Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Ontario to Halifax
|August||Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (22% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|C$ 542||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
|C$ 161||or less|
Good deal one-way
|C$ 108||or less|
WestJet, Porter Airlines and Air Canada have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Ontario to Halifax. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines, Delta and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Ontario to Halifax.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "no TSA precheck"
Pros: "The lounge. The shortbreads."
Cons: "The wait for departure. The arrival gate in halifax is a long walk to bags and rentall cars. 81 yr mom wirh me."
Pros: "Porter is by far the best airline. The staff is great, they're always accommodating and the airport is so convenient. they're delayed frequently but I continue to seek out porter above all airlines first."
Cons: "Often delayed, I fly porter a lot and they're rarely on time."
Pros: "I liked the lounge"
Cons: "There were a lot of people and not enough outlets"
Cons: "Online check in was useless and no one could assist. Deal staff very helpful when that was used as an alternative"
Pros: "The staff is very competent. Friendly without overdoing it / being fake. I always fly Porter if I can, especially out of YTZ."
Pros: "Everyone was so nice and friendly Loved the snack"
Cons: "No complaints!!"
Pros: "the lounge was great in toronto. loved the free lattes."
Cons: "plane was delayed."
Pros: "very professional and great attitude"
Pros: "Timeliness & Efficiency."
Cons: "Lack of intetests at the lounge."
Pros: "Waiting for your plane, the actually gate in which you waited was nice."
Cons: "I did not like how there kiosk worked because I didn't have access to a 6 digit confirmation number or they didn't give me an email todo online check in early."
Cons: "Crowded Not enough time for preferential boarding Only I person at the gate resulting long line Not enough phone charging station Cleanliness disappeared So did the smiles and politeness"
Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "Would like a sandwich instead of nuts"
Cons: "45 min delay"
Pros: "Friendliest and most accommodating airline I have ever been on! Other airlines should follow them."
Cons: "LONG WALK IN AIRPORT FOR CONNECTION"
Pros: "One of the hostesses from Toronto to Halifax was one of the sweetest and caring people. She was the younger of the two women (for lack of her name) and I wish I had taken her name to be able to let Porter know how nice she was! She really made the whole trip so pleasant."
Cons: "The lack of in flight entertainment/"
Pros: "No issues. Made it easy for me."
Cons: "Nothing. -all good"
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Pros: "Great private airline which offer ultimate comfort in their lounges and plane. You can really unwind before boarding."
Cons: "The cabin was too warm."
Cons: "The fee for my bag was too high!"
Cons: "There were many delays on flights took that were not communicated to me until I had boarded."
Pros: "Departing from Billy Bishop is amazing. Incredibly quick and convenient. Complimentary nacks and drinks in the gate area?!"
Pros: "I enjoyed the hospitality experienced. It stood out to me and I fly 3x/ month. In addition, I liked the lounge area was comfortable."
Cons: "It was crowded in Lounge area, so it was difficult to hear updates on flights/ gates."
Cons: "Same issues as above"
Pros: "Porter lounge in Toronto"
Pros: "The spacious seating & leg room was a delightful surprise! The cabin crew very professional & friendly."
Pros: "Roomy seats, very comfortable. Lots of leg room!"
Cons: "Though they have a lounge it was not in good shape. Trash cans overflowing, seat cushions filthy. I appreciate that they provide food for economy passengers in the lounge but, if you provide good in plastic containers you need someone to empty the trash-at the least."
Pros: "One of the most pleasant flights I ever had!"
Pros: "There was an issue with the plane and once we got off the plane there was only an hour wait for an new plane."
Cons: "When we were about to take off we pulled to the side and sat there for 20 - 30 min before they told us there was an issue with the plane. Then we had to wait another 20 min before we got back to the terminal."
Pros: "Convenient Toronto airport Complimentary coffee and cookie at the airport"
Pros: "Free drink"
Cons: "Old dirty plane, very noisy, poorly maintained, late"
Pros: "Passenger i sat next to who was also dissatisfied with Porter"
Cons: "Again, how is it possible that the board of Porter departures is about 10 flights and all ten are delayed constantly. I have never flown Porter without being delayed. Need to compensate travelers better for hours of their life they will never get back, and a 37 dollar baggage fee is absurd, not to mention a limitation of 9 kilos on a carry on."
Cons: "As our first plane was in late, we were worried to loose this plane. But they waited for us. We arrived on time for this one."
Cons: "We have been stuck in Toronto not knowing exactly when we could depart. We were starving over there because there is no proper food. We end up paying 50$ dollars for some bad food."
Cons: "Had a delayed for almost an hour."
Pros: "From start to finish all perfect Thanks"
Pros: "The Toronto waiting lounge is incredible!"
Pros: "AS ABOVE"
Pros: "Quick flight. Quiet and peaceful."
Cons: "Snacks are kinda lame."
Pros: "Excellent pre Boarding service and announcements; reasonably comfortable seats; great landing;"
Cons: "There are never gluten free options in the snacks; there were no entertainment systems on the plane - that's not important to me but perhaps it is to others."
Cons: "There was an almost 4 hour delay that WestJet is taking no responsibility for, and their online chat agents lack any compassion or understanding. Also received an email saying the aircraft changed and there would be a seatback flight entertainment system but there wasn't."
Pros: "Roomie seat. Professional curdious crew. Fast smooth flight. Westjet connect access for entertainment."
Pros: "No frills. Friendly staff."
Cons: "The entire plane smelt like the washroom, and a mix of engine fuel. I wasn't extremely thrilled about that."
Pros: "The staff on board made us completely forget we just experienced a terrible 6 hour experience in the hands of westjet from punta cana. The airport staff and security were efficient and all friendly. Helped us every step of the way. But again, a big thank you to the 4 flight attendants on the ws 254 to Halifax. Made our crappy day much better simply by being a friendly and happy face."
Cons: "Didnt like having to connect but understand that was to my own booking."
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: "Staff was friendly and very helpful. Made sure you were well looked after. The entertainment was top notch as well, but would have preferred a tablet or seat screen for international flights."
Cons: "I upgraded to Plus for my flight and I expected more leg room, because I am 6'5. I felt cramped and couldn't sleep. Emergency exit would have been better. My neck hurt after the flight because you have to look down at your phone the whole time while watching movies. Food was mediocre, it wasn't top of the line. Wont fly westjet again."
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."
Pros: "While the flight took off 30 minutes late, the pilot made up the time in air."
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: "I had 2 checked in bags, the charge a bit to high, When fly between Canada - USA, 1 allowable check-in luggage should be included in the fare. Please think about it."
Pros: "Always love the crew."
Cons: "We were an hour and a half late taking off."
Cons: "Too many delays."
Pros: "The staff were very good jumped in by running with me in a wheelchair till we met up with a cart then next team met up and took me again in a wheelchair down elevator made it just on time"
Cons: "Not having my rides there’s that I set up and almost late"
Pros: "I made it sure my destination safely."
Cons: "When I drove up Toronto’s Pearson Airport, I expected the usual check-in process upon entry for my flight from Toronto to Warsaw (with connecting flights in Halifax and Frankfurt). However, my first surprise, despite me asking ahead of time, was that my small check-in bag would could $100 CDN instead of the $25.00 I was quoted. Despite the WestJest/Condor representatives best effort, I was told that I would, unfortunately, have to pay for the baggage despite the quote I was given. I paid the fee, was given tracking numbers, and asked for my boarding passes. I found it odd that my final flight from Frankfurt to Warsaw did not print out. I asked if this would be a problem for me and my bags arriving on timed, and I was told it would not be, as it is sometimes the case that passengers have to print out boarding passes at the next stop. I flew to Halifax and asked for a boarding pass from Frankfut to Warsaw (which I was told was still a Condor plane), and it was printed for me. Upon arriving in Frankfurt and waiting patiently, something inside caused me to ask about the status of my bags. To my utter shock, and the genuine honesty of my Condor representative in Germany, I was told that my next flight would actually be LOT (Polish Airlines) flight, and that my bags needed to be picked up from baggage claim and checked into my LOT flight. With less than 10 minutes left before boarding and the suggestion of an honest Condor official I was told not to bother trying to go to baggage claim and fill out a missing/delayed baggage claim at LOTs station in Warsaw Chopin Airport. At no point, despite my asking, was I ever informed about having to re-check bags I paid $100.00 to check-in. Moreover, at no point was I told that, on my flights from Toronto to Frankfurt, that everything from simple entertainment to food would cost significantly high cost (in Euros) to purchase. Be aware of these issues fellow travelers, and make sure you pay for food and entertainment (ahead of time) and make sure ALL your bags will be on WestJet/Condor planes or they will NOT be transferred!"
Cons: "WestJet offers very few services."
Pros: "The service its good"
Cons: "One baggage did not arrived"
Pros: "Comfort, friendliness and ease of travel with Westjet"
Cons: "Can't think of anything"
Cons: "No TV screens, but there was an alternate"
Pros: "Excellent Customer Service"
Cons: "No healthy snack options"
Cons: "The media system barely worked."
Pros: "Nothing specific"
Cons: "20 Minutes delays for take off and coming late at yUL was a nightmare"
Pros: "Flight was very pleasant, not full, on time and seats had electrical outlets and USB ports."
Cons: "They destroyed my checked luggage and refused to give me an adequate replacement. They also refused to cover for the resulting damages to my items."
Pros: "I felt comfortable"
Cons: "Hearing announcements weren't clear"
Cons: "No meal on the plane"
Cons: "Food options not much variety"
Pros: "Great atmosphere... entertaining staff, very pleasant."
Pros: "A bit more seat room. I'm a tall guy and was a bit cramp"
Cons: "Everyrhing was great"
Cons: "There is none."
Pros: "Only the boarding was good"
Cons: "My luggage was damaged"
Pros: "Westjet staff and friendliness!"
Cons: "A bit warm On the plane from Toronto to Calgary but packedfkight."
Cons: "Low-quality white wine. Good to encourage Canadian production but cheap choices do not help the airline's réputation."
Cons: "Seat space was too tight"
Pros: "Everything was great!!"
Pros: "I was upgraded for free, and everyone was incredibly nice and great at their jobs!"
Pros: "There were no issues whatsoever, all went as planned."
Pros: "No stops,"
Pros: "It was fast, friendly and over all made me impressed."
Pros: "Staff were super friendly and welcoming"
Pros: "The free drinks and snack"
Cons: "The check in kiosks couldn't read passports well so we had to go check in at counter and the two agents were not adequate because our wait was well over 1/2 hour."
Pros: "Very positive and smooth experience. Love the app and free wine!!!"
Cons: "None that I can think of. I recommend this airline to anyone."
Pros: "Please continue this route, we love belize. Only airline flying direct."
Pros: "The staff was amazing !"
Cons: "Nothing earthing was maxing"
Pros: "Wonderful flight attendant greeted me and my baby, both exhausted! Asked if she could get us anything and told me not to hesitate to push the call button. Held my baby while I got myself together to leave the plane."
Pros: "It wasn't full and there was an open seat beside me"
Cons: "Disappointing when the earphone jack does not provide a good connection"
Cons: "Not enough space. Tv was glitchy. Seat uncomfortable."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "I got charged for bags from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto than Toronto to Halifax"
Cons: "On the choice of audio entertainment, it uses Stingray which, just like radio broadcast for each category with no choice of album for personal preference, kind of disappointed. I like the previous menu with album choices."
Pros: "Very good service"
Cons: "Rough air"
Pros: "Lots of legroom. Great free movies."
Cons: "No free snacks. You had to pay for headphones."
Cons: "I fly 5+ times a year and I always have to take Air Canada. It isn't by choice. There is ALWAYS a delay or something is broken or the inbound plan had an issue etc. It could be a lot worse but it could be a hell of a lot better."
Cons: "Extremely cold on the plane"
Pros: "Finding my luggage and sending it to me was the best part of this flight."
Cons: "Weather was the issue in Toronto on December 29, 2017. However, We're in Canada, Toronto specifically and we've dealt with weather like this NUMEROUS times. For Air Canada to cancel flights 2 times in a row without any further communications with any of us... To tell us when we'd be rebooked, how, etc. is horrible. I work in the transportation industry which is American based and we can handle this much better than Air Canada. Awful... Wendell/Gate Agent said he couldn't rebook my flight until the 31st, but when I got home I called air Canada and she was able to rebook me on the 30th with no issues. Nonsense. Wendell didn't care, he was tired, yawned in our faces like it was acceptable. Awful service. I'm flying with Air Canada on my way from India in the next couple of weeks I hope I get better service. Otherwise, completion will be my only option."
Pros: "on time."
Pros: "Quick easy flight. Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Connection was two short when flight was delayed 15 minutes would have missed next flight. Had to change to different later flight ended up getting into St. John at a very difficult time to try and find our way in a new place. Flew direct to St. John."
Pros: "There were no issues on this flight. My screen worked and the flight was ok."
Pros: "Nothing other than the staff is nice."
Cons: "Nothing stands out about this flight."
Pros: "4 hour mechanical delay."
Cons: "See above. I didn't fly as I had scheduled."
Cons: "Booked 2+ months in advance and didn't get a flight on Easter weekend"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "My tv screen was not working, so I had no entertainment for the ride."
Cons: "Our entertainment system was broken."
Pros: "Space between seats in economy class"
Pros: "It was short."
Cons: "The gate area was horribly crowded, extremely chaotic and hot."
Pros: "On time and short! Everything was good"
Pros: "Boeing 767 is a great aircraft in every way!"
Cons: "A shame to connect in Toronto!"
Pros: "No issues."
Cons: "Everything was cool."
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?""
Pros: "Flight was uneventful--just what I like!"
Cons: "There was nothing that I can think of.."
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."
Cons: "The rest room did not work"
Pros: "No delays nice flight"
Cons: "I was very unhappy at check in area, long queue to check in then at the baggage area I was told by a staff member to put the baggage onto the scales then lift it onto the conveyer belt I am a 74 year old senior and I had great difficulty doing this and I was very annoyed as the staff member watched me struggle but did not offer to help. A kind passanger assisted me. This was even more annoying as I had to pay $25:00 + tax for my case."
Pros: "Efficient. tv on back of screen didn't work"
Cons: "It was very cold!"
Cons: "Uncomfortable airplane. Old."
Cons: "This plane was very late! I understand this happens a lot."
Cons: "The announcement about turbulence were to much. Could have been way more subtle or shorter"
Pros: "The sits were comfortable. More space between sits."
Pros: "Terrible, only one spot open, long lines. We missed boarding and were forced to wait 4 hours after already 10 hours travel. No help and no mercy at the custom area."
Cons: "Use all airport customs agent's desks after a large plane arrivals."
Cons: "Overall good"
Cons: "No complimentary small snack at all, must pay for everything"
Pros: "It was fine. No frills, but that is what I expected. We arrived pretty much on time."
Cons: "Had a delay Getty to the gate, but I think that was an issue from Charlotte airport."
Cons: "Stewredess who did it did not apologise Had smelly shirt and wet jesns for 3 hours"
Cons: "Media player change wasn't advertised"
Cons: "Your unprofessional staff"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "We asked several times at the airport what meals would be served. No one knew. The Cabin attendants didn't get along well and it showed."
Pros: "Seats seemed more comfortable then westjet"
Cons: "Team in Chicago at Baggage Services was not helpful."
Cons: "Bumpy descent"
Airlines flying from Ontario to Halifax have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Ontario to Halifax
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Ontario to Halifax
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Ontario to Halifax
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Ontario to Halifax
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Ontario to Halifax