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Amazing Trip Across The Atlantic By A319 (Pics)

Fri May 25, 2007 7:05 am

Briefing....

For my latest trip, I decided to fly the new A319 service from LHR to YYT that Air Canada started in April. I have friends who live in YYT, so this flight was an ideal choice for my visit. How was it? Read on....


Leg 1:-

Date: Friday 18 May 2007
Departure Apt: LHR
Arrival Apt: YYT
Aircraft: Airbus A319 (C-GITP)
Flight No: AC831
Sched Departure Time (Local): 22:40
Actual: 22:25 (22:45 Takeoff)
Sched Arrival Time (Local): 00:45
Actual: 00:48

My first flight on Air Canada since April 2006, was taken last week. I was invited over to St. john's, Newfoundland to see some friends that I have known since my High School and College days. I have known one of them for 11 years now, and the other for 5 years. This was to be my 4th trip to Newfoundland since 2001 and I was looking forward to it very much.

My Trip to LHR was by train from my home town, to London, then the Heathrow Express to the airport. Arriving into LHR at 17:30, I made my way to the hell hole that is currently the under construction "T3". What a mess it is outside, but the artists impression of the finished product looks very good, so I guess its worth the hassle for now.

A quick check in at the Air Canada counters soon followed, where producing my "Star Alliance Gold" card gave me access to the empty "Executive Class" desk. I was assinged my "booked" seat - 14A in Economy Class.

Boarding Pass....


Following this, I trekked upstairs to security, to find the entrance to the screening area empty! I joined a very short line at the security checkpoint, and walked thru it with no alarms ringing, and nothing in my carry on gave cause for concern either.

The next bit was new to me, I passed to a new "secondary" screening area, where you have to remove shoes for X-Ray. I put them thru the scanner with no problems, then proceeded to passport control to have my documents examined.


Terminal 3 Departures....




It was time to make my way to "The London lounge" (shared by AC and SK) where I could relax until my flight. I showed my FF Card at the entrance, and I was "swiped" in to the lounge by the helpful attendant. I was directed upstairs because it was "less busy" and indeed it was, quiet that is!

The "London Lounge"




I helped myself to food and drink, and sat by the windows watching aircraft go by, while also using the lounge PC's from time to time, to chat on MSN.

Snacks....


My aircraft (C-GITP) arrived at 20:45 - it was actually booked into LHR at 21:30 - so I was indeed impressed! The air Canada website showed that the inbound flight (AC830) had made it over the Atlantic in about 4hr 15 mins. At that moment, it felt kinda strange to watch an AC A319 taxying by at LHR Big grin




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The gate was shown on the departures screen at about 21:20, s I bid farewell to the lounge staff, and walked for what seemed like an age, to gate 40 (340). I approached the gate staff, and had my passport examined, before proceeding to the "podium" at the gate. The staff there looked at my boarding pass then took it off me for a few mins, typed something on the computer then printed me a new boarding pass.

When the new document was handed to me, I nearly had a heart attack, as I had been upgraded to J class (Executive class)  bigthumbsup . From what I gathered after boarding was completed, the flight seemed to be full in Economy, so maybe it was overbooked? Who knows, I didn't bother asking, but I thanked the kind sir at the gate anyways  Smile My new seat was now 3F.



Boarding commenced on time, well slightly early actually, and was completed by 22:15. Pushback commenced at 22:25 and a taxi to runway 27R followed. On our way to the runway, I could see pilots from various aircraft looking at us, some pointing at our aircraft. I wonder what was going thru their minds??  Smile

A fairly long takeoff run at 22:45 saw us head out towards Wales, then over Ireland and onwards to the dark, lonely Atlantic.

The service commenced about 10 mins after takeoff, which for us in J comprised of a nut dish, with choice of drinks, while we waited for the meal to be prepared. Tonight we would be served a "cold plate", consisting of chicken, vegetables, a fruit dish and cheese selection.

View From My Seat....




The A319s that do the transatlantic runs have already been fitted with Air Canada's new AVOD system, which was a pleasure to use. It givesyou the choice of many movies, videos, games, music and radio, all available to watch as and when you please  Smile

AVOD....


The meal....


I took the time to watch "The Hunt For Red October", then listened to my favourite albums by Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Evanescence.

The Cabin after "lights out"....




The flight eventually took 5hrs and 18 minutes to reach St John's (5hrs 40mins gate to gate), and landing was preceeded by muffins and drinks, about 1 hour before descent into YYT.

We commenced our descent at 00:20 local time, and all went well until we commenced our final approach. Only a few hundred feet from the runway (I found this out when talking to an F/A during deplaning) we suddenly hit a bank of thick fog, and I felt the engines shoot to full power - this was my first ever "Go Around".

The captain came online and tolds us we "had to go around, but will be landing shortly" and indeed we circled for about 10 mins before successfully landing on runway 29 during our second attempt.

We arrived at the gate only 5 mins after scheduled, and deplaned shortly afterwards. After quickly passing thru immigration, I had my bags searched by customs, during which my carryon was hand searched, due to the 'large amount of wiring' on the X-Ray screen that the customs officer was looking at - my camera equipment, power leads for my chargers, etc  Wink

I then made my way outside where it was 2 degrees centigrade, and quicky made my way to my hotel, for a good nights sleep (well, until about 10am)  Smile



Verdict....??

I have to say that this was a truly excellent flight, and the service provided by the crew was impeccable - no flaws at all. The A319 with the new interior looks fantastic. Air Canada, I applaud you..!! Big grin


Continued......
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Fri May 25, 2007 7:08 am

Leg 2:-

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2007
Departure Apt: YYT
Arrival Apt: LHR
Aircraft: Airbus A319 (C-GITP)
Flight No: AC830
Sched Departure Time (Local): 12:55
Actual: 13:00
Sched Arrival Time (Local): 21:25
Actual: 21:15

I arrived to YYT airport at about 10:20, slightly later than I had planned, but this didn't really bother me too much. I approached the Air Canada Check in, and again joined the "Executive Class" line, by showing my FF card. I was assigned my booked seat - 14F - and my bags were taken away on the conveyor belt.

Boarding Pass....


I made my way upstairs to security, then to the Executive Class lounge, which is next to the Observation Deck (which IS open and you can use it - and take pictures too!). I spotted an Embraer on the ramp, so snapped a pic.



The Lounge....






My gate (2) was currently empty, as the aircraft was coming in from either Halifax, Montrel or Toronto, I can't remembr which, and wasn't scheduled to arrive until 11:35.  Smile

Gate 2 at YYT....


While sat in the lounge, I heard a loud propeller aircraft taxying around the airport, and turned around in my seat to see a USCG C130 Big grin

The "Herc"





My aircraft arrived, slightly late, at 11:45,and parked at the gate as booked. To my amazement, it was the plane I had flown in on, a few days earlier Big grin

My Aircraft....


I went downstairs at 12:15 and boarding commenced shortly afterwards at 12:25. I was the 2nd person on the aircraft, and as there was no one else on the bridge behind me, I joked with the cabin crew that I was the only passenger left for the flight, to which they said "Be quick, and lets close the doors and leave then", to which we all laughed Big grin

My Seat....







Sitting in my seat, I realised I was the only person on my row (14 D, E, F) with a pillow, and wondered why this was. After stowing my carryon, the flight attendant nearest to me asked if I would like a blanket, which I declined but said thank you anyway  Smile

Boarding was completed after only 10 minutes, and my earlier pillow question was answered - only "booked" seats had pillows, all the rest that werent being used didn't require one of course! I therefore had 3 seats to myself Big grin

Seats Next to me....
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Ramp....


We taxied for takeoff after a Westjet aircraft passed us to park at gate 1. Takeoff from runway 11 was very quick, because it turned out we had only about 80 people on the aircraft today, a light load for this trip.

Safety Card....


The Cabin....


Cabin service soon followed, which was drinks to start, then a hot meal, for which I chose the Beef option (the other was Thai Chicken).

Yum  Smile



During the meal I listened to music on the AVOD, and took pictures of our progress. In fact, I only listened to music on this flight, mainly the XM radio channels.

Progress....




AVOD


After 3 hours, we reached land again, and I knew we would be landing in roughly 80 minutes, a fact confirmed by the FA's during the snack service which was offered at this point, comprising of a bag of peppercorn chips and a drink.

Somewhere over Scotland




The flight landed at LHR on time, on runway 27R, well slightly early in fact, at about 21:10 (booked 21:30). We arrived at the gate a few minutes later, parking next to an AC B767-300, bound for YYZ. The boeing looked huge compared to our aircraft  Wink

Deplaning was quick due to the light load, and I made my way to immigration. As per usual, I waited nearly 30 minutes to see a member of staff for my passport to be checked - T3 is very bad when it comes to this.


Verdict....?

The crew excelled again, and were always willing to share a joke with the passengers, mostly down to the purser and his great sense of humour.

Well done Air Canada for making this trip a truly enjoyable one. This has to be the best pair of flights on a north American carrier I have ever taken - thank you!


Hope you liked the report, and as usual comments are welcome......  Smile



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Fri May 25, 2007 7:54 am

Great report, thanks for sharing! It is great you enjoyed AC's service, especially on A 319 transalantic, really something special! No wonder why pilots at LHR are looking at your aircraft, might be they are wondering what it is!
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Fri May 25, 2007 7:55 am

Very interesting and unique report!  Smile
The service looks fantastic, especially he AVOD.

How many seats is the A319 fitted out with?
 
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Fri May 25, 2007 8:01 am

Great report, Lee, thank you for sharing! I really want to go to Newfoundland, and would also like to fly the A319 transatlantic. Looks much nicer than my CO 757-200 from OSL-EWR. 9 hours! Ace job, I love reading trip reports like this.
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Fri May 25, 2007 8:01 am

I absolutely ejoyed your TR thoroughly. I always wondered about small aircraft flying trans-atlantic flights and when I read the title to your report I could not resist. Now I want to fly AC really bad. I think it's admirable that they equipped their A319's with PTV's WITH AVOD. It seems like a fun flight and it's mindboggling that you can go from Canada to Europe now in little over four and a half hours. Seems fictional but I guess not.
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Fri May 25, 2007 8:10 am

Great report - not many of A319's crossing the Atlantic on here!
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Fri May 25, 2007 8:14 am

Great report. You mentioned you have a Star Alliance Gold card and you were upgraded to J on the outbound flight. Is your *G card with AC, or some other *A member? I'm wondering if they give upgrade preference to AC members (at both gold and silver levels) and then look for *G members on other *A member airline programmes.

I've been in the London Lounge a few times when flying SK. Great lounge.

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Fri May 25, 2007 10:04 am

Great report and pictures! That's interesting that an A319 is used on an transatlantic flight!

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Fri May 25, 2007 2:00 pm

Quoting 767747 (Reply 8):
That's interesting that an A319 is used on an transatlantic flight!

What's the big deal. A319s are used on domestic flights within Canada that are longer, but no one makes a fuss.

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Fri May 25, 2007 3:00 pm

Great report, thanks for sharing!
 
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Fri May 25, 2007 3:11 pm

Great report. The AVOD seems to be very nice. How is the seat pitch.
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Fri May 25, 2007 4:47 pm

Quoting Cgagn (Reply 9):
A319s are used on domestic flights within Canada that are longer

YYT-LHR is about 2,010 NM. There are flights btwn SFO and LAX to PHL with A321 aircraft which are longer routes than YYT-LHR, altho i wonder this A319 obviously has ETOPS correct? Does the 737-700 or 738 have ETOPS ratings?

Quite interesting to hear about this report
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Fri May 25, 2007 5:07 pm

Great reports.. Thanks for sharing.. It is very wise of AC to use A319 on this flight. It's incredibly short for a transatlantic flight and it makes a lot of sense... What makes more sense is the departure time at LHR. I think it's timed perfectly because this way you do not have to worry about sleeping on the plane which most probably would not be as easy as it would be on a widebody aircraft...

TK has some B737-800 longer than 5 hours (IST-KHI, IST-TAS, IST-FRU, IST-ALA etc) so this flight is actually short  Smile
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Fri May 25, 2007 5:21 pm

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 13):
TK has some B737-800 longer than 5 hours (IST-KHI, IST-TAS, IST-FRU, IST-ALA etc) so this flight is actually short

Length wise YYT-LHR isnt that great, but considering that its twin engine ETOPS for a A319, i think its notable. However, there are numerous 737's and A320 doing longer flights.
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Fri May 25, 2007 6:50 pm

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 12):
Does the 737-700 or 738 have ETOPS ratings?

Astraeus operate the 73G with ETOPS on the LGW-YYT and LGW-YDF route
 
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Fri May 25, 2007 7:09 pm

Interesting report and nice pictures. The idea takes a bit of getting used to that you can cross the Atlantic in a A319. Glad that the flights were good - the food looked pretty nice too!
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Fri May 25, 2007 7:44 pm

Great TR , AC is looking good  thumbsup 
 
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Fri May 25, 2007 9:10 pm

Cold meal up front and hot meal down the back!!!

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Fri May 25, 2007 9:56 pm

Very good report. I've never wanted to or needed to travel to YYT but this AC service is giving me second thoughts


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Fri May 25, 2007 11:02 pm

great report, interesting to see a small aircraft making a TA flight, but id like to try it sometime.
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Sat May 26, 2007 12:02 am

What a great report, really enjoyed it.

It makes a nice change to see report that are slightly different from the norm, this is one purely on the aircraft and route.

Excellent!

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Sat May 26, 2007 12:18 am

Very intersting and rare trip report!!!
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Sat May 26, 2007 12:24 am

Nice car at the airport. A Lamborghini Gallardo. I really love that car,
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Sat May 26, 2007 12:32 am

Quoting Bwaflyer (Reply 15):
Astraeus operate the 73G with ETOPS on the LGW-YYT and LGW-YDF route

And beginning today, FlyGlobespan begins scheduled trans-Atlantic service on 737-800s from GLA to BOS, with Knock-Boston, GLA-JFK and LPL-JFK coming up in the next few days.
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 12:52 am

Excellent Report Lee . . . great photos. Indeed a 'strange' sight to see an AC319 in London!

Gotta love those unexpected upgrades, eh?!
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Sat May 26, 2007 1:13 am

Thanks for the great read, would love to try the AC 319 across the Atlantic!
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Sat May 26, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 24):
FlyGlobespan begins scheduled trans-Atlantic service on 737-800s from GLA to BOS, with Knock-Boston, GLA-JFK and LPL-JFK coming up in the next few days.

Im thinking these are for summer months, becoz come winter time no way a 738 can do Glasgow to Boston, with the strong headwinds.
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Sat May 26, 2007 4:27 am

Great report. It would be great to fly the A319 to LHR. I'd love to do it one day, but for now it's much faster for me to hop on an A330 from YYC than connect through YYZ then to YYT. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your stayed in Canada as well. Thanks again for posting.

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Does the 737-700 or 738 have ETOPS ratings?

WestJet flies their 737 from YVR to HNL... I don't know what that distance is.
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Sun May 27, 2007 1:22 am

Thanks for a great report! Probably one of the most - if not the most - unusual Transatlantic flights, given the aircraft type. It seems totally appropriate for the route, and good for Air Canada for not completely ditching the St, John's clientele. I travelled that flight from St. John's to LHR a couple of years ago, when it was still at 763, originating in Halifax. The service was excellent.
It sort of restores my faith in AC, as the last couple of flights across the Atlantic have been less than memorable.
I will be flying YVR-YUL-YVR in July, and booked on AC again, so am glad I did.
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Sun May 27, 2007 8:08 am

Nice report! I've been planning on doing a trip to Newfoundland myself, now I know what to expect! I can't say that I'd expected to make that trip in an A319 though, and would probably have been a little concerned about doing so, although I have flown on AC's 319's before, but just from BOS to YYZ and YYZ to LGA.

No worries about doing so now though, so thanks!!
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Sun May 27, 2007 11:28 am

nice report! I think I would like to do something like this but I would have to start from ORD and get to YYT from YYZ. that would be a fun trip report.
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Sun May 27, 2007 12:23 pm

Hey man, loved the trip report. I remember your trip report from last year on the AC 767 that used to do LHR-YYT-YHZ. I always thought about taking that one. Now I'm fascinated with this A319. Thanks for pointing out the observation area at YYT. Is that through security? Or is that accessible to anyone? I'm thinking of going to YYT so that would be good to know!

Just an interesting note here. CO flies a 737-800 IAH-ANC, which is 1000 miles longer than this flight! Approx 3200 miles compared to this 2200 mile flight. Isn't that amazing? It seems like the transatlantic portion should be so much longer.

Thanks for the report! You're really making me want to go to Newfoundland.

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Sun May 27, 2007 4:16 pm

Great trip report! Air Canada's service looks awesome! I didn't know planes as small as a A319 had AVOD installed! Seems like Air Canada keep on improving there product. Looked like a pretty fun flight!
 
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Sun May 27, 2007 4:49 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
Terminal 3 Departures....

Ah, good old T3 departures.....some things never change do they? Especially those crappy green seats!

Good TR, it always seems odd to me that you can fly the Atlantic in such a short time, I have only ever done it LHR-LAX or vice-versa so anything less than 10 hours seems too short a time  Smile
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Sun May 27, 2007 11:03 pm

Quoting Rineanna (Reply 3):
How many seats is the A319 fitted out with?

14J / 106 Y

Seats in J have 39.0" pitch, in Y they are either 31" or 32" depending on the row.

Quoting Jfidler (Reply 7):
Great report. You mentioned you have a Star Alliance Gold card and you were upgraded to J on the outbound flight. Is your *G card with AC, or some other *A member? I'm wondering if they give upgrade preference to AC members (at both gold and silver levels) and then look for *G members on other *A member airline programmes.

I'm in "Aeroplan" - Air Canada's FF Program. I believe they give preference to AC *Gold first, then other Star golds. Then it's AC Silver, and other Star Silvers, although i'm not sure.

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 12):
this A319 obviously has ETOPS correct?

Yes.

Quoting HUYfan (Reply 18):
Cold meal up front and hot meal down the back!!!

Nope  Wink

Cold meal on the outbound for both classes, hot meal on the return for both classes  Smile

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 25):
Gotta love those unexpected upgrades, eh?!

Definately Big grin

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 32):
Thanks for pointing out the observation area at YYT. Is that through security? Or is that accessible to anyone?

It is available to anyone to use.

It is next door to security, and is available for friends and relatives etc to wave you off if needed.  Wink

Pictures are allowed.  Smile
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Mon May 28, 2007 1:02 am

Very nice report, I knew about AC starting to fly into LHR with A319, but I never thought they'd equip some of their A319s with PTV and AVOD - amazing!
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Mon May 28, 2007 12:56 pm

Fantastic report. It is kind of funny to think about an A319 in regular configuration (not a PrivatAir flight) making a trans-Atlantic run, but of course the distance is shorter than the transcon flights in the United States.

It looks like Air Canada provided you with a pretty comfortable trip. Is it my imagination or are the video screens in a wider format than I'm used to? It seems like a lot of airlines have the 3x4 ratio screens, looking more like a typically TV. The AC screens look like the are formatted more like a movie theatre screen. That must be great for watching movies.
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RE: Amazing Trip Across The Atlantic By A319 (Pics)

Mon May 28, 2007 6:59 pm

Hi Lee,

fantastic report - I have heard about AC's transatlantic service with A 319 and I found the idea quite interesting. Seeing an AC A 319 at LHR must be somehow really funny.

AVOD on the A 319 even in Economy Class and the great service certainly make the time passing by quickly.

I personally find the flight times a bit strange. I wonder why the aircraft doesn't leave YYT in the late evening for a night flight to Europe. Like that, the return flight to Canada could be offered as a day flight. This would also European passengers from other places than London allow a connection from their home airport via LHR to YYT which is at the moment impossible on the flight to Europe as the arrival at LHR is too late to catch any connection flights.

Anyway an interesting flight; let's hope they will be doing well on that route.

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Mon May 28, 2007 8:23 pm

Hiya

personally I was surprised to see your report flying an AC A319 out of LHR, purely as I didn't know that they flew this type into the UK! But they do great as far as you mentioned and showed to us! Thanks
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Mon May 28, 2007 9:52 pm

Nice report. Am I correct that you were served plastic cutlery in business class? I thought those days were finally over. Well as long as you enjoyed everthing I guess that's important.
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Mon May 28, 2007 11:12 pm

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 38):
let's hope they will be doing well on that route.

Let's not hope so, because otherwise they might just change this route to a boring B767 Big grin
 
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Mon May 28, 2007 11:23 pm

Quoting Christao17 (Reply 37):
Is it my imagination or are the video screens in a wider format than I'm used to?

Yes, I believe so, although as forthe measurements - no idea  Smile

Quoting Cgnnrw (Reply 40):
Am I correct that you were served plastic cutlery in business class?

Yep, but that doesnt bother me, it's not as if I was eating a steak  Wink



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Mon May 28, 2007 11:36 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 42):
Yep, but that doesnt bother me, it's not as if I was eating a steak

Well, still a bit tacky if you ask me. What was the seating like up front? Was it 2x2 or 3x3 with the middle seat empty?
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Tue May 29, 2007 2:51 am

Quoting Cgnnrw (Reply 43):
Was it 2x2 or 3x3 with the middle seat empty?


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Also, here is the Y cabin....


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Tue May 29, 2007 3:17 am

Good Trip report. I will have to try AC's A319.

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Tue May 29, 2007 12:10 pm

Great report Lee...congrats on the op-up!
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Tue May 29, 2007 12:41 pm

Quoting InbarD (Reply 33):
Great trip report! Air Canada's service looks awesome! I didn't know planes as small as a A319 had AVOD installed! Seems like Air Canada keep on improving there product. Looked like a pretty fun flight!

Not only will the A319s all have them but Jazz has them on all their CRJ-705s!!

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 36):
Very nice report, I knew about AC starting to fly into LHR with A319, but I never thought they'd equip some of their A319s with PTV and AVOD - amazing!

The are not equipping "some" of their A319s with AVOD all of them will get it.. keep in mind the 319 does long flights like YVR-YUL, YYZ, JFK etc... so its not like they wont get used, all the E-Jets also have them and those are great with 2-1 and 2-2 seating!
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:40 pm

Amazing trip report! Looks quite comfortable to fly AC across the pond with their A319.
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