Air Canada A220 Enterprise Class: Fairly Pleasant!

Whats up from Montreal, as I’ve simply launched into a evaluate journey to Oman! To kick off this journey, I flew Air Canada’s Airbus A220-300 enterprise class from Miami to Montreal (which I booked utilizing Aeroplan factors).

Whereas I’ll have a full journey report quickly, on this submit I needed to share my preliminary impressions of the expertise on this three hour flight, as this was my first time flying on Air Canada’s A220. Reality be instructed, this was a wonderful flight, partly due to the overall attributes of the A220, and partly due to Air Canada’s superior leisure and delicate product.

Air Canada’s A220 enterprise class cabin is comfy

From a passenger expertise standpoint, the Airbus A220 is one in all my favourite plane to fly. There’s a lot to love about this aircraft, from the massive home windows, to the fashionable cabin, to the 2-3 format in economic system (which suggests you will have fewer center seats than on different planes), to the spacious bathrooms.

Air Canada A220 enterprise class cabin

Air Canada’s A220s are pretty much as good as any on the market, and have a snug enterprise class cabin, with 12 seats, in a 2-2 configuration. Now, whereas the economic system cabin on the A220 feels exceptionally spacious, it’s value noting that on all airways, the enterprise class cabin feels a bit tighter. That’s as a result of enterprise class has the identical 2-2 format you’d discover on a 737 or A220, besides the cabin is considerably narrower.

Air Canada A220 enterprise class seats
Air Canada A220 enterprise class seats

Nonetheless, Air Canada has essentially the most comfy A220 I’ve flown thus far. I discovered legroom to be a bit higher than on Delta, and seats even have leg rests, which you don’t discover on US airways. I additionally admire how not like on US airways, Air Canada has actual curtains between totally different cabins, and in addition has correct bulkheads between enterprise class and economic system.

Air Canada A220 enterprise class toilet

Air Canada has glorious leisure, good Wi-Fi

Air Canada’s A220s characteristic seat again televisions all through the plane. Not solely are the screens excessive definition, however I discovered the system simple to make use of, and the leisure choice to be large. It’s good how dedicated Air Canada is to inflight leisure, because the airline even has private televisions on smaller regional jets.

Leisure choices included every little thing from motion pictures, to TV exhibits, to reside TV. There have been packages from Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO MAX, and extra, so it’s simple to remain entertained on Air Canada. My favourite a part of these methods is the map characteristic, after all. 😉

Air Canada A220 enterprise class leisure

Air Canada’s A220s additionally characteristic Wi-Fi, with the Intelsat 2Ku service. Whereas I didn’t discover the speeds to be fairly pretty much as good as with Viasat, they have been nonetheless loads quick to remain productive. Wi-Fi for the complete flight with no knowledge caps price 15.50-20.75 CAD (~11.55-15.46 USD), which I discovered to be cheap. On high of that, Air Canada presents free messaging for Aeroplan members.

Air Canada A220 Wi-Fi choices & pricing

Air Canada’s meals & service will be good

On the finish of the day, Air Canada is a North American airline, so the delicate product isn’t to the extent of what you’d discover in Asia, for instance. Nonetheless, I do discover that Air Canada is a notch above US carriers.

For instance, the airline presents printed menu on all meal flights in enterprise class, which is a pleasant contact.

Air Canada enterprise class menu

Breakfast was served on this flight, with the selection of a parsley omelet or maple butter pancakes. I chosen the previous, which got here with hen sausage and hash browns. This was additionally served with a facet of yogurt and fruit, and was tasty.

Air Canada enterprise class breakfast

As you’d count on from a North American airline, service on Air Canada will be hit and miss, although on common I discover it to be higher than on US carriers. On this flight I used to be fortunate to have nice service, due to the superb service director, John, who was working enterprise class.

Backside line

Air Canada’s Airbus A220 enterprise class presents an ideal passenger expertise, due to the overall attributes of the A220, mixed with Air Canada’s above common cabin finishes. I like how Air Canada has leg rests, private televisions with an enormous leisure choice, and quick and fairly priced Wi-Fi. Air Canada’s delicate product can also be a bit higher than what you’ll discover on different airways, with printed menus, fairly good meals, and pleasant service.

All else being equal, I’d completely fly Air Canada once more over nearly any US provider on a slender physique jet.

What’s your tackle Air Canada’s A220 enterprise class?

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