Kayak. You have got to be kidding !!! Get on top of things. !!!1
Cons: "More opportunities for beverage service"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Not many entertainment choices"
Cons: "The plane left 15 mins early and several people missed the flight. customer service of Avianca was horrible, a nightmare. Waited at the airport for 2 hours , no customer service. then called about 10 times , waited on the line another 1-2 hours on multiple calls. had to get a hotel for 2 nights , and they still want to charge me $800+ for another flight - super disappointed!"
Pros: "Quick, easy and seemingly effortless. What more could I ask for?"
Pros: "Decent entertainment but the headphones provided were bad."
Cons: "Flight attendants were terrible. No name tags. Sat in the back gossiping the whole flight. Didn’t even bring around water after serving the “meal” right after takeoff."
Cons: "Boarding very confusing. Meal consisted of a cheese sandwich, and that's it (I was flying business class). Seat was barely functional, cranky and unconfortable. This was my first and LAST flight with Avianca."
Cons: "Old plane, I was in business class and no entertainment was offered and no screen was provided in the seats"
Pros: "Crew was great. Seats were uncomfortable"
Cons: "More cushion on the seats. My butt hurts from sitting 3+hrs"
Pros: "the crew was great and very friendly."
Cons: "I wish my return itinerary hadn't changed, that was a bummer. going from 10+ hours to something like 16+ hours was annoying."
Pros: "the flight was on time"
Pros: "Airline delayed, kayak didn’t have any info Lost my business meeting in LA, stuck 24 hours in Colombia"
Cons: "Food and entretainement"
Cons: "Kayak’s app didn’t update the flight schedule that has changed to one hour ahead. I almost lost my flight because of this"
Cons: "The 4 hour delay to leave Roatan"
Cons: "Avianca has no respect for passengers, they chance your flight without notice, lie, change your seat assignment without notice or train"
Pros: "The staff on the plane were extremely friendly and quick to assist when needed. Always checking in and making sure our flight was smoothly and we were happy."
Cons: "There was only one option for a snack on the way back after breakfast (Spanish quiche) and I wish there was another option for those that do not enjoy quiche."
Pros: "Good movie selection"
Cons: "A few broken things in the bathroom gave the impression that the plane wasn't well maintained"
Pros: "Nice crew, friendly and willing to help if needed.Good service."
Cons: "Delayed 1/2 hour, but it took them so long to let us know it was delayed!!!"
Pros: "Food, entertainment"
Cons: "The crew was absolutely horrible, both on ground and on board, they had no clue was customer service is, very unexpected from a big company like this..."
Pros: "Great flight and crew."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."
Pros: "the TV!"
Cons: "the food and the selection of movie"
Pros: "Comfortable chairs great staff"
Pros: "Experience with Avianca is terrible, the staff attitude is terrible, the company is full of problems with their unions and the employees have the attitude that the customer has to suffer it"
Cons: "everything on the ground one the plane pre and post flight"
Pros: "Nothing about this trip was good"
Cons: "I booked business class ticket and they changed it to economy and didn't tell me also didn't adjust my fare. (Last minute carrier change they told me) I had to fly in the very back of the plane next to a nauseating bathroom. It was horrifying. From Brazil to USA."
Pros: "All, except the entertainment. It's wasn’t nothing to watch"
Cons: "The entertainment. Poor."
Cons: "They boarded the plane before the doors to the plane were open and so we were in the walkway freezing for at least 10 minutes, which I believe is illegal. Don't board the plane unless you can actually GET ON. The crew also was a special kind of rude."
Cons: "Or initial flight was delayed by 2 hours. This meant we missed our connecting flight in Columbia. The airline booked us on a connection that meant a 10 hour layover in Columbia. No help no options nothing. Terrible service. There was another carrier leaving at a time that would have helped us but we weren't able to have this option."
Pros: "The airplane is confortable"
Cons: "When We proceed to check-in to checking our bags, we have an issue with the weight. So, to compensate, we remove some itens from our bag and put on our carry-on bags. The employees of the Avianca realizing that told me that I need to weight my Carry on bag. I never see something like that before, I ask to her if everybody need to weight the carry on bag, She told me yes, but I stay on Checking places for a long time and I don't see anybody weight theirs carry on bags. Basically the company want to get my Money forced me to pay for extra weight."
Cons: "Only a few very all movies to chose from on a 6 hour flight."
Cons: "Falta de respeto a los miembros Diamante."
Pros: "On time filght"
Cons: "The TV/entertainment module did not work."
Pros: "We just spent the last 3 weeks in South America including Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos. We took a total of 9 flights with Avianca including a couple of 50-55 minute connections. Flights were consistently on time and service was great. Amazingly, our luggage made it too despite the short connections. Service was very good. The crew was pleasant and they were always serving drinks and food/ snacks even on short flights although food is usual coach fare. All in all a very positive experience. Most of the North American airlines could learn a thing or two regarding punctuality, service and baggage handling."
Pros: "When attempting to make the connection flight in Columbia, I was informed that I was being placed on standby due to overbooking by the airline. I was traveling with my service dog also. What is exactly am I supposed to do in Bogota, Columbia for an unexpected additional 24 hours? I had no money, and my credit card wouldn't work there. This was the worst airline experience in my life. Absolutely horrible. I will never travel with Avianca again. Avianca staff spoke hardly any English, so I couldn't hardly communicate with them either. Horrible."
Cons: "Almost one hour late to leave GRU. Flight Stats showed the delay more than one hour before the company say something. They boarded everyone late and kept us in the plane waiting for a conection flight that they already knew would arrive late."
Pros: "There was nothing exceptional on Avianca's service on this service."
Cons: "There was nothing exceptional on Avianca's service on this service."
Pros: "Nice plane with good entertainment options"
Cons: "No collation in a 2h30 flight"
Cons: "I waited 3 hours to do the check in and after that the fly got delayed twice."
Cons: "Pessoal despreparado, levei meu cachorro de suporte emocional, me colocaram em uma poltrona qualquer, apertada. Sendo que em outras cias colocam na primeira fileira para o cachorro poder ficar no chao. O meu voo foi cancelado e me colocAram em outro horas depois, um transtorno, e para completar estou sem minhas malas, porque nao sabiam o que tinha acontecido. Estou em orlando sem nada! Nao recomendo!"
Cons: "The food is terrible. The crew is not friendly."
Pros: "They plane was comfortable and I loved the movies choices"
Cons: "I still didn't get one of my lauguage"
Pros: "Fast boarding, left on time"
Cons: "Hard seats, not enough cushion, flavorless food."
Cons: "The food as usual is not excellent. ... was good enough"
Pros: "The crew was great - good service, attentive."
Cons: "The food could have been better ! I know on a flight it's hard for it to be decent given the circumstances, but I've had much better on other airlines. Just not very tasty at all."
Pros: "Business class priority boarding and priority luggage handling: both were efficient as was check-in. Cheerful and pleasant staff."
Cons: "Minor issue with partially malfunctioning tray table. Long queues at Colombian immigration in Bogotá."
Cons: "Eu estou arrasada, eu recebi meus emails todos em inglês, tive um grave problema familiar e me confundi com a data do voo, perdi o voo e a avianca queria me cobrar mais 2.000,00 para poder viajar no dia seguinte, estou péssima, perdi uma viagem de trabalho, onde está a humanidade de voces? Onde esta a honestidade? Cobrar penalidades? Ja não é penalidade suficiente eu ter perdido meu voo, ter passado por todo esse constrangimento? Mais dois mil reais só para remarcar meu voo? Capitalistas nojentos, voces contribuem para a piora do mundo!"
I travel with a Service Dog. Have a relief area please on both sides of security. With fake grass got the dogs and washing area so it will not smell of hog urine.
The entertainment was a bit limited considering how long of a flight we had. The crew was excellent
Pros: "There was actually food on this very short flight! I liked that. Also I didn't have to pay to pick a seat upon check-in which was nice."
Cons: "The food was decent but my return flight was better."
Cons: "Food was bland and simple (Aeroméxico offers slightly better, would look to model after amazing Air Asia setup) and would add more movies to the inflight entertainment system. But overall, all good!"
Pros: "From IAD airport the flight was on time, however in Panama airport Copa delay the flight for 8 hrs and made us sleep in the airport."
Cons: "Have better customer service and not change the flight 24 hrs before."
Cons: "I was so tired... slept the whole flight. No one bothered me for even a bit. Recovering!"
Pros: "The crew was pleasant and my seat was comfortable."
Pros: "I asked to be seated next to my travel partner at check and was told it was done. But I ended up in the last row and he was in row 17.....So much for being a frequent flyer on Copa. Plus there was no over head compartments in the back of the bus for carry one. The staff was not truthful not helpful."
Cons: "Much better treatment especially since I have Copa frequent flyer miles. The hombre that cheed me in did not try to seat my partner and I close."
Pros: "Great value for price!!! Food was mediocre, but isn’t all airline food mediocre?? Staff was friendly and spoke many different languages to accommodate all of us."
Cons: "Seats seemed a little old and needing replaced. Would have been nice to have a more comfortable seat for an overnight international flight."
Cons: "Very bad service, delays, luggage is on a different flight. Absolutely terrible airline"
Cons: "Blankets could have been clean. Crew could have been nicer, flight could have been without constant turbulence."
Pros: "No like"
Cons: "the will of the counter attendant of the chekin, he did not help me at all"
Pros: "I really liked the crew"
Cons: "The entertainment was really poor, I didn’t have many options. In the second flight, it didn’t have a monitor, so you’d have to watch things on your devices, but to do so, you needed the company app installed in your device before, which I thought it was inconvenient."
Pros: "Excellent airline. Best to connect the America's."
Cons: "Seats very small."
Pros: "Atención muy buena y cómodo el avión"
Pros: "Upgrade was great"
Cons: "Did not get the upgrade for my second flight"
Cons: "No fue informado que el asiento 10 no reclinaba ."
Pros: "copa is always on time"
Cons: "food quality is low drinks are 'rationed'"
Cons: "This airline has no concept of service. We were treated poorly by the ground personell as well as the board crew. Also, the airport in Panama is very bad. It's expensive and the food and beverage offering is limited. Avoid!"
Pros: "Atendimento no aeroporto, embarque, entretenimento e comida."
Cons: "Pontos a melhorar: poderia ter cobertor e travesseiro para todos e as poltronas serem um pouco mais confortáveis."
Pros: "the crew wAS very nice, the plane was very clean"
Cons: "the only nice thing to say about the food is that it was so bad i was happy there was so little and i didn't have to waste much. i went through hopes, including a fifteen minute phone call, to get the seat i wanted only to be assigned an awful seat in the back. one movie on a seven hour flight. lots of promos though. it is not a very good airline."
Pros: "Glad I flew with this airline. Had my doubts at first but they were all erased with this very friendly and hassle free experience."
Pros: "Direct flight to Brazil"
Cons: "Very expensive for the kind of service"
Pros: "Crew are nice people."
Cons: "Food is not pleased and not very comfortable."
Pros: "Flight was on time. It was my connection flight, arrived from Mendoza ARG and continued to Toronto. In Mendoza I got boarding pass for second leg of flight (Panama - Toronto) with the gate number and boarding time. Everything was correct, not even gate number changed. Plane was new, crew OK, food OK. It was a pleasent flight."
Pros: "Service,flight crew, the attention and the flight was excellent"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and informative. Even though it was a full flight it was very punctual."
Cons: "How people are randomly pulled of flights and stuck in countries and cities they dont want to be in due to the airlines overselling policies. It doesnt provide security or comfort as a flyer with the airline and makes me think twice about buying again with airlines that can do this type of things to their customers."
Pros: "I've always had a great experience when I travel with Copa!"
Pros: "Is there anything good with copa?"
Cons: "A business class that is worse than others economy plus, small planes, limited entertainment offering"
Pros: "The food and service was great!"
Pros: "Charly was the best flight attendant ever!"
Pros: "All was. Ganythingood"
Pros: "The attentiveness"
Cons: "Leg space"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Small airplane with no updated entertainment system"
Cons: "Service is terrible, flight attendants don't seem to be very professional. Snack was terrible quality (two pieces of cheese and 6 grapes), breakfast was bad too. Quality of wine was bad, no Champagne, cheap Cava Entertainment system outdated, seat not very comfortable."
Cons: "flying from Medellin to Orlando, it will take in a direct fly 4 hours max. It took us 9 hours to get to Orlando. The waiting time in Panama was to long (4 hours, more than what it will take the whole fly if it was direct). When we land i took forever (25 min) to reach the point where we can get off from the airplane. Then it took 1 and half hour to get our suitcases."
Pros: "Friendly crew, good food."
Cons: "Cheap earphones provide very bad quality of sound. I barely could hear anything. I had to use my personal earphones."
Pros: "Friendly crew, good food."
Cons: "AC in the plane didn't work on the ground (during boarding and taking off). It had been extremely hot and sweaty before we took off. Cheap earphones provide very bad quality of sound. I barely could hear anything. I had to use my personal earphones."
Cons: "I traveled with my family from San Francisco to Brazil We were told that we should get the Yellow Fever vaccine even before we leave San Francisco. We called Copa and every time each of us talked to Copa we were given a different instruction. Very confusing and stressful. We decided not to get the vaccination, taking into consideration the cost of it, $159.00 for each family member!!!"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "I bought a ticket economy plus but cops gave economy seat. I said several times that I purchase economy plus but cops ignored it. It is so bad and rude."
Pros: "Food and beverage service. Blanket & attention of staff...helpful. Free bags check."
Cons: "Pilot talked to fast...could never understand his announcements."
Pros: "Overal a good experience"
Cons: "Just couldn't eat most of what was served cause I'm vegetarian."
Pros: "The service and employees"
Terrible airline. Completely disorganized and incompetent check-in process. 2+ hour flight delay and total lack of communication by their staff to the passengers. I missed my connecting flight as a result and was forced to reroute to Panama through Copa airlines in order to return to Bogotá, which took almost 10 extra hours. I would never fly GOL again.
I missed it because of the delay in the other flights. Attendants in the airport sent me from one side to the other many times due to poor information.
Pros: "It was a fluid flight"
Cons: "That it wasn't late"
Cons: "If I had at least boarded the flight I could have given feedback. But I didn't get in! I spent 6 hours at the airport waiting for my flight, with check in done and missed the flight. And on my ticket I didn't have the gate number or the terminal, the goalkeeper said he would let me know when the flight was leaving, the hours passed and I didn't hear him calling me. until near the departure time I went to ask the employee and he said that the flight had left a long time ago and that the entrance was on the opposite side of where I was and they did not warn me ... now I'm here at the airport with no place to sleep, waiting for my other flight with a connection to Brasilia that leaves 6 am where I will wait for almost 12 hours to be able to get home. remembering that my flight from São Paulo to Cuiabá was 3 hours long and I will have to wait for almost 24 hours. A goalkeeper was super arrogant with me, gave me no support and even told me that if I was in the United States I would be waiting for 3 days at the airport sleeping on the floor, so it was ok."
Cons: "To be denied my flight, and no refund."
Pros: "Aircraft look new and very clean."
Cons: "Flight was 1 hour late. It would be better if they kept the flights on time specially this time of the year. They had several flights daily from São Paulo to Rio, no reason to be late. It would be better if the employees knew the rules about their work. Everything very disorganized from the gate number to the carry on allowed in the plane. I will never fly with Gol again."
Pros: "Nice crew. Okay seats."
Cons: "4 hour delay with no information. Just horrible in this day and age."
Pros: "O lanche foi diferente do habitual e bom."
Cons: "O check in em guarulhos é péssimo e mal organizado. Mais de 40 minutos na fila, mesmo na fila do passageiro frequente."
Pros: "All great n crew very helpful"
Pros: "time was OK"
Cons: "Starting by the fact that if the system was actually working we could’ve done check in in the machine, and cut the 2 and half hours of line for check in and luggage drop off. The check in crew was not efficient at all, they would take 10 to 20 min to every costumer, no organization and poor trainin."
Pros: "Aircraft was comfortable"
Cons: "Checkin crew had very little knowledge of laws and almost avoided my nephew to board the plane even with proper documentation. Flight was delayed more than an hour. Poor communication to explain why"
Pros: "I always have a good experience with Gol, the Gol Confort Seats are great, attentive crew, puncntuality."
Pros: "Seats very comfortable with plenty of room. Crew very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The little crackers they serve taste like cardboard."
Cons: "I have not had my flight GRU - SSA because I'm stuck in Buenos Aires in Aerolíneas Argentinas Hell"
Pros: "crew was smart. very standard"
Cons: "i had issue getting checked bag from kiosk. had to speak with attendant"
Cons: "I wasn’t allowed to get on the plane and gol crew members were absolutely no help. Don’t recommend for anyone."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "El vuelo despegó una hora tarde, nos hicieron cambiar de avión."
Cons: "More efficient check in. Long wait at gate."
Cons: "Horrible experience. With a CONFIRMED seat with GOL airlines- and checking in two hours before flight- I was told flight was oversold and they did not have ANY seats on the plane. REBOOKED on flight from different airport two hours away! Awful!!!!!"
Cons: "Viendo que no podrían acomodar tres adultos y dos bebés en una fila de tres asientos por falta de mascarillas de oxígeno, en lugar de reacomodar gente, nos hicieron descender del avión, no les importó mi bebé ni mi esposa que está embarazada, el peor episodio viajando, el supervisor fue descortés, poco profesional y de verdad tiró por los suelos la buena impresión que tenía de GOL"
Pros: "Crew was friendly, helpful, overall awesome. Comfort level was great. Appreciated the few small extras that came with our GOL premium upgrade purchase."
Cons: "Seriously, a sandwich and some indistinguishable "dessert". Honestly, I can't tell you what the 2nd item was on the try, even after trying it. I get that the flight was only 3 hours long, but a sandwich is not dinner. And, it tasted horrible. I took 3 bites and couldn't stomach the rest. It was laughable that they offered wine with it. Had I realized this was the option, I would have brought my own food. My husband, who eats literally everything, couldn't even eat it, and it was a cheese sandwich. How hard is it to make a bad cheese sandwich? Well, apparently, GOL knows how to do it."
Pros: "Nice people once you get to an agent"
Cons: "Long lines of confused people trying to figure out which is the right one for them. Need more people giving orientation as people arrive to GRU airport."
Pros: "No horário... bagagens já estavam na esteira quando chegamos"
Pros: "Traveling from JFK TO GRU. Fight got delay by 2 hrs. Arrived at GRU 8:28. Got the luggage in 20-25 mins. Run like crazy to the check in 15 min. Got there by 9:15 only to find out it’s been closed for checking bags. I beg , implore and there’s nothing to be done. Pay extra for 2 extra bags, for what? Nothing. Lost about $75 altogether non refundable. SUCKS."
Cons: "What’s to like? Because of 30 they couldn’t added mire luggage. Begging imploring it didn’t matter. Ok I didn’t like loosing $75. Who’s gonna refund? Nobody. SUCKS"
Pros: "Flight on time"
Cons: "No entertainment on the flight"
Pros: "I’m time quick to board food and drinks free"
Pros: "On time departure, very nice n clean interior, fast luggage delivery at CWB"
Cons: "Hardly talk n understand English"
Cons: "The flight was delayed hours for a maintenance issue, then it was delayed further because they had to take passenger baggage off the plane from those that got tired of waiting and took another flight."
Cons: "The flight was late."
Pros: "Knowing that GOL is an LCC, I was not expecting much. However, after realizing that every seat had the legroom typical of a Extra Comfort seat on NA carriers, I soon became won over. Regular recline functionality (missing on some of the larger LCCs worldwide) and a free drink and snack (also missing on many LCCs), TOO was truly a relaxing flight. 10/10. Would definitely fly again."
Cons: "I mean, there was no entertainment available (to my knowledge) but there was allegedly Wi-Fi (I didn't try)."
Cons: "space on the seats, and between the seats"
Pros: "Didn’t have to pay more for the exit row!!!"
Cons: "Acentos muito apertados."
Cons: "Espaço das cadeiras!"
Pros: "Idem San Paulo"
Cons: "El idioma, tienen que hablar también en español, ya que hablan portugués e inglés."
Pros: "First time on Gol! Awesome airline!"
Pros: "Delays without advice,desaster."
Pros: "Flight on time, nice crew."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Plane itself was fine, fairly spacious and comfortable."
Cons: "Check in São Paulo was hectic and disorganized and my bag never made it on the flight after I checked it in- was not offered any vouchers or apology. I am left without any luggage in the jungle and will have to cancel my Amazon Jungle tour as I do not have my proper equipment needed."
Pros: "Crew members were helpful"
Cons: "Food was bad and didn't taste fresh. No tea to drink either. Boarding times were usually late but arrival times were as expected. There's no entertainment at all in the planes. No screens, no movies, no nothing."
Pros: "Got me there on time"
Cons: "Charged for coffee. No in-flight entertainment, crew was not all that friendly"
Pros: "No entertainment available. No monitors on seats..."
Cons: "Flight was diverted to Rio"
Pros: "Employees were helpful profesional and friendly"
Pros: "Crew and service."
Cons: "No entertainment at all."
Pros: "TV movies"
Cons: "More popular movies"
Pros: "hilarious crew and they were very helpful"
Cons: "seating was so uncomfortable and i'm petite/slim. the bathroom wreaked and the toilet seat would not stand up alone"
Pros: "My flight was canceled"
Pros: "Tre crew was fantastic"
Pros: "Passengers were kept well-informed by staff on flight status. Boarding process was efficient. Gate agents and crew were professional and friendly. Appreciated the in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Seating was cramped and claustrophobic. I'm only 5 feet tall and my legs were stiff after a 90 minute flight. "Snacks" were kind of pathetic - tiny bag of pretzels. The worst part was the crowded gate area at Boston. It made me feel like a cattle holding pen. Since we're told to get there two hours early, it would be nice to have more than a tiny little snack bar with overpriced pre-made sandwiches and salads that have been sitting out for who knows how long. Crappy lukewarm coffee. Starbucks is right outside security, but of course we can't bring liquids through."
Pros: "Vegetarian food needs lots of improvement"
Pros: "While I've ranked the crew as poor, that isn't a reflection of the entire crew. The flight crew and check-in team were fine, the boarding I have as mediocre due to delay, but I don't put that on the staff."
Cons: "My issues are two part: 1 - I wasn't informed that I was required to retrieve my luggage from the carousel on this flight from George Town to Toronto. I thought perhaps I missed something, however, the three other couples that were in the same predicament I was weren't aware either. This caused a massive headache, the instructions were superbly poor on how to retrieve the luggage, and the process was completely a waste of time. We had to talk with three different people, the person that took us back to the carousel showed no urgency despite us all explaining that we were on a short layover, and might miss our next flight, and even though we had our passes to get through customs, we were made to wait in line to have our baggage inspected. A completely broken process that could've been avoided with a friendly reminder at check-in. 2 - Once I was able to retrieve my luggage I picked it up off the carousel only to find the handle on one piece of luggage had been ripped off, and the plastic lining on the other bag was destroyed. Admittedly I find this to be no surprise after seeing how mine and everyone else's luggage was handled so poorly upon being loaded into the cargo. I saw my luggage being tossed 3-5 feet into the cargo area - literally picked up, and with complete disregard flung like it was a trash bag being thrown into the dumpster. Since I didn't have time to discuss this with any staff due to my prior issue and being unable to find a representative once I landed back in Vancouver, I called the next day to discuss this over the phone, but the representative explained that I was only able to make a complaint in-person at the time of baggage retrieval. The person was absolutely useless and unwilling to help. This was by far the worst treatment I've had at any time in my life while flying any airline. The trip to George Town was with American Airlines, and even though it was longer, and a tad bit more expensive, the service I had with them was stellar by comparison to my experience with AirCanada. Going forward I will only be using AC when there are absolutely no other options."
Pros: "I am 6ft 1 / 185cm and the leg room was OK for an economy flight. Food was OK for airplane food. Staff were very friendly. Overall very happy."
Pros: "Movies available. Food available for purchase."
Cons: "It was crowded in the back of the aircraft. Many vacant rows were available, but my advance check in and seat change / upgrade was not available on line. I would have paid to have moved up to an un-occupied section of the aircraft if I could have. My mistake. I should have got up and walked around looking for these vacant seats. Despite the captain announcing that WIFI Internet was available for purchase. There was no WIFI on this aircraft. I am a tech guy. The flight attendant said just use your credit card. NO there was no WIFI available."
Cons: "Ran out of food.."
Pros: "Clean, friendly crew remembered how we had our tea/coffee from the earlier service"
Cons: "Economy is never very comfortable but was better than a lot of other airlines"
Pros: "Crew were good"
Cons: "Seats were too tight. Entertainment was mediocre"
Pros: "Our connecting flight was cancelled due to weather. That is truly out of the airline’s control. What is in their control is communicating the status of the flight with us. When we checked in they took email addresses and cell phone numbers for status updates. We never received any updates. Consequently we didn’t know the flight had been cancelled until it was too late to make an adequate adjustment. On top of that we had to deal with the worst customer service rep in the world at the ticket booth when we struggled to make alternate plans. Completely unsatisfactory experience."
Cons: "I wasn’t able to check in online and therefore wasn’t able to update with my dietary requirements which meant I couldn’t really eat anything that was given. I was told at the airport that it needs to be submitted 24 hrs before the flight and there was nothing they could do. Really unfair and not on."
Pros: "Seat selection."
Cons: "The meals didn't taste that great."
Pros: "Well designed comfortable sleeping Pods"
Pros: "The staff were great!! Always helpful and very friendly! The added flight from Ottawa to Toronto had fantastic staff as well. Would've been nice to have someone waiting for us at the Ottawa gate as we all missed our flights."
Cons: "The day was extended by 10 hours. It seemed like each time I was redirected including the added flight to Ottawa I was set up to miss a flight. I was sent to Ottawa because there wasn't enough oxygen on the flight to Toronto. 15 passengers missed our flight to Toronto because we left Fredericton late which put us on a new flight 2 hours later, that had mechanical issues so again a missed flight. I am happy they do their due diligence with safety, but it created a long day. They also had to stop food service before they got to me so I wasn't able to get food."
Cons: "no entertainment"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Long walk to connecting flight. Buggy didn’t turn up"
Pros: "Ease of boarding - no long queues. Offer to put hand luggage in the hold with no charge."
Pros: "As a professional musician, flying with my viola is one of the most nerve wracking experiences, as if it is forced to be checked due to insufficient room for overhead baggage, it could be completely destroyed. As stated in Air Canada's online policy, passengers traveling with musical instruments that fit as carry on baggage are allowed to change to earlier boarding zones. After approaching a staff member with my viola, I wasn't simply assigned an earlier zone, but rather I was allowed to board first. On this principle alone I will be flying Air Canada again. Thank you!!!"
Pros: "That we arrived in Toronto and got to get off the plane."
Cons: "The flight was delayed several hours. The rows are way too close together to be remotely comfortable, and the seats themselves are tiny and barely recline. Being 5 months pregnant, I was uncomfortable the entire flight. The "entertainment" that you have to download an app for didn't work, and particularly stung knowing how much we paid for the flights, and that other airlines simply put a TV on the back of each seat that is easy to connect headphones and view. The food on our previous flight had been so terrible we didn't bother on this trip, but it looked equally awful. My husband was in the aisle seat and the flight attendant repeatedly and without warning hit him with the cart. The flight attendants varied in level of friendliness, but the ones in our row rushed through service, and did not give us the options the other row had (ice in drinks, veggie or meat options). All in all, it was kind of a terrible flight experience."
Pros: "Friendly crew, modern aircraft"
Cons: "Extreme delays on my return flight which made me miss my connection and get rebooked on another flight for the next day. We were delayed on departure, then on the tarmac, then in the air, and finally when getting off the plane. I am glad that I was rebooked and was given a hotel to stay at, but I did not like the way I was treated by Air Canada staff at customs. I passed through customs only to be sent back into Canada after having crossed through security because the staff decided to close. We were told by other staff members that it was up to them to decide when they were done and to talk them. I ran through the whole airport with about 7 other people to make it. Why make us cross through security only to send us back? There was no one there to guide us on what to do. I had to go through the whole thing again the following day only to have my face cream taken away (it is technically cream, not a liquid) and then be detained. None of this happened AT ALL the day before. I'd give more details but it was a complete mess."
Pros: "Pretty standard flight...nice crew, free drink, left and arrived on time for the most part. Liked that I could check in early to arrange a seat."
Cons: "The seats could have been more comfortable. Had a couple knees in my back."
Pros: "The pilots were professional, got us there on time and did a wonderful smooth landing."
Cons: "The flights attendants uniforms were wrinkled and old, tired and worn out looking, their behaviour was the same. They were pretty much tired and disinterested in their job. Time to hire new blood, get new, fresh looking uniforms, and there definitely should be a weight limit, I have seen flight attendants who have to turn sideways to get down the aisle comfortably, what on earth would they do in an emergency. Yes size does matter. Look to JAP airlines for style and dignity in the job. Having said that I love Air Canada and fly it as often as possible home."
Pros: "I didn't like anything."
Cons: "I was stuck in immigration for about an hour. The screening process at this airport is so laborious. You have to wait on a bench until they call your name and they don't care if your flight is about to be boarding. I understand that immigration is necessary but they could at least have people form a queue instead of having us wait for our names to be called. I told them that my flight would be boarding in 25 minutes and they told me "Oh, don't worry, they'll just put you on the next flight". But when I got to my airline to check in, they charged me $150. I needed that $150 to pay some bills when I got back home."
Pros: "Espaço para as pernas na classe econômica foi suficiente para mim, a tripulação foi cordial, o avião era novo à parte de entretenimento foi boa."
Cons: "Quando embarcamos, quase todos os espaços para as malas já estavam ocupados, o espaço lateral das poltronas era muito apertado, a reclinação era péssima, praticamente inexistente. Quando decolamos, começou a cair água na nossa cabeça. O funcionário responsável disse que era do ar condicionado e era normal. A comida era ruim, sem gosto e com acompanhamentos que não combinavam, por exemplo no meu caso era frango com uma salada de vagens e pepino. Fora o horário das refeições, quase não era oferecido bebidas em um voo de 10 horas."
Cons: "Delayed for more than two hours on both the trips to and from Canada. This is a common thing with Air Canada i heard. Flights always get delayed."
Pros: "Seats were ok but a bit cold all the way."
Cons: "One hour late leaving, no reason or information given. Food was awful with green sauce on chicken and celery bits in milk for salad, the connecting flight was cancelled and the option was another flight in two days. The only flight going later that evening was full and the next day was full also they said. An hour later a bus service was offered leaving in ten minutes which many of us raced to catch on our own with no one to show us how to get to the bus. The bus we were told to look for was the wrong bus. Of course our luggage didn't make it and that took another hour to register at our destination as every one else on the bus didn't get their luggage either. Bus driver got lost but passengers were able to show him the way. This is the third time in four flights Air Canada has lost our luggage. The worst was the NO ONE ever smiles, we were watching for it, and certainly NO ONE ever says we are sorry you are inconvenienced which would go a long way to make the delays and changes more tolerable."
Cons: "Very rude air crew who treats you as a bus passenger, does not completely listen to your requests, on business class. I also had my return connection flight cancelled and moved 6 hours ahead of the original one, which made me just wait that long at the airport."
Cons: "Flight canceled due to mechanical problems. Out of 4 agents at desk at airport only one knew what to do in case of a cancellation. They all stood around eating raisinettes! Unprofessional, lack of training, lack of planning (why wasn't another plane sent). One agent was going through the line giving out a phone number to call? Why weren't they trained? I called and thankful I was up at the desk so I could tell the agent what to do from the lady on the phone! Lost a day on our already short Christmas visit with family. Would love a refund!"
Pros: "Poor airline, always delayed, dreadful and unfriendly customer service. The only reason I flew with them this short trip was due to price"
Pros: "Entertainment and food were nice. There were two meals, one would have been fine, but both were great."
Cons: "The check in counter in Dublin was horrendous. I was forced to check a luggage that was my carry-on on the outgoing flight so there was no reason it was not going to fit on the upper compartment, but the counter agent forced me to check it anyway, even with it being under weight limit. The line was huge and there were 5 counter agents, but 3, and at times 4 agents, at a time, were only pulling from the priority boarding line. We had to wait more than one hour to check in. Than to the boarding, the same people from the counter were the boarding agents. The boarding was extremely slow and again unorganized."
Cons: "A three and a half hour flight with a fruit juice and not even a pack of peanuts . Air Canada that was pathetic !"
Pros: "Food was good and flight attendants were very professional. Our first time flying Air Canada and I was very impressed!"
Cons: "To pay so much for a transatlantic flight and have to pay $10 for an IPad on the 8 hour trip home??? It would be nice if even limited internet was included so we could use our own device. The worse experience was getting through customs at the airport in Barcelona on the way home. Only two agents available to stamp passports on a Sunday morning when the world's largest cruise ship (Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas) had docked earlier that morning? We arrived at the airport at 8:30 and no Air Canada agents were available to check us in until 9:00. After waiting to get through customs and we proceeded to our gate, our 11:45 flight was just beginning to load! Lots of shoving and people cutting line to avoid being late for their flight. I heard one person mention they had missed their flight, and I'm certain many others did as well. With the chaos and delay, I'm surprised altercations didn't happen. The airports/airlines need to work with the local authorities to avoid these delays and provide their customers better service."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Air Canada pricing is same as other non budget airlines like British airways, Lufthansa but service is on par with budget airlines like Ryan Air. I'm amazed how they get away with it."
Pros: "Both planes were nice. Attendants were pleasant. Food and entertaining were great."
Cons: "Flight from Paris to Toronto was delayed 4 hours. That automatically caused us to miss our connecting flight from Toronto to Nashville. The 1st flight turned out to be more than 4 hours late. The 2nd flight was delayed as well. Not to mention we were directed many places throughout the Toronto airport trying to locate a boarding pass for the 2nd flight in hopes to make it to Nashville that day. All members of the Air Canada staff were helpful, however traveling for over 20 hours majority of which was spent in foreign airports made for a long and unpleasant day. It would have been different had it been our fault for being late or missing a flight, but we were very early for our international flights which simply added to the amount of time we had to sit, wait, and hope. A coupon was given to us, however being that I live in a different country I don't know how quick I will be able to redeem this."
Pros: "Very pleasant flight; excellent entertainment options to while away the time. Excellent crew: food and comfort as good as it gets these days in Economy."
Cons: "Boarding was confusing. Announcements were difficult to hear in the terminal; there was a step requiring all passengers to queue up as if boarding but instead it was a passport/boarding pass check. The two queues were not labeled, there was much line-switching, and the passport-check lines blocked the terminal for travelers for other flights... The incoming plane was late; we wondered why this passport check could not have proceeded while we waited instead of delaying our boarding once our plane arrived."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "I was too tall for the seats and the person in front of me was unable to put there seat back, they wanted me to trade with someone else but the. I just would have been a problem for someone else. The steward made me feel as though I was at fault because I should have payed the extra 100 to have emergency exit seating, they tried to get me to sit in the very back row of the plain and sit sideways across the two seats which means I would not be able to sit next to my fiancé. The whole thing was embarrassing and very rude, maybe people of 6'6" should be charged for emergency exit!!"
Pros: "Nice staff. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "No basic food for free."
Pros: "The crew was doing the best they could and was professional."
Cons: "Where to start, I have taken Air Canada 1 time before to Regina and you lost my luggage, luckily it was on the flight home. This time check in was very disorganized and unprofessional (I got scolded when my luggage bumped the post that forms the line that was set up after half the passengers were there making the last to show up first in line.) The flight was delayed and hour for a broken air mask upon departure . The monitor screens were hard to see and harder to hear. Upon arrival we sat for 30 minutes because they couldn't shut the engines down. Customs was a breeze but the walk from terminal to customize to the next terminal had me winded, luckily my connecting Air Canada flight was late also . And this was the better part of my experience. My flight to Athens was miserable ( lots of screaming children spread out through the plane). And when I thought it was over my luggage was separated and lost for 3 days. I should send you the underwear as a reminder of my experience"
Pros: "My seat on my first leg coming back to New Tork from Tokyo to Toronto."
Cons: "I booked my flight 8 months in advance and pre ordered a vegetarian meal a week before leaving for my trip. They "forgot" one of my meals (breakfast meal) on my return flight home. Hey also gave me a tuna sandwich for my snack, which means they also didn not have a vegetarian sandwich for me in between my dinner and breakfast meals. It was the first time every traveling overseas that they've made an error with my meal plan after flying on multiple airlines. My connection was a nightmare as I had to wait to go through security and customs which took over an hour and then my second flight was delayed. I will never fly through Canada again from the U.S. To another destination country."
Cons: "The departure time for the flight was 6:00am and there was no one in the check in counter until 4:15am. There was a long queue for the check in. Not a pleasant waiting time for the check in"
Pros: "The crew was friendly but not overly helpful. There was a nice selection of entertainment options."
Cons: "The food was horrible and made me throw up. The flight was freezing and the seats hardly reclined making it very uncomfortable. Especially since we were on the plane an extra 2 hours from a delay. The flight delay caused me to miss my connection flight. And then I wasn't put on the next available one, I had to wait around in the airport for a very long time, 4 hours to fly home. My baggage was lost. And my credit card was charged twice for my checked bag. The customer service employees in the airport refused to help me with either issues. I am extremely unsatisfied with my experience on Air Canada and will never be flying with it again."
Pros: "That the plane didn't crash."
Cons: "When I flew to Toronto the plane left 15 mins late but arrived an hour an twenty min late. No turbulence or trouble, just late. I stepped off that plane to my connector to Paris when boarding was suppose to start but that plane was on an hour delay. The food is just horrible, anyone who has flown knows this, and on both flights first class was the only priority. They got to everyone else when it was convenient. This was my first time flying with Air Canada and will certainly be my last. I'll happily pay a little more for the other airlines. So if you fly with them, good luck to you."
Cons: "My daughter got destroyed by a cup of coffee a passenger behind her was holding when turbulence struck quiet bad,neither he or the airline apologizes for either."
Cons: "The fight itself was fine. Not great. Not terrible. But the airline lost my son's suitcase and has been entirely unhelpful ever since then. Now we have been stuck in a foreign country without clothes and toiletries for 36 hours and Air Canada's "helpline" has been anything but helpful. They can not find any information on the location of the suitcase and hope that they will find it in another 48 hours. Rediculous!! I will never fly them again and suggest that you save your money, effort and vacation by flying with another airline."
Cons: "I called and confirmed a special meal 40 hours in advance. They said they had no request form me and gave me fruit,"