Prologue:

After my late dept from MCO I was a bit worried about my connection to YVR since I still had to clear Immigration and Customs before proceeding. I figured that I would have approx 45 min which is close and on top of that this was my first time at YOW airport and had to navigate through a new airport for me.

Thankfully clearing Immigration was quick and I hurried to the ticket counter to check on my flight. Imagine my relief when I saw that my connecting flight was also delayed for about 1 hr. Now I could take my time to explore the airport and the lounge.

Porter ticket counter.

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Going thru security at the domestic terminal.

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Post security.

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Spacious halls with good seating areas.

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This terminal had 2 lounges - AC MLL and Aspire.

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I used my Priority Pass membership to access the Aspire lounge.

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Reception was warm and friendly.

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Interior.

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Menu

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Buffet seemed decent.

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I love the charcuterie plate with terrine and cold cuts. Why can't US lounges offer a good terrine?

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The lounge was not crowded and I enjoyed my stay here.

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Boarding was quick and soon I was welcomed aboard.

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Cabin.

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After take off menus were distributed. Glad to see a new cover.

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Choices were slightly different.

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Distribution of boxes to PorterReserve pax.

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The salad appetizer was bland and a bit tasteless.

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On the other hand the choux were delicious.

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I ordered the croissant duo. For an evening meal this was very light.

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Snack basket was passed before arrival.

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Along with a complimentary shot of ginger defence. I liked it but the taste is a bit strong so others might not enjoy it.

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========== Ottawa Intl Arpt (YOW) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 10/10
Access and parking: 9/10
Services and activities: 9/10
General cleanliness: 10/10

========== Porter - Airline ==========



Cabine comfort: 9/10
Crew: 8/10
Entertainment: /10
On-time performance: 4/10
Appetizer: 6/10
Starter: 0/10
Main Meal: 7/10
Main Meal-2: 0/10
Cheese: 0/10
Desserts: 0/10
Alcohols: 0/10
Mid-flight snack: 0/10
Breakfast or light meal before arrival: 0/10

========== Vancouver Intl Arpt (YVR) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 9/10
Access and parking: 8/10
Services and activities: 9/10
General cleanliness: 10/10

Summary:

I was glad that this flight was also delayed allowing me time to explore the Aspire lounge.

Service aboard was friendly but after the meal service I did not see the crew proactively offer water or drinks. On top of that when I asked for tea I was informed that hot drinks were not available. Probably equipment issues.

Our flight was delayed by about 1 hr but at the end I made it to YVR and went directly to an airport hotel for the night.

3 Comments

  • Vendredi13


    Ouaf ! JetSetPanda !

    Oh yes the lounge is nice. And the part of terrine makes my mouth water^^ So i can easily imagine for an american;)
    Does Porter give access to the lounges ?
    On board, a cold lunch box is not enough for a so long flight. They have time to heat.
    Does Porter have a business class ?

    Thanks Adan for sharing this report on this new airline company.
    See u soon my friend;)

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  • jetsetpanda


    Hi mon oauf,

    I was surprised that Aspire lounge was so aesthetically pleasing for a medium size airport. Catering is good in my opinion.

    I was able to enter through Priority Pass. Porter does not have a J class and therefore do not give access to lounges.

    Thank you for commenting. Ciao!

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  • Casper


    I'm sold on their product !
    Gracias amigo !

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