Air Canada 787 Business Class In 10 Pictures

This past weekend I flew to Toronto for a couple of days, and I flew Air Canada in both directions. Both flights were supposed to be on the 787-9, though the return flight got swapped for an A330-300.

I won’t be doing a trip report about these flights, since I’ll be taking four Air Canada flights in a couple of weeks, as I fly them from Vancouver to Toronto to London and back, enroute to South Africa. Those flights will be on Air Canada’s 787s and reconfigured 777s, all of which are scheduled to feature reverse herringbone business class seats.

Instead I figured I’d just share 10 pictures of my flight from Los Angeles to Toronto on Friday, without much commentary. This is a similar format to what I’ve done with past flights, where I share a preview of the experience before writing the full trip report. Except in this case there’s no full trip report, since I’ll be having a similar experience shortly.

For what it’s worth, Air Canada has a customized version of the B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seat as their new business class product, which is the same type of product American will be installing on their widebody planes going forward.

With all that out of the way, here are 10 pictures of my flight in Air Canada’s 787 business class:

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Stay tuned for an in-depth Air Canada business class review in a couple of weeks (though first you’ll be hearing about my Avianca and Aeromexico trip to Madrid, which is happening this week).

Comments

  1. Truly travel now days is so generic.
    The only airlines challenging this is EK and SQ.
    Im so bored with it all.

  2. Do you have a list of the AC north american flight numbers which use the 787? Having a hard time finding these flights.

  3. Thanks for sharing – I will check out AC Business Class on 787 in August, unfortunately the way back to MUC they switched to A330 … 🙁 o

  4. The only consistent NAmerican route AC flies the 787 on is the YYZ-YVR-YYZ transcon once or twice a day depending on the schedule and where the plane continues on overseas. Same goes for the 777s, most of which have completed their update of the J cabin with these same seats. The 787 may also appear on the YYZ-YUL-YYZ “shuttle”, again as a repositioning for overseas flights. As per this report, AC may substitute a 787 for what might normally be a 767 flight. There’s a bit of a debate about this new seat, which I quite liked when I had it on a 777 from YYZ-YVR last month, though had trouble getting the table to position from under the large video screen. Otherwise, much more surface space than the old pods. (And certainly a leap ahead from UA’s 2-4-2 or 2-2-2 front cabins.)

  5. I recall that the 777 reverse herringbone arrangement differed from their brand new international biz herringbone seating on the 787s at least last year on my flights

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