The boarding process was more like a circus than an ordered process. It wasn’t necessarily the Westjet staff, as it was people attempting to push in and board early. The seats in economy are far too small and limiting; I am aware that this is a transaction for money.. I’d just like to feel less like cargo or cattle. I got what I wanted, a trip from point A to point B, it just wasn’t an experience that left me feeling good about the company or the experience. If I’m comparing Westjet with o other flights, it could have been better in service, in seat room, and just little things like a smile from the staff letting you know that it’s not just a job for them.
Flight was cancelled, then rebooked for 10 hours later, but I wouldn’t reach my destination (which was only about 400km away from my origin), until 14 hours later. Was able to call westjet for them to put me on an earlier (non-direct flight) with a connection in Vancouver. Along the way, my bag was lost and has yet to arrive.
Pros: "Head flight attendant who gave all the message was not friendly, rushed through her messages like she was not enjoying herself at her job."
Cons: "We left the gate late by 20 minutes only to stand in line with 8 or so other planes waiting to taxi to runway for take off. No explanation was given. However pilot did make up 30 minutes of that time in the air."
Pros: "over great job and service."
Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "Cabin cleanliness. There were flies nesting in the window of the row in front of me."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours."
Pros: "Friendly crew and good snack options"
Cons: "Bigger seats"
Pros: "Crew was good..flight went well"
Cons: "Don't like having to download app for entertainment ..some devices not current enough...disappointing to kids.."
Pros: "Flight was early and bags came out before scheduled arrival"
Cons: "Plane smelled of sewage"
Pros: "Super friendly, fun crew!"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew."
Pros: "Shakespearean effort by staff"
Cons: "Little snack perhaps?"
Cons: "More than 1 drink served"
Pros: "Good seat exit row"
Cons: "Flight did not leave on time and no updates"
Cons: "I asked to pay for a better seat prior to my flight from Kelowna to Edmonton and was told there wasn’t any. When we boarded the flight attendant moved a couple 10+ rows up for no charge."
Cons: "No beverage service at all and only pretzels offered when I asked if I could have nuts or cookies."
Pros: "The crew was great overal. Great sport and attitude with humor."
Cons: "The flight in Ottawa was delayed twice which made me change my plans twice. The plane was also a little cold heading to Toronto. Otherwise the help from Paul getting checked in was fantastic. He made the bad situation of a delay worth it just talking with him and apologizing for the delay with true empathy . Thank you Paul"
Pros: "As always great service and flight"
Cons: "Nothing to report"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "People were cramped in the plane, hardly any room for bags. People from other seats were packing their bags on top of other peoples stuff"
Pros: "Free beer"
Cons: "2.5 hours late"
Cons: "Seat space"
Cons: "Electrical was out so not able to charge my device"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "No wifi on the plane, entertainment system down"
Pros: "Flight crew humour"
Cons: "Lots of delays on both flights. Expensive in flight meal options. Even in flight entertainment was with payment only."
Pros: "The friendly service and prompt boarding!"
Cons: "The snack options. Veggies and hummus would be nice!"
Cons: "airport did t have air conditioning and there is no room in the overhead compartments propeller planes are unreasonable loud"
Pros: "Staff friendly"
Cons: "We were not sitting together...we are both seniors and my husband has only flown 2 before....our seats were booked together and I am assuming due to our flight cancelled on Jan 8 and rescheduled on the 9th that could be why. No room to stretch your legs, for those of us who have circulation problems...."
Cons: "I checked into my flight 24 hours in advance, got my boarding pass and everything. 12 hours before, I double check the boarding time and my flight has been cancelled. I got no notification of this, luckily I happened to check on my own."
Cons: "Having to divert to Calgary for broken radio. I’m positive there is enough redundancy in radio system to be down 1 radio."
Pros: "Crew overworked but pleasant and doing their best. Self check in works well with assistance"
Cons: "Management decisions meant assigned crew arrived after our flight supposed to depart. Needed 1 more person to service passengers. We waited a long time after serving started to get served. We did not know that food could be preordered online and served soon after takeoff. No TV screens on back of chairs...had to rent device to see movies. Have app but not able to book and get points. Wrote to WJ for help but oo response"
Pros: "Was on time and i was upgraded at no charge. The westjet staff is always friendly."
Pros: "Everything was streamlined and easy to understand. We made it on time and the staff were friendly, especially with our young son who is one Ana half."
Cons: "the Airline was pretty cramped but it was a short flight so it wasn’t too bad."
Pros: "Great flight easy booking"
Cons: "Paying for baggage"
Pros: "I was 8 mins late to check in."
Pros: "Staff at WestJet are the best!"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Inconsistent and slow WiFi Entertainment system requires flash- so it is dated and insecure."
Pros: "Clean and comfortable seating and polite and helpful crew."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and welcoming."
Pros: "Westjet flight crews are always really nice and helpful. When we travelled out to kelowna on the 14th it was a day after our daughters 1st birthday and they announced it over the intercom which was sweet"
Cons: "The flight back was an hour late to begin with, flight itself was good landing was probably the worst landing I've ever felt in my 20-25 flights, was an extremely tough landing. Smoke alarms went off in he airport so we had to wait for a bridge and luggage"
Pros: "Check-in agent in Kelowna was nice as were gate agents. The seats were fine even though we were in the back of the small plane. Flying in and out of Kelowna brought back memories of flights long ago: no jet ways and prop planes. It was nice they had a ramp rather than stairs."
Cons: "Short flight so only water to drink and pretzels or cookies if desired."
Had a 5 hour delay and then another near hour waiting on the tarmac to get off the plane. Should’ve gone with another airline
Slow boarding and sat on tarmac for over an hour after landing.
It was very good and have a good time and felt safe.
Narrow seat. Fat guy beside me, taking too much room. Lady with an (okay, little) dog on the other side.
I liked the staff. They were helpful despite all the delays. Pearson Airport needs to find a way to be better organized. Not sure how the current problems get solved, but very few flights are leaving on time. It seems like Air Canada is doing it’s best but it’s struggling to keep up with plane maintenance, baggage, and having enough staff for each flight.
horrible experience, almost like a death wish. 4 hours delay, scary flight, extreme turbulence
Friendly staff especially the Asian lady. Boarding could have been faster but was alright-it was organized.
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Cons: "The flight was late leaving and most of the passengers needed to catch connecting flights, so there was some anxiety as the crew didn't have any information as to whether or not we'd be able to connect."
Pros: "Good entertainment system and lots of selection, great food. Standard service by accommodating crew both in the air and on the ground."
Cons: "Not the most comfy seats on the old plane, but no major complaints."
Pros: "The flight was uneventful, lucked out with exit aisle."
Cons: "Boarding took way too long. Typically an airline will ask people to voluntarily check their overhead luggage free of charge if they know it's a full flight, not on this flight. Instead, they tried to get everyone to board with luggage in hand, then once they realized there was not enough space they asked people to hold on to their luggage while they came through the plane to tag it and stow it below - very inefficient and made the boarding process crazy as people tried to make their way around luggage that was sitting in the aisles."
Pros: "Riws nuch too close together. There should be a notice in the boarding area for passengers to download app so they can access on board movies. Or even better this should be included with ticket."
Pros: "Ease of flying right from and to home"
Cons: "Missed the connection in Toronto. Had to spend the night there. My skis arrived one day late to my destination."
Cons: "Flight was late departing"
Cons: "Plane was delayed 30 minutes-1 hour on tarmac prior to takeoff for deicing"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable and tight. Leg room is not existent."
Pros: "Boarding was excellent, most of the staff except one was excellent. The flight was smooth. Got hooked on a new series that I started watching on the plane."
Cons: "The wait time between flights on the way home was brutal but you expect that if you are flying on points. What made it worse was that I had to leave the secure area and collect my bags then wait 8 hours in the airport only to go through security again. On top of that trying to get my baggage tag there was a female agent that should have retired 100 years ago directing people like it was our fault she still had to work. If you can't be nice you should not be in customer service."
Pros: "On board food acceptable"
Cons: "Entertainment system wifi connection kept dropping. Crew were oblivious to the issue and unable to address."
Pros: "I like the service I receive ."
Cons: "I didn't like the walking to and from the plane."
Pros: "I didn't really care for to much, I was just thankful I made it safely!"
Cons: "By far the WORST experience I have ever had flying international as well as the most costly due to flight changes and delays with your airline.I WILL NEVER fly air Canada again!!!!!!"
Cons: "Rouge entertainment system is crappy"
Cons: "sitting in the middle seat unless you pay extra"
Pros: "I can't fault Air Canada Cabin crew - they are absolutely wonderful. I had a situation with a woman who decided she wanted to take my window seat and the cabin crew was amazing with how they handled the situation. They are always so friendly, attentive."
Cons: "Boarding at Frankfurt airport was God Awful. The supervisor there was so rude to people, treating us all like cattle. The boarding process was unorganized, confusing, we were getting conflicting instructions from staff and then verbally abused by the supervisor there."
Pros: "Easy boarding."
Cons: "Video screen loose and no volume control, so Oud I couldn't watch. No food-na more applicable. Seats uncomfortable and tight."
Pros: "This was a boring flight which is a good thing, no drama, no mechanical problems, no weather problems. More leg room than an overseas flight."
Pros: "I flew through Vancouver from Boston on my way to Brisbane, Australia and back. I was nervous at first because of the 2 hour connection windows. This might be a testament to Vancouver Airport more than Air Canada, but the flight home after an initial 14 hour flight was pain free. Boarding was fast (the flight wasn't full) and we ended up pulling away from the terminal early. I slept most of the flight so I can't really comment on food. The entertainment was the same as when i left for Australia, which was ok. It had a decent variety to select from."
Pros: "Empty seat between us"
Cons: "No movies. Had to load app for entertainment. Then WiFi never worked"
Cons: "Flight delayed by 2 hours"
Cons: "One of the worst overall flight experiences. Flight attendants ignored assistance light, no entertainment ( only option was paying for an ipad), and blankets had to be paid for!!. Flight was so booked that we were late taking off. Poor flight attendants were obviously understaffed. Will avoid this airline when possible"
Pros: "Air Canada accommodated me on an earlier flight saving me 3 hrs."
Pros: "The entertainment and food was decent. The flight attendants were very nice and patient."
Cons: "It's disappointing that just because I'm in economy I have to be uncomfortable during a 12+ hr flight."
Pros: "The trip from Kelowna to Vancouver was amazing. Quick very pleasant."
Pros: "The flight was pretty empty so one of the flight attendants let me and my three other friends each have our own personal row in the back of the plane. This made it very comfortable and enjoyable."
Cons: "Not having any free food options was a bummer, as we had to run to catch this flight and had no time to stop for food in the airport before."
Pros: "Entertainment and staff were good as expecte"
Cons: "over 3 hours delayed. no compensation for drinks/food no communications re: options and timing. I would have rather forfeited my seat on yesterday's flight (which didn't leave until after 10pm - scheduled for 7) and taken the first flight out of YVR today. Super frustrating - Have greater expectations from Air canada."
Pros: "The experience was par for the course. No frills, no pleasantries, only water and juice on offer, but the A330 was great."
Pros: "All was well. Thanks"
Pros: "We were already delayed by alot"
Pros: "My flight to Toronto arrived late which meant there would be no way for me to catch my connecting flight to North Carolina. An Airline rep was already waiting for me out of the terminal, with tickets for a new flight the next morning, a ticket for one night at one of the airport hotels(dinner included) and meal vouchers for the airport. This would have never happened with any US based airline."
Cons: "It was so great we didn't go. Got a refund you retards"
Pros: "Th flight attendants were nice. The entertainment system was working and the movies were good."
Pros: "The staff rocked it, despite being in a tough position with grumpy passengers. The desk staff before boarding was less helpful. The seats were comfortable. Entertainment was rated low because it was a short flight it really should have been an N/A because I didn't use it. Not sure how to fairly rate that. No food as far as I could tell."
Cons: "2 hour delay, then sat for another hour or so after being the last to board for fueling and waiting for ground crew."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Broken toilet for this flight"
Pros: "Nice staff. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "No basic food for free."
Pros: "It was great."
Cons: "Like to be able to pick my seat ahead of time without a charge."
Pros: "Flight and attendants great! A second offering of coffee would have been appreciated!"
Cons: "Lines were confusing to me. Kiosk machines for boarding passes clogged lines. Only 3 staff working security lines after a long weekend! 3 sets of married couples that I knew of couldn't be seated together! Airport personnel not very helpful and rather cranky!"
Pros: "I liked the comfortable airplane. The bathroom we used by the front of the cabin was a great size bathroom. Food was OK but could have been better."
Cons: "I upgraded the seats for me and my 9 year old daughter to economy premium for about $300 per seat. You would think they would give you two seats together considering you are flying with a minor. Nope! The seats were on different side of the isle and they had a seat between. One of the flight attendants was gonna accommodate us to be seated next to each other on the side with two seats only and my daughter was happy to be next to me. Another flight attendant comes after us and moves us to the middle where are 4 seats between the isles. I would recommend to ask what seats you are getting before boarding. I had picked two seats next to each other but in the meantime they sold the window seat to somebody else and moved me one seat away from my 9 year old daughter plus an isle between us. Will NEVER fly them again. I felt very uncomfortable and honestly like criminal while waiting for them to decide about my seating arrangements after paying additional $600 on the top of the regular fare. This was a flight from Paris to Montreal."
Pros: "We were safe."
Cons: "Big problems with frequent flyer miles. After a number of hours into the effort I am told my miles won't count. For the average airline it takes about 30 seconds to join the frequent flyer club. Air Canada now is my last choice for long flights. Ok maybe before Frontier."
Great crew, smooth flight. 30 minute delay on the tarmac with no status updates or information from captain. However, that was the only negative on the trip.
It’s 2022 and the airplane is from the 70’s … better yet not a single entertainment unit was working on a 5hrs flight……. SMH
Pros: "Movies selection, the crew was helpful"
Cons: "Options with seating choices at check-in — even for a fee. There were no choices at all."
Cons: "Single worst airline ever"
Pros: "The one flight attendant was good."
Cons: "Everything else needed improvement"
Cons: "I could've actually made it to savannah tonight but I've been stuck in two different customer service lines for over 3 hours"
Pros: "I liked the lounge."
Cons: "The boarding process could've been better (no excess of gate changes, overbooking the flight, and kicking people out of their seats). Additionally, the food on board could've been better. My chicken was not chicken and lastly the airline's hard product could've been better, no IFE is a big no-no."
Pros: "Great crew. Comfortable in economy plus"
Cons: "Pilot didn’t show up, we waited 2.5 hours for him."
Pros: "Non stop flight. The crew went out of their way to help us enjoy the flight. Food was available during most of the flight. The crew was friendly and enjoyed helping us get to our vacation"
Cons: "The entertainment system. I started watching a movie but couldn’t finish. Once the movie stoped I could not restart it."
Cons: "Landing was scary & hard Crowded & hard to get attendants’s attention"
Cons: "seats a little small"
Pros: "Lots of leg room!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Flight was on time and fantastic!"
Cons: "They tried to keep changing it on us!!!"
Pros: "Comfortable, pleasant Attendants and friendly Pilots"
Cons: "Flight 1039 dec 16 was delayed due to late inbound arrival to Aruba. United gave the reason "delayed Maintenance" which United denied as mechanical failure. We missed connected flight to Albany. United gave us only option: morning flight to Washington and then To Albany which is inacceptable option. We took rental car. Also: Workers at Newark do not coordinate. Super Slow and give disinformation."
Pros: "I am only 5'4" but the seat in front of me was broken. I had NO leg room. If you are going to squeeze your passengers in like sardines, the very least that you could do is make sure what little room you have left us isn't compromised by faulty equipment."
Cons: "Horrible plane - the seats are so narrow that average size person can barely fit."
Pros: "the crew was great, flight was not overcrowded - smooth sailing the entire flight."
Cons: "I couldn't believe they did not have no tv or some type of food for 6 hour flight"
Pros: "Noisy intrusive spoiled crying screaming kids kicking seats shaking rattles and crew was helpless"
Pros: "Enough room for legs this time."
Cons: "TV on board not working during the whole flight. Food not good."
Cons: "That you had to pay to watch anything"
Cons: "Food gave me an upset stomach. I took the cheese and spinach pie or whatever that was. Not used to paying extra for in flight entertainment... that's just ridiculous."
Pros: "Flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "We weren't happy about not being able to pick our seats before hand. Very frustrating not knowing if we had sets or not when checking in at the airport."
Pros: "Non stop to Cabo"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating and leg room. $200 fee each way fro surfboards. Lost the surfboards on the way home."
Pros: "Courteous crew and smooth flight for the most part"
Cons: "The seats in were the most cramped I've ever experienced even for economy"
Pros: "I love how comforting it was. The flight attendants are super sweet and very attentive."
Pros: "I liked that we made it to Cabo in a timely fashion"
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to download an app to get free wifi."
Pros: "Flight was cancelled twice. United lied about luggage. Had to purchase toiletries and hotel room."
Cons: "Entertainment Did not work properly."
Cons: "The overhead bins were so full that I needed to put my backpack under the seat. That meant that the already-cramped seat was even more cramped. In addition the seat did not recline because it was next to an exit row. It was a red eye and I could not get comfortable enough to sleep. Also, the fact that the screen brightness control was located on top of the seat arm meant that my neighbor's arm kept turning my screen on and increasing the brightness while my neighbor was asleep."
Cons: "Flight turned around and I was merely given a voucher for a hotel. This was united's fault; it was not caused by weather. Now I'm responsible for paying $80 for a hotel room. I'm furious. I will never fly united again."
Pros: "Plane very clean somewhat new. Well kept."
Cons: "I hate when you get to the airport and you have a question or doubt and there is not a human being!!!! Only kiosks!!!! I hate it"
Pros: "Took United Airlines to Phoenix for a family wedding. Flight went well. Slight delay, but pilot made up the time. On return trip, arrived 30 minutes ahead of schedule. Staff on all flights were friendly and accommodating. Snacks were the usual, nothing to write home about. Entertainment access was provided through your device. Would recommend United."
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "We did not get headphones. We were told by a very flip attendant that they ran out. No apology! It was a long flight without entertainment. On our trip TO Hamburg, we had earphones, but NO screens. So both our flights, to and from Hamburg, were disappointing"
Pros: "Free entertainment offered on our flight home."
Cons: "Confusing baggage claim information/lack thereof, spotty WiFi, difficulty locating a United representative to resolve our seat issue"
Pros: "Flying in America gave me no problems. Things only got terrible after we left Denver."
Cons: "Our flight home we couldn't land in Chicago due to storms and diverted to Madison. Sat on Tarmac 2 hours and some passengers from Madison allowed to end journey there. We had to wait for that approval and again had to wait for their luggage to be removed from the plane. My opinion is let them disembark but not the luggage. It was too long to be in that plane"
Cons: "The female flight attendant was RUDE!!!! On a flight of over 4 hours they should have a plane with a monitor at each seat. Had to watch movie from my smart phone. :-("
Pros: "Never took flight"
Cons: "Never took flight"
Cons: "United is a poor carrier, there's nothing more to say. I struggled with my check in (I had just had a spine procedure done 48 hrs prior).... and by the time I got help from an agent it was 7:03 am, so... They wouldn't give me a boarding pass for my 8 am flight. Add to that an extremely rude ticket agent who couldn't care less about helping me, and almost seemed to enjoy my predicament, and that sums up my experience with this airline. I will never fly with them again, that's for sure; there's so many other airlines that actually care about their customers, this is not one of them."
Cons: "We got on board, waited 20 minutes. Capt said it was a bad reverser, and we were waiting on paperwork for 15 minutes. Long story short, they make us leave the plane after 2.5 hours. Then we wait in the airport for another 2.5 hours. I missed my connection and spent 10 hours in Chicago."
Pros: "Nice clean plane, very friendly and helpful crew."
Cons: "The hour delay."
Cons: "Delay time boarding. Taxi time once landed"