Unlike Ants, I wasn't brave enough to try flying an ULCC to Canada. Instead ended up with a rather inconvenient routing up to Edmonton, first on a shiny Air Canada 737 MAX 8 from Los Angeles to Vancouver, then an Air Canada 787-9 from Vancouver to Calgary, then finally an Air Canada Jazz DHC-8-400 turboprop for the final leg to Edmonton. Airfare pricing has been crazy with everyone wanting to travel again despite the COVID-19 pandemic ranging out of control, and this was actually a better and cheaper routing than some of the others I found.
Flying from LAX to YVR was smooth enough, immigration was quick, had just enough time to grab a snack, then off on the short haul to Calgary. Paid a few bucks for exit row and bulkhead seating ($25 or $40 per seat?), respectively, on the two flights, which felt like money well spent especially when you have to connect to the in-flight wifi and work while you're in the air. The final flight was the short 152 mile hop to Edmonton, which ended up delayed for the best of reasons-- they had to load organs (!) on the plane.
Days (weeks?) of pouring rain were just starting to let up in Edmonton on arrival. The little turboprop let passengers off on to the tarmac, which gave a great view of YEG's tower, then it was a quick dash inside to shelter from the rain. Couldn't find decent noodle soup for dinner, ended up having rather indifferent sashimi at Izakaya Tenkuu/Sushi Factory... where you knew the tuna was safe because it tasted just-freshly-defrosted.
The Flair Airlines flight that Ants took was of course delayed, but at least the hotel was close to the airport, and while still raining past midnight, it had kinda-sorta let up by the time he arrived.