World Traveller 73


The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Terminal Two was one of the largest outstation Maple Leaf Lounges in the United States and a far nicer version than it’s New York / New Jersey Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge counter parts. Unfortunately, the lounge had seen better days on our pass through and had suffered from the low rent touches before it transitioned completely over to Los Angeles Terminal Six. Review: Air Canada… Read More

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Calgary International Airport is the sole Maple Leaf Lounge in existence at the Calgary Airport. As the only lounge, it does triple lounge duty as the domestic, transborder and international lounge for all Air Canada and Star Alliance Departures. Despite this responsibility, it does an excellent job at living up to expectations and offers a very good lounge experience with upscale touches. Review: Air Canada… Read More

Air Canada offers a fairly consistent lounge network throughout its network. At it’s major hub airports, Air Canada offers up to three different lounges in it’s domestic, trans-border and International zones at its major hub airports at Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Today’s visit was to the Montréal Domestic Lounge at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport – Domestic Gates, Montréal Quebec,… Read More

Our Air Canada Business Class International Departure had us departing through Air Canada’s top lounge offering on the West Coast. Air Canada doesn’t offer an international lounge at this level west of Toronto, making this location among the most exclusive that the Vancouver International Airport has to offer. Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge YVR International, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This review is of the Air Canada Maple Leaf… Read More

The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport has undergone a transformation and is now a modern facility with a comfortable concourse and more modern lounges is a world class gateway that offers flights to many destinations around North America and occasionally Mexico and the Caribbean. While it’s mostly a departure airport, I have occasionally connected through here on flights back home from Eastern Canada when the direct flight isn’t always available. This… Read More

The Vancouver International Airport is a world class gateway that offers flights to many destinations around the world. Since many of these flights connect onwards towards other destinations in Canada, it’s fitting that they have a decent lounge. The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver Domestic is a pretty solid domestic lounge with decent windows, comfortable loungers and decent snacks at the right times. It represents a worthy lounge in the Vancouver… Read More

After a gross 4:30 AM wake up, we opted for the always-pleasant Aerocar car service to the Vancouver Airport. Our driver picked us up in a spacious Lincoln Towncar, dropping us off at the Vancouver International Transborder Departure within 30 minutes from the house. This post is one chapter on our second Round the World trip via Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Poland. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and… Read More

The airport at London Heathrow offers among the greatest quantity of different lounges in the world. Thanks to four separate terminals in Terminals numbered One through Five and an airport that is always in different stages of innovation and rebuild, there is always something new to experience at London Heathrow. Today’s lounge experience was brought to us by Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge; their furthest outpost of a lounge in the Singapore… Read More

The first leg our of trip was in style thanks to car service through Aerocar. We were also able to enjoy my favourite lounge in Vancouver at the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge US Transborder. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and through Starwood Preferred Guest (Marriott Bonvoy) and… Read More

With a comfortable night upstairs at the Fairmont Vancouver International Airport, we rolled downstairs for an easy early morning check in. This post is one chapter on our trip to Costa Rica. This trip was booked and credited to Air Canada Aeroplan and Starwood Preferred Guest (Marriott Bonvoy). For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this… Read More

Air Canada offers a fulsome lounge network across eleven different Canadian Cities. With Canada being such a broad country, it’s admirable that they take care of their customers given that their flights are in much smaller capacity than our neighbours to the south. On a visit to the Prairies, I stopped by the local Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge which has to be among the smallest in the overall system. If you… 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