Air Canada

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4 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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9/10

"pitch is beyond generous"

(Canada)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A320
Seat Layout3X3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
1/10

"impossible to not touch the neighbors"

(Canada)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"avoid flying them if possible"

(United States)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeEMBRAER 190
Seat Layout2X2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
6/10

"food was so-so"

(Canada)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
8/10

"seat recline satisfactory"

(New Zealand)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-200LR
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
7/10

"seats were comfortable enough"

(United Kingdom)

Heathrow to Vancouver and seats were comfortable enough and legroom good. Seat recline was ok could have been better though.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
3/10

"plane was half full"

(Canada)

GVA-YUL-YYZ. Lucky that plane was half full I could move to a center block / aisle seat after a while with better access.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 767-300
Seat Layout2x3x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen N/A
no
4/10

"hardly recline at all"

(Canada)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-200LR
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
7/10

"seat recline isn't too bad"

(Australia)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-200LR
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
1/10

"worst possible seat you can get"

(Germany)

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)
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeCanadair RJ
Seat Layout2x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen N/A
no