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Air Canada

Air Canada Airlines, the national Canadian carrier, was established on April 10th, 1939 as part of the Canadian National Railway under the name Trans-Canada Airlines. The first flight of two passengers with mail on board the Lockheed L-10 Elektra plane took place on September 1st, 1937 from Vancouver to Seattle. The carrier began transcontinental cruises from Montreal to Vancouver exactly two years later. Trans-Canada Airlines were the first airlines in the world to use a computer ticket booking system, as well as the first to install a prototype of the so-called black box on their planes. The airlines became the flag Canadian carrier, operating under the name Air Canada, in 1964. In December 1987, as the first carrier in the world, the airlines introduced a ban on smoking on board. Five years later, they outran their competition by offering their passengers a phone at their fingertips, and another three years later, as the first commercial carrier, they allowed their passengers to use laptops and send electronic mail.

The airplanes of the Canadian carrier operate on 240 routes around the world. The company also includes regional airlines Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge. Air Canada is a member and one of the co-founders of the Star Alliance. The carrier’s headquarters is Montreal.

Baggage

At Air Canada airlines, you can take hand baggage on board. The dimensions and weight are determined by the airlines and may change depending on the booking class or route.

Baggage registered at Air Canada must also have specific dimensions and weight. Here everything also depends from the class of travel and route.

Booking classes

With Air Canada, you can travel in three booking classes. Economic class offers the passengers the possibility of enjoying many hours of entertainment programmes and films. The ticket price also includes meals, wine and other alcoholic beverages.

Premium Economy Class provides access to blankets and pillows. The seats unfold to a semi-reclining position and are equipped with USB ports for charging as well as reading lamps. Passengers are also entitled to priority boarding, check-in and baggage handling. Business class offers greater comfort. The travellers are given large pillows and plush quilts, and the seats are spread flat. In addition, there are dedicated toilets on board only for passengers of this class. They can also use the concierge service and collect miles.

Online check-in

Before traveling with Air Canada, you can check in online and print your boarding pass, which is possible up to one hour before departure, and in the case of a connecting flight, up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure.

Fleet

Air Canada occupies the ninth position in the world in terms of the number of aircrafts. The total fleet consists of 397 aircrafts, of which 205 are used by Air Canada, 174 Air Canada Express and 28 Air Canada Rouge. These are Boeing machines such as: 777-300ER, 777-200LR, 787-9, 787-8, 767-300ER, Airbus A319-100, A330-300, A321-200, A320-200, Embraer E190, E175, Bombardier CRJ705, CRJ200, CRJ100, Q400, Dash 8-300, Beechcraft 1900D.

Montreal Airport

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located in Dorval, Quebec, about 19 km east of Montreal. There are several hotels operating near the port, and there are eight car rentals, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes in the terminal building. There is Wi-Fi available on the airport site, there are also points equipped with computers with internet access.

Meals

During international flights in the economy class, after the start the passengers receive a meal depending on flight times and routes, they also have a free choice between alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.

In the Premium Economy class, the passengers can enjoy a welcome drink, after which they are entitled to choose between two hot dishes served with salads, warm bread and dessert. The breakfast offer in this class includes coffee, juices, bread, yoghurt. When it comes to intercontinental flights, immediately after departure, business class passengers are offered cocktail services, appetisers, cheese, wine, desserts and fruit. During the flight, passengers have a choice of dishes from an extensive on-board menu.

Additional services

During the flight, Air Canada provides a large screen plus small monitors under the ceiling every few rows. They display CBC television news and American films. On the back walls of the seats there are 9-inch touch screen monitors providing individual entertainment in the form of games, films, news, etc. Using the GPS system, you can check the position of the aircraft, learn about the history and attractions of the currently passed city, etc.