Should I be rather dismayed to find that 2 days after booking a 9 day package, (YYZ>VAR / Wed.>Fri.) the outbound flight has suddenly changed from TS620 (as per my booking confirmation) to TS2620 which indicates a "code-share", as well as the booking website now indicates "Operated by SmartWings" in the flight segment description box, whereas when I booked, it simply showed "B737-800 TS" (aka 738) as the aircraft being used. This compares to "A310-300 TS" (aka 313) for the return flight. The "TS" is the indicator of the operator.
Another funny thing is that after I had booked on Tuesday 10th., as of Wednesday and for a day after, the seat selection option no longer functioned for ANY booking with an outbound flight to VAR on any Wed. and then for on Friday, booking a package with a Wed. outbound went to an error message and died. Come Saturday it was pretty much back to normal, you could pre-select seats and add Option Plus if you so desired. BUT...the seat map for the outbound on the B737 was still showing the original AT layout, still showing the Club Class that is being discontinued by November. ( booked for Jan.)
So as it seems that AT is up to something here, I solicit feedback on these SmartWing wetlease flights to see if we are going to get what we booked (front end extra legroom seats with Option Plus added) or are we in for a nasty surprise? (the return flight in Club should be a given)
Please note that ONLY the flights from Canada via Air Transat apply as I've already read the numerous reviews about how bad SmartWings are in Europe which is probably a whole different matter.