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Old Nov 4th 2020, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by OrangeMango View Post
I'd be careful about WestJet these days, regarding cancellations and refunds, or more lack of that.....
If you're flight departs from the UK or the EU then it is entirely out of their hands. Your card provider will refund you if the airline refuse.

If you're flying out of Canada though then it may be much more difficult.
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Old Nov 6th 2020, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by DigitalGhost View Post
If you're flight departs from the UK or the EU then it is entirely out of their hands. Your card provider will refund you if the airline refuse.

If you're flying out of Canada though then it may be much more difficult.
I had a west jet flight cancelled back in the spring, usual story west jet just ignored my refund requests despite me pointing out the law to them and kept offering only future travel credits. After weeks of getting nowhere I rang my bank (Lloyds) who incredibly returned the money (over £5k) to my account there and then while we were on the phone!. Some folks at the time were criticising passengers who were pushing for refunds saying it wasn't the airlines fault etc etc but the fact is since then I have been back and forth to Canada twice and West jet have still not reinstated flights from the UK so accepting a travel credit would have been no use whatsoever. For anyone wanting to book travel in the next 6 months I would say stick to Air Canada or KLM who have not stopped flying all though this.
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Old Nov 6th 2020, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Revin Kevin View Post
I had a west jet flight cancelled back in the spring, usual story west jet just ignored my refund requests despite me pointing out the law to them and kept offering only future travel credits. After weeks of getting nowhere I rang my bank (Lloyds) who incredibly returned the money (over £5k) to my account there and then while we were on the phone!. Some folks at the time were criticising passengers who were pushing for refunds saying it wasn't the airlines fault etc etc but the fact is since then I have been back and forth to Canada twice and West jet have still not reinstated flights from the UK so accepting a travel credit would have been no use whatsoever. For anyone wanting to book travel in the next 6 months I would say stick to Air Canada or KLM who have not stopped flying all though this.
Yeah they will do, it's the law in the UK. I had a similar experience with a flight to Australia that I was supposed to take back in April although in that instance the issue was with the booking agent I'd used rather than Singapore Airlines themselves. The best way in the UK though is to use a credit card because the levels of consumer protection you'll receive are pretty much unparalleled.
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"The data — which was compiled by the CBSA at the request of CBC News — shows that more than 80 per cent of the 6.5 million total arrivals into Canada between March 31 and Nov. 12 were exempt from the quarantine meant to battle the COVID-19 pandemic."

% of cases linked to international travel ranged from 0.4 per cent in May to 2.9 per cent in July, according to PHAC.

Over the past 2 weeks 47 international flights entering Canada were found to have had at least one confirmed COVID-19 case onboard.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/qua...kers-1.5804848




Note: It's not as bad as it seems 1/2 are truckers who are exempt, and I'd venture to say most of the other half are also some level of essential worker/travel who are also exempt.

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