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More Business Class Transcontinental
Two new routes now feature Air Canada's Business Class - Transcontinental:
  • Newark - Vancouver - Newark now offers once daily service with a Boeing 787 aircraft
  • Toronto - Edmonton -Toronto will be operated with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft on Wednesdays from July 6 to 20, then increasing to once daily until September 4, 2016
Business Class - Transcontinental is also offered on the following routes whenever they are operated with a wide-body aircraft with lie-flat seats:
  • Montreal - Vancouver - Montreal
  • Toronto - Vancouver - Toronto
  • Toronto - Calgary - Toronto
  • Toronto - Los Angeles - Toronto
  • Toronto - San Francisco - Toronto
On these routes, there are even more Preferred Seats available for purchase (in the Premium Economy cabin).

To find out more about Air Canada's Business Class - Transcontinental product, contact your travel management company or click here.
Chef Hawsworth’s New Summer Menu
Celebrated Canadian Chef David Hawksworth has created new signature dishes for the summer season. The new seasonal dining options, designed exclusively for Air Canada, will be featured on our International Business Class menus departing from Canada, until the end of September:
  • Appetizer: Smoked Trout, Niçoise Salad, Roasted Garlic Aioli
  • Main Course: Grilled Chicken Breast with Chimichurri Sauce, Chickpea Panisse, Asparagus
  • Dessert: Signature Dark Chocolate Fondant, Blueberry-Ginger Compote
To keep our Business Class wine program exciting, our world renowned wine-expert, Ken Chase, now introduces a new selection of wines every three months to complement Chef Hawksworth's seasonal menus.
Premium Airport Experience - Vancouver
The premium experience at Vancouver Airport expanded recently with the opening of a new Concierge office located near Priority Check-in.

Eligible customers can now engage in one-on-one conversations about their travel needs, check-in and have their bags checked by a Concierge.
Spotlight On London

London's amazing gardens and parks offer the business or leisure traveller a completely different perspective during the hectic summer and fall months.

On your next visit, take a little time to explore the 250 year old Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, people watch in Hyde Park or stroll through any of the many formal English gardens or spacious urban parks in London.

Air Canada has been flying to London for more than 50 years and our love affair with that city continues. We offer the most daily non-stop flights and the best schedule to get you there:

  • Toronto: 4 daily non-stop flights, year-round. Plus, new summer service to London (Gatwick) with Air Canada Rouge™
  • Montreal: daily non-stop flights, year-round
  • Ottawa: daily non-stop flights, year-round
  • Calgary: daily non-stop flights year-round
  • Vancouver: daily non-stop flights year-round, twice daily this summer
  • Halifax: daily non-stop flights this summer, up to 4-times weekly in the winter
  • St. John's: daily non-stop flights this summer, up to 3-times weekly in the winter
If you are connecting to London via one of our Canadian gateways, check out our amazing schedule from anywhere in North America! Find out more about Air Canada's service to London here.
Double Aeroplan Miles
You can earn Double Aeroplan Miles for every roundtrip (or 2 one way segments) when flying International Business Class between Canada and London-Heathrow, Amsterdam, Paris or Lyon.

Register and book until July 31 for travel until December 17, 2016.
New Design For Star Alliance Online Tools
Star Alliance has upgraded their Online Booking Tools (OBT) from an outdated Flash version to a more flexible HTML5 version, allowing you to use your mobile device to view and use these tools.

The OBT is responsive and accessible on desktop and tablet. It is also viewable but not optimized on mobile phones. Star Alliance will look into enhancing mobile phone accessibility in a 2nd phase, as well as further enhancements.

Together with the technical upgrade, the OBT is now also in the new look and feel of staralliance. com that launched at the end of 2015.

Useful links
Flight Pass Update -Toronto City Airport Zone
The Flight Pass for Business options have expanded for the Toronto city airport zone and now offer:
  • 30 credits (up to 8 travellers)
  • New 100 credit (up to 25 travellers)
  • New 200 credit (up to 50 travellers)
All three Flight Pass for Business options for this zone are available in Flex or Latitude fares.
Boeing 777 - Dream Cabin Updates
Our entire B777 fleet has been refurbished with a new look and feel featuring three cabins with the same seats and colour schemes as on our new B787 Dreamliners.
Environmental Initiatives
At Air Canada, we make great efforts to integrate environmental considerations into our business decisions and minimize our environmental footprint.

Our approach is two-fold: Leave less through our operations - less carbon in our atmosphere, less waste in our land and water, and less noise in our communities. And Do more to address environmental issues - more collaboration and participation with our industry partners, more involvement in our communities and with employees and customers to have an even greater impact in our efforts.
Important Updates About United Club One-time Passes

United is currently renovating their United Club locations at ORD. During this time, one-time passes cannot be purchased or used at the United Club locations in Terminal 1. They look forward to welcoming all guests once renovations are complete.

New York / Newark
To ensure United Club capacity remains comfortable so members can unwind and recharge, both EWR Terminal C Club locations will limit one-time pass sales and usage throughout busy afternoon periods.

United Polaris Lounges Opening December 2016

Brand-new United Polaris Lounges will be available exclusively to our international premium cabin travelers, offering luxurious amenities never before offered by United.

United Polaris Lounges will feature a pre-flight dining option, an extensive buffet with hot and cold selections and table service. Specially curated wines, premium spirits, craft brews and handcrafted cocktails are available to accompany.

All lounge locations will offer spa-like shower facilities and travelers can sit back and relax in a tucked-away area with daybeds, soft lighting and gentle white noise, preparing guests for a restful flight.

The first lounge location is expected to open in Chicago (ORD) in December 2016, with additional hub locations to follow. Learn more about United Polaris Lounges here.
100% Wi-Fi On Mainline Aircraft

That's right. United has Wi-Fi on 100% of our mainline aircraft. You can now connect, watch your favorite programming or work onboard over 800 planes in our fleet. Our United Express regional jets are also getting the Wi-Fi upgrade as Gogo's ATG-4 advanced air-to-ground Wi-Fi product is being installed on E170, E175 and CRJ700 aircraft, with over 95% of the regional jet fleet already Wi-Fi enabled.

Planned installations should be complete by October 2016.

Accessing United Wi-Fi onboard is easy. Simply choose United Wi-Fi from the menu of internet access points on your device and you will be led to the Wi-Fi portal. Additionally, you can access our onboard entertainment by downloading the mobile app prior to boarding.

United Wi-Fi pricing will vary. On select flights, travelers can use MileagePlus miles to purchase Wi-Fi internet access. This feature is offered via our new portal, currently available on select aircraft and expanding to more aircraft throughout 2016. Have you always been curious how Wi-Fi works at 35,000 feet? Watch the video below to learn how we install Wi-Fi on our planes.
Your Bags Are In Good Hands
Another reason to celebrate record-setting performance this year? For the months of April and May, we kept more customers connected with their bags, achieving our lowest-ever mishandled baggage ratio in the combined company history. We recently introduced a new bag scanning process and technology to track and re-route bags accordingly. We are now consistently scanning more than 98 percent of bags to ensure safe and proper delivery.
Bigger bins are arriving on all new Boeing 737s 
Introducing "Space Bins," larger storage spaces modeled after our 787 Dreamliner bins. The new bins allow 40 additional bags on a 737-700, 56 additional bags on the 737-800 and 62 additional bags on the 737-900ER. The lower bin-lip height makes loading and visual inspection of the bins easier, and no bin-assist mechanism is required to close the bins.
New Seasonal Non-stop Routes and Schedules

Non-stop service connecting Vancouver and Winnipeg to Halifax: WestJet has become the only Canadian carrier to serve Halifax non-stop from Vancouver and Winnipeg. Convenient schedules also connect WestJet's Halifax and Vancouver hubs to its extensive domestic network.

Non-stop service connecting Edmonton and Hamilton: Non-stop flights between Edmonton and Hamilton are now available for sale with service beginning on July 29, 2016.

Non-stop service connecting Winnipeg and Kelowna: Non-stop flights between Kelowna and Winnipeg are now available for sale with service beginning on July 28, 2016.

WestJet has also enhanced their schedules between Vancouver and Winnipeg, and Edmonton and Vancouver to accommodate the busy summer months. From July 28 to September 6, 2016, flights from Vancouver and Winnipeg will operate 24 times weekly and flights between Edmonton and Vancouver will operate 54 times weekly.

For details on routes connecting Vancouver and Winnipeg to Halifax, click here.

For details on other new routes and schedules, click here.
Terminal Change Reminder

This is to remind you that from June 1, Etihad Airways flights operating to and from Toronto at Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is moved to Terminal 3. Please inform your guests especially for the guests for whom tickets were issued before 1st June 2016.
This change will further align Etihad Airways'(EY) airline operations with those of its Etihad Airways Partners, Jet Airways and Alitalia. In addition, Alitalia will assume Etihad's YYZ ground operations.

Etihad Airways flights will continue to operate per our existing schedule:
Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency
EY140 Toronto 14:35 Abu Dhabi 11:35 +1 Tue, Thurs, Sat
EY141 Abu Dhabi 02:35 Toronto 08:50 Tue, Thurs, Sat
Our Terminal 3 check-in counter will be open from 10:00am until 1:00pm. Economy Class passengers are advised to arrive 4 hours prior to departure, while guests traveling in Business Class should arrive at least 2 hours prior to departure.


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