Packed in an economy class with 3-4-3 configuration B777-200LR for 17 hours in a "DAY Flight", was it a nightmare? Aside the terrible 12 hours jet lag after landing, how was my experience onboard this Air Canada flight from Toronto to Hong Kong?
After spending a month in Canada, it was the time to get back home. I bought a Tim Hortons breakfast set in the airport with my coins left, but this was the breakfast that caused my nightmare in jet lag afterwards …. Often times getting a deep sleep is essential for having a pleasant long-haul flight, but I got a coffee before my flight, I could't sleep well onboard….it was terrible
Soon I saw my plane serving me that day, it was painted with the old livery of Air Canada, it is becoming more and more rare these days…
Air Canada AC15 Toronto (YYZ) / Hong Kong (HKG)
G-FIUA Boeing 777-200(LR)
Getting ready for my long flight…
My seat was an aisle seat, as selected before check-in. The loading was nearly 100% and I couldn't see any empty seats in the economy cabin, as there are just 2 direct flights daily from Toronto to Hong Kong, while the another one is operated by Cathay Pacific. The economy cabin is configured as 3-4-3, which could be seen easily in the B777 nowadays, maybe it is economical for companies, but for passengers, I think it is a bit narrow, and the legroom was just fine, but definitely not a preferred one for me!
The first meal was served soon after departure. It was a Chinese style cooked pork with rice, I would say it tasted normal, not a tasty one. The cake was unexpectedly great, I love sweet chocolates.
I ordered a white wine and tried to get asleep, but I still could't sleep after 5 hours…
I picked the congee (Chinese style porridge), with mushrooms and pork as breakfast, served along with fruit selections and bread with strawberry jam. Some of you may wonder why I choose the congee instead of a UK full breakfast….I was just curious how the taste of congee served in flight, as this was my first time hearing this breakfast option and I always want to try it after my outbound flight to Toronto a month prior to this flight. After tasting this "congee", I regreted….aside the poor looking, the taste was really bad.
The movie selections were diverse, as an international career, I guess it is a basic element. Movies with different languages were included, though not as up-to-date as some other airlines does, still I could found lots of interesting movies there. At the time I took this picture, I have flown for nearly half of the Earth.
After finishing my breakfast, the flight was near to destination and I couldn't take a nap anymore, but the flight is less than sufficient to finish a movie, so I decided to play some games. Interestingly, I could always won when competing with AI even I selected the hardest level……..
A nice wing
In the final approach, I could finally see my home town outside the window, I missed my home a lot after a one month stay in the another side of the Earth.
It was the longest flight I have ever flown with, from Toronto to Hong Kong. Overall speaking, I am not favourable with the 3-4-3 configuration of this aircraft, it was a bit narrow, but hopefully the IFE was modern that I could spend some of my times there. The day flight was terrible for me, I could fight with the serious jet lag after landing as I really couldn't get a deep sleep onboard. After all, the crews were friendly and I could get timely response to my requests for drinks or necessities, I appreciate this especially for a long-haul flight.