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Air Canada Is Comfy!  
User currently offlineTeej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

I never though I'd say this, but I really enjoyed my flight from Toronto to Vancouver on Air Canada today! I've had a string of crummy flights over the last year or so (Canada 3000, Royal, Virgin and Canadian Regional were all disappointing.. and British Airways did not impress me this summer..). For some reason, Air Canada was just a very refeshing flight! It was an A340, and maybe I'm still reeling from the awful seat pitch on the Royal/C3000 A310 I had to Paris a week ago, but it just seemed to me that these seats were SUPER comfy! The service was fantastic - they just paid attention to the little things - and for me, the reasons for the other carriers being cheaper truly showed. I had to be at Pearson at 4:45 am today (Boy, security's tight there!), and after all that, my 8:15 flight was STILL delayed - they let us board early, and handed out coffee before we took off though.

Great Job, AC!

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User currently offlineTK From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

Yeah, Air Canada's A330/A340's are really fantastic!

User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

I flew on one of their A340's from YYZ to LHR last year and it was my best long haul flight ever, so far.

User currently offlineTeej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 989 times:

Are their 767-300s as comfortable?

User currently offlineStratifier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Teej, I have similar fond memories of AC... I've never flown the A330/340s, but I think I've experienced the same kind of attention to detail  Smile

User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 947 times:

I agree, though it's almost humourous i prefer Westjet, but who doesn't when i save a few thousand!


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineAC340 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 948 times:

I have found that pretty much every Air Canada aircraft has a similar level of comfort, with the exception of its CRJs and Regional affiliates. The
767-300 in the fleet have an excellent see pitch and the are comfortable.

Air Canada rules, though I seem to be the only Canadian who holds this view. If there are more Canadians who like Air Canada, I will with draw my statement gladly.


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 946 times:

I agree i like Air Canada, and I am a Westerner. They may not be popular, but hey half the time they are my only choice. I have no problems with Air Canada except for the incredablely high prices on some flights. I'd rather fly Westjet and save a ton and eat pretzels. I like Air Canada, but hey, AC340 we'll let you have your glory for a little while longer Smile.

Any news about the discount carrier or the regional?



Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 920 times:


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Photo © Henry Jr Godding


Well that pic looks good. Lots of legroom there Smile


User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 903 times:

I have flown on both Air Canada A340 and 763 but I find the the 763 more comfy although the seats are of the old design, it was still comfy and had loads of leg room!

User currently offlineB-HOX From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 884 times:

That's why I'm chossing to ride AC's A340-300 to Hong Kong this Christmas instead of their ex-canadi>n's B744......

Also..my sister flew on AC last spring from YVR-LHR-YVR... She told me she was on a A340 on her flight to LHR but when she returned....it was an B767-300ER and she found out that the 763's pitch wasn't as good as the A340's....

-B-HOX-


User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 841 times:

I've had the privelage of flying their 762ER and the A333. Almost the same disatnce, both were transatlantic, and I found the A330 to be way more comfortable. There seemed to be more seat pitch, the adjustable headrests in hospitality were a nice surprise, more music stations on the 330, it also has the drop down TV's as opposed to just the main screen. The drop downs weren't the super thin ones either, they had a picture tube. Anyways, these drop down ones made it much easier to watch the movie in broad daylight.

I also believe that Air Canada is the best North American carrier.


User currently offlineAesch From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 835 times:

Air Canada economy class pitch on A340 are bad!!! It's tight, uncomfortable, bad IFE, and less pitch then B767. I flew Toronto-HK and i was very dissapointed. Business First is the complete opposite.
I think people who say AC A340 are comfy in econ. have never flown it or have never flown any other company.


User currently offlineWolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 818 times:

"Air Canada rules, though I seem to be the only Canadian who holds this view. If there are more Canadians who like Air Canada, I will with draw my statement gladly."

Count me in!  Smile Coz u r not the only Canadian wh holds this view, I'm surethere are lots! And I think AC is the best North American Airline!

Just my thoughts...

Regards,

Wolfy


User currently offlineChrisa330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 807 times:

If you think the A340 seat pitch is bad, try flying on their B762 ER's for 9.5 hours - not pleasant. I just flew both their A330 and A340 and thought their seat comfort and room was amazing. I hope their B744 and B763 are the same as I am flying to London shortly

User currently offlineTeej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 796 times:

Aesch, I don't know what you're implying, but I was very impressed. Maybe that's how it seemed to me, but it appeared to have more room than even an Air France A340.

Flying back to Toronto on the 763 tomorrow, so I'll update this post with a comparison.

T.J.


User currently offlineAesch From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 779 times:

Air Canada seat pitch in economy is 32" in both the 340 and 762. Service is good. I would agree that it is probably one of the best north american airlines.

User currently offlineTeej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 749 times:

Well... as a follow up to this, I was much less impressed with my flight back to Toronto tonight. The 767-300, an ex-Canadian plane, wasn't as comfortable as the A340, the entertainment system was crummy.. didn't wow me as much as the one before. Also - there really is something to be said about a new-looking interior.. especially on a decent lengthed flight. Those little things, like the headset not working, the seat table being kinda broken..

That's before being stuck beside obnoxious rude people, and having crappy turbulence on the descent in, the long delay, and all the other things than you can't blame the airline for  Smile



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