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AC Toronto To Hong Kong Nonstop- What To Expect  
User currently offlineca228 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 92 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6393 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?

Thanks very much for your input

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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6340 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.


User currently offlinercaq From Austria, joined Aug 2009, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6336 times:

Meal choices are best "fixed" by stating preferences upon booking (or via callcenter) - This way, you won't have to "live" with the beef or...? choice...(or worse)

User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2613 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6302 times:
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Quoting sw733 (Reply 1):
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

All CX 744s have now been refitted with the new seats. Also, HKG-YYZ flights are operated exclusively by the 77W, which are all equipped with new seats.



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6294 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 3):

All CX 744s have now been refitted with the new seats.

Ah, thank you. I always ended up on the "new" ones, so I never knew if there were any old ones around. Here I thought I was just getting lucky  


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25311 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

AC shows 2 meals and a light snack in both directions between Eastern Canada and China (which would include HKG)

[Edited 2010-04-16 12:21:16]

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