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    Porter airlines?

    Anyone ever flew Porter Airlines? Please discuss your eperiences if so especially if turboprops are more turbulance prone than jet engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean View Post
    Anyone ever flew Porter Airlines? Please discuss your eperiences if so especially if turboprops are more turbulance prone than jet engines.
    I have flown with Porter several times. There is nothing to worry about. The flights, planes, etc. were excellent.
    I spent most of my money on beer and women. The rest, I wasted.

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    My wife has flown Porter a few times and loved it.
    Great customer service and extremely convenient when going to or from downtown Toronto.

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    Good service, convenient, less arrogant.

    The Q400 is a high wing plane. All these plane are more stable by design and less sensitive to turbulence. The cabin is hanging below the wings instead of tip-toeing on top of it. That result in a plane less sensitive to side-to-side rocking motion.

    Being a turboprop makes it noisy but not unbearable. Nothing a good $40 set of in-the-ear headphone and an MP3 player can't take care of, even at low volume. If the flight is longer than 1.5 hour, I use my Bose noise-canceling headphone since they do a better job at blocking the low frequency buzzing sound.

    Even without headphones, you can still carry a conversation with your neighbor without yelling, no worries with that, it's not a rock concert.

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    hot flight attendants

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    I've flown on Porter several times & loved it. Their rates are great, the staff very friendly, and when in Toronto they had a shuttle picking up clients at their hotel (Royal York). I loved using them for the Toronto/Montreal run since they fly out of Toronto Island. You're almost in downtown Toronto. No need to waste 30-60 min. on costly transportation to Pearson airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond_james_bond View Post
    hot flight attendants
    Ding Ding Ding !!!! I'm sold !
    I love Turboprop(s) ! specially DD's
    Porter all the way !!!!

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    Guys I am having a bit of a crisis conciousness. WHile porter looks real cool, here is the problems that I had.

    I have to go to Chicago, (actually I have to go to my destination in Indiana approx 1 hr 30 min from ORD -O'Hare). I had the following options:

    1. 611$/Porter Airlines/Midway airport/2Hr. to destination/6 hours travel via Toronto (Pearson) connection.

    2.790$/AA-Air Canada/O'Hare/1.5 hours to destinatio/ 2 hours 15 minutes non stop from Montreal in both directions.


    I chose option 2 now I feel like I spent money without caring , but then that non stop in either direction is really valuable.

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    Can someone tell me what the flying time is to Toronto? Are there delays to getting on and off the plane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Hilfinger View Post
    Can someone tell me what the flying time is to Toronto? Are there delays to getting on and off the plane?
    Can't but here's a nice tube on it !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erwZM4b1bVc

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    Is there a toilet on board? I am concerned with the poop smell that other passengers might have to endure. On a small aircraft, it must be like crapping in a camper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java View Post
    Is there a toilet on board? I am concerned with the poop smell that other passengers might have to endure. On a small aircraft, it must be like crapping in a camper.
    No. That's why the price is so cheap.

    There's somekind of a latch underneath every seat (which you have to pull hard because of the air pressurization) you know... this way you don't even have to get up from your seat. Careful to keep your seat belt all along cuze you could be sucked out of the plane.

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    Correction... here's the actual touch and go maneuver.
    This way you don't loose any time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxDVq2gGgaA&feature=fvw

    Quite windy isn't it sometime over the Ontario lake ?

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    Porter is great but there is more turbulence at the Troronto end simply because of the location of the island airport. You get more thermals over the water coming in for landing. Short landing strip too which provids some excitement to those only used to travelling in 767's. It's 17 or 18 rows at 4 to a row. Service is great. Island airport is great and prices are significan't cheaper than AC for TO to Mtl flights.

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    How do you get to downtown Toronto from the island airport? How long does it take?

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