Air Canada - What you Need to Know

Air Canada

Founded in 1937, Air Canada is Canada’s flag-bearing airline with ACE Aviation Holdings as its parent. It is also Canada’s largest and the largest provider of scheduled passenger flights. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the airline provides scheduled charter air transportation for both passengers as well as cargo, to more than 200 destinations on six continents.

Besides, its main base in Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, It has hubs at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport and Vancouver International Airport in the Pacific.

Air Canada also offers vacation packages to more than 90 destinations through Air Canada Vacations Here you will find all-inclusive packages featuring accommodation, round-trip airfare on board Air Canada, it regional subsidiary, Air Canada rouge, and its Star Alliance partners, Aeroplan flight rewards, as well as a wide assortment of cruises, tours and excursions. Air Canada Vacations offers hundreds of destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central & South America, Asia, Europe, and the U.S


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Aeroplan

Air Canada’s frequent flyer program is Aeroplan. The Aeroplan program was formed in July 1984 by Air Canada as an incentive program for its frequent flyers but has since evolved into a loyalty marketing program and you can earn points in many ways including retail shopping. You can also collect Aeroplan points via branded credit cards.

 

Air Canada Altitude

Air Canada's top tier program, Altitude, recognizes and rewards its biggest frequent flyers with elite travel privileges including complimentary upgrades, complimentary checked baggage, exclusive partner offers, Maple Leaf Lounge access and Star Alliance recognition with partners worldwide. 

Altitude members are recognized through their Aeroplan membership and benefit from Air Canada's partnership with Aeroplan offering numerous ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 partners.

Maple Leaf Lounge

There are 21 Maple Leaf Lounges which are located at all major airports in Canada and at select international airports in the world such as Heathrow, Frankfurt and Los Angeles. The lounges offer food and beverages and fully equipped business centers but are not free. For access you must be either a Business Class ticket holder or other applicable membership/status such as Altitude Super Elite. You can also pay for Membership to the tune of around $375 a year.

Air Canada Business Class

Air Canada Business Class

Considering a long, international flight? You may wish to book a seat in Air Canada’s award-winning Business Class. Air Canada has won awards for its Business Class service. In this level of service, you’ll find larger seats that recline fully into a bed. You can get some work done before you fall asleep for the night with the complimentary oversize pillow and a cozy duvet blanket. You’ll arrive at your destination a lot better rested and ready to hit the ground running.

What if Business Class is too expensive?  No problem. Air Canada offers another less expensive option known as ‘Premium Economy.’ Though not as well-appointed as Business Class, this level of service is still better than Economy, and offers priority boarding, larger seats, extra legroom and more baggage allowance.

On international flights, Premium Class passengers also receive premium-level meals, hot towels as well as complimentary wine and spirits. If you’re going on vacation or on a longer trip but you don’t want spend the extra cash for Air Canada’s Business Class, Premium Economy service is an option to consider.

For booking flights you can book direct on the  Air Canada website or via third party travel sites such as Flight Network or Travelocity.ca