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Air Canada to fly three Dreamliner 787s to Australia daily

Air Canada to fly three Dreamliner 787s to Australia daily

Ben Sandilands September 1, 2017 12 Comments

Canada mounts tourism mountain in Oz, and wants a bit of the US on the side

Air Canada ramps up 787 non-stops, but keep eye on WestJet

Air Canada ramps up 787 non-stops, but keep eye on WestJet

Ben Sandilands May 4, 2017 8 Comments

It's all Dreamliners on the Vancouver routes, but for the glorious Qantas Queen of the Skies 747

CSeries wins over Air Canada, but not the press

CSeries wins over Air Canada, but not the press

Ben Sandilands February 18, 2016 6 Comments

For those of us not in Canada, the good news for Bombardier in selling its troubled CSeries jets to Air Canada certainly copped a hard landing in the American media.

Air Canada 787 doubles key Australian route even before it launches

Air Canada 787 doubles key Australian route even before it launches

Ben Sandilands December 21, 2015 14 Comments

Interest in Australia-Canada travel has surged to the extent that Air Canada has turned its new route from Vancouver to Brisbane to a daily 787 Dreamliner from 17 June next year. When the service starts on 1 June it was initially set at only three flights a week.

Air Canada joins rush to fly 787s here before Qantas gets any

Air Canada joins rush to fly 787s here before Qantas gets any

Ben Sandilands July 9, 2015 8 Comments

While on its record Air Canada will not be as generous with economy seat spacing as Qantas it isn’t waiting around for the Australian carrier to bring the 787s it hasn’t yet officially ordered to the Vancouver route.

Qantas extends Canada services, solves two travel issues

Qantas extends Canada services, solves two travel issues

Ben Sandilands February 4, 2015 10 Comments

Qantas flexi-schedules non-stops to Canada, great news for big hipped skiers

Qantas lobs non-stop 744s in ski holiday fight with Air Canada

Qantas lobs non-stop 744s in ski holiday fight with Air Canada

Ben Sandilands September 16, 2014 8 Comments

Qantas is doing something this January that many customers have wished for in the past, and flying non-stop between Sydney and Vancouver.

Qantas flies outside the box with WestJet in Canada deal

Qantas flies outside the box with WestJet in Canada deal

Ben Sandilands September 11, 2014 8 Comments

If likes attract Qantas would have today announced a new code share deal with Air Canada, but it has gone instead for one with Canada’s newer and notably entrepreneurial carrier WestJet.

Boeing scores major win with Air Canada 737 MAX deal

Boeing scores major win with Air Canada 737 MAX deal

Ben Sandilands December 12, 2013 12 Comments

The main contest between Airbus and Boeing is for single aisle jets offering between 150-236 seats, and Air Canada has just committed to take up to 109 of the US planemakers 737 MAX airliner as a total replacement for its current fleet of Airbus A320s.

Be warned! Air Canada launches dense 458 seat 777-300ER

Be warned! Air Canada launches dense 458 seat 777-300ER

Ben Sandilands August 8, 2013 4 Comments

An oppressive revolution, lead by a coalition of cost paranoid airlines and mean spirited corporate account managers, is coming our way, as this exercise in jamming an A380 load of passengers into the confines of a 777 shows

Air Canada joins war on human physiology

Ben Sandilands February 13, 2013 1 Comment

What Air Canada has just inflicted on its passengers with new tight fit seating for long haul economy passengers isn't wrong, or unusual. But in a stand out airline when it came to courtesy and comfort, it is a crying shame.

Air Canada’s Rouge to fly high tech low cost

Air Canada’s Rouge to fly high tech low cost

Ben Sandilands December 19, 2012 1 Comment

Rouge and Encore. Canada gets two new low cost carriers that would cause quite a stir in Australia, for airline managements as well as their customers

Virgin Pacific venture with Air Canada aborted

Ben Sandilands October 24, 2012 2 Comments

Richard Branson's private company had been in talks for a Virgin Pacific venture with Air Canada but the deal is off, at least for now

Air Canada 777 makes unusual detour to find Pacific yacht

Air Canada 777 makes unusual detour to find Pacific yacht

Ben Sandilands October 17, 2012 4 Comments

The one thrill passengers on a long flight from Vancouver to Sydney yesterday never anticipated was peering through the windows at a lower altitude searching for a missing dismasted yacht in distress in the Pacific.

Air Canada says it is going to do a Jetstar

Ben Sandilands February 20, 2012 20 Comments

Air Canada is continuing its infatuation with the Jetstar model according to a report today, so much so that it is surprising Qantas isn’t talking up a Jetstar Canada franchise instead of what is looking like Dead Q in Asia. The Canadian report also quotes advice from the the Australian and International Pilots Association to […]

Emirates video: A study in media hysterics

Emirates video: A study in media hysterics

Ben Sandilands August 22, 2011 7 Comments

A well known and much respected media identity has sent me a link to Emirates: Dictator of the Skies featuring a shlock TV presenter in Canada and an Air Canada captain concerning the unfair success of Emirates and its pursuit of world abomination, er, domination. Sound familiar? There are some untidy parallels with the debate […]