Review of Air Canada flight Calgary Vancouver in Economy

Airline Air Canada
Flight AC227
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:38
Take-off 23 Mar 16, 20:45
Arrival at 23 Mar 16, 21:23
AC   #54 out of 142 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 302 reviews
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By 1221
Published on 23rd April 2016
Hi, I have read many reports on this site but this is my first time writing a report.

I will start with a short flight I took from Calgary to Vancouver.

I was taking a trip to Vancouver for the Easter weekend. From downtown Calgary, I took the 300 Airport BRT to Calgary International Airport. It took about 45mins to get from downtown to the airport. From where the bus stops at the airport, I had to get up to the departures level and across to the other side of the terminal to the AC counters. There was no wait at the Priority Check-in counters, the agent quickly checked my bag and commented it was almost empty. I made my way to clear security. There were no lines at this hour.
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Afterwards I proceeded to the recently renovated AC lounge.
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I got some food and sat by the window, no hot food being offered at this time except soup.
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Spotted a AC B787 bound for LHR. This was the first time I saw a 787 at YYC.
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I didn't quite capture it but it was quite beautiful with the sun setting behind the Rocky Mountains, downtown in the distance and the 787 in the foreground.
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Made my way to the gate about 45mins before scheduled departure and the A320 taking me to Vancouver was just pulling up to the gate.
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The screen still had Toronto as the destination.
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On-board!
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Prior to push-back, the captain mentioned there would be some nice views of downtown on the right side of the aircraft after we take off from runway 17R.
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Turning west towards British Columbia.
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Meal service in economy is the standard AC pretzels with choice of a drink.

Almost there!
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Arrived! There are quite a few departures for destinations in the Asia Pacific late night at YVR.
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Baggage pickup.
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Verdict

Air Canada

7.4/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.0

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

6.2/10
Comfort7.0
Meal/catering6.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Services6.0

Calgary - YYC

8.1/10
Efficiency9.0
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness9.0

Vancouver - YVR

8.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

A short flight in Western Canada, overall it was good. A little disappointed there was no hot food on offer at the lounge.

Hope you enjoyed reading it!

Information on the route Calgary (YYC) Vancouver (YVR)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Calgary (YYC) → Vancouver (YVR).


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The airline with the best average rating is Air Canada with 7.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 28 minutes.

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