Flights to Vancouver or long-haul in general
I did Canadian Affair when I went and did the west coast down to Mexico, it was £240 one way I took a bike and my BOB trailer. Cramped horrible and long but it was cheap so I had prepared myself. No pampering and the food was vile.
Vancouver airport was really relaxed and the Canadian immigration didnt say a word about return tickets or anything.Posted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
Flown with Canadian Affair to Vancouver at it was on par for the price. No complimentary extras but then I didn’t expect it for that price. But the plane was clean and staff and service were fine.
Also flown with Air Canada from Vancouver to Toronto and that was a bit nicer. I had slightly more room and staff and food were a bit better. The ticket was bought as a gift so no idea what the price was but it was a better experience.Posted 4 years agojohn_drummerMember
I’ve flown Manchester – Calgary & back with Canadian Affair (or more specifically, Air Transat) – legroom fine, elbow room seriously lacking.
can’t remember too much about the food, good or bad so it must have been ok but nothing more.
The view of the glaciers as you fly over Greenland is impressivePosted 4 years agoshermer75Member
I can vouch for Air Canada, flew with them at the start of this year and they were fine. I didn’t have a bike with me though. When people moan about them (and they do moan) they are generally refering to the internal flights, which are apparently not always that good.Posted 4 years agogonefishinMember
I’ve flown with Air Transat to Calgary a couple of times and whilst the food wasn’t great (but not too bad) and booze wasn’t included (no realy hardship) the inflight entertainment was good and it was a very cheap flight. I flew with a snowboard bag with no issues although it may have cost a bit for an extra bag. I wouldn’t have any problems flying with them again.Posted 4 years agoPigfaceMember
No issues at all about where I was going to stay, I didnt know till I got to information and they recommended a hostel. Customs asked what I was doing in Canada told them 2 nights in a Hostel then over to Vancouver Island down to Victoria and catch the Ferry to Port Angeles. He said good luck and welcome to Canada.Posted 4 years agoMrSynthpopMember
The new Canadian Affair/Transat economy cabin is excellent and a big step up on their old offer – inflight entertainment system is top notch, of course its partly down to luck if you get it but I’ve been on new model flights twice from gatwick in the last six monthsPosted 4 years agospooky_b329Member
I flew Canadian Affair Gatwick to Vancouver. Avoid the one that stops in Edmonton…by that point we just wanted to get there and not sit on the tarmac at Edmonton! It is only the second time I’ve flown and the first time long haul, but I was surprised how cramped it was. We’d booked twin seats in the tail so had a wider aisle to stretch into, it would have been truly miserable in the main cabin. The downside was the seat both ways were in various states of collapse, presumably as everyone sits at an angle to make use of the aisle, so the seat base was wonky.
Finally, Vancouver airport decided that the max luggage weight was less than on the way out, so both our bikes were over by a kg or so. A reasoned discussion and a tense few minutes later (she’d already sent our underweight normal bags off) and she ushered us through when the supervisor turned away.Posted 4 years ago
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