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Air Canada Offers Trip On New 777 For GBP.77.70!

Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:41 pm

A bit of cool marketing by AC . They are offering airline staff and travel agents the chance to go on the new 777 from LHR to YYZ and back for only GBP.77.70 !!!! (777) very nice idea AC. Anyone taking up the offer???
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:17 pm

Yet another reason why they should have kept the A340/A330s. Big grin
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:34 pm

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 1):
Yet another reason why they should have kept the A340/A330s.

LOL....and being Airbus is should be €34.0 or €33.0
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:52 pm

Further to the price, they keep putting the international departures for the AC 777 on gate 177 at YYZ.

Coincidence???

I think not.

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Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:58 pm

That's pretty neat if you ask me... but they should offer it to the general public coz employees will get to fly on it for free eventually.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:06 pm

I got it this morning...
is plus tax though... which heaven knows aint cheap nowwadays..

anyway, im thinking of booking it...

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Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:23 pm

Tax is £133!!! So all in £210.70 ...still not too bad.
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:49 am

NOT bad.

I think the regular fare currently is $319 (£160) about LHR - YYZ - LHR on BA and AC.
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:17 am

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 4):
but they should offer it to the general public coz employees will get to fly on it for free eventually.

They want to give travel agents a sneak peak so they can then convince their customers to fly it. Makes sense to me!
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:14 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 8):
They want to give travel agents a sneak peak so they can then convince their customers to fly it. Makes sense to me!

For once Ikramerica I agree with you LOL.....
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:03 am

Hey,

Are they offering this from YYZ-LHR-YYZ?
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:09 am

Quoting BWIA330 (Reply 10):
they offering this from YYZ-LHR-YYZ?

Im not sure as this was on the UK/Ireland newsletter. So Im sure they must be doing something for other stations.
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:10 am

http://www.touchdown.co.uk/brochures/broch_templ_a.php?setbroc=101



Toronto on the new B777: £219 all-in

A fabulous offer to sample Air Canada's new B777 services from London Heathrow to open to TRAVEL AGENTS & TOUR OPERATORS ONLY. Valid for departures until 30May 2007.

Price includes all taxes and fuel surcharges, PSC etc!
,br> Restricted to Air Canada's new Boeing 777 services as follows:
April: outbound on AC869 only, inbound on AC856 only.
May: outbound on AC869 and AC857 only, inbound on AC856 and AC858 only.

Offer for travel agent and tour operators only plus companion and a maximum of 2 dependent children aged 19 or under.

For a large selection of hotels in Toronto please check our North America webpage.

Max duration 30 days.

Cancellation waiver not applicable as all tickets must be issued within 72 hours of booking and by 30May, therefore full payment details and letter of employment will be required as soon as possible after making reservation.
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:13 am

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 4):
That's pretty neat if you ask me... but they should offer it to the general public coz employees will get to fly on it for free eventually.

Employees with 6months service or more can non-rev for free (not including taxes), whenever they want to.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
They are offering airline staff and travel agents the chance to go on the new 777 from LHR to YYZ and back for only GBP.77.70 !!!!

Bear in mind that the international departure taxes for LHR are astronomical. What is it at now 40quid?

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 8):
They want to give travel agents a sneak peak so they can then convince their customers to fly it. Makes sense to me!

Agreed. This campaign has been set up merely for publicity.
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:18 am

I think this offer is pretty neat,but I'll probably use my ID90s to try AC's 77W (with the A319 from St John on the way back).
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:21 am

Quoting ACA77LFAN (Reply 13):
international departure taxes for LHR are astronomical. What is it at now 40quid?

£54.30 actually.
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:21 am

Quoting ACA77LFAN (Reply 13):
Bear in mind that the international departure taxes for LHR are astronomical. What is it at now 40quid?



Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Tax is £133!!! So all in £210.70 ...still not too bad.

Its 210.70 including all taxes. Still very good and worth it to ride on the new AC 777. Shame I cant go ive got too much on.
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:15 am

Thats pretty awesome. I wonder if they would do the same with B787 when that comes?
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:22 am

Do not get me wrong here but it is not like the T7 just came in to service, nothing special.... 3-4-3 seating, now if AC offers the same for the 787.... bring it on. I still take the mx make over 767 from AC over the T7 any day 2-3-2.  Smile

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Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:40 am

Quoting Swissy (Reply 18):
3-4-3 seating

the seating is 3x3x3 only 9 seats abreast where as B787s I know AC will have 2x4x2..
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:49 am

Quoting Swissy (Reply 18):
Do not get me wrong here but it is not like the T7 just came in to service, nothing special.... 3-4-3 seating

AC,s 77W has 3-3-3 seating.
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:11 pm

Quoting ACA77LFAN (Reply 13):
Agreed. This campaign has been set up merely for publicity.

Well, it's promotion more than publicity. Publicity is "look at us" but promotion is "try us so you use us again." They want UK travel agents to see how much improved AC's product is with the 777, to try to get them to book UK residents on AC to Canada rather than BA or VS.
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:24 pm

Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 20):
Quoting Swissy (Reply 18):
Do not get me wrong here but it is not like the T7 just came in to service, nothing special.... 3-4-3 seating

AC,s 77W has 3-3-3 seating.

...very few carriers have 10-across seating on the B777's...EK is one of them.....

I prefer 10-across with more seat pitch over 9-across with less seat pitch.. yes 
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RE: Air Canada Offers Trip On New 777 For GBP.77.70!

Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:05 pm

British Airways did this for travel industry staff here in the UK when they launched their 777's years ago. I went LGW-BDA for gbp77. My parents went to AUH for the same fare as well.
 
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Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:02 am

Thanks guys my bad, I meant 3-3-3....... still do not like it

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