The focus is definitely more on International versus Domestic product. In the GAPS (Global Airline Passenger Survey), AC
's J/C product has moved from 12th to 3rd in all major airlines surveyed crossing the Atlantic/Pacific. Results are verifiable on line.
On AC844 the J/C service is as follows:
Warm Mixed Nuts
Plated Choice of Appetizers/Wine/Bread
3 Main Courses (or choice of Gourmet Express Meal)
Choice of Desserts (including 1 pre-plated hot dessert)
Sneak a Snack Baskets
Continental Breakfast including:
Large Fruit Appetizer
Choice of Juices/Coffee/Tea
The general response from customers is that they can't "budge" after all of this food. For those that are still hungry, all they have to do is ask for seconds. Find it hard to believe that somebody had to go pan-handling to the galley. Perhaps in the case of this revenue customer, cruising across the Atlantic would be the answer. 6 meals a day plus the infamous midnight chocolate buffet!!
As far as YVR
still serves a "full tray" during meal periods. It includes a plated appetizer/meal, dessert, chocolate, cheese and crackers. Not really a 3 course meal in the true sense of the word.