The Air Transat representatives in Punta Cana need serious retraining on Customer Services. Lost luggage claims that goes helplessly unansweree, reps yelling at clients to go behind the red line as the check in line ballooned....
Pros: "Cleaniness, spacious seats, entertainment screen and Off course crew was very helpful."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Seat wasn't reclining and was very uncomfortable"
Cons: "To have known that you had to do security twice without leaving the boarding area."
Pros: "We were upgraded to premium economy for free at check-in. The crew was very kind"
Cons: "We did not enjoy the entertaining system as the headphones were not complementary. The food was quite okay but quantity was sparce and no cheese provided. Also service was slow. Drinks were served 10 minutes after meal ☹️"
Pros: "Air Transat provide excellent service with affordable prices. I have arrived late to check-in desk due to unexpected traffic but Air Transat team was very supportive, even helped us to cross the customs in no-time until the gate of the plane without interrupting the flight time. Highly Recommended."
Pros: "leg room in middle isle was great"
Cons: "the flight attendant took boarding passes from my hand and did not return them back to me, upon entry. My mother had to take the boarding passes from flight attendant's hand."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable, even for economy"
Cons: "It was cold the whole flight"
Pros: "The crew was good."
Cons: "Never made it on the flight and have no help getting any refund or compensation. Unable to make connections to Toronto."
Pros: "Decent amount of leg room."
Cons: "The hot food was garbage. The pizza was worse than cardboard."
Pros: "the crew was great,"
Cons: "The aircraft was crappy and old. The leg room was smaller than normal, timing delayed by hours, no comp given, still all refreshments needed paying for"
Cons: "For. 4 hour delay, would have been nice for AT to offer something to their patrons...drink, snack etc"
Cons: "Seats are too small, not enough leg room, no entertainment"
Pros: "Convenient time ,food was ok and no delay."
Cons: "No plug ,no inflight entertainment ,uncomfortable sits and crew was not overly friendly"
Cons: "my suitcase are mising"
Cons: "The washrooms were a disaster"
Pros: "On time,I could charge my mobile"
Cons: "The curser of the smart screen was hard to use"
Cons: "The flight was delayed from 10:30pm until 2:30am. Horrible experience. No personal entertainment, food was disgusting!"
Cons: "2.5 hr on tarmac before departure"
Pros: "The plane smelled like vomit from boarding to landing. Seats were uncomfortable. Had to pay $9 for headphones. Food was served at odd times for time zone we were leaving and lights were left on far too much of the time for an overnight flight. I’ve had much better service on other airlines. Staff were pleasant but very impatient."
Pros: "The best parts - the crew and the entertainment. The stewards we engaging, courteous, and professional. They also provided some very good information on what to do once in the Cancun terminal. The in-flight entertainment system had an excellent selection."
Cons: "The low score for food is a result from there not being any on the flight. It was only 4 hours in duration, and we brought our own snacks. The coffee was excellent!"
Pros: "Good staff / crew. Had option Plus. Good value."
Cons: "Seats are brutal. long legs have no where to go. Seats should not be allowed to recline. Rude to do it."
Pros: "Can’t think of anything except my window seat"
Pros: "Great service, decent food, wonderful staff!"
Cons: "Flight delay, seemed it could have been avoided. Whenever you hear technical reasons it becomes non descriptive and reasons for waiting another 60 min are questionable."
Pros: "Much more comfortable than our outbound flight, better seats and more space. Movies were available this time versus the outbound flight that did not have an entertainment system. Main meal was nice. We flew "Option Plus". Flight landed on time."
Cons: "Main meal was quite nice but pre-landing snack was awful; pastry with a thin coating of tomato paste and veg."
Pros: "Very friendly crew!"
Pros: "I liked the legroom even though we had a regular seat. We sat 2x2 seating and were very pleased. Some staff were nice. The price was a good deal. So it boils down to having mediocre for a bargain or nicer accommodations for more pricey fares. My husband thought it was very good though."
Cons: "Food was awful. Service for food and drinks took way too long. Why give food 20 minutes before you are giving a beverage? I have always had drink service prior to food. I did not understand this. Breakfast was a piece of "carrot cake" that looked like was picked up from the local jail in Toronto. Really my only complaint. Flight was bumby but not anyone's fault other than Mother Nature. Water in bathroom stopped working halfway through flight. Seats were not comfy as other airlines. My butt got numb somewhere around Greenland."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient as Option Plus board right after first class. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Extremely cramped seating: the worst I have experienced. Terrible in-flight entertainment system; poor video quality; everybody views the same movie as it was in the 80s unless you think to bring your own tablet. Barely passable food (warm sandwich) and breakfast consisted of a slice of cake."
Cons: "They ran out of food on both trips"
Pros: "Staff was amazing. We were delayed in Rome but our connecting flight to Toronto waited for us."
Cons: "Plane boarding and takeoff was delayed. Also when we landed we got mixed with international flights so I had to go through customs !!!! Took me 2h to leave the airport. Longer than the flight over!!!"
Cons: "Sitting in Toronto for three hours past scheduled boarding, minimal information. Missed my train out of Gatwick and only two pieces of luddage out of three."
Pros: "Staff in Dublin airport were very helpful helped me with my ETA very pleasant and efficient"
Cons: "Very very disappointed and angered at how our flight was handled after being delayed at no fault of my own my outbound flight was delayed from Dublin we were told our connecting flight would be organized and waiting for us. Upon arrival I was told I had 30mins until my connecting flight took off, stressed, tired and emotional I rushed through the airport and asked a member of staff to help me. This man was helpful he took me past the while queue and took me to the check in desk and told me I would be served asap. This is where my trip took a turn for the worst. Bare in mind I had been awake for 18 hours I was tired and stressed, the lady at the check in desk was snappy, rude and unhelpful. She read my boarding card and told me I would not be getting on the flight, she wrote me a hotel card and a voucher for food and wasn't very helpful. I began to cry and explained my father was already in Toronto waiting for me and she said I would not be flying. Very upset I walked off and started to cry. A few minutes later a lady who I flew with ran over and told me the lady had read my boarding pass wrong and thought I was on the inbound Tel Aviv flight and had wrongly dismissed me, then I was taken to another desk where staff had no clue what time my flight was at even though they had a computer system in front of them. Very very poor communication between staff with little attention paid to my flying details. My case was then taken by staff and my boarding pass then when the staff finally worked out what flight I was going on they asked for my suitcase to which I replied you already took my case and put into onto the conveyor , all staff denied taking my case or boarding pass which lead me to become more stressed that my luggage would be lost in transit and added to my stressful situation. Finally a lady guided us to our gate for our flight without knowing whether we would make the flight or not. After running round numerous air transat gates we found the gate we were supposed to be at even though the screen said the flight was for nice in France. Totally confusing and frustrating! I had the worst experience this day and will definitely not be flying with air transat or recommending it to anyone after the total disorganising and lack of communication between staff who were unhelpful and added to my stress. Bathrooms were also disgraceful, very unclean dirty and messy, no toilet roll and bins were full and messy. My lunch option was no longer available and I had to eat something I didn't want ."
Cons: "We flew Air Transat from Vancouver to London and back as a family of 3. The seats were some of the most cramped that we've been in. Small space for leg room (and I'm only 5'3"), and the placement of the rigid boxes for the life jackets towards the front part of the seat made it impossible to rest your foot on the bar underneath. The arm rests went up, but not all the way back, so that further restricted room and made it awkward for my son to lean against me to sleep. The entertainment selection was OK, however it was the same for both directions, so the way home offered us a much smaller selection."
Cons: "The flight is a night flight, so most of us are trying to sleep but we were woken up two hours before landing to be given a piece of cinnamon loaf...I would rather sleep!"
Pros: "Checkin attendant set us up on our own bench given the flight wasn't full. Much appreciated rather than playing games with premiums. Nice, new aircraft. Good basic flight services, though the meals were nothing fancy."
Cons: "No pillows available, and blankets for purchase. Airline certainly didn't go to any lengths to facilitate passenger comfort on an international overnight flight. Flight schedule was also kind of weird. Turned the lights on 2.5 hours out from destination for a pass-out-packaged-biscuit meal service. Was not a restful flight"
Pros: "Extra leg room extra luggage priority boarding food"
Cons: "So many of the movies had english subtitles which I didn't appreciate as It was an overnight flight and I was tired after the flight from Vancouver to Toronto and a 4 hour lay over."
Pros: "Staff was friendly but not very attentive and would skip over you during drinks if you weren't making direct eye contact."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, they didn't decline. Not the cleanest."
Pros: "Great crew, food and complimentary wine."
Cons: "Cramped seating, but not moreso than other airlines."
Pros: "They made us feel special. They thought about details."
Pros: "Comfortable seating, good entertainment selection available and drink provided on short flight."
Cons: "Delay and disorganization at airport left passengers frustrated with at least 3 changes to gate prior to departure. Added to this was the incorrect announcement on P.A. System at 6:55pm a change of gate to leave at original time (7pm), only to have a stampede of passengers arrive at newly assigned gate to have no airline representative there and soon a new/revised departure time of 21:05 instead. Hopefully, those clients with international connections were able to make it, but I suspect that several had their plans changed with this > 2 hour delay."
Pros: "Friendly staff, comfortably seated and quality entertainment."
Cons: "Should consider providing meals to children under 12yo first (for coach seating) so that they have choice of meal. My 10 year old daughter was the 3rd last served her meal on this flight when only 1 option was left. She was Ok with it, but likely because she was so hungry by then. I can see how such a situation could have been potentially very stressful for a family..."
Pros: "Good leg room, comfortable seats, altogether a pleasing experience"
Cons: "The food was poor, so we didn't bother, but given the price of the tickets we couldn't complain"
Pros: "On both our outbound and homeward flights, the crew were excellent. I got woozy and nearly passed out on the outbound flight, and they were very helpful, brought water and helped me get cooled off and lie down, and checked on me repeatedly the rest of the flight. It's not their fault they have to serve such crummy food. We were forewarned by reading reviews and simply brought our own meal aboard. I got an unbelievably good fare to Europe, so for what I saved I decided that didn't mind buying my own food at the airport. Movie choices were somewhat limited, but I found a few that I was interested in watching."
Cons: "In Paris Air Transat flies into a tiny little terminal where you have to take a shuttle bus from the plane to the building. It was OK when arriving, but a hassle when boarding for the return flight. The check-in person made a fuss about my very small backpack which was my personal item and would fit easily under the seat. I finally placated her by checking my larger pack (which also fully qualified as a carry-on). I saw so many other people with both a small rolling suitcase and a substantial personal item, so I'm not sure what that was all about. Be aware that the weight limit for carry-ons is pretty restrictive--10 Kg or 22 lb. We intended to pack light anyway, so that was a good incentive!"
Pros: "Really like the new meals of Bistro. Hated the chicken and rice!"
Cons: "Bit late leaving but not a real issue. Trying to get through masses when you have Club/Priority Plus is horrific. People need to be told clearly to sit until their turn. Really do not like not having my own TV. No choice and if don't have a tablet or otherwise then can't see what you want!"
Pros: "Good TV/ movie selection. International flight includes sandwich meal, wine & a pizza snack."
Cons: "Seats are quite narrow and I had an arm rest hog sat next to me. Boarding was delayed by 30 mins."
Cons: "Flight delayed one day. All hotel booking got cancelled and tour that I arranged. Several hundred dollars are wasted, since it is less than one day notice. No refund. Flight ticket was cheap, but ended up pay more eventually. Also lost precious one day of my dream vacation. Airtransat do not pay back EU regulated fine to passengers. They gave us $200 credit only can use to purchase Airtansat ticket. Which will not be happen with me again. Hope Kayak seriously consider for future relationship with them. I also disappointed with kayak too, no delay or flight cancellation e-mail received from you."
Pros: "Price is ok."
Cons: "It was an early flight, but the crew was late for almost 2 hours. No notification in advanced so we all had to wait. If they knew they will be late, they could have send an notification so we would not have to rush to the airport at 5 am and then wait until 9 am."
Cons: "The attendants could have been more hospitable"
Pros: "Seat was very comfortable and noise cancelling headphones were nice touch."
Cons: "Was not used to business class seat and it wasn’t that intuitive."
Cons: "Check-in was bad. Too few staff for too many people."
Pros: "Very nice flight attendants."
Cons: "Sick people coughing and crying babies. :D"
Pros: "The in seat entertainment."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable and very small. No offering of water or soda other then the one time."
Pros: "Ease of flying right from and to home"
Pros: "The flight itself was very good The plane was quite new. Very comfortable seats and plenty of leg room with nothing obstructing the foot space. Good inflight entertainment and complimentary earbuds. Flight attendents were capable and friendly, food service better than average."
Cons: "Check-in at the Air Canada counter was chaotic, a long lineup with only one agent available to direct the crowd. She coped well considering there were multiple people asking questions at the same time. There was a small sign instructing persons who had obtained boarding passes and luggage tags to go to baggage drop but no signs or separate lanes to indicate where that was. Very disorganized. At the gate it was the same scenario. Agents at adjacent desks were calling boarding instructions for multiple flights at the same time. Our Vancouver flight was never actually announced but passengers all started lining up because the stated boarding time had passed. It was impossible to tell which flight was calling for which boarding zones and everyone was wondering out loud "what is going on here?" Once finally aboard we sat on the runway, our flight left an hour late and we missed our connecting flight in Vancouver which, I realize happens. However..."
Cons: "Lack of food choices!"
Cons: "Delayed Flight, barely made it onto my connecting flight."
Pros: "from LA to Toronto, between the seats was roomy"
Cons: "to LA, between the seats was very narrow"
Pros: "Friendly staff. Clean plane."
Cons: "Did not have enough of the items on main menu even first flight in the morning."
Pros: "Everything was great. The food was tasty and the flight was comfortable."
Pros: "I had an entire row to my self. Staff were friendly"
Cons: "Always hate when airlines don't provide snacks"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "No food, no entertainment. Very uncomfortable plane"
Pros: "There was nothing outstanding on this flight."
Cons: "We were delayed on boarding, they changed the gate number a number of times... it was all very disorganized. Both flights to and from LAX were delayed hours so they had to give us a voucher for 15% off our next flight."
Cons: "Since my flight was delayed from calgary I had to sleep overnight to catch a morning flight. To my inconvenience I had to wait to have my seat assigned at the gate. I asked the rep at the gate to please have an aisle seat but she asked me to wait as she will call my name for seat assignments later. As I waited like she called many names and not mine, i again reminded her that she didnt call mine and she then just gave me my boarding pass without even apologizing that shr had put me in a middle seat. I told her i cant sit im a middle seat i need am aisle because I go to the bathroom often. she coldly said. "no more aisle seats". bad experience with ground staff in general as this is not the first time."
Pros: "Flew economy from Los Angeles to Vancouver. Aircraft looked like a newer Airbus A320 with the new Air Canada branding (black lettering against white fuselage). Air Canada check in process has passengers use self service kiosks first and then take the tags and luggage to the counter. The employees at check in were all very efficient and made sure the line didn't get too long. The flight left on time. Every seat had personal entertainment system, and mine worked great. The flight attendants themselves were very professional."
Cons: "The in flight magazine was water damaged and somewhat soiled (probably from prior passenger's drink). I wish the on ground cleaning crew would take the time to inspect the seat back pockets."
Cons: "We had a 5 hour delayed flight. We received no notification that our flight would be delayed so we were stuck waiting on the airport for 5 hours, which forced us to cancel evening plans with friends that night because the flight landed in Vancouver at 3am the next morning and we didn't get to our Airbnb until around 4-5am. The crew seemed disorganized."
Cons: "Arrived 1 hr 15 min late."
Cons: "the flight was 5 hours late"
Pros: "The snack selection is excellent"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Easy flight good crew"
Cons: "Lost our baggage"
Pros: "- Air Canada reps are nice, just super unhelpful - Friendly team, but not empowered to really help and quick to pass you off to others"
Cons: "- We tried to check in online and got an error message. When we got to the airport 2 hours before our flight, we were told by customer service rep #1 to join a line. At the front of the line, same rep told us "Oh it's probably that now you need a visa." - Why not tell people when they try to check in why there is an error? The new rule went into effect in December, and we hadn't been to Canada since needing a visa. Once we had been accepted, we were passed off to another employee who couldn't figure out why he couldn't check us in. Then another, who said "I'm only helping you because your flight is delayed, the flight should have closed by now." (Not exactly comforting, and considering it took them 2 hours to help, not super helpful either.) - When we ran to the gate, the people running the gate told us that the aircraft hadn't even landed, but weren't communicative in timing, didn't update the time on the boarding screens, etc."
Pros: "Flight was well managed, and even though the flight was full, service was on time and pleasant. A great travel experience overall."
Pros: "Flight was delayed. Constant communication from Air Canada crew. I like that."
Cons: "Talked to the masses like they were simpleton. They were. So it worked out."
Pros: "It was an average flight."
Cons: "The food was terrible! The alcohol wasn't free for my international flight. The crew was a little snobby and unkind."
Pros: "Everything went very smoothly...quick and easy flight"
Pros: "Flight was fast."
Cons: "The plane was not clean, there was debris on all the seats. It was hot and smelly. I'm not sure if passengers brought food but very overpowering and gross. I wanted to vomit the entire flight."
Cons: "Lavatories didn't flash properly. No tap water"
Cons: "Customer service"
Cons: "On Time and the service was awesome. Best red eye flight to Toronto."
Pros: "fast and easy boarding, spacious"
Cons: "No food offered, staff not approachable"
Pros: "Service, attendants."
Cons: "Food for charge."
Pros: "The crew was so good and friendly. The entertainment options were good, some variety. The flight was smooth."
Cons: "Any additional amenity cost extra. No inflight snacks."
Pros: "Yes, I like it"
Cons: "We could not book for large group, so we have to separate"
Pros: "Modern plane, space, good service"
Cons: "The pasta was not good and the piece of sugary bread for breakfast was also not good."
Pros: "Comfy seats, awesome new movies to watch. Great staff, very helpful"
Cons: "No free snacks, I mean they came around with drinks but you had to pay for all of the food"
Pros: "Staff was extremely nice and the plane itself was comfortable- loved the leg ."
Cons: "Flight to Vancouver: Upon arrival I was told that the luggage from my flight 557 was misplaced and put on plane 775. I had to wait an extra two hours for luggage in customs. I was late to the wedding festivities in Whistler that evening. Flight to Los Angeles: The plane was 30 minutes late. We board the plane and discover there is a sensor issue. We wait 30 minutes. then another 30 and then another 30 as more and more news comes about that the problem is not fixable. We de-board and have to wait in a long line at the complete opposite end of the airport. By 1:00am the line has barely moved and all hotel vouchers has been used. I have to spend the evening on a bench in the airport as a single woman- not comforting. I missed important meetings the next day as I am on the flight home. I understand accidents happen but it happened on both my way there and back. My flight home should have been refunded as it put me in a very insecure position and effected my work performance."
Pros: "Smiley and kind crew. Smooth take off and landing in both ways. Clean and organized craft. Being on time. Could not be better. Thank you Air Canada"
Cons: "I am disappointed that all air lines cut the meals"
Cons: "Flight and hospitality"
Pros: "Flight was on time and everything went well"
Cons: "Child behind me kicking seat entire time!!!"
Cons: "the egg sandwich had a really bad sauce on it."
Cons: "In a 4-5hour flight it would be nice to at least get a complimentary snack on the plane along with the beverage."
Pros: "Food for purchase options and entertainment."
Cons: "Crew is so slow!!!"