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Premium Economy Long Haul Smackdown!

I recently tried Air Canada’s long haul Premium Economy product for the very first time, and came away fairly impressed. Rather than going into details that you might already know, I thought it might be useful to compare AC to the other PE experiences that I’ve had. For reference, here’s all of them thus far:

Cathay Pacific – YYZ-HKG-YYZ – December/January, 2011-2015
Qantas – JFK-LAX-MEL, BNE-LAX-JFK – August, 2014
British Airways – YYZ-LHR, MRU-LGW – July, 2015
EVA Air – YYZ-TPE-YYZ – November, 2016
Lufthansa – YYZ-MUC-HND – April, 2017
Air Canada – YYZ-HKG, YVR-YYZ – September, 2017

I’ve rated these airlines across six categories, scoring them between 0 and 5 in each. The winner will emerge in the final tally of points, so let’s get to it!

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Why We Don’t Fly Air Canada to Hong Kong (or anywhere else)

Fellow Canadian travellers who have stumbled upon the post about this week’s online booking disaster with Cathay Pacific might be wondering:

Y U NO FLY AIR CANADA

It’s a reasonable question. I live in Toronto, Air Canada’s hub, and AC, like CX, offers nonstop service to Hong Kong. The truth is thatĀ for many years I gave the bulk of my flying business to Air Canada. But everything changed when I flew Cathay for the first time in 2010, and I’ve remained loyal to them ever since.

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