World Traveller 73

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Air Canada’ newest aircraft is the Boeing 737 Max 8, which arrived in the middle of a pandemic and questionable safety issues on the part of the Boeing manufacturer. How did the aircraft stand up on our short shuttle flight between cities on Canada’s West Coast? Review: Air Canada Business Class B737 – Max 8, Calgary International Airport – Vancouver International Airport “Air Canada’s newest business class product is a substantial improvement… Read More

Our trans continental flight from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau to Vancouver International was on Airbus 320-2 equipment today. It featured traditional recliner seats. We were well fed as we travelled across Canada, on our last flight home from India. While not the most exciting of business class products, this configuration is the back bone of the Air Canada business class domestic fleet. Review: Air Canada Business Class, A320-2, Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau… Read More

Our Air Canada Business Class International Departure had us on one of the newest Air Canada configurations in the Boeing 787-8 long haul aircraft. It featured the newest Business Class reverse herringbone suites; which are incredibly private and comfortable for working. Despite a mostly comfortable flying experience, and some somewhat absent service, unfortunately, our flight was set by a two hour delay that made us mis connect. Review: Air Canada Business Class… Read More

Our travel to Sydney, Australia tonight had us departing exceptionally late in the evening with a departure time of 11:40 PM. There is a certain gap in time when such a flight doesn’t qualify as an evening flight or an over night flight. With this gap, there isn’t much you can do to fill the time other than spend time in a lounge. We aimed to visit the Plaza Premium Lounge which… Read More

Our flight home was pretty much a copy of our flight out. While the Air Canada medium haul service is never super exciting, it is usually quite consistent and predictable. We were fortunate to have an economy class fare that was upgraded into Business Class with upgrade credits to land ourselves into Business Class. This post is one chapter on our trip to Kenora, Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada. This trip… Read More

With a population spread out across wide distances in Canada, there is usually a lot of travel time between Canada’s cities. With only two major air carriers in Canada, the options for full business class are pretty lean, without a lot of competition as compared to our neighbours to the south. Air Canada has had a monopoly on business travel in Canada for quite a number of years and is the leading… Read More

Air Canada were among the first to offer a fully flat executive class seat on its wide body aircraft. It’s seats offered direct aisle access and a comfortable way to travel intercontinentally. The product set the standard for business class travel in Canada for a number of years. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip was… Read More

The first leg of our around the world adventure was on our home carrier Air Canada. Since there is no first class on Star Alliance from our home airport in Vancouver, we had a short hop down to Los Angeles where the real fun was to start. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using… Read More

After a long delay, we were back in Canada for a domestic flight home. Thanks to clever flight scheduling, our trip back was on one of Air Canada’s wide body jets with lie flat seats. This post is one chapter in our trip to Peru and Chile via Air Canada Executive First (Business Class). This trip was booked using Air Canada e-upgrades to upgrade into Air Canada International Executive First class. For… Read More

Read More from this Trip: Introduction: Peggy’s Cove Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Ottawa, Ontario Air Canada Business Class: Ottawa – Halifax Moncton, New Brunswick The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax Halifax, Nova Scotia Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Halifax Domestic Air Canada Business Class: Halifax – Ottawa Westin Ottawa Canada’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony, Ottawa, Ontario Review: Air Canada Business Class, Canadair Regional Jet 900, Halifax – Ottawa… Read More