World Traveller 73


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

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. Review:… Read More

There are fabulous airport hotels and then there are airport hotels that exist just for functionality. This particular location fit into that the latter category. A convenient airport hotel isn’t always a bad thing, but a stay at a property like this values convenience over a luxurious stay full of amenities. As our flight had us arriving late to the airport, we opted for a convenient overnight here, prior to our onward… 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

After arriving to the James Richardson Winnipeg Airport, it was time for the second pandemic flying experience within Canada. This was almost like a first world survival scenario, since many of the usual amenities were closed or shuttered which vacuumed away most of the enjoyment out of air travel. Review: Air Canada Business Class, CRJ-900, Winnipeg – Vancouver “Pandemic Edition” “Flying during a pandemic continues to be unpredictable. Aircraft substitutions, a lack… Read More

We arrived to Winnipeg at about 9:30 PM at night. Our plans were to travel onwards to Killarney, Manitoba by car; a town that is about two and a half hours away. As a result, we opted to spend the night in Winnipeg prior to making the drive. We ended up at the Courtyard Marriott Winnipeg Airport. Review: Courtyard Winnipeg Airport, Winnipeg John Richardson Airport YWG, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada “An enjoyable addition… Read More

After a visit to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver Domestic, it came time to head over to our flight. Flying during the global health pandemic was a vastly different and mostly empty experience. Review: Air Canada Business Class, Airbus 320, Vancouver – Winnipeg “Pandemic Edition” “Flying during a pandemic is a different experience. Despite this, Air Canada has made it as safe as humanly possible” Air Canada  AC 296 – Business… Read More