Pros: "Great crew. Easy boarding. Free snacks and drinks."
Cons: "No entertainment. No outlets/USB. Older plane."
Pros: "Bubbly flight personnel. Helpful front desk staff."
Cons: "Keep on going"
Pros: "Crew was great. Enjoyed the free wine"
Cons: "Include baggage and seat in price. Such a bummer to pay more at the airport"
Pros: "The crew was great and friendly."
Cons: "Nothing, I think for the flight duration it was good."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 2 hours . We missed our appointment and want to be compensated!!!"
Cons: "No carry on baggage fee"
Pros: "Smooth flying. welcoming crew."
Cons: "We could have left on time & we’re Not being informed as to when we’ll be going. Your web site isn’t giving me any info about the connection I’m missing with porter too."
Pros: "Porter airlines is efficient and the customer service is the best I have experienced."
Cons: "I miss the free amenities that they used to offer at the Billy Bishop airport, but the newly renovated airport is nice!"
Pros: "The cookies"
Cons: "They bumped our flight for no reason and we sat for 3 extra hours in Toronto as several flights to our destination passed"
Pros: "Thank you for using glasses and not plastic!!!!!!"
Cons: "Wish I could fly them all the time. Really a great experience."
Pros: "The snacks were great and crew was friendly!"
Cons: "My seat was covered in crumbs, cleanliness overall could have been better."
Pros: "Nothing about Porter"
Cons: "You should let people to cancel a trip even if they buy a basic tariff ticket. It’s just fair. It happens to me. That was my first experience with Porter."
Cons: "Scary take-off and landing. That's what you get when flying in the worst storm of the winter though."
Pros: "Good timing. No delays"
Cons: "Paid $95 in baggage fees Too many hidden fees They made me pay for carry on Will never travel with Porter Airlines again"
Pros: "It was quick and easy to board the plane with no dlays"
Cons: "A little bumpy"
Pros: "I slept the whole flight"
Pros: "Pretty much on time and smooth landing."
Pros: "My flight was delayed due to bad weather but they offered complimentary drink service at the airport and I really appreciated it. I would like to fly with Porter Airlines again."
Pros: "Nice snacks and espresso in lounge in Toronto"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 5 hours due to heat and not good communication to passengers about flight status - plane was tiny. Landing was bumpy. also lounge in Toronto was over crowded"
Pros: "Snacks and drink were provided, even on a short trip"
Cons: "I had a window seat, and the side protrudes towards the bottom amongst the inside, so I had less space on my window side"
Pros: "Shuttle/downtown convenience / ease of boarding procedures due to small size / coffee in lounge!"
Pros: "The flight was great. Left on time and arrived on time. Great service from the flight attendants."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 35 mins"
Pros: "Either my mistake or a computer glitch gave me a ticket for an evening flight when I was looking for a morning flight. I was able to avoid switching fees by showing up at the airport for the first flight, and I was able to be seated comfortably. The staff at the check in was very nice and helpful. There is no entertainment so I gave that a one. On the short flight that I was on there was a choice of snacks, I chose almonds, thank you very much for the almonds and beverage. Happy travels, everyone!"
Cons: "They wanted me to check my carry on which could easily have fit under the seat in front of me."
Cons: "I mistakenly bought a ticket on the wrong date. I tried to change it but with their $200 change policy, it was cheaper to buy a new one. Regretfully, I bought it with Porter again, only because it was the cheapest available and I was already out a lot of money. It had to be a later flight, and people were waiting for me in Ottawa for a wedding party. The flight seemed like it was on time, but instead of getting us there, they made us sit on the plane for 45 minutes to wait for other passengers coming from another flight. I would consider a few minutes nice and the right thing to do, but not 45, as this was a complete disregard for the rest of us. They said it was the last flight to Halifax. Great, that lets me know they just didn't want to put them up in a hotel. They have ridiculously high fees, but they won't deliver the service promised in a timely manner to save themselves money. Seems like they are pinching pennies at the cost of quality service."
Pros: "The free drinks."
Cons: "The lack of free wifi."
Cons: "it was the last connecting flight and it was cancelled."
Pros: "Small lines, great lounge with light breakfast and refreshments for all passengers, very pleasant atmosphere. Quick boarding and almost instantaneous takeoff... nice on board service, with a variety of free snacks and drinks (including alcohol...)"
Cons: "3 different delays. Sat on runway for over 3 hours in Toronto and then Newark. The one bathroom on the plane was full and started to overflow so we were sitting on runway for an hour and a half with no bathroom and could not get off."
Pros: "Very smooth flight."
Cons: "Delayed at the beginning with no explanation."
Pros: "Helpful staff and generous with the snacks and beverages. Everything was on time and ran smoothly."
Cons: "Good first-time experience!"
Pros: "very nice crew, comfortable seats"
Pros: "My layover in Toronto was less than 15 minutes because there was a delay in landing due to a minor reason. However, as soon as I arrived Washington, my baggage was the first thing I saw at the baggage claim- inspire of the very short time to transfer the luggage."
Cons: "The toilet"
Pros: "Lounge in Toronto had comfortable seating and complimentary coffee was served in actual cups and saucers, very nice!"
Pros: "On time good service 5 stars"
Pros: "There were mechanical delays, so Porter gave an $8 voucher to spend in the airport, which was a nice touch since I had never received that from other airlines who also had mechanical delays. Porter was pretty smooth despite delays due to weather on the way back. Attendants were generous with the food servings. I love that this airline serves free wine."
Cons: "I liked everything."
Pros: "Real glasses on the plane that was nice"
Cons: "Well first they rebooked me due to weather from Quebec City to Toronto, but had no ability to print me a boarding pass. So I had to wait in line in Toronto for a bairisng pass only to realize she printed out a boarding pass for my ORIGINAL flight. When I asked the agent about it, she said "oh, well you better run to catch is then." WTF! First time on Porter and never again. They're supposed to be some sort of luxury experience which is laughable."
Pros: "Overall great experience after a hectic weekend in New York City! Very relaxing, check-in to Uber"
Pros: "The experience was great overall. The aircraft are modern and the crew are congenial. There are advantages to riding in such small aircraft, as boarding and deplaning are quick and easy."
Cons: "There really is nothing to complain about."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "I'm a tall man and I found the seats small and uncomfortable"
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: "Service. Location of both Toronto Island and Chicago Midway are closer to downtown than the bigger airports in each city."
Cons: "Porter was a nice, small, well-kept secret. Now they have expanded quite a bit and the lounge is always full, to the extent that people are sitting all over the ground. Flights are almost always late to take-off. I guess all good things must come to an end."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Other passengers continue to be the hardest part of flying now.
Great flight, arrived early.....perfect
Had to wait over an hour before finding a gate
Cons: "The plane didn’t have water in the bathrooms in the back of the plane so we had to use wet wipes to clean our hands afterwards. Entertainment system was slow. No complementary meals offered even though it was an international flight."
Cons: "Not much keg room for a medium size female."
Pros: "Great crew. Thanks Kizel"
Pros: "The movies."
Cons: "It’s a crowded plane with tiny seats. The passengers in my row who had not been able to bathe did not make the 5 hours go by quickly."
Pros: "The trip was a smooth and on time."
Cons: "The lack of finesse and discretion among the crew. The food quality was poor."
Cons: "Really doesn't fit into the "didn't like" category but my boarding pass said Zone 6, however there was no Zone 6 called nor signage for it. Even the person checking our boarding passes was surprised. Just a comment really!"
Pros: "the hostesses were friendly. safe flight"
Cons: "they always start at first class with drinks and food , by the time they reach further back your flight is half over, can they not do one cart from front and one from back. I realize we were not in first class but please don't ignore us"
Pros: "The seating was good and the pilot was friendly."
Cons: "There was not a good movie selection and there was not a lot of information regarding the altitude and there was not very much warning during turbulence."
Pros: "Arrived at destination"
Cons: "Ground crew were horrible and unnecessarily rude It’s difficult to deal with hoards of people, I get it, but we were pleasant and cheerful and were treated with harsh indifference, decided to seek another agent and he was dismissive Everyone was treated like they were annoying and troublesome children! If AC would just find nice people who have a hint of compassion we’d accept being late and squashed"
Cons: "crew was rude and unhelpful with delayed flight"
Cons: "My direct flight was cancelled and rebooked with a connecting flight."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Cons: "The flight was late."
Pros: "Arrived early at check in counter and was offered to catch an earlier flight"
Cons: "Was not able to use a toddler booster for my daughter"
Pros: "Best price , left on time and even arrived early !"
Cons: "Flying is and will always be the worst part of any trip."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable with a good amount of leg room and width. Not the friendliest crew and was given equal when I asked for splenda. Not the same thing when you are allergic to equal and who doesn't carry splenda these days? I did get home safe and sound which is really the most important part."
Pros: "The crew was very helpful. They gave me some medicine when I got a headache."
Cons: "One piece of my chicken tasted weird, chewy, and just not like food should be. The rest of it was ok."
Pros: "The flight itself was good. Service at the end of the flight was the worst ever."
Cons: "They got in late to lax. Made no apparent effort to get us on alternative airlines or flights. I was rebooked on a flight 24 hours out No help finding hotels, meals or even terminal. It was a codeshare with united but neither would united help in any way because it was booked through air Canada."
Cons: "Customs detained my girlfriend and I for an hour causing us to supposedly miss our flight. We spoke to a Air Canada Rep and they told us our flight had left and they couldn't hold it for us. That is fine but they said they would not provide us with a hotel for missing this. Ok that is there policy but we ran to the terminal E95, for our Flight to Portland which had actually had not left and they were actually holding it for another person. So Air Canada lied about our flight leaving and that there was not another one till the next day. Overall I will never go to this airport nor will I use Air Canada ever again."
Pros: "All was well. Thanks"
Pros: "Smooth sailing across the board."
Pros: "Service and pricing presented a good value to cost ratio"
Cons: "The sound quality of the onboard entertainment is shameful espwcially for thisi day and age. The image quality wasn't great either."
Cons: "Not aconfortable plane"
Pros: "Boarding process was good"
Cons: "No free snacks offered"
Pros: "The ONLY part of flying Air Canada that I used to like was your partnership with SAS, over the past ten years I have lost more airtravel points through Star Alliance troubles than I could have made in the decade before. Luckily when I fly from my birth place of St. John's NL, you're ground staff are the absolute best! I can give "shout outs" to each and every one of them. From those ready for retirement to the new staff just in from "who knows where", they get the whole "customer service" priority that your airline needs to focus on. Your management in Halifax "Sharon" is out of this world too, other than that whether through Lufthansa, Air Canada or anywhere I would travel, seeing that red leaf on your wing would make me ashamed to be Canadian."
Cons: "I paid extra for a seat to ensure leg room, all I got was ear ache! The flight - although half empty had no place for my briefcase, but I was "ordered" to push my sealskin bag under the dirty greasy seat in front of me. When I requested they store it upfront for take-off & landing - the french female steward started flirting with the man sitting next to me and didn't even offer a response. When drinks came around - I was handed a half empty glass with juice on it's exterior and borrowed a napkin from the next seat. Later I did get a napkin "thrown gently" over the person she enjoyed speaking with. I was happy to wait until connecting passengers disembarked before the local traffic, but was appalled when the more senior female steward stopped a local passenger who I know has anxiety about flying - to insist she let the other passengers off first. Air Canada needs to be educated on what human behaviour entails, before they can graduate to customer service. Together with my first name, you can know my last name is Floyd"
Pros: "food was fairly good. crew very nice."
Cons: "The selection of movies was poor. not enough current releases. would have liked to have an alcoholic drink for free. (one would be nice)"
Pros: "I liked the newer plane as the head rests were more comfortable with the movable sides."
Pros: "Seats are comfortable and I had plenty of leg room."
Cons: "No snacks offered with drink. Boarding wasn't well organized. Toronto airport is horrible... long lines at customs and security caused me to miss my connection for the second time in a row."
Pros: "Air canada needs a serious serious overhaul of the way they treat their customers especially those working at the Toronto airport I find their employees have an "entitlement" mentality that other carriers do not Customer service seems to be a priority not talking to your coworkers about the weekend while serving your customers"
Cons: "There was one employee who suggested to take an earlier flight and was very helpful Little things go along way"
Pros: "For a long-distance air trip in economy class, it was a generally satisfactory experience."
Cons: "The flight attendants were less than pleasant."
Pros: "The fare was low."
Cons: "The incoming flight was two hours late, but AC did not notify us to tell us of the delay."
Cons: "Staff was rude. And I was seated next to an alchoholic"
Pros: "The high tech of the airplane."
Cons: "I was situated in between 6 screaming kids. As you can imagine. Not fun."
Pros: "Great service good food and drinks love it!"
Cons: "There was a baby kept crying the whole trip but I know that's something you can't help. Hahaha but everything else was good"
Cons: "There was no tv and one of the flight attendants was very rude. She acted like it was a chore to talk to us and was rude to other passengers as well."
Pros: "Landed alive in vancouver"
Cons: "Second time in two months that they delayed my flight by at least 3 hours."
Pros: "Lots of leg room. Friendly and helpful staff. Smooth flight and comfortable seats."
Cons: "We didn't like all the walking to get to and from the plane in Terminal 2, Heathrow. Anywhere else in the world would transport people by bus if it was going to be a twenty minute walk to the departure gate."
Cons: "Nothing, everything was bad. Flight were late and service was really bad. I will never fly Air Canada again!"
Cons: "We were stranded on the plane for 4 hours in Dublin without ever moving, they had to many checked bags and it took them that long to figure it out, there was no food and we had hungry kids, they would not allow us to de plane..... It was very frustrating. We are still in route and plan on arriving at our destination 20 hours late, they have no options available to get us home sooner"
Pros: "We actually arrived alive."
Cons: "We arrived into London so late that we were forced to take a taxi at a huge expense. During the 3 hr delay the only food provided was a small bag of pretzels and water."
Pros: "Comfortable seats in bulkhead, large overhead cabin space, friendly staff, lots of water offered"
Cons: "No extra blankets available. Would have preferred more Asian cuisine on HK/Toronto flight. Staff too busy with full economy cabin, so not responsive when pressed call button. Movie and TV selection not as extensive as Cathay, though kids same games much better."
Pros: "The food was pretty good for airline food. The stewardesses were nice and attentive, and they provided an ipad for in-flight entertainment free of charge (usually $10) when my boyfriend's laptop couldn't use the system. Air Canada employees at check-in were polite and worked quickly."
Cons: "We had a terrible experience on our first flight from Chicago to Toronto, causing us to miss our connection and delaying our travel essentially 24hrs in total. We were expecting the worst this time around as well, but things went without a hitch. Only complaint is that the in-flight wifi kept cutting out so I had to keep restarting the videos I was watching, almost every 15min or so. My boyfriend's Air Canada-provided iPad had great service though, and access to newer released movies."
Pros: "I liked the cabin crew. They worked really hard with what little they have to work with."
Cons: "Old planes, aisles way too narrow and too long, made drink service take forever!! Dicey for a diabetic, even when I brought my own water on. Food was yuck. Plane smelled, but the bathrooms were stinky! Can't you put up a sign asking men to sit down?! Urine on the floor, as always. Window blinds were sticky. Will never fly Air Canada again if I have any other option!"
Pros: "Helpful friendly staff. flight on time."
Cons: "I booked with Airmiles and only had 1 flight time to choose from. Then when I changed my flight time I had to pay double what it would normally have cost me had I booked and paid for my flight instead of using Airmiles. Why are there not more flight times to choose from in the first place when booking through Airmiles?"
Pros: "Flight crew as great. Our flight was a third full and after 2 weeks of traveling together they allowed us to separate so that we could both stretch out and have some breathing room."