Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Toronto Hamilton to California
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 8h 43m
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B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "We arrived early!"
Cons: "Not able to connect to online entertainment."
Pros: "Excellent flight attendants. Comfortable seating. Nothing really was bad about the flight. Attendants at departure as well as arrival were helpful and attentive to our needs."
Cons: "Nothing I can think of."
Cons: "Flight delayed almost 2 hours without updates"
Cons: "Can't rate this because I missed my connecting flight from LAX to SJC due to a Westjet mechanical issue."
Pros: "Westjet is always really friendly."
Cons: "Serving with patience. Not being late all the time for boarding and for off-boarding."
Cons: "Food options are terrible especially when you pay for them. Better quality needed"
Pros: "The staff on board the westjet plane were nice but a bit short (except one blonde women flight attendant, she was lovely). The others seemed to be a bit short, likely due to heat or annoyance at punta cana airport"
Cons: "The boarding of the plane was by far a complete failure. I understand we are held hostage by PUJ airport but westjet needs to step up their canadian staff there. Language by westjet staff basically Spanish only and rude. We waited on a bus to drive 10 feet to our plane and the driver seemed to enjoy letting us sit in a closed bus with babies and children and elderly. One day this will cause a serious medical issue and westjet will pay dearly. Again, I am aware we cant control that but having a canadian manager there to ensure common sense is used with their customers from gate to plane is a must. Until better I will never fly westjet from there again. On the plane they ran out of food. Again major organizational issues from the companies point of view. Also made me pay twice to pick my seats on my connecting flights. This is petty and cheap. I will be demanding a discount or rebate from westjet due to all the above. If not my story will continue."
Pros: "I had a 20 minute wait to do my bag drop and I was already checked in."
Cons: "Wish there were more staff in to accept pre paid checked baggage. Very frustrating to have such a long wait time when I was already checked in. However I would definitely fly WestJet again. The staff was very friendly!"
Pros: "Decent flight."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work. Also they said there is USB sockets at your seat but there were none."
Pros: "More leg room in seat than expected."
Pros: "Westjet is great but charging for checked bags makes customers stuff more and carry more onto the plane. Westjet should rethink this as the overhead bins are becoming tougher to find space for luggage"
Cons: "They kept us on the aircraft for 4 hours on the tarmac as opposed to let us sit at the gate"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and very helpful. Made sure you were well looked after. The entertainment was top notch as well, but would have preferred a tablet or seat screen for international flights."
Cons: "I upgraded to Plus for my flight and I expected more leg room, because I am 6'5. I felt cramped and couldn't sleep. Emergency exit would have been better. My neck hurt after the flight because you have to look down at your phone the whole time while watching movies. Food was mediocre, it wasn't top of the line. Wont fly westjet again."
Pros: "Great flight. It was like the plane wasnt even moving !!"
Pros: "Airport counter staff v helpful. Crew were great. Helped lady with 2 kids. Looked after 1 while mom changing other."
Cons: "Need more seat room. No entertainment."
Pros: "Phenomenal all around!"
Pros: "The crew on the ground and in the air were great. So helpful and upbeat. Every attempt was made to ensure our comfort and safety."
Cons: "I was in a window seat next to a small child and her mother. They were both lovely, but I couldn't move for the bulk of the trip because they slept most of the way. Not the fault of the airline of course, but if there was a bit more leg room, it would have been a less claustrophobic trip. I used to fly a lot back in the 70s and early 80s and I don't remember ever being so uncomfortable. I have another trip flying back home at the end of the week, and, quite frankly I'm dreading it. Also, it was impossible to hear the captain's address, the on-board instructions, or various other announcements, in the airport and on the plane. Especially on the plane; the speakers were far too quiet to hear anything the captain said other than it was a nice day."
Pros: "Flight time, attendant"
Cons: "New food is terrible and ground crew is Maui is beyond slow"
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly, and despite us boarding late, we still made it to our destination on time."
Cons: "Food charges + hours to wait for a hot drink (tea)"
Pros: "The stewards were great however no TV anymore and meals because of cost cutting was where we thought it was lacking."
Cons: "Refer to above :"
Pros: "The crew was so friendly. They offered to check bags for free at the gate which is awesome because I didn’t have to worry about finding space in the overhead bins when boarding."
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour, but it was due to weather, so it is really out of westjets hands."
Cons: "How is it that in a 5 hours flight you don’t be get any food for free? You have to pay for every meal. And the entertainment system isn’t only available through the west je to app but i didn’t know that until I board the plane wtf"
Cons: "It didn't happen"
Pros: "Trash flight . Took to long to let me off"
Cons: "Rude people"
Cons: "Didn't happen flight was cancelled and had to fly all over Canada to get home"
Pros: "When I stepped onto the plane, there was someone there to greet you. That was nice."
Pros: "Good amount of leg room. Crew was polite and friendly."
Cons: "Not enough space in the overhead bins. Early morning flight offered no breakfast style foods, just lunch type."
Pros: "I travelled alone with a baby and all the staff at Westjet wete so helpful"
Pros: "very amusing male steward! (welcome to westjet flight xxx to cancun!")"
Cons: "well, someday i hope to be able to experience "first class!" travel, but all in all, quite adequate! i always try to fly westjet in canada."
Pros: "Was very windy when leaving Hamilton but the captain handled the flight so smoothly that I was able to sleep through most of it!"
Pros: "The staff was outstanding from the minute we arrived in Hamilton till we got to Edmonton. So impressed with the customer service."
Pros: "Extra leg room"
Cons: "Entertainment system didn’t work. Food was non descriptive. Service was spotty and far from attentive"
Pros: "Good amount of leg room"
Cons: "Bathroom didn't work in the back of the airplane"
Pros: "Flight was great! Just a bit slow on boarding, that ok , I understand. Out of Hamilton but better than Toronto."
Cons: "Arriving at Orlando, Real confusing and I'm not really old yet. Good thing we had people to meet us, I had no idea where to go."
Pros: "The staff were so helpful to travellers with small children and elderly travellers. They looked like they really enjoyed their jobs...Well Done Christine S North Vancouver"
Pros: "Excellent. Again staff was very courteous and caring. Smooth comfortable flight all the way."
Pros: "food, flight crew, leg room"
Cons: "crying babies"
Pros: "Pleasant staff and adequate leg room."
Pros: "the connection time in Calgary was short, so overall the trip was verily quick. Generally, the flight was good, clean plane, good services."
Cons: "There was no food for sale on a 4 hour flight from Hamilton to Calgary the flight left at 6:30 a.m., meaning that one had to be at the airport by 5:30 a.m., and for me leave where I was staying an hour before that. It was a connecting flight in Calgary with almost no time in the airport so I didn't get to eat until I arrived in Nanaimo at 1:15 p.m., Ontario time. for health reasons - I'm diabetic, I wish I had known that no "real" food was available. I got a snack which I read had 50 calories, and I got a juice which I normally won't drink to maintain blood sugar levels."
Pros: "Caring and friendly flight crew Enough legroom Cared to give instructions while travelling with the baby Generous with drinks and snacks Offered to carry luggage Followed up couple of times to see if we needed any thing"
Pros: "Excellent Customer Service"
Cons: "No healthy snack options"
Cons: "Seated @ the back & disembarking at the back door. Quick, easy on a bright sunshine day."
Cons: "To be honest, our stuartess was very abrasive. To everyone."
Pros: "Most things"
Airlines flying from Toronto Hamilton to California have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Toronto Hamilton to California
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Toronto Hamilton to California
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Toronto Hamilton to California
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Toronto Hamilton to California
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