Welcome to my first trip report!
While I could have booked this trip with Aeroplan miles in J, the taxes were quite outrageous (as one would expect when booking with Aeroplan on AC metal). Thankfully, a quick Google flights search turned up flights just under $400 in J, so I went ahead and booked that.
After arriving at the airport, went straight to check in. Check in lines were not lengthy on this Thursday afternoon, but there was a wait at pre-clearance because of the several afternoon US departures. Between security and clearance, we were air side in about 30 minutes.
We visited the transborder AC maple leaf lounge. It was very busy during our visit due to the several US departures. It is located right after security and customs.
Phone charging area
Departure board and literature
The lounge has a couple of these private desks where some work can get done.
Fresh fruit and infused water was available in the lounge. The buffer selection was quite slim. Hot food consisted of soup, and only soup. There was a good drink selection.
Boarding began at 2pm, with priorities enforced. Zone one was called first, and I was about fifth in line. Zone one and two were boarded together.
March 5th 2020
Toronto to Newark
Air Canada's A320's are in a 2-2 configuration in business and 3-3 in economy.
This A320-200's J cabin with 14 seats
A peak into the 132 seat economy cabin.
The seat is quite wide and despite it's antique appearance, it was in great condition.
The footrest was not exactly functional, as it wen't all the way down when I put my feet on it. Legroom was great. At this point, the flight attendant greeted passengers by name and offered Naya water bottles as the pre-departure beverage.
AC 787 besides us
PIA 777 in the distance
Meal service was served about 20 minutes into the flight. The options were a smoked salmon potato salad, or some sort of egg dish. By the time they reached me, they were out of the salmon, disappointingly.
The dish was quite good, and the mayonnaise gave it a lot of flavour.
The IFE had a good selection of newer movies.
Passport stamp received in Toronto
Anyone know what airport this is?
The landing in LGA was very smooth. We had to wait about fifteen minutes for a gate to open up since we arrived quite early.
After we landed, I realized I left my passport in the plane, so the staff went and fetched it for me. By the time I got to baggage claim, our luggage's were waiting there for us.
Overall, I'd say this was a good average flight, and it is what you would expect from Air Canada. By comparison, most American airlines as far as I know just serve a snack basket on flights of this length, so for Air Canada to go the extra step and offer a snack is much appreciated. Since this is my first flight-report, I would really appreciate your feedback! Look out for my next Flight-Report of Cathay First from JFK-HKG.