Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Toronto Island to New York
Porter Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Toronto Island to New York. Confirm policy on booking site.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 1h 30m
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With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
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Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Entertainment and timeliness"
Cons: "That don’t let you go standby on an earlier flight with a “basic” fare, even when there are empty seats. Not clear when you purchase through Kayak."
Cons: "Fees, space , training their employees"
Cons: "Delayed 8 hours, unorganized"
Pros: "I felt like I was taken advantage of by porter airlines"
Cons: "They didn’t tell me I had to pay 110$ to bring on carry on luggage! Unacceptable. I will never fly porter again."
Cons: "Our checked in bags did not come out on the carousel, instead they had been sitting on the ground beside another carousel - with no notification. There was a handful of us waiting 30+ mins for our bags and no one around to assist."
Pros: "The airport security was very fast"
Cons: "Have sprite on board"
Pros: "They are very nice and patient"
Cons: "Who charges carry-on??? It was or cool at all."
Pros: "Service, beverages, rapidity of service"
Pros: "Easy in and out. On time."
Pros: "Crew was lovely."
Cons: "New no carry on bags rule was not clear at purchase. Was very frustrating."
Pros: "walker cookies"
Pros: "Timeliness is very important for me. It was perfect ."
Cons: "There were no food and no entertainment so can’t rate it. Should have a N/A so we can pick."
Pros: "Flight delayed. But reason was understandable"
Pros: "Efficient, punctual, polite and reliable"
Pros: "Very easy comfortable boarding process. Staff on every part of the trip was super helpful and joyful."
Pros: "Convienent to downtown."
Cons: "Check in process was awful. They were short staffed and their self check in terminals offer no functionality."
Pros: "In combination of the friendly Porter crew and the best value for the money, Porter really is the best way to get from one major, fast-paced city to another fast-paced metropolitan area!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 3 hours."
Pros: "Simple, easy, fast."
Cons: "Small waiting area."
Pros: "Entertainment is realism N/A. Overall good value. Too bad about Newark and not NY"
Pros: "Love the convenience of Billy Bishop airport, especially since we live downtown."
Cons: "I’ve been flying Porter for over 5 years now, and if fewer than 50% of my flights are delayed, I’d be shocked. I like the experience once we are on the plane, but could they just please live up to their promises? On our way to Toronto, they cancelled the flight altogether, and rebooked us for the next day, without asking (not acceptable), and on the way back to NJ, the flight was 2 hours delayed. If it weren’t for the convenience of flying to Billy Bishop, I probably would stop flying Porter."
Pros: "The waiting lounge was nice and complemented with refreshments"
Cons: "When I got to Toronto I was directed to the wrong lounge for a while before I asked and was redirected to the correct lounge"
Cons: "Delayed twice. No compensation for delays that resulted in hotel cancellations."
Pros: "as above"
Pros: "Porter is by far the best airline. The staff is great, they're always accommodating and the airport is so convenient. they're delayed frequently but I continue to seek out porter above all airlines first."
Cons: "Often delayed, I fly porter a lot and they're rarely on time."
Cons: "Online check in was useless and no one could assist. Deal staff very helpful when that was used as an alternative"
Pros: "the lounge was great in toronto. loved the free lattes."
Cons: "plane was delayed."
Pros: "This airline have a really bad customer service and they are the worst I ever encountered"
Pros: "Waiting for your plane, the actually gate in which you waited was nice."
Cons: "I did not like how there kiosk worked because I didn't have access to a 6 digit confirmation number or they didn't give me an email todo online check in early."
Pros: "Courteous crew and gate agents. Complimentary refreshments. Boarding a breeze. Reasonable legroom."
Cons: "Nothing of significance."
Cons: "Crowded Not enough time for preferential boarding Only I person at the gate resulting long line Not enough phone charging station Cleanliness disappeared So did the smiles and politeness"
Pros: "I like that they have their own section for Porter travelers only with complimentary snacks and drinks :) very cool!"
Cons: "I wish the plane had a bit more space and a TV, however I am perfectly fine with the way it is."
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: "Friendliest and most accommodating airline I have ever been on! Other airlines should follow them."
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "At least on time."
Cons: "Air craft was so old."
Pros: "Lounge in Toronto had comfortable seating and complimentary coffee was served in actual cups and saucers, very nice!"
Pros: "Great private airline which offer ultimate comfort in their lounges and plane. You can really unwind before boarding."
Cons: "ALWAYS LATE! Or Cancelled. Total turn off"
Pros: "I love the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Newark."
Cons: "Uhhhhh see above. Horrible horrible airline!"
Pros: "Great waiting area"
Cons: "No good food options on layover in Toronto City"
Cons: "Porter lost my baggage despite such a short and easy flight for them to track. Let's see how long they take to get the luggage back to me in what condition"
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: "One of the most pleasant flights I ever had!"
Pros: "First time traveling with my dog and it went well."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "The overhead bin space of this airplane was too small. My suitcase, which fits on every other type of plane, could not fit on this one. I had to check it and then go grab it at baggage claim, therefore having to go through security again. This was not the most convient for a tight connection."
Cons: "Again we boarded and because LGA was going to be full, we had to sit in the plane in Toronto for an hour. If you just let us stay in the terminal at least we can be more comfortable. Why is this allowed? It’s unacceptable"
Cons: "The airline crew keep on pushing back the departure due to bad weather. No discipline while boarding passengers. Delay after landing to open the door. No clear instructions about the delays"
Cons: "Air Canada was the only airline flying to ny that was delayed."
Pros: "Everything went as expected"
Cons: "There was only one staff working at the gate, and one family with kids seemed somehow stuck with their documents. This kept all other passengers,who had already Lined up, waiting for quite a while. Some people grew impatient."
Cons: "Long time till take off"
Cons: "Not impressed with luggage fees that were not indicate but hidden in price - and all the nickle and diming on every little thing.. ruins the overall experience"
Cons: "Our luggage didn't scan in the system so we couldn't go to the gate until it was found & scanned in the system. Fortunately we were early so this wasn't an issue but kept us waiting at "step 2" until an actual photo could be found. We also had a delay after boarding while they changed a tire. It all worked out ok."
Pros: "Excellent accommodation/service"
Cons: "sitting in the middle seat unless you pay extra"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac in Montreal for about an hour."
Pros: "Comfortable econom."
Cons: "Too many announcements"
Pros: "Had to rebook and was oven wrong information when I caked . Ended up paying for a new ticket"
Cons: "Delayed as always"
Pros: "Upgraded to first class"
Cons: "Plane was old"
Cons: "Why have automated checkin and then still have to wait in massively long line to drop off your luggage. Do it like Jet Blue or Virgin or any of the other airlines.......you show up, auto check in, bag tags, separate line for smart efficient people to drop off their bags and get on with it. Its just so inefficient and puts a complete damper on the trip......maybe curbside checkin also."
Pros: "Flight was delayed from take off by ATC @ LGA for two hours, flight attendants served us with refreshments & free ear phones, meanwhile the Captain kept us completely updated on the delay"
Cons: "Lack of refreshment choice."
Cons: "Never again"
Cons: "Declined !!!! So long"
Pros: "The plane itself was fairly comfortable, and every seat had its own TV/movie screen, which was nice."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed six hours and fifteen minutes, and the entire six hours and fifteen minutes was filled with poor communication. No one could tell us what was going on. There was rarely even an Air Canada representative at our gate's desk area. We were given nothing to remotely compensate for our very long delay aside from a few thanks and a puny bag of pretzels."
Pros: "that we landed safe"
Cons: "that the plane was delayed snd we were keept in side like sardines"
Cons: "Delay was not explained, gate change was not communicated. Poor communication overall."
Pros: "I've flown air Canada probably 6 times. I've been delays 3 times"
Pros: "Are you joking I waiting my plane since almost 4 hours"
Pros: "Hour and a half late. Uneventful other than that."
Pros: "Would have liked something other than pretzels."
Pros: "It was on time and very smouth"
Cons: "I didn't like that the security/passport control was the slowest of any airport I have ever been in! We almost missed our flight because security was looking through (literally) every single bag and then the passport control only had 2 people for each visa/passport holders. Then, after running to catch our flight, the flight was delayed an hour AFTER they had already let everyone board the plane. People were telling them they had alerts on their phone, while boarding, yet still let everyone board. Overall, bad experience."
Cons: "Delayed because of mechanical issue"
Pros: "Nice interior. Free movies."
Cons: "Air Canada is always delayed."
Cons: "LGA is a terrible airport..rarely flyout of there thank god."
Pros: "Since it was a very short flight from LGA to Toronto, I had no complaints, The worst part of the experience is dealing with the customs procedure at Toronto Airport before the flight but I guess that was only to be expected"
Pros: "Traveling back to the US have Global Emtey or Nexus Like the free movies watched half of movie on the way to acanandr and half on the way back. Thank you"
Cons: "Last time I traveled to Canada I probably used a passport. BUT I never knew that I needed it I thought u could travel with my drivers lisence. Remind travelers to take their passport"
Pros: "First time flying on the largest airline in Canada and had a positive experience. From the online check in process to returning home it was a smooth trip"
Pros: "Everything else."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "On time and short! Everything was good"
Cons: "It was cancelled."
Cons: "That we were 50 mins late taking off and it wasn't weather related."
Cons: "extreme delays and not a lot of updates"
Pros: "No problem"
Cons: "No problem"
Pros: "We set on the runway for over 4 hours."
Cons: "The service"
Cons: "They could have rushed more to get us off the ground quicker."
Pros: "Nothing to expect more"
Cons: "The amount of snacks served should be increased"
Airlines flying from Toronto Island to New York have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Toronto Island to New York
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Toronto Island to New York
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Toronto Island to New York
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Toronto Island to New York
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Toronto Island to New York