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Has anyone flown WestJet service to UK?

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I flew Westjet to Dublin back in '16, and it was fine. There was a brief layover in St. John's, NF and we left and arrived on time.

I guess the two most common complaints about these long-haul WJ flights are 1) No IFE and 2) No complimentary meal/alcohol. For me, those aren't really deal breakers. I bring my tablet/phone which are loaded up with enough movies, tv shows, music and podcasts to last me a journey around the world. Airplane food in cattle class is mediocre at best, so I just had a proper meal at the airport first. It was an overnight flight anyways, so I wasn't going to eat anything else anyways.
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Talamasca wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 2:31 pm
I flew Westjet to Dublin back in '16, and it was fine. There was a brief layover in St. John's, NF and we left and arrived on time.

I guess the two most common complaints about these long-haul WJ flights are 1) No IFE and 2) No complimentary meal/alcohol. For me, those aren't really deal breakers. I bring my tablet/phone which are loaded up with enough movies, tv shows, music and podcasts to last me a journey around the world. Airplane food in cattle class is mediocre at best, so I just had a proper meal at the airport first. It was an overnight flight anyways, so I wasn't going to eat anything else anyways.
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Jan 12th, 2018 2:04 pm
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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I like the 767 for its seating configuration 2-3-2 perfect when your flying as a couple and less problems when flying solo too.

Not a fan of west jet long haul though so considering it's not that long of a hual I'd take air Canada

Forget those crap ice land airlines. Charging for booze narrow body crap and heaven forbid your stuck in Iceland not many ways outta that place
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I like the 767 for its seating configuration 2-3-2 perfect when your flying as a couple and less problems when flying solo too.

Not a fan of west jet long haul though so considering it's not that long of a hual I'd take air Canada

Forget those crap ice land airlines. Charging for booze narrow body crap and heaven forbid your stuck in Iceland not many ways outta that place
Considering its tiny size, a ton of airlines actually service Iceland. There are three airlines that fly the YYZ-KEF route alone. KEF should actually expand its size to accommodate all the tourism that is coming its way, as it gets pretty crowded.
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Talamasca wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 7:12 pm
Considering its tiny size, a ton of airlines actually service Iceland. There are three airlines that fly the YYZ-KEF route alone. KEF should actually expand its size to accommodate all the tourism that is coming its way, as it gets pretty crowded.
Still rather be stranded in mainland Europe then in Iceland, those 3 airlines don't have that many planes and run to capacity, even one plane down on any of those airlines (particularly wow) and you can be stuck far longer then being stuck anywhere in Europe or even non hub Canadian cities.

Personally I wont fly any Iceland base airline unless travelling to Iceland.

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Recent RFD'er stuck for 3 days

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Perhaps he wasn't as demanding as he should have been, but considering many people flying this discount airline probably havn't throught about airline insurance (or worse have it but don't use it) get stuck in this high priced country.

Iceland seems like a nice place to visit don't get me wrong. However their strategic position that allows them to use shorter range narrow bodies to hit a lower price point doesn't appeal to me.
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heymikey wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 2:04 pm
Gatwick airport to London Bridge station takes about 30 min on the Thameslink line, and that's not even the Gatwick Express.
You're thinking Blackfriars, Thames link doesn't go to London Bridge and it's 45-60 minutes depending on stops, time of day etc. Done it a few times
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They stopped it briefly during the reconstruction of London Bridge station. Thameslink services to Gatwick airport from London Bridge station have been resumed.
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Halifax to Glasgow is on a normal 737. Boarding and unloading is quick. Bring your iPad for entertainment (you can download for offline viewing with Netflix, Prime Video, iTunes and download the Westjet app to stream live TV onboard). It’s a relatively short flight. Don’t count on reading as smaller planes, I think, have more turbulence.

If you fly Dublin to St. John’s on the way back, you save on the $120 UK departure tax. If you fly via St. John’s with carry-on and have a long layover, note that there is no luggage storage at the airport. And none at the bus station either. The only solution I found was to rent a car.
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I flew direct from Vancouver to Gatwick on Westjet. London Bridge station construction just finished, so there is less confusion about train service like when I visited before.
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Op here.

Decided to try WJ Nanaimo -London return
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download the west jet app before you go and you can stream tv/movies to your device. has worked just fine for me in the past
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Who needs a seat back TV these days? don't you guys have phones and tablets?
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They've got WiFi so i'll just play on my phone
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