Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "For some reason, we were asked several times for Passports. This didn’t make any sense since we are US citizens with drivers license. They even had TSA talk to us. This has to be fixed. Otherwise, Delta experience was great."
Pros: "Don’t go overboard"
Cons: "Good for now"
Cons: "Top carrier"
Pros: "Well organized and easy to check in."
Cons: "Nothing, really. Airlines unfortunately can’t make people patient or polite, & I can’t afford a private jet, so I’ll have to settle for an eye roll or twelve."
Cons: "No mechanical failures or delays would be nice"
Cons: "The inoperative TV screens should be repaired."
Pros: "Was boarded promptly"
Pros: "this is the airline"
Cons: "Plane was late taking off. Crew did not provide water when requested. They were busy with beverages that they could sell at a cost."
Cons: "Better allergy aware food."
Pros: "I love ice cream and chocolate"
Cons: "Healthy vegetarian meal choice"
Pros: "Seating was fine"
Cons: "Did not have a wheelchair waiting for my wife when we arrived in LAX"
Pros: "room and services"
Cons: "can't think of anything"
Cons: "Even the baggage was quick (highly unusual for Columbus, Ohio)! Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Delays due to Democrats not making deal"
Pros: "Good service this morning"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "We left early"
Pros: "Arrived ahead of time"
Cons: "We left 30 minutes late due to congestion and I missed a layover. Otherwise it was a great experience"
Cons: "My sit changed last minute, noisy babies"
Pros: "The cheese bites were amazing!"
Cons: "After we boarded and were already sitting in our sits the stewardess came and removed our bags from the overhead compartment for another person with a larger bag! We ended up storing our bags under the sits in-front. The way it was done it was rude and with no consideration for our comfort."
Cons: "Delays, delays, delays... first class ticket from BOS to MSP got me a 6 hour delay and a middle seat in econ main cabin at the back of the plane. Delta you suck!"
Pros: "Easy and quick"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "insufficient overhead luggage space"
Pros: "Food was plenty."
Cons: "Long security lines at Logan. No free WiFi"
Pros: "We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack."
Pros: "Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports."
Pros: "Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice"
Cons: "WiFi awful. Useless."
Cons: "The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings."
Pros: "on time, good food, good films enough space to sleep in economy."
Cons: "the stewardess only went up one side of the plane offering eye shades and when i asked for one she seemed really miffed."
Pros: "The selection of movies to watch was very good."
Cons: "No snacks passed out"
Pros: "The staff. They were very helpful and polite!"
Cons: "We didn’t leave on time"
Pros: "i liked the aircraft and the fact that you could watch movies on your phone!"
Cons: "you couldn't hear the staff when they started boarding the plane"
Pros: "Whole thing was easy, plane was nicely updated on the interior"
Pros: "The staff are wonderful and helpful. Best wishes to Delta. Please keep the great employees."
Pros: "I like Delta. They are organized and professional. They treat traveler with dignity."
Pros: "the service in general very nice"
Cons: "Much older plane. Not as comfortable as some other planes I've been on."
Pros: "Nice people. Very helpful."
Cons: "LOST MY BAG IN BOSTON BEFORE EVEN TAKING OFF!!!! Did not make it, and then won't deliver it when it makes it to Kathmandu! This is most distressing."
Pros: "Everything else"
Cons: "Missed our connection. Spent the night in Minneapolis. Luckily we had no urgent reason to get home to."
Cons: "Jet airways sucks"
Cons: "Return checking by Porter staff"
Pros: "Lead flight attendant was attentive, cheerful, and helpful!"
Pros: "The crew was very professional."
Cons: "For a quick hop from Boston to toronto this was ideal."
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: "Convenient! Love flying to Toronto on Porter. Nice glassware for drinks. Unique feel. Will definitely fly again!"
Cons: "Especially for USA and Canada travel, allow some luggage, you guys embarrassed my child by charging her luggage fee because she had to bring a device she requires. She felt embarrassed."
Pros: "Really like the wine and chips included."
Cons: "No entertainment options, but not a big deal considering how short all their routes are."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. It happens, I know. First time using this airline, ended up landing 1.5 hour later than planned. The boarding process in Toronto was bizantyne, with some discrepancy in the checks and balance forcing a manual check in of all passengers. Amateurish."
Pros: "Seamless checkin and boarding. Captain got us home 20mins early. Love Porter!"
Cons: "I wish the airplane had USB plugs to charge my phone. Maybe one day Porter will retrofit the airplanes with more conveniences."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and boarding was efficient. Great value for the cost of the ticket."
Cons: "The crew was very attentive to the passenger beside me who was demanding. Unfortunately, their attention meant they overlooked my requests and forgot to provide me with a drink. Also, for a 10am flight, other passengers should know not to arrive before 8am. The counter at doesn't open before then."
Pros: "Crew was nice, free drinks of all sorts."
Cons: "Plane was 3 hours late leaving and we were given five different reasons for it. There were no weather problems. Overheads won't hold what most airlines will, and Porter's low fares lose value due to extra charges like seat reservation and luggage."
Pros: "Very friendly crew, we were a bit delayed but they dealt with us as quickly and politely as possible."
Cons: "A better idea of what was happening when the plane had to be delayed-we all lined up, then they got notice that we couldn't leave yet."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and rescheduled 2 days later!"
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: "Snacks and drinks on the plane are nice. Baggage was already on the belt at Billy Bishop. In general a lot less queuing and waiting than YYZ."
Cons: "New luggage rates make Porter an unattractive option compared to other competitors on short haul. Seats need to be cleaned more often, the surface was sticky."
Pros: "Crew and service were good"
Cons: "Improper information stating the fare could not have carry on bags. Small plane"
Cons: "I lost my flight because the person know how old me"
Pros: "Great crew. Helped me move to a seat closer to the front as ones further back make me claustrophobic."
Cons: "I don’t like your new policy of not opening up fee free seats 24 hrs before the flight. You used to do that and now if you don’t pay the extra $25 you get stuck in the back row even though there are lots of available seats. You can do better than this Porter. Especially for loyal customers."
Pros: "free snacks and drinks, friendly attendants"
Cons: "over an hour delayed flight take off, state of the seats"
Pros: "Staff was curtious and helpful. Also enjoyed free snacks"
Cons: "No charge port or app to watch movies"
Cons: "There is only 1 lavatory on the plane and early in the flight they had to shut it down! Luckily there were no incidents but how can you not have a working lavatory?! What would they do if someone really had to go?"
Pros: "the location was perfect, i was able to walk to downtown and other tourist attractions"
Cons: "it was too expensive"
Pros: "The flight was good and excellent, boarding on time, arriving on time, the staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The on-board magazine read that they should have had almonds as a snack option but the attendant said they do not take nuts as they could be allergic. But on my flight to Boston they served almond snacks. It is confusing."
Cons: "Interior noise from plane is annoying"
Pros: "Prompt service and proximity of airport to the city. We literally walked to our hotel"
Pros: "Loved the Terra chips. Also the price!"
Cons: "Why did I have to take my headphones off during takeoff and descent? No other airline I’ve ridden has had that policy."
Pros: "The lounge. The shortbreads."
Cons: "The wait for departure. The arrival gate in halifax is a long walk to bags and rentall cars. 81 yr mom wirh me."
Pros: "complimentary wine and beer!"
Cons: "delays, delays, delays!!!! Billy Bishop's - no place to sit!!!!"
Pros: "Quiet plane! Excellent crew."
Cons: "Logan Terminal E..."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and sincere."
Pros: "The seat has enough leg room. The service was very nice on the plane with nice selections of snacks and soft drinks. It also offers wines and beers free of charge. The crew were very friendly."
Pros: "I love the space on the plane. Not many passengers. I had the row all to myself!"
Cons: "The last minute call for passport validation. I thought I was all set and then a call came over the loud speaker to come forward and check passports. I didn't know where to go and I thought I with going to miss the plane. Other passengers asked me what was going on and where should they go. I figured it out and just made it back for boarding in the nick of time. I wish the call had of been made earlier or that a big sign was posted."
Pros: "Price and timing"
Cons: "Noisy children; mediocre food"
Pros: "I like Mr. Porter"
Cons: "Schedule could be a bit more precise, but as long as Porter manages its fine..."
Pros: "Staff was extremely professional and knew their job."
Cons: "Flights were short so did not have entertainment, which is fine."
Pros: "Seats were good, service was excellent I felt, good drink selections. I'd say it's regional version of Southwest. Please be mindful the overhead space is like that of Spirit (very small!)."
Cons: "Landing. Both times the landing steps were shaky and uncomfortable. Taking off was no problem at all so really not sure why landing was so hard to swallow... as in I wouldn't bring my baby on board just because of this."
Cons: "When i booked my ticket online there was no indication or warning that i needed to complete eta online as i was not traveling on a us or canadian passport. At the ticket desk i was initially told i could not fly because of this and that it was up to me to know about the eta requirement. Then i was told how to complete the form online and the problem was solved."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "No wifi or screen"
Pros: "Travel was seamless Flights were surprisingly punctual Staff was friendly and planes are comfy for short flights - Lounge is the best ! definitely the highlight of flying porter. They stand behind their slogan... " Flying Refined ""
Pros: "The service was usual, of good quality"
Cons: "I paid for the first row seat and got row 10 and the agent said I did not pay the difference. You can check my ticket"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "We had to make a second pass at Halifax due to a glitch"
Pros: "- frequency of shuttle - free wifi - free refreshments at the airport and on board - friendly check in staff - short line ups - quick customs process"
Pros: "Get service, great food and drinking"
Cons: "I was in seat 17D. Thankful thank it was a window but the floor under my right foot had a popup that I had lift my foot ontop of to sit with my legs spread a normal distance"
Pros: "The aircraft crew were very polite and helpful."
Cons: "I could have used more leg room being so tall."
Cons: "No real food or snacks except almonds and cookies."
Pros: "Nice to offer chips"
Cons: "Very delayed, but with only vague and confusing explanations. Delay before taking off, delay on the runway. First they could not find plane, then could not find crew."
Cons: "Cabin was not well pressurized so my ears popped very badly. 24 hours later, they're still popping"
Cons: "Not enough space. Tv was glitchy. Seat uncomfortable."
Pros: "Nice seats fast boarding"
Cons: "Snack can be more richer"
Pros: "Very good service"
Cons: "Rough air"
Pros: "New plane in the excellent condition. Leg room in economy not bad. Crew friendly and efficient. Boarding worked well."
Cons: "The main meal was pretty dreadful. Grilled chicken with what I think was mashed potato, but it was difficult to be sure. Watery and tasteless. Accompanied bizarrely by a tomato sauce (which did taste of something). Hard to identify the ethnicity."
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."
Cons: "Took off late."
Cons: "Extremely cold on the plane"
Cons: "5 hours delayed because captin was late."
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"
Cons: "The waiting area at the Boston airport is poor. It is very small, rundown and with limited access to refreshments. It's ok but certainly not a selling point."
Pros: "New system with Canadian customs was fantastic. Went through really quickly."
Pros: "Actually, everything was perfect."
Cons: "I don't have any complaints at all. Except a ticket agent who tried 2 give me hard time, fortunately I handled the issue. After all, everything was well done."
Pros: "on time."
Cons: "Delayed for almost 2hrs"
Pros: "Kept us up to date and gave us a lunch voucher."
Cons: "We had a 4 hr weight in St John's"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "I'm 6ft tall and paid for a coach ticket. This aircraft wasn't built for tall people in coach."
Cons: "Delayed, missed connection"
Pros: "Boarding was very well-organised ands clearly explained."
Cons: "USB socket broken and non-functioning. Plastic fork snapped and shed tines. A truly ghastly movie selection."
Pros: "Ground personnel"
Cons: "The overall service on board"
Pros: "4 hour mechanical delay."
Cons: "See above. I didn't fly as I had scheduled."
Pros: "Employee in Boston terminal great help in sign in process. Volunteer, I believe, in Air Canada terminal in Toronto helped me find my way to another terminal."
Cons: "Wireless system slow and costly."
Pros: "We didn't crash"
Cons: "Terrible service by the Air Canada stewardess. She was surly and unprofessional. Just flat out rude."
Pros: "Delayed and still on time overall great experience"
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "I had visa on expired passport ,staff on duty took too long nearly an hour to clear me."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Personnel were friendly aircraft was clean"
Cons: "Our entertainment system was broken."
Pros: "Space between seats in economy class"
Pros: "Wheel chair request on arrival in Toronto was very poorly implemented resulting in two long delays"
Cons: "If Air Canada can't get these basics right it will be difficult to be competitive with Porter Air"
Pros: "Boeing 767 is a great aircraft in every way!"
Cons: "A shame to connect in Toronto!"
Pros: "No issues."
Cons: "Everything was cool."
Cons: "My tv didn't work"
Pros: "Logan checking with own security checkpoint Boston to Toronto tv great Staff professional"
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 fast boaring"
Cons: "The 3hr delay. Not many announcements. No one at the gate/desk. Had to be in a crowded gate area with no choice."
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..."
Pros: "Good movie selection"
Cons: "Poor organization and late takeoff"
Cons: "fitst leg was late. no communication about the connection. was not not clear whether we're going to make the connection - too much stress"
Pros: "Seating in two's very good."
Cons: "Both going and return had to wait an extra hour."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "It was delayed which caused my connection to be cancelled and rebooked for next day. Was extremly uncomfortable and very expensive"
Cons: "Late and overbooked Toronto Airport Dodd is bad. --- no veggie optional"
Cons: "seats to close together very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Honestly, don’t care for this airline. There’s always some hiccups with boarding, ride staff, mediocre cabin, etc."
Cons: "Why do they always want to check bags that are your everyday carryon items (large purse, medium backpac, etc.), but allow people to carryon their larger carry on suitcases filling up the overhead bins. Those are the people they should be making check their “carry-one.” And then be rude about it on top of that."
Pros: "Great. they upgraded us to First since my husband was silver premier"
Cons: "The food selection. For someone like me who cannot eat cheese. there was absolutely no choice. Everything on the menu had cheese."
Cons: "Long delay."
Pros: "New remodeled gate waiting areas plane"
Cons: "Plane is too old"
Cons: "Multiple delays"
Cons: "It was quite late"
Cons: "the boarding process is horrible and feels rude. The design of the united gates is horrible, the long lines block others walking by. The lack of enough overhead space for carryon's is obnoxious. Overall very disappointing."
Pros: "Simple boarding process, fantastic friendly staff and smooth ride!"
Pros: "awesome, caring staff"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Wireless didn't work either way. Uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "Only sent a code for bad wifi on one of two trips. I wish united airlines would step up their game. At least I didn't get dragged off."
Cons: "United sucks soooooo bad"
Cons: "I was there on time but was told my travel information was not on found even though I had the email confirmation and I lost all the money I paid."
Pros: "Competent, organized, pleasant and efficient staff, on time"
Pros: "Everything !"
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "The flights were late and annoying"
Cons: "Flights was delayed and connection was unable to be made. My younger brother is now im limbo in newark nj and is not getting much help at all. Very dissapointed in united. He may have to spend the night in the airport they said. Smh"
Pros: "Kelly is an exemplary employee at the United counter at Logan. She showed compassion and caring after the passing of my brother and changing my ticket . Kudos to her!"
Cons: "I wished there was a snack."
Pros: "Everything except the wifi not working"
Cons: "The wifi not working"
Cons: "Were held up by TSA in San Francisco because we were not given receipt for our dog who traveled with us. (We had a 2 hour layover in SF and took dog outside the security area for relief). Then the ticket counter in SF was understaffed and it took a long time to get the receipt printed (Once at the counter the agent was very helpful, efficient and quick). Should have a pet area inside the security of airports, like Palm Springs does."
Cons: "They mis-tagged my bag and still haven't found it and have not been helpful or informative when I call to check the status"
Cons: "Seats are too close together. I could barely fit my knees in, and I'm not an overweight person."
Cons: "The United Terminal at Newark is hideous and United should be ashamed to be associated with this poor quality. The airport is a construction zone at best. The aircraft is tiny, cramped and inadequate."
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Bathrooms weren't working, huge lines in aisle, lackluster service. Overhead bins were full by Group 3. late takeoff."
Pros: "Everything was well done except for the United check in. Too many of us passengers were unfamiliar with using kiosks."
Cons: "A few more staff to help with kiosk check in. We have not flown in 10 plus years and consequently, the various check in requirements were unclear."
Cons: "I like everything from this."
Pros: "Did get last seat in business class!"
Cons: "The seat assigned online not valid because of change of equipment. Did result in upgrade to business. Very happy outcome."
Pros: "the gate was across from the lounge entrance, after the delay got a seat row to myself"
Cons: "delayed multiple times due to maintenance issue (their fault), no compensation for lost time"
Pros: "Curbside checkin and luggage check"
Pros: "I like how easy it was to check luggage and boarding passes quick service"
Pros: "Attendants were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "One of the attendants was pushy and rude."
Cons: "For reasons known only to them, United managed to separate the reservations of my wife and mine. Having paid for the trip with the Mileage Plus Explorer card, the first checked bag is free for each traveler. At the kiosk check-in at Logan, the machine wanted to bill us $25 to check my wife's bag. It took another 20 minutes to get this rectified."
Pros: "Very satisfied."
Pros: "The flights were delayed nd alot of terbulance"
Pros: "My dinner was delicious"
Cons: "Two time delayed"
Pros: "went smoothly"
Cons: "lack of free peanuts"
Pros: "Horrible airline"
Cons: "Uncomfortable, hidden fees"
Pros: "Easy boarding process"
Cons: "Not enough legroom"
Pros: "The complimentary movie, and the incredibly nice service."
Pros: "Quality plane Clean"
Cons: "Seats too close together. My shoulders were squeezed against my neighbors"
Pros: "Upgrades available and ahead of schedule !!"
Pros: "This was the best leg of the trip."
Cons: "That we where heading to Chicago further from our end destination."
Airlines flying from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
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