Honestly. Seats are so extremely uncomfortable I could not even sleep a wink on my whole flight. Not too mention I had a lady sitting beside me who was extremely sick so my whole flight I was trying to stay as far away as possible in the small seat.
Cons: "The city I went to was locked down due to covid. Neither the airline nor budget air helped me get a refund before the flight took off.. Still waiting to hear back..."
Pros: "I fly coach so no the seat is not comfortable. However the crew, food, and entertainment were great."
Pros: "The crew on the actual flight was excellent."
Cons: "The staff at the Toronto airport was rude The baggage policy was unclear and they had trouble answering our questions. We could have saved a good amount of money if the baggage policy was more clear and the staff could explain it. Using the term "Economy" for all flight categories is not helpful."
Pros: "Crew amazing. Passengers great"
Cons: "Seats are way too small. Aisles way too tight. Recent acquisition by air Canada must improve passenger comfort."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Boarding was awful. One queue in a very small area for all passengers. Agent tried to charge us 150 GBP for 3 carry on bags which we had previously carried on for 2 other flights. Felt like extension until I pushed back."
Cons: "Exit seat wasnt a full exit seat just a slightly larger row and did not recline. Seats were smaller than usual too."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable, even for economy"
Cons: "It was cold the whole flight"
Pros: "There was an empty seat next to mine so could stretch my legs..."
Cons: "Late departure, late arrival... Had to use a ptv which took forever. Had to run for connection flight."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Couldn’t fit my carry on in their plane so I was forced to check it, plane was very cold, very little to no leg room"
Pros: "Old plane so seat pitch was good"
Cons: "Maintenance issues meant a 2 hour delay where we stayed on the plane"
Pros: "The crew was good."
Pros: "Boarding arrangements."
Pros: "The crew was professional and did a great job making sure everyone was informed and well looked after."
Pros: "the entertainment and ease"
Cons: "the noise"
Cons: "Paid in advance (6 months!!) for a seat with more space for legs Got a regular seat instead With no explanation or reimbursement... very disappointed!"
Cons: "Stroller was not at the gate. We had a connecting flight. Had to go out and check in again to collect the stroller."
Cons: "Everything. Really tight seats, sloppy entertainment, terrible food, decent staff. Door malfunctioned so bad to stay on the plane longer, almost missing the connector."
Pros: "direct flight"
Cons: "like being in a flying school bus only the seats are less comfortable"
Pros: "Crew was kind and attentive. Boarding was efficient."
Cons: "Smallest seats I've been in in a while. Very poor on board entertainment (one 10" screen for every 4 rows, damaged audio ports, annoying movie choices). Very limited cabin storage."
Pros: "Tv on the seats"
Cons: "Charged for luggage, no complimentary snack."
Pros: "Food and drinks"
Cons: "There were no personal TVs and the small TV in the overhead was hard to see and only played 1 movie. The seats were really small and space was tight."
Pros: "Checking In was really easy and the TSA process was speedy"
Cons: "The flight attendant kept insisting that we take our headphones out even there were no announcements being made."
Pros: "Friendliness of staff"
Cons: "Delayed flight, no snacks, difficulty at baggage claim to get baby car seats. And very frustrating that they didn’t give us our stroller at the gate. We had to carry our two kids through immigration and the baggage claim until after all the bags came off, then our stroller and car seats came last!"
Pros: "This was a standard flight.... I slept most of it so it's hard to rate....."
Pros: "I really enjoyed the complimentary meal, snacks and beverages which where delicious! I was surprised they served so much food throughout the flight! The entertainment was a bonus as every seat had their own TV screen and menu of items to choose from; movies, TV shows, music, games and more!"
Cons: "I liked everything from this flight!"
Pros: "Worse experience, air hostess don’t wear gloves while serving food and beverages. They usually had there fingers in everything. When told air hostess was rude and never responded"
Cons: "Worse experience, air hostess don’t wear gloves while serving food and beverages. They usually had there fingers in everything. When told air hostess was rude and never responded"
Cons: "My luggage did not arrive on the flight I am greatly indisposed as the hot weather requires frequent change of clothes."
Pros: "Good flight, no incidents. Liked the food"
Cons: "Audio was not working, no personal tv screens"
Pros: "Meals provided Plane was early quick, smooth flight"
Cons: "No personal tvs Plane was old and falling apart in some places (e.g. arm rests) Staff wasn't on the ball (friend ordered vegetarian meal option but was given chicken, asked for water and staff ended up forgetting)"
Pros: "Lunch was good-Other food was basic-eg cold meats with an artichoke with some large pasterie?-no real fresh food"
Cons: "Seat doesn't recline sufficiently to allow comfortable flight"
Pros: "Timeliness. Took off and arrived early. Wonderful bonus."
Cons: "Expensive soggy sandwiches. Cramped seating. One small glass of warm water to drink on a long flight."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "You can only purchase meals and snacks. There should be, at the very least, a snack provided with this flight."
Pros: "Airline staff were very friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable for a transatlantic trip- difficult to sleep."
Pros: "i think the price was reasonable and it was a reliable and on time .We didn't had to pay extra for our meals and suite case."
Cons: "the seat was too close not enough leg room ."
Cons: "Delayed for 90 min"
Pros: "Friendly service, modern aircraft"
Cons: "Waiting 2.5 hours in he plane, on the Tarmac waiting to leave. Why can't passengers remain in the airport until the plane is ready?"
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "Charge for a blanket, limits on carryon were unrealistic,no ice in drink, a crew member was cranky throughout flight,"
Pros: "The overall experience was so bad, that it is hard to think of anything positive.....oh, one thing. The beer they originally served me was room temperature and the kind stewardess went out of her way to get me a cold one."
Cons: "First off there was a 3 hour delay in the terminal at YYZ. Once on board, we sat at the gate for another hour (4 hour delay in total). Finally worst of all, since they are a "discount" airline, they fit in 9 seats per row as opposed to the usual 8 in an airbus 330, and I am sure more rows as well. (3x3x3 vs 2x4x2) I have never been so uncomfortable on a flight in my life, and I had an aisle seat! The guy next to me was an elderly, portly Portuguese man, and because the seats are so narrow, he was spilling over into my seat (no fault of his own). Neither of us could nap And the fare was not particularly cheap at $580 one way. It was truly horrible. I arrived exhausted and am still recovering from jet lag"
Pros: "Great crew, food and complimentary wine."
Cons: "Cramped seating, but not moreso than other airlines."
Pros: "Nothing much"
Cons: "Deboarded at farthest terminal, they misplaced some of our luggage, moved location of luggage retrieval to further away after making us wait for over an hour. Took forever to finally have luggage arrive."
Pros: "Comfortable seating, good entertainment selection available and drink provided on short flight."
Cons: "Delay and disorganization at airport left passengers frustrated with at least 3 changes to gate prior to departure. Added to this was the incorrect announcement on P.A. System at 6:55pm a change of gate to leave at original time (7pm), only to have a stampede of passengers arrive at newly assigned gate to have no airline representative there and soon a new/revised departure time of 21:05 instead. Hopefully, those clients with international connections were able to make it, but I suspect that several had their plans changed with this > 2 hour delay."
Pros: "We were able to select our seats and got front row with amazing leg room - we are both tall so it really made our trip! Staff were attentive and friendly and in flight entertainment options were awesome - lots of shows and movies and games to select from. Our flight departed and arrived perfectly on time. We will 100% be travelling with Air Transat again!"
Cons: "Typical airline food however other options were available for additional cost. I have no real complaints!"
Pros: "Nice new plane with entertainment"
Cons: "Pizza not great. Too many annoying unnecessary announcements"
Pros: "Good boarding crew"
Cons: "Food was really small,.. I was starving"
Pros: "Avion propre et secur"
Cons: "Peu d espace mauvaise gestion des nagages dans la cabine. Trop de bagage parpasager."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly"
Pros: "Landings! Seriously the pilots did a great job."
Cons: "Seats too close together. Could not get comfortable for sleep"
On time, Nice staff. No long wait.
First off, I don’t know if it was for branding purposes but this was NOT an “Air Canada” booking. Both departure and return flights were operated by United Airlines. This made the boarding process confusing and annoying, having to switch terminals in haste. I was even late for my departure flight in Chicago due to the confusion which resulted in a re-booking. Make the process easier in the booking email/app as to how to properly check-in/where to go for United Airlines flights under the Air Canada brand. Even the flight # provided were both different under UA. This was subpar service!
Flight was canceled and we were switched to a time I did not like. Then we were switched to a different airline. Then the flight was a little delayed.
Had 80 min from landing to connecting flight. Despite no delays on my behalf and walking briskly, security and customs got me to the gate at the time of departure - only to find that they closed the door of the plane. Gate agent reopened door and we found flight 1/2 full. In subsequent 15 min the flight completely filled. Fortunately GREAT gate supervisor who recognized a problem but in general needed better communication w security process to help those stuck in security.
Experience with Customs a miserable delay- 1 agent unacceptable- causing delays boarding-missing connecting flights- long lines. My luggage was to fly through to Jacksonville Fla- did not arrive. It was tracked & should arrive today. This procedure needs to be replaced.
Not much… woman's bathroom was Disgusting at airport. AirCanada has become the worst ever. No respect at all for peoples luggage, throwing/smashing suitcases. Some employees need to find new jobs, their rude and not happy….. Not too mention AirCanada cannot seem to maintain any schedules at all… constantly changing flight times, gates, etc. It’s time that AirCanada either a) close the business b) replace all rude and luggage beating employees or 3) replace AirCanada’s upper management.. other words revamp it. I will drive and/or fly out of the USA for future flights until they get their company in order.
Never received a check in email.
I am not a huge fan of air travel but due to work I fly back and forth from Edmonton to Toronto every six weeks or so. IMO Air Canada is the best airline. It is definitely the most expensive but the flight crew are all far more professional than any of the discount carriers. The air craft is also configured in a more passenger friendly fashion so that it's not the most uncomfortable three hours possible. I do wish the price was a bit lower but they always get you home which is the whole point of putting up with air travel, and sadly, more than you can say for a lot of the other operations with planes in the sky right now.
Pros: "First time traveling with my dog and it went well."
Pros: "Crew is great!"
Pros: "Food was great"
Cons: "Smoothly flight"
Pros: "The gluten free meals were quite good. Everything seemed clean."
Cons: "The plane was small for a transatlantic flight. The entertainment was not easy to find/access."
Cons: "Air Canada changed our seating on day of travel. I had ordered tickets over a month in advance and scheduled seating for my wife and I on our 3 leg flight. Air Canada changed our seating on the 1st and 3rd leg and we were no longer sitting together."
Cons: "2 hour delay because of rain west jet and porter were on time but air canada delayed My seat was apparently broken had a window seat with no one else in my row and then I was placed ina Center seat although other options were open The attendant comes on the air and says they need to manually start the engine one by one because the electric start to make it easy was not working All and all not a pleasant experience at all"
Cons: "Dirty plane, nobody bothered to wipe the tray table and Black Mold showing (extensively) at top air vents. Very uncomfortable flight. AC needs to do a Much Better job cleaning between flights!!"
Cons: "They wouldn’t wait 10 minutes for us to arrive on our incoming flight."
Cons: "Late 1.5 hrs both ways Should announce if connecting flights are being held"
Pros: "It was comfirtable"
Cons: "They charged you for earphones. On our flight to St. John’s they didn’t charge for earphones. The flight from Toronto to St. John’s was delayed almost 4 hours because a deicing machine guy thought he saw a blemish on the tail of the plane. After that we went to maintenance, after that our flight crew timed out and we went back to the gate, deplaned and waited. Then we got back on THE SAME PLANE and never arrived until 8pm. We should’ve been there at 3pm and lost almost 1/2 a day of our vacation. I will never take this airline again!!!!!"
Pros: "Plenty of space. Attentive crew. Food was acceptable."
Pros: "The staff were very friendly and professional. The trip to the Maple Leaf Lounge always a great experience!"
Cons: "For a business class ticket, the food was not the best. There was no service of any kind until we got in the air. Most airlines in business class will at least give you a drink while u are waiting for everyone else to board."
Cons: "This is my 4th time getting my flight cancelled with air Canada for no apparent reason. The food was horrible and the service was worse. Never again."
Pros: "Quiet night flight, friendly service and ok entertainment."
Cons: "No surprise but food definitely nothing special, disliked big fees for baggage."
Pros: "New system with Canadian customs was fantastic. Went through really quickly."
Pros: "Drinking water abudant , foods good"
Cons: "for God sake, too many seats"
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "Poor aircraft, uncomfortable seats, not recommended."
Pros: "Crew very nice."
Cons: "Boarding staff very unprofessional and not knowledgeable. Didn't tellbus correct info and caused us to muss flight. Had to buy new tickets. Terrible experience! Will never fly again!"
Pros: "Didn't like much about this flight. Only benefit was the price and I wish I would have paid more to fly with someone else."
Cons: "Flew Air Canada to the east coast for a vacation. They lost my bag on the way over. Understandable. Things happen. I reported it missing at the airport. My vacation has come and gone and still no bag. Here we are 9 days later and no update or anything. Their baggage center is a NIGHTMARE. I wait on hold for over an hour each time only to be greeted by someone who couldn't care less about my issues. Every person has told me something different. It is beyond frustrating. Highly doubt I will ever see that bag again."
Pros: "Got a free upgrade to economy comfort, very pleasant short flight."
Cons: "A gate labeled A9 should not be in terminal B"
Pros: "Nothing because it didn't happen"
Cons: "When I got to the airport, the attendant notified me that my flight had been exchanged. No one notified me of this and I was still under the impression that my flight was scheduled as my itenerary in my latest email. It took two hours to figure out that United had changed my flight and booked me on a different one. Once again, without notifying me. Thank god they changed my flight to a later one or I would have missed it. By the time we figured out what flight I was on, I had to sprint to a different terminal because check in was closing in 20 mins. I arrived at the check in kiosk with less than 5 mins to spare. The experience was terrible and customer service from each Kayak, United and Air Canada. I also injured my back while sprinting between terminals wearing a heavy backpacking backpack. Would not book through Kayak again."
Pros: "Flight staff was nice."
Cons: "The plane was VERY tight. It is probably the plane with the least amount of legroom I have been on, very uncomfortable. The flight staff, although nice, was uninformed of the necessary paperwork to enter the DR and, as we landed, it made a big mess because no one knew what they needed and had to start filling out paperwork all at once."
Cons: "I booked my flight from Vancouver to Kiev The first flight it's to Toronto then to Kiev.. and when Went to the counter in Kiev they said sorry but Turkish airline didn't send my booking to kanda airline so I missed all my flight schedule I didn't wait I bought another ticket to Kiev in the same date on Lufthansa airline And it cost me like 1945c$"
Pros: "Overall it was a quick and painless flight. The crew was friendly and we had no problems!"
Pros: "We were already delayed by alot"
Cons: "Flight was late. The status screens in the Toronto airport depicted incorrect information."
Pros: "The crew was nice and understanding"
Cons: "I was stuck up against the back galley with no armrest on the aisle but that was only the beginning when the guy in front reclined his seat the seat back it was dangerously close to my head. In the event of turbulence it would have been easy to sustain a massive blow to the head from the seat in front of me during a whiplash type motion. The person that approved this seating arrangement should be terminated."
Pros: "There were no problems. I had an empty seat next to me."
Cons: "Nothing. There were no problems. The screen did lock when I tried to look at the map."
Pros: "Please post meal intentions on-line so I can plan for the possible need to bring food on board. I had repeated instances when my elbow would hit the buttons on the arm rest, thereby changing video/lights/call for help, etc. Poor ergonometric placement."
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Pros: "Media and staff very good"
Cons: "Airport was empty, plane was empty. But still had to wait to get on due to filled with people who put suitcases away that sat near front but not first class."
Pros: "Wish the longer portion of our flight was as pleasant as the short leg to Toronto."
Cons: "They over sold the flight and we couldn't board the plane."
Pros: "They boarded anyone carrying a musical instrument early."
Cons: "No snack; not even peanuts!"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Not enough time to go through customs. Missed connection."
Pros: "There is nothing I liked about air Canada"
Cons: "Everything sucks"
Pros: "In-flight entertainment console is pretty good"
Cons: "Departure was 40 minutes delayed right off the bat for reasons unknown and unexplained. Then, worse, mechanical trouble on the tarmack, we had to return to the gate and power down the plane, while still remaining on board, unventilated and unpleasantly sweaty, in the dark even for a while. What should have been a quick 1.5 hour flight and 8:30pm arrival thus became a sweaty 4-hour ordeal and almost 11pm arrival. Not the end of the world, but I was a bit taken aback at the absence of apologetic behaviour, like perhaps serving drinks while we're sweating on the tarmack, or heaven forbid, a meal of some sort considering we were departing later than we should have all already been home."
Less connecting flights would have been nice
2 hours flight delayed ,crew was awful and rude. Not great customer service Not recommend United airlines
Pros: "The crew was very nice and professional. The flight arrived early and that was great."
Cons: "It was a bit overcrowded and the internet was a bit spotty"
Cons: "My luggage was never loaded on to the plane, so I am in London with one pair of clothes. Luckily I packed my medication in my carry-on for this exact reason. The flight was very uncomfortable, and the food was terrible for anyone with food allergies. However, the crew was delightful and made up for the other unpleasantness."
Pros: "49mins verse 6hrs"
Cons: "Flight left at 1120 AM and was close to five hours long. They should provided at least a small meal not just waffle cookies! also we paid for “premium seats yet the space was still very cramped."
Pros: "the crew was amazing and pleasant."
Cons: "everything went well and what i was expecting."
Pros: "Upgrade to economy plus"
Pros: "The airplane"
Cons: "The departure was delayed because of weather in Houston. If the Houston flight to SJC would have waited than we could have avoided other delays"
Cons: "The seat in business class was small."
Pros: "Cabin cleanliness is below average"
Cons: "Cabin service is average"
Pros: "Slept the entire flight"
Cons: "The plane was smaller so there wasn't a lot of space"
Pros: "Boarding and seating was smoother than in the past. No more cattle calls."
Cons: "Mechanical problems causing delays are not uncommon, but the crew did little to communicate other than apologize. A complimentary cocktail, a working entertainment system, or even a regular update on progress would have helped."
Pros: "- orderly boarding - calm crew despite many frustrating circumstances which delayed the flight"
Cons: "- Had to wait for catering to deliver carts before take off (this also caused a weight balance issue) - After carts were delivered, we were informed catering had forgotten one which caused more of a delay - While we were waiting, the plane started to become unbearably hot - After finally taking off, we were promised free Directv access for the delay but the entertainment was turned off 5 min into the flight due to technical difficulties"
Pros: "Stroopwaffles, TVs"
Cons: "They made me check my bag which was ridiculous. It’s been on numerous flights and was smaller than any other bag in the overhead bins"
Pros: "Food, Service"
Cons: "Leg Space"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly on board. The gate crew were a little curt, but it was a full flight and they were really trying to get everyone on board quickly so I can't be too upset about that."
Cons: "Few entertainment options - direct TV unavailable for about half the flight, WiFi also unavailable for the same."
Pros: "Awesome and helpful crew"
Cons: "Reservation was deleted so check in took a very long time and my seat (reserved weeks in advance) on the long international flight was reassigned to a very undesirable location. Food was not good, and drink service was only done twice on 17 hour flight. It took an hour to start taxiing after we were all seated and left the gate."
Pros: "Better than driving to Chicago. But if you want to get there, best be early!"
Cons: "DTW is a busy airport on a Saturday morning. Even with TSA Pre-check it took an hour to get through security ... but keep us safe!"
Pros: "The transportation..."
Cons: "There's absolutely no leg room it's the smallest amount of room I have ever experienced on a plane - even the first class is eh - mediocre at best. I am slim and fit and I had very little to no room. Consider someone overweight and they would have to buy 2 seats... united is definitely not my favorite airline..."
Pros: "The people were all very nice. The plane was top-notch. Would definitely fly with them again if I had the opportunity."
Pros: "My seat and space was good. The plane boarded on time and left on time."
Cons: "The stewardess Susan Schultz was rude at the end of the flight."
Pros: "Flight sucked. Sorry but we're stranded and not there yet. Witch has happened with every flight this year"
Pros: "I like the United app for ease of checkin"
Cons: "Flying itself is a terrible experience. Cramped seats, food is nonexistent, no wifi"
Pros: "Luggage bag broken by baggage handlers"
Cons: "Luggage bag broken by baggage handlers"
Pros: "Missed connection to RDU"
Cons: "Had to pay out of pocket for a hotel to catch next flight to RDU"
Pros: "Boarding was great and the in flight food and beverages were great. The choice of entertainment was awesome."
Pros: "The flight crew and gate personnel were courteous and professional., as were theTSA workers."
Cons: "Seating was crowded and uncomfortable. My seat wouldn't recline."
Pros: "They got me there"
Cons: "There were 20-30 empty seats in economy+ they wouldn't let anyone move into them wife and I sat apart with all their bad press how bout a little good will!?"
Pros: "It was a short flight and everything went fine after our initial delay."
Cons: "We were never notified of the gate change and had to stand by a monitor for updates"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled 3 times and I arrived at my destination at approximately 10:30 p.m. instead of 11:15 a.m."
Cons: "United inflight entertainment needs a massive upgrade - to say the least."
Pros: "After Carolyn M. Hamilton asks United Airlines for financial break to reschedule her flight, her broken leg and broken heart quickly heals when United comes through. Wouldn't that be a great headline and story? Thanks for trying."
Cons: "Yet again, the internet was down so there was no onboard entertainment. Southwest gives you three times as much, for no extra cost."
Pros: "Everything was on time, crew was friendly."
Pros: "The people all the way through, the equipment seems to be getting dated."
Pros: "The staff were great; despite maintenance issues they strived to keep updates shared as best as possible. Overall a good experience. Would have preferred to have been given a more definitive timeline rather than continual 10-15 minute late notices. In any event it was a comfortable flight with professional staff."
Pros: "I arrived on time"
Pros: "love the entertainment on the united app , that should be on every United flight it made the 5 hours pass quickly"
Pros: "Having a ride from the east coast to the west coast."
Cons: "Going west to Chicago - no attendant personnel ready to fly out of Chicago. Flight delay. Chicago to SFO - inflight toilet equipment failure resulting in a 3 hr delay. How long does it take to check the toilet while the plane is on the ground?"
Cons: "Delayed by an hour and a half"
Pros: "Part of personal device show of "By the Sea""
Cons: "San Fran to BWI unable to view end. Hubby watched Olympics I refused to pay for two devices."
Cons: "Did not offer much food or entertainment options that were free. Flight was also delayed a hour and 45 mins."
Pros: "Free tv on the plane"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Poor communication about the flight"
Cons: "The délayer that was due to The weather"
Pros: "Very friendly staff, very accommodating, even to some not so flexible passengers."
Cons: "The plane is so small. There were several men that could not even stand up and one poor guy beside me that was absolutely wedged into his seat."
Pros: "It was a smaller plane but was roomier than the jet on the next leg of our trip!"
Cons: "Temperature in the plane was way too cold!!! I didn't rate entertainment higher because we didn't use it...we read our books."
Cons: "Either ran out of or no snacks offered. Crew seemed a little impatient"