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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

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 journey was on the first flight of the day between Vancouver International Airport and the United hub, George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas, United States of America. While it was the first leg of our journey, it would also turn out to be the first leg of a fourteen flight adventure on this mostly free African trip. If you enjoyed this post, please follow us here… Read More

Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Vancouver Transborder, Vancouver International Airport, Canada “The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is the best lounge available in the Vancouver Airport US Transborder Departures Area. It offers ample ambient light, plenty of seating, and great tarmac views” This review relates to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver Transborder. I’ve reviewed the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver Transborder earlier. For a review of the only… Read More

The last leg of our travels home was on an Airbus A319 from the East Coast of the United States back to Vancouver. Air Canada had, at one time, upgraded the aircraft from this route to a Boeing 787 with terrific executive pods in business class. We weren’t in that much luxury today and we flew on an Airbus 319 back home. Review: Air Canada A319, Newark Liberty International – Vancouver International… Read More

The first leg of our journey was on the first flight of the day between Vancouver International Airport and the United hub, George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas, United States of America. Review: United Airlines B737-8, Vancouver – Houston Leaving the lounge, we headed down to gate E73. Boarding was done without issue and before we knew it, we were underway. United AirlinesEconomy ClassYVR-IAH (Vancouver International Airport – Houston George Bush… Read More