The airline with the best average rating is Air Canada with 7.4/10.
The average flight time is 8 hours and 47 minutes.More information
Welcome to the second flight of this new series covering my late winter getaway to Cuba with stopovers in Munich, Germany and Toronto, Canada. The whole trip consisted of the following 6 flights operated by Lufthansa, Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge:
28.02.2020 - LH1613 - WAW-MUC -
29.02.2020 - AC847 - MUC-YYZ - you are here!
29.02.2020 - AC1876 - YYZ-HAV
14.03.2020 - AC1877 - HAV-YYZ
14.03.2020 - LH471 - YYZ-FRA
15.03.2020 - LH1348 - FRA-WAW
but as the last flight has eventually been cancelled due to covid-19 pandemia and closing of Polish borders on the 15th of March, we've been offered a flight to Berlin instead:
15.03.2020 - LH178 - FRA-TXL
Getting to MUC from the city center is quite easy as you just need to take a train from one of the main S-Bahn stations but it takes quite a long time cause you need approximately 40-45 minutes to get there. There are no direct airport trains that could be very useful.
We went straight to the Terminal 2 to discover that Air Canada check-in desks are located on the ground floor, not on the first floor as it usually is. Despite being checked-in online, we needed to drop the bags that we didn't want to check-in in Warsaw for the whole trip and took with us to the city.
I must say the lady in our bag drop desk was lovely, she informed us about the slight 25 minutes delay, checked our Canadian transit visa and Cuban "tarjeta de turista" and wished us a pleasant trip.
I love this logo and these new AC colours: red and black, it looks so neat and elegant!
We went upstairs to the main hall and checked the FIDS before heading to security and passport control.
Our flight will depart from the gate L11 located in the satellite, so we need to take the train
This part of the terminal offers some decent spotting facilities:
Aegean A320 neo in this new livery… I don't know what to think about it honestly. I saw many people being so enthousiastic about it but I find it quite cheap and LCC style. In my opoinion such a drastic change inluding everything but the airline's name is a mistake.
Here it is, our 777-300, still wearing the old colours unfortunately
We will board the aircraft by zones to avoid inside traffic jams. It hardly ever works but maybe this time it will, let's see.
A look from the jetbridge
My first impression from the cabin: it looks quite old fashioned
Our seats are located in the tail section when the usual 3-4-3 configuartion changes into 2-4-2. We've been offered these seats by a friendly check-in agent in Warsaw as they were unavailable in online.
The legroom is very good and we have also some extra space between my seat and the window where I can put my bag, all the pillows and blankets
And our neighbour in its elegant new colours
There's a pillow and a very light blanket on every seat, to thin to keep you warm in my opinion
but good enough to cover your legs while eating so you won't get dirty in case of unexpected turbulence
And our route. I'm so thrilled to be flying across the Atlantic for the first time in my life!
Menu is available only in the IFE, no printed version
Our superjumbo neighbour is being pushed back in the meantime
Some other heavies as we taxi to the runway
Bye bye MUC!
Observation place for spotters
And time to go up for more than 8 hours
After a while we are overflying this part of central Europe that unlike other places this winter is covered with some snow
Seat pocket with usual stuff
We are also given immigration cards that we won't need being transit passengers
Somewhere over north Germany and Denmark the main meal is served. I chose chicken that I discover to be a typical child's meal: chicken breast, potato pure nad come carrots. It's not bad just a little bit bland. There's not much on the tray anyway, it's definitely not QR and its level.
I took Canadian beer as a drink and it was ok, a very decent lager.
A quick visit to the lavatory and cabin view from the very back of the aircraft
Before tea/coffee service to accompany the cookie served with the meal. It's not bad I must say.
Until that moment we were flying all the time over a very thick layer of clouds so there was no hope we could see Iceland that passed somewhere under completely unnoticed
My dream was to see Greenland that everyone flying across the pond says it's a must. Luckily the clouds are slowly disappearing as we get close.
There it is and it looks splendid! Like a snowy desert!
This part with islands looks even better. I took some pictures from the door's window attracting other passengers that did the same. A fiendly FA (I must say this AC crew was realy nice!) laughed and said it must be cold down there. She said there was quite a lot of snow in Toronto too and that the next few days (that we will luckily spend in Cuba) would be very cold.
There's a snack and drink service straight after. A good beer to accompany the movie: first Judy and then Bombshell.
We need one hour more to reach the north-east part of Canada that looks even more frozen than Greenland.
Approximately one hour before touchdown we are offered either vegetarian or beef hot wrap.
We are slowly getting closer to more ihabited parts of the country
Descending towards snowy Toronto
Welcome to Canada! Welcome to North America!
Air Transat 737-800
The main terminal building with mostly AC aircraft, some in the beutiful new livery
We park next to a 787 in old livery
The cabin as we disembark
and Business Class
Last view of the aircraft that brought us to Canada and time for a 4-hour break before the next flight
Thanks for reading and see you soon!
My first transatlantic trip happened to be an Air Canada flight - an airline that doesn't have a very good opinion in Europe as far as service and equipment are concerned. I didn't expect much and it was ok. Even if the aircraft was quite old and the main meal could have been better, friendly and relaxed cabin crew members did their job perfectly.