Hey guys, I'm going back to Hong Kong and I was searching up some flight deals and I came across this Air Canada flight deal for around 500 dollars plus tax. At the same time I miss Cathay but decided that the price is too good to pass on. So I booked the flight and off I go to Hong Kong.
Nothing much to say, got a ride and got dropped off at the check in.
Let's talk check in, so basically people like me travelling in economy has to do self check-in(This part isn't special). Then we go to the guy who only put the tag on for us and we're supposed to drop the baggage off at the belt ourselves to the way they desire and they do nothing to help. Even the 70/80 year old grandma have to put the bag onto the belt by herself. I felt bad so I gave her a hand.
Waited a bit in security and then I headed to the lounge:
A variety of Air Canada Tails at Councorse C
Hong Kong airlines going to race us to HKG(Spoiler alert, we lost)
Too young for beer, here's apple juice with sparkling water, cheers to the trip ahead!
The flight starts.. Now
Boarding at gate D51(Also known as Air Canada's 77W executive gates)
Zone 5 today, honestly I quite like the zone boarding area
Of course you have to keep going right when you got a ticket for 500 dollars.
First look at our bird, no new livery for us today.
Yes, I am at the right seat
Tip for you guys, don't choose row 25 because you have 0 window :)
Why are they giving this menu when this is an internation flight with food provided?
Safety card, yes this is a 777-300ER
Magazine, didn't read through much
This model I really want
Navi magazine, also too lazy to ask for one
Yes, Air Canada has quite a large fleet
A tight legroom for me(I'm 6 foot)
Wrong livery.. Might change soon though
Safety video, nothing spectacular
On pushback at the horeshoe
Unlucky guy spending 2 hours trying to get wifi
The Caesar Chicken, all I could say is not good but not bad
The speghetti is like a gooey blob of flour, passed that. Park was very dry so yea only managed a bite
Baywatch, did I mention they only gave out phone quality earphones(Should be called earbuds)
Minimizing the movie so I can still look through the IFE
The very very long 77W economy section
Washroom/Toilet, whatever you call it
Dinner/other meals I ate
Beef with rice, another fail from Air Canada, very salty
Shanghai noodles with chicken, chicken was more juicy in this one surprisingly
Stopped by the back galley and I can say there's where the good stuff is
Best sandwich I ever ate on a plane
Plot twist.. Here it comes
PA: Ladies and gentleman, our washroom on the left hand side of the plane doesn't work, we will also not provide any hot drink service because the water system is not working. Me: Air Canada, always giving me surprises 1 after the other(There's a worse one on my next flight, spoiler alert). Thank god there's only 3 hours left to this flight
Get me out
Pretty much an on time arrival into HKG. This is CX's 1000th A330
Bye HD 77W
I'll be back pretty soon for a more "wonderful" trip. Please leave me feedback below :)
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Happy late April Fools! There's nothing in here. (Was gonna put spotting pics but you already know the 3MB limit is a pain)
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Vancouver - YVR
Hong Kong - HKG
Let's go over Air Canada Cabin is really meh. 3-4-3 on the 77W is not desirable and the asking for people to check their bags because of the lacking overhead space is not surprising to me at all. Cabin Crew: I actually have mad respect for them because they only have 2 galley for the whole economy/premium economy section. So basically the cart has to go all the way from the front(door 2) all the way to door 5. I don't know why you guys are working for AC man I think a lot of Chinese airlines will love to take you. Food: Presentation with a film above my meal? It feels like me taking my leftovers out of my fridge and reheating it. Food tasted bad but I'm giving it a 6 because of the sandwich. Entertainment: Not a lot of choices for movies to be really honest, but games, moving map and the rest are pretty good.
Lounge: Honestly it is pretty good in general, yea I get that the Cathay lounge is better but when it's free don't expect much from it.
HKG: Fast, clean(A little worse thanks to mainlanders). Nothing else needed to be mentioned. Solid marks YVR: Slow-ish security, other than that all good.
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