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AC YYZ-YVR, Any Food?  
User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 23
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Hi everyone,

I'll be flying BOS-YYZ-YVR on AC in less than two weeks and I was wondering
whether they will serve any food during the YYZ-YVR legs. Thanks.

Tony


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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

The last few flights I flew had food on YYz-YVR, but it might depend on the time of day. I flew evenings, so we had hot dinner served.

User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3740 times:

Everytime I've flown this flight I've had full meal service. If its anywhere close to dinner you'll get Air Canada's specialty - chicken.

User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

Yes indeed, Air Canada will provide you with a complimentary hot meal, whenever the time of the day on that route.

User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

ETStar and Spyderz,

Thanks for the replies!

Tony



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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

There will be food. Take my advice and don't eat it.  Smile



Thats the pathetic offering of vinegary bean salad, soggy rice, tasteless chicken, crunchy potatoes, watery beans and a cold bread roll that I was offered on my last flight on the route.


User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Hey B747-437B,

What are you talking about????  Confused This looks lovely!  Nuts

Tony  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3563 times:

On my YYZ-YEG flight on both legs They offered cold mel which I believe was greek a salad, a poppyseed muffin and something else. I turned it down both times. They do offer a movie though.

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3455 times:

I flew YYZ-YVR in may (late afternoon flight, operated by an A330), and I got food....


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

I think I have seen that exact meal more times than I'd like to remember.
I agree with Sean that it's horrible, you'd be better off to grab something from the terminal.

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4760 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

That is one of the reasons that AC is in the process of removing meals from their longer domestic flights, and replacing them with Buy-on-board meals. Customers choose by price anyway, why give them a meal they dont want.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

'Air Canada will provide you with a complimentary meal.'

Nooooo! You pay for it in your ticket, so it's not free or complimentary!



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User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2675 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3272 times:
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Doesn't AC have a non-stop from BOS to YVR? Why go through YYZ if you don't have to.


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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3253 times:

Again, thanks to everyone who replied. I will seriously consider getting some food
at YYZ before boarding!

Arrow,

I don't think they do. At least, nothing came up when I was searching for these
flights. I was offered a direct with someone else (could it be ATA? I can't remember).
But, it left at 6am and I simply refuse to get up at 3am to catch a flight. Have done
it many times in the past and it's not worth it.

Tony



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Well I've never had the crunchy potato/tasteless chicken meal that Sean is talking about Big grin but most meals I've had on AC were quite good.




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User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

Arrow,

AC flies YVR-BOS non-stop during the summer months with A319 equipment. I think the flight time is something like 5 hours 16 minutes, which must be on the long side for an A319.



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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

I think the flight time is something like 5 hours 16 minutes, which must be on the
long side for an A319.


Guess what? The YYZ-YVR leg will be in an A320 (the return is a A340 I think).
I've done YYZ-SFO in an A320 in the past too. Yes, it's not all the pleasant.
Give me a B767 any day...

But, Jayce, thanks for mentioning the direct BOS-YVR flight. I was not aware
that there was one.

Tony



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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

NO FOOD!

ITS STARVATION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!..
Or you can plug your nose and eat whats posted above. Starting off with the hard crunchy bread.
Man, economy class meals.. No wonder I got allergies.



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User currently offlineEuroLeb From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

That is one of the reasons that AC is in the process of removing meals from their longer domestic flights, and replacing them with Buy-on-board meals. Customers choose by price anyway, why give them a meal they dont want.

GOOD FOR THEM... GREAT MOVE INDEED, JUST TO PLEASE SOME OF YOU!

I can't seem to understand some of you guys, who are bitching and complaining about getting a hot meal service on a 'domestic' flight. For your information, Air Canada uses CARA, an airline/airport catering company which has been around for as long as I remember, and one of Canada's largest operator of restaurant chains... So, what makes Air Canada different from British Airways, KLM, Singapore Airlines, United and American Airlines (to name a few), all of whom have been using the services of CARA?

http://www.cara.com/corpinfo.html

I hope some of you won't start complaining about getting AEROPLAN reward miles from Air Canada!!!!!!!!!!!  Pissed






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User currently offlineJettatco From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

not on zip, yes on mainline

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

"not on zip, yes on mainline"

Zip doesn't exist anymore.



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User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1834 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

Air Canada is pretty good in food... there are cutbacks, but I think a meal will be served regardless of times on YVR-YYZ routes... Hot meals will be offered pretty much from 6am till 7pm... but AC recently serves cold meals on the late night departures... I guess instead of "hot chicken with rice", you get "chicken salad"...

Carfield


User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Right on EuroLeb!!
You don't get a meal you bitch, you do get a meal you also bitch. Many of the erroneous comparison are made with comparisons of SQ/CX and others in mind.
Lets compare apples to apples. Within the North American marketplace, AC's in-flight service is miles above anything that is offered by a US based carrier.

*Complementary Headsets on ALL flights & Video on all flights over 60 minutes
*Hot Breakfasts on 40 min flights between YYZ & YOW in J/C
*Hot Meals on all transcon and southern flights (incl BDA) in all classes
*Newspapers and Mags


SO THERE!



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Lets compare apples to apples. Within the North American marketplace, AC's in-flight service is miles above anything that is offered by a US based carrier.

AC is also the only NA airline that has received decades of subsidies and free cash from a federal govt. AC's market dominance is due to those decades of govt favouritism.

As for inflight service, the complaints about snooty and indifferent AC FA's abound on a daily basis.





Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

You don't get a meal you bitch, you do get a meal you also bitch.

Rod, some of us would rather have the option of buying a somewhat edible meal on board than having to settle for some half-assed crap like is served on most transcons nowadays. Air Canada's buy-on-board meals are gourmet compared to shit like the mystery chicken pictured.

If you're gonna do meal service at least pretend that you are trying. As it stands, the lack of edible food is a strike AGAINST Air Canada when picking an airline on the route. Yes, I'm a slave to Aeroplan so AC will pretty much win my business anyway, but I'd rather have the JetsGo turkey baguette for $5 than the slop AC dishes out for "free".

[Edited 2004-10-14 20:46:43]

25 Dash8King : can't seem to understand some of you guys, who are bitching and complaining about getting a hot meal service on a 'domestic' flight. For your informa
26 Yyz717 : Yes, I'm a slave to Aeroplan so AC will pretty much win my business anyway, Then AC will never improve Sean. Business travellers have to be willing to
27 Post contains images Lucky727 : SNATH - you will get a meal, and you'll most likely have a choice : between chicken or lasagna. My advice is to get the lasagna, which isn't bad, vers
28 B747-437B : Business travellers have to be willing to leave AC before AC will listen I have no wish to stop flying AC over an issue as silly as bad food on transc
29 LongHauler : AC is also the only NA airline that has received decades of subsidies and free cash from a federal govt. AC's market dominance is due to those decades
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