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C$ 459 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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C$ 143 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving British Columbia to Portland

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,262 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The crew was terrific"
Cons: "The long delay was miserable. Although we would rather be on aircraft that was running like it should. We were dead at that point in our journey and the long delay was very difficult."

Pros: "I liked nothing"
Cons: "I didn’t like everything"

Pros: "The flight attendant was friendly."

Pros: "That the plane was still there when I arrived at the gate."

Pros: "No delays"
Cons: "nothing to speak of"

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and there was plenty of leg room."
Cons: "It was only an hour flight, so there was no entertainment. And the seats didn't recline."

Pros: "The ride was very smooth.attendants were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Well I don't like take off or landing but nothing anyone can really do about that.i don't like sitting in the middle seat I feel blocked in."

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Wish there was a direct non stop flight to SMF from YVR"

Pros: "almost everything"
Cons: "there was a last minute gate switch. not sure why that happens."

Pros: "price"

Pros: "I arrived early"

Pros: "Boarding outside was different."
Cons: "Too small to handle the most basic of carry on luggage. Not enough communication about turbulence."

Pros: "Flying home"
Cons: "Boarded late and sat on the plane for awhile. Also should be embarrassed that all they can spare fir a snack is a miniature bag of pretzels"

Pros: "Wifi"

Cons: "Late late late"

Cons: "Landing took forever, stearing on plane malfunctioned, worst experience of my life"

Pros: "The steward."

Cons: "most uncomfortable I've sat in"

Cons: "I checked a bag and an small animal kennel that was empty. When I got to my destination, the kennel did not arrive. They could not locate it, but said they would have it delivered to my home the next day and they would give me some coupons. When it did not arrive the next day, I called and they said they could not find it. I explained that I had flown back to move the rest of my belongings and my cat and not having the kennel was now causing me to buy another. The agent said they would reimburse me for buying the new kennel, but I would have to call and get the number and submit the receipt. I understand they need proof, but I never received the coupons and don't feel I should have to jump through hoops due to their error. They should have reimbursed me for the $25 I paid to check the kennel and paid for a new one. Why would they think I would want coupons for an airline that could not keep track of one piece of luggage?"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "When we got to Seattle the Old shuttle plane we were supposed to board broke down as we were about to take off. I'm never flying with Alaska Air."

Pros: "We arrived early!"
Cons: "TV screen didn't work at all."

Cons: "The ventilation system wasn't working it was super hot and super uncomfortable!"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "No waiting"
Cons: "Kid screaming"

Cons: "US Customs was very rude."

Pros: "Boarding was good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfortable seating"

Pros: "Everyone was very nice and wonderful to my 2 and half year old."
Cons: "I didn't get much help from the stewards with my car seat and my bags. I struggled to get the seatbelt through the car seat. I guess it's not in the stewards job description. And only pretzels for a snack! What happened to peanuts! Need some protein to stave off hunger."

Pros: "All real good price"

Pros: "Kindness of staff, cleanliness of craft."

Pros: "The gate was easy to find, the staff was sweet, and we arrived in Portland within an hour and 15 minutes!"
Cons: "I wish they gave better snacks than pretzels."

Pros: "Plane was clean, Mediterranean snack box tasted great and my Jack on the rocks was almost perfect. Put it in a real glass and I'd feel like king of the world."

Pros: "Over all Alaskan airlines does a great job."
Cons: "The boarding process was very sloppy. The boarding person made very little to no announcements regarding boarding procedures. He then made everyone who had lined up in general boarding line exit the line and then finally turned on the sign that said preferred boarding. Then the same thing happened again. He could have saved all of us and including himself lots of frustration if he had just made an announcement regarding the boarding process with directions when he was about to start boarding. Everyone was left without clear directions. Big let down to start my experience with Alaskan airlines."

Pros: "Peope were helpful and friendly."
Cons: "I have habit of resting my elbows outside of the area boundaries of any chair I sit in. It is startling how many times, by surprise, my elbow was momentarily caressed by the buttox of a beautiful woman walking toward the front of the airplane, just back from the restroom. I don't fly much and it was cracking me up. I was trying to focus on a book."

Pros: "Too cold!"

Pros: "They gave me two teabags because I like strong tea. Nice people!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Clean, comfortable and friendly."

Pros: "The price was right, so I chose this airline I'd never been on. Let me tell you, it was the finest flying experience I've ever had. I wish they would fly everywhere, because then we'd be done with the brutal shafting Delta and American and even United dishes out on the regular. Comfortable, friendly, accommodating (usb and AC ports on every seatback), and laid-back, it was perfect. I mean, perfect. AND we got there early."
Cons: "I didn't like sitting there and comparing them to all the other airlines I've ever flown with, because Alaska puts everyone else to shame. It was a positively joyous experience."

Pros: "Comfortable"
Cons: "Late boarding"

Pros: "Plane was newer"
Cons: "Seat did not recline"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Everything about the team was nice."
Cons: "Nothing not to like"

Pros: "Easy boarding, polite people"
Cons: "I didn't get TSA pre applied--I associate this with buying the Alaska airlines ticket through Delta. They merged my first and middle name into a single long name that TSA didn't recognize."

Pros: "Professionalism."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "I loved the staff and the quickness of flying and boarding. Everyone was very polite and satiafactory to me."
Cons: "There was a malfunction in some electronic computeres on the way home that left us sitting at the airport on the plane for about fifty minutes. And i had to get back to go to work at midnight."

Cons: "It's too packed in the main cabin lose a vertical row so there is more space. It's just overwhelming"

Pros: "The friendlines of absolutely everyone I encountered from check-in to arrival was stellar and made me feel less worthless than I feel every second of this miserable existence."

Cons: "The in cabin temperature was a bit cold."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Never flying with Delta again"

Pros: "Arrived in PDX 15-20 minutes early."
Cons: "Social distancing on the seats"

Pros: "The crew and seats were both great"
Cons: "HAving live TV would have been great."

Pros: "The two people who were in charge of boarding the plane were especially nice, efficient, and accommodating. I really really liked them."
Cons: "The flight was too warm."

Cons: "Food was terrible. Paid for first class, expected something better than coach. Our food choice was a ham sandwich, there were better choices but the crew took them for themselves so nothing left for the 1st class passengers. Similar situation on our eastbound flight the week earlier. I doubt if Delta knows or cares that this occurs. After paying more than twice the coach fare, we expect something better than a ham sandwich on a coast to coast flight."

Cons: "More communication on the flight delay"

Pros: "New long haul service is a real improvement in quality"

Pros: "Great entertainment"
Cons: "We just boarded pretty late for apparently no reason"

Cons: "Vegan options"

Pros: "The delta crew both ways between Portland and London was excellent! They saw to our every need and were smiling every air mile of the way. Plane"
Cons: "Need to have food choices available for those with allergies. Almost everything had gluten and soy in it and I am very allergic to those. I had to give away all snacks and most of my food. Even in comfort+ class the seats are tiny with little legroom. Also, please clean the bathroom every few hours"

Pros: "Just fine, beverage service was friendly."
Cons: "The entertainment system was out the entire flight. The flight attendants were just talking to each other as we left, even when I tried to say thank you."

Pros: "The best"
Cons: "Again the boarding process took forever"

Pros: "The flight wasn’t overbooked so there was plenty of room. So important on such a long flight."

Cons: "KLM staff at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam was rude and unprofessional. I will not fly with KLM again."

Cons: "I'd reserved seats in advance for both directions and was give seats farther back both directions when checking in at the airport."

Pros: "Crew was great seats comfortable but quite near back my connecting flight I had to get my seat when I got to the airport I was second from the back but close to washrooms"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on second flight but I didn’t use it anyway On second flight washroom was not very good my scarfe dropped on the floor and was wet and yuckie"

Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "They lost my suitcase. Now I have to wait a day or two and they won’t sent it to me."

Pros: "i likes that drinks were free"
Cons: "i shouldn’t have to pay for headphones"

Pros: "How does one describe spending 10+ hours in a metal tube approximately 18 feet wide at 30,000 feet with 300 of your closest friends breathing the same air while having the seat in front of you pushed back so you cannot adequately see the passenger monitor because it's too close to focus on as your knees are under your chin? Flying in "steerage" is not comfortable as humans get larger and airplane seats get squeezed smaller. Please unsqueeze! Cabin crew members were excellent. Other than that, Europe was great!"
Cons: "See other side."

Pros: "Going back home to the US"
Cons: "I had 15 hours layover in Amsterdam so I got me a hotel.one hour after I got to the hotel I got a notification from Kayak app asking me to go get my bag from Schiphol. My bag was supposed to be directly shipped to PDX. I had to leave my hotel back to the airport and spend 2 hours trying to find it only to be told that it was going to PDX. I lost my $170 hotel room, over $70 for taxis and ended up spending the night on the floor at Schipol. I do not think I'll ever use Kayak again. The travel guarantee is a joke too."

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "good flight and pleasant staff"
Cons: "no vegetarian option in business class therefore nothing to eat for me for whole flight. also sky lounge very poor"

Cons: "Severe delay"

Pros: "Eventually made it home. At 1am, when it should have been 1130pm."

Pros: "NOTHING"

Pros: "Great entertainment, comfortable seats."
Cons: "Middle seat with zero chance to switch."

Pros: "Wi-FI available (although I didn't use it)"
Cons: "No direct flight in the morning, so had to take two connecting flights, and leave home very early in the morning."

Pros: "Boarding went smoothly. We were on time. Attendants were excellently friendly and efficient. That is so nice to not have a grumpy flight attendant. Drinks are ridiculously priced, but I wasn't suprised. Great flight."

Pros: "Good drinks and movie selection"

Pros: "The space we had, the breakfast provided, the movies/TV shows available, and the staff."
Cons: "I was a concerned when I couldn't select seats during check-in and was informed that our seats would be assigned at the gate. After boarding, it made more sense since it wasn't a full flight; I could understand that was likely done so the plane would be weight-balanced. It just caused me some concern the day before."

Pros: "New Boing 717 aircraft. Short flight time. I needed and got very good special assistance."

Pros: "Timely flights , plenty of good food and disciplined serving Amsterdam: good layover Modern plane Better entertainment system Good flight to travel to India , Mumbai ."
Cons: "Windows weren't clean for stargazing"

Pros: "everything except in flight internet."
Cons: "Gogoinflight hasnt woked as it said it would on any flight on any airline for a year."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The fact they wasted two days of my trip with my son travelling from the U.S. to China because they didn't know about transit visa regulations. And so far they offered a 75 dollar voucher for participating merchants. Unacceptable"

Cons: "My flight got cancelled without letting me know in advance I was in the airport and spent me hours to switch a flight I ended up arriving at a different airport and need to spend more money for über"

Pros: "the flight was on time and the staff very helpful"

Pros: "There were a lot of free movie options for a 6hour flight. The tv was new and had good definition. The food offered was quite substantial. The staff kept coming around with water and asking if there was anything else we needed. They gave free blankets. The lavatories were a little larger and more well lit than other airlines."
Cons: "The seats did not recline for anyone on the plane."

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Staff was friendly, and we got there safely"
Cons: "Really wished we had tv's like we had on our flight to SLC. It really helps with those who have anxiety to distract their minds. Wifi is expensive therefore I chose not to use it"

Pros: "I have never had a problem with this airlines. This flight was no exception"
Cons: "More space, but I am in economy and that's just life! I expect my hips to hurt after, again my problem not there's, if I wanted more room I would buy first class but I won't for a short trip."

Pros: "crew was very respectful and kind"
Cons: "Flight was moved to a different gate, then delayed. We were given the absolute last seat in the plane that could not recline- not the seats I had selected before hand."

Pros: "Attendants were cheerful and extremely courteous."
Cons: "Legroom but that's because we can't afford 1st class. Hahahaha"

Pros: "Airplane was good, boarding was fast."
Cons: "Did not have the fruit and cheese plate."

Pros: "Entertainment is now free."
Cons: "This was the fourth first class leg of our overall trip and the first three flights on Delta were great. The attendants were pleasant and even fun. I have allergies and requested a special meal on all legs. No problem on the first three flights. All attendants approached me to confirm my allergy and the special meal. They were very polite. But on this flight, the attendant didn't speak with me about it at all. She tried to give me the regular meal. When I explained I needed an allergy free meal (mind you this was first class), I was told I could not get it and got no apology or other accommodation. Her attitude was take it or leave it. I found this interesting since on two of the other flights an announcement was made about another passenger with an allergy to peanuts so no one could have them on the flights and the attendants were very concerned."

Cons: "Need more legroom"

Pros: "Loved everything, the meal was good, spacious seats and friendly staff."

Cons: "One of the men working the desk at the gate was rude & condescending to me. The other gate agent who was having us board (he was an ethnic man) was friendly & excellent."

Pros: "Pilot was hot."
Cons: "4 hour maintenance delay. Arrived at 2 am, after boarding a different plane."

Pros: "Ditto from above"
Cons: "Ditto from above"

Pros: "Very informative staff"
Cons: "Was late"

Pros: "Apart from the boarding process the trip was great."
Cons: "The airport had us board at a gate where we had to go outside in the rain without any warning. Many of the pasengers were families with small children and dressed for the sunshine and no coats or other protection from the elements. There was no warning from WestJet or the airport in the process from booking to checkin."

Pros: "Quick and convenient"
Cons: "Comfort and food was lacking"

Pros: "more food choices"
Cons: "There's more snack."

Pros: "Pleasant staff"
Cons: "People get shocked from the rush of air soon after they board and close their air knobs overhead. The cabin was filled with lots of new bodies that had different ordour and perfume that it was good to have a strong ventilation but due to the strong air flow... Perhaps tell ppl to keep it open."

Cons: "Wake people up when serving anything.. I have seen in some other airlines that one is provided with a sticker to place on your seat to show if you can or cannot be woken up"

Cons: "The baggage restriction was not good at least one Checking should be allowed"

Cons: "I wasn’t able to choose a seat"

Pros: "Premium seats were an amazing touch"

Cons: "Like all airlines it would be nice if there was an extra inch between the seats. Also, unfortunately the video wasn't working."

Cons: "The quality of the video streaming was really low. It was disappointing."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Did not serve food."

Pros: "Casual attitude."
Cons: "better food option than a few dusty pretzels and a thimble of water."

Pros: "All good."

Pros: "Gavin at check in was so great!! Amazing and professional!! Great clear concise announcements!"

Pros: "Service was very good."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "I wish there were more food options"

Pros: "price efficiency"
Cons: "gate change last minute"

Pros: "Easy boarding and checkin"
Cons: "Westjet seating is tight"

Cons: "Way too cramped. Only 1 washroom."

Pros: "Smooth trip."
Cons: "No one would get a wheelchair to get to cart that was on different floor. Driver didn't volunteer to carry bags to cart."

Cons: "Booked our seats 24 hours in advance and could not get seats together. Airline expects us to pay extra for reasonable expectations as that"

Pros: "Talia is an excellent stewardess—She takes good care of people"

Pros: "Haven't taken it yet"
Cons: "Well I'm not on the plane yet cause you left.me stuck in Vancouver"

Pros: "Really a pretty good trip in my opinion."
Cons: "Not too thrilled with the fact that only a couple of drinks and light snacks are free."

Cons: "Woman in seat beside should have taken 2 seats"

Pros: "New plane was nice."
Cons: "Snacks offered"

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "I felt like the price was reasonable."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable chairs and again the head rests didn't work. I also feel like the chairs don't recline as much as they use to. The good vibe and hospitality of Westjet was gone."

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Late departure"

Pros: "Some of the people who helped with wheelchair assistance for my dad were kind."
Cons: "1. I previously asked for wheelchair assistance for my father and when we dropped off our bags the agent said she would get someone and told us to sit in the waiting area. After five minutes no one came so I went to the assistance desk and they said they hadn't been informed so they sent someone right away. If I hadn't been there to ask, I don't know how long my mom and dad would have sat there. 2. The man who wheeled my dad to the gate was very nice and he said he arranged for all of us to sit together, which was nice because I wasn't able to sit with my parents since we weren't able to choose the same row when we booked. When we boarded, we found out that the seats hadn't been changed, and the person who previously booked the seat beside my parents refused to move so I sat in the row beside them. These problems were minor but they highlighted a lack of communication between staff and the attendant dealing with us wasn't the most friendly either. I used to fly westjet in the early days when I still lived in Canada and I've noticed that the level of service has gone down. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity and space to comment. Asunción Perez"

Pros: "Staff and aervice was great! No complaint!"
Cons: "We had to put our carry on bags a little far away from our seats"

Pros: "I just love WestJet"

Pros: "Not cold, not noisy aircraft"

Pros: "Landed 10 minutes early. Good landing in tough conditions"

Cons: "To the best of my knowledge I paid for a window seat on my trip to Montreal. It was the only option I elected to pay for, yet, I found myself in the middle seat. A personal life lesson we’ll learned and an experience to be remembered & considered, under advisement, on any future bookings."

Cons: "Small!!!"

Pros: "The people that work for WestJet are exceptional! I find everyone there is knowledge, helpful and happy. The last one is why I fly with WestJet. Its a real treat to be so well taken care of."

Pros: "I upgraded and that was definitely worth it."
Cons: "I don't like 2.5 hour flights in general. Just long enough to be annoying. But that has nothing to do with you and your airline."

Cons: "Not one complaint"

Pros: "Finally sleeping in my bed in Montreal"
Cons: "Cramped seats , no elbow room , could not sleep , very difficult to sleep - muscle pain in shoulders lead to nerve impingement and numb arms . If westjet cared about their reviews they would offer an upgrade on my return to make a fair judgement again their product line"

Pros: "The Pilot explained his Procedures thoroughly."
Cons: "Same as above."

Cons: "Being late into LA"

Cons: "Got there 2 minutes after check in closed and wouldn't let us fly"

Cons: "My luggage did not make it."

Pros: "Smooth, friendly and cost effective."

Cons: "No entertain system"

Cons: "West Jet personnel did not give any information about the customs process for connecting flights that I would face in Vancouver or the requirement to go through another security check between West Jet flights. I was told that I should simply go to the next gate to board the plane for Los Angeles -- and that I would do customs in the USA - so the info person sent me to retrieve my luggage (wrong info) and I ended with a 45 minutes anxious trek through the Vancouver airport! Once I found my gate, the West Jet personnel could not have been more kind."

Cons: "It was a little warm and stuffy while loading."

Pros: "Nice Staff. Easy process."

Pros: "Drinks and snacks several times! Lots of movies!"

Cons: "Would've been better if Air Canada had not downgraded the land to a propeller plane!"

Cons: "The flight was late leaving and most of the passengers needed to catch connecting flights, so there was some anxiety as the crew didn't have any information as to whether or not we'd be able to connect."

Pros: "The flight itself was fine and the crew was excellent. The boarding process was efficient."
Cons: "My center seat, which was assigned, put me in an extremely uncomfortable position physically for the entire 14 hour flight. My two seatmates extended physically into my space, and minimal legroom meant by knees were pressed against the seat in front. I was not happy at the lack of seat choice."

Cons: "Embarked late. Sat on runway for 30 minutes waiting to disembark. Missed ride to Eugene Or. Not happy."

Cons: "We had a two hour delay. First the aircraft was late. Then it needed repair and another aircraft had to be brought up. After a 10 flight from Frankfurt and a 3 hour layover in Vancouver, I was not a happy camper!"

Pros: "90 minutes"
Cons: "90 minutes"

Cons: "Missed the connection in Toronto. Had to spend the night there. My skis arrived one day late to my destination."

Pros: "Flight was mercifully short."
Cons: "Air Canada canceled other short haul flights and jammed the overflow passengers onto our flight which resulted in our flight being late and overcrowded. Passengers that came from the canceled flight complained that this wasn't the first time Air Canada had done this."

Cons: "Flight was late departing"

Cons: "Plane was delayed 30 minutes-1 hour on tarmac prior to takeoff for deicing"

Pros: "A short flight on a small plane.Smooth flight, smooth, smooth landing. Although the flight was delayed, the passengers were kept informed as to where the plane was and the expected time of departure."

Cons: "Rouge entertainment system is crappy"

Cons: "Air Canada offers this flight DAILY. Yet somehow the boarding was the most excruciating tedious I’ve had to endure. Passengers who needed assistance boarding seemed to have to deal with haphazard organisation, and the fact that they seemed surprised so many people brought carry-on luggage that the bins filled up is laughable. Changed my return flight to Alaska Air."

Cons: "I was held back for 'random' security check. Security lost my boarding pass and didn't care. Only found it because my friend asked them to check a table where they had put it. They didn't apologize for any inconvenience and instead security chief kept asking more questions. Truly atrocious customer service."

Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "ONE bathroom for all of economy Had to buy even smallest snacks Poor overhead bin space"

Cons: "No luggage"

Cons: "There was one announcement about preboarding and none after that -- only one announcement about delay of 20 minutes but we were more than an Hour late boarding. That was 1st impression. Then, when we got on the plane, it was very old so made me worry about safety."

Cons: "The entertainment system was broken on this flight."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Air Canada accommodated me on an earlier flight saving me 3 hrs."

Pros: "The trip from Kelowna to Vancouver was amazing. Quick very pleasant."

Cons: "Customs detained my girlfriend and I for an hour causing us to supposedly miss our flight. We spoke to a Air Canada Rep and they told us our flight had left and they couldn't hold it for us. That is fine but they said they would not provide us with a hotel for missing this. Ok that is there policy but we ran to the terminal E95, for our Flight to Portland which had actually had not left and they were actually holding it for another person. So Air Canada lied about our flight leaving and that there was not another one till the next day. Overall I will never go to this airport nor will I use Air Canada ever again."

Pros: "The experience was par for the course. No frills, no pleasantries, only water and juice on offer, but the A330 was great."

Cons: "This Air Canada flight was operated by Lufthansa and was cancelled due to the strike. So, this means that I am still in Germany which is not the worst place in the world to be stuck, especially because my parents live here. So a few day longer are not a problem for me, but if it takes a week, it is not good because I am supposed to be at work and I am using up vacation I had planned to spent with my family."

Pros: "It got me home."
Cons: "One of the attendants yelled at anyone who needed to use the bathroom whenever the seatbelt sign was on. Understandable when the plane was actually experiencing turbulence but most of the time it was a smooth flight. Know there are regulations concerning this but I feel she could have been a bit nicer in her tone. Thankfully there was an empty seat just outside the toilet so that I could sit but anyone who arrived after me was told to return to their seat. When nature calls, sometimes it's impossible to walk very far."

Pros: "Staff was courteous and tried to get people with large luggage to check it."
Cons: "It took forever to load as people carried on huge bags that wouldn't fit in the overhead bins or under the seats. It took an extremely long time to get through American customs, and they were very rude, not caring if people missed connecting flights. They wouldn't add workers. Some almost missed the flight. P"

Cons: "I needed to sleep ( it was 1:00 am in the city I originated from) and in the smaller plane the seats barely reclined and it was hard to get comfortable, let alone sleep."

Pros: "I was last on the plane. The crew was welcoming."
Cons: "Not very clean bathroom. Not unusual for airplanes."

Cons: "To small of plane."

Cons: "My girlfriend and I booked our flights about 10 months in advance and had selected seats next to each other for all of our Air Canada Flights. Somehow all of these seats were changed without an update to us. We did not sit together at all on any of our flights and were put in middle seats, which is not what we originally requested. We were both very upset with this as some of these were long flights."

Cons: "My flight from Milan was 1 1/2 hr late but before landing it was announced that our seats on the connecting flight was "protected". I got to my gate 40 min. before takeoff (it was 15 min. delayed). Upon boarding I was told my seat was given away. They assumed I would miss my flight. I had to wait another 4 hr. to board a flight to Vancouver BC leaving 11pm. I had to go to a hotel at 2 am and take a 8:50 am flight to PDX. Before boarding I was again stopped because my ticket didn't have the proper security stamp. The agent there was extremely rude and condescending. This was a terrible experience!"

Pros: "Nice staff. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "No basic food for free."

Pros: "I'm glad Air Canada took appropriate precautions to ensure our safety, however..."
Cons: "On the flight from Portland to Vancouver, someone was allowed to board the plane and then leave, with no explanation, no accompaniment, and no way of contacting him. Consequently, our flight was delayed 3 hours while police and bomb squads checked the plane and all the baggage. Why was this person allowed to disembark in the first place? This occurred during boarding, so there should have been attendants there to stop him or at least ask him where he was going. And once he did disembark, why was no one able to track where he went? Seems like an odd security breach and, ultimately, a huge inconvenience for the passengers who remained on the plane."

Pros: "It was great."
Cons: "Like to be able to pick my seat ahead of time without a charge."

Pros: "- On-time departure, attentive staff and good selection of entertainment to pass 5 hours of travel time - Love the pre-boarding for families with kids - Good overheard space for carry-on bags - flight was not way overbooked and no one had to scramble for space"
Cons: "- Narrow leg room - relaxing in the economy class was challenging (but not surprising experience)"

Pros: "Flight and attendants great! A second offering of coffee would have been appreciated!"
Cons: "Lines were confusing to me. Kiosk machines for boarding passes clogged lines. Only 3 staff working security lines after a long weekend! 3 sets of married couples that I knew of couldn't be seated together! Airport personnel not very helpful and rather cranky!"

Pros: "Wow these guys balance MANY flight changes and seat changes with professional and humor that all the passengers appreciated"

Pros: "Air Canada worked hard to get people where they needed to be but security was somewhat difficult although understandable"

Pros: "The only thing I liked is the fact that I arrived safely at my destination."
Cons: "I did not like the three house delay in Toronto. And, of course, we were always told, it will be just a few more minutes each time so for three hours we were stuck, milling around @ the gate.....well actually between two gates because they kept changing gates.......waiting for the flight. If I'd know it was going to be 3 hours, I would have maybe gotten some food and wandered away to find a place that had a spot to sit. Instead, standing on one foot and then the other, hungry for three house while Air Canada got their #@%*# together and found a plane that actually functioned appropriately."

Pros: "Great staff"

Cons: "The pressurization of the cabin was very uncomfortable for me. I fly a lot and only notice this like one in 30 flights. I was very swollen after and felt the pressure during the flight."

Cons: "No viewing screens and fewer selections of movies from air canada app compared with selection from vancouver to tokyo. I don't know why our return trip was so different."

Pros: "Punctuality"
Cons: "Not even a pretzel with a soft drink or coffee. Also coffee was lukewarm."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable and could recline more than other planes. Had entertainment in the headrests."

Pros: "The comfort of a Dash 8 was surprising. The seats have a suitable amount of leg room which I'm actually scared to mention so they don't add an extra seat to each row to take it away. Not too much, not too small, just right for a 6 foot man to not have his knees pressed against the seat in front for the whole ride"
Cons: "Where to start? Dash 8's shake, rattle and roll for the whole trip. Felt like we could fall out of the sky at any time. Staff don't care. Split our group after rescheduling due to aircraft issues despite seats available on both connectors. Said to wait until next stop to fix. Next stop said nothing they can do since we checked a bag. Put 2 hours between arrivals just because they can. Blamed it on the computer. Did provide a $10 meal voucher. Good to know Air Canada values my total trip delay time at $2/hr"

Pros: "Again, I felt we had excellent service. It was a small plane and one steward, and she did everything!"

Pros: "Short, quick and convenient"

Pros: "It was alright, just not much entertainment on a small plane"
Cons: "No enough things to entertain me and the seats were somewhat uncomfortable"

Pros: "I got home."
Cons: "Typical noisy turbo prop plane. It was an hour late."

Pros: "Short, brief flight."
Cons: "Boarding the plane outside in the rain w no cover"

Pros: "Thanks for bringing us water when my husband needed to take some medication, some airlines won’t do that."
Cons: "Excessively busy at DIA, seemed under staffed, lines stretching across the airport."

Cons: "The boarding process"

Cons: "Friendlier service."

Pros: "Liked the option of multiple snacks rather than being restricted to pretzels."
Cons: "The seat cushion was not very comfortable--like it was squished from having been sat on several too many times."

Pros: "On time flights"
Cons: "All ok"

Cons: "Slow with drinks and food, late departure"

Pros: "Got me booked on Delta."
Cons: "Itenirary fell apart and had no good solution."

Cons: "They need to learn from asian airlines (specifically Thai Airways)"

Pros: "I finally arrived."
Cons: "More communication about delay and lost luggage."

Cons: "The size of the seats"

Cons: "Everything. We were incredibly delayed which happens but none of the staff knew what was happening. Different passengers were told different things and when we tried to ask questions they were far from helpful. It was not a good experience at all."

Cons: "I miss the good old days where Captain X tells us what’s seeable out the window!"

Cons: "Faster boarding"

Pros: "Boarding, service, staff attitudes, on time and deplaning"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Poor services and customer support"

Pros: "Without letting me know to a bad one where I had no empty seat next to me I looked to my original seat was given to someone else"

Cons: "Hot cabin"

Pros: "Pilot kept us up to date"
Cons: "90extra minutes sitting on the tarmac, only water offered, only one bathroom working... how hard is it to at least offer soft drinks ??"

Pros: "It was great"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Take off and landing very good"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "We arrived safely at PDX"
Cons: "We left 3 hrs late, arrived very late at night, I did not get home until 2 a.m. There was no apology. There were no plugs for computers in the back of the plane and I got stuck between a fat person to my left and a fat person in front of me who leaned their seat back as far as possible. It was hideous."

Pros: "Good job."
Cons: "Could not get movies to play on iPad or Mac book pro."

Pros: "N/A due to them rerouting my itinerary."
Cons: "N/A due to them rerouting my itinerary."

Pros: "Clean comfortable, friendly service"

Cons: "Again, seats are too close front to back."

Pros: "Comfortable."

Cons: "The boarding process is ridiculously slow. Why not load from the back row first? Then you wouldn't have 150 people behind one slowpoke. You could cut the boarding process time by 90%."

Pros: "The helpfulness of the representative at HNL."
Cons: "Last minute 17 hr "delay" Screwed out of an entire day in Hawaii. Dream vacation ruined. No car, no hotel, no time to see Honolulu. Awful."

Pros: "Good service = being on time. The bar is low these days I guess, I was so pleasantly surprised that BOTH of my flights on my roundtrip using UNITED had no delays. Thank you!"
Cons: "Not everyone got to check their luggage (I made it though, so personally I am happy, but it was a close call and I really didn't want to have to wait at baggage claim.)"

Cons: "Legroom"

Pros: "Getting home."

Pros: "3 hous of waiting after our original departure time. Gave us free tv though so that's nice."

Cons: "I don't understand why you don't load from the back of the plane first, it just makes more sense."

Pros: "Excellent as expected."

Pros: "The crews everyone was caring, respectful, and professional. I don't see anything to improve, they are that good, including the pilots!"
Cons: "I can't think of anything really."

Pros: "Easy to print ticket, United employees readily available."

Pros: "Nothing much"
Cons: "Your refund or rescheduling policies."

Pros: "Was quick enough and on time."
Cons: "Please start charging obese customers more money for their tickets. Seat I was in had me squished because the other passenger was so big. Its not fair that I have to give up half of my seat."

Pros: "On time and people nice"
Cons: "Everything. Very good"

Pros: "Headphone slot. Free wifi"
Cons: "Tight seats in coach..expected"

Pros: "Great!"

Pros: "All good"

Cons: "It was delayed by 3 hrs"

Pros: "poor airline with bad time and no accomodation"

Cons: "It was an enjoyable trip, no complaints whatsoever."

Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "Seats were fairly comfortable"
Cons: "Only one free snack option and I don't like ranch flavor. A bag of popped corn is $4"

Cons: "The seats didnt have a lot or room."

Cons: "Why does it take 45 minutes to board a plane? Way too long."

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