Just wanted to share my great experience with Porter Airline this weekend.
I am a regular traveller and almost always travel Air Canada. I thought I"d give Porter a try based on the fact that it was half the price of Air Canada, I live downtown and the flight times better suited my schedule.
The ease of getting to the Island Airport is unmatched. I arrived 20 minutes before my flight, sped through security and was led into Porters lounge. There are complimentary drinks and snacks served.
The plane was very spacious with leather interiors. Food is served as well as refreshments (including complimentary alcohol). The service was fantastic and the flight left exactly on time.
You can't beat the view leaving the city from the island, there was a jays game going on and you could see right into the dome, pretty amazing.
My only negative comment was the shuttle bus that was supposed to run every 10 minutes from Union station was a half hour late (hence arriving 20 minutes before my flight).
I know the airline is in a bit of financial trouble so I thought I'd spread the word. It is such a great thing being able to fly from downtown Toronto. I was truly impressed by the experience and no, I don't work for porter! :-)