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Air Canada Business Class Review: What to Expect on Your Flight to Europe

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Passengers flying to Europe in business class have a plethora of options, and Air Canada is one of them. With a large European route network and a range of premium services, Air Canada is a popular choice for travelers heading across the Atlantic. In this review, we'll take a closer look at Air Canada's business-class product on their newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, on a flight from Montreal to London. Here's what you can expect from the experience.

Booking and Pricing

Air Canada operates one daily flight between Montreal and London, with increased frequencies during the summer season. The airline uses dynamic pricing for their flights, meaning the prices can fluctuate depending on demand. For this particular flight, the reviewer booked a one-way business-class ticket for just 57,400 Aeroplan points plus $66 CAD. The range of cash and award rates for this route over the next 12 months is also provided.

Airport Experience

At Montreal's Trudeau International Airport, Air Canada operates a single large check-in area for all flights, regardless of destination. While there is a priority check-in line, it is available to Aeroplan and Star Alliance elite members, as well as those flying in premium economy. The Maple Leaf Lounge near Gate 52 offers business-class passengers and Star Alliance Gold elite members a comfortable space to relax before their flight.

Onboard Experience

On the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Air Canada offers a single business-class cabin with reverse herringbone seats. These seats provide direct aisle access and a modern, clean design. The cabin features three restrooms for the 30-seat configuration. The reviewer found the seat to be comfortable, especially when fully reclined, although the space around the shoulders felt a bit tight. The inflight entertainment system offered a variety of movies and Wi-Fi was available for purchase.

Dining and Service

Air Canada's business-class passengers are treated to a range of dining options. The reviewer found the meal service to be efficient, although the presentation could have been neater. The crew worked diligently to ensure passengers could maximize their rest on the overnight flight. Snacks and beverages were available between meal services.


Overall, the reviewer found Air Canada's business-class product on the 787 Dreamliner to be acceptable and would fly it again. The low redemption rate for this particular flight made it a great deal, and the lie-flat bed with direct aisle access was a major plus. The reviewer suggests eating dinner in the lounge and skipping the onboard meals to maximize sleep on the journey. If faced with high prices, the reviewer would opt to fly in economy and save their points.

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