Sydney Morning Herald flight tests AC economy service

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  1. tcook052
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    http://www.smh.com.au/travel/flight-test-air-canada-economy-class-20131204-2ypwv.html

    THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT

    Unfortunately, there's much to dislike about the onboard entertainment system. The touch interface is slow and unresponsive, sometimes needing repeated jabs. There's a long and annoying sequence of ads before each movie, and films are screened in strangely variable aspect ratios. On top of this, only earbuds are available, which fall out of my ears; and my seat has a fault which means the sound is only in mono and almost indecipherable. The entertainment menu offers eight movie channels from Avant Garde to New Releases, including an offering of Canadian films. There's a reasonable selection of games, audio channels and TV shows, including some comedy highlights from Montreal's Just for Laughs comedy festival. If only I could hear them.

    THE SERVICE

    The flight attendants are friendly and efficient.

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    THE VERDICT

    It's hard to get excited about Air Canada's economy class, considering the uncomfortable seating and the clunky entertainment system. But at least the flight attendants are pleasant.
     
  2. slalom

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    Sounds like a fair assessment
     
  3. canucklehead
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    I thought I had seen a review of AC's YVR-SYD flight before in SMH, and in fact, there have been several!

    http://www.smh.com.au/travel/traveller-tips/flight-test-air-canada-20120329-1w0kp.html
    (From article: Flight frequency Air Canada flies daily from Sydney to Toronto via Vancouver. Melbourne passengers fly Qantas to Sydney to connect. A low-season economy return fare costs from $2550 from Sydney and $2574 from Melbourne, including tax.) :eek:

    http://www.smh.com.au/travel/traveller-tips/flight-test-air-canada-economy-class-20110817-1ixor.html

    Psst, Canadian Tourism Commission....I'd be happy to review the pointy end of the plane seats for ya! :D
     
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    Hey, no pushing in line! :D
     
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