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Air Canada sale

Discussion in 'Flights' started by MrT, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Gimped

    Gimped One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    *Sigh*...it has begun.
    AC have changed their app, we now have 2 bookings with different numbers showing on the app.
    I login to AC online, however their website says we don't have any bookings!!
    Now on hold to a customer service number for over 30mins with no indication of how long it is going to be...
    Welcome to AC!
     
  2. Gimped

    Gimped One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Well it was a long flight, and not one I will repeat with AC hopefully.
    Main problem was the seat, seat width in particular. Luckily I was seated with family, so it doesn't matter that we were "cuddling".
    Seatguru says the seat width is 17". I just read a review of Brittish Airways A380-800 which has a seat width of 17.5", and they didn't like it!
    It would be horrible to be next to some overweight person who you didn't know.
    I never expect much of airline food, but AC's food was quite inedible. Don't expect better.
    The staff were quite professional, no complaints there.
     
  3. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    FWIW going out of BNE on AC is a little nicer as they use Dreamliner, seat config is 3-3-3 rather than the very cramped 3-4-3 in the 777 equipment used on the SYD run.
     
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  4. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    How did this pan out? I have one leg Calgary to SFO with AC and when I checked my seat allocation I noticed I now have a new booking number, apparently due to a system upgrade. The old number works too.

    But when they changed over, my first name now has “ms” appended. Like “Maryms” (eg). They missed a space. I’m a bit worried now that the booking doesn’t match my passport. I have both bookings printed and am staying at Calgary airport the night prior so figured I’d check then.
     
  5. Gimped

    Gimped One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Wasn't a problem. AC csr also said it was "routine" to change the booking reference (?).
    No problem with passport control etc.
     
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  6. gareth_oau

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    You can guarantee that murph’s law will also have them with BO and bad breath and being verry chatty LOL
     
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  7. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    same out of MEL on our last 2 journeys as well
     
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  8. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    My AC tickets always seem to end up like that, I think it is just the way they do it. My upcoming one looks like this. The last few have looked like that as well

     
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  9. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great thanks!

    I saw one of their planes lost a wheel on takeoff today :eek:
     
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  10. Crystal

    Crystal (Sly made me Cry) - Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dreamliner out of Melbourne direct to Vancouver also.... not a bad plane.
     
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  11. oldgeezer

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    The 'Dreamliner' tag applied when the B787 was designed as 2-4-2 but 3-3-3 is still better than the B777 3-4-3. I wonder how AC's High Density B777s will fare once flights resume when jurisdictions open borders for travel.
     
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  12. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Different world. Middle seats of threes not being used now, likely to be removed going forward. Can foresee some airlines changing to wider nice seats and promoting the extra space. Not hard to see discount flights like what we had before COVID being a thing of the past. For a few years at least.
     
  13. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You sir are a dreamer
     
  14. travelislife

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    Middle seats already back in use in Aus! Industry not viable blocking seats. Someone has to pay...
     
  15. TinkyH23

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    I'd be interested in an option where couples can buy the middle seat for half it's full price.
    The Premium economy you're having when you're not having Premium economy. :D
     
  16. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I believe a travel agent can do a three seats/ two people booking for you. I've heard of such things.
     
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  17. retread

    retread Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, my sister and BIL did this out of Brisbane in Feb on AC.
     
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  18. craighelo

    craighelo One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Something like this https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/economy-skycouch
     
  19. TinkyH23

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    Well yeah, if they flew direct to Vancouver. From Melbourne. :)