport was not due to expire for the NEXT 4 months AFTER my come back day The lady from Avianca didn't let me board due to my passport expiring 4 months after my return day. I had to pay for a 24 hours expedite / rush passport. ALSO, once I got my new passport (17 hours later) I was told that I had to pay $170 penalty for moving my departure day and $680 because I had to adjust to the new ticket price. At that point I decide to buy a new ticket with a different airline. AVIANCA SUCKS!!! They are NOT very accommodating at all. Will not recommend this agency and I WILL NEVER ever again will use their service."
Pros: "The flights were on time, with great service. This was a connecting flight with only a 45 minute layover and I didn't worry about my luggage being lost (in then end it was transfered to the connection on time)"
Pros: "My third time flying Avianca, my third time enjoying the flight. The alternatives from El Salvador (sal) to the U.S. (iah) with no stops is United Airlines and I had such a bad experience with them. I was a loyal customer for Continental but it ended when United took over. So far Avianca has replaced Continental in my list of airlines that I would consider. And KAYAK was awesome as always......"
Cons: "The entertainment choices (but to be fair I did not peruse all of the options available) were not to my liking. Is just a small thing and is not a complaint, is just an observation."
Cons: "They did not load my luggage in the airplane because there was not enough room. They promised to deliver it to my hotel at the night of the same day, but they did not. They gave me the same excuse, there was not enough room in the airplane, even though my luggage had a priority to be in the airplane. I had to discuss it with the call center stuff for a long time to make the arrangement to receive it as soon as possible. The call center stuff was not very helpful and just gave me a lot of unreasonable excuses. I am very disappointing with Avianca."
Pros: "Good waiting area and attentive gate agents. Good crew and service for the flight, too."
Pros: "I was traveling with an injured hand and the flight attendants were very nice & helpful"
Pros: "Generous food and drinks. Smooth flight."
Pros: "Food, seats, entertaiment, customer service"
Cons: "The baggage took almost half hour to come out, I missed my car in the rental because of that."
Pros: "the wind was high on the landing into costa rica but the pilot made a smooth landing"
Pros: "When Taca was managing it was a total disaster: Now under Avianca we experienced great courtesy from the crew, acceptable food and snacks, and prompt service. Taca took the prices to the ceiling and it was a shame to pay 900.00dls for a trip to El Salvador.to make it worst they threw peanuts and soda y our trays, which was poor second class service. It took us almost 10 years to return to Avianca/Taca. but now we are pleased. Definitely your best point is CUSTOMER SERVICE. ( pRICES STILL HIGH). tHANK YOU."
Cons: "VOLUME ON THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE TOO LOW, AND HARD TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THEY RUSH, CREW SHOULD SPEAK SLOW, PAUSED AND CLEAR ON BOTH LANGUAGES, ESPECIALLY IN ENGLISH SO TO MAKE IT UNDERSTANDABLE FOR ALL."
Cons: "Security personnel at Msgr Oscar Romero International airport were ugly manner and very unprofessional, disgusting the way they treat people, I am Diplomatic Consul General and he didn't care and gave me more grief!!"
Pros: "The attention I received."
Cons: "The food."
Pros: "I love that it was easy to get an exit seat(I need the leg room for my knees) and that they still feed people( not once but twice)"
Cons: "Really nothing to complain about although I did have to wait a little long for my bag(we all did)."
Pros: "Friendly staff, free checked baggage, beverage service."
Pros: "Everyone was perfect...!!!"
Cons: "We need a real meal, we appreciate the snacks but real meal is necessary."
Pros: "new plane good flight"
Cons: "seat space"
Pros: "Comfort+ seats are affordable and give me the leg room I need as a 6'3" adult."
Cons: "Seems like Delta provided free upgrades to families with small children in Comfort+. This impacts the flight comfort for us paying customers. Recommend readdressing this policy and not placing small crying children in Comfort+ for free."
Pros: "All of it"
Cons: "Nothing Best flight"
Pros: "Crew was excellent, seats are never excellent"
Cons: "just an old plane. still had ashtrays in it. but overall ok because arrived safely and professionalism of staff was quite commendable"
Cons: "If you can get it he people at the desk to stop making announcements while there are announcements being made over the airport PA system that would be great. Especially when the person chosen to speak has a heavy accent and it’s competing with other announcements. My over 50 ears can’t make it out."
Pros: "The flight landed early. Check-in staff were great."
Cons: "Boarding was a debacle. Flight was oversold. Passenger had trouble boarding when their group was called."
Pros: "There was an available seat next to me"
Cons: "I had to walk from one end of Minneapolis airport to the other end all within 35 mins to catch a connecting flight, tram was not in service. Not fun!!!"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. Kat and the other stewards were very friendly."
Cons: "Maybe the option for free upgrade to first class if flight is not full??"
Cons: "Delays were unfortunate, but the gate area at LaGuardia was way too crammed, hardly any seats, and poorly organized"
Pros: "Crew was amazing."
Pros: "The movies were entertaining"
Pros: "Good snacks"
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Plane journey awful. Speaker had a loud buzzing noise all the time so never heard a word bad landing. Rattling plane Very cold."
Pros: "Extra leg room was great"
Cons: "Entertainment system was flickering"
Pros: "Enjoyed the ease of check in the spacious gate and the cleanliness of the planes cabin"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "On time, pleasant and friendly flight attendant, no unexpected issues or problems."
Cons: "Grumpy gate attendants at YUL! Could not hear the captain’s comments over the PA system. Shouldn’t the volume be checked every so often? We were offered only water or coffee, bad enough, then there was no milk or cream on board, so water or black coffee... not very impressive! And there was no entertainment so I’d rate that zero but the scale only goes as low as one star."
Pros: "Crew were helpful and pleasant"
Cons: "Seating was uncomfortable, cabin was cold and no blankets available, food was just ok, plane had lots of empty seats yet everyone was squeezed into 3 in a row making it uncomfortable, no updates from captain or crew as to where we were in the flight....."
Cons: "The baggage drop attendant was very unhelpful when I asked if she could help me sort out an issue (when I checked in online for the second leg of my trip, i paid for my bag then but they wanted me to pay again for my first flight) and just dismissed me and said she couldn't help, making me pay again for my bag. First time I've ever had an unpleasant experience with Delta."
Pros: "Snacks, cleanliness and crew"
Cons: "My luggage was sent to another city"
Pros: "On time, great service, a lot of legroom."
Pros: "Loved having the Movie and tv options on the flight, really passed the time"
Cons: "Flight was overbooked, seat assignment at gate, was very anxiety provoking. I was concerned would not get on flight."
Pros: "Left on time all went well in Atlanta"
Cons: "Impossible to figure out what to do in Toronto at Canadian Customs. You move from secure to unsecure then back to secure. It’s a mess and nobody tells you what to do or where to go. Picture process took 4 times. Nobody tells you that you have to transfer your own bags from Delta to West Jet. I even asked in a Toronto and they said no and nobody in Atlanta told me to collect my bags. So bags never made it until the next AM. The West Jet rep was very good and located the bags and they were delivered as promised. You should provide 3 page detailed instructions on how to handle Toronto. I am a seasoned traveler by the way. I’ve never seen anything worse. I could go on and on."
Cons: "was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight"
Cons: "Could not get the boarding pass to print at the self serve kiosk. Had to wait in line for assistance."
Pros: "Delta and Westjet staff are of great help to me."
Cons: "Not applicable"
Pros: "The staff is very friendly. Most pleasant airline I've flown with."
Pros: "On time as scheduled."
Pros: "Left early and arrived early."
Cons: "Smallest bathroom on a plane I've ever seen. Could barely sit down without my knees banging into door or wall."
Pros: "The flight attendant named Steven went so far beyond the call. He was attentive, he fixed our video system when no one else could and when he learned we were celebrating an anniversary he brought us a present. He was awesome!"
Pros: "Refurbished plane. Lighting was good"
Cons: "No TV screen"
Pros: "Very nice flight and attentive staff. Enjoyed the view of NYC as we flew up the East River, then looped over Nassau County to approach LGA."
Cons: "The male flight attendant who handed out the complimentary drinks and snacks acted a bit strangely. I was very thirsty, and I asked him if I could keep the rest of the can of soda. He neither said yes nor no, but rather completely ignored what I said and just poured my drink and moved on. I was a mildly annoyed, but figured maybe it was policy and he was shy and didn't want to debate the matter. When he took care of the older couple behind us, however, things got really strange. He asked them whether they wanted pretzels or peanuts, but they misheard him and asked for a ginger ale. I happened to know that he did have ginger ale, since my wife had just gotten one, but rather than just pouring the old folks a drink, he repeated himself. "Peanuts or pretzels?" They misheard again and asked him whether he had a diet ginger ale. Again, rather than just pour them the drink, he repeated himself. "Peanuts or pretzels?" This went round and round a few more times -- like a poorly designed computer UI that refuses to accept anything except the correct input -- before the old couple finally figured out the disconnect and picked their snacks before their drinks. Very weird."
Pros: "Overall the actual flight was good..landing was kind of hard but I'm alive so not stressing that"
Cons: "..but the multiple delays are ridiculous, I would not fly Delta if I had a feasible choice."
Cons: "No space in the seats"
Pros: "The flight was fine, attendants we're good, entertainment options are great."
Cons: "Boarding. It was probably the worst I've seen. A shared intercom system between two gates (b7 and b7a), boarding flights around the same time and our flight beginning portions of pre boarding with no announcements caused mass confusion. Passengers lining up to go before they should, bumping into each other, no info or corrections over the intercom. The gate agent yelling at people to move aside. Overall terrible gate agents and terrible set up. Flight crew was great though."
Cons: "3 hours there before the departure."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Embarked and disembarked quickly. Flight arrived early"
Cons: "Not a fan of having "final boarding call" announced to run to the gate, only to sit on the plane at the gate for 30 min because of a scheduled delay at my destination. I know the flight wasn't very full, but that cost me an opportunity to eat dinner. I had to cancel a fast food order because I thought I'd miss my flight!"
Pros: "staff was very good."
Cons: "The flight was bought through Virgin Australia and without much notice, the flight was switched to Delta. The seats were amply smaller, amentities were not good (blankets and pillows). Food was terrible and was not as promised when the purchase was made through Virgin. Seats were so bad that my back and butt hurt after a couple hours. I would rather pay a couple hundred dollars more to have a quality flight experience."
Pros: "That a delta plane actually had seat back video screens- First delta flight ever that I've been on that did. But every ones screen froze up just over an hour into the flight."
Cons: "Even though the Atlanta to Toronto arrived 'early' I had barely 20 minutes to get to the other plane- I would not have made it with out the amazing staff of weather and the Toronto airport. I use a wheelchair and even zipping through as fast as I could I was 15 minutes late arriving at the gate. I booked this flight thinking I had at least and hour and a bit between flights. Thankfully others on my flight were also late so the Ottawa bound plane did not leave on time"
Pros: "When you are delayed, there is not much to commend."
Cons: "Delayed. That pretty well says it all."
Pros: "The crew was good and the flight was smooth."
Cons: "Somehow we were double booked and double billed. We got to the airport 3 hours early and checked our bags. All 3 were lost and searched. Everything was put back precariously and there was shampoo and lotion everywhere."
Pros: "i love the view from the window seats and that I was able to relax and the snacks."
Pros: "Prefer access"
Cons: "Schedule, we got late at Panama AirPort"
Pros: "The crew was great and the food selection very good as well"
Pros: "inflight entertainment"
Pros: "Friendliness, cleanliness"
Cons: "Seats were fine for me, but the gentleman next to me was too large for an economy seat. Consider size restrictions, as airlines do with bags"
Pros: "The price I paid for the ticket was outstanding, and that I am not charged for my checked bag."
Cons: "Yesterday, COPA "did not have a system" so they were doing everything MANUALLY. I almost missed my connection because we were supposed to leave San Jose at 11:23, but did not get off the tarmac until almost noon!"
Cons: "The flight was overbooked. The attendant did not inform us at all. We were questioned to a level that is acceptable on why we could not change our flight times. No vegetarian options to meals. Not sufficient blankets. When asking the crew for these things they had no customer service in explaininh"
Pros: "Sat in business, pleasantly surprised with the lay-flat seats. Would definitely fly with them again!"
Pros: "Crew and service was great."
Pros: "We seré stuck for 50 minutes in the plane, when landing as there was some problem probably with the airport ability to accept us. At first the captain anounced something but then no information was given. It was quite stressing."
Pros: "Excellent airline. Best to connect the America's."
Pros: "Great comfortable flight. Decent sized seat."
Pros: "Everybody was extremely cordial"
Pros: "Everything was very efficient and everyone was very pleasant."
Pros: "Some free alcoholic beverages. Good service from flight attendants."
Cons: "Zero entertainment for a long flight."
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "The flight crew was friendly, the seat was comfortable, and the flight was quick"
Pros: "Flight was on time. It was my connection flight, arrived from Mendoza ARG and continued to Toronto. In Mendoza I got boarding pass for second leg of flight (Panama - Toronto) with the gate number and boarding time. Everything was correct, not even gate number changed. Plane was new, crew OK, food OK. It was a pleasent flight."
Pros: "Early arrival. Friendly staff."
Pros: "Service and leg room"
Cons: "Wish there were TVs in the chairs"
Pros: "technology and movie/entertainment selection. plus drinks were included"
Pros: "Food was good. Crew was efficient and friendly."
Cons: "I️ think the crew could have come around with drinks more than once in a 5 hour flight."
Pros: "The call center was not accured The fligh atendent did'nt pay any attention"
Pros: "The price was really good, was the best way to returned yo Nicaragua."
Pros: "You pay for a ticket. If they get you to your destination safely and close to on time, they did their job. Once, half the fun was getting there; now all the fun is after you arrive."
Cons: "The boarding and departure took extremely long. I understand that there was a Power outage the day prior to this flight and that this cause major delays and issues throughout the following days."
Pros: "The electricity went out at the airport in Panama which caused cancellations and delays. Copa did not handle the situation well. They did not put extra staff to deal with all the people who missed their flights. It was a total mess. I had to wait hours to get a new flight."
Pros: "Overall good experience. Crew member were polite and pilot did well flying."
Cons: "Seats uncomfortable and way too cold in the plane."
Pros: "Free lugagge under plane food and alcohol!!"
Cons: "Long connection"
Pros: "Excellente customer service"
Cons: "No non-meat option for food"
Pros: "Friendly crew, good food."
Cons: "Cheap earphones provide very bad quality of sound. I barely could hear anything. I had to use my personal earphones."
Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "Bad all around"
Cons: "Entire Flight delayed 90 minutes due to Costa Rica inmigration authorities burocracy.."
Pros: "The staff was nice and the flight was timely."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and the sanwich served was very small."
Cons: "10 hr delay in San José. A nightmare!"
Pros: "The Service that copa has is incomparable. I hope the company doesnt change the"
Cons: "The plane didnt have screens on each chair...."
Pros: "The service by the crew in providing the food and drinks was excellent."
Pros: "I liked the spacious seats and free food and drinks. I appreciated the flight being on time."
Pros: "Host and hostess' excellent. Food and drink was the high-lite of my trip. Most airlines do not give the quality Copa does. I will definitely fly with again. Do you fly direct to Costs Rico? from any NY or NJ airports Sincerely. Nora McGgrath."
Cons: "Less baggage weigh allowed than normal. Cost an extra $100. Plane left late with no explanation."
Pros: "The service was great. And I had a personal issue so I had to change my schedule and they were very kind and helped me."
Pros: "The service and employees"
Pros: "I loved the drink service. Star Alliance aircraft continue to impress me with their cleanliness and maintenance. The crew service is wonderful. I thought boarding was standard, compared to other airlines. The in flight entertainment was a positive surprise."
Cons: "If you stick to your part of the Panama City terminal, there may be VERY limited food options. For me the only food option in the area was a tiny fried chicken stand."
Pros: "The crew was exceptionally kind And efficient The food was ok"
Cons: "Not that much"
Pros: "The kindness of the cabin crew, the food the drinks"
Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "There was only 1 choice of beef sandwich no alternative"
Pros: "Crew took pains to space people apart."
Cons: "Temperature was too warm."
Pros: "The fact that military personnel and retired military personnel and their spouse can check in luggage for free. The check in crew was also very courteous."
Pros: "It ran on time. The pilot landed the plane without a big jolt. We could board and deplane using 2 exits."
Cons: "Seat space"
Pros: "The crew are very genuine and friendly. Very accommodating."
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Pros: "Rotten stuff cancels out the good doesn't it. Be great if you could take some courses from Stephen Covey as you are missing some skills sets in hospitality. And stop being so cheap with the 3rd rate old old movies!"
Cons: "I did not appreciate having the second row to the last on my 2nd plane coming back - I only had a turn around time of 20 minutes to catch my third Westjet flight. When we asked if the plane would wait for us - your crew just laughed in our faces."
Pros: "Getting home"
Cons: "Not having a 6 hour delay"
Pros: "Great, friendly crew in this scenic trip across to Victoria. Nice new aircraft operating this route."
Cons: "More room and newer comfortable seats."
Pros: "Crew was good. Seats need to be updated and are confining. I appreciated being able to disembark through front and rear door."
Cons: "More space between the seats."
Pros: "Flight times"
Cons: "Not having delayed luggage"
Cons: "Nothing. On time and great service"
Pros: "the crew was very polite but the flight was too short to have a meal"
Cons: "delayed embarking"
Cons: "No plugs to charge phone. Though flight was budget class, other airlines does it better when it comes to food."
Pros: "Flights on time. Crews are awesome"
Pros: "Yes they were so great will fly again with them"
Cons: "Nothing your awesome"
Pros: "I was able too have ice with my water was great got dehydrated quick probably nerves"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Seat was just ok. Crew was great."
Cons: "Boarded pretty late, messed up my plans."
Pros: "Yes the crew was professional and pleasant."
Cons: "We were delayed because there was something wrong with the manifest (said we were headed for New York rather than Halifax?) One of the staff members at the departure area was very difficult to understand as he did not have a good command of the English Language."
Pros: "seat is ok but cannot stretch,and serving the food it takes long hours and we get all hungry,not even serve as water,im not comfortable,"
Cons: "i may request to give more food and will not take long hours to serve the food,and hope the crew serve us any drinks or a hot coffee or a tea.we feel dehydrated when we travel from toronto to korea,"
Cons: "two hours late despite perfect weather. Was pumped numerous times by the staff"
Pros: "Nice friendly organized expedient"
Cons: "I mean. It’s budget travel with water and a cookie in tiny seats."
Pros: "Flight was in time. Very important."
Cons: "Advance warning that we were boarding OUTSIDE on the tarmac! It was -30 degrees. An announcement that coffee service would not be available would have been a courtesy."
Pros: "The crew were very helpful, friendly and the service great!"
Cons: "Change up the snacks. Frequent flyers get tired of cookies or pretzels."
Cons: "Missed connection"
Cons: "Prop plane so no food, entertainment and only had instant coffee"
Cons: "Poor seats. Very uncomfortable and hard. Poor food and tv was not working the entire flight. No internet to watch on your own either. Over all uncomfortable, boring and poor quality."
Pros: "Lovely flight everyone"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Not a lot of space to actually relax. Hardly enough leg room and no elbow room between me and the person next to me. Left with pain in my back and cramped legs"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "Having rushed to make the connection only to find no sandwiches to buy, we were hungry."
Cons: "Over 1 hour delay on tarmac"
Cons: "There was no food or entertainment provided. The flight was late to take off due to a repair with carpet In the plane and have to wait in the concourse."
Pros: "I love westjet"
Cons: "I would prefer brewed coffee over instant"
Pros: "Crew were cordial and we had a good service"
Pros: "Staff very good...."
Cons: "No room to stretch, other than that good"
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Pros: "I thought it was a one hour flight - it would have been nice to be informed that there was a time change and it was really a two hour flight"
Pros: "Staff was exceedingly kind to each passenger which leaves a good feeling"
Cons: "Had a booking error. Tried to contact you to remedy. Can't get in contact with you. Thankfully Westjet solved it when it was your responsibility. WILL NEVER BOOK THROUGH YOU AGAIN!"
Pros: "Before taking this flight, I was very nervous because of all the bad reviews on here and other sites. The only good reviews seemed to be by people from Alberta (not really trustworthy, as they seem to support anything that's from Alberta, and note that Westjet is based in Alberta...). But I was blown away by how organized Westjet was and how nice they were. All the flights were on time (I had a few layovers), the staff was helpful....I really have no complaints. Sure, they don't have a plethora of great in-flight entertainment such as movies, etc. But when I fly, I'd rather pay less, have the staff be nice/organized, and just bring a darn book to entertain me. It was a great first flight with this company. I would fly with them again....and I can't remember the last time I said that about any other airline. So do yourself a favor: Don't listen to the bad reviews on here (unless you're obsessed with in-flight entertainment and big-butt first class seats)."
Cons: "The movie and T.V. show selection was bad. But that's not a big deal for me...."
Pros: "The people were pleasant and professional."
Pros: "On time ... efficient and kind people"
Pros: "On time & all staff were great"
Cons: "I rarely purchase food on a flight. This time I saw something on the menu I wanted & they didn't have it"
Pros: "That westjet was amazing and fixed your screw up"
Cons: "You booked me the opposite way as in to kelowna from Victoria when my destination was victoria and same thing on the way back. Super disappointed and will never book with you again as it ended up costing me double"
Pros: "From beginning to end the flight was smooth straight through."
Cons: "Not much to say or at all that was not liked."
Pros: "WJ Kelowna ground Crew went above and beyond in helping me deal with a rental car issue (a crew member volunteered to return my rental car key after I had cleared security) This simple act will leave me with a lasting positive impression of the Kelowna crew and the WJ brand and will influence my future purchase decisions well done"
Cons: "short haul food.snacks are marginal... either up the quality of the snacks or eliminate altogether as the current offerings detract from the experience ..."
Pros: "The boarding was quick and organized"
Cons: "The plane was so small I was sitting in the walkway and the chair was very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Very little"
Cons: "Rough weather. Stopped delivering water and snacks. Seat belt off and no attempt to continue water and snacks for 20 minutes. Then started back at front again to those who had already been served once. When got to me no snacks offered. Had to ask."
Cons: "The food could have been better. I don’t mind paying but some nicer, healthier choices would have been nice. It is airplane food so no real surprise. :)"
Pros: "excellent crew - seat is fine."
Cons: "screen monitor per seat."
Pros: "The crew was wonderful. Boarding was orderly and there was enough overhead space on this full flight. Even though the flight left later than schedule it was not a terrible delay. The overall experience was the opposite of my last flight on West Jet."
Cons: "A lot of turbulence on the flight."
Pros: "flight was fine and on time, this leg of my trip was easy"
Pros: "The crew were nice!"
Cons: "But this was like flying in an antique from the 20th century. No screens, AC not working well, tiny cabin. One of the bathrooms didn’t even have a sink."
Pros: "Good legroom in premium economy, power outlets at all seats"
Cons: "WiFi speed was terrible"
Cons: "We were on tarmac for an hour waiting to take off"
Pros: "On time and friendly crew, plenty of leg room as well."
Cons: "Delays left us in the plane for almost 1 1/2 hours before leaving Toronto."
Pros: "Great service and on time."
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Nice staff."
Cons: "Poor entertainment. I usually watch movies on my iPad but there was no wifi and the available TV shows were not to my taste, the screens were small and not clear. The magazine was boring, no games to play. Flight delayed an hour for no apparent reason."
Pros: "Nothing really."
Cons: "The lady at the checkin desk volunteered me to check my carry on and told me that she would charge me if I didn’t comply. ( there was more than enough room on the plane for me to store it). The plane wreaked of poo the whole flight and it gave me a head ache, which my Tylenol was in my carry on that the lady forced me to check. And the flight was only supposed to be delayed 15 min, and we didn’t take off until 45 min later, which made us miss our connection. Very disappointing service/ flight from WestJet!"
Pros: "westjet is the only way to go."
Pros: "West jet always known for above and beypnd service"
Pros: "The flight attendants were great"
Cons: "No power chargers on the planes"
Cons: "For some reason, the return was in Hamilton not Toronto. Unfortunately, I noticed after I paid. Not sure why the flight wasn't from Toronto."
Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly crew"
Cons: "Food cart passed us because we had our head down... they must have thought we were sleeping, gum stuck in magazine, the amount of ads before watching a show"
Pros: "The flight was delayed, so I was going to miss my connector. They made some calls and got me booked on a British air flight straight to my destination. Thank you!"
Pros: "The cabin crew were outstanding on WS709 today. This is my fourth trip with Westjet, and today stood above. Diane was beyond efficient and pleasant while maintaining a smile and grace, while a number of unattended children were onboard. My seat was changed, and that's fine - mostly because of the manner in which the crew at Pearson handled it. Then, I couldn't resist giving up my re-assigned (centre) seat so that two sisters could sit together. The two folk in my row were lovely, they talked more than I did, but when I joined in, it was a genuinely pleasant conversation. Three strangers, meeting per chance. The woman next to me had given her seat up for a family to sit together, so it really was a chance encounter! Diane needs to be promoted!"
Cons: "While things happen, I wonder why when I was readied a seat, it was missed that two children, sisters, were sitting in separate rows? Should they have automatically been assigned two seats together - they were unaccompanied. As happens, an 'aunt-like' woman was seated next to them, and again, Diane was an another in-charge auntie!"
Pros: "Good service but pretzel is not great good. Very Nice stewardesses."
Cons: "The seated are too small, a bus is more confortable."
Pros: "Crew was great. Tea or coffee would have been nice. Having to pay for everything is ridiculous"
Cons: "Three sets of crying children and parents who unable or reluctant to deal with them. Held everyone hostage."
Pros: "On bird staff"
Cons: "Pay for WiFi"
Pros: "Lacking social skills ! One on the flight attendants had numerous holes in her sweater. So unlike most West Jet employees!"
Cons: "Unprofessional! Lazy ! Very ungroomed ! I thought this was the worst two flight attendants l have ever seen with West Jet ! Had this been my first flight, I’d never return! Lots of options to fly with other air lines. That was flight from Toronto to Ottawa. Now the flight from Tampa to Toronto, the female flight attendant in the Plus section was an “ air head “ ! I had preordered the chicken salad & since l was in the plus section on the plane l paid more willingly and when l asked for the cheese & grapes container, she rolled her eyes, came back with the food & no knife and fork to eat the salad ! I tried to get her attention & since that didn’t work, I used the buzzer! I politely asked for a knife & fork to eat the salad! The young flight attendant had trouble processing the information so l very politely repeated my request! Lordie, it was training day at West Jet !"
Cons: "- The unprofessional way the staff "sorted us out". Especially the lady at check-in. Our flight was from NY to Toronto and then connecting after a nine-hour layover from Toronto to London. On all flights, we got the seats in the middle of the aircraft allocated, which is challenging when you are on crutches. - The second flight to London was in a terribly old machine where the overhead compartments were not well equipped to accommodate my crutches. The only way they fitted was at the very back underneath all the luggage. So when I asked the flight staff to help me get my crutch to go to the toilet, as I could not get it myself, he asked: "do you really have to use it?". I considered that very rude! - The selling of the entertainment systems took forever, which meant that the food sale was very late. Almost 4 hours into the flight on an overnight flight is really late! Especially when people would prefer to sleep. Due to my medication, I had to wait for food, but it took forever. All in all, not the best experience"
Pros: "Piot gave clear and timely announcements as flight was delayed do to weather,. In-flight crew were friendly and providing a relaxing environment. The include meal was very good."
Cons: "Plane is showing its age. Bathroom was in terrible condition."
Pros: "The lady beside me"
Cons: "The plane"
Pros: "There was a cute doctor and someone made a joke about the movie Alive. That was funny."
Cons: "There was a sick lady and she wouldn't stop coughing. That was gross"
Cons: "having to walk outside the plane in the snow to get on the bus and vise versa. it was cold and I got a bad cold...."
Pros: "The peace & quiet. Excellent flight attendants. Comfort was great"
Cons: "Nothing really was bad about the flight. The westjet connect had to be reset but that was the only issue. Flight was delayed 30 minutes."
Cons: "avoid the westjet encore flights. planes are small and noisy. if you sit next to a window it’s impossible to comfortably put both feet on the ground. if you pay for plus seating on an encore flight you’re basically paying to get on and off first. there’s no extra room and would be more fairly priced at $10."
Pros: "Tall dark haired flight attendant from Prince Edward Island was very accommodating is very professional. He had his jacket the whole time and it made flying on west jet seem sophisticated and like we were important enough to dress up for. Also the female flight attendant that did the announcements was great. She made the announcements in a friendly, slightly humorous way rather than sounding bored and businesslike and "let's just get through this" manner."
Cons: "Lack of ice for drinks and snacks. Also, I have noticed that on many flights now, they start with paid service and then free beverage service and often that is about 2 hours into the flight. I realize you probably do that to keep those who need booze from getting anxious or angry, etc. and to make money, but it makes me, who paid the same for my ticket, feel iike steerage class. It would be nice if those of us who aren't puchasing booze (which also includes those who want booze) could get served first, then do the paid. These are little things, but would distinguish you from others. If I knew when I flew with West Jet I could have several packs of crackers or cookies or a small cheese and cracker pack along with ice in my drink and quick soft drink service along with flight attendants that were allowed to be friendly and have a sense of humor, I would consider West Jet more often and even pay a little more. I would pay to be treated a little better than the others."
Pros: "I liked how quickly the flight was. I believe they actually made better time than what was originally estimated. I was also able to get my checked luggage as soon as I got to the carousel."
Pros: "Leg space, prompt on-board service"
Cons: "Boarding delays"
Pros: "The crew tried their best. The seats were average. The food ok."
Cons: "The entertainment is awful to non-existent. The wifi doesn't work especially on a laptop. On the return flight is wasn't even enabled. Four to five hours without ANY entertainment is totally unacceptable especially with teens and kids!! The 20 schedule changes and very confusing schedule (they showed us on 2 separate flights from DTW on Dec 25th morning). I have no idea how that would happen. The gate agent at Delta (first leg) had a hell of a time sorting it out despite a long call to the WJ help desk."
Pros: "The westjet staff is wonderful!"
Cons: "the lack of information during the delay"
Pros: "One flight attendant"
Cons: "Everything. I never right reviews but I fly everywhere and this was the worst experience ever. Delayed flights and bad instructions. Really horrible customer service"
Pros: "Pretty quick boarding, although the boarding time was incorrectly mentioned to be too early."
Cons: "Had to de-ice so we left about 10 minutes later than expected, but somehow still arrived early… but our gate had another plane still using it. We ended up arriving at our gate 25 minutes late. That's unacceptable, especially on a flight that's just an hour long. The gate was so far from the public transportation (landed at Terminal 3, public transport is at Terminal 1) that I missed the bus - got home super late as a result."
Pros: "Friendly , helpful staff . Who know what they are doing and try to accommodate you with minimum fuss ."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind this trip"
Pros: "It was priceless as we were taxiing down the runway, the entire outside crew were lined up waving a holding a banner. And the crew person who made all the announcements had such a wonderful sense of humour. It was a very enjoyable flight."
Pros: "Very helpful and friendly staff."
Cons: "Having to leave Costa rica"
Pros: "i Liked the ginger ale, and that we made it safe to Canada."
Cons: "Said it was boarding at 3:30 - didn’t board until 5 minutes before take off. Also it was a delayed flight."
Cons: "Wi fi didn't work"
Pros: "Two snacks, even if the snacks were a little on the small side;"
Cons: "A little cramped; small TV screens; the attendants ran out of hot water"
Cons: "To the best of my knowledge I paid for a window seat on my trip to Montreal. It was the only option I elected to pay for, yet, I found myself in the middle seat. A personal life lesson we’ll learned and an experience to be remembered & considered, under advisement, on any future bookings."
Pros: "Staff tried to do what they could but unable to really do anything. They only repeatedly messed up boarding passes causing me to miss flights."
Cons: "The planes were not in working order. The first plane had a hole in it from hitting something the flight was completely cancelled only one out of the two people at the counter was helping a line of people, but due to a system error people were not checked in . I had to get 4 different print outs of my boarding pass. the second aircrafts air conditioner didn't work, the third plane the back door would not close. I spent over 12 hours in the airport and couldn't get home till the following day . The airline did not have a hotel reservation ready as promised and had to wait an additional 15 minutes while they were telling me I was responsible for my own room. Eventually they got me a room and gave me a voucher. I would never fly or recommend West Jet i just don't feel safe."
Pros: "Service up to standards"
Cons: "Delay because of “not enough fuel on the aircraft” while ready on the runway for takeoff... 2 hours delay..."