IN FLIGHT: Air Canada

The plane

Boeing 777-200LR, flying Sydney to Vancouver.

Class

Business class, seat 6A.

The seat

Air Canada’s Business class, called Signature Class is a fantastic product. The seats are laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration, with pods on an angle, meaning it feels very secluded. The seat reclines into an almost fully flat bed, with lovely warm and comfy doona provided when it’s time to sleep (and on this 15-hour flight you’re definitely going to want to). The pod shape of the seat provides plenty of roomy cavities and nooks for you to store your essentials, meaning we could have everything we wanted from our carry-on close at hand.

Entertainment

In-flight entertainment is viewed on a generously-sized display, which can be accessed using a handheld controller. Noise-cancelling headsets are provided, and there is a huge selection of movies and TV shows including new releases and popular HBO series like Game of Thrones. It was actually difficult to pick, with many recently award-nominated films available.

Service and food

The cabin crew on our service were extremely attentive and friendly, introducing themselves, taking orders for lunch and breakfast at the beginning of the flight and very accommodating to special requests. In terms of the food, there was a delicious range of choices, all served in a timely fashion by the crew, along with fine wines, beer and spirits on offer. If you got hungry in between meals during the flight, you could also grab a snack. Business class passengers receive a comprehensive amenity kit. Prior to the flight passengers also receive priority check-in and baggage service.

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