Just stirring the pot...

Old May 29, 12, 11:02 am
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Smile Just stirring the pot...

Despite the overwhelming negativity in this forum, I just wanted to drop a note in here to say that I just completed a relatively pleasant AC itinerary (STL-YYZ-LHR and LHR-YYZ-STL), all traveled in coach. I am *G with US so that certainly helped with the check-in and boarding, not to mention the lounge access. Speaking of which the MLL blows away the US Airways club by far, especially the sad, sad PHX US clubs. Your booze selection is quite appreciated!

I am used to bypassing the general check-in counter queues here in STL when flying US or UA, but it should be noted that the AC "counter" is a sort of step-child of the United counter, which means no *G lane, and usually only one person manning the ship and no kiosks. However, given that there are usually no more than 50 people ever arriving for a AC flight, that line is not likely to be an issue. I do find it amazing that enough people want to go to St Louis, MO from YYZ to justify twice daily service.
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Old May 29, 12, 11:18 am
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Nice post.

I agree that there's a lot of negativity on FT about management and AP. However, when it comes to the actual airline and service (both what you get and how it's delivered on the plane), I've found AC to offer a solid, pleasant flying experience. Maybe I've just been lucky, but I can't recall ever having an unfriendly flight attendant or a bad experience on board.

Also, I definitely appreciate the quality of the MLLs - they're so far ahead of what the US airlines call lounges that it's like comparing 2-buck chuck to Beaujolais Nouveau. The Pearson lounges in particular are a welcome oasis - compare them to, say, the United Clubs at ORD, and it's kind of funny.
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Old May 29, 12, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by M60_to_LGA View Post
that it's like comparing 2-buck chuck to Beaujolais Nouveau.
"I can certainly see you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here wouldn't know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret."

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