ca228 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 92 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3818 times:
Hello, I am thinking of booking Air Canada direct flight from Toronto to Hong Kong. Can you tell me what kind of meal service I can expect? How many meals are served? Do they have a chinese option vs. a western option with their meals? what kind of snacks do they offer in between meals? How does AC compare to CX on this route?
sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6072 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3765 times:
I ended up on this flight last minute, and as I usually fly CX/OneWorld to HKG, I did not know what to expect. Indeed, I was not too happy about missing out on more good OW miles, but nonetheless was fairly happy with the Air Canada flight.
That being said, I did sleep most of the way, so my input should be taken with a grain of salt. The meals are decent, I felt they were better on the HKG-YYZ route rather than the YYZ-HKG route, but both were decent for economy class airline meals. I do believe there was an asian option as well as a western option, at least for lunch/dinner. You should get at least a lunch/dinner not long after takeoff, and a breakfast not long before arriving at your destination. Snacks are available in between...maybe a sandwich, I am not sure, I slept through that part!
The 777-200LR that they use is a beautiful plane. Pretty comfortable inside, good IFE system. In this way, I think Air Canada exceeds Cathay Pacific, especially if you end up on one of the Cathay 744s with the older seats. If I did not have such status (AA ExecPlat) with OneWorld, I might seriously consider AC for my future trips to HKG (I go about 4-5 times/year, plus more to the mainland of China) - I was happy with their product overall.