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Has anyone flown WestJet service to UK?

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Has anyone flown WestJet service to UK?

Has anyone here used WJ to fly to London. I've checked Google flights, and they seem a few hundred cheaper, but a lot of the flights do a milk run and take 30 hours to get there. Also heard the 767 are old planes and break down a lot. I've used Airtransat, but they only have Non stop in the Summer and have more modern long haul Planes.

I live on the west coast
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YYZtoPVG wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 6:00 am
Air canada.
This. WestJets planes don’t have TV’s, less food, etc.
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IcelandAir all the way for me. Yes it stops in Iceland for a couple of hours, but for me it's worth it
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Not every WS flight breaks down anymore, they've sorted a lot of those issues. But they are still old planes. The WS flights are also cheaper because they fly into Gatwick instead of LHR. Gatwick is about an hour drive from London.

AC on the 787 is likely a better choice, however they have issues too. My sister was delayed 4 hours on LHR->YYZ a couple of weeks ago, and I think the inbound flight was delayed even more.
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West Jest. Appropriate.
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SecretSauce wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:19 am
IcelandAir all the way for me. Yes it stops in Iceland for a couple of hours, but for me it's worth it
Stopover, narrowbody.
no thanks
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13inches wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:49 am
Not every WS flight breaks down anymore, they've sorted a lot of those issues. But they are still old planes. The WS flights are also cheaper because they fly into Gatwick instead of LHR. Gatwick is about an hour drive from London.

AC on the 787 is likely a better choice, however they have issues too. My sister was delayed 4 hours on LHR->YYZ a couple of weeks ago, and I think the inbound flight was delayed even more.
Probably weather related, all month of december was like that.
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oasis100 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 12:50 pm
Stopover, narrowbody.
no thanks
It's not bad when you consider the journey is broken up in the middle. 4-5 hours to Iceland, then 2 hours to UK.
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Went to LGw last September with WJ. 1st time we used them, and we did so mainly because we had heard so many great things about them. Unfortunately though, highly doubt we would travel with them again. No food is offered, you have to buy it. There were no on seat tv's only the large communal ones every 30 ft or so.

The flight itself was fine, no better or worse than Air Transat, which we have used many times, and would use again in the future.
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No IFE, No Food, flies to Gatwick

You have to understand the reason AC is more expensive is because the taxes at LHR are high because of all the airport improvement and other fees.
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13inches wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:49 am
The WS flights are also cheaper because they fly into Gatwick instead of LHR. Gatwick is about an hour drive from London.
Gatwick airport to London Bridge station takes about 30 min on the Thameslink line, and that's not even the Gatwick Express.
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Not everyone cares about IFE and food. OP never said whether he prefers price vs amenities. There's more legroom on seats without seatback TV installed too.

I'm not excited about their hand-me-down B767 though. I'd still go for it if the price is significantly cheaper, otherwise I'd wait for their new Dreamliners to come into service.
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Yes last year I did
Went to Gatwick from Toronto

on leg out there , was overnight so we had food at airport prior, on flight back it was during day and we took snacks on board
you can bring a table for IFE ( have to download westjet app) , I have WJ mastercard so luggage was free, plan to go again this year as Gatwick was much quicker for passport control than heathrow
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