Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Toronto Island to Nova Scotia
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|April||Best time to beat the crowds (9% less expensive on average)|
|January||Most popular time to fly (42% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|C$ 421||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
|C$ 229||or less|
Good deal one-way
|C$ 167||or less|
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 3h 22m
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "All ok. Pilots did a great job landing in heavy winds and low temps. Bravo"
Cons: "Left late. Are later. No big problem"
Pros: "Staff were friendly and helpful with the situation and delay"
Cons: "The seats feel old and have a lot of wear in them. The plane does not seem clean. They joke about the fact that the delays happen often and they update delays very slowly."
Pros: "The check in process was very easy. The boarding process was very easy. The flight attendants were very pleasant."
Cons: "There was not anything to complain about."
Pros: "Started late but arrived before time"
Pros: "Easy. Relaxed. Cheap. Great!"
Pros: "Lounge Snacks"
Pros: "Once they were up and running, Porter was a great airline. Flight was short so i didn't expect anything fancy on the food menu anyway"
Cons: "My flight got delayed at least 5 times. Not a great first experience. Had an eerie likeliness of Spirit, which we all know is just not a real airline. not sure if I would fly again if that is the general perception of Porter airlines. I could care less about comfort as long as I get to where I am going on time, which I did not."
Pros: "The lounge before boarding was very diverse and qas definitely a nice treat. Info about entertainment is irrelevant since these are small planes for short distances. All in all very organized and comfortable airline."
Pros: "One of the hostesses from Toronto to Halifax was one of the sweetest and caring people. She was the younger of the two women (for lack of her name) and I wish I had taken her name to be able to let Porter know how nice she was! She really made the whole trip so pleasant."
Cons: "The lack of in flight entertainment/"
Pros: "At least on time."
Cons: "Air craft was so old."
Cons: "Trip was cancelled within one hour of boarding"
Pros: "i love flying porter"
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: "The flight was delayed over twenty minutes and the gate changed."
Pros: "Porter lounge in Toronto"
Pros: "due to weather then mechanical difficulty, we were quite delayed in take off, but the boarding area was comfortable and the airline did everything they could make our connection possible and we though delayed landed in Sault Ste. Marie that day. Not ideal, but admirable."
Cons: "Massive backlog of flights, Porter needs to figure out its flight scheduling."
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: "Entertainment n/a. My flight was really quick. We took off around 9:55pm and landed at 10:30pm which is crazy because it was supposed to be a 56min flight ! Porter makes you feel like you're in first class with their aervice. They also have a comfy lounge to wait in."
Cons: "There's no prayer or meditation room"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and plane was fairly easy to make travel with a 6 month old much easier."
Cons: "Not ev enough pre boarding time."
Pros: "Excellent service, speedy process, stress free, friendly atmosphere. Felt like I was in mad men :)"
Pros: "Free snacks, drinks."
Cons: "Nearly 2 hour delay :("
Pros: "finally arriving...eight hours late"
Cons: "It wasn't just the hour and a half delay from the first flight or sitting on the plane an extra hour after boarding. Nor was it the over 3 hour delay of the second flight (itself two hours after the initial connection due to the first leg being late and then the initial second leg being cancelled). Flight attendants on the first porter flight were not simply talking to passengers. They were talking down to passengers. Customer service reps in Toronto, while understandably dealing with many complaints, thought a roll of the eyes would go unnoticed. It didn't, and the entire experience was unacceptable. So you know, the dinner I flew out for to celebrate one of my best friends wedding, I completely missed. Thanks Porter and Kayak."
Pros: "Exquisite service and real glassware. Unbelievable! And the crew actually paid attention and was thorough during the safety procedures."
Pros: "Flight was on-time, the aircraft was clean and staff were pleasant."
Cons: "I found the bathroom to be very tiny even though I'm only 5'5 and 122 lbs."
Pros: "The service, crew, complimenatry snacks, and everything about flying with a non u.s. company is just great."
Pros: "Flight was on time and lounge in Toronto is great."
Cons: "The propeller machines somehow give the impression of not being exactly the latest in technology."
Pros: "Porter got me there and back safely. Very agreeable flight attendants. But the airport is a crazy house of escalators up and down: Down one such elevator to a sedately moving walkway. Slow. Then up a long escalator. Then up a second slightly shorter one. Then up still a third escalator. Then the crazy airport rigamarole we sheep endorse sans fin. Then down one more escalator .Finally a walk to the aircraft. Is this airport design rational?"
Cons: "The Q400 is evidently old. The windows are so full of condensation that one can barely see anything through the fog. This is disappointing in any form of transport. One is told one's bag is so small it can be carried on board. But on arriving at seat 18A, one finds the bin above this row is filled with Porter supplies of some kind. Finding alternative room for the small bag is difficult. Especially when one is 92 years old. Something seems wrong with this arrangement, too."
Pros: "Great service overall."
Pros: "What did I like? I was treated like a human being by one and all--a novel experience in today's travel. The flight attendants actually attended! The pilot sounded like she cared that she was flying us. The airport crew are polite. What's not to like? All other airline employees should have to take a ride on a Porter Flight in and out of Billy Bishop, the city island airport. They should experience the possibilities of positive air travel."
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like is that I don't go to Canada enough. So I'm going to have to go on American Airlines again for most of my destinations (the airline where we have frequent flier miles.) I'm going to have to be treated like a soiled object that no one wants to serve. I'm going to have to be told over and over again that I haven't got enough 'status' to board, or get a decent seat, or have a snack."
Pros: "The staff and crew were very kind!"
Cons: "Delayed again as always."
Pros: "I liked the lounge in the Toronto airport. ..most comfortable while you wait"
Pros: "Flight was in time both ways and the service was excellent by all staff on board."
Pros: "Love Porter, their lounge, service, snacks - everything is awesome and provides for excellent value!"
Cons: "We were suppose to arrive at 3 pm. The delay was 6 Hrs. We arrived around 9"
Pros: "Price, Quality of refreshments, complementary alcohol, staff attitude. Billie Bishop airport is a gem - glad you fly there."
Cons: "Tickets are non-refundable."
Pros: "Efficient staff, comfortable seats, free snack and beverage."
Cons: "The departures lounge was over-crowded. Many people were sitting in the ground, and it was difficult even to find a place to stand out of the way."
Pros: "Travel from Canada to the US went fine. Please see the bad for my comment about the one angel gate agent."
Cons: "Travel home was a nightmare. I checked in. Went through security. Went to board and a glitch happened in their system with my layover. They checked me in 5 times and on the 6th a total meltdown. I was now a security issue. I've never been arrested or even have the slightest past. I am a thin woman carrying a banana bread and bagels, which I offered to relinquish as my personal item. They couldn't figure out the glitch in their system and didn't want the plan to be delayed so they started to let it begin the take off process. I asked, "WHAT ABOUT ME???" They said they'd put me on the next flight out. I knew it was canceled, so I told them that was a bad plan. They knew as well, but were trying to let the plane go without me. The main agent was awful. So rude and did not care if I was stuck in Canada all night for their technical issue from a 1pm flight. Some angel flight attendant overheard, put her foot down, hand wrote me a ticket and ran me on the plane. Got to my layover in Toronto. Spoke with a manager about the issues, she said they were all cleared up. Tried to board the plan, same thing happened again. No one in either airport knows why, but they all admitted it was an issue in their computer system and not actually with me."
Pros: "I was traveling with my 8 month old, everyone on staff was very friendly, helpful & accommodating!"
Pros: "Flight was cancelled and after 5 hours of stand by I had to book different flight."
Cons: "Boarding the plane I was seated in 17a next to another passenger at the back of the plane. I was told it was not a full flight 9 passengers only! Yet I was seated at the back next to another passenger?! I asked if I could move and was told I had to stay at the back to keep the plane balanced. I weigh about 100 pounds and the man next me surely weighed no more than 150. How in the world did we keep a plane with over 70 seats balanced? I was frightened and never got up imagining horrible things. To make things worse we hit turbulence on the descent and I had wondered if the lack of people or seating arrangements affected this. It was a bad flight and if weight or distribution had anything to do with it then the other seven passengers should have been rearranged accordingly. I have always been able to change my seat when flying alone. This caused me excessive anxiety and concern about the safety of this flight and plane. I will not recommend Porter because of this and I have already expressed my unsatisfaction with colleagues. Sincerely Colleen Sullivan (732)688-2861 Francaiscs@gmail.com"
Pros: "Best airline I've flown with. So easy, they're so nice, plus there are some good free snacks and they drop you off right next to Toronto. Puts the American carriers to shame."
Cons: "the whether was a mess and the flight came an hour left. We got the last two seats and it was shaking like crazy."
Pros: "We loved the friendly service & getting thru customs without standing forever.The free goodies was an added bonus. THANK YOU!"
Pros: "the food is better now"
Cons: "the planes are too small"
Pros: "Not sure what you're expecting from an airline that services such small towns, but I thought everything was lovely. Planes are incredibly tiny, makes the landing a little more bumpy, but at least I wasn't paying $700 for AC jazz."
Cons: "Beware though, they use the word "chips" and the snack is actually vegetable chips. Sweet potato, parsnip, etc.. They were good, just not what one expects."
Pros: "Love that porter lounge"
Pros: "Lots of legroom. Great free movies."
Cons: "No free snacks. You had to pay for headphones."
Pros: "Boarding very fast"
Cons: "Very small plane. No snacks offered."
Cons: "I fly 5+ times a year and I always have to take Air Canada. It isn't by choice. There is ALWAYS a delay or something is broken or the inbound plan had an issue etc. It could be a lot worse but it could be a hell of a lot better."
Pros: "The steward on the plane was friendly, funny and accommodating to all. He took time to engage some young children before takeoff. Took into consideration who was travelling together and left a positive impression! Plane boarded early and was loaded and ready to roll AHEAD of scheduled take off time."
Cons: "Extremely cold on the plane"
Pros: "The entire boarding process, takeoff, staff were all good."
Cons: "The entertainment system went down mid flight and I was unable to finish watching a show. Not happy about this."
Pros: "Finding my luggage and sending it to me was the best part of this flight."
Cons: "Weather was the issue in Toronto on December 29, 2017. However, We're in Canada, Toronto specifically and we've dealt with weather like this NUMEROUS times. For Air Canada to cancel flights 2 times in a row without any further communications with any of us... To tell us when we'd be rebooked, how, etc. is horrible. I work in the transportation industry which is American based and we can handle this much better than Air Canada. Awful... Wendell/Gate Agent said he couldn't rebook my flight until the 31st, but when I got home I called air Canada and she was able to rebook me on the 30th with no issues. Nonsense. Wendell didn't care, he was tired, yawned in our faces like it was acceptable. Awful service. I'm flying with Air Canada on my way from India in the next couple of weeks I hope I get better service. Otherwise, completion will be my only option."
Pros: "Many airlines have code share flights but it is better to buy ticket directly from the original airline as they keep on ignoring the code share flight bookings"
Cons: "Till last moment we were kept hanging if we will board or not as no seat number was allocated. I believe it was as we were from the code share airline not the real one"
Cons: "The fact air canada booted me and my year and a half year old off the plane. They gave me no compensation for the fact that they did this. So not impressed I never made it to Montreal"
Pros: "No food given. Flight was delayed on the way there because a crew member called in sick -- making me miss part of my work conference. No entertainment on the way back to NL."
Cons: "Would have preferred Westjet but they do not offer a flight from NL to PEI."
Cons: "Delayed for almost 2hrs"
Pros: "Quick easy flight. Everything went smoothly."
Pros: "Kept us up to date and gave us a lunch voucher."
Cons: "We had a 4 hr weight in St John's"
Cons: "Connection was two short when flight was delayed 15 minutes would have missed next flight. Had to change to different later flight ended up getting into St. John at a very difficult time to try and find our way in a new place. Flew direct to St. John."
Pros: "There were no issues on this flight. My screen worked and the flight was ok."
Pros: "No wasted time, they load you up and get you where you want to be."
Cons: "Be sure to gate check anything larger than a small backpack or purse. There is little room on board for carry-on's"
Cons: "Delayed, missed connection"
Pros: "This was a boring flight which is a good thing, no drama, no mechanical problems, no weather problems. More leg room than an overseas flight."
Cons: "There was some confusion during boarding."
Pros: "Seats were nice to recline and the in flight tv is much nicer than tablets etc. The in flight safety video is good and quick easy"
Cons: "Seriously? No free snacks? It's ridiculous that you want us to purchase snacks. Something small should be complimentary. Staff was in ok moods but a little edgy. The air was too cold."
Pros: "Nothing other than the staff is nice."
Cons: "Nothing stands out about this flight."
Cons: "See above. I didn't fly as I had scheduled."
Cons: "Nothing stands out"
Cons: "I did not fly to Montreal and I did not catch flight to Barcelona I am fling again tonight Toronto - Barcelona direct"
Cons: "Booked 2+ months in advance and didn't get a flight on Easter weekend"
Pros: "Great fast flight"
Cons: "flight was cancelled and I was offered a flight through Montreal with Long connections so I cancelled and flew the next day again through Montreal but with better connections"
Cons: "Entertainment system is outdated and not functional"
Pros: "Once we got underway it was fine."
Cons: "6 hrs delay! The flight delays were mostly unannounced and we were sent from gate to gate multiple times without explanation of what was happening. We arrived at 3am."
Pros: "Delayed and still on time overall great experience"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "My tv screen was not working, so I had no entertainment for the ride."
Cons: "From Toronto to London the price they charge is about the same as I pay from Toronto to Dubai using emirate or ettihad which is twice the distance. Toronto to London is a busy route so why charge such a high fare? Food. Be prepared for food that comes straight out of a cafeteria's frozen items. Entertainment. Slightly better than Turkish airline's which isn't an achievement by any means. Old aircrafts which don't have air vents. They really don't offer anything to you except charge you a lot for the busiest routes in the world. Try other airlines."
Pros: "I really like how friendly the flight staff was. The women and men were always smiling and courteous! They loaded the plane quickly and easily all while being helpful and smiling. On my flight from Moncton to Montreal I needed several vomit bags just in case some of my cousins wedding drinks wanted to come up. The stewardess quickly grabbed several for me and was very kind. Luckily nothing came up and I felt great at the end of the flight!"
Cons: "I don't fly as often as used to, but I've noticed that flight services have definitely gone down hill. Flying Air Canada was refreshing, so I don't have anything negative to say except I really wish I'd won tickets for my family and I back to Canada on Air Canada, hahaha!"
Pros: "Personnel were friendly aircraft was clean"
Pros: "Leg room was better than most airlines as was the food and entertainment choices."
Cons: "Our entertainment system was broken."
Cons: "Flight was 1 hour late departing."
Pros: "Space between seats in economy class"
Cons: "It was cancelled."
Pros: "Comfortable flight and attentive crew."
Cons: "Other than delays and gate changes, flight was fine."
Pros: "Boeing 767 is a great aircraft in every way!"
Cons: "A shame to connect in Toronto!"
Pros: "Flight attendant's were friendly amid the circumstances."
Cons: "Our first flight was cancelled 15 minutes before scheduled take-off. upon being bumped to another flight two hours later, that flight was delayed two hours after an issue during take-off. We remained on the plane while mechanic/engineering staff rectified the problem. We booked a flight to save time on driving. We would have arrived earlier had we drove. I understand things happen, but the airline eneds to take responsibility and show some good customer service. Aside from the pilot, no apology given, no reimbursement offered. Disappinting. Air Canada is now a last-resort option for a frequent flyer like myself."
Pros: "No issues."
Cons: "Everything was cool."
Cons: "My tv didn't work"
Cons: "The plane was on the edge of departure when I rushed aboard. The server waiting at boarding had a patronizing attitude. As if to say, "Why are you late?""
Pros: "The fact that I could charge my i phone..."
Cons: "The lax attitude to service and customer satisfaction there was a problem with the entertainment system, took over an hour to get attention... But no positive resolution..."
Cons: "seats to close together very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Billy Bishop airport is awesome!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and crew didn't accommodate a rebooking despite availability .. Although original flight did board soon after."
Pros: "Flight was uneventful--just what I like!"
Cons: "There was nothing that I can think of.."
Cons: "Delayed by 45 minutes, but there were no official announcements or information from Air Canada until boarding started. As usual, Air Canada does not seem to respect it's clients enough to bother informing of information regarding their flights."
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