AIr Canada

Air Canada vs Westjet: What is pandemic travel like with Canada’s biggest airlines from Toronto to Vancouver (Updated)

November 15, 2021

In Toronto, after enduring the world’s longest continuous COVID-19 lockdown – accumulating almost 400 days by the time indoor dining restrictions came to an end earlier this month – we’re finally coming out of what we hope are the darkest days of the pandemic. Vaccination rates are approaching 80% – placing us amongst the most […]

Read More

Porter Airlines vs Air Canada: Flying to and from a reopened Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

September 30, 2021

Earlier this month, Toronto’s central Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport re-opened for the first time to travellers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the airport’s primary commercial carriers, Porter Airlines, resumed domestic services. The airport – which I’ve previously called one of the world’s most convenient – is unique due to its location […]

Read More

Australia to L.A. return flights are going for as low as $765 right now

January 24, 2020

Travellers keeping a key eye on cheap flights from Australian the to U.S. today might have noticed a particularly exciting pop-up over at trusty deal-slinger The bargain tracker regularly comes with the goods, but this one seems almost too good to be true. A return flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles on Air Canada […]

Read More

Flight Comparison: Air North or Air Canada – who should you fly with to the Yukon in Canada’s North?

October 8, 2019

Not to be confused with the airline of the same name from Australia’s Top End, Canadian airline Air North has been taking passengers to the Provence of Yukon since 1977, first as a Charter airline and then servicing passengers from the 1980s. This month I flew with them for the first time, travelling on a […]

Read More

Does Air Canada’s Preferred Seating make a difference? We flew Hong Kong to Vancouver to find out

July 10, 2019

Over the weekend, I flew on Air Canada‘s long haul service from Hong Kong to Vancouver on the Boeing 777. On the flight, I enjoyed an upgrade to the airline’s “Preferred Seating”, which is essentially any seat in economy with extra leg room, which will normally set you back an extra C$130 or so. Those […]

Read More

Canada is finally getting “Ultra Low-Cost Airlines”, but what services do they have left to cut?

October 30, 2018

Earlier this month, I was flying around Canada with WestJet and Air Canada, long the only Commercial players in the Canadian domestic market. Now there are finally budget (or “ultra low-cost”) airlines entering the country, with Westjet’s Swoop (like Jetstar to Australia’s Qantas) having commenced flights in June, Jetlines commencing flights next year and Flair […]

Read More

Air Canada and Virgin Australia launch codeshare services to three Canadian destinations

May 26, 2017

First announced back in December, the first phase of a new strategic cooperation agreement between Virgin Australia and Air Canada has officially launched today, with three routes now providing seamless connections between Australia and Canada, via Los Angeles, while offering Velocity points to Virgin’s frequent flyers. Those routes are on Air Canada’s flights between Los […]

Read More

Flight Review: Air Canada’s Business Class Service from Edmonton to Vancouver (AC 241)

December 21, 2016

In today’s flight review, we return to Canada to try out Air Canada’s business class service on board their short flight from Alberta’s capital Edmonton, to Vancouver in British Columbia. This is often the sort of flight you’d make before connecting to the late night service back to Australia, however I opted to spend 24 […]

Read More

Flight Review: Business Class on Air Canada from Calgary to Ottawa (AC118)

July 13, 2016

This time last year, I flew from the Calgary Stampede to Ottawa Bluesfest (both happening right now!) on board Air Canada‘s regular service between the two cities. Lucky enough to get bumped up to Business Class on the flight, here’s a look back at that journey. Airline: Air Canada Route: Calgary, Alberta to Ottawa, Ontario – AC118 Seat: […]

Read More

Air Canada commences Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Vancouver

June 10, 2016

Canada’s national airline carrier, Air Canada, have just launched a brand new Australian service – connecting Brisbane in Queensland to Vancouver, Canada for the first time, in the only non-stop service offered between the coastal destinations. And earlier this month, this service launched, with the inaugural flight AC35 from Vancouver touching down in Brisbane on June […]

Read More

Students, Teachers and Under 26’s can get their hands on return flights to the US for $649

May 18, 2016

Following on from the amazing fares offered earlier in the month by Zuji, STA Travel have followed suit and have fares that will take you to the USA via Vancouver with Air Canada for $649 return. The only catch? You need to be a teacher, a student or under 26 to qualify. Flights are with […]

Read More

Flights to Los Angeles (USA) from Australia drop below $700 return in record sales

May 10, 2016

In what must be some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the popular East Coast Australia to Los Angeles route, several airlines are currently slashing prices on flights in October and November to below A$700 return – starting as low as A$649. From now until midday on 12th May, Air Canada is offering […]

Read More

Broadband speed Wi-fi now available on board all Air Canada North American Flights

April 6, 2016

Air Canada have announced that satellite broadband is now available on all flights within North America. The first Canadian carrier to do so, Air Canada’s entire fleet of aircrafts in North America will include wi-fi connectivity exclusively to their customers using Gogo® 2Ku satellite technology. So you will never miss a Facebook rant or a Kimmy K insta-selfie while flying with the four-star ranked […]

Read More

Flight Review: Air Canada – Flying Business Class from Vancouver to Sydney (AC33)

February 25, 2016

When boarding a long haul flight, there are few greater moments of jealously one experiences than seeing someone in business class enjoying a glass of champagne on a seat that you know lies flat and ensures no one is going to be climbing over you for the entire duration of the flight. Well, last year I […]

Read More

Flight Review: Air Canada – Toronto to Los Angeles (AC795)

February 15, 2016

On AU Abroad, we bring you a birds eye view of the world of travel. In this article series, we let you in on the best airlines to fly with. We continue things in North America with Air Canada’s direct route from Toronto to Los Angeles, which we took as part of our long journey home […]

Read More

What Air Canada serve their Business Class passengers from Toronto to Edmonton

September 24, 2015

On a recent flight from Toronto to Edmonton with Air Canada, which is a 4 hour and 20 minute flight, I enjoyed an upgrade at the gate to Business Class. And I certainly made the most of the experience. On the way to the airport in Toronto, I took the UP Express for the first […]

Read More

Flight Review: Air Canada – Los Angeles to Toronto (AC786)

July 1, 2015

We continue our Flight Review series, this time flying from Los Angeles to Toronto via Air Canada. Click through to check out Editor Larry Heath’s service review, covering everything from in-flight entertainment and meals to comfort and hot tips for traveling… Airline: Air Canada Route: Los Angeles to Toronto (Pearson International) Seat: 26D (Aisle in […]

Read More

Flight Review: Air Canada – Toronto to Los Angeles (AC795)

June 13, 2014

As part of our brand new section AU Abroad, we bring you a birds eye view of the world of travel. In this article series, we let you in on the best airlines to fly with. We kick things off in North America with Air Canada’s direct route from Toronto to Los Angeles, which we […]

Read More