Review of Air Canada flight Calgary Vancouver in Economy

Airline Air Canada
Flight AC219
Class Economy
Seat 28A
Aircraft Boeing 787-9
Flight time 01:32
Take-off 05 Aug 22, 16:15
Arrival at 05 Aug 22, 16:47
AC   #19 out of 77 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 348 reviews
Published on 7th August 2022

Hello guys, This is my very first trip trip report so please excuse my format, writing styles…etc. Anyways, I flew Air Canada's Boeing 787-9 from Calgary to Vancouver. Usually this route is operated by 737Max and occasionally the old but comfy A319. However, Air Canada moves this 787-9 to Vancouver everyday after finishing operating international flights in Calgary, so that was why I got a chance to fly on this giant beauty in this very short flight. You may also upgrade yourself to premium economy, but I'm not sure about what the service was like since I'm sitting in economy today. 

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BTW, I spotted a KLM 787-9 flying to Amsterdam, which is one of the few international flights here in Calgary. 

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Here are the seat features for AC's 787-9. The seat pitch is really good for me (i'm 169cm tall).

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I also got a screen. The inflight entertainment system has lots of new movies, TV shows and a great interactive map. 

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The flight took off on time, despite that this is a full flight. 

Snack services began. There are a variety of complimentary soft drinks, juices and coffee/tea. You also got a bag of pretzels. 

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For this flight, i got Coke as my drink of choice. 

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Shortly after taking off, the flight started to descent.  

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Some plane-spotting while taxing to the gate. 

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And we finally reached Vancouver!

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Air Canada

Cabin crew10.0

Calgary - YYC


Vancouver - YVR



The cabin crew are nice and efficient, and the choices for drinks are many. However. Air Canada really needs to clean its aircrafts more often. There are dusts everywhere on the ceilings, and the tray tables are full of coffee stains. Overall this was a wonderful journey. Thank you for reading my first ever trip report, and please leave any comments if you like!

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 10 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Calgary (YYC) → Vancouver (YVR).


The airline with the best average rating is Air Canada with 7.5/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 28 minutes.

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  • Comment 609024 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6035 Comments

    Hi there, very nice first report! All the essentials are there. Always great to have a widebody on a short flight, in any cabin. Shame to hear about the dirty interior; however, especially in times of Covid. Hopefully this was an exception, rather than the norm for Air Canada--I assume a relatively short Domestic turn plays into it as well.

    Thanks so much for sharing and welcome!

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