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3.0 Star Rating: Fair
24 reviews

 



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AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - CRJ

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : W Atkinson (Canada)

Comfort: 4/10

Seat Layout

2x2

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Recommended

Although we were flying Premium Economy to London (LHR) via Montreal (YUL), there were no PE seats on this CRJ. The only concession to this from AC was giving us "preferred seats" 12A and 12C. It is difficult to maneuver in and out of these seats. Typically, this is a small jet and everything about it just reads "cramped." There is no IFE. We were supposed to get complimentary snacks but the attendants overlooked this entirely.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : W Atkinson (Canada)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

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Recommended

My spouse and I were flying to/from LHR via YUL; our outbound trip was at the end of July and home trip in early September. These seats are located immediately behind a service bulkhead and afford a lot of legroom. The IFES and table tray are located in the armrests as is the remote control for the IFES and overhead lights, etc. We found the trays easy to deploy but it took both arms and a lot of effort to get the IFES unit out of the armrest. When deployed, it was difficult to view as it was somewhat offset by the armrest or the tray (if deployed). The remote control is on wired tether which often tangled with other items and accidentally turned lights on or off or called cabin crew unnecessarily - annoying. The seats are leather-faced and comfortable. An amenities kit is provided with pillow and blanket. The seats are close to washrooms. When cabin crew were accessing the bulkhead storage, there was a tendency to hit my feet with the door. Also, this is a service area for c rew so it can be noisy as can be the sounds of passengers walking to and from the washrooms. Overhead storage is plentiful. Meals were excellent as was the crew service. For overseas flights, it is worthwhile paying extra for the comfort. If we had to do this again, we would probably choose seats farther back in this 24-seat cabin to avoid the bulkhead closet, crew activity and washroom sounds.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A319

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : W Atkinson (Canada)

Comfort: 5/10

Seat Layout

3x3

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Recommended

YUL-YYZ. Although we were flying Premium Economy from YWG-YUL-LHR and return, there were no PE seats on this aircraft. As a concession, AC assigns PE passengers to "preferred seats" so in our case this was 12D and 12E which is immediately behind Business Class on this 120-seat aircraft. Boarding this flight was a zoo with many passengers dragging huge carry on luggage and scrambling to find space. As we were in a bulkhead row, there is no under seat storage so we also had to scramble to stow our carry ons (just a few small bags, by the way). Curiously, as the IFES is tied to the seats in front of you, that meant there were only two screens for three Economy passengers. The seats have 35" pitch as opposed to 31-33" in non -preferred seats. Still not particularly comfortable but it is what it is.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - EMBRAER 90

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : W Atkinson (Canada)

Comfort: 5/10

Seat Layout

2x2

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Recommended

My spouse and I were flying Premium Economy (PE) YWG-YUL-LHR-YUL-YYZ-YWG late August (Outbound) and early September (inbound). Air Canada, as a concession to passengers flying in aircraft without PE seating, assigned us to "preferred seats" which in this case was 12A and 12C which were immediately behind the business class section of the cabin. Boarding was reasonably efficient but hampered by the rush of passengers scrambling to find storage for their massive carry ons. As we had no under seat storage, we also had to scramble to ensure our few small carry ons were stowed. Our IFES and almost everyone else's on the port side of the aircraft did not work; AC did give us vouchers which, when filed on line, gave us a 5% discount on future bookings until spring, 2015. Legroom was comfortable and our seats had 3" more pitch than other Economy class seats; but, this is a small aircraft (better than a CRJ) and things still felt cramped. It was just tolerable for the 2.5 hour flight to YWG.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300

Date :   31 July 2014

Review by : J Hornibrook (Canada)

Comfort: 2/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

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Viewing TV

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Recommended

I sat in seat 23E from YVR-YYZ, and this seat configuration is horrible. This is a middle seat, and you are constantly pressing against your neighbours on both sides. There is also a support strut directly in front of you, so your feet are in a "shared" space. This is a big step backward for Air Canada on a long-haul flight, and I will take every possible precaution to avoid this configuration in future travel.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300ER

Date :   31 July 2014

Review by : A Entereso (Canada)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

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Recommended

For an 8 hour flight to Paris from Montreal, the seats were pretty good. I also liked Air Canada's new 3 cabin interior on this flight. The seat recline was pretty good and I was able to sleep for awhile. enRoute systems were amazing, much better than the older system.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   31 July 2014

Review by : Marcus Gallie (Canada)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

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Recommended

Air Canada have gone with a very poor seat design both from the perspective of comfort and functionality. The width of the seats has been reduced and there is no usable armrest space. Plus, in their wisdom, controls for the PTV screen have been placed on top of the armrests (so you are inadvertently putting the overhead light on, calling the flight attendant or changing channel). In addition, the headphone jack for the PTV is next to the screen, so the cabin staff are catching cables when serving trays (in the limited space), etc.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A320

Date :   3 January 2014

Review by : Tyler Thomson (Canada)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

3X3

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Recommended

The XM interior that Air Canada introduced a few years ago remains one of my favorite. It provides everything you would expect out of a North American Economy class seat. The pitch is beyond generous and I am able to easily stretch out, and the width is acceptable. The entertainment system is also excellent offering a wide variety of entertainment options. Beyond ordinary economy class.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300ER

Date :   3 January 2014

Review by : E Provost (Canada)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

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Recommended

Air Canada reconfigured some B777-300 to squeeze more seats. Economy class was changed from 3x3x3 configuration to 3x4x3. Seats shrank from 18.5" wide to 17". It's impossible to not touch the neighbors. Also, less space for legs, and I suspect the seats recline less.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - EMBRAER 190

Date :   3 January 2014

Review by : M Park (USA)

Comfort: 3/10

Seat Layout

2X2

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Recommended

Flew in 18B 11-28-13 YYC-YVR which was bad enough, but AC used to fly the E190 PDX-YYZ and back, which is dreadful for a flight that long in a narrow body. AC has no respect for their Star Alliance FF so I avoid flying them if possible because there's no Economy Plus seating with them. They even tried to charge me for luggage this trip. The CRJ is more comfortable than the E190 in my opinion.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   21 April 2013

Review by : J Wallwork (Canada)

Comfort: 6/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

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Recommended

Food was so-so. Water offering was quite skimpy. Toilets very small. Seats got very hard by the end of the flight. Viewing screen was very difficult to see.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS B777-200LR SEAT REVIEW  - 20 September 2011 by J Wong (New Zealand)

AIRCRAFT : B777-200LR

PAX SIZE : Medium

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION : Aisle

PAX RATING : 8/10

RECOMMENDED : Yes

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Good legroom, no in flight entertainment component box under the seat in front as with some airlines). Seat recline satisfactory, and adjustable headrest of good quality and adjustment.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS BOEING 777-300ER SEAT REVIEW  - 11 August 2011 by Dan Mercer (UK)

AIRCRAFT : BOEING 777-300ER

PAX SIZE : Small

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION : Aisle

PAX RATING : 7/10

RECOMMENDED : Yes

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Heathrow to Vancouver and seats were comfortable enough and legroom good. Seat recline was ok, could have been better though.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS BOEING 767-300 SEAT REVIEW  - 10 June 2011 by Luca Fontana (Canada)

AIRCRAFT :       BOEING 767-300

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x3x2

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    3/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

GVA-YUL-YYZ. Lucky that plane was half full, I could move to a center block / aisle seat after a while, with better access.



AIR CANADA ECONOMY CLASS B777-200LR SEAT REVIEW  - 15 December 2009 by T Lam (Canada)

AIRCRAFT :       B777-200LR

PAX SIZE :   Small

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    4/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Not sure how anyone can state that Air Canada seats with good recline. It hardly recline at all and when the seat in front of you recline you have to recline if you want to watch the video better otherwise it is really difficult.



AIR CANADA  ECONOMY CLASS  SEAT REVIEW  - 10 November 2009 by Myles Harris (Australia)

AIRCRAFT :       B777-200LR

PAX SIZE :   X-Large

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    7/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Seats 26G and 28H on my earlier flights. While tight and getting uncomfortable towards the end of the 14hr flight they weren't bad. Seat recline isn't too bad if you are doing it yourself, but for someone behind you it can get close to claustrophobic. I have since had seats 18B and 18G with nothing in front of me but a wall to Executive first. The seats are narrower and don't have moveable arm rest thanks to the try being in them. Check in online early to get the best seats you can is my advice.



AIR CANADA  ECONOMY CLASS  SEAT REVIEW  - 7 October 2009 by Juergen Weich (Germany)

AIRCRAFT :       Canadair RJ

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x2

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :   NO

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

YYZ-STL-YYZ - Seat 13A is the worst possible seat you can get. You feel cramped, no recline ice cold aircon is blowing on your head, and you have a direct look into the lavatory. Barely survived the 2 hour flights from Toronto to St. Louis and back (no other seats available, as the planes were packed)



AIR CANADA  ECONOMY CLASS  SEAT REVIEW  - 7 October 2009 by Juergen Weich (Germany)

AIRCRAFT :       B777/A330

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x3x3/2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    7/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Boeing 777, Seat 33H, flight back A330, Seat 24G. Seat quite comfortable and enough legroom, personal entertainment system with ok selection, food average, service not very personal but efficient. Be aware, A330 seat pitch in economy is varying from 31' to 33' in some planes, depending on where you sit - and you also might have to live with an entertainment box limiting your legroom.



AIR CANADA  ECONOMY CLASS  SEAT REVIEW  - 6 November 2008 by Rory McEvoy (Canada)

AIRCRAFT :       B777-300

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    6/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

YYZ-NRT-YVR-YYZ on B777-300 series. Despite the fact that aircraft type were the same the long 13 hour flight YYZ-NRT in seats 52A&B actually seemed more comfortable. The return flights in seats 33A&B seemed less so. This despite the fact that the B777-300 from YVR-YYZ had a better equipped cabin (winged headrests, reliable VOD).




AIR CANADA  ECONOMY CLASS  SEAT REVIEW  - 3rd July 2008 by J Trevers (USA)

AIRCRAFT :       A319

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    7/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Seat 20D from JFK to Vancouver, 26D on the way back. Seats are pretty decent and IFE is great. It is a small plane for 6 hour flight and with only two bathrooms for economy, there were always long lines.




Review:   19 October 2007

Aircraft:  Boeing 767-200

Name:  Brent Borg

Position:  Window

Layout:   2x3x2

PAX size:  Large

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  3/10

  Legroom space

Apparently the first 10 rows or so of Economy have 1" less leg room than the row further back. My row also lacked a window!

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No



Review:   18 July 2007

Aircraft:  Airbus A320

Name:  Bruce Staples

Position:  Aisle

Layout:   3x3

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  8/10

  Legroom space

Row 24 is one of the better economy rows because you are just behind the wings and still have a good enough view from the window. Beware that Air Canada put minors and families in the last 3 rows, so beware of rows 27 to 29.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No



Review:   18 July 2007

Aircraft:  Airbus A330

Name:  John Kotsopoulos

Position:  Aisle

Layout:   2x4x2

PAX size:  Large

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  7/10

  Legroom space

Good seats, shame about the ancient IFE system which was difficult to watch from where I was sitting.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No





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