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7.7
Porter Airlines
Overall score based on 2,713 reviews
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.3
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Staff on the checkin desk was very kind and helpful."
Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "The almonds."
Cons: "Aircraft was stifling throughout the entire flight."

Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Fights were delayed, but the staff kept us constantly updated."

Cons: "Delayed for unknown reason. Boarding was unusually disorganized."

Pros: "Very friendly crew, we were a bit delayed but they dealt with us as quickly and politely as possible."
Cons: "A better idea of what was happening when the plane had to be delayed-we all lined up, then they got notice that we couldn't leave yet."

Cons: "Scary take-off and landing. That's what you get when flying in the worst storm of the winter though."

Pros: "Flight attendants are among the most professional and refined I’ve come across traveling anywhere in North America. It’s a pleasure flying with them."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Easy on/easy off"
Cons: "The lavatory was dirty and had a very high odour. There MUST be a way to clean it between flights."

Cons: "Delayed for several hours."

Pros: "The hostess, seats,the peanuts"

Pros: "Friendly crew, comfortable seats, leg room is really good and snacks."
Cons: "Delayed flight 45 minutes"

Cons: "There is only 1 lavatory on the plane and early in the flight they had to shut it down! Luckily there were no incidents but how can you not have a working lavatory?! What would they do if someone really had to go?"

Pros: "I slept the whole flight"
Cons: "i"

Pros: "Pretty much on time and smooth landing."

Pros: "once we took off it was fine"

Pros: "I thought the staff - all of them, ground and cabin crew - were just extraordinary; so attentive, welcoming and really trying to make travel as easy and enjoyable as possible. For instance, my original first flight leg was delayed, which would jeopardize me making my connection in Toronto. The gentleman at the check-in desk at my departure airport immediately arranged for me to take an earlier flight into Toronto so I would not miss my connection. I didn't - or indeed couldn't - ask for anything more. Thank you to the Porter crew!"

Pros: "Shuttle/downtown convenience / ease of boarding procedures due to small size / coffee in lounge!"

Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "Need to rethink the winter schedule. Too much disruption with Porter. Flights can't be so dependent on the one just before. Schedule is set as if it is a clear day in the summer"

Pros: "Crew was really nice and personable."
Cons: "Of 4 Porter flights in 3 days, the first two legs of each were delayed, resulting in 0 time between connections. You'd think that because we're traveling on one airline with two legs, there'd be some communication between flights that passengers on the first delayed flight are going to misconnect on their second flight. Didn't seem like there was... really stressful."

Cons: "The flight was impacted by a 5 hour rolling delay. That meant it was not possible to take the connecting flight. So options were to stay in Toronto or return to Montreal airport 2 days later to get on the same flight. They have no arrangements with other airlines to get you on their plane at the same fare. You may save money on this airline, but, you better have schedule flexibility. We had a similar issue on the flight to Montreal. Will never fly them again!"

Pros: "The seats were comfortable. The check in process was good, attendant there was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "It was hard to hear the employee shouting out which rows were able to board. We couldn't get close enough to hear and they didn't have a microphone or loud speaker. The flight attendant who was working our flight was very abrasive and rude. We were asking if there was any additional bag storage and she said she didn't have time to help us."

Pros: "The lounge at Billy Bishop was lovely, and thee flight attendants are very pleasant."
Cons: "My flight was delayed because they said there was something with their fuel, and my connecting flight — which Porter told me would be held for the many of us relying on it — took off 10 minutes beforee we got in."

Pros: "There was a delay on my first flight with a very short layover and everyone I talked to helped ease my worry that I'd miss my flight. They ended up prioritizing us through security and holding our connecting flight back until we got on."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "in general it was fine"

Pros: "flight delayed, connection not possible, over 1 h waiting on phone to rebook! compensation minimal"

Pros: "-quick connection and lounge -having real glass to drink out of on the flight is a real treat"

Pros: "Free snack"
Cons: "Porter flight was delayed due to wind at arrival airport but I was charged $135 for the late connecting flight?"

Cons: "Stairs in and out of plane"

Pros: "We needed to change our flight plans at the airport. Never has it been so easy. Would recommend Porter to anyone."

Cons: "They double booked our seats. Another woman was asked to leave on an over sold flight. The flight attendants (not all) were rude and curt. While I understand that they have had long days but their job is customer service. We were talked down to multiple times."

Cons: "There were some weird smells"

Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Couldn't change to an earlier flight without a charge"

Pros: "Everything was on time ,the flight was comfortable,snacks were also good . The attendants were very friendly and couscous. I'll fly with Porter air again . Edward"
Cons: "No entertainment on board ."

Pros: "Glass !"

Pros: "Lounge and snacks at Toronto were great. Staff were excellent. Flight was enjoyable."
Cons: "Delays mainly. Flight from Toronto to Montreal was almost jeopardized due to lateness of first leg (Newark to Toronto). Understandably there was heavy rain that day. Return journey, (Montreal to Newark via Toronto) the connecting flight was delayed by an hour. In general, on-flight food could be more substantial, considering the time between Newark and Montreal."

Cons: "It was an hour late taking off"

Pros: "Complimentary buffet for lay overs."

Pros: "free beer"
Cons: "flights were late"

Cons: "Hot in plane. Late"

Pros: "Very friendly crew"

Pros: "Trying to get refunded is like trying to pull teethe"

Pros: "Porter is fantastic. Was shocked by the lounge in Toronto -- felt like first class, just by having such spacious areas and free food. Service on the plane was great -- loved the glass cups and generous snacks."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great."

Pros: "Accessibility of canadian flights"
Cons: "Nothings"

Pros: "Lounge with free drinks (soda, coffee, water) and cookies/snacks! Glass drinks glasses on the plane! And leg room!"

Pros: "Boarding, my carry on got to go in the hole. Nice not to have to muscle it around. Personnel were so nice."

Pros: "Always delayed. Took 7 hours to fly from Montreal to Chicago with change in Toronto. A bit disappointing"

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "The landing was a bit rough"

Pros: "All excellent"
Cons: "Snacks without caffeine"

Pros: "Quick flight. Quiet and peaceful."
Cons: "Snacks are kinda lame."

Pros: "Very friendly crew. Good seating"
Cons: "V limited complimentary food for long haul flight"

Pros: "Left early and arrived early"
Cons: "Cabin was way too warm. Also not as much space on 737-700 as 737-800"

Pros: "Getting home"
Cons: "Leaving Montreal"

Cons: "Small plane"

Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "So far so good"

Pros: "Nice new 737 max aircraft"

Cons: "My returning flights were not correct. I ended up having 2 returning flights back to Halifax which made me have to overnight in Toronto unexpectedly."

Pros: "I liked the price for my flight however I booked using my AirMiles."
Cons: "I have travel with WestJet many times is the past and had nothing but good to say. This was my first time using WestJet Encore and was totally shocked and disappointed. The flight crew i found to be very rude with and had an attitude. The biggest shock was the greetings and all announcements were in English accept the safety rules where the pre-recorded tape was played. If asked about the return flight from Halifax to Montreal, one word to describe it "disaster". I was totally turned off with WestJet. I will for sure continue using Porter as I was always pleased with there service. As they say "you get what you pay for"."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Head crew person was lazy and bad attitude. The rest were very good"

Pros: "I didn't!"
Cons: "Late, late, late! I was a prisoner in my seat."

Pros: "Good price for long haul destination. Efficient check-in and boarding process. Decent leg room for a budget airline."
Cons: "Food choice a bit limited - especially the free offering. In-flight entertainment is only available from the WestJet app to view on your own device - you need to know this before you board - otherwise you are not able to access any of the movies etc."

Pros: "good value for money. Staff were helpful"
Cons: "A direct route from St John's to London."

Cons: "Very few options were available to redirect me to my final destination"

Pros: "Downloaded WestJet app in Toronto while waiting to board the next flight. Enjoyed the selection of free movies and TV shows. Flight was on time."
Cons: "The connecting flight to Halifax was a long haul at the end of B terminal. Same airline, just really far away! Maybe it has to be that way due to the international arrival, but it was stressful. Wear tennis shoes! Flight attendants were efficient but not as friendly as the Toronto folks. The advertised “power at every seat” did not work."

Cons: "They tried for force us to pay for a different ticket because we had gotten a cheap initial ticket!"

Cons: "Electrical was out so not able to charge my device"

Pros: "Phenomenal all around!"

Cons: "Doing in flight entertainment via app is a fine idea. But your app requires way too many permissions so I won't use it. Otherwise, an excellent airline."

Pros: "Very pleasant crew. Flight left on time and arrived early."

Pros: "Complimentary drinks"

Pros: "I love flying in a smaller plane. They are usually not full in the morning and so it gave me a lot of space to relax and enjoy the flight from montreal to toronto. The crew was really nice and smilling and they made sure that my pet and I had everything we needed."
Cons: "The seats are pretty thin and uncomfortable. There is no wifi or television on board."

Cons: "Delays"

Cons: "It didn't happen"

Pros: "When I stepped onto the plane, there was someone there to greet you. That was nice."

Cons: "Staff was rude and lazy."

Pros: "Very friendly"

Pros: "All staff I encountered were amazing."
Cons: "This was where the real fun in my trip happened. After my arriving flight got in 2 hours late and sat on the runway for 45 minutes because there was too many planes in the way for my plane to get to the gate I was not in the mood to run across the airport to go through customs and then through security (for the second time). However in order to make it onto this final flight that's exactly what I had to do. I also might add that it is incredibly stupid that connecting flights have to go through security again after deplaning, it's not like we're suddenly going to have weapons or anything so why waste that time? After I sprinted across the airport and got onto the plane the pilot announced that we were waiting to hear from the airport to take off. Long story short the poor pilot was trying to figure out what was going on but no one was even answering his calls. Eventually he realized that the plane hadn't been refueled and had to get a hole of them to refuel. At one point he must have gotten really frustrated because he left the plane in search of answers as the Toronto airport wasn't giving him any. Eventually after 2 hours of sitting on the plane we refueled and took off. On top of that my travel partner didn't get her luggage, we assumed that the Toronto airport lost it somewhere or something. Overall a complete nightmare."

Pros: "The seats were vinyl, not fabric - I prefer vinyl. It feels 'cleaner'."
Cons: "1.I did not like the flight crew announcing how great they (the crew) were at the start of announcements before take-off ---- If you are great, don't tell us, act like it - I found both crew members hardly engaging, one was sullen. 2. PA system was a little hard to understand anyway. Crew member should have put volume up and made sure was loud enough , but just seemed like wanted to use a 'cute' half french/half english accent to speak in. 3. Also this flight 3535 on Dec 21 Mtl- Toronto made me nervous although I fly often. Most nervous I have been because pilot took time to gain altitude after take off, and when landing had to accelerate then decelerate a number of times. Landing was (with 2 km/hr winds i.e. not much wind) almost on one wheel. 4. Food does not have to be so cheap e.g. sweet snack bar? Please bring back an assortment of nuts as they are at least nutritious. Thank you for reading."

Pros: "very amusing male steward! (welcome to westjet flight xxx to cancun!")"
Cons: "well, someday i hope to be able to experience "first class!" travel, but all in all, quite adequate! i always try to fly westjet in canada."

Pros: "Good service and on time"

Pros: "Quick boarding and quick to disembark."
Cons: "tiny! you get what you pay for with a turbo prop."

Cons: "You should hire agents who don't lie to passengers. That's not a good reputation 4 the company. Have an office for the baggages where passengers can address their issues."

Pros: "- Flight was on time - Friendly crew"
Cons: "- My flight was from Montreal to Seattle with a connection in Calgary but the agent at the check in in Montreal was unable to confirm whether my luggage would be transferred directly to Seattle or if I had to collect it in Calgary and check in again. The crew should know or be able to verify the information in their database or somewhere at the departure not only when I arrive in Calgary! It adds a stress to the customer not knowing. - Flight of 4.30 hours and no free meals. - Impossible to use my hear phones in the plane so I couldn't hear the TV channels. I was also expecting movies and series like in Delta."

Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Seating was very cramped, uncomfortable."

Pros: "The airplane being pretty small, boarding and getting off was fast. No issues or delays either."

Pros: "Excellent Customer Service"
Cons: "No healthy snack options"

Pros: "Nice and professional service."
Cons: "Having to pay for my checked-in bag."

Pros: "Customer focus and service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Great atmosphere... entertaining staff, very pleasant."

Pros: "A bit more seat room. I'm a tall guy and was a bit cramp"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "All flights boarded late, they ran out of food for purchase on long flights and the seats are uncomfortable."

Pros: "Montreal to Toronto the crew and staff was great and in a good mood and very pleasant"

Pros: "Everything was great!!"

Pros: "No stops,"
Cons: "Cramped."

Pros: "Not long to go through checkin."
Cons: "Everything was good."

Pros: "all the service was very good to us"

Pros: "The fact that air Canada had a flight around the same time"
Cons: "Kept delaying with no clear idea of when we'd actually take off"

Pros: "As usual, the gate and air crew were extremely helpful and efficient. I love that the flight attendants almost always have a great sense of humour. This helps put everyone at ease and in a good mood for take-off. The flight was right on time."
Cons: "We gate-checked our baggage on the first leg of the flight and didn't quite understand why we had to take it off and back on again for this flight when it was on the same plane. There wasn't much legroom; and when the rather thoughtless guy in front of me reclined his seat fully, I could barely move. Luckily, it was a short flight."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I landed safely"
Cons: "The infotainment system didn’t work. Headphones connection is faulty. Everything else was ok."

Pros: "yes"
Cons: "eat"

Pros: "It appears that Air Canada is doing the correct thing for passengers who have reserved their seats in advance....after many years of not applying their written policy of making them board after business class/disabled passengers/passengers with young children, they have created Zone 2 boarding which permits passengers with reserved seating to board immediately after them, therefore guaranteeing them overhead bin space. As we all know, a lot of passengers board with much more than one carry-on, which is a plague when boarding."

Pros: "Very good service"
Cons: "Rough air"

Cons: "No AC for the first 30 minutes after boarding so it was wacky hot and stuffy."

Pros: "Boarding very fast"
Cons: "Very small plane. No snacks offered."

Pros: "The steward on the plane was friendly, funny and accommodating to all. He took time to engage some young children before takeoff. Took into consideration who was travelling together and left a positive impression! Plane boarded early and was loaded and ready to roll AHEAD of scheduled take off time."

Pros: "The entire boarding process, takeoff, staff were all good."
Cons: "The entertainment system went down mid flight and I was unable to finish watching a show. Not happy about this."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The fact air canada booted me and my year and a half year old off the plane. They gave me no compensation for the fact that they did this. So not impressed I never made it to Montreal"

Pros: "Everything went as expected"
Cons: "NOthing"

Cons: "Delayed for almost 2hrs"

Cons: "Long time till take off"

Cons: "Worst experience !!!!"

Pros: "nothing special."
Cons: "nothing horrible."

Pros: "This was a boring flight which is a good thing, no drama, no mechanical problems, no weather problems. More leg room than an overseas flight."
Cons: "There was some confusion during boarding."

Cons: "Lost luggage"

Cons: "Left our luggage in Montreal!"

Cons: "See above."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Nothing stands out"

Pros: "The snack selection is excellent"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Nice to have free entreteinment"
Cons: "It was uneventful, nothing negative simply average"

Pros: "Great fast flight"

Pros: "Everything."

Pros: "Everything was perfect"

Pros: "Once we got underway it was fine."
Cons: "6 hrs delay! The flight delays were mostly unannounced and we were sent from gate to gate multiple times without explanation of what was happening. We arrived at 3am."

Pros: "AC lost baggage"

Cons: "The port for the earphones didn't work 100% You had to jiggle it to get it to work"

Pros: "Everything was as scheduled"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "Space between seats in economy class"

Cons: "put on stand by, while this was a non required stop over to Brussels."

Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "I liked everything"

Pros: "I liked how we got there safely."
Cons: "I did not like the fact I was cramped."

Pros: "boarding was fast and simple"

Pros: "Comfortable flight and attentive crew."
Cons: "Other than delays and gate changes, flight was fine."

Cons: "My tv didn't work"

Pros: "The fact that the plane landed safely"
Cons: "The service was horrible. They kept changing boarding gates on us. Luggage didn't arrive. A little delay. The service was poor as well"

Cons: "extreme delays and not a lot of updates"

Pros: "Okay"
Cons: "No cookies or pretzels."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They took our 2 carry on bags , claiming lack of cabin spaces . Only to turn around and lose them en rout to Florida ."

Cons: "The plane was on the edge of departure when I rushed aboard. The server waiting at boarding had a patronizing attitude. As if to say, "Why are you late?""

Cons: "Was put on plane to France, 5 hour layover. Still waiting for my luggage to arrive. Frustrating in extreme."

Cons: "not much in the way of movies."

Cons: "The service"

Pros: "boarding"
Cons: "seats to close together very uncomfortable"

Pros: "Despite departing late we made it relatively on time"
Cons: "My screen didn't work. The outlet in the seat was also broken. The connection to the Internet was weak and there was a lot of turbulence."

Cons: "Got to Denver 4h Late."

Cons: "The entire Air Canada computer system was down for 45 minutes, and we had to run to make our connection, which we barely did. If the entire system is down, why don't they put a 45 minute hold on the flights since they know that everyone is late? Plus, one of the representatives gave us false information."

Cons: "Delayed by 45 minutes, but there were no official announcements or information from Air Canada until boarding started. As usual, Air Canada does not seem to respect it's clients enough to bother informing of information regarding their flights."

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for C$ 150 or less one-way and C$ 268 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Montreal to Halifax was found, on average, 39 days before departure.
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  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is April.
  • Morning departure is around 97% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Low season

AprilBest time to beat the crowds (15% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (31% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

C$ 317(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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C$ 268or less

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C$ 150or less
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