Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge – Toronto

The lounge was packed to the gills when we arrived. The lounge is quite large, but finding an empty seat was rather difficult. I did not want to take pictures of the seating when it was so full. There are several different seating areas in the lounge however.

The food offerings were actually quite impressive.

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Chips & dips

There were tortilla and pita chips with salsa, hummus, and a scary looking guacamole.

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Main Dishes

There were two types of ravioli, salad, rice and salmon.

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Soup
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Pho Condiments

There were several types of soups, including pho with all of the accompanying condiments.

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Salads

There were also several types of prepared salad.

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Desserts

Dessert offering included a napoleon, a type of Indian dessert and cookies.

Food was replaced rather regularly, and there did not appear to be a time when empty dishes stayed that way for very long.

If the lounge was less crowded, this would be a good place to hang out for a while with a long layover. The fact that the lounge was so packed did detract from the atmosphere a little. The food was good and replaced regularly though.

Air Canada Montreal to Toronto

Air Canada
Flight 415
Montreal to Toronto
Depart 2:00 PM, Arrive 3:24 PM
Seat 2G, Business Class

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Business Class Cabin

The business class cabin on this A330 was laid out in a 1-1-1 configuration with two of the seats angled toward each other, while the other seat had a lot more privacy.

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Business Class Seat

The seats themselves seemed quite narrow. There is some privacy between seats as there is a “wall” between seats but they are not very high. For such a short flight, this was not a problem but on a longer flight the seats could become somewhat claustrophobic.

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Entertainment Control
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Reading Light

The entertainment controls and reading light were both located to the left of the seat.

No pre-flight beverages were offered.

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Cheese Plate

Once the flight was underway, we were served a snack tray consisting of a salad, cheese, grapes and crackers. Although better than nothing, this was not very appealing to me as I don’t normally just eat cheese on its own.

The staff was pleasant throughout the flight, with service being efficient but not overly friendly.

This was a pleasant flight for an hour flight.

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge – Montreal

Before boarding our short flight to Toronto, we visited the Air Canada Maple Leaf lounge.

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Lounge Entrance

The lounge had clearly marked signs, which was easy to spot.

The lounge is rather spacious and was relatively empty when we got there.

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Seating
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Seating

There are several different seating areas with relatively comfortable chairs, as well as a high top work table with outlets.

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Breakfast
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Breakfast
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Breakfast
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Breakfast

There were all types of breakfast foods laid out including muffins, bread, pastries, cereal, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cheese, and fruit.

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Restroom
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Restroom

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The restroom is large and well maintained. They do have shower facilities, however I did not get a chance to take a peek since I was only in the lounge for a short period of time.

The Air Canada Maple Leaf lounge is a nice quiet place to relax before your flight. Food options are rather limited, but the lounge itself is clean and well kept.

Air Canada Business Class: LAX- YUL

Air Canada
Flight 782
Los Angeles to Montreal
Depart 8:00 AM, Arrive 4:17 PM
Seat 4B, Business Class

Upon boarding, I was pointed in the direction of my seat. Although this was an international flight, the seats were standard domestic business class seats.

The seats are larger, but with not much recline. The seats are slightly wider than what you would find in economy, but pales to the seats offered by foreign carriers.

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Seat 4B

Waiting at my seat was a small pillow. I generally don’t use pillows on flights of these duration so it was of little use to me.

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Warm Towel

Once seated and settled in, I was given a warm towel.

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Mixed Nuts

I was offered a pre-departure drink and chose water for such an early flight. I was also given a little ramekin of mixed nuts.

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Menu
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Menu

Menus were distributed shortly thereafter.

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Omelette

Breakfast consisted of an omelette, chicken sausage, cottage cheese, potatoes and red peppers.

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Fruit Plate

This was served with a side of sliced fruit and yogurt.

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Bread

Bread was also offered, and I chose a nut bread.

Service throughout the flight was fine and uneventful. The flight attendants would occasionally be present throughout the cabin.

Since this was a relatively early flight, I tried to sleep as much as I could for the duration of the flight.

This was a perfectly fine flight, and would not hesitate to fly Air Canada business class again in the future.