Air Canada has seen considerable success and growth in the last couple of years. After trying out their domestic economy class, I thought it necessary to give their long-haul a try as well. Here are my experiences flying from Montreal to Dublin on the carrier’s Airbus A330.
Montreal airport experience
I arrived in Montréal at around 18:00 on an inbound flight from Edmonton. With a little more than two free hours between my flights, I decided to work online and window shop. Montreal airport offers free, decently fast WiFi which only requires an email address to connect.
Feeling rather hungry thanks to time zones, I grabbed a sparkling water and a Montréal smoked meat sandwich at Café-U. The meal cost me just under 15 CAD and was rather satisfying. Unfortunately, I scoffed the sandwich down before I thought of taking a photo.
The “weird” A330s
I eventually arrived at my seat at 21:30. Waiting at my seat was a kind elderly lady seated next to me and, no window.
Flight preparations and takeoff
Food and amenities
Aside from an obvious lack of a window and my kind seatmate, waiting for me at my seat was a slightly thin pillow and a grey plastic-warped blanket. Rather kindly, Air Canada also provided some headphone adapters, perhaps due to customer feedback.
The last hour of flight
Shielded from the light by my trusty eye-mask, I woke up to the noise of the crew coming around offering drinks and a light breakfast.