Since undergoing a facelift in 2016, Business Class on the Boeing 777-300ER boasts a mixture of luxury and privacy for high flyers. Before you fork out the cash or points to cover the expense, read this overview to learn more about what you can anticipate from the sleeping pods, in-flight entertainment, cuisine and other amenities.
With a Business Class ticket, you can look forward to priority check-in and boarding, access to the Maple Leaf Lounge and an additional baggage allowance. You also get priority security clearance while moving throughout the airport as well as access to duty-free shopping and a 15% discount for pre-ordering online. With all of these features before you even board, you’re bound to be nice and relaxed before getting comfortable on your flight.
Frequent flyer perks
Air Canada allows travellers to upgrade to Business Class using frequent flyer points. However, the number of points needed for an upgrade varies from flight to flight and which frequent flyer points you need to upgrade. While flying Business Class with Air Canada, you can earn additional Altitude Qualifying Miles, but these are dependant on how far you’re travelling.The Altitude Qualifying Miles you can accumulate are up to 150% of what you normally would collect flying with Air Canada.
Space and seating
With a total of 40 seats in Business Class spread across two cabins, you have multiple choices when you’re flying in style. The forward Business Class cabin has 26 seats that are spread across seven rows. There are four seats per row for every other row except the last one, which has two seats on the window side. There is also the mini cabin which has 14 seats with two seats in the first row and four seats in the other three rows.
No matter where you sit on this Business Class flight, you will benefit from the fully-flat bed layout that is on offer with Air Canada. There is uninterrupted aisle access (which is good for quick trips to one of the three available washrooms). When completely horizontal, the flatbed is 203.2cm long and 53cm wide with adjustable options for both the cushion that allows for maximum comfort, and the headrest which comes complete with head-and-neck massage settings. The flatbed also offers lumbar support and a massage function.
Once you’re on board an Air Canada 777 flight, you will find bottled water plus a complimentary amenity kit filled with travel essentials, such as earplugs and an eye mask accompanied by Canadian-brand Escents Aromatherapy skin care products on your seat. In addition, you’ll receive a large, comfy pillow and a plush duvet for your flight. Aren’t you lucky?
The ambient mood lighting flows in sync with the time zones you’re travelling to and from so as to stabilize your internal rhythms and alleviate jet lag. No children are allowed in Business Class, so you can rest easy on that front too.
The in-flight entertainment is varied and you have personal access to hours of top-rated entertainment. You can expect a variety of TV shows and movies, so you’re bound to find something you like. You also have access to a 45.72cm touch screen entertainment system, as well as a video touch handset, noise-cancelling headphones and a single-pin audio jack if you’d rather use your own headset.
To access your own entertainment sources, there’s also an individual power supply and USB to charge your electronic devices.
Dining and refreshments
The complimentary meals that are offered in Business Class will have your mouth watering, with a variety of salads, main course meals and snacks to choose from. You also have access to a wide range of drinks, such as champagne, beer, wines, spirits and hot beverages such as coffee. There’s also a selection of cheeses and desserts to choose from that varies from flight to flight. Their high-quality food is served with precise presentation, so it’s delicious and Instagram-worthy.
Where can I fly?
After reading all of this, I’m sure you’re wondering what flight itineraries enjoy Air Canada Business Class. European, Asian, Pacific and South American routes all have Business Class options. Keep in mind when booking your next trip away that you can fly Business Class on the Air Canada 777 from Sydney and Brisbane:
|Flight Path||Flight Code|
|Sydney - Vancouver||AC 34|
|Brisbane - Vancouver||AC 36|
With in-flight entertainment, a lush pillow and a comfy duvet to help you relax on your trip, you’re bound to have a good time when flying with Air Canada and their Business Class option. Kick back, relax, and enjoy your next flight!
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