1. Was forced by gate attendant to check my carry on bag while boarding along with person behind me. The flight was half full and there would have been plenty of room for the bag. She was rushed and must have made a mistake and both of our bags were lost and not delivered for 30 hours after landing, forcing me to wear same clothes 2 days in a row at a business conference. Baggage people for Air Canada also would not take a report of the missing bag until it had been missing for over an hour, causing me to miss soonest train into downtown. 2. The posted boarding time was 9:00 AM for the 9:30 flight but they started boarding around 8:30 to try to finish early and get us there faster. In the hurry didn't get the chance to use the restroom beforehand, but once boarded we sat on the runway waiting for takeoff for over an hour and did not actually depart until around 10:00AM. Was unable to use restroom or anything else while just sitting in a line on the runway. 3. Email communications prior to flight said there would be wi-fi available but there was most certainly no wifi to use, had planned the time to be able to catch up on work but was not able to accomplish anything
Air Canada lost both of my pieces of luggage including all my medication which required me to return home early. Spent one whole day in an airport trying to see if they could locate it, only to be told a firearm I had packed and had gained a Non Resident firearms permit at my point of entry had been seized. Canadian Customs and Border confirmed it had not been seized and this was strictly the fault of the airline. Complete nightmare, will never fly on Air Canada again.
Slow boarding and sat on tarmac for over an hour after landing.
Flight canceled literally last minute without any notice in advance
The flight should have been on time. We barely made our connection and our bags were lost as a result.
Seats for international travel QUITE uncomfortable. Headrest not removable or adjustable for short folks. The seats, even for slim or small folks, quite tight & legroom is a joke. Food is yuck. Free drink a plus! Crew very nice . Pillow & blanket provided. Lots of good in flight entertainment.
Everything was great other than the delay in leaving Saskatoon
Cons: "I used Kayak to find my ticket and fill out my information (all kayak logos on top of the page and so on). However, when my confirmation email and e-ticket came in, they were issued by Budgetair.com. I had no experience with them and took it to be a reliable website since they were working with Kayak. However, I had to change/cancel my flight because of delayed passport delivery, and this is when everything turned very Ugly! I had to spend an hour over the phone to get connected to an agent with BudgetAir, who disconnected the line within 2 minutes saying: “please hold so I can pull up your information”. This game went on for 6 hours. I tried to connect with the airline directly to make the change, which was not possible since Budgetair had placed a restriction on this ticket. After 6-7 hours, which meant no work for me or lunch because I was sitting behind my desk with a phone on my hand, I got through an agent who was rude and impolite. He took 15 minutes to find flights for the new dates (I did it in 2 minutes on their website), and then told me to pay $315 in extra fess. When I inquired that the prices on your website for the exact same ticket is way cheaper than my original ticket price, he got angry and aggressive. Basically implying that I have no choice to take their offer as is, or let go of my original ticket price of over $2000. Long story short, DO NOT buy from BudgetAir if you like having a peace of mind!"
Pros: "Quick boarding and takeoff"
Cons: "The sound connections for the in flight entertainment was faulty. Bring your own device would be better. Seats were uncomfortable, they need replacing."
Cons: "flight cancelled. had to go down to ticketing. rebooked given a $10 food voucher and told we would get a hotel room when we got to Toronto since we were getting in real late because of the delay"
Pros: "Movie, but not a bit of food that we didn't have to pay for except for a tiny bag of pretzels."
Cons: "Not v99j.j on direct flight from Calgary to Toronto on our way home ad we were on our way out."
Pros: "Crew were nice."
Cons: "Food was terrible."
Pros: "Comfortable aisle seat"
Cons: "Better first class deals"
Cons: "Not much knee room"
Cons: "waiting so long for baggage"
Pros: "Smaller airport with quick checkin and pleasant staff."
Cons: "No entertainment system and have to pay to access in flight wifi to access a movie."
Cons: "Paid full fare ticket and boarding as a Zone 5."
Cons: "Flight was delayed both lengths. We have been offered one cup of water and no other drinks on 8 hours flight from Toronto to Budapest! There were no flight attendants asking us if we need anything. We had to wait 1 hour and 20 minutes at Budapest airport for our luggage."
Pros: "I actually flew through meontreal but it was a great flight and the salad was very good"
Pros: "Clean well maintained aircraft, friendly staff"
Cons: "Not even SNACKS are free anymore on Air Canada!"
Pros: "I made the connection. I got to London on time,so did my luggage! The people with Air Canada are GREAT."
Cons: "I flew Air Canada the whole way. I checked in HOURS ahead of time. The first leg was delayed, but I made the second connection only to find that we had been "off loaded" which meant that even though we were on all the correct flights, we couldn't sit together anymore. We were put on the flight and all worked out, but I was not pleased!"
Cons: "Even as a member and my status within the Aeroplan program (which I am allowed to have up to 3 bags checked free of charge) I was charged."
Pros: "politeness of staff"
Cons: "all was great"
Pros: "I was happy to be on the flight."
Pros: "Good flight once we got on board."
Cons: "Plane was about an hour late taking off, seems the maintenance guy lives 45 minutes from the airport and we all had to wait on him to get there to look at a paint chip on the nose, which took about a minute. They might want to have someone on hand."
Cons: "Unhelpful crew,dreadful entertainment and dire food!"
Pros: "tout était bien - very good"
Cons: "all was good"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "The meal (pasta) was good. The seat was roomy enough. The crew offered water and other beverages frequently. The"
Cons: "The snack (cold sandwich with nothing else) was disappointing. VERY limited entertainment options: rent an iPad and hope it has a movie you want to see, or nothing. Not good for a long flight Also had to restock the lavatory myself"
Pros: "on time, boarded quickly"
Cons: "Air Canada closed the door ten minutes before departure although the knew we were in the terminal trying to get to the gate. Air Canada charged us $315 for a flight two hours later."
Pros: "Seats are confortable, meals good and the crew are very nice"
Pros: "Flight was delayed on take off due to late incoming connections. Appreciated that they waited for us."
Cons: "The cabin was hot while awaiting take-off, no air nozzles overhead the seats, felt as if no air was circulating throughout cabin."
Cons: "There was no complimentary checked luggage. Not impressed because usually this is only done by the cheap budget airlines not a national airline."
Pros: "at least a packet of crisps with your drinks of juice and water"
Cons: "no movies and music-earphones"
Cons: "Zero communication on status of flight! Just changed the time on flight multiple times but no updates given! Canceled flight 10 hours later! Had to make own hotel reservation in Toronto with only possible reimbursement."
Cons: "There was some dripping from the ceiling on those of us in the back of the plane. It might have been condensation from the air conditioning or air flow nozzles. In the groove of the ceiling immediately over the seats there seemed to be some dirt or mold."
Pros: "Entertainment options, crew were excellent."
Cons: "Food wasn't great. Dinner options were a bit of chicken with couscous and veggies or cavatappi with tomatoes. Breakfast was a piece of banana bread, which was good, but I'd have loved something with protein or a piece of fruit."
Pros: "Friendly crew and nice experience overall, entertainment top notch"
Cons: "Could not buy food with my debit card.....was hungry"
Cons: "I missed this flight due to my other flight being late."
Pros: "Newer plane, clean bathrooms for most of the flight. Good food choices for meals."
Cons: "No amenities like eye mask, ear plugs, toothbrush etc. No snacks between meals except for pretzels. Armrest buttons get pressed all the time by accident."
Pros: "The boarding process, with a child is good. They allow you to board earlier than your designated zone."
Cons: "The check in process took over 30 minutes with a desk agent and the "system wasn't working properly." There were no food options from the menu available. The crew did not appear as knowledgeable as other crews I've flown with."
Cons: "your app is useless because it didn't even notify me on the changes to my flight."
Cons: "They wouldn't offer me any change of the flight unless I paid more than double what I originally paid for the airfare. I just lost an entire airfare because they're change fee's are too much, and they are also not allowing me to change the flight to cheaper prices that I've found available on both Kayak and Air Canada. I will never fly Air Canada again."
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time, staff were organized and efficient, luggage came out fast"
Pros: "The service was good on the flight."
Cons: "The delay... I don't think that was air Canada's fault though. The weather had an effect on that."
Pros: "the aircraft is beautiful and new. the services were great. there was plenty of movies to chose from."
Cons: "a little tight in my space. It's ok for a short flight, but not in far away flights"