Business Class passengers travelling with Air Canada can expect a service which delivers a number of perks, additional services and amenities to take advantage of on both the ground and in the air. Business travellers are given an extra baggage allowance in comparison to other passengers in order to accommodate for more personal devices and documents. As well as this, business travellers can be assured that they are considered as priority by the airline and can speedily board their flight with a priority boarding, check-in and security clearance process reserved for premium travellers. Additionally, business travellers can make use of the Maple Leaf Lounge which enables passengers to relax, freshen up and grab something to eat and drink before their flights depart.
When on-board the aircraft, business travellers can enjoy additional amenities, privileges and access to a range of luxury on-board offerings. This includes the in-flight entertainment system which offers business class passengers hundreds of hours of entertainment that is some of the best rated; films, music, television and games are all accessible through the personal touch screen television screen measuring 8.9 inches that is available in the seatbacks. In order to enjoy the in-flight entertainment, business travellers are given complimentary headphones and an audio jack which is single pin and allows passengers to use their own headsets if they would prefer. On top of this, XM Satellite Radio and talk shows is available, offering business travellers the chance to enjoy some premium music.
In order for business travellers to be productive in the air, each seat is equipped with in-seat power for personal devices and laptops. This enables business travellers to stay connected and keep their laptop charged throughout the flight in order to complete any work and plan their meetings. There are also personal reading lights available at each workstation to allow passengers to work without disturbing other passengers. Other amenities that are available are a USB port for passengers to connect game controllers and play the games available from the in-flight entertainment system.
To create a good and calming atmosphere in the cabin the airline have added ambient mood lighting to the business class cabin in order to allow passengers the chance to ease their jet lag and synch their body clocks with the time zones they are entering. Business travellers can also adjust their seats in terms of the footrest and headrest in order to determine their own level of comfort; business passengers are also guaranteed aisle access or window access depending on their seat. The in-flight dining options that are available ensure that business travellers can enjoy gourmet cuisine alongside complementary premium spirits and wines; to freshen up on the other hand, Fruits & Passion products are provided in the dedicated washrooms for passengers to freshen up before they land.
Alternatively, First Class passengers can enjoy the luxury of the Executive First cabin; the design of the cabin is to enable each passenger to feel they have substantial person space in order to enjoy a good night of sleeping and the ability to recline and relax during their trip. Each Executive First Suite is equipped with a reclining seat that becomes a fully flat bed in no time, at the simple touch of a button for passengers to be able to take advantage of this luxury.
The Executive First Seat measures 20.5 inches in width and is between 6’3 and 6’6 feet in length when reclined to the lie-flat position. Each seat is also equipped with touch-screen televisions and an adjustable mattress that can be either firm or soft, depending on each passenger’s taste. Additionally, seats also have lumbar adjustment and massage function to ensure guests feel comfortable and relaxed.
Overall, Business and First Class travellers with Air Canada can expect the chance to enjoy access to a range of in-flight entertainment as well as a menu which includes gourmet meals, wines and spirits, complimentary amenity kits and priority services at the airport.