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Great Air Canada Executive First To Peru  
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Posted (11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 31294 times:

Introduction







This is the rhythm of the night





Arrivals level. Note the purple signage.



the night
oh yeah





Departures level curb. Note the Terminal Link Bus Stop.



the rhythm of the night





Terminal Link interior



’Say, Corona! We are going beyond Toronto, aren’t we?’
‘Is this an answer to your question?’





My boarding pass



’When did you get that?’
‘Sometime within the 24-hour period prior to the departure of our flight by using one of Air Canada’s convenient self-service options,’





Web Check-in




Web Check-in homepage



’First and last name, departure city and identification number were required to enter,’





Passenger select



’Then it was about following the on-screen instructions, wasn’t it? What about our seat selection?’





Seat map



’Call Center Agent Miss Monali has taken care of it,’





Flight information



‘What about our travel documents?’





Additional travel information



‘The destination we are travelling to requires us to provide the information,’





Additional travel information



’All fixed!’





Print documents



’Our web check-in process was completed!’





Before Security



’Apart from printing our boarding passes at home, we could print them at the airport by seeing an agent at the check-in counter,’





Aisle A



’Pick any position between 7 to 12 for Elite, Executive First/Executive Class or Star Alliance Gold,’





Positions 9 and 10



“Did you pick up your baggage and recheck it?”
“We dropped it off at the connection drop-off belt in Terminal 3. Is that okay?”
“That’s fine! I just wanted to make sure you did that. Well, enjoy your flight then! Just follow the E gates signs over there,”




Signs




Dedication to flightsimboy and Nils (Sultanils)


Friends, be welcome!  







Friends forever
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User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 31523 times:

’Hey, how do we get here?’





Maple Leaf Lounge



’Just follow YYZ’s security requirements and you will clear pre-board security screening in less than five minutes! Welcome to serene escape from the bustle of airport activity!’





Comfortable setting with warm natural colors



’How about refreshing hot beverage from Van Houtte Inc.? It’s a successful Montreal, Quebec, Canada based gourmet coffee roasting company since 1919, named after its founder French-born Albert-Louis Van Houtte,’





Coffee or espresso



’Or do you prefer something cold from Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group or H.J. Heinz Company?’





Juices and sodas



’Perhaps something stronger?’





Spirits. Note empty wine bottles.



’Or less stronger?’





Beers



’Coloradoan Coors Light Cold Certified, Harp Irish Lager, Molson Canadian or Irish Guinness dry stout? What is going to be?’





Molson Canadian



’Just the locally made pale ale lager which is delicate, fragile and yet strong at the same time like this symbiosis of industry and poetry extraordinary at Level 3,’





Earthbound… Unbound 2003 by Ingo Maurer



’Otherwise balanced and yet symmetrical like the creation of American artist Richard Serra at Level 2,’





Tilted Spheres



’What a dominating sculpture that greets Toronto’s international guests and sees them off once general boarding begins,’





Priority Boarding



’Do you know that eligible customers can board at their leisure on flights operated by aircraft with more than 50 seats?’





211 seater



Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 31509 times:

On board





Flights Status

Route: YYZLIM
Date: May 27, 2013
ETD/ATD: 23.45 / 23.40
ETA/ATA: 06.35 / 06.25
Flight number: AC 080
Plane: Boeing 767-375ER
Registration: C-GHOZ
First delivered: March 31, 1989 to Canadian Airlines as C-FCAU
Flight deck: Captain Larry Dugan



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“Welcome aboard,” Purser Bruno warmly greeted us. “Your seat is on your right,”




My 5A



’Imagine the indulgence of comfortable pillow, duvet and complimentary amenity kit in your own Executive First Suite’s privacy and space’





Legroom at 70 inch pitch. Note the high privacy screen on the left, footrest upfront and storage underneath.



“Something to drink?” Motherly Flight Attendant Sally presented a tray with orange juice and Champagne.




My choice served on cocktail tray



‘It’s Champagne Drappier Carte d’Or Brut, voted the best Champagne in the air in 2006! Cheers to our first flight ever with AC!’





Cabin view from 5A



‘Thanks to the implementation of seamless Interline Electronic Ticketing,’





Our full itinerary. Guess AC’s Interline E-ticket Partner.



‘1L has been closed!’





Pushback at 23.40



‘Bruno and Sally are standing on alert in the aisle which means the safety video is being played. Let’s pay attention!’





For your safety



Evacuation on water



“Flight attendants, take your seat for takeoff. Thank you!”



Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 31466 times:

Inflight



’Imagine yourself being in a fine restaurant,’





Inviting atmosphere. Note the large tray table.



’With attentive service from Bruno and Sally,’





Menu and wine list



“May I?”




Dressed for fine dining



’There comes Bruno again!’





Drink trolley



“Something to drink?”




Wines selected by AC’s wine expert Ken Chase



“Can I have Champagne, please?”
“Sure. My colleague will bring you the light meal soon,”




Turkey and Gruyère Croque Monsieur Half with grilled vegetables



“Do you want some cookies?”
“I will have one, please,”
“Just one? How about two?”




Freshly baked cookies



“Are you sure you have enough cookies? You can have more if you like,”
“I am fine. Thank you,”
“Enjoy your meal,”




Light meal presentation



‘How do you like the Croque Monsieur?’
‘Delectable savory French classic with contemporary twist of turkey whilst the sweet grilled vegetables are somewhat saying, “Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir”
‘What about the cookies?’
‘Imagine the sensation of melting chocolate at every bite of these moist US classics,’
‘That calls for music!’





Main Menu on 12 inch touch-screen TV



‘Up to 600 hours of digital entertainment available on-demand at the touch of your finger! How about one of 12 channels of satellite radio?’





8 showed of 12 channels



’Maybe one of 100 music albums?’





7 showed of 23 genres



‘Whichever it will be, you can’t go wrong with these,’





Noise-cancelling Sennheiser headphones



‘By the way, you look more into sleeping!’





Entertainment control above and seat control underneath. Note ‘Zzz’ button recline.



’Just relax in your own personal oasis,’





Lie-flat mode measuring 191 cm long and 53 cm wide



‘Make yourself feel good, body and mind. Just like the philosophy of Escents Aromatherapy’s founder Jacqui MacNeill,’





Amenity kit’s content. Note Escents Aromatherapy collection of Mojito Moisturizing Lip Balm, Breeze Hand & Body Lotion and Breeze Moisturizing Cleansing Cloth



‘Sleep tight and sweet dream,’




Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 31424 times:

‘Look! Another South American camelid!’





Alpaca and its shepherd



‘Resembling a small llama in appearance, this domesticated species is kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes,’





Herd of alpaca on the road of National Reserve Patahuasi



‘Most of them like to enjoy humans at arm’s length rather than snuggle with them. So, don’t get too close for comfort!’





Encounter with alpaca



‘I have got something on my face! Where is the bathroom?’
‘Are you awake? Don’t panic!’





Lavatory



‘Cleanse your hands and get the feeling of pampering pleasure and freshness,’





Fruits & Passion No 312 collection of Ocean Flower Hand Soap and Rich Hand Cream



‘How about a refreshing drink?’





Dasani Purified Water, placed in bottle holder.



“Do you want some coffee?” Smiling Sally appeared on my side. “I have made a fresh one,”




Second Cup coffee



’Freshly made of Second Cup Corazon coffee! Do you know that in addition to its cafés, Second Cup chose AC to serve this blend exclusively on board?’
‘Second Cup?’
‘It’s Canada's largest Canadian-based specialty coffee retailer, founded in 1975 by Tom Culligan and Frank O'Dea,’
‘Second Cup is a public company in Canada unlike its counterpart Van Houtte, right?’
‘Correct! Hey, the cabin lights are illuminated!’





Cabin view before pre-arrival breakfast service



“We will be serving breakfast in a moment. Do you want anything else while waiting?”




Fresh Orange Juice



‘What’s on the menu, by the way?’





Menu



“Do you want Croissant or Blueberry Muffin?”




My choice. Note Dickinson’s Pure Strawberry Jam mini jar, Saputo Whipped Butter cup and Yoplait Yoptimal Yogurt



’Fancy sweet buttery start of Croissant with jam and butter before savoring the healthy Yogurt? Or are you more into the fresh one to commence?’





Sliced seasonal Fruit



’In any case, all of them are nicely fruity,’





Pre-arrival breakfast tray



“What do you like to have? Omelette or Pancakes?”




My choice



’Feeling revived after having fresh and fluffy Parsley Omelette, juicy Chicken Sausage and crumbly Yukon Potato on a splash of spicy Salsa?’
‘¡Si!’
‘We’ve got yet something to do!’






Baggage Declaration Form



’Let’s arrange it as our arrival is imminent,’





Autoplay map



’Just look out of the window!’





Sunrise above the Andes



“Flight attendants, take your seat for landing!”



Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 31368 times:

Jorge Chávez International Airport



You could put some joy upon my face





LAN CC-CWF at Remote Gate 27



Oh sunshine in a empty place





Docked at Gate 18, next to LA CC-CYE.



Take me to turn to
and babe I’ll make you stay





Thank you, C-GHOZ! Note CC-CYE departing.



’This way, Corona!’





Immigration



‘Apart from Baggage Declaration Form, you have to fill this out to be presented along with your passport,’





Andean Migration Card



’Once your entrance has been validated at one of 30 Immigration positions, the officer will return a smaller stub of the Andean Migration Card,’





Copy of my smaller stub



‘Don’t lose it until your departure! Hey, how about last minute shopping upon arrival?’





Duty Free Shop



’Why don’t we just figure out which one of 6 baggage belts is assigned for our flight?’





Baggage belt information monitor



’Your wish is my command, Master!’





Belt 6



’Hey, look!’





Our joint suitcase



This is the rhythm of my life
my life
oh yeah
the rhythm of my life




Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 31336 times:

Islas Ballestas



‘Well, here we are!’





Cormorants. Note the white stork.



‘Seabirds everywhere! Where are we?’
‘El Chaco, the Paracas peninsula’s main village! Come!’





Paloma del Cabo



‘Welcome aboard!’





Forward view from the last row. Note our tour guide Jorge up front.



‘Hey, there is no cabin on board!’
‘That’s why we should dress properly to protect against wind and spray just like the guys over there!’





Fishermen



‘The sea can get rough, so sufferers of motion sickness should take medication before boarding. Hey, don’t get seasick yet! Look over there!’





Candelabra Geoglyph



‘Etched into the sandy hills, this giant three-pronged figure measures more than 150 meter high and 50 meter wide. No one knows exactly who made the glyph, or when, or what it signifies,’
‘But theories abound, right?’
‘Yes, some propound that it served as a navigational guide for sailors and based on the constellation of Southern Cross. Speaking of constellation, what about that?’





Peruvian boobies



‘The name of these colonial breeders on islands and coasts was possibly based on the Spanish slang term “bobo”, which means stupid,’
‘Why?’
‘These tame birds had a habit of landing on board sailing ships where they were easily captured and eaten sadly. Anyway, welcome to Islas Ballestas! Or the "poor man’s Galapagos" as the islands are grandiosely nicknamed,’





Misty overview



‘Look how the islands form by natural structures like arches…,’









‘… and caves,’










‘Our boat tour doesn’t actually disembark on to the islands, but it gets us close enough to the wildlife for a good look,’





Peruvian pelicans and Humboldt penguins



’Peruvian pelicans live on the west coast of South America, from Lobos de Tierra Island in Peru to Pupuya Islet in Chile,’
‘Just like the Humboldt penguins which breed in coastal Peru and Chili. Do you know that these medium-sized penguins are named after the cold water current they swim in?’
‘Which is itself named after Prussian geographer and explorer Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt, right? Hey, look at those ones on the rock!’





Fur seals



‘The fur seals are marked by their dense underfur which made them a long-time object of commercial hunting,’
‘Hopefully they are safe here along with their relatives,’





Sea lions. Note the lone Swallow-tailed Gull.



‘Do you know that fur seals are most closely related to sea lions than true seals? They share with them external ears, relatively long and muscular fore flippers and the ability to walk on all fours,’
‘Our tour is coming to an end! Say goodbye then!’





Waving pelican



‘Back to Lima now?’
‘Not yet! We’re bound for 70 kilometers southeast,’





Landscape on the way


[Edited 2013-08-29 08:48:09]


Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 31312 times:

Hotel Las Dunas







‘Welcome to the most luxurious hotel in Ica, located off Panamericana Sur Highway Km 300! Guess where it is named after?’





Golf course. Note the sand dune in the background.



‘Let’s go for a walk along the premises!’





Garden overview



‘Fancy bird watching?’





Peacock



‘Can you imagine that along the landscape, dry enough for Martians, out jumps lush green oasis?’





Pilgrim Geese



‘How do you like this view outside your room?’





Patio



‘Harmony of rest and relaxation since the hotel’s opening for business in 1976!’





Stylish Full Standard room with King Size bed



‘Not yet crashing out! Peruvian national drink is waiting for us!’





Pisco Sour



‘This famous cocktail is an invention of Victor Vaughn Morris, American bartender in the early 1920s, using Peruvian Pisco as the base liquor with addition of lemon juice, syrup, ice, egg white and Angostura bitters,’
‘Hence the Peruvian annual public holiday on the first Saturday in February to celebrate International Pisco Sour Day?’
‘Correct! Hey, how about having dinner the South American cowboy way in hotel’s restaurant “La Achirana”?’





Bife Gaucho



‘Though we may need some body workout afterwards,’





Climbing wall



‘You look so serious in all sudden!’
‘Of the theories about Candelabra Geoglyph, some connect it to the Nazca Lines, right?’





Condor


[Edited 2013-08-29 08:46:05]


Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 31301 times:

Conclusion



Dear friends,

Whilst writing, it occurred to me that I had my first flight ever with a North American airline. Let it be Air Canada, Best Airline in North America four years in a row according to Skytrax.  

How fortunate I was to travel with the comfort of a fully flat bed from Canada to yet undiscovered continent of South America and share the experience with my greatest travel companion Herman.

Apart from personal space of Executive First Suite, it were the people of AC whose service made our trip truly relaxing. So, allow me to thank:

Sally and Bruno for taking good care of us on board;
Miss Monali for her assistance on the phone.

I sincerely hope that flightsimboy and Nils will accept the dedication of my story from Toronto in Canada until Islas Ballestas in Peru.

Last but not least to all of you, thank you so much for reading!


Warm regards,



Sally and Suryo



Exciting KLM World Business Class To Toronto (by akhmad Jul 14 2013 in Trip Reports)

[Edited 2013-08-29 08:24:04]


Friends forever
User currently offlineLuxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 504 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 31117 times:

Hi Suryo,

Great report about your experience on AC down to South America.
The meals look both great and the service also not bad!
Did you like the heringbone style arrangement of the seats?

Also stunning pictures from Peru, a place that is not covered well in reports.

Thanks for sharing
Cheers,
Johannes


User currently offlinelychemsa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 31037 times:

It seems that Paracas nearby is a nicer place to stay. That;s my plan. However I had no idea about Ica. It seems to be an interesting place to visit.

AC in Y still offer 32" legroom which is great these days. I just flew them from London to Halifax. Their aircraft seem to be pretty old. It shows in the loos.

I still can't forget when they lost my suitcase and never found it again from GVA to New York via YUL. A very traumatic experience.

C seems great.

Your reports are always fantastic.


User currently offlineSpdBrdConcorde From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 30922 times:

Suryo

A very nice trip report.It is well composed and to the point.Congrats on your first NA carrier.I flew AC YYZ-FRA earlier this year and enjoyed the trip greatly.The pictures are wonderful and very interesting. I am a fan of the Herringbone layout which plagues AC,DL,9W,VS and CX to some extent.Thanks for sharing the trip with us.

Regards
Vivek


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 12, posted (11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 30889 times:

Hi Suryo,

great second part of your series, I had been waiting for this one! What a nice selection of high quality pictures - and very good to see you chose AC - I also tried its Executive First some weeks ago and I really enjoyed it.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):

“Something to drink?” Motherly Flight Attendant Sally presented a tray with orange juice and Champagne.

I was offered orange juice and sparking wine before departure.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
‘It’s Champagne Drappier Carte d’Or Brut, voted the best Champagne in the air in 2006! Cheers to our first flight ever with AC!’

It was very tasty!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Lie-flat mode measuring 191 cm long and 53 cm wide

I was amazed by the high level of comfort. Other than expected, I didn't feel cramped at all. But looking out of the window was a bit difficult.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Wines selected by AC’s wine expert Ken Chase

Did you try the Malbec? That one was excellent.


I'm looking forward to the next part!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineSultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1683 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 30017 times:
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Hi akhmad,

Good to see the 2nd account of your travels to Peru. A nice voyage down south, courtesy of Air Canada, you were treated very well onboard it seems! As you know I’ve visited Peru as well some 10 years ago. LIM has drastically changed for the better, in the international terminal there were no jet bridges, the plane parked right next to the terminal. You can imagine my excitement when deboarding my favourite Airbus, the A343, upon arrival from MAD. IB may not have the best service around, but the price was by far the cheapest, the flight was on time and we got there saf and sound. Nice to see some Peru pics, they bring back nice memories of the great time the Mss and Me had there backpacking  

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
My boarding pass

I like that French translation on it: ‘Super Affaires’.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Dedication to flightsimboy and Nils (Sultanils)

Thanks!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Maple Leaf Lounge

The first look is that of a greenhouse but I’m sure the resemblance was only minor?

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Note empty wine bottles.

Do you have something to confess Suryo  Wow!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Light meal presentation

Looks OK although not overhelmingly so. Was the croque monsieur crunchy as it should be?

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
“Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir”

I hope you didn’t ask that question literally   Or did you ask Herman?

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Sennheiser headphones

My brand of choice as well although I don’t have the noise cancelling ones.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Sunrise above the Andes

Gorgeous and a promising sight of what was to come.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Peruvian boobies

Lol, this made me think of other things at first. Must be my dirty mind 

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
I sincerely hope that flightsimboy and Nils will accept the dedication of my story from Toronto in Canada until Islas Ballestas in Peru.

Accepted with great pleasure my friend!

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 29884 times:

Hi Suryo !

Thanks for another fantastic report with fantastic pictures !

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
My 5A

Looks roomy and comfortable.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Legroom at 70 inch pitch. Note the high privacy screen on the left, footrest upfront and storage underneath.

Looks very narrow. I know it's the same seat but perhaps the angle make it feel much more narrow than the previous picture.

Also it looks like the seat is at quite an angle to the window so it could be difficult to look outside. I'm not so sure I would like that seat.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Turkey and Gruyère Croque Monsieur Half with grilled vegetables

I thought that was the appetizer......I have to say that I'm surprised that there wasn't more to eat on a flight like that.

I think that carriers from North America to Northern South America serve similar meals due the length of the flights.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
My choice

Looks great and would have been my choice as well.

Looking forward very much to your next part !

The777Man



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User currently offlineYYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 28580 times:
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Great TR. Peru looks beautiful.

If you happen to make your next NA carrier WS I again extend the invitation to let me know.

Glad to see you had a great trip! The food looked surprisingly good!

Cheers
Joe



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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1150 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 28388 times:
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Goedemiddag Suryo!

Another fantastic report you put together here accompanied with many nice pictures!!
Your reports sure are one of a kind  

What a great idea to fly to Peru via YYZ which is a great airport IMHO.. Especially to North American standards  
It looks like your first experience with AC was a very good one thanks to the 2 FAs. I am not a fan of the herringbone configuration myself, it looks a bit cramped while looking at the pictures, although I am sure it's not that cramped when sitting there. The only down part is looking out the window can prove to be quite a challenge!

What a beautiful pictures of Peru, that resort looks very nice and relaxing  

Thanks for sharing yet another epic report, looking forward to your next one!

Fijn weekend!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineeastafspot From France, joined Jan 2008, 766 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 27698 times:

Suryo,

Many thanks for another detailed review of your first North American carrier.
The non aviation pictures are extremely interesting and the descriptions of Peru's fauna fascinated me.

Do you remember if this mouthwatering croque monsieur was the unique dinner option?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
‘I have got something on my face!

Haha, what a funny nightmare!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
Lol, this made me think of other things at first. Must be my dirty mind 

   it was the same here ! 

Looking forward to reading your next adventure  



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User currently offlineAyostoLeon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 27594 times:

Hi Suryo. Good to see your latest instalment uploaded. I seem to have been under a misapprehension because I got the idea that with the delayed departure of your KLM flight, you only had limited time to make the connection. I was expecting a mad dash, mild panic (or at least an elevated heart beat). But luckily it appears that everything worked out fine.

I note that you had to clear immigration and re-check your bags. The security and check-in process looks as if everything was efficiently managed: how was the immigration perocess? Do they have priority lanes for premium passengers or is it a matter of hoping you have joined what looks like the faster queue?

AC's service looks good and I guess the evening meal was large enough so as not to make sleep uncomfortable, particularly if a snack was available in the lounge before boarding. Like others, I am not a fan of the herringbone seating arrangement: too reminiscent of battery farming.  

Great photos of the wildlife on the islands - looks like standing room only in those rookeries. Thanks for sharing and for Herman's contribution of his photographic skills.

I look forward to the next part. Keep well.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 27511 times:

Hey Suryo  

Great report and as usual lovely pictures. I was looking forward to this one after a sneak preview   . AC look good and I like their product. I had a lovely flight on them a while back.

Pisco sour looks yummy   That steak is making me want to cook something also.

Looking forward to the next part.

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1451 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 26955 times:

Morning Suryo,

Another high quality report, as always. Thank you for including so many beautiful pictures of Peru.

My only flights on AC were a very long time ago, travelling as an UM to Toronto so I have a bit of a soft spot for the airline.

The seats in Executive First look so comfortable, but I still don’t like the cabin layout. Firstly it must be far more difficult to enjoy the window view and secondly I think the cabin seems much more cramped & claustrophobic.

The food appears tasty enough on board but perhaps not quite up to par with other carriers you’ve been on recently.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Most of them like to enjoy humans at arm’s length rather than snuggle with them. So, don’t get too close for comfort!’

I just love that photo! The expression on both your faces is just priceless  
Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
’Just look out of the window!’

That is an amazing shot and what a way to be welcomed to South America.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Etched into the sandy hills, this giant three-pronged figure measures more than 150 meter high and 50 meter wide. No one knows exactly who made the glyph, or when, or what it signifies,’

Most unusual.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
The fur seals are marked by their dense underfur which made them a long-time object of commercial hunting,’
‘Hopefully they are safe here along with their relatives,’

How anyone can hunt these beautiful creatures is just beyond me  I really do hope they are safe with their relatives.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
‘How do you like this view outside your room?’

Very nice. Reminds me of Greece!

Happy flying
Infodesk   



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlineWidebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 26323 times:

Dear Suryo,

What an innovative way to write a trip report! I enjoyed it thoroughly! Congrats on your first flight on a North American carrier. Surprisingly, I have yet to fly Air Canada, and judging by your experience, I'm missing out. I was once booked to fly them but a snowstorm cancelled the flight and I got rebooked on a different carrier.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Encounter with alpaca

I love that photo. Your face looks like you just got offended by something that the alpaca said...

Quoting akhmad (Reply 6):
Islas Ballestas

Thank you for the very interesting photos of this place I have never heard! What a treat to get to visit it  .

Many thanks,

Stojan



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User currently offlinejfidler From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 26016 times:

Great report. I really like the herringbone layout on AC, and I actually seek it out on my trips to Asia from the US, as that's a lot of time on board. I'm always on AC's 777s for trips from YYZ to China/HK. What I like about the layout (which is 1-2-1 on the 777) is that all seats have aisle access, so you never bother your seatmate nor do they bother you. This way I can work and sleep on my schedule.

On longer flights like that, the croque monsieur sandwich is a between-meal snack, and is indeed quite tasty.


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 25781 times:

Nice report Suryo...looks like you enjoyed your AC flights. The 767 looks nice, but I can't understamd why they didn't install new overheads - those old ones look awful!

Nice photos from Peru too - looks great, i'll have to go sometime.



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User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1091 posts, RR: 31
Reply 24, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 25533 times:

Hi Suryo,

Well, Happy 8th A.net birthday, and what a anice report to mark it in with. I really enjoyed this, since I had no idea you had been out in Peru - this is very adventurous.

AC underwhelmed from my viewers perspective, but it was interesting to see a long(ish) haul intra American flight.

I was in Toronto 2 years prior, and it is a nice airport, good to see it again. I will see Vancouver in a little under a month. Very excited!

Luke



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
25 flightsimboy : Hello Suryo, Nice to see the next segment of your trip report on here.. The dedication: Thank you Suryo...this means so much to me....always appreciat
26 MSS658 : Hello Suryo Nice to see the continuation of your American adventure. Looks like you had a good flight on Air Canada, great service as most of the time
27 jwhite9185 : Hi Suryo, nice report once again. Is that AC flight actually marketed at first, because I'd say it looks more like a business product. Still looks pre
28 longhauler : What a great TR, to a place I fly a lot. Thank you for taking the time to upload such beautiful pictures of Peru. The flight leaves close to midnight.
29 767747 : Great report, Suryo! Looks like you had a nice flight with Air Canada. Food looks quite good, and the service sounds great. I'm not a huge fan of the
30 Post contains images akhmad : Dear Johannes, lychemsa, Vivek, PH, Nils, Lars, Joe, Brendan, Léonard, Ayostus, Philip, Hannah, Stojan, jfidler, Gabriel, Luke, flightsimboy, Marc, J
31 Post contains images akhmad : Hi PH, Unfortunately not. I guess I missed out on that one. It’s 21 inches wide. Can you imagine how those inches make a difference? ***************
32 Post contains images akhmad : Dear Stojan, I hope you’ll get the chance to fly Air Canada soon. ********************************************************** jfidler, No less than 1
33 knightsofmalta : Hi Suryo Thanks for the interesting report. I've always been a fan of Air Canada's seat. Especially if, like you, you're seated on the left side of th
34 Post contains links Avianca : Hi Suryo, what a great report! the report brings special memorys to me as I lived nealry 3 years in Peru!!! AC Business product looks really good! I h
35 Post contains images mk777 : Dear Akhmad, I wait for your TR's and this one is no exception, i love your nuanced writing style, makes for an interesting read. Peru seems like a fu
36 Post contains images akhmad : Dear William, Avianca, Mohit, Thank you very much for stopping by. ********************************************************** William, Mohit, Thank yo
37 CaptainRed : Hola Suryo, another excellent report here, so nice to read about your ongoing travels to South-America. Good to read that your delay on the transatlan
38 YYZAMS : I have always hated having to recheck your bag at immigration in NA. Great report!
39 Post contains images akhmad : Hola CaptainRed, Chris, ¡Muchas gracias! Thank you very much for stopping by. ********************************************************** CaptainRed,
40 luv2fly : Suryo, what a treat to read. Always a pleasure and a joy. You are the gold standard of trip reports.
41 Post contains images akhmad : TEW, ¡Muchas gracias! Thank you for the kind words!
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