I have been trying to get this one up for a while, the photos finally downloaded... but my memory is kind of fuzzy so it will be more of a play by play based on the photos I can track down...
Trip Report: 3
Date: March 28, 08
Flight: AC 702 - YYZ -> FRA -> PRG
Seat: 6F / 2A
Aircraft: 777 / 319
Load: 95% C ?% Y / 75% C ?% Y
A nice day for a flight, quick online check-in and bag drop at the Elite counter for AC in Toronto's Pearson Terminal 1. I managed to check in all the way to PRG on the web because of the code share on the LH leg.
View from the lounge.
Head on with the 777, didn't catch the reg as I got to the gate during boarding.
Boarding chaos... sorry process...
The main course was beyond terrible. The food on the 1 hour LH segment was better. I wrote AC to tell them that I would have bought a sandwich if I had known that the food would be so terrible. I chose the pasta option. I can't stress how terrible it was...
Gourmet chese? 1x 0.5"x0.5" of Brie and 1x 1"x1" of cheddar... nice gourmet option! I can't believe that they are going to try to pass off the lie flats as "(executive) first" class. Shame!
Notice anyone special by the doors?
Yes, why it is the ground crew, mechanical division! I have a 75 minute connection window for my PRG leg, from which I am going to a funeral with a 2 hour grace period to get there, change and shower.
Not looking good... 30 minutes delayed. Winds look good though, so I'm not sweating.
Neighbour. Maybe I could fly via Brussels or India?
Ahhh so you've decided to delay the flight for an hour because the AVOD is broken... on a new plane... on an overnight flight... smooth move.
Takeoff at last.
Still a little snow on the ground.
Cruise level is reached... time to turn on the AVOD... oh wait it is broke. Well maybe I'll just check...
What? It works? Announcement: "AVOD is working on some seats but we cannot reset it as the computer is telling us that it is off an non-working. If yours works, congratulations, if it freezes, we cannot reset it, sorry." (They were going to offer vouchers...)
Mood lighting... I was surrounded by Germans making fun of Boeing product versus Airbus. They should be making fun of Air Canada.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - solid Zs...
Sunrise during descent.
Approach into FRA, over one hour being schedule.
I keep trying to get this photo into my TRs for FRA. 2 for 2 so far...
From the bus ride...
I arrived late, so I had to wait almost 2 hours for the next LH FRA to PRG flight. Not terrible but not good, there was a CSA flight but it was from a different terminal so I may have not made it. Maybe time for a shower? No luck, Senator Lounge was full and 40 names deep for the shower...
Oh well, nothing some yoghurt can't fix.
Seat pitch on LH C class seat. Not great, not bad.
Quick taxi and takeoff by FRA standards...
One hour flight catering by LH beats AC long haul by a mile. Do you see this Air Canada, do you want me to send you a photo? As always great service on LH.
After wolfing down the food I slept most of the way. I woke up when we touched down.
My favorite Prague buildings... at least on airport grounds.
All in all, AC = good seats, LH = good service. If LH ever gets some good seats, I'll spend the money over there.
I'm due for a CSA YYZ-PRG in June and will be sure to report on that...
Otherwise, some more short haul reports coming for YUL (Air / Rail), LGA and the return for this trip...
[Edited 2008-05-11 19:29:23]
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