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The simple goal for today was to get myself to Toronto with all my bags in order to collect my son and start our international adventure to Portugal, the United Kingdom and Ireland. I had purchased this ticket on a separate ticket as a one way. While this isn’t a full review, I thought it would be interesting to share in the experience of summer travel with Air Canada before a longer… Read More

On select routes, British Airways continues to maintain an international First Class cabin in four class aircraft consisting of World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy), Club World (business class) and First Class. The only way to make a British Airways First Class event even more special is to experience it on their Airbus 380 offering on select routes. We were able to gain access to this First Class offering on… Read More

The Alaska Airlines Bombardier Q400 make up the backbone of their Horizon Air Fleet. While it’s never too exciting to fly on a propeller plane, it is often a necessary and required experience in order to get to your destination. Today’s Alaska Airlines Q400 flight would have us shuttling from Vancouver to Seattle on a very short hop of less than one hour. Review: Alaska Airlines, Q400, Vancouver – Seattle We departed… Read More

The US Pre-Clearance area of the Vancouver International Transborder Departures Zone doesn’t have a lot of restaurant or lounge options. After clearing US Customs and Border Protection, you have two lounge options, the Plaza Premium Lounge Transborder Vancouver or the competing Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge. Our visit to the Plaza Premium Lounge Transborder would mark our most frequently visited Plaza Premium Lounge in our travels which makes the best of the… Read More

Air Canada recently recognized that they are able to offer a very strong competitive advantage in the form of a fully flat business class seat over its usual narrow body recliner seats. Air Canada has branded this as Air Canada Signature Class, promising an elevated end to end experience. How would it stand up on a westward trans continental route ? Review: Air Canada Signature Business Class B787-9, Toronto Pearson International Airport… Read More

Air Canada recently recognized that they are able to offer a very strong competitive advantage in the form of a fully flat business class seat an executive pod over its usual narrow body recliner seats. Air Canada has branded this as Air Canada Signature Class promising an elevated end to end experience. How would it stand up on a trans continental route ? Review: Air Canada Signature Business Class B787-9, Vancouver International… Read More

Getting up early in the morning on family travel is never a fun experience. With our Alaska Airlines flight to Hawaii, we would have to make a double connection in Seattle and Portland prior to getting down to Maui, Hawaii, USA. We would start the day at 2:30 AM in order to make our 6:02 AM departure time. While it was an early departure, it actually ended up being alright thanks to… Read More

For the last flight in our South Pacific adventure, we had a short connecting flight home on American Airlines. While we were initially booked on their usual Embraer 175 aircraft that served this route, we were upgraded to an Airbus 319 before we travelled. We experienced a thin pre-departure First Class experience on this flight compared to the other carriers serving transborder routes, and a lost checked bag before the day was… Read More

Alaska Airlines provides connector service from Vancouver to Seattle on a fairly frequent basis on either it’s jet aircraft in the Boeing 737 series, or the propellor aircraft in either the Dash 8 or Q400 series. While we’ve reviewed this flight dozens of times, this post had us flying on Alaska’s newest Boeing 737-900 series aircraft. Review: Alaska Airlines First Class B737-9, Vancouver International Airport – Seattle Tacoma International Airport We both… Read More

The last flight of our Delta Airlines flights to and from New York had us returning to Canada on a Delta Airlines Embraer 175. We credited this flight to the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier program, prior to their program divorce that would cut this terrific earning benefit. Our late evening flight would offer us a full meal, a reasonably comfortable seat and an open bar for most of the trip…. Read More

Skyteam Member Delta Airlines services a few select destinations to their hub cities in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis St Paul and Atlanta, United States of America. As Skyteam doesn’t have a great presence in Canada, and a less aspirational airline alliance, as Canadians we don’t typically tend to use them. Today, we’d be flying them almost directly from our home on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver, to… Read More

Our travels home would have us departing from Europe’s largest Skyteam hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle. With a competitive overseas marketplace, Air France goes head to head against Lufthansa from their co-bases in Frankfurt / Munich, and British Airways from their busy hub at London Heathrow. How would Air France stack up against these heavy weights? Review: Air France Business Class B777-200 ER, Paris Charles de Gaulle – Vancouver International Airport…. Read More