ChrisA330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 617 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
Seat pitch on AC is between 32" and 34". The A333 having slightly newer seats and a better pitch over the B763. Overall, I've never felt the least bit cramped on any of their aircraft. IFE for now is main screen, until AVOD is installed on all of their fleet, however that won't start until the end of 2005. Service on AC can still be hit and miss, however they are much improved over the AC of 2 years ago - and they are still getting better.
Taxis to downtown Toronto are a flat rate of $43. If you are going to a hotel, you might consider the Airport Express bus which is about $15 and it stops at various hotels around the city. www.torontoairportexpress.com
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7598 posts, RR: 40 Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
Quoting ChrisA330 (Reply 1): Service on AC can still be hit and miss, however they are much improved over the AC of 2 years ago - and they are still getting better.
I have too agree on that one myself. In the last couple of years AC has gotten very good in terms of quality and service. My last trip with them in the winter from LHR-YYC on the A330 was phenomenal! The service was just excellent. Some of the best Y class food I've had in along time. Just as an example, we had pizza, chips, ice cream and beer for a snack just before arrival in YYC. Try the Sleeman's Cream Ale, it's really good.
As far as the in-flight entertainment is concerned, no PTV's yet, but the main screens are constantly showing movies. Usually four films on the way to YVR or YYC.
ACYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1472 times:
Another option if your pressed for cashola is transit. Its not the best but its dirt cheap. $2.50CAD is all it costs. If you do take this choice, take the 192 Rocket to Kipling Station, I think it comes in on Sub-Level 1 (basement floor) at the airport. then transfer to the subway going eastbound (its hard to do otherwise Kipling is the end of the line) transfer to the University/Yonge line at St. George Station going southbound and get off at Union...or any of the stations closest. (www.gotransit.ca)
ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 924 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
AC was alwasy ok for me, rarely better. Recently I was on a 767 that was old, had worn seats, and was dirty. On the same trip I was on a A319, which was new, bright, clean. I was on their 74M and A330 as well, as well as many years back on their 742 and L1011. All flights were average, none was outstanding, except the one sector on the A319 (YYZ-LAX).
Service was normal, but I never encounered an unfriendly F/A. Same at the check-in - they are usually very friendly!
Things are slowly changing with AC - fortunately for the better...
Thus, while they are not outstanding, they are solid and I wouldn't hesitate to fly them any time...
YULQC From Finland, joined May 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1362 times:
I always enjoyed my rides on AC.. last leg was CDG-YUL on the 333 in March. Meals in economy are one of the best. I always prefered the older F/As at AC, very attentive and pleasant to talk to.. For the IFE, please bring a good book or your IPOD or something.. last leg they showed "Le festin de Babette"... But you should enjoy your ride.. great seat pitch and great service!