Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from the United States to Gander
Most visitors from United States will not be allowed to enter Gander. The travel restrictions do not apply to Canadian citizens,Permanent residents,Extended family members include those in a long-term, exclusive dating relationship and their dependent children, plus adult children, grandchildren, siblings, and grandparents under certain conditions,Foreign nationals for compassionate reasons in specific and limited situations, including to say goodbye to a loved one, to provide care for a loved one, or to attend a funeral.
Foreign nationals arriving directly from the US for a non-discretionary purpose,Indians under the Indian Act, International students approved by a provincial or territorial government as having a COVID-19 readiness plan will be allowed to enter Canada.
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Visitors from United States will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Gander.
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Gander.
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Mandatory Accommodation Booking
Compassionate entry for travellers and limited release from quarantine
Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada.
Masks: Required in public spaces.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Luggage costs"
Pros: "The staff at WestJet was very accommodating to me."
Cons: "Better snack choices"
Pros: "The on-board crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Boarding was terrible. One lady was very rude to people who are boarding. Also took quite a long time to board."
Cons: "No coffee"
Pros: "Flight was only delayed 20 minutes."
Pros: "Very nice crew, good snack and drinks."
Cons: "LGA, the start was delay because of traffic jam...we spent 1 hr in the plane taxing."
Pros: "The boarding process was very unorganized."
Cons: "The 7:30 flight was canceled."
Pros: "comfortable seats, wifi entertainment"
Cons: "Unable to upgrade delta flight because it was a westjet code share flight, westjet unable to upgrade delta flight because it was to be done on delta servers. I was finally able to upgrade at the delta check-in counter for a higher fee than usual (ontop of the perfered seat upgrade I already paid for). I waited 1.5hrs after takeoff before I called staff for a drink. Over 2hrs before they officially started serving main cabin drinks and snacks. There was some turbulence but they could have served people by hand without the cart. They had no problem serving first class before, during and after takeoff."
Pros: "Flight was smooth and landed 17 minutes earlier. Bags arrived before I was in front of baggage area."
Pros: "Easy to change flight same day to one flight earlier."
Cons: "Forced me to check in my (undersized) duffel bag carry on. Then forgot To load the bag onto the plane. WestJet cited a questionable and unlikely reason, that the bag was not loaded due to baggage to passenger weight ratio for safety reasons, even though flight was far from full with multiple empty rows. Plus there was a grand total of only approximately 12 pieces of baggage at the carousel. Also the plane’s auxiliary power generator was broken, which meant no a/c while on the tarmac before and after takeoff. Cabin was warm though not intolerable, however led to delays at both origin and destination airport due to having to wait for an external power supply truck. No in flight service due to supposed turbulence. Which would have been fine, except there really wasn’t much turbulence. Didn’t affect me, but my neighbor’s entertainment system was broken. However, these multiple issues and the broken power generator makes me wonder about what other maintenance issues have been overlooked or not addressed. Most of all I was offended by the clear lack of honesty about my baggage. If there really was a weight limit safety issue despite the plane being far from maximum capacity, then there are much bigger issues with the plane that makes me never want to fly WestJet again. But don’t insult your passengers by lying to cover up your carelessness. My baggage arrived on the following (my original) flight, but that which was delayed by nearly two hours. I’ve flown on United, Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, WowAir, AA, Alaskan, Virgin, American Airlines, United Airways, China Air, EVA, and Air Canada. So far, WestJet has been by far my worst experience."
Cons: "I miss the wedding party I was the bridesmaid"
Pros: "Nice staff. Comfortable seats.. easy boarding."
Cons: "No air conditioning til we took off, both on our outgoing and incoming flights. That was very annoying as I actually had trouble breathing!"
Pros: "Free beer"
Cons: "2.5 hours late"
Cons: "Poorly organized departure lines had plane boarding late, resulting in a long wait on apron for takeoff slot. Late arrival in Toronto meant waiting for a gate, and then customs delay due to multiple arrivals at once"
Pros: "Service on plane. Attendants were delightful."
Cons: "Sat on the runway and it smelled of exhaust, which made me nauseous."
Cons: "Faulty weather radar on a stormy evening cancelled our WestJet PREMIUM ECONOMY flight. After deplaning and waiting for all passengers without checked bags to be rebooked, we eventually were on our way by car from LGA to JFK airport to meet a British Airways ECONOMY flight with only minutes to spare"
Pros: "Liked that personnel are diverse and inclusive."
Cons: "Personnel at West Jet counter did not communicate clearly and loud enough for passengers to hear compare to other persons from other airlines like Delta wherein person spoke clearly. Suggest further training on communication skills."
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!"
Cons: "The plugs don't actually charge anything... :-/"
Pros: "They were quick and efficient"
Pros: "Staff are very welcoming and helpful."
Cons: "Two worst landings I have experienced. Boarding is always chaotic on Westjet"
Pros: "staff very pleasent"
Cons: "delays cancelled flights"
Pros: "Crew and food"
Cons: "No tv and boarding was a mess"
Pros: "very nice staff. comfortable seats"
Cons: "no ice for drinks. would have preferred in flight entertainment on seat backs"
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"
Cons: "Snack options..."
Pros: "Always friendly"
Cons: "No complimentary drink all of a sudden"
Cons: "Even though it was the first flight of the day, WestJet still left an hour late which meant I missed my connecting flight. That meant I also had to rebook my ground transportation an additional cost. Why they couldn't manage to get the first flight of the day out on time, I don't know. This stuff happens, and I am generally a patient and understanding person. That said, WestJet not only caused inconvenience and added expense, the airline had absolutely destroyed my snowboard bag. It was damaged so badly that I had to tape it up just so I could get out of the airport without losing my stuff everywhere. The WestJet employees didn't say anything about the damage, and clearly hoped I would just go away without making a claim. To make matters worse, they only pay part of the cost to replace my luggage."
Pros: "The flight was on time, there was enough room for carryons in the overhead bins"
Cons: "I did not have any food or use the entertainment options so that’s why I scored them low as I don’t know how good they were."
Cons: "Flight was late to leave"
Pros: "Good crew."
Cons: "Waiting. But not West Jet:s fault.Winfy in LGA. Snow on the ground in YYZ."
Pros: "Very pleasant crew. Complimentary wine was a welcome surprise"
Cons: "Not applicable"
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "Complimentary drink."
Cons: "People bringing large items as carry on and thus making the overhead bins too full."
Pros: "Free booze"
Cons: "pilot should have informed us as soon as plane left gate that we would have extended delay due to missed take off window-we do expect some type of reimbursement!!"
Pros: "The boarding process was organized and quick. The pilots, Robert and Patrick flew so well and we landed like a dream."
Cons: "it was very good"
Cons: "Not their fault but the flight was delayed leaving over an hour late. Delay was longer than flight."
Cons: "Toronto connection takes forever!!"
Pros: "Friendliness of customer service (phone), gate attendant and flight crew. I travelled with a pet and their organization is seamless! Well done... again!"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "The fly is in time"
Cons: "A bit of disorganization in the row where they reviewed documentation and the suitcases of three machines to print passages only served 1"
Pros: "Hilarious crew member. Great Canadian jokes"
Pros: "Crew was good, the flight landed 30mins early - however the airport wasn't ready for us to be so early."
Cons: "I sat in coach and always feel like a sardine stuffed into my seat."
Pros: "The flight was delayed over 2 hours."
Cons: "They gave a voucher for food for 15 dollars."
Pros: "The hostesses did their best to entertain us."
Cons: "Flight fro LGA ny cancelled later flight delayed so into Toronto 1 am. Booked me in to holiday inn, no meal vouchers and the on going flight not till 8 pm ! Had to pay extra 50$ to stay til .6pm . Very poor customer service!!! Still not in London yet!!"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed. At the gate no one announced anything, agents were just standing there looking around. People had to approach them one by one to see the reason for the delay."
Cons: "Being delayed 10 hours"
Pros: "New plane!!"
Cons: "No WiFi"
Pros: "We arrived early in Toronto . Excellent Service"
Pros: "Service was efficient and pleasant. Complementary drinks and snacks were served. This was a nice surprise!"
Pros: "Overall a great experience."
Pros: "I like the tv screens at the back of the head rests"
Cons: "The seating was a little cramped"
Cons: "My flight from NYC to Montreal was delayed 4 hours due to a storm that had passed earlier in the day. That was understandable, however we then sat on the tarmac at the gate for an additional hour because Air Canada's entire computer system suddenly crashed. We finally got to the runway and in the middle of takeoff the pilot slammed on the brakes and aborted the takeoff because he did not reach high enough speed. It was very scary. I was supposed to land in Montreal at 10:20 pm but arrived there at 2:30 am the next morning."
Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "Horrible customer care"
Cons: "There was absolutely nothing that I found to complain about"
Cons: "Multiple delays, slow employees at desk, employees had attitudes when they were asked questions."
Cons: "Long delays"
Cons: "Delayed for more than two hours on both the trips to and from Canada. This is a common thing with Air Canada i heard. Flights always get delayed."
Pros: "The fact that I called in the a.m. and they rebooked immediately, no charge."
Pros: "No problems."
Cons: "Was not on time, old air craft."
Pros: "Air Canada sucks! Rip off artists. Service is poor and price gauging is rampant"
Pros: "Take off and landing were both smooth and ahead of time. Landed Toronto from New York about 30 minutes early!"
Cons: "Charging for earphones!!!"
Pros: "Does not alert passengers they need an ETA before checking in. Waste of time"
Pros: "On time and quick and simple"
Pros: "It was on time and they served drinks."
Cons: "Not getting home when I needed to."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Efficiency, comfort"
Pros: "Prompt, efficient and friendly."
Cons: "I would have liked a coffee"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Some of the crew is not friendly."
Pros: "Everthing was smooth and on time"
Cons: "Nothing specific"
Pros: "Flight was delayed several hours with no compensation given"
Cons: "Cancelled flights and delays."
Cons: "AC Ticket attendants were unbelievably rude."
Cons: "It was canceled"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time."
Pros: "we made it"
Cons: "small plane and the noise"
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "Everyone was nice and the seating area had room."
Pros: "Checking our luggage at the gate and how courteous everyone was Maureen"
Cons: "paying for extra seats was fine but our zone was the last to call. Maureen"
Cons: "The crew had bad attitude and ignorant. Landind in Toronto on the way back was so scary!!"
Pros: "- Friendly and helpful crew - No turbulence - No major concerns"
Cons: "- Flight was delayed for over 20 minutes"
Cons: "It got cancelled and the service was horrific"
Cons: "My daughter got destroyed by a cup of coffee a passenger behind her was holding when turbulence struck quiet bad,neither he or the airline apologizes for either."
Pros: "We arrived ontime."
Cons: "LONG DELETED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "Long time till take off."
Airlines flying from the United States to Gander have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from the United States to Gander
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from the United States to Gander
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from the United States to Gander
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from the United States to Gander
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from the United States to Gander