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Air Canada changes seat configuration on 777's

Discussion in 'Flights' started by robbo mcs, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    The flights out of Brisbane seem to be less of a zoo than the Sydney flights. The newer plane helps, the 787's have cabin pressure equivalent to 1800m altitude, compared to the 777's 2400m. The benefits apparently include less dehydration, which supposedly results in less jet lag, and makes the food taste less bland.

    I had no issues flying AC from/to Brisbane last year, even on the return flight which had every seat filled. I slept about 6 hours on the return flight. In fact I was so relaxed that I was able to "leave the best part of me behind" somewhere over the Pacific, around 4am Brisbane time.

    Due to the vagaries of supply and demand, it's sometimes cheaper to fly SYD/BNE/YVR on AC than SYD/YVR.
     
  2. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking forward to that :)
     
  4. sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like a lot depends on aircraft delivery performance. First routes announced are Tokyo and Beijing. Then probably a couple of European destinations, Munich and Rome not currently serviced direct from western Canada. Then the Australia run. Highly likely these flights will all be from Westjet's hub city: Calgary. Will change the dynamics some for Aussie skiers.
     
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  5. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    We'll just ski the other side of BC instead...Kickinghorse, Fermie, Panorama, ect :)
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sounds very interesting.
     
  7. sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Something must be going right at Westjet, they are paying cash for those planes.
     
  8. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gimped One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I,m just so glad that we took everyone's advice from here and chose not to consider AC !
     
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    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  11. SnowRabbit

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    And there I was sitting here in Sydney waiting for your flight to arrive so I could get on board and fly back to Canada to begin my ski holiday. Now I know why it was delayed. I'd followed it from Toronto on Flightradar24 and couldn't work out why it hadn't left Vancouver. Finally checked the weather alerts for Vancouver and discovered the snow storm. But couldn't work out why some planes were leaving. Hadn't realised they needed de-icing and of course the flight crew hours.
    Your flight arrived around 9:30pm. To give Air Canada credit they turned the plane around and got us underway in a bit over an hour. Unfortunately that meant we arrived in Vancouver 10 hours behind schedule and of course I missed my connecting flight. Luckily I made it onto another flight that night but of course my luggage didn't. Finally made it up to a minus 24 degrees Big White around midnight with no winter clothing. Luggage arrived next morning. :mad::)
     
  12. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks for the morning chuckle, love me some hyperbole
    The seating issue sounds like the only controllable issue in that whole piece. Not the best result, I'd suggest asking to be deboarded, bags and all. Seats may magically get fixed. Traveling with kids sucks when it doesn't go to plan.