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Upgrading Your Seat

Need a quick exit? Or just want some more legroom? Treat yourself to a Premium PLUS seat at the very front of the aircraft cabin.

Upgrade your seat and you’ll be the first to enjoy our free drinks and snacks

The perks of booking a Premium or Premium PLUS seat:

  • In a hurry?

    Sit closer to the front for a quicker exit.

  • Stretch out a little more

    Enjoy the extra legroom when you upgrade to a Premium PLUS seat.

  • Snack first

    Enjoy our free drink and snack service first.

More about Premium seats

Keep in mind that some of the premium seats are located in an emergency exit row, with some restrictions. Government safety regulations require that emergency exit seats not be occupied by passengers whose presence in those seats could adversely affect the safety of passengers or crew during an emergency situation.

Emergency exit row requirements

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Transport Canada regulations require that emergency exit seats not be occupied by passengers whose presence in those seats could adversely affect the safety of passengers or crew during an emergency evacuation.

A passenger’s presence would be considered to adversely affect the safety of passengers and crew members during an emergency evacuation where he or she does not meet the following criteria.

All passengers seated in the emergency exit row:

  • Must be physically capable of using the exit
  • Must be 12 years of age or older to ensure that he/she has the physical, cognitive and sensory capacity to operate an emergency exit without the assistance of parent or adult companion.
  • Must be capable of understanding the printed and spoken emergency instructions
  • Must be able to visually determine if the exit is safe to open
  • Must have sufficient mobility, strength and dexterity to reach, operate and stow (or otherwise dispose of) the emergency exit
  • Must be able to receive oral instructions from the crew and be able to speak English or French well enough to give information verbally to other passengers
  • Must not be responsible for another person as this can hinder the opening of the emergency exit
  • Must not be travelling with a service animal, emotional support animal or pet
  • Must not have a condition that might cause them harm by opening the exit

When requesting an exit row seat you will be asked to verify your eligibility. Porter Airlines has the sole discretion to determine whether a passenger meets the requirements to sit in an exit row seat. If the passenger does not meet the requirements, they will be assigned an alternative seat. Seat fee credit or refund can be requested by contacting our Call Centre at 1-888-619-8622.