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Canada Stopover: Air Canada (AC)

 

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How does it work?

The Toronto Stopover with Air Canada allows you to stop in Toronto, ON Canada for up to 7 days when flying to Asia or Europe from the U.S. and there will be no additional airfare. You may stop on your way from the U.S. or on your return journey.

You must book your flights by December 31, 2016 though.

Start your booking now and explore the different facets of this great deal.

They’ve created a special Web site with a lot of stopover information here. It includes possible itineraries including day trips to Niagara Falls, Toronto neighborhoods to explore and information on the Toronto CITYPASS. The CITYPASS gives you savings on select local attractions as well as getting you to the head of the line at the CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and either Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre. It’s good for 9 days.

Things to Note

  • Amenities
    • Cabins – Air Canada has the following cabins of service; International Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. This will vary by aircraft types and routes flown.
    • Dining – The level of indulgence varies by cabin, route and aircraft type.
    • In-Flight Entertainment – Audio/Video on demand is available on select airplanes, plus music, games and Wifi on select airplanes and select destinations is also available. In-seat power is available on select aircraft types and cabins as well.
  • Baggage Policy – This does vary by elite status, destination and cabin so best check the Web site for all the rules. They have a handy application to help you figure it all out.
  • Fleet – The Air Canada brand consists of three airlines in one; Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada express. Here’s what their fleet looks like by sub brand:
    • Air Canada – Airbus A319-100s, A320-200s, A321-200 and A330-300s. Boeing 767-300ERs, 777-200LRs, 777-300ERs 787-8s and 787-9s. Embraer 175s and 190s.
    • Air Canada rouge – Airbus A319-100s and A321-200s. Boeing 767-300ER
    • Air Canada express – Bombardier CRJ-100s, 200ERs, 705s, Dash-8-100s and -300s, Q400s
  • Frequent Flyer Information –  The Air Canada program is called Altitude and there’s a sub program called Aeroplan (the original program). The tiers of the Altitude program are: Prestige 25K, Elite 35K, Elite 50K, Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K.  Ensure you become a member if you are not already one as every mile counts. Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance so you have a number of other airlines on whom you can use your miles. Remember that for the Stopover program you must fly on flights that are operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or Air Canada express.
  • Lounges – Air Canada has the Maple Lounge which give access by frequent flyer level as well as Star Alliance membership level. If you are a Priority Pass member you can also access the Lounge.

Destinations

Air Canada serves over 190 destinations worldwide. That’s 52 U.S. cities and 64 in Canada, 78 in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Here is a lost of popular routes/regions:

  • Destinations served in the U.S.

    • Boston, MA (BOS)
    • Chicago-O’Hare, IL (ORD)
    • Honolulu, Hi (HNL)
    • Houston-Intercontinental, TX (IAH)
    • Los Angles, CA (LAX)
    • New York-JFK, NY USA (JFK)
    • Orland, FL (MCO)
    • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
    • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Destinations served in Africa, Europe and the Middle East

    • Athens, Greece (ATH)
    • Dubai, UAE (DXB)
    • Edinburgh, Scotland UK (EDI)
    • Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
    • London-Heathrow, United Kingdom (LHR)
    • Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)

    Destinations served in Asia and Australia/New Zealand

    • Hong Kong (HKG)
    • Shanghai, PROC (SHA)
    • Seoul, South Korea (ICN)
    • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
    • Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT)
  • Destinations served in South America

    • Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE)
    • Santiago, Chile (SCL)
    • Sao Paolo, Brazil (GRU)
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