Review of LOT Polish flight Toronto Warsaw in Economy

Airline LOT Polish
Flight LO46
Class Economy
Seat 28A
Aircraft Boeing 787-8
Flight time 08:20
Take-off 08 May 15, 21:45
Arrival at 09 May 15, 12:05
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Published on 15th June 2015
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Hi all,

Below are my pix from my flight from Toronto to Budapest via Warsaw. This segment is covers the Toronto- Warsaw leg.

The check in hall at Toronto's Terminal 1

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Check in for the flight

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Now heading to the departures area

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First glance at the plane

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The security check

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Emirates crew

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Past security

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Welcome sign in Persian :)

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Looking at the the arrival escalators leading to customs

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Entrance to custom

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Some planes on the way to the International section of the terminal

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The long corridor to the International section

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Looking down at the US departures section

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Going down to the int'l section

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The gate area

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The plane

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AC to Milan

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Emirates to Dubai

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Premium economy section

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When I sat down I noticed that the seat width was very tight and there was a guy sitting next to me and he was barely fitting in his seat and was pressing the armrest in my hip. I wish someone had wrote that LOT has very tight seats, otherwise I'd have switched to another airline or bought their premium economy which is $300 more per leg and if you buy it at the airport the same day it is $200 more. This made the flight very uncomfortable for the next 8:30 hours. Later I read in seat guru that their seat width is 16.9, which is one of the tightest between all airlines, wished I had read it earlier. The pitch was good though.

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Push back

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Security video

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Our plane

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Ready to depart

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Some views of Toronto

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Beverage service

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Dinner service later on around 2 hours after

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They had the best airline meal I had ever had. Very clean, very fresh and very good tasting. Mine was chicken with potatoes.

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Pre- arrival; snack, which was a roast beef sandwich

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Descending into Warsaw

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Passing through some interesting airlines

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Walking at the upper level towards immigration

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Looking down at the departure area

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Some bonus pictures of the beautiful and amazing city of Budapest

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Hungarian Parliament

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Hope you enjoyed this FR :)

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LOT Polish

Cabin crew8.0

Toronto - YYZ


Warsaw - WAW



The tight seat width which made this long flight very uncomfortable, but everything else was OK. The meal was very good, very fresh with great taste. Crew were nice too.

Information on the route Toronto (YYZ) Warsaw (WAW)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Toronto (YYZ) → Warsaw (WAW).


The airline with the best average rating is LOT Polish with 7.0/10.

The average flight time is 8 hours and 3 minutes.

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  • Comment 139326 by
    Benoit75008 GOLD 7318 Comments


    Thanks so much for your report!!
    I was expecting someone to report LO B787 in economy class.
    It's a pity that seats are tiny but meal seem to be very good, and your opinion just confirm it!

    WAW is an efficient airport.
    Concerning YYZ, i was flying with LH in 2010 and i get impression nothing changed in this terminal.

    Hope you enjoyed your stay at Pearl of Danube :) :)

    See you,

  • Comment 139353 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 8194 Comments

    Thanks for your report and letting us discover the cabin of this B787 of LOT. The cabin looks nice and new but I trust you regarding the confort as the seat look indeed very narrow . The pic of the premium economy looks like it's worth paying for the upgrade.
    The meal is fine as well as the pre arrival snack.
    Thanks for the Budapest bonus too.

    • Comment 318805 by
      whitelight44 AUTHOR 346 Comments

      Thanks Skyteam. Yes, I probably would not fly with them again as long as they have these narrow seated 787s around but the crew, meal and service was very good. I think if you are a smaller person or for ladies these narrow seats maybe better but for sure not for guys lol.

  • Comment 139355 by
    KL651 TEAM 4479 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.

    Too bad the confort is bad because otherwise I find the experience on LO pretty good, with a nice catering and IFE and also friendly FAs it seems.

    Nice pics of Budapest as well, I really want to visit this city as well.

  • Comment 139525 by
    Chibcha 432 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this report!

    LOT seems to have improved from the 767s, even when the seats are, as usual for the Dreamliner, cramped.

    I loved the design of the snackboxes.

    Budapest looks lovely, awesome pictures!

  • Comment 139549 by
    NGO85 1622 Comments

    Thank you very much for sharing this report!

    I have never flown a B787, but I feel like they are narrow planes so the 3-3-3 configuration must be really tight. Only 200 more for Y+ would have have been worth it. Most Japanese carriers also use the 17 wide seats which I find very narrow.

    Catering looks very strong on LO getting a full dinner service (it does look very good for Y, not exploded like you normally see) and a nice snack pre-arrival.

    I really like the LO livery and the cabin colors look good.

    Nice spotting of the retro-LO livery.

    Beautiful bonus of Budapest!

  • Comment 139868 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Thank you for sharing another visually stunning FR.

    I flew LO from ORD-WAW a long time ago and I agree with your impressions of this carrier. The crew that I had was professional and seemed eager to please. I was fortunate to be in J and during a conversation with a FA I asked about the meals in Y. He took me back to the galley and showed me a few samples from the cart. I thought that was a nice touch. LO might not be the most sophisticated or renowned carrier, but the staff was genuine and made a whole world of a difference.

    I love the design touches on LO like the napkins and refreshing towels. It adds some local flavor to the onboard experience in my humble opinion. Your meal looks satisfying and the Polo bar is a nice way to end the meal. Snack before arrival is decent and at least better than the lacking breakfast that I was served on BA when I flew them from SFO-LHR.

    BUD is an underrated destination and your beautiful report brought me memories of a previous visit. When I was there in the mid 2000's it was good value for the money and I enjoyed the food. Hungarians have a hearty cuisine. ;)

  • Comment 139877 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Oh I forgot to mention that it seems that the seats in Y on the 787's in general are very tight. I have read other complaints about this.

    • Comment 319200 by
      whitelight44 AUTHOR 346 Comments

      Thanks so much Jetsetpanda. Yes, the meals were much better than many other airlines and were very fresh. The biggest downside was the tight seats, if I knew how tight these are I'd have for sure upgraded. Since it was my first ever 787 experience I wanted to try the economy. That's the same with all the airlines I have flown. It's nice to get a taste of the economy before switching over to Business or first but my first experience with 787 was very disappointing. This along with the A340-600 of Lufthansa have had the tightest seats I have ever been on.

  • Comment 140157 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5273 Comments

    Thanks for another beautiful report. The cabin looks visually nice, but this is yet another report that confirms that 787s in a 3-3-3 configuration are tight and uncomfortable. I'm looking forward to flying a 787, but hopefully not in Economy. Nice cabin shots. The Premium Economy cabin looks quite comfortable. Great bonus pics at the end.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Comment 140166 by
    le Belge 92 Comments

    Thanks for the report and visit of Budapest including the synagogue!

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