World Traveller 73


As Air Canada receives more deliveries of their newest narrow body aircraft, the Boeing 737 Max 8, we are starting to see more frequencies using this particular aircraft type on its short haul routes. With a change in aircraft, we were keen to continue to test out it’s Business Class offering. How did the aircraft stand up on our transborder flight between cities on North America’s Western Coast? Review: Air Canada Business… Read More

The pandemic allowed Plaza Premium Vancouver to conduct a full “tear down to the studs” renovation of the Plaza Premium Lounge Vancouver – Transborder. After being closed for two years, the lounge recently re-opened to a resurgence in pent up travel demand. The new Plaza Premium Lounge Vancouver Transborder is a much more functional space and does a better job of using the available space. Read on to see what awaits you,… Read More

The health pandemic has been an terrible time for luxury travel. Flights and routes that we previously used to have available were cancelled, and award opportunities that used to exist have dried up. Every now and then we get a sliver of good news that the world is starting to return to normal. This is one of those announcements of things starting to return to normal. News: Cathay Pacific Re-Starting Flights from… Read More

There is quite a bit of choice of carriers that offer service to and from Canada. Our flight today was on American Airlines Business Class from Los Angeles to Vancouver. Departing a One World hub, you’d expect a certain level of service and quality in the flight. Ultimately, we’d have a bit of an odd dining experience on this flight. Read on to see how the flight fared… Review: American Airlines Business… Read More

American Airlines feeds traffic from Vancouver into its American Airlines hub at Dallas Fort Worth, allowing connections throughout the United States and Internationally onto British Airways and Qantas. Our experience with American Airlines Business Class today would have us testing out their new next generation seat on their Boeing 737 series aircraft, along with their improved catering. How would the experience measure up? Review: American Airlines Business Class B737-8, Vancouver International Airport… Read More

Air Canada offers a substantial fleet of international wide body carriers. I recently had the pleasure of experiencing their Boeing 777-300 ER High Density aircraft in economy class, which permits the carrier to transport 448 passengers in wide body economies of scale. How was my first experience as a tall business traveller cramped in to the back of their economy seat? Is it Worth Avoiding Economy Class in the Air Canada Boeing… Read More

Air Canada offers a variety of business class cabins and aircraft to cross Canada on a trans continental trip. With Toronto being a major business centre for Air Canada, it’s part of Air Canadas’ business strategy to offer a flagship Air Canada Signature Business Class Cabin when departing Canada’s largest city. Air Canada Signature Class offers an end to end experience which offers a fully flat bed in an executive pod. While… Read More

Air Canada offers a variety of business class cabins and aircraft to cross Canada on a trans continental trip. One of the best ways to do it is in their flagship Air Canada Signature Business Class Cabin. Air Canada Signature Class offers an end to end experience which offers a fully flat bed in an executive pod. While we’ve taken this trip several times, it would be our first time travelling this… Read More

Our returning flight from Hawaii had us coming back to the mainland in terrific lie flat seats. Unfortunately, it ended up taking us to San Francisco which required a short flight to get back home to Canada. Our short return positioning flight was on United Airlines Express between San Francisco and Vancouver on their smaller Embraer 175. Review: United Airlines Business Class E175, San Francisco International Airport – Vancouver International Airport We… Read More

Every now and then, we get a launch of a route that we are particularly excited about. Fiji Airways has just announced that they will re-launching their Vancouver to Nadi, Fiji route for November 25, 2022. Fiji Airways offers connecting service to a number of destinations through its hub in Nadi, Fiji. Read on to see all the details about this route and what to expect on board. Fiji Airways Re-Launching Flights… Read More

There are times when you have to take a short positioning flight in order to get to the better stuff. That was the order of business for today’s flight: a short hop on United Airlines on Vancouver to San Francisco in order to get to a United Airlines Polaris Business Class Seat on their United Airlines Boeing 777-200 equipment type. We would have a quick hop down on the United Airlines Embraer… Read More

With a departure to the United States departing at seven in the morning, we were keen to make life easy for our travel day by staying at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport prior to our flight. It had been several years since we had last stayed at this property, so we were up for trying it again. The hotel has experienced a full renovation since the last time we visited. How would the… Read More