Long time for luggage to show up. I know pearson is short staffed but it was a long time.
Average trip on a small plane.
One of the crew members essentially harassed one particular people about having their mask up higher while others were wearing theirs below their nose the entire time. Seemed like a power play and out of line. It was awkward and discomforting overall.
I think given the circumstances the crew and staff were put in they did a great job. You cannot really hold them at fault for... A) Cancelling your flight 3 hours before departure. B) Automatically emailed about being re-booked on another flight the following day, no compensation offered at all. C) Finding out at your re-booked flight that the live cargo (flying w/ dog) that I had to spend 2.5 hours on the phone confirming kennel dimensions weeks before my original flight was not also automatically re-booked. D) Getting re-re-booked on a new flight that could take and/or had room for live cargo. For all of this, Air Canada offered ZERO compensation - nothing for the pet-friendly hotel room I had to get because my flight was canceled 3 hours before it was due to leave, nothing for pet or bag fees, not even complimentary in-flight food & beverage. I understand that things happen, stuff comes up that for valid reasons requires flight cancellations and that covering the costs of every inconvenienced customer is not feasible. I get that. But I have to think that there must be some middle ground between that and absolutely nothing, which seems to be the current approach.
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Overhead bin storage too small for 70% of passengers. Crew had an attitude that was not pleasant"
Pros: "The onboard flight crew were very friendly."
Cons: "We were traveling with an infant and there was no pre boarding call. They took wheelchairs and then just started zone 1. The seats are so uncomfortable, it feels like a lot of the padding has been removed for weight. I am 6’2” and there is just not enough room to sit comfortably in a 3 seat row. If we can avoid flying Rouge , we do."
Pros: "The Toronto to Victoria service was a good one earlier but now with Air Canada Rouge service is not very comfortable and the best choice given that it a long flight. No Onboard entertainment, uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "Both Air Canada flights were late The agent responsible for boarding was an angry person"
Cons: "Cancelled one flight, then delayed another one because they were waiting for a pilot. They offered very little help, citing that they couldn’t control the weather, meanwhile WestJet is finding & paying for rooms, shuttle buses and taxis to make the delay more tolerable and less stressful. We could only watch and wish we were flying WestJet."
Pros: "Crews attention and ease handling medical travel"
Pros: "The extra room on the exit row seat was definitely worth the premium!"
Cons: "The electrical outlet didn't work on my seat. Entertainment on the flight was a bit too pricey I thought as well!"
Pros: "the team helpful"
Cons: "With basically all my flights on Air Canada, there were significant delays. The delays on this flight caused me to almost miss my connection. I had to run full speed to make it to the next flight, and the attendants on this flight were very terse announcing as we were landing "Do not ask us about your connections; we have no information. Do not ask us about your luggage; we have no information" With other airlines in the past, if I have had a flight delayed by an hour, the attendants have announced where I should be headed for my connection, or have called ahead to the connecting flight (if within the same airline" and asked them to wait for us. I didn't feel that AC did anything to help make up for the fact that my flights were so late. Almost ally other AC flights on this trip we're also delayed."
Cons: "They had nothing together. My first flight was delayed so I got in late and my connecting flight was rescheduled for 5 hours later. Their "free meal voucher" for rescheduling amounts to one slice of pizza and no drink. The airport then lost my checked bag and kept me waiting in one room for 4 of those hours to where I was still rushing to catch my next flight. Air Canada then forgot to assign a plane to my new second flight so I waited another 2 hours to board. Once boarded, the airline made us wait another hour while they loaded bags, then unloaded some of the wrong bags thy put on. They then tacked 25 minutes in the wrong direction and we went all the way back. I have never seen so many people rushing the customer service desks because they missed their connecting flights, throughout the entire time I was stuck in Toronto. Additionally, their "in flight movie system" doesn't work unless you rent one of their iPads. It prompts you to download Java Flash player even if you already have it instead of asking to run it. Then once you allow it, you get a 1-2 second animation then the movie breaks. There are similar errors with their music and tv show features, I tried all of these in my laptop and phone."
Pros: "Flight attendant was helpful when I had a personal health issue."
Cons: "Pay for snacks on a 5 hour flight? What do you really get for a ticket that cost over $500. US? I paid for noodle soup. They gave me a fork to eat it after they bumped into me and spilled the hot liquid on my sleeve and slacks. Then when I went to eat it I realized that the noodles were not cooked through. they were rubbery. the liquid was tasty, but with a fork how much can you taste. Ended up giving it back after eating about 1/4 of it. Seats had no leg room even though was a larger plane. Had restless leg from the very beginning. Legs were in pain the whole time."
Cons: "Party of 7, all split up in different seats. Aircanada was completely useless to help us out Big discussion on the plane with other passengers. Flight was delayed, lost our connection. 10 hours at toronto airport."
Pros: "delayed by 4 hours - had to miss my onward flight & have only 1.5 hours instead of 8 hours"
Pros: "Not too crowded"
Cons: "Flight was late by over an hour."
Pros: "Flight attendants were rude had to check my carry on since there was no room overhead cabin. This happens frequently with Air Canada"
Pros: "That I was able to play it on my phone"
Cons: "Flight attendants passed by me without asking if I would like to buy lunch and when she finally she came by they didn't have anything else"
Pros: "The airline was aware we were held up in the transit from the boston flight to the victoria flight and made some effort to hold the gate open for us. We made it with one minute to spare."
Cons: "The airport security were helpful in the end, but our our struggle to get from the boston flight to the victoria flight was a nighmare. We had to beg at each intersection to get through lines so that we could get to our flight. Is ther no way to streamline this process? It colours the journey with stress beyond belief. I cannot send my mother on any such trips because of this."
Pros: "Smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "The numbers above the seating arrangement cause a lot of confusion for people and some almost want to argue for the window seat."
Pros: "Getting me from point A to point B in one piece is most important, so top marks there."
Cons: "- was told to switch gates twice for the same flight (while lugging my stuff along with me) - both flights were late - flight tracker didn't work from LAX to Vancouver - just a note: on flight from Vancouver to LAX, passenger behind us was talking 5X louder then literally anyone else on the plane. I bought headphones just to drown out his life story."
Cons: "LGA is a terrible airport..rarely flyout of there thank god."
Pros: "There was an excellent agent during boarding. I didn't catch his name but he was a tall dark skin gentlemen and he went over and beyond to assit me. His kindness left a lasting impression on me. I only wish I had his name, because he deserves to be noticed for his excellent service."
Pros: "The entertainment system was fine as far as selection goes."
Cons: "The stewardesses were ranged from okay to outright grumpy though I understand how difficult it is to always be pleasent when working long hours in a confined space in the customer service industry they still failed me on this."
Pros: "good movie selection"
Cons: "The seats are small and I was wedged in the middle. There was little to no water service. Only one drink cart and as I was at the back it took 1 hour and 45 minutes into the flight to get a glass of water. Terrible."
Cons: "An hour delay and mix up at which loading gate. Received ten minutes of free wi fi as compensation. Food would have been better as wi fi didn't work."
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Number of movie selections for a transcontinental flight was really poor especially compared to a Delta transcontinental flight I took the week before."
Cons: "My daughter and I were bumped off the flight. We are going to try to at least get a travel voucher because we are now out $1200."
Pros: "all good, air canada is so much better than any us airlines"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and I had to pay again for the priority seats on the rescheduled flights, but still have not gotten refund on the priority seats on the cancelled flights."
Cons: "Delayed Sat on a parked plane for 4 hours in PHL before taking off Missed Connection in Toronto No compensation/help with food or hotel"
Pros: "Plane and crew were great"
Pros: "My scren was´t working ok, and the screen of my sister seat was in ¨wait please..¨ half of the trip. The boarding wasn´t on time but the crew memebers where really nice. Overall okey"
Cons: "No monitoring of travel route"
Cons: "Being bumped off of our connecting flight home after a long international flight due to overbooking (even though we had checked in all the way through from our departure city). We got split up going home and the $800 voucher that we were promised was decreeased to $400. They also lost our bag due to the changes. The reason we didnt get priority for seats on our connection is because our first flight landed at the last minute and by the time we got to the gate, all but 1 seat were claimed on a furst come first served basis. All staff treated the entire thing as an "oh well tough luck". No empathy because they suck so bad, they're used to seeing angry customers."
Pros: "On time. Luggage arrived within minutes. Great Service."
Pros: "on time boarding & arrivial"
Pros: "The plane didn't crash."
Cons: "We were dehydrated and the flight attendants were stingy with WATER."
Pros: "Not much to like"
Cons: "Old loud plane. Uncomfortable seats Staff was barely polite."
Pros: "Entertainment system was nice and I had a good seat on the aisle with no one in the middle, which was lucky."
Cons: "Getting checked in London was a pain. Air Canada had changed my original flight over (a change I wasn't happy with) and then when I got to LHR had marked my record for a change fee! Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Crew was generally inattentive, absent, and hardly friendly. At one point I was instructed how to load my (tiny) food tray properly after the meal. I am sorry but you are working for the airline and I am paying for service, which I didn't get."
Pros: "boarding was quick, organized."
Cons: "my in-seat personal tv was broken. If there hadn't been other empty seats, I would have had to sit with no IFE the whole flight."
Pros: "Good value and on time performance"
Cons: "The dinner was dreadful but the breakfast was ok"
Pros: "Movie choices"
Cons: "Terrible boarding and awful transfer connection at the Toronto airport."
Pros: "Friendly people who enjoy what they do well; make getting from point a to b as pleasant as possible."
Cons: "business seats too narrow, and too short. but I'm 6'5 and 350 pounds, and wear a 62 long suit; you can't design for such an outlier."
Pros: "Got on as standby - very helpful staff"
Cons: "Ok so snow got the flight cancelled fine that's not anyone's fault. But air Canada people are so terrible at making the while situation any better. There is absolutely no communication with each other. So when I arrived I was given a hotel room. But after waiting over half hour for my shuttle bus I called the hotel to discover that they do not do shuttle buses to the airport and they don't have rooms for air Canada passenger so I never got a room that I was apparently supposed to have. And then I was booked for an earlier flight only to learn that it was full and I need to go on a later flight. On top of that again it's not anyone fault but you do not to give me constant attitude as if I'm bothering you. How about a sorry for the inconvenience sir, how can I help you. Instead of saying a blatant no and arguing with me how about I understand your upset and I won't be able to book you on this flight but I can do this. Do you train peopled to say NO? It was a crappie situation and nobody had any sympathy for us. It could easily have been way better experience if your employees simply smiled and listened to us instead of argue and belittle me."
Pros: "On time and great service"
Cons: "liked everything"
Pros: "This is 15 minutes so not much ever goes wrong. Get to altitude and then start decent."