After a small mishap* I’m back in Toronto a few hours earlier than I had planned. This meant that I flew the premier voyage of the Porter line from my hometown to Toronto: way swankier and way cheaper than the ol’ Air Canada. How much swankier? No corn chips and plastic glasses of pop. This was my snack:
That is a mimosa. They had free wine so I chose the only palatable way to take advantage. The glasses were made of GLASS! On departure this afternoon there was a big spread, a cake and all kinds of media and bigshots (read: the mayor!) for this first flight. The one only negative is that they kept everyone away from the food and didn’t cut the cake until after the flight took off. All fine and dandy but that meant that those of us who actually paid for the first flight out got zip: no cake! No little flutes full of sparkly juice! No skewers with bocconcini and olives! I love olives!
Flying into the Toronto Island airport was SO MUCH MORE CONVENIENT. The terminal was small, the wait for the “ferry” was quick, the shuttle arrived right away. I do like me a good ferry ride but you’d think they would use the engineering marvel of a bridge rather than ship us all 150 metres in a boat. Oh well, their poor financial decision was my lovely 2 minute boat ride.
*Let’s just say that it costs money if you book your one-way flight in the wrong direction. I’m not going to say how I might know that.