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The average direct flight takes 7h 58m, covering a distance of 3550 miles.
There are 302 (direct) flights between London and Toronto per week, averaging 43 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on British Airways (£127) and Multiple Airlines (£147), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on TAP AIR PORTUGAL (£257) and Multiple Airlines (£285).
American Airlines (4 times daily), Austrian Airlines (4 times daily), Finnair (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From London to Toronto, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Toronto back to London , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of London you will be using one of these airports: London Southend, London Stansted, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow or London Luton. You will be landing at one of these airports: Toronto Hamilton, Toronto Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto Island or Toronto Pearson Intl.
Because of the airport’s central location, there is a wide range of hotels very close to the airport, including a number within the terminal itself. All within 5 minutes from the main terminal are the Best Western Toronto Airport, the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East or the Sandman Signature Hotel Toronto Airport.
To help you relax before a long flight from London to Toronto, both Heathrow and Gatwick have numerous departure lounges with a range of comforts. The lounges around the Heathrow airport can offer food, drinks, and even spa treatments or massages. If you are flying out of Gatwick airport, you can choose from one of their speciality lounges such as the business-style Regus Express, or the luxurious Clubrooms.
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While you are waiting for your flight to Toronto, Heathrow particularly has a wide range of high-end shopping, whether you are looking for something from UK institutions such as Harrods, Boots or Burberry, or for designers such as Armani, Cartier or Dior. After your shopping, there are plenty of dining options across the airport from small cafes to fine restaurants.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Didn’t like anything. Mediocre all round."
Cons: "Disembarkation took 40 mins due to which most passengers struggled to catch connecting flights. Very poor service by Lufthansa to help delayed passengers."
Cons: "Agent changed our flight to Munich and sent as a email with with confirmation on July 10. involuntary. On July 20. I checked Lufthansa app and found that only flight that was shown was flight Toronto-Thunder Bay. After 3 hours of phoning I found that flight from Munich to Toronto wasn’t available for date that was given us in email. Only option was day earlier or later. Left us to take day earlier and we could not changed last flight( Toronto- Thunder Bay). We had to come on Aug 22. and stay in Toronto for 27 hours and than take a flight to Thunder Bay on Aug 23. We lost a day of our vacation, had to stay at hotel. Not good experience at all. We still don’t know whom to complain about that."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and good"
Cons: "More varieties of whisky on board"
Cons: "The entertainment system broke down completely on the whole plane and the crew was sort of grumpy."
Pros: "on time."
Pros: "Staff were ok, did all they could"
Cons: "Not enough information especially for people with connecting flights"
Pros: "Everything was on time and efficient."
Pros: "Very explanatory clear and responsive. There was a short delay they kept us informed clearly and responsibly. Excellent flight and superb performance. Very polite and helpful."
Cons: "Flight from Heathrow to Frankfurt delayed, when we arrived we had no chance of making our connecting flight to Split yet no one told us. No one at the gate which didn’t say final call (or on any of the boards) or anyone calling us over the tannoy at any point. Super rude “flight manager” A. Turini burst out laughing when we told him our situation and when I asked why he said “Well would it make you happier if I cry instead?” So unprofessional."
Pros: "The ground staff in Heathrow was helpful. They happily swapped me onto an earlier flight to Munich after I spotted delays out of Munich, allowing me ample time to connect in Munich airport"
Cons: "Lufthansa's narrowbodies have one of the most uncomfortable seats in the sky. These slimline seats are built with a central beam running vertically along the midline of the seat, making it very uncomfortable with your spine."
Pros: "Crew and service was amazing"
Cons: "No entertainment food Horrible"
Cons: "No seat assigned at check-in or even as they begin boarding. I thought I was flying Lufthansa. Air Canada gate agents were condescending. Very disappointed."
Pros: "I like everything about Lufthansa in terms of quality and service"
Cons: "Punctuality. I fly lufthansa twice a week and I have yet to fly on time. There are always a delay."
Cons: "Cancelled flight and transferring me on turkish airlines again the flight was delayed over three hours.,obviously we have missed our connection flight to Beirut and now waiting in front the hotel desk because the first flight to Beirut is 12:25 pm , I have lost 2 days from my holiday,I'm very tired and upset, I will never use kayak ever again and I will tell all my friends and family to avoid it."
Cons: "The flight was delayed . When we arrived in Frankfurt, there was a quie of 200m . After waiting 10 minutes, they asked us to go to other passport control . We had to walk onother 10 minutes to get there ."
Cons: "Not entertainment at all"
Pros: "The boarding process was smooth, take off delayed by just over an hour but the Crew were exceptional with providing updates and bringing around refreshments whilst we waited."
Cons: "Seats were a little uncomfortable but outside that not much I can fault the airline for."
Cons: "At the gates they said that nobody could bring more than one piece of carry-on items Dash completely catching Everyone by surprise. They took a backpack from me, and it has now been lost."
Cons: "It took ages to go through the security check, although I have mentioned that I have a flight connection that is due to leave nobody gave a s..t, so I missed my flight. Now I’m waiting at the airport"
Cons: "Cancelled then delayed then had to stay in Frankfurt and was a day late"
Pros: "The environment was very nice. Relaxed and roomy"
Pros: "The counter staff in Heathrow was great"
Pros: "The crew were very helpful and friendly"
Cons: "The flight was delayed"
Cons: "Very very long walk plus train to baggage reclaim at Munich"
Pros: "Everything was perfect ... pilots are so good and professional..!!)"
Cons: "Poor food on first leg. Sat by a man who was allowed to have 7 cans of beer. On second leg of journey I was willing to pay for food. The best choice for anyone trying to eat a healthy diet was pot noodles. Air Canada get 2 stars. Return journey on United gets 4stars."
Pros: "boarding area was bit confusing"
Pros: "It’s nice that Lufthansa still gives food onboard"
Cons: "My Lufthansa flight left with 1hour delay"
Pros: "Smooth process. Regular updates."
Cons: "Late departure."
Pros: "Good attitude"
Pros: "Fast-track security, Lufthansa lounge in Heathrow T2 was fabulous, with incredibly attentive staff, flight stewards were extremely polite and also attentive. Great in flight snack and drinks. A real pleasure."
Cons: "The long walk at Frankfurt - but you can't blame the airline for the place the plane docks at."
Pros: "Friendly helpful staff."
Pros: "Fast and efficient boarding"
Pros: "I arrived at the airport early and the check in staff offered an earlier flight so I wouldn't miss my connection. Crew was courteous and the sandwich on board was quite good"
Cons: "Slim seats very uncomfortable and legroom too little"
Pros: "The food and drinks was very good."
Cons: "The flight was late."
Pros: "Easy check-in and helpful staff. I would absolutely fly with Lufthansa again"
Cons: "The plane lands a considerable distance from the airport, you walk across the tarmac in the rain to a bus, and then the bus ride is almost 15 minutes. I expect Lufthansa to have a better berth at Frankfurt."
Pros: "Free refreshments. Funny cabin crew!"
Cons: "There was very confusing and contradictory information on what you can take with you on top of your cabin luggage. e.g. Can you or can you not take a small shoulder bag with you."
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Pros: "Flights were cancelled that day due to a storm, but Lufthansa were able to fly an empty aircraft from Rome to fly us from London to Frankfurt. Despite the circumstances, Lufthansa were able to still offer catering. Thank you for your cimmitment."
Cons: "Lufthansa in general could invest a little more in the food they serve. Lufthansa's domestic and inter European flights are never a culinary highlight. :-("
Pros: "Was informed that boarding would be delayed but began within minutes. Arriva time was spot on"
Cons: "Most cramped seat I've ever sat in. Couldn't even sit because my knees hit the seat in front, before my but was in the chair."
Cons: "2 1/2 hour wait while boarded then missed flights in toronto. Toronto airport a mess! Unclear directions and procedues."
Pros: "Priority boarding with small kids"
Cons: "In London I was required to ask fro this priority boarding with kids if not asked I would be queuing with small kids for 15 minutes.. (whilst In Frankfurt we have been invited to be boarded as first ones without asking for it.)"
Pros: "I loved how friendly the airline attendants were."
Cons: "I didn't like how in the Munich airport I couldn't find a place to plug my phone in. they should make those more accessible"
Cons: "Nothing really."
Pros: "Good legroom in premium economy, power outlets at all seats"
Cons: "WiFi speed was terrible"
Cons: "I was not expecting to get on a full 8 hour flight with no meal unless I pay for it. Although the mistake on purchasing a flight without meal may come from my end, this logic of having to pay for a meal is not ideal whatsoever, this should never happen, especially when going on a 8 hour flight, meals should always be included regardless! never heard of this ever in my life of using westjet for 7 years , very disappointed."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Lack of food for long haul flight. Had to pay to eat. 43 dollars and only able to pay with debit/credit card rather than cash"
Pros: "Member of the crew was not too helpful. Despite my malfunction"
Cons: "Customer service. Understanding customer needs and provide best possible travel experience."
Pros: "Crew was great! Seats were decently comfortable. On the way there the travel time was shorter than expected. s"
Cons: "They ran out of hot food for purchase by the time the catering trolley arrived in the back section of the plane and had limited vegetarian / vegan options for purchase."
Pros: "West jet always known for above and beypnd service"
Cons: "Way too cramped. Only 1 washroom."
Cons: "Choice of food"
Pros: "Most of the crew were nice. Captain very informative."
Cons: "It was freezing! The headphones they rented me didn’t work, or maybe it was the tablet—could barely hear the movie."
Pros: "Enough space for long legs."
Cons: "Need more variety in snacks on the longer trips."
Cons: "Freezing cold flight. They charge for everything, including baggage. Won’t use this airline again."
Pros: "Talia is an excellent stewardess—She takes good care of people"
Pros: "I would give the crew 10 stars if I could! This was by far one of the best flights I’ve ever been on. I’m not a fan of having to pay/rent an iPad for entertainment, and it was a bit cold for my taste(I also had to pay for a tiny blanket). However, other than those two very minor things, it was a wonderful flight. I have never flown with a better crew, you could really tell they all actually enjoy their jobs. I loved that the pilot had a great sense of humor, he told a few funny jokes after we landed(while we were taxiing) it definitely helped make the time pass faster & I honestly think it put everyone in a good mood :) I have never been more satisfied with a flight. I will most definitely recommend WestJet to everyone I know, and will be my first choice for flying myself."
Cons: "I didn’t like that I had to pay/rent an iPad for entertainment. I was disappointed that I had to pay for a blanket & that the blanket was so small. In flight WiFi was kind for expensive and didn’t work very well, it kept disconnecting and the only thing that really worked was iMessage. Having said that, overall it was a great flight! :)"
Pros: "Despite an ontime boarding, weather (thunderstorms) and air traffic congestion left us stuck on the tarmac for over 3 hours. Kudos to the captain for keeping us informed of every development and for taking the initiative to negotiate a southern flight plan routing that allowed us eventually to depart when other flights were being cancelled due to congestion in Heathrow airspace to the north. West Jet also put together a special team in Toronto to rebook passengers with connecting flights to later flights. This meant they had a new boarding pass ready and waiting for me by the time I got to Toronto, so the disruption was minimized."
Cons: "I had counted on buying my meal on the plane, so had not purchased any beforehand. Unfortunately, we ended up delayed on the tarmac for over 3 hours and they ran out of hot meals before they reached my seat row. I had to make do with crackers, cheese and fruit as my dinner. Lesson learned: always reserve my meal (or buy one) before boarding my flight - you never know what kind of delays will occur. To be fair, the crew did offer me a free glass of wine to go with it, which was a nice touch."
Pros: "I liked the fact that boarding was a good experience"
Cons: "The fact that the plane was supposed to land at 3.35pm and we actually landed at 4:40 and for some reason we waited to get off the plane with no apology from anyone. The service was not satisfactory and they broke our stroller."
Cons: "No free food was offered on a 8 hour flight. I won't choose Westjet again."
Pros: "Seats. Great crew members"
Cons: "Having to pay for everything"
Cons: "The complimentary in flight movie would not run on my android device. It ran for 5 minutes then froze."
Cons: "Food charges + hours to wait for a hot drink (tea)"
Pros: "Piot gave clear and timely announcements as flight was delayed do to weather,. In-flight crew were friendly and providing a relaxing environment. The include meal was very good."
Cons: "Plane is showing its age. Bathroom was in terrible condition."
Pros: "Crew was great cabin service was good, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Start loading at 10 takeoff at 11:45 late because of loading luggage. Maybe if we start loading at 11 we would not have to sit ther for so long"
Pros: "The economy class seats were surprisingly comfortable."
Cons: "It's a personal taste thing, but I don't like flights where it is necessary to separately purchase all the normal things that other airlines provide on international flights (blankets, wine, food, etc). I'm sure others appreciate that level of economy, however."
Pros: "Re-booked on Westjet after my WOW airlines was cancelled. Didn't know what to expect - pleasantly surprised, Great service from top to bottom leaving Gatwick Airport. Will make them my top preference in searching future flights out that way."
Cons: "Nothing - the entire experience (check-in, flight, deplaning) exceeded my expectations."
Pros: "Plane was clean"
Cons: "Waitjet did not perform preventative maintenance and had to change a tire at Gatwick delaying flight by 2 hours with terrible/late/inaccurate information about when flight would resume = FAIL Result was overnite in Toronto. Lets see how the 6:45 (3446) goes ?"
Cons: "It wasnt possible to connect to entertainment system or wifi even though I had paid for wifi"
Pros: "Cancelled the flight and was utter chaos with no direction what so ever."
Cons: "Staff would not communicate with the passenger's."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Delays, poorly managed. Ridiculous solutions. A flight that last about 7:30 hours. Turned 36 hours. Bad experience."
Pros: "It was a smaller aircraft and the staff were friendly"
Cons: "was right at the back of the plane and could not hear the announcements clearly."
Cons: "ONE WAY TICKET Vancouver TO Tel Aviv was about $560 c.d -all- included. Went well 3 flights well. Ticket back from Tell Aviv took 4 flights , around $900cd . had to pick-up the suitcase each airport.., and pay for the suit case separately.."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Delays. Canadian debit card not accepted on flights even though an American debit card was."
Pros: "The flight was ok and the customer service overall good."
Cons: "A bit disappointing that the flight didn’t even have monitors to watch movies , you got to use your own tablets or cell phones. I prefer to save batteries on my devices when I’m travelling :)"
Pros: "The plane ✈ flew without incident."
Cons: "Airplane left late, no in flight movies, menu of food was very unusable. Because I am lactose intolerant, still, lots of cheesy entrées on the menu."
Pros: "Exact on time."
Cons: "Refreshment should have more choices"
Pros: "Issues with delays resolved nicely by re routing our itinerary so we could make it back home the same day after a series of flights over 23 hours."
Cons: "Flight and baggage delay of 2.5 hrs."
Cons: "That the fare advertised didn’t include a seat or a suitcase. Very unfair comparison."
Pros: "We arrived early."
Cons: "Checked bag fees. Agents at check-in tried to get me to check my carry-on claiming my carry-on was too big. My carry-on is a pilot crew bag by TravelPro, which I pointed out to them. Had to get a supervisor. No free food during the flight. Luckily, someone told me. I ended up purchasing food from a restaurant in the terminal to bring on the flight."
Cons: "I don’t understand how Westjet can get away with 1. Not providing food on a flight of this length, 2. Charging for the entertainment system which has basically no content"
Pros: "Very efficient boarding process and friendly crew members."
Cons: "Make sure to pre-order a meal up to 48 hours in advance, and to download the Westjet app to get access to free movies/TV"
Pros: "Comfort, attention to detail and above all else, feeling welcome and safe throughout check-in to thanking crew de-planing. Incredible experience as always."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind"
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "The flight was 2 hours late and we missed our connection. NOT happy."
Pros: "Decent selection of movies."
Cons: "No meal included in 7hrs oversea trip. They had 3 services - two snacks and one coffee only.othereise, food was for purchase only. No checked luggage included."
Pros: "Got to my destination..."
Cons: "Westjet will nickel and dime you for everything. Did a +9h flight from Vancouver to London and no meal is included during the whole flight. They keep trying to upsale you for everything. Not only is the food expensive it is also real garbage. Flight was delayed by 75 minutes and nearly missed my connection. Of course no checked baggage is included in your already expensive ticket. You have to fork in another 30$ for the privilege of checking luggage. WestJet pretends to offer 200-300$ cheaper plane tickets compared to the competition, but this is false. I found plenty of other flights for same or even cheaper prices with quality airline companies like Lufthansa or Air Canada that include a meal and checked baggage and other perks, but in my case I had already booked. I really recommending you looking for other airline companies for any flight that is not short haul. WestJet's slogan is an airline company with owner that care... Whatever the hell that means. Maybe someone can explain? WestJet brags about it's outstanding customer service while at the same time cutting every corner possible on service. Kind of a contradiction."
Cons: "There was only food for purchase which I did not try, entertainment also did not use as I did not have the app"
Pros: "The crew was nice enough, although I did overhear them talking negatively about some other customers out of earshot."
Cons: "The food options were pretty poor for an eight hour flight. I'm happy I brought some food with me because there were few options (snacks - biscotti and party mix, no meals). They also charged customers for checking a bag; most airlines allow the first checked bag to be free for international flights. Not the case here."
Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "The gate in LGW was one of the farthest in the aiport. The flight ia 8.5 hours and the ticket is not cheap. But you have to pay for everything. Even onvboard entertainment. The only free thing is the soft drinks and that is even rationed. I flew with worst airline and for long flight they at least give a free meal."
Pros: "The return flight was acceptable. seats were comfortable. Would recommend on spending the extra $$ on get extra legroom seats."
Cons: "Flying out on December 24, the airline kept us at the airport for 6 (including 2 hours on the plane) hours before cancelling the flight because they could not get water pressure to the washrooms. We were supposed to leave for London (LHR) at 8:35pm and were notified of the cancellation at approx 2am on December 25. The only other flight that would be available would be on December 25 at the same time the 24th flight was supposed to leave. The service desk was not taking any requests for finding or re-booking flights, we were supposed to call their support number at 7am on the following day. We were offered cab fare accommodation from and back to the airport. They offered hotel stay which I passed on. They provided $60 of airport food that could only be used at certain restaurants, not compatible to purchase chips or drinks (non-alcoholic) from other stores. The coupons as compared to Air Canada, which are valid for a year were only valid for 24 hours. In the end the only "monetary" compensation I got from WestJet was 250 westjet dollars that expire in 12 months."
Cons: "Plane was 3 hours late to leave, Plane was old so the overhead bins were small, Had to pay for food on 7 hour transalantic flight even thought plane was delayed 3 hours on tarmac. USB power plug didn't work - if you want cheap flights to Gatwick, stick with Air Transat"
Cons: "My flight was delayed for 23 hours. It was scheduled to leave at 8:30pm on December 24th. I spent Christmas Day in the airport and in a hotel. Consequently I have no desire to fly with WestJet again."
Cons: "It was too warm. The air above was not cool"
Pros: "Crew were pleasant but with such cramped seating, no food, and no sceen working this is definitely a budget flight."
Cons: "Schedule seems to mean there is always a shortage of time to make connections."
Pros: "Canadian Airlines and Airports could learn from the business model of IslandAir."
Pros: "WE ARE STILL NOT HOME. WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOED TO GET HOME AT 6P LAST NIGHT BUT BECAUSE OF CANCELLATIONS WE ARE STILL STUCK IN CHICAGO’S AIRPORT AND IM NEVER BOOKING THROUGH KAYAK OR KIWI EVER AGAIN. GETTING MONEY BACK FOR THIS BEYOND SHITTY EXPERIENCE STILL WOULDNT BE ENOUGH TO MAKE THIS RIGHT."
Cons: "THEY CANCELLED THE FLIGHT CAUSING US TO STILL BE TRAVELING OVER 24 HRS LATER"
Cons: "Taking off & landing"
Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "Long walk in Toronto airport to leave"
Pros: "the time went really fast"
Cons: "somewhere on the itinerary clearly that food is not included in the ticket"
Pros: "We arrived only about an hour late?"
Cons: "We boarded late which seems to be the norm for Iceland air. Usually when an airline is a few minutes late departing they try and explain why and then make up the time, but we received no explanation for the late boarding, or the even later departure, or for why we lost even more time in the air."
Pros: "Great entertainment options on the plane, very clean plane"
Cons: "It was much too hot on the plane."
Pros: "The attendants are all nice and efficient!"
Pros: "Same as other comment"
Cons: "Same as other comment"
Pros: "Friendly crew, comfortable seats, good cabin climate, good selection of movies to watch. Although there was a delay in boarding, we did still leave on time."
Cons: "Slow, delayed boarding, with bus to the plane and stair walk up."
Pros: "I loved that when I checked in online I was given the opportunity to take a seat with extra leg room. Service was great."
Cons: "The connection in Reykjavik does make the flight from Gatwick to Washington rather long but it also gave me the opportunity to see some new views and stop off for a tour on a previous flight."
Pros: "Ok price"
Cons: "No checked bags included, but this was unclear at the time of purchase, even though it was an international flight."
Pros: "cleanliness and attitude of the crew were aweomse"
Cons: "video screen should include games to pass the time"
Pros: "Spacious and great service. I will fly Icelandic again."
Pros: "Inexpensive tickets"
Cons: "No inflight meals"
Cons: "I can deal with everything else but the staff members were absolutely rude and unhelpful"
Pros: "Pre checkin and seat selection"
Cons: "Icelandair need to re-assess their policy and start feeding their passengers. It’s was a horrible experience."
Cons: "In Iceland the gates to board are so close together it was jam packed with caos no one knew which line was for what gate... just hoped you were in right line for the gate you had to transfer from"
Pros: "The lights in the cabin were great set up to look like the Aurora"
Cons: "Offered 1 drink and no snack. Rarely do you see the crew on their flights"
Pros: "After a long journey overall, it was nice to have an easy plane ride to Iceland!"
Cons: "Having to pay for food when it's only sandwiches and snacks. Boarding crowded, should be by rows."
Cons: "They wouldn't help with rescheduling or refunding. They said they could charge me over twice what the ticket cost to change it. Not helpful or sympathetic at all. Sometimes it's nice to be human with human emotions."
Cons: "Reykjavik Airport was the worst for lines, delays, and boarding, You are bused to and from the terminal/plane."
Pros: "Legroom is quite good"
Cons: "Baggage drop-off badly indicated (or was not available?) in Reykjavik, so we had to wait a long line with people who did not do their check-in at the automated counters. Not efficient at all."
Pros: "Great service and crew. Food was excellent"
Cons: "London to Newark with connection in Iceland. Total 9 hours Need to update new movies. Icelandair has a large selection but of older movies that we all have seen already."
Pros: "On board entertainment was excellent"
Cons: "flight was delayed and crew and captain would state it would only be a few minutes while we sat on the tarmac for 2 hours. captain also did not tell us what was going on and no updates."
Pros: "Tickets were much less expensive routing from Newark through you'll "pay" on the end."
Cons: "Reyk is growing faster than it's ability to manage it's flow of passengers. Expect a lack of seating for gates; heavy passenger jams in the terminal, and lengthy waits whilst standing in hot, stuffy, packed busses before boarding. Don't assume the prices (Kr) at the Lagarde terminal shop are reasonable: water bottle=$4, beef stick=$8, 2×2" granola bar=$6, personal pizza=$17, small bag of fried fish crisps gullskifur=$13. Bring food and water from your previous stop and eat your food near the check-out whlist watching the facial expressions of the travelers who are paying their bills at the airport shop."
Pros: "New planes nice staff"
Cons: "Uncertainty of arrival connection, we have a flight in a month with a tight return schedule. It was disconcerting."
Pros: "Staff was very nice and I loved that I actually didn't' have to pay for luggage. I was also offered a free drink."
Pros: "Greenland. Always get a window seat. Fantastic."
Cons: "I had to run from my incoming flight to the gate because they were "boarding". But they held us in a waiting room and then loaded on a bus in the rain (just above zero temp). There we stood on the bus for 25 minutes with no explanation of the delay. Finally out to the plane where we had to line up in the rain and blistering winds to get on the plane. Ruined my leather jacket."
Pros: "Good service. Enjoyed free drinks and media. Staff was courteous."
Cons: "Easy flight. Hard to hear boarding announcement and which seats would board first."
Pros: "Fast service onboard. so many flight attendants!!"
Cons: "Some menu items weren't carried on this flight. Oh yeah - as I peep at reviews below - Reykjavik airport is super chaotic around departure gates. Probably wasn't built to accommodate the masses and endless international connections. The backlog of travelers is likely caused by another carrier who is known for delayed departures and arrivals."
Pros: "Timely service; being able to fly to Europe from North America with a break. Unbeatable price."
Cons: "Keflavik airport can't handle Icelandair and Wow traffic, and the boarding process was a "cattle rustle""
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "There is only food for purchase on this long flight, and they ran out of vegetarian option before they got to me."
Pros: "Saga club was clean and fairly good."
Cons: "Inflight food was not good. Business class leg room was kind of tight"
Pros: "Excellnt service, fast boarding, great communication"
Cons: "Took a while to take off,"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable, but two more inches of leg room would allow a six-footer like me some wiggle room. Can't imagine someone taller taking these seats."
Cons: "Food selection is very limited, quite expensive, and not that interesting. And no free nibbles."
Pros: "I was worried due to the negative reviews about the airline , but the flight was on time, the cabin comfortable, the crew friendly, and the ride was smooth."
Cons: "I didn't like that they didn't serve a meal or man the flight, but that's what you get when flying a low cost carrier. No frills."
Pros: "Seats are comfortable."
Pros: "Variety of entertainment - movies, tv"
Cons: "Comfort of seats were terrible and I am only 5 ft 2 inches. Can't believe you can't even serve full cans of soda and no snacks without charging."
Cons: "When we arrived at Keflavik airport the terminal was immensely crowded with several flights due to leave the US at once. It was overcrowded to the point of being uncomfortable and there was a 30min+ wait to buy food from the only shop. As a result we did not have time to grab a bite to eat between flights. My partner was subjected to additional TSA checks which I am aware is a random check and a nescessity but due to the amount of flights departing for the US this took an extra hour, and delayed our flight. I'm thankful that Iceland Air didn't leave without us but it was an immensely stressful experience that I don't wish to go through again."
Pros: "Generally well run and a pleasant experience."
Pros: "Entertainment very good - lots of good movies that I had not seen. I love that there was not an extra charge. The service on the flight was good."
Cons: "The boarding process in Reykjavik was just awful. First we had no warning that Gate D would require such an extensive wait, so we spent too long in terminal eating and then panicked that we might miss our flight. Next there was a problem boarding our plane. There weren't enough buses, so we spent over an hour standing in a cramped line that snaked down the hall in an extremely crowded airport with people trying to squeeze though us. It was really uncomfortable. The worst was the crew waited to process people and send them in to the waiting area until a bus arrived, so this added to the wait time. I think tourism is popular in Iceland now and you all need to figure out how to make your systems better. I loved Iceland but I wold seriously need to think hard before booking another flight with you."
Pros: "Made up some time since the flight was delayed."
Cons: "Much longer delay on the next flight to JFK after already having an original delay at Gatwick. Keflavik airport wasn't able to accommodate the number of travelers with delayed flights that day."
Pros: "The child-friendly service is nice as kids get a free meal. The food you can buy is pretty good."
Pros: "Crew was very nice, most of the planes were in great condition, great movie selection."
Cons: "Very confused why there was no food."
Pros: "Finally good seats"
Pros: "Crew was fine."
Cons: "Paid for business class on LOT. Somehow this was delivered on a low cost carrier. Not the same business class product at all, ancient plane, worn seats though they claim to be "new" on this 767. Multiple hours delayed departing, no reason given, and no updates, we just sat there for hours. I assume mechanical. Caused me to miss my connection and here I am having to pay huge for a last minute hotel. Not what was advertised to me which was a LOT flight not a codeshare on an old plane. Booked it through Kayak, will not be doing THAT again."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Rude crew,delays all the time"
Cons: "Delayed by one hour"
Pros: "Friendly crew, food was actually better on this flight than the flight from Toronto to Warsaw"
Cons: "On the flight I had from Toronto to warsaw the entertainment did not work. Honestly it should he inspected before take off and if nothing could be done then something to compensate"
Pros: "First flight was delayed and we missed flight to Toronto"
Cons: "Departure on time"
Pros: "I loved food and entertainment: they had a lot of alternative film offers (not just same old hollywood, but Korean or Russian films, etc.). We arrived 30 min ahead of schedule too!"
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable, but maybe anything would be uncomfortable during a 9 hour flight. Also, I wish the crew were offering water in between meals as well."
Pros: "Crew not good"
Pros: "good entertainment choices"
Cons: "my pre-arranged seat was changed without notice."
Cons: "I had requested a wheelchair upon arrival in Warsaw and in Toronto but it was not provided."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Plane left 2.5 hours late due to boarding system failure. Took 20 mins to get an assigned gate upon arrival at YYZ. Took one hour to get bags due to electrical failure to power baggage handling equipment."
Pros: "Same as above."
Pros: "The crew was fine and polite, the plane made on time despite 40min delays on the tarmac"
Cons: "going through Warsaw border control took forever, long lines, bad set up for transit passengers."
Cons: "Poor quality of announcements in Warsaw for boarding times."
Cons: "Toronto airport disappointing. We arrived one hour esrly, but the gate the toronto airport told us to go to was broken so we had to wait for over one hour on the plane. Then the plane was moved aside and we walked to the bus that drove us to the airport. No luggage information given airport Toronto"
Cons: "Very poor English for rhe crew. Not all of us speak Polish. Unpleasant crew, like they are doing you a favor."
Cons: "They keep the cabin too hot! I was uncomfortably warm for the entire 9hr flight. And there were no personal airvents to mitigate this problem."
Pros: "The new release movies included in the entertainment system were relatively new but not very many System had to reboot a couple of times Food and drinks were par with the industry standards nowadays"
Cons: "Food and drinks standards are lowered every year. Not necessarily LOT’s fault"
Pros: "New plane with charger available at every seat even in the economy class. Clean interior, polite crew"
Pros: "Good service. Food is provided (one hot meal and one sandwich). Selection of entertainment (movies, TV shows...etc) are good."
Cons: "Long flight hours."
Pros: "Food/drink options"
Cons: "Boarding process. Flight delayed"
Pros: "Everything was OK exept few things"
Cons: "When plane from Vilnius to Warsaw landed, passengers had to wait for 20 min. inside a plane for a bus. When bus arrived I had only 20 min. remaining till my connecting flight to Toronto.I managed to run to the right gate in time. But when I asked LOT employees to insure that my luggage is on a plane to Toronto too, I received arrogant answer that I have nothing to worry about... In Toronto I found out that there was no my luggage on the plane..."
Pros: "30 minutes late on boarding. No communication for reasons"
Pros: "The Dreamliner is shiny new and comfortable. Good authentic Polish food. Great variety of in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "On-time performance was so-so, take-off was delayed ~1hr because of connections, had to wait on the runway at the destination airport, had to wait an eternity for my bag. Whatever genius who designed the in-flight entertainment controls should be punched in the face. The on-screen buttons are so easily pushed by passengers making their way to and from the aisle that passenger assistance and reading lights always go off on their own throughout the aircraft."
Pros: "Everything was excellent with my flight!Flight crew was very polite and excused about delay.Delay was 30 minut,wich is ok.They helped everyone,who needed help.Food was nice,seats are comfortable.Thanks for everything!"
Pros: "Crew was friendly, cabin was as expected. Luggage arrive safely and on time (was a little worried it would not show, because online checkin said I had to pick up luggage and recheck before flight) (Virgin tagged it to go all the way through). So did not gav any issue."
Cons: "Flight was one hour late. No food service or entertainment for this flight, but was as expected."
Pros: "Arrived to Toronto on time. Flight attendants provided excellent customer service."
Cons: "Nothing to mention."
Pros: "Could check my suitcase earlier (arrived at airport too early). I had a bit off over 23 kg but that did not pose any problem. Boarding was quiet fast and almost with timetable. The food was good and service provided pleasant. I was happy that we landed safely providing bad weather in Toronto that evening."
Pros: "crew was very good and friendly"
Cons: "vegetarian meal contained no protein"
Pros: "Service in business class."
Pros: "Flights ran on time."
Cons: "Slow cue at check-in. Boarding gate miles from Security, 25mim walk. Plane aged. No food, tea in a flimsy paper cup. No entertainment."
Cons: "Very unpleasant and unhelpful staff (apart from the ones in-flight)"
Pros: "Movie selection was decent as well as the service - the crew was more or less nice and professional with me."
Cons: "The fact that we took off 1 hour late and no apologies have been given. No drink service ha been provided while everyone was just sitting there and waiting for takeoff. Normally the plane would catch up the 1 hr delay but not this time. We arrived 1 hour late."
Pros: "food prices, all on time"
Cons: "Cheap airline that is priced like a major airline. They charge for checked in luggage on flights between different EU countries. Major airlines don't do that, so check the fine print before purchasing."
Pros: "Relatively new aircraft with not-bad room between the rows. Water, coffee and tea offered gratis, otherwise pay for snacks, but prices not bad. Good flight for a budget airline. Twi toilets for a full plane a bit ridiculous, but the flight was only 2 1/2 hours, so no big lines."
Pros: "The actual flight was fine. The food was decent. The entertainment selection was good. The flight attendants were pleasant. We got plenty to eat and drink."
Cons: "We found out in Poland that my wife was missing an eTA number necessary for her to fly into Canada. With our previous flight delayed, the application did not process in time, and we missed our connecting flight. As a result, we were stuck in Poland for 24 hours, leading to lost sleep, added expense, and much frustration. Customer service in Poland was helpful but extremely slow. Many customers needed help and it took about an hour for each customer. We waited in line for hours. We were not charged for a new flight, but we did spend 10 exhausting hours in the airport before we had everything resolved and were able to leave and get a few hours of sleep."
Pros: "I like the food. Cabbage rolls on our wat back from Warsaw were unexpected. Such an excellent idea to serve Polish meals on the polish airline."
Pros: "The flight was smoothe"
Cons: "Boarding was a mess and is always a mess"
Cons: "No good meals available in the flight."
Pros: "Nice new plane (Dreamliner) with a lot of overhead space for hand luggage."
Cons: "There is less leg room than on other international carriers. I am tall and found it quite uncomfortable. I was also surprised by how bad the food was - worst airline food I have ever had on both trips. Sadly, also the most unfriendly air crew as well. Also, unlike international flights with Air Canada, you have to pay for alcohol (though the prices are pretty good)."
Pros: "Service, listening to my questions, overall!!"
Pros: "The entertainment on the plane was great. Large selection of movies, music, and TV shows to keep yourself entertained. The dinner was adequate. It was also nice having the overhead screens continually update our flight progress."
Cons: "The seats are incredibly cramped, by the end I was feeling seriously claustrophobic. It didn't help that we left late. The boarding process was a mess, nobody seemed to know what to do, and the announcements were all mumbled to the point where I was just guessing what to do. The second meal served was inedible as the bread was completely stale. Also, one of the toilets was broken and kept flushing, even when sitting on it. Like the boarding process, disembarking was sloppy and confusing. It took a very long time to open the door, and they only told people at the last minute that they needed to get their passports out."
Pros: "Very helpful staff during boarding very good dinner"
Cons: "breakfast meal - very dry sandwich with only one slice of cheese no internet access during flight inability to use headphones during take off and landing"
Cons: "Seats were too small."
Pros: "The 787 Dreamliner was nice, and the business class seats are roomy. And the ticket was priced right!"
Cons: "They lost my luggage in the outbound direction and no-one appeared to care. When I called the number that they provided frequently no-one answered. Even when I finally got through, no-one could provide me ANY information as to the whereabouts of my bag. It finally showed up on the last day of my stay, but it was delivered to another hotel (which I only figured out after about 10 phone calls). Also, they offer perhaps the worst in-flight video selection I have ever seen."
Pros: "Complementary headphones, drinks, and snacks. I flew economy as as a 6'3" guy I was generally comfortable -- though I would recommend you sit in the aisle seat. Food wasn't the worst."
Cons: "Nothing really."
Pros: "nice plane"
Cons: "entertainment system did not work properly,food was worse than fast food,cabin crew was average at best."
Pros: "Crew amazing yes. Seat comfortable."
Cons: "None for now!"
Cons: "Hi, Pliz sort out the menu,the food was rubbish."
Pros: "It was great."
Cons: "Never took the fly"
Cons: "Flight was diverted for 4 hours due to thunderstorm in Toronto"
Pros: "Ease of boarding"
Pros: "The flight was delayed prior to leaving the gate, while lined up to take off and during the flight. All delays were promptly explained by members of the flight deck. The cabin crew were outstanding nothing seemed to be too much of a inconvenience to them."
Cons: "When I reserved in Kayak it said it included luggage!! I was charged 65 pounds!!! I need a regund for this!!!! Please let me know what to do!!"
Pros: "Plenty food. Very well looked after by the crew. Lots of good movies."
Cons: "Some of the screens had a scratches on them."
Cons: "You had to pay for your drinks and snacks on the plan."
Cons: "same as above"
Pros: "It was short and fine"
Pros: "British Airways has definitely got their act together it was a brilliant flight and the service was excellent it was a pleasure to see."
Cons: "not much room. cant explain the boarding. too complicated and required going down stairs."
Pros: "food was excellent ... service is always top notch"
Pros: "Mediocre experience on the ground; much better in the air -- competent, pleasant cabin crew."
Cons: "It seems amazing to me that BA will leave 50 First and Business Class passengers standing in line while they pre-board "families with young children". Some of the families had children who were 7 or 8 years old and certainly had no need for pre-boarding; its just an opportunistic way of jumping the queue. Similarly, some of the "elderly" passengers who claim to need pre-boarding on departure spring to their feet and dash down the aisle on arrival. Air Canada boards Business Class first on this same route; I'm going to migrate back to them, as virtually everything else on the two flights is comparable."
Cons: "No WIFI"
Pros: "Food, Movies Staff Treatment Aircraft: B787...quiet, new and clean Heathrow Terminal 5"
Cons: "12 hour delay. Very disappointed with British airways"
Pros: "Easy trip, well managed, efficient"
Cons: "No drink or snack unless you pay for it"
Cons: "Freezing cold cabin"
Cons: "You charged me for coffe after flying all night"
Pros: "Very good Premium Economy service. Comfortable seats and good food."
Cons: "Noise (crying babies) from the Economy section. Delay in departure."
Cons: "Please include a complimentary tea and/or snack."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Couldn't take the flight because I was not allowed to check a bag. No mention of this was made when I booked."
Pros: "Good documentary films to choose from to pass time."
Pros: "Did not like that I had to buy a coke. Like common really?"
Pros: "great service - flight was smooth takeoff and landing"
Pros: "Fabulous experience on every level"
Pros: "I got upgraded which was a huge bonus and the staff were great and attentive."
Cons: "I bought an extra piece of laugagge and I had problems on both check in processes because I wasn't shown on the system."
Pros: "Food was ok - rest was terrible."
Cons: "Boarding was troublesome due to the fact the person made an error and changed my seat that I had already reserved. I noticed this while walking to the gate and then informed the person at the desk. After some time they determined the error happened at check in and she then returned me to the original booked seat. While in the flight, the lady behind me kept kicking my seat and complaining that I should not have the seat leaning back. Of course this is a fully acceptable function of flying in that the seat can be tilted back when not having food - the crew did not help at all and I was forced to fly the whole time with soon being rude behind me."
Pros: "The service was great!"
Cons: "Leg room. I'm very tall."
Pros: "The price! BA direct was twice the amount. Traveling with three adults can get costly"
Pros: "Polite and helpful"
Cons: "Lost my bag with items in it that are irreplaceable."
Cons: "Very very late. So much for British punctuality."
Pros: "It was short"
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "Lunch salad! Great idea. Mini forks too cute to stand."
Cons: "The gate not being announced until 20 minutes before boarding. However, this probably wasn't BAs fault."
Pros: "See overall comments"
Pros: "Staff's attitude, courtious and caring staff Flight timings, no delays Food was good"
Pros: "It's a short trip on Aer Lingus 1.5 hours so all was good"
Cons: "Wish Cork airport had an enclosed ramp for de planning rather than a step outside in the rain."
Pros: "I was upgraded to club world."
Cons: "Halfway through the flight a passenger who was apparently being "victimized" was placed next to me. This guy stank like a goat and was a disgusting slob. Way to ruin a rare upgrade."
Pros: "Everything was perfect. Thank you!"
Cons: "lost my luggage for no good reason"
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