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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 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

Air Canada Rouge is the low cost carrier version of Air Canada. It currently services it’s leisure United States, Caribbean and European markets to and from Canada. It is supposed to offer a cheaper alternative to cater to its leisure markets. However, it seems to have turned into a way to lower labor costs, while keeping prices very similar to their mainline offerings. It would be our first (and last) experience flying… 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 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. Review: Air Canada Business Class E190, Winnipeg – Vancouver “Our Air Canada Business Class Embraer 190 flight home… 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

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

Our last flight of our around the world trip involved classic Lufthansa German Airlines. Lufthansa is among the best carriers in the Star Alliance network and it was a pleasure and privilege to be flying them home. We were able to strategically route our flight back to Canada on their new Business Class configuration that offered their new lie flat seat. In addition to a great new cabin, we had terrific food… Read More

We had a short connection flight in order to access our international business class flight overseas to Japan. Our flight down from Vancouver to Seattle was on Air Canada Jazz, also branded as Air Canada Express on a dated De-Havilland Dash 8 under sunny morning skies. Review: Air Canada Jazz Express Dash-8, Vancouver – Seattle We left the Air Canada Maple Leaf Vancouver Transborder lounge and headed to the short commuter flight… 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. Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Vancouver Transborder US – PreClearance, Vancouver, Canada – Updated The blurriness of this first photo is representative of my eyesight and alertness at this… Read More