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Video | Air Canada – Boeing 767-300MX Executive First- Seat 8K

Jake Redman May 7, 2012 10


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Boeing 767-300MX

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On May 7, 2012
Last modified:May 7, 2012

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Airline: Air Canada
Aircraft: Boeing 767-300MX
Row:  8  Seat: 8K
Class: “Executive” First

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Cold chicken dish served aboard Air Canada flight.
The Air Canada Diet:  B.Y.O. Mayo and bread.
The Seat: This Air Canada Executive First” cabin is configured nearly the same on all of their 767 fleet with the exception of a few “767-300ER” planes. The seat is from the same line as aboard Delta Airlines 777-200LR aircraft and offers full, lie-flat extension and lots of legroom while upright. One big plus (one that was a big minus in the Delta seat) is that the alignment with the window is such that you’re not required to crane your neck if you want to peek outside. You’ll find an easily navigable touch-screen entertainment system with a handful of movies and TV programs, although I didn’t see enough to think that I’d be entertained for more than a few hours. If you’re going trans-oceanic, you may want to toss a few extra movies on your tablet or laptop, which you can keep charged with the built-in power outlet. With plenty of room to move around and at least a few options for entertainment, this is a good choice for travel within North America.

Food:The cold chicken dish I was served was a healthy but bland choice. It was also small.   For the money I’d hope for a side salad and maybe a brownie.

Summary:. If your upgrade cleared or a paid one didn’t cost a fortune, then this seat is great. If you’re on a long-haul flight overseas, there may be some value in using miles for an upgrade or having your cash-rich company foot the bill (assuming the food is different). If you’re on anything under a few  hours and are still working on a good nights sleep, there’s really no reason to drop miles or money on the upgrade.

Rating: 4 hops (of 5)

Strategy: Upgrades can be purchased at check-in or at the airport for miles or cash. If nothing is available when checking in online, try again at the counter when you get to the airport (get there early).

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  1. Neal Roscoe via Facebook on May 8, 2012

    Where where you flying that the Canadians gave you such a skimpy lunch? Hopefully a short hop within Canadia?

  2. Neal Roscoe via Facebook on May 8, 2012

    I didn’t realize they were flying big planes domestically/short haul

    • Jake Redman on August 14, 2012

      Hi Adrian,

      I agree that this is more a business class product than “first” but Air Canada’s seat maps refer to these as “Executive First Suites”. I changed the article header to read “Executive First” instead of first class though.

  3. Michael Kenny on February 9, 2013

    Air Canada only has 2 classes, economy and executive first. As pointed out above, these seats are roughly similar to Business first on other airlines. Generally agree that true First is bigger/wider better, but the real downside to AC Exec seats applies to points travelers – if you travel on Air Canada Aeroplan points, and you take a partner flight, you will only get into Business class- you cannot get into First Class. I recently flew Toronto/Shanghai/Singapore, and on the return I was in economy from SIN to PVG as the Singapore flight only had First and Economy.

    AC meals in first class are good on long hauls. This is a short 56 minute flight (and can get shorter), and is designed to get Toronto and Montreal passengers to Europe without having to fly 2 planes/routes.

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