In both classes, the 777-300ER has more seats per row than the Dreamliner – 2-4-2 versus 2-3-2 in premium economy and 3-4-3 versus 3-3-3 in economy. This means the Dreamliner has fewer seats per row that lack direct aisle access.
In the business class cabin, seats are fully flat and laid out in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration, meaning all passengers get direct aisle access.
Back in April this year, Air Canada unveiled its new Signature Class offering for premium passengers that included the introduction of new ground services such as concierge and priority baggage handling and security clearance at airports, as well as greater access to lounge facilities.
As part of its switch to the Dreamliner on the Vancouver-Hong Kong route, Air Canada is also offering 5 per cent off fares from Hong Kong to 10 US cities that transit through Vancouver, taking advantage of pre-clearing services for US customs at Vancouver Airport.
Ending September 30, the offer extends to all classes on flights from Hong Kong to Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Palm Springs (PSP), Portland (PDX), San Diego (SAN), San Jose (SJC), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Sacramento (SMF).