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AC Executive Class To HK  
User currently offlineLegallykev From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

I'm flying to HK from YYZ next month; via YVR on the way there and direct on the way back. Is there a big difference between the Exec. Class on the A343 and the A345?

Would love to hear of past experiences!
Cheers
K.

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User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

I don't know the major difference but I know that the A340-500 have PTV in Y whereas the A340-300 doesn't.

I don't know the other major difference but enjoy the view when the aircraft is taking off!!! I guess you will get a better view of the surface on the A340's (not an insult) opposed to the B744 which I think is a good thing.

Oh but one thing, when you stop in YVR, enjoy the executive class lounge of Air Canada. I don't know if its only the arrival lounge but I hear they have showers and they even clean your jacket or clothes while you are taking a shower.



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User currently offlineHanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 1):
I don't know if its only the arrival lounge

They also have one at LHR.



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User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Quoting Legallykev (Thread starter):
I'm flying to HK from YYZ next month; via YVR on the way there and direct on the way back. Is there a big difference between the Exec. Class on the A343 and the A345?

Yes there is a big difference between the A343 and A345 cabins, most noticeably the lie-flat seats that only the A345's have.


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User currently offlineLegallykev From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 3):
Yes there is a big difference between the A343 and A345 cabins, most noticeably the lie-flat seats that only the A345's have.

Are the lie-flat seats comfortable? I've heard mixed things about them...


User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Don't know I've never sat in them.

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air_Canada/Air_Canada_Airbus_A345.php

KrisYYZ


User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

They are 'ok'. They're nowhere near the comfort levels of some of the asian carriers eg SQ, CX. But they will suffice for sleeping. AC won't be replacing them as they will be disposing of the A345s when the new 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs come online. These aircrafts will have the fold out bed ala Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic.

User currently offlineBa97 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2471 times:

Thanks for the info. I am to fly to Tokyo from yyz in 10 days. I was thinking of AC with the non stop. I am used to the BA Club world and business class having a bed. Am I getting the reclining seat on that route or is it a bed?


there is economy class, business class, first class...then Concorde..pure class
User currently offlineYVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2445 times:

Quoting Ba97 (Reply 7):
Am I getting the reclining seat on that route or is it a bed?

If its an A343/A333/B763 then you will be getting a reclining seat. As for the A345 (which doesn't operate to Tokyo), it reclines to 170 degrees - but don't quote me.

-YVRtoYYZ


User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2424 times:

I flew the 345 in Y class just over a year ago. It's a beautiful aircraft, and far superior to AC's 343s. Executive class is much more modern on the 345 as compared to the older 343s.

Take the 340-500.

G


User currently offlineLegallykev From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 9):
Take the 340-500.

Well I'll be taking both, so it will be interesting to see the difference.


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