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Air Canada business
I am flying Boston to Toronto to Shanghai then Hong Kong to Toronto to Boston, in business class, in a few months. Long involved reason I’m flying AC. The only other time I’ve flown business recently was on Lufthansa during a daytime flight, Frankfurt to Boston. Am wondering how the business class is in AC. Thanks.
Both those routes (TOR –> PVG and HKG —> TOR) are on AC’s 777’s, which I believe have all been refurbished with new business class seats. I think AC’s seats are on par with American’s and Cathay’s business class seats; and better than Lufthansa’s seats (at least on the A330s and A340s, which is what I have flown). AC’s service is probably on par with American and slightly below Cathay and Lufthansa, but that may just be my personal preference. Air Canada is often cheaper to Asia than American – if they were Oneworld I’d fly them more frequently.
I find AC’s executive class accommodation and service to be better that Lufthansa.
Let me add that I think AC’s FAs are overall friendlier than American’s, as I’ve had some great crews between PEK/HKG – DFW and some horrible crews. AC’s are just generally more even in my opinion. I don’t mind Lufthansa’s service- some friends think it is brusque. Having lived in Germany I don’t find it so, but to each his own.
AC has the BA Super Diamond version of the reverse herringbone seats, where the screen is positioned in front of you and doesnt have to be folded. Pretty solid seat – I think you’ll enjoy it.
Lucky flew on AC’s 777 and you can find the review here: [URL]https://onemileatatime.com/review-air-canada-business-class-777/[/URL]
I believe that due to flying international business class out of YYZ (YYZ-PVG) that you will have access to the Signature lounge as well, hopefully adding to a nicer experience overall.
Thanks for all the positive comments!