The flight was delayed several hours with no update as to when we would be taking off. We finally boarded the flight and waited over an hour on the phone for the bag crew to come and load our bags. After landing in Cleveland, both of our check in bags never showed up and are still missing. This is the worst airport and flying experience I have ever experience
There was a 2hr delay to an 8:40 departure. SUPER irritating. Had chosen an earlier flight so that these kinds of things wouldn't happen. Breakfast was poor a croissant and a yogurt. Not enough for an adult, I've had better on other international flights.
Pro: "Young crew, with positive attitude and very kind and helpful."
Contra: "Boarding was slow but they had increased number of wheelchair clients. Not their fault but was a known so the process could have been started earlier."
Pro: "Service was good. Flight attendants were friendly"
Contra: "The departure area at terminal 1 YYZ was crowded and not the most comfortable experience"
Contra: "Not much legroom and no tv’s on a 10-hour flight"
Pro: "everything from the boarding and check-in process to in flight comfort."
Contra: "Frankfurt Lufthansa ground staff gave us bad advise and sent us on a 2 mile walk for nothing."
Contra: "Space was limited"
Pro: "Nice touches like pillow and blanket, lots of movies and hot meals."
Contra: "My seat was very uncomfortable for such a long flight! It didn't recline and was cramped. Also I have terrible nut allergy and when I tried to communicate that to the flight staff the kept telling me to tell someone else."
Pro: "Yes, seat good."
Contra: "There were delays and not good food. No veggie option."
Pro: "I liked that we got served a lot of snacks and food :)"
Contra: "Nothing honestly! Smooth flight :)"
Contra: "food screens"
Pro: "Smooth boarding."
Contra: "The cramped seats, not a lot legroom and people complained once you reclined."
Pro: "Service from Milan to Toronto was good"
Contra: "Service from Toronto to RdU not so good"
Pro: "Ended up flying with air canada after they switched us"
Contra: "Lufthansa switched us three times , and then when we got to the airport in toronto it was air Canada. They found our grandparents tickets but not ours. Ridicule our flight was supposed to be only 1h layover, inatead it’s 6 and we are going to miss all our next travel accommodations."
Contra: "Late noisy too many children slow boarding"
Pro: "Air Canada is a great airline too"
Pro: "Crew was wonderful. One of the smoothest flights I’ve taken in a long time"
Contra: "Boarding was chaotic and basically a free for all rather than by rows( back of the plane first)"
Pro: "Beautiful clean aircraft . Superb crew."
Pro: "The flight attendants all were very helpful and seemed to enjoy their jobs"
Pro: "Crew helped us with connections"
Contra: "Choice of seat came with a cost. Very uncomfortable seating. Not enough room."
Contra: "New plane. Very little legroom. New seat back pouches hold next to nothing."
Pro: "Crew was pleasant and helpful, even once we had a long delay"
Contra: "The cabin was very tight and the seats were very uncomfortable"
Pro: "Easy flight and on time"
Pro: "nice and polite crew"
Contra: "no screens/maps with route information no enterteinment unless downloaded on your own devise, I had an Iphone which is too small to watch anything.... seat hardly reclined at all and felt extreemely uncomfortable"
Contra: "The flight was about 45 minutes delayed but it was okay with me since I had connection flight and I had a long connecting time."
Pro: "On time and straightforward - unlike the previous night when an Air Traffic Control weather delay prevented a connection at Chicago (no fault of Lufthansa). So I stayed over in Arkansas at home as there was no offer of compensation (hotel or $) for the delay."
Pro: "Huge, new plane, lots of helpful crew, personal entertainment screen, chairs laid back more than typical"
Contra: "Window arm rest didn't move up, boarding was crazy because YYZ airport doesn't have the format to hold lots of people, how to board was a bit confusing, and turbulance."
Pro: "Our stewardess from Toronto to Germany was the best that I have ever had."
Contra: "Great trip."
Contra: "Smelly plane,uncomfortable chairs, AC didn't work properly (hence the smell).No screens, spotty Internet."
Pro: "Professionali customer service. Food and beverage service very good and generous. Love the European hospitality."
Pro: "The flight was really on time and the flight crew was just amazing. The overall experience was exceptional. Will recommend this servic to any one who will like to travel"
Pro: "The flight attendant was very professional. The flight itself seemed quick and easy, and I believe we landed early despite being delayed for takeoff."
Contra: "I wish the head rests had the "wings" that help keep your head from rolling back and forth. Also I wish we had an option for our snack."
Pro: "My trip was from IAH to FRA by Lufthansa flight"
Pro: "Online check in is efficient, staff both at the airport and on board are friendly and helpful. Seats (economy) are OK. Onboard entertainment is good (good choice of films, TV shows and games)"
Contra: "Food - as usual airline food is mostly inedible and unappealing. I usually eat at the airport before the flight and skip the meal onboard."
Pro: "Good entertainment options, large bathroom area on a lower level"
Contra: "Food options and space"
Contra: "I will not fly on Air Canada again...Eventhough this is listed as a Lufthansa flight there was nothing Lufthansa about it. Terrible food. Overall miserable"
Pro: "the magazine selection prior to flight, bottle of water in front of each seat and crew were great, the pilot's landing was amazing! The seat in front of me had weird legs that made the room under the seat smaller than other seats around me. So you couldn't fit in the carryon fully under it as you could under the seat diagonally from me, however, this ended up being a huge plus since I could use the legs of this chair in front of me as stepping places to place my feet during flight. Since airline does not provide foot rest, it was great to have this to elevate the feet for a long flight. More considerations should be give to provide footrest or at least these kind of foot elevations."
Contra: "The dinner and breakfast were a bit disappointing, but not bad and not a deal breaker at all since the rest of the flight was wonderful. I noted comfort as ok, but that's applies to all airlines - the seats in economy and no footrest is very uncomfortable, but that's on all economy flights, so no deduction of points there. I do want to note that I needed a boarding pass at the gate and stood in line for quite a while (I was first in line) before I was even acknowledged by a lady who ended up helping me eventually. But she was so cranky! (there were 2 ladies - one busy helping the crew and putting around barrier - she was fine, the other with a head covering (putting this hear just to distinguish the ladies as one was doing a great job)- not sure what she was doing, but she plainly ignored me standing at the desk in front of her, I didn't say anything, just patiently waited until she acknowledged me, and then she printed the boarding pass for me, but she was way to cranky to be in the job that she is in - no need for that kind of attitude."
Pro: "Food, very well organized crew"
Contra: "No leg room, long flight"
Contra: "Flight was delayed 4 hours and resulted in missing FRA - DEL flight. No help at Air Canada with rebooking missed flight."
Pro: "Pretty much everything"
Contra: "My frequent flyer number did not show up"
Pro: "All is good except food"
Pro: "I was seated in an exit row and there were pillows and blankets made available to every passenger."
Contra: "The scheduling of the in flight events made no sense. The cabin was dimmed for take off (logical, given that it was a red-eye). However, once we were at altitude, the lights were put back on to serve dinner. Several people were woken up by this and it took like 1.5 hrs because its a big plane. Also, it was like 9-10pm local time by this point so dinner made no sense! Then the lights were dimmed and people tried to sleep. The lights were turned on 1.5 hrs prior to landing to serve a light breakfast. So, 6.5 hr red-eye turned into about 3.5 hrs of actual sleeping time. I would've preferred to be left alone and given a bigger breakfast."
Pro: "The breakfast, one piece of poundcake, that was the only highlight, and one decent size bathroom."
Contra: "Boarding was unorganized, nobody knew what was going on, but the biggest disappointment is there were no movies there are no video screens on the entire plane so unless you bring your own device and have pre-downloaded Air Canada app there are no entertainment options at all! Who ever heard of a transatlantic flight that didn't have a movie? Make sure you download the app so you can at least watch the movies on your tiny screen."
Contra: "It was very cold in the plan. Told the steward and nothing was done"
Contra: "The option to be able to drink enough water."
Pro: "From Toronto to Warsaw we flew with Air Belgium even though we paid a ticket for Polish Airlines and everything was horrible. We waited an hour without any explanation before boarding and another hour and half after boarding. The seats were very uncomfortable and there was no leg room. Flight from Warsaw to Belgrade was a lot better, however 2 out of my 3 luggages were lost. Crew on both flights were lovely."
Pro: "The variety of entertainment was enjoyable throughout the cruise. Food was nice"
Contra: "The Boarding process was disappointing The crew overall was ok just on two occasions the same flight attendant missed me while distributing snacks and drinks. More"
Contra: "Food was almost cold.... I was in the back section of the planet...."
Pro: "Plane was comfy and staff was mostly real nice and attentive."
Contra: "Plane was late causing all kinds of commotion at the airport where to catch a transfer we were put on a bus for over 20min at 31deg weather with small kids. Not allowed to go to bathroom, it was terrible"
Pro: "One stop flight, faster than a boat."
Contra: "Lost luggage, delayed our plans for 3 days(all luggage was lost!!!)"
Pro: "Fast flight ,crew was good"
Contra: "Don't cancel the flight and ignore customers when trying to re-book flights."
Pro: "The crew was great, but my seat wasn’t that comfortable."
Contra: "I would probably like them to be on time because I almost missed my connecting flight"
Pro: "Crew was very welcoming and helpful"
Contra: "Drinks serving could be more frequent. Food serving to have some options. Seats were somewhat not comfortable for tall people as they were lacking head support."
Pro: "Informative to the very minimum."
Contra: "NEED Leg room. Better air conditioning. It felt like a sardine box for 3 and a half hours."
Pro: "Crew provided great service."
Pro: "Everything went good."
Contra: "Movie or general didn't provide closed caption or subtitle for an English language."
Pro: "Seat on aisle"
Contra: "Not being late for my second flight"
Pro: "I am fine with everything"
Contra: "Yes, I agrèe it could be"
Contra: "The flight was canceled without notice."
Pro: "I liked that all flights were on time"
Contra: "I ordered a special meal but for some reason, I was not on the list. The crew decided that I had not ordered one."
Pro: "I liked the quality of the food and seat comfort. Crew were nice and worked efficiently."
Contra: "The delay. And entertainment. Poor selection and unit got cut off each time there was a turbulence. My unit stopped working and when I checked the other seat unit it was working. Luckily none was sitting there."
Pro: "Crew was really helpful and friendly. They took care of us completely. Boarding, take off, landing, everything on time."
Contra: "Airplane didn't provide flight specifics. (Speed, altitude, outside temperature). Just basic info. Seats in this particular plane are really narrow. Everytime someone passing hit my shoulder. This didn't happen in other planes."
Contra: "The flight was almost two hours delayed. If my connecting flight were closer, I would have missed it. Otherwise everything was good. The 787 Dreamliner was new and very comfortable."
Contra: "Was delayed. A huge guy was sitting next to me and taking the space."
Pro: "The Dreamliner is new and shiny, and the bulkhead seat I happened to get had a lot of leg room."
Contra: "The in-flight entertainment monitor was not working half the time, apparently because of some faulty wiring in the joint that connects the monitor to the seat. And guess what, when it does not work, the reading light and passenger assistance do not work either. Morale: only get bulkhead seats if you plan to sleep through most of the flight."
Contra: "Having to arrive 6 hours later than scheduled"
Pro: "Very nice new Dreamlianer , very clear , nice staff friendly and cooperative, food quality good, entertainment list very good , nice flight for very reasonable price , much better then LH"
Pro: "Flight attendants were very kind and pleasant. Meal service and entertainment were more substantial than expected."
Contra: "Extreme delay supposedly as a result of a lightning strike to the plane. About 9 hours delay and a missed connection. The only compensation given for this dealy was a voucher for a 20 Euro meal at the airport restaurant of my choice. I know planes get hit by lightning on average of once a year, but it typically does not take 3 to 4 hours to inspect and confirm the safety of the plane's electrical system. But perhaps better safe than sorrry!"
Contra: "Delayed flight from Toronto to warsaw by 2 hours, then delayed flight from Warsaw to Rzeszow by 7 hours due to no room on the plane."
Pro: "Comfortable, civilized"
Pro: "Comfortable seats. Professional pilots. Variety of movies."
Contra: "Food is junk. Arrogant rude flight attendants. No desire to do their job."
Pro: "The food and entertainment"
Contra: "I did not like the terrible services!"
Contra: "They delayed the departure"
Pro: "Lots of movies, food was great and staff was friendly."
Contra: "Even though it was a long haul flight, alcohol needed to be purchased separately."
Pro: "The transatlantic plane was great."
Contra: "No alcohol 2/2 flights delayed"
Pro: "No delays nor complications"
Pro: "Seats were comfortable and the food wasn't terrible"
Contra: "4 hours late with no explanation and terrible updates left us sitting at the gate the whole yimr"
Contra: "one of our seats did not work properly (3D) and the crew constantly had to manually adjust the seat. It never would go into a full reclining position. Food was good but they did not serve everything that was listed on the menu. My wife ordered the pancakes with berries for breakfast and they said they did not have any. After they told us they did not have this item, another passenger from Russia sitting in 3A started complaining and they miraculously found the pancakes for this passenger. this leaves a bad impression about the service and not what you expect when you buy a business class ticket."
Contra: "We were late boarding, and then once we were boarded we waited for an hour for a late connecting flight."
Pro: "I would not give 1 star. 0 if possible!"
Contra: "Because of loosing our connecting flight in Warsaw (due to weather...I think, it was never explain to us why our first flight had a 3 hour delay), the boarding staff was very helpful finding us a different route. Well the flight from Warsaw to Berlin, operated by LOT was horrible! No snacks no drinks, not even water on a 2hour flight! Shame on you! I had my wedding gown with me and I asked one of the crew members to put it in one of the closets design for this. And in a broken English she told me 'ya there is a problem' and she showed me the closet, it was full with the crew luggage :( We ended up laying the gown on one seat that was empty! When we arrived at our destination and picked up our luggage we noticed that they broke one of the wheels. Overall very ugly experience with LOT!!!"
Pro: "I like everything food and the chaires very comfortable thanks"
Contra: "Nothing to complain Everithing is excellent easy flight Thankyou"
Pro: "The trip was on Boeing 787, good legroom, and decent seat recline, food was ok and the flight was on time given that most transatlantic LOT Polish Airlines flights are delayed."
Contra: "The aircraft (B787) was a bit run down. Some of the cabin crew were unprofessional, at at times rude to passengers. No wine/beer offered during the dinner service. They offer "gourmet" cafe on-board for purchase, but one has to go all the way back of the plane to make a purchase, the flight attendants refuse to bring it to the passenger, which I found to be strange."
Pro: "Smooth and easy boarding and deplaning"
Contra: "Nothing, short flight"
Contra: "Seats aren't comfortable"
Pro: "I liked every thing the crew was exelent"
Contra: "Dislike to crowded"
Contra: "Crew hospitality"
Pro: "I liked that the food was better by comparison with food served on other airlines (part of Star Alliance)."
Contra: "I think it would be nice that staff /crew addresses the passenger in both Polish and English. Most of the time they used only Polish, did not try to ask in English at all.Of course, if I asked for something in English, they can understand and respond. Also, did you always charge for wine and beer? Otherwise, I appreciated it was not as expensive as on the airport or on other airlines."
Pro: "Just a wonderful experience.The most comfortable plan,The most concerned and efficient crew,wonderful service.I will recommend Lot to everybody."
Pro: "Smooth flight"
Contra: "More food, more water"
Pro: "Yes, it was comfortable and they r nice."
Contra: "Ummmm delayed both flights were delayed, it was annoying"
Contra: "Worst trip ever"
Pro: "Nice crew."
Contra: "We were waiting for a long time in the bus from the airport to the aircraft. Once we got to the plane, we were waiting inside the bus again."
Pro: "Fairly new plane with clean/comfortable seats"
Contra: "Bus transportation to the plane was delayed. People were uncomfortable having to stand in the bus for so long. Then the flight was delayed for 15 minutes due to airport traffic. As the only business class passenger i would have expected to be offered a drink then or even a bottle of water at my seat"
Pro: "2 free checked bags"
Contra: "Very long wait time."
Pro: "Flight was on time, crew friendly on airport and flight. Plane was clean and sits were ok."
Contra: "The food could have been better."
Pro: "The food and service during the flight was great. Enjoyed the meals and they offered drinks frequently. Complementary wine is also a big plus compared to other airlines."
Contra: "The luggage situation. We were very annoyed that we didn’t get a carry on bag and had to pay $92 each for every checked bag. I travel frequently and have never experienced this with another airline."
Contra: "Flight was so delayed we missed our connection."
Pro: "Everything was on time"
Contra: "Lots of hidden fees, horrible customer service, no flight entertainment available, seats were uncomfortable. Definitely would not recommend"
Contra: "Hand luggage weighing queue delayed flight, Gatwick flights delays, missing luggage at Lisbon,"
Pro: "On time flight, good service"
Contra: "Long wait for deposit luggage . Food could be much better."
Contra: "The hot dish of meat and rice was not that great, the meat was hard and the rice not tasty."
Contra: "Not enough space for hand luhggage. Changed gate very short before boarding. No gluten free meal available on board."
Pro: "Not much"
Contra: "A modern airplane properly equipped with padded seats and provisioned with quality food. Charging outlets!!"
Pro: "Everything went according to the timetable, boarding was on-time and we even arrived a bit earlier than scheduled, so I can't really fault the service of the pilots, the cabin crew or the ground operations team. Food wasn't exactly stellar, but clearly a lot better than on most European flights operated by larger companies (Lufthansa, KLM, Air France etc.). The aircraft itself was clean and looked fairly new and well maintained"
Contra: "The seating was absolutely HORRENDOUS. Even though I'm nearly 6'3" (close to 1.90m), I generally never complain about seating space or legroom, even on low cost flights. This particular TAP aircraft, however, despite looking quite new, had some of the most cramped seating ever. Additionally, the trays were minuscule (you could barely place the entire food tray the service during the flight, let alone have another drink at the same time on the tray). Also, on the inbound flight (this was the return one), the seats were fitted with a very simple and clever tablet-holding mechanism, so you could easily watch something on your table while eating your food (from a similarly small tray table). The seat back pockets do not have any material/fabric on the sides, so stored items could easily slip out sideways from the pocket. Shame to have such a good in flight service and to be a punctual airline if you're going to carry your passengers cramped like cattle in seats 'rivalling' the ones on Ryanair flights on 4-hour long journeys."
Pro: "Great food. Arrive and flying"
Contra: "When I booked the flight, your site said that I would not have a luggage charge, but I was charged 37 euros more when I checked in."
Pro: "The fact that it was a direct flight."
Contra: "First of all, I would like to start by saying that I flight with TAP very often. I guess you can check on your system. I had good experiences in the past and actually recommeded to friends/family. I hope this flight was an exception. A few things were not that good this time. 1) First of all, the online check-in wasn't working until a few hours before the flight, and I didn't even give me the option to choose my seat. Once in the plane, I noticed plenty of empty seats in several areas of the plane. I could have had a much better seat. Also, the fact that the price of the luggage in the ticket is not included is insane! They let you know right at the boarding area. Another 100 plus dollars in addition to the 1,6000 that I paid for the ticket. Incredible!! And they only gave us 15 dollars voucher!! 2) There was a 2 hours delay due to a storm in the south of the USA. Although I am fully understandable with the fact that this situation is out of hands for the TAP company, is it in their hands the care and wellbeing of their passengers. As previoulsy stated, I received a 15 dollars voucher to use becasue of the delay. At any airport, for any decent meal, you will pay a minimum of 25-30 dollars. All items are more expensive. While waiting in the gate to board, we were not offered with snacks, water, etc.. additionally, no announements or updates at all. 3) I had a very uncofortable situation with one of the filght attenders. Male, very tall, dark hair and dark skin. When distributing dinner, I found the way he approached me very disrespectul, ironic and dismissive. ZERO customer services and he is actually the face of TAP in these planes. Unaceptable. I have to look all the way up to him, he wouldn't make an effort to band a bit (of course, not completely) to at least try to hear what I was saying. He was requesting me to speak loud but he would not make a minimum effort to get close to me. His demeanor and attitude made me feel very upsted... abuse of power... to the pooint that I ended up not taking the meal. No manners at all. He should understand that after hours of waiting (check-in usual time plus the 2 hours delay) we were all very tired. Particularly at that timeof the day. Some of us where up for since earlyi in the moring and you could tell that most of the passengers were exhausted. The second we got into our seat, we all used our blankets and try to sleep. He was not empathetic or councious about that. I felt very uncomfortable. Both of the girls that were also in the back area of the plane, were also lacking manners and customer services. I don't know.. other times was much better."
Pro: "The fact that I made my flight."
Contra: "In incompetence of the clerk that checked me in, and the fact that I was thrice charged for my bag, because he didn’t know how to use the computer."
Contra: "The plane was very small service was not good and the crew were not that friendly"
Contra: "Crew was very sour faced, impolite and rude the whole time. Seats were way too packed"
Pro: "Free food and drinks. Pillow and blanket and ear buds all ready on each seat! More spacious seating."
Contra: "No indication booking was discounted flight on kayak website! Charges for baggage very , very high!. Very bad border crossing as we waited in line for a simple passport stamp for 3 hours!!!!!!"
Pro: "Excellent layout, excellent service."
Pro: "Good food serving times."
Contra: "The hospitality of the airline crew is very poor as they are extremely rude to their customers. The planes I flew on were very out of date and not comfortable for international travel. I have flown on many airlines, but these planes were by far the worst. Cheap price, for a reason. The seats didn’t recline, the food was terrible, no options were given for food, and the movies were pre-picked. No one had a choice in what they watched. Very outdated. I had 2.5 hours to board my connecting flight and they caused me to miss it. As I waited in the customs line entering Lisbon, I asked a TAP representative if I’d have to get out of the line up and go right through as my flight left at 2:10 pm. They said you will make it, stay in line. I get near the front of the line 2 hours later... hundreds of people were in this line and they only had 2/10 customs agents available!!! I ask another representative how far my gate is since my flight leaves in 30 min and she told me “no you missed it. but don’t worry others will be missing it too”. So no I did not miss it, you caused me to miss it cause I already asked if I would and you people told me no. I run to the gate, which has now changed to the other end of the airport, so I run to that gate and it is 10 min before the flight is to take off. I ask the desk agent at the gate and he tells me the flight has already left. Others had missed it too due to the insane customs line up. So the plane left 20 mins earlier than scheduled with only half it’s passengers..... unbelievable!!! When I went to the service desk they did not show any sympathy or apologetic behaviours whatsoever."
Pro: "The crew was very king"
Contra: "the seats were very uncomfortable because the backs were not adjustable"
Contra: "my luggage was opened somewhere along the way. My gift for my child was stolen. Ugly ! Very ugly !! I got home, I unzipped my bag and I do not have a pair of sneakers that were a gift for my baby and some other sweets, my luggage was half empty! The face of my disappointed kid broke my soul, that should not have happened."
Pro: "The check in was smooth and boarding was quick"
Contra: "We had problems with TAP up front related to baggage fares and them keeping the $85 I paid for my son who is 2 meters tall to be in an exit row and then assigned to a different seat. He was miserable for almost seven hours."
Pro: "It was a very comfortable flight and I love the dinner they served! Would fly TAP again."
Contra: "Boarding was refused at gate due to late arrival of previous flight which was also a TAP flight. No assistance to delay following flight or accelerate our deplaning even though the next identical flight was three days later."
Pro: "Friendly and helpful crew. Great food."
Contra: "had to pay bag fee, though website said 1 hold bag was included!"
Pro: "The flight was uneventful."
Contra: "The food was edible. The entertainment display was old. Not much leg room."
Contra: "As I keep metioning....you guys need to be more generous with the Victoria program. I fly you guys a minimum of 7 or 8 times a year, plus numerous partner flights, and what do I get? no free upgrades, 60,000 miles to become gold etc etc"
Pro: "The Magnum ice cream was a great touch."
Contra: "We thought that $35 per bag is a bit too much when other airlines are $25."
Pro: "Honestly I didn't like anything because before I boarded , I was charged for all my luggage . They said that tap changed there policy , how I suppose to know ? Why didn't it say anything while purchasing a ticket"
Contra: "I was charged for my 3 luggage . It's not fair . I still have the invoice , before ibbook the ticket it said that you get free luggage ."
Pro: "Seats were comfortable in economy although no one is ever happy with how little they recline, crew was friendly and helpful. Entertainment selection was larger than most airlines I've flown on."
Contra: "Flight left Toronto at midnight, the crew served a meal and it was about 2 hours after departure that the cabin lights were finally turned off. On an overnight, overseas flight, turn off the lights and service breakfast with a noon arrival like all the flights I've taken to London do."
Pro: "The food and air conditioning"
Contra: "I purposely got a seat in the front row for extra leg room next to my two friends whose tickets I paid for. The TV in my seat was broken and I therefore could not at all watch TV unless I moved to another seat. I ended up not being able to sit with my friends for the entire seven-hour flight. The flight was delayed multiple times. The first time it was delayed because they were doing an extra security search by hand in the Gated area awaiting to board the plane. I have never seen this in my life and it was definitely started. Then we were on board the plane for almost an hour before they made an announcement that they found a broken part on the plane and had to switch planes. It was all very fishy. Quite frankly that I want my money back."
Contra: "First flight was delayed by just a half an hour and we arrived in Portugal. We had a connecting flight to AMS with also TAP and had a two hour window to make the next flight with the same company (TAP). We were in line for passport and then security and talked to several TAP employees and they said we would be have time and wouldn't have a problem catching the second flight. Well, we got through the lines with 30 min before our next flight and they wouldn't let us on. Customer service and organization of the airline is really poor. The aircraft had minimal room and no entertainment. We got on our next flight five hours later and all they gave us was a $10 food voucher. So poorly managed."
Pro: "Ease of boarding"
Contra: "Wait at baggage claim was too long"
Pro: "The plane was new, clean, and spacious. The staff was mostly helpful and friendly,"
Contra: "Short flight so no entertainment or drink/food."
Pro: "Once you get to the airline all is good"
Contra: "TAP changed the flight and only allowed 1 and one-half hours to transfer. You need to go through Portugal custums and the line is long."
Pro: "Crew very helpful and friendly"
Contra: "Slow boarding; food"
Pro: "Staff couldn't have been more courteous."
Contra: "Little confusing at the gate but mainly due to poor PA system not the staff. Happens a lot at airports in my experience"
Contra: "Wait for boarding"
Contra: "Bag fees twice on connection flight"
Pro: "Smooth flight and landing!!"
Pro: "The crew were very friendly and relaxed even though there was a delay."
Airplane arrived late at the gate. Staff was not prepared to board a passenger with disabilities. Boarding was long. Crew member treated without respect a passenger that was worried about missing a connection. It took longer than expected ro get a gate at the airport.
Flight delayed by four hours
Small seats means other passengers thoughtlessly take up your space. At least it’s a short flight.
Pro: "Seats were comfy. Crew outside was helpful, i suggest AC have some men to lift suitcases from scale to belt and not have these women who r checking ppl in have to struggle to life suitcases frim scale ti belt-why aren’t men there to assist? AC need to provide some assistance in this regard. in-fight crew was plain and ordinary, nothing to write home about. Not friendly, just do what “we are here to do” period!"
Contra: "I have given reviews on so many occasions to improve the airline but nothing got better"
Pro: "Staff mixed Qatari and Canadian, did their best"
Contra: "With a sore arm, it was an impossible task to find a cozy position without shap metallic angles protruding."
Pro: "I lost my phone in the taxi and Javier offered his cellphone and spoke to the taxi driver to get it returned to me (I didn’t speak Spanish) before my flight."
Contra: "Flight was delayed. On board, the seats were too small as per usual with Air Canada’s seating configuration. They tend to pack the cabin with as many passengers with little room."
Pro: "We didn’t crash."
Contra: "Continue not to crash. Thank you."
Pro: "I liked the food"
Contra: "Crew could have been more available. Once we took off, rarely to be seen."
Pro: "Timely. Best entertainment."
Contra: "Very disappointed with the seat. Then placed us next to women with children. No rest for us at all. Also no blankets provided. Others had."
Pro: "The crew were fantastic. On time flight always a plus for a vacation. Movie/TV selections exceptional"
Contra: "Headphone jacks did not work well"
Contra: "I have flown Air Canada many times, and have never taken off on time. Most flights I have been on, were 30 -60 minutes late. Cabin service is usually minimal, lackadaisical, and indifferent. I would only fly Air Canada again as a last resort"
Pro: "The flight was short . Food was pretty good"
Contra: "That we were waiting to take off and the explanation of the technical delay was not too clear and forthcoming"
Contra: "Rouge is terrible compares to regular Air Canada."
Pro: "Getting off"
Contra: "Sore all over and a lousy cough"
Contra: "Person sitting next to me brought on four bags and over head bins were full. This merged into my space which is too small to begin with. Boarding should control how much is brought into plane. Need more space. Airline travel is no longer fun. I wish the air line CEOs would ride in economy every once in a while."
Pro: "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"
Contra: "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"
Pro: "The tvs are awesome! They are new and have touchscreens that are actually well designed and can scroll etc. Resolution and sound are great, so I actually feel like I watched my movie and didn't just look at moving blurs with half the dialogue missing. Also the USB ports are great. And the brownie with the meal was delicious."
Contra: "Only one meal on a >9 hour flight, plus one snack which was an uninspiring-looking rectangle of cold pumpkin loaf (it tasted good, but after 7.5 hours in the air it'd be nice to get something more appealing). Other airlines give two meals. It's ridiculous that Air Canada insists on being so stingy with the food."
Pro: "Flight Attendants were courteous and friendly."
Contra: "Plane was small, seats not very comfortable, entertainment system was down. After traveling 24 hours it was not pleasant. Additionally, coming from Vancouver on a late arrival, no one helped expedite me to the flight. I had to leave International, clear immigration and Customs, then enter immigration and US Customs. When I told anyone I was possibly missing my next flight it was met with a shrug, as if it was just my problem. Not a good way to treat customers."
Pro: "Our flight was cancelled. Rebooked for two days later, causing us to miss our cruise to Alaska! Never again with Air Canada.So disappointed in missing this trip we had planned for a long time."
Contra: "No help in getting us to our cruise on time."
Contra: "I did not fly to Montreal and I did not catch flight to Barcelona I am fling again tonight Toronto - Barcelona direct"
Pro: "For me this flight was great, I had a direct flight that otherwise.would have made me want to reconsider"
Contra: "Everything is extra, wifi is on the flight but it's a pay service, food, snacks, drinks all extra."
Contra: "Crew wasn't helpful and attentive, boarding staff in Toronto were blatantly rude to me, I watched as my luggage got handled aggressively, the plane was dirty with old food crumbs and such, my flight to Windsor got cancelled and accomadations were not met sufficiently."
Contra: "Poor boarding by zone number which all customers just block the lineup old plane outbound"
Contra: "We did not make this flight due to the first flight being over an hour late. This caused us to miss our connection to St. Louis. While they rerouted others on the flight, they did not reroute us because we didn't check any luggage! Their reasoning was we had a chance to make the connection. But they made us wait in a line for 10 minutes to be told that despite our requests to go to the gate. By then it was too late. We then had to fly stand by to Chicago and stand by again to get to St. Louis."
Pro: "The 787 aircraft. What a beautiful plane"
Contra: "Calgary airport. NEVER AGAIN!"
Pro: "Smooth flight"
Contra: "Some of the crew is not friendly."
Pro: "Legroom and entertainment were both good. Food can be improve."
Contra: "Boarding was bad in Zurich, unorganized. Need improvement"
Pro: "nothing particularly spectacular. The entertainment on the place is much better than most (since most don't have it) for such short flights."
Contra: "The place was delayed for over an hour for a 'maintenance issue' - what I dislike is lack of information being shared from the plane to people at the gate. Also when we are delayed for the airlines fault - customers should be given something - anything - a small voucher, or even a drink ect., this is not a weather issue. I think airlines have too much power making most terrible at customer service - air Canada is one of the worst ones."
Contra: "My luggage had not being delivered yet. Somebody decided not to located it to my conexion with COPA in Los Angeles. I am wondering if I could have access to my stuff before going back home in Vancouver. My family is waiting here for the gifts that I bought for them. I am feeling really embarrased with this situation."
Contra: "It was cancelled."
Pro: "I honestly can't think of anything I liked, other than the plane arriving and leaving on time."
Contra: "The in flight entertainment is a joke, it's a 14 hour flight so why are there only 3 episodes of any tv show? The food was inedible, and beverages were limited to 3 choices coffee, water or juice. I was trying to sleep on the plane but every time a flight attendant would walk past me they would run into me (and I was very much within my seat) and wake me up. They also woke me up to ask if I wanted food twice. The seats were so uncomfortable. I'm an able bodied 20 something and if I am in this much physical pain from flying I can't imagine what an elderly person must feel like after flying Air Canada. The pillow that was provided gave me no comfort what so ever, it wasn't think enough to even offer some back support."
Pro: "Flight attendant's were friendly amid the circumstances."
Contra: "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."
Pro: "The seating is too squished.If you have long legs, their toast"
Pro: "Food and comfort were okay."
Contra: "My first plane sat on the Tarmac for 45 min, thus I missed my flight to"
Pro: "On time and staff was friendly."
Contra: "It bothers me a little we have to pay for snacks on the plane. Meals and alcohol I understand. I also miss TVs. I had one flight on my way to Florida where I could watch movies. Need more of that."
Pro: "I liked the fact that the seats had plenty of leg room as I am tall and hate having my knees hitting the seat in front of me."
Contra: "Flying from US to Canada was a challenge because of all the customs requirements. But,. better safe than sorry . This four hour flight did not even offer pretzels"
Contra: "Too much late. I missed all my itenerary planned by Campus France. I had to pay for a taxi and a new train ticket."
Pro: "No tv working. Surprise"
Contra: "The movies selection is not good"
Pro: "Nice aircraft. Good direct flight without the hassle of a layover"
Contra: "Seat comfort not so good. The cabins a bit dated with the seats needing to be tightened."
Pro: "Billy Bishop airport is awesome!"
Contra: "Flight was delayed and crew didn't accommodate a rebooking despite availability .. Although original flight did board soon after."
Pro: "Customer care hotline service over the phone was great! They took care of all my problems and was very nice."
Contra: "Customer service at the airport needs to improve tremendously!"
Pro: "I sat with my husband by the window."
Contra: "First the plane had a delay for an hour, then additional two more hours of delay because we had to wait for another plane with passengers had to connect to the flight. Once we were boarded, we waited another hour for more passengers with luggage issues. After the plane took off, I was happy that the crews continued to offer us water, then I found out that there was no meal plan for the flight. I was hungry after all the unexpected wait plus the 4.5 hours flight to Chicago. I feel that the airline could offer passengers a meal after all the unexpected delays."
Pro: "good entertainment but otherwise average or less"
Contra: "first flight cancelled, second flight delayed so impossible to get the connection. Nobody called me about it, I had to go to ask."