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AC//Buy-On-Board Meals To The USA  
User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

Effective May 13th, AC's Restaurant Style buy-on-board meal program is being extended to select transborder routes for flights under 3:30.

YYZ-MSY/TPA/FLL/MIA/MCO/MSP
YUL-MIA/FLL
YOW-ORD
YHZ-MCO
YVR-ANC

Complete meal and price descriptions can be found @ aircanada.com


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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Rod, in all honesty, how good are these meals? And what are customer reactions so far? Also, in a flight where you have the buy-on-board meal, what is the complimentary service? Do passengers still get snacks?

Thanks in advance, and keep up the good work by informing us here on the news at Air Canada.  Smile



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

In all honesty, the meals have gotten very positive reviews, and on many routes, they sell out. YYZ-YQR/YXE/YHZ/YYT seems to have banner sales.
To this point, buy on board has been offered where previously bar, beverages and snacks were offered, so in fact it was an option or an alternative.

The extension to the US on the above mentioned routes, is reflective of the changing landscape, where low-priced internet fares similar to what we see in Canada has grown to transborder routes. AC has still exceeded the level of service offered by any US carrier. As an example, on the YYZ-MIA route, AC has to this point provided full hot meals and complementary in-flight entertainment on all flights in all classes of service, while AA offers simply a beverage service to its Coach customers. Full meals will continue to be offered in Executive Class, while buy on board will be introduced in the main cabin to maintain value pricing. Complementary meals will remain on all flights over 3:30 in duration.

To answer your question. Flights where buy on board is offered still offers complementary soft drinks, coffee, tea, light snacks (bar snack mix or cookies), as well as complementary reuseable headsets.

This is more than just a North American trend. High quality airlines such as Austrian and Swissair have made buy on board (including soft drinks and water), as part of the offerings on their short-medium haul European flights. Even good old Westjet is considering selling food on board.




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User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6523 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

I'm surprised that they are offering the service to MSY considering that as of June, the YYZ-MSY flight will be operated by an AC Jazz CRJ for the slower Summer season. Do the CRJ's offer this service as well?


Steve/MSY


User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Rod I just flew YYZ MIA on an AC 763 (I do this route alot on AA too)--anyway allow me to say the service was really really good--it was a personal trip so I was in econo---it was great--and the free meal was very good too--

I would not mind the pay for meal on that flight though---its a good option to maintain value pricing---


User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

MSYTriSTAR -

Buy on board is also offered on applicable CRJ routes on AC and AC Jazz, but only chilled meals, as there are no ovens on board. On a side note, we were suprised to see the MSY route got to an "RJ", but guess it's due to seasonal dip in loads, and the proverbial mainline aircraft shortage.



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User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6523 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

FLYACYYZ, at least they still have some nonstop service in the market unlike last Summer. That being said, I can't imagine it'd be a very comfortable flight. It will be nice to see the (hopeful) return on the A319 in the Fall. And yes, Summer is the slow season for New Orleans. We see capacity decreases in terms of flights and equipment usually from June through mid September.


Steve/MSY


User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

AFAIK -
The A319 returns sometime in October, and will be renumbered. Currently operating as AC550/AC551. Most transborder flight numbers changing with the winter sked. Believe it will be a 1000 series flight.



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User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

Rod,
you guys are offering buy-on-board on all domestic 3+ hour flights right now, right? Do any domestic flights have complimentry meals?



EH.
User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

I'm not 100% sure Brandon, but I believe buy onboard is currently offered on all flights lasting 3h30 minutes or less. What I'm sure though is that AC does indeed offer complimentary hot meals on domestic sectors over 3.5 hours.

User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3210 times:

B.O.B. domestic routes include the following flights

YYZ-YYG/YHZ/YQM/YQT/YWG/YXE/YQR/YYT/YFC/YSJ
YUL-YYT

These are flights that generally fall under 1:45 to 3:30 flying time.

Meals on all other flights are complementary.



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