Review of Air Canada flight Toronto Buenos Aires in Economy

Airline Air Canada
Flight AC092
Class Economy
Seat 31A
Flight time 14:50
Take-off 23 May 14, 22:40
Arrival at 24 May 14, 14:30
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whitelight44
Published on 1st October 2014
My other Flight Reports:

Tehran to Dubai: http://flight-report.com/en/report-5740.html
Tehran to Shiraz: http://flight-report.com/en/report-6444.html
Tehran to Amsterdam: http://flight-report.com/en/report-8446.html
Toronto to Buenos Aires: http://flight-report.com/en/report-8148.html
Toronto to Rome: http://flight-report.com/en/report-8440.html
Boston to Zurich: http://flight-report.com/en/report-8556.html
Buenos Aires to Montevideo: http://flight-report.com/en/report-8579.html
Nice to Munich: http://flight-report.com/en/report-8587.html
Buenos Aires to Santiago: http://flight-report.com/en/report-8584.html

Dear all,

I wanted to share pictures from my trip to South America (the Argentina part of it) back in May-June this year with you guys. I hope you enjoy it.

I also want to thank all members for posting their wonderful TRs. I know it's not an easy thing and takes a long time to create these TRs and I have been too lazy to create my TR up until now but I thought to share the Argentina portion of it here and hope you guys like the pictures.

Toronto's Pearson Terminal 1- This terminal is the main home of Air Canada and has a very good vibe and energy. I really like its seashell like architecture of the check in hall. My flight was originally supposed to take off at 10:40 pm but since our aircraft was stuck in New York La Guardia due to bad weather, it did not arrive in Toronto until 12 am and we boarded the aircraft shortly after for the 1 am departure. Because of the delay Air Canada gave passengers a $10 voucher to purchase food at the terminal, which is clearly not enough to buy any main meal but anyways.

Air Canada flies to Buenos Aires via Santiago de Chile, with a layover of about 2 hours in SCL. When the plane lands in SCL, everyone has to disembark, the ones going to Santiago go to passport control and the rest of passengers continuing to Buenos Aires should go through security again, go to the main departure area, wait a bit and board the plane again.


Check-in counters of Terminal 1

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Past security:

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Saying welcome in different languages, including Persian to the left :)

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Going toward the International departure area, which is at the end of this long walkway- right below this walkway is the Transborder (flights to USA) Air Canada flights section of the terminal.

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A look down at the deserted transborder section of terminal 1, most flights to USA are during the day or in the evening

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View from the end of the long walkway

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Going down towards the Int'l gates

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Duty free shops- most of these stores are luxurious brands and very pricey, not good for normal shopping

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The very cool thing about the Int'l part of Terminal 1 is that it looks like a huge lounge with very modern and comfy seats and ipads installed on every single one of them for the use of passengers free of charge.

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The famous artwork in the center of the shopping area

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EK- fully boraded and off to Dubai shortly after

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Board shows our flight's delayed status

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The only area that was not yet refurbished and turned into the lounge style seating area was our gate here in the pic below

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Terminal crew of EK looking at the plane after finishing the boarding process

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EK being pushed back

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A shot of my location from my flightradar app

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And our route

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Now going back to my gate for borading

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My comfy seat

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The legroom was great but my pic turned blurry so I did not add it

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Push Back

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And off we go- The flight time to SCL was around 10 hours and 50 minutes, the good thing was that I did not have any seatmates so I had the 2 seats to relax and rest more

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Blurry pic but below us is downtown Toronto and the CN tower in red next to the Rogers Centre stadium in blue

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Beautiful mood lighting throughout the flight

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Meal service about to begin

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My meal, which was pasta with beef and tasted very good

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Shortly after we entered Chile from the ocean

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Interesting huge pool next to the ocean

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Then breakfast was served and I chose egg and potatoes

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Getting closer to SCL and flying over the amazingly beautiful Andes mountain range

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Descending to SCL

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Touching down

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The terminal building

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LAN A320

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Disembarking

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The Executive class

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Walking towards security

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Going upstairs after security at the air side. SCL is a nice airport and has a good vibe, has lots of shops and restos too, the only thing is that seats are a bit old but still nice and comfortable.

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In some places there were these weird metal things that blocked the view

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Beautiful LAN A340

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Boarding our flight again to Buenos Aires

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The flight was half full

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Simply Beautiful

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Ready to take off

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View of the whole terminal

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Flying right above Santiago but unfortunately the city center was covered in smog as well as most of the city but you can see the whole city in the following pix

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Flying above Andes

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Crossing over Andes and entering the flat lands of Argentina

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The meal was a turkey sandwich

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Descending to Buenos Aires

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The new terminal at Eze

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Disembarking

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Looking down at the departures part of the new terminal

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Walking towards the immigration

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The old terminal- still in use to the left

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Passport Control area

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Baggage claim hall

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Outside of the terminal

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Tienda Leon bus is a great way to get to the Centro of the Buenos Aires. It's cheap and very comfy and when it gets to the bus terminal, a taxi will take you to your hotel in the centro. Price for bus and taxi are included in the ticket, I think it was around $12 USD.

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Some touristic bonus pictures of the beautiful and amazing Buenos Aires

Subte- Metro

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Colon Theatre

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Corrientes Ave. one of the night life spots of BA

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Obelisco

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The night of one of the main national holidays

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Puerto Madero

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La Bombonera

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La Boca

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A flea Market

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Galeria Pacifico

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Some city views

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La Recoleta cemetery

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Abasto Shopping Center

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A very yummy sweet, tasted like Baklava

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New York???

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I hope everyone liked this TR. Would be glad to hear your comments or any questions.

All the best :)
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Verdict

Air Canada

8.8/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering8.0

Toronto - YYZ

9.1/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness10.0

Buenos Aires - EZE

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

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16 Comments

  • Comment 119006 by
    AirCanada881 1631 Comments

    Thank you for this spectacular report, you've made me want to visit South America!

    I've always found Air Canada very good on long haul flights, above any other US carrier IMO.

  • Comment 119025 by
    KL651 TEAM 4449 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    I didn't know AC used 767 aircrafts on flights to LGA!

    The catering looks ok but portions seem small. Was there any snack available during the flight?

    AC's strongpoint really seem to be their friendly crew.

    • Comment 302436 by
      whitelight44 AUTHOR 346 Comments

      Yes, me too, I was very surprised when I heard that they had upgraded La Guardia with the Boeing 767. you are right, the portions were small, I honestly did not go to the back galley to see if they have any snacks, but I'm sure there should be some.

    • Comment 302437 by
      whitelight44 AUTHOR 346 Comments

      Thanks so much, you may already know about this but I have downloaded a free photo editing software that is called Irfan View, you can download it online and edit your images in batches through that program. Change the contrast, sharpness, saturation and lots of other effects.

  • Comment 119039 by
    02022001 SILVER 4392 Comments

    The pictures (especially during the flight) are really nice ! How do you do that ? Do you use a special mode ?
    Thanks for this FR ! ;)

  • Comment 119107 by
    matthieugd 229 Comments

    Nice report! I have the same feeling about the T1 in YYZ, great seating (when you don't have access to a lounge :)).

  • Comment 119130 by
    jetsetpanda 2296 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this great report with an enticing and well photographed bonus.

    I'm surprised to see that AC has not updated the overhead bins of this 767. I guess roller boards will take the entire length to fit. Meals are fine but portions are a bit on the small side. It's nice to see a hot breakfast instead of a continental one.

    Buenos Aires looks like a dignified city holding on to her glorious past. I can imagine how magnificent it was during its peak in the earlier part of the 20th century when Argentina was one of the 10 richest countries in the world.

    For some reason the Abasto mall reminded me of Gare du Nord in Paris.

  • Comment 119407 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4904 Comments

    Awesome report! Lots of good pics and detail. Great cabin shots, especially. The mood lighting is really nice, and rare to see on a 767! AC definitely has a good overall product; a notch above fellow North American carriers. Nice tourist pics, looks like you had a good time in Argentina. I really need to take a trip down there, I've been meaning to for a while. Thanks for sharing!

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