Sunwing Airlines

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Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Seat Comfort 12345
Staff Service 12345
Value for Money 12345
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4/10

"Worst seats ever"

(Canada)

Not Verified | Bucket of bolts old 737! Five hour flights each way. Worst seats ever had as too worn out and uncomfortable! Coffee was cold and tasteless. Ran out of coffee eventually! Staff good. Good flight and on time as to the travel portion.
AircraftBoeing 737
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteToronto to Antigua
Date FlownOctober 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
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4/10

"They were actually removing bags off the plane"

(Canada)

Trip Verified | Sunwing holiday Sept 17 to Sept 24, 2019. The scheduled departure time was 3.40 pm. About 15 minutes before boarding, it was decided to weigh every passenger before boarding. Once without the carry-on and then again with the carry-on. This process must have taken well over an hour past departure time. Then we were told that they needed to rearrange the bags in the cargo section. They were actually removing bags off the plane. We were quite nervous as both our bags were removed on a previous Sunwing flight. We finally took off around 5.15 pm. The purchased food service started from the front of the plane. We were seated in row 10. They ran out of our choices by the time they came to us. Holguin. By the time we arrived in Holguin, it was pitch dark and we would be driving for over an hour to get to our hotel. We drove in total darkness for over an hour and got to out hotel just before midnight. Our travel agent had given us the heads up about this and at the time we did not think much about this. My heart goes out to the passengers who had to go on to Cayo Coco. I would advise elderly passengers and those with children to stay away from this flight.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteToronto to Holguin
Date FlownSeptember 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
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1/10

"Awful customer service"

(Canada)

Not Verified | Calgary to Varadero. First time flying with Sunwing, woke up at 4:20am anticipating our departure was at 8:50am, Sunwing delayed our departure time to 11:40am, a three hour delay, ridiculous. Won't be flying with them ever again. Awful customer service also.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteCalgary to Varadero
Date FlownOctober 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
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1/10

"never again on this truly terrible airline"

(Canada)

Not Verified | Calgary to Varadero with Sunwing Airlines. The outbound flight included a wedding party who were already drunk when boarding. The flight crew continued to endlessly sell them alcohol through the flight. This group was ignorant, disruptive, and swore endlessly. We were lucky they were not in our hotel. On the return sure enough there they were, same behaviour. We were over 3 hours late leaving, but then the plane had to turn back from the taxiway to eject 2 of these passengers. This was the only time the crew actually did something resembling their job. We always fly WestJet, but they don’t go direct to Varadero. Needless to say, never again on this truly terrible airline.
AircraftBoeing 737
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypePremium Economy
RouteCalgary to Varadero
Date FlownSeptember 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
3/10

"They change the flight times"

(Canada)

Not Verified | Saskatoon to Varadero. I am complaining about my up coming trip in November. That have no consideration about people that have to have flight transfers. They change the flight times whenever they want. Know I had to pay extra for. New flight back to Saskatoon since I’m flying out of Toronto. Also I never had to pay for hotel rooms on the way there on way back. Now I have to get a room the day before I leave because I’m not leaving at 6:00am now it’s 10:00am. I was to land at 3:15 in afternoon and I had booked my connecting flight back at 9:15. Well so much for that know I have to book a flight the next day because they changed the return time from Cuba till 7 at night. I plan my trips on a budget and now their time change is costing me over my budget.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteSaskatoon to Varadero
Date FlownMarch 2019
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"disappointed with the services"

(Canada)

Trip Verified | Toronto to Puerto Plata. I am very disappointed with the services that I experienced with Sunwing. Originally my flight was direct and then it was changed 4 different times and now we had to make a drop off and pick up. But before all that we found out last minute that the flight was delayed an hour.. ok fine, so instead of leaving at 11am we are leaving at 12pm. at the airport it was very unorganized, no one knew what was going on and it was now 12:20pm i had to ask a sunwing rep what was going on and she didnt have an answer she said that they dont even know whats going on. So now 12:30 they start boarding, but not kids and elders first. Just everyone go in and find your seat.. when i got in there was a couple sitting in my seat. They told me that they are sitting there because other people were in there seats. So i had to sit anywhere and put my luggage far away because all cabins near my seat were full. it was so unorganized and people putting their luggage anywhere flight attendants asking people to sit somewhere else so that the families of 3 can sit together.. that alone delayed us from leaving sooner. Now we left and arrived in punta cana and i was able to get my luggage and move it to my original seat. But now some people who boarded the plane had others in their seats. We ended up sitting in the plane for roughly 2 hours , it was freezing and finally they shut off the A/C. i didnt want to sleep and not know what was going on so i tried to stay up.. it was only until an hour and half they started serving warm water to us. And then there was an announcement that the airplane was to heavy with supplies or luggage at the front of the plane so they have to shift it, so i wasnt sure if that was the real reason but that took another 40 mins. At this point im starting to get hungry. Finally sometime after 5pm we were back in the air. We were not giving any complimentary snacks but told we can purchase food but the macaroni and cheese was not an option and why would i want to buy overpriced food after all of that waiting and inconvenience. We didnt get to the airport until 9:30pm.. so ridiculous. The worst service and flying experience.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteToronto to Puerto Plata
Date FlownAugust 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"Terrible service"

(Canada)

Not Verified | Horrible service. I booked back in march when it was buy one get one 50%, 862$ we booked our airbnb and bought tickets to our anniversary party. In May i get an email telling me Sunwing flight is no longer operating the flight, to call immediately to arrange another day or refund with vouchers for future flights. I called right away the guy was rude - his response no flights, a refund as been issued. I was so upset we lost money on airbnb and our tickets were non refundable, to buy with another airline was now 700 extra and we didnt have it. I contacted customer service, they acted like the email didn't exist that i cancelled the flight myself. Fast forward to now. I have found out Sunwing is indeed operating from St john's to Toronto. When i contacted them again they gave me the run around again saying i cancelled. this company is horrible. People rely on them and they work hard to save. Terrible service.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteSt. John's to Toronto
Date FlownAugust 2018
Value For Money 12345
no
2/10

"the Sunwing policy is to delay"

(Canada)

Not Verified | Firstly let me say that my wife and I fly a couple of times a year to Cuba and Sunwing is our usual airline of choice. Typically we have no complaints and enjoy the service that Sunwing offers , as they have always been good to us. In saying that we did have an issue on the return trip of our last vacation (departing May 11, 2019 ). Ever since our return I have been in constant contact with Sunwing attempting to receive an explanation to their policy as to the seating of overweight passengers. Now I understand the issue that there are passengers with weight problems and I am sympathetic however this should not be at inconvenience of other passengers. On our flight to Cuba we had no issues. On the bus to the resort there was a very large couple sitting in a row each. That was fine. On our return flight this couple were offered seats in the front row of the plane. We were seated in Row 2. The husband was assigned the aisle seat and the wife assigned the aisle seat opposite. For some reason she could be sit in this oversize seat. The stewardess asked if anybody wanted to switch seats with her and the tiny woman in the aisle seat next to me said sure (and I don't blame her ). Long story short the wife sat next to me and I was basically left with half seat for the trip home. Extremely uncomfortable to say the least. Since returning I have been in constant contact with Sunwing for a explanation and policy in the seating of obese passengers and the effect on other fare paying passengers. I have received 3 replies from Sunwing . All very apologetic but saying nothing that they will look into it and get back to me. I think the Sunwing policy is to delay, delay, delay till the complainant gives up. Any thoughts as to what I do to get them to respond?
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteToronto to Cayo Santa Maria
Date FlownMay 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"The worst airlines I’ve been on"

(Canada)

Not Verified | Toronto to Punta Cana. The worst airlines I’ve been on. They tell us after we boarded the plane that they are having problems with the ac. From a 12 hr delay we have been sitting on the plane making it another 2 hours. We not only had a bad flight there, but we missed a day and a half of our trip due to Sunwing's unprofessional aircraft with no compensation. It would have been cheaper to book a 6 day trip yet we paid full and didn’t get our money’s worth. 200$ voucher is ridiculous. For such an inconvenience of a short notice delay to an extended delay they should compensate us fully with a refund, policy aside. I felt bad for the elderly in our plane. Never again.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteToronto to Punta Cana
Date FlownJune 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"Horrible experience"

(Canada)

Trip Verified | Montreal to Cancun. WG517-WG518 Horrible experience. We have booked direct flights since we travel with 2 young kids. 3 weeks prior to departure, we received an email indicating that our returning itinerary had been changed. There will be a stop in Toronto?! 06.17.2019 Montreal to Cancun flight: 3.5 hours delay. Never ever have we experienced it with other airlines. The Sunwing employee said our 9h10am flight had an engine “problem” and they have to wait for a functioning one to come. She added they cannot give us the Elite Plus seats we have paid for since she doesn’t know the configuration of the new airplane. 3.5 hours later we went in the airplane and realized there were some passengers from Toronto who are already in it! They were all looking unhappy since they were forced to stop at the YUL airport to pick all passengers from Montreal. 06.24. 2019 Returning flight (Cancun to Montreal with a stop in Toronto): Our 2:25pm flight was delayed to 7:50pm. When we arrived at the airport, the flight was delayed again to 9pm. No explanation from Sunwing. With a stop in Toronto, we arrived at 4am on 06.25.2019 in Montreal! Sunwing is now renting Eastern Airlines airplanes. The airplanes are very old. The seats are broken and uncomfortable. The smell is unbearable. I have read similar reviews from other passengers in social media concerning Sunwing. It looks like our situation was not unique. Strange, not the same flights, not the same destination, not the same dates but very similar situations. I let you think about it.
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteMontreal to Cancun
Date FlownJune 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no