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AC Or CO Transpacific X/HKG To East Coast  
User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5375 times:

Ok, I have a choice between AC or CO in Y class from HKG to the East Coast for my yearly sojourn back home. All things being equal ($$$) which should I go for? Does AC offer free liquor in Y class, CO charges. Not all CO 777s are refitted with new AVOD, correct? Any comments or info would help!

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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5368 times:



Quoting JohnClipper (Thread starter):
Does AC offer free liquor in Y class,

AC offers free liquor in Y on international flights. So your HKG-YVR/YYZ flight will have free liquor. The YVR/YYZ-East Coast flight will not. All of AC's fleet have AVOD save for some 333s and 2 763s.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16862 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5301 times:



Quoting JohnClipper (Thread starter):
Not all CO 777s are refitted with new AVOD, correct? Any comments or info would help!

All but two CO 777-200ERs are fitted with AVOD, the remaining two should get the AVOD installed by May.



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User currently offlineMusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5144 times:



Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 1):
AC offers free liquor in Y on international flights.

If CO doesnt, then go with AC. You need a bit of these on a long flight!!!

They are both in star alliance so the air miles should be similar, I would think.

Enjoy your flight.



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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3014 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5114 times:

Go Air Canada, their 777's have some of the widest economy seats in the industry at 18.5 inches and I can confirm they are extremely comfortable. Also legroom is 33-34 inches...

I also think their AVOD system is excellent, I just wish they could sort out the inflight map, as this continues to not be available.

I personally think Air Canada is one of the best airlines in North America and transferring through their very new terminal at Toronto is a breeze!


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25187 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5112 times:



Quoting Musapapaya (Reply 3):
Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 1):
AC offers free liquor in Y on international flights.

If CO doesnt, then go with AC. You need a bit of these on a long flight!!!

CO charges $5 for alcoholic drinks in Y class. Drinks are free on AC flights to/from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America. Food and beverages on all other routes are "buy-on-board".

Quoting Musapapaya (Reply 3):
They are both in star alliance

CO doesn't join Star Alliance until late this year. Following from CO website:

[i]Continental anticipates joining Star Alliance during the fourth quarter of 2009. Continental intends to end its participation in the SkyTeam Alliance after the last scheduled flight on Oct. 24, 2009.[/]


User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3362 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5094 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 4):
I also think their AVOD system is excellent, I just wish they could sort out the inflight map, as this continues to not be available.

I agree its very good and has a decent selection of TV, movies and radio. Besides the map not working which never worked on my YYZ-SFO flight a month ago, the touch screen is finicky and make sure you can see the arrow or you might accidentally stop your movie, it happened to me  banghead .

Also AC has power outlets or USB ports right next to the PTV so if you have laptop or Ipod you can keep it charged on the flight. (note that was the A320, but I would assume the 777 would have it as well)



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User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

AC is way better than CO, I love their aircrafts, the airports in Canada are so wonderful as well!
Way to go AC!


User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2603 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4955 times:



Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 6):
Also AC has power outlets or USB ports right next to the PTV so if you have laptop or Ipod you can keep it charged on the flight.

I really doubt that the USB port's 5V/0.5A would help to charge a laptop. For laptops there is a better solution - each section of 3 seats has two 110 V power outlets.

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 6):
(note that was the A320, but I would assume the 777 would have it as well)

I've seen the USB port in every XM aircraft I flew; E70/E90, 319/320/321, 77W.


User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3362 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4948 times:



Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 8):

I really doubt that the USB port's 5V/0.5A would help to charge a laptop. For laptops there is a better solution - each section of 3 seats has two 110 V power outlets.

No of course not but it can charge and I-pod or cell phone, its especially useful if you have an Ipod touch and you have better videos than AC has  Smile



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5771 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4756 times:



Quoting JohnClipper (Thread starter):
Not all CO 777s are refitted with new AVOD, correct?

All but one of them, ship #12, which (go figure!) I flew on yesterday, LHR-IAH. Still a very comfortable seat, though, far better than KLM's coach seats. Not that KLM is in this equation, but just for comparison.

Quoting Musapapaya (Reply 3):
They are both in star alliance

No, they aren't.

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 4):
Go Air Canada, their 777's have some of the widest economy seats in the industry at 18.5 i

Continental also has very wide seats in their 777's, 17.9. If you really need that extra half inch.....

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 8):
I really doubt that the USB port's 5V/0.5A would help to charge a laptop. For laptops there is a better solution - each section of 3 seats has two 110 V power outlets.

...which could explain why he pointed out that there are POWER OUTLETS. Funny what happens when we read...


Anyhow, I really enjoy flying Continental. That said, what's your AC equipment type on the route? If it's a 777-3ER or -2LR, I might be tempted to try it out... I've been on an AC 777-3ER, and it was a great looking bird in coach. Ever better in business, tile floors... we stayed on the ground, though.  Sad


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4642 times:



Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 1):
All of AC's fleet have AVOD

If they work. I flew AC 772 from YVR-SYD and return in November, and less than 50% of the AVOD was operational. A few movie channels, and 2 TV channels were operational.

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 6):
Also AC has power outlets or USB ports right next to the PTV so if you have laptop or Ipod you can keep it charged on the flight. (note that was the A320, but I would assume the 777 would have it as well)

All seats have USB ports, but the 110V ports are 2 per triple seat (aisle & middle seats).

That said, the seats were very comfortable, with plenty of leg room.



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