rdwootty
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Air Canada Food

Mon May 05, 2008 5:22 pm

Hi I am wondering if any A Netters know the food arrangements for the following flights if any can help? Mainly how long would we have to wait for the meal service and if there is a second service on any of the flights. Just so I know if to have a MaccyDe before the flight.I do not want to take extra food on flights but do get a bit hungry!!!! Airlinermeals. net comes to mind!
Hope to do soem trip reports as well.
AC 859 LHR-YYZ 22nd May
AC117 YYZ-YYC 23rd May
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RE: Air Canada Food

Mon May 05, 2008 8:24 pm



Quoting Rdwootty (Thread starter):
Hi I am wondering if any A Netters know the food arrangements for the following flights if any can help? Mainly how long would we have to wait for the meal service and if there is a second service on any of the flights. Just so I know if to have a MaccyDe before the flight.I do not want to take extra food on flights but do get a bit hungry!!!! Airlinermeals. net comes to mind!
Hope to do soem trip reports as well.
AC 859 LHR-YYZ 22nd May
AC117 YYZ-YYC 23rd May
AC8307 YYC-YVR 25th May
AC218 YVR-YYC 1st June
AC850 YYC-LHR 1st June

Thanks a bunch

Well, AC, like all other airlines in North America/Canada, (exept CO) doesn't offer free meals in coach on domestic/USA/Caribbean/Central America. In my opinion they have by far the best and most extensive Buy on Board selection.
So for YYZ-YYC, YYC-YVR, and YVR-YYC this is the menu that you can buy food from: http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelin...rd/images/Onboard_Cafe_ENG_FRE.pdf

As for the LHR-YYZ and YYC-LHR legs you'll obviously get 2 meals each flight. This is the overview for those flights, supposing you're travelling in coach: http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelin...dining/intl/hospitality/index.html

Hope you enjoy your flights!

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RE: Air Canada Food

Mon May 05, 2008 8:28 pm

Thanks for the links I just wondered how long I might wait on the flights before the food is delivered to my seat? Just so I can guage the timing
 
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RE: Air Canada Food

Tue May 06, 2008 2:08 am



Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 2):
Thanks for the links I just wondered how long I might wait on the flights before the food is delivered to my seat? Just so I can guage the timing

Well, it depends. On domestic flights in Y the BOB service starts basically immediately after reaching cruise altitude, along with the drink service. Sandwiches, burgers, salads and alcoholic beverages will cost you $ 6 each. Snack are $ 2. If you buy a combo, you'll get a sandwich, alcoholic beverage and a snack for $ 12. On flights longer than 3.5 hours expect 2 drink and BOB services. The service starts from the front of Y cabin, so if you're seated in the back, you'll have to wait a bit.
In J it takes a bit longer to receive your meal, since they start with the cocktail service first (along with the tray with the wine glass, starter and condiments) and then serve the hot meal one by one. E-jets don't offer hot meals in J or hot sandwiches in Y (no oven). Your YYC-YVR and YVR-YYC flights will offer only drinks and a bag of "Jetfuel" in Y, and a hot snack in J. That's because it's a short hop (In good weather very scenic though. It's a good idea to have a window seat on these).

I can't tell you how is the catering on international flights, since my last international flight in Y was 3.5 years ago (NRT-YYZ) and the last one in J 2.5 years ago (LHR-YOW). I don't really remember and I'm sure that the catering changed in last few years.
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RE: Air Canada Food

Tue May 06, 2008 11:11 am

In August of 2007 I flew YUL-FCO on AC and the meal services were as follows:

90 minutes after departure: choice of Pasta or Chicken, served with carrot and raisin salad, blueberry crumb cake, water, bread, cheese, and butter

90 minutes before arrival: a breakfast box consisting of an apple muffin, Dole fruit cup, strawberry yogurt, and orange juice

granted, the meal service on LHR routes may be slightly different, but what I described above usually tends to be the norm. Hope this helps!
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RE: Air Canada Food

Tue May 06, 2008 12:40 pm

If you are concerned about meal timing for health reasons, you have a few options.

The easiest would be to bring your own snacks to hold you until meal service. If that is not an option, as at some airports, security restrictions do not allow you to bring a lot of liquids on board, then let the Flight Attendants know your concerns.

In spite of what you have read on here, our F/As are for the most part, great people. However, they are usually more restricted by what is on the aircraft than anything. In this day of cost savings there is not much "extra" in the galleys any more.

This being said though, if you are diabetic, for example, tell the F/A's! They might be able to assist you with your concerns.

Enjoy your flights!
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RE: Air Canada Food

Tue May 06, 2008 4:35 pm

What's AC's meal policy if the European departure (MAD, for instance) departs YYZ at 9:45pm? Do they do a full dinner service and a breakfast snack, or is it a light meal after departure and a full breakfast?
 
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RE: Air Canada Food

Tue May 06, 2008 5:32 pm

My experience with Air Canada's food has been pretty hit and miss over the years.
In coach you can purchase a wide variety of food off their menu. Some of it is quite good,
however I would avoid the sandwiches.

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RE: Air Canada Food

Tue May 06, 2008 6:14 pm

Hola!

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 3):
Your YYC-YVR and YVR-YYC flights will offer only drinks and a bag of "Jetfuel" in Y, and a hot snack in J.

I have to disagree on that.

I flew YVR-YYC-YVR on J last March and the food offerings were not hot.

The first sector YVR-YYC they served a drink of choice, my glass was topped three times with an excellent French wine and just a bag of pretzels.

On the second sector YYC-YVR they offered two choices of cold food: some balls made of crab meat or a plate with cheeses and crackers. Wine was excellent again, and Argentinean red, and again service was impeccable: topped again three times.

If you are lucky enough to get on of the refurnished planes with the new seats you will enjoy the super AVOD system they feature which was great bonus. In general I'd rank AC as a above average airline.

The only pushback that it was cloudy both ways and my views were limited.

Salut! and enjoy your flights! More information in my TRs:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/122890/
and
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/123063/

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RE: Air Canada Food

Tue May 06, 2008 11:19 pm



Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 8):
I flew YVR-YYC-YVR on J last March and the food offerings were not hot.

Thanks for the update, Rogerbcn. I didn't fly this route for over a year now, so things apparently changed since.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 8):
The only pushback that it was cloudy both ways and my views were limited.

That's a pity, since the approach to YVR is fantastic. I've been in similar situation this spring, couldn't see nothing.
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RE: Air Canada Food

Wed May 07, 2008 12:39 am

well looks like your YYC - YVR flight is on jazz, so you wont be getting mainline food service there in the CRJ, some drinks and a cookie/bag of pretzels at best
 
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RE: Air Canada Food

Wed May 07, 2008 6:41 am



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 6):
What's AC's meal policy if the European departure (MAD, for instance) departs YYZ at 9:45pm? Do they do a full dinner service and a breakfast snack, or is it a light meal after departure and a full breakfast?

My recent trip with AC from YYZ to FRA, due to the late departure time we had a small snack after take off which consisted of potato salad and a sandwich. The breakfast was very good and very big and consisted of a croissant, bun, yoghurt, fruit salad, cheese omelette, potatoes and beverages. By far one of the best breakfasts I've had in Y class.
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RE: Air Canada Food

Sun May 11, 2008 9:45 pm

Does anybody know about the South American legs from YYZ? I am booked on AC from YYZ-SCL towards the end of July. I was looking at the itinerary and I noticed that my originating flight from DFW-YYZ on an Embraer aircraft will have been reconfigured by Project XM...but I am not sure about the YYZ-SCL flight (whether the 767-300 will have a PTV). Anybody know about the meal service?
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RE: Air Canada Food

Mon May 12, 2008 12:45 am



Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 12):
my originating flight from DFW-YYZ on an Embraer aircraft will have been reconfigured by Project XM...

As far as I know the Embraers were not reconfigured as part of Project XM. I'm pretty sure they were delivered with the interiors they now have. Their last Embraer was only delivered within the past 2 or 3 months.
 
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RE: Air Canada Food

Mon May 12, 2008 1:52 am



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 13):
As far as I know the Embraers were not reconfigured as part of Project XM. I'm pretty sure they were delivered with the interiors they now have. Their last Embraer was only delivered within the past 2 or 3 months.

You're of course right, however AC's website doesn't differentiate between XM-ed older aircraft and brand new aircraft featuring the new style interior.
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