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2016 777 Routes

*FAQ
Q: Are all 777s refurbished?
A: Yes, all active 777s have the new configuration (Executive Pod) J suites, Premium Economy, and 10-across Economy seats.

Q: Are the dividers in the middle J seats moveable? Can they be slid up/down?
A: No, all Dream Cabin J seat dividers do not come down and are fixed in place.

Summer 2016 777 International Routes
End of summer schedule changes will be added in the future

77L (40J-24O-236Y : 300 pax)
Calgary London Heathrow: AC850/851
Toronto Hong Kong: AC15/16
Toronto London Heathrow: AC858/859
Toronto Vancouver Sydney: AC33/34

77W (40J-24O-336Y : 400 pax)
Toronto Beijing: AC31/32
Toronto Frankfurt: AC872/873
Toronto London Heathrow: AC856/869
Toronto London Heathrow: AC848/849
Toronto Paris CDG: AC880/881
Toronto Rome Fiumicino: AC890/891 until Sep 12 (out), Sep 13 (in)
Toronto Shanghai Pudong: AC87/88
Toronto Tokyo Haneda: AC5/6
Vancouver Shanghai Pudong: AC25/26
Vancouver Tokyo Narita: AC3/4

77W (28J-24O-398Y : 450 pax)
Montreal London Heathrow: AC864/865
Montreal Paris CDG: AC870/871
Montreal Paris CDG: AC884/885
Vancouver Beijing: AC29/30
Vancouver Hong Kong: AC7/8
Vancouver London Heathrow: AC854/855

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 Aircraft Tracking (last updated Jun 16, 2016)
 Plane       Status       Location Details
 
 77L (40J-24O-236Y : 300 pax)
 C-FIUA-701  Done         Loc:HKG  In:Apr 09/16  Out:May 09/16  (30 days)
 C-FIUF-702  Done         Loc:HKG  In:Nov 08/15  Out:Dec 27/15  (49 days)
 C-FIUJ-703  Done         Loc:HKG  In:Dec 27/15  Out:Feb 04/16  (39 days)
 C-FIVK-704  Done         Loc:HKG  In:May 09/16  Out:Jun 08/16  (30 days)
 C-FNND-705  Done         Loc:HKG  In:Mar 09/16  Out:Apr 09/16  (31 days)
 C-FNNH-706  Done         Loc:HKG  In:Feb 04/16  Out:Mar 09/16  (34 days)
 
 77W (40J-24O-336Y : 400 pax)
 C-FITL-731  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Sep 01/15  Out:Nov 20/15  (80 Days)
 C-FITU-732  Done         Loc:GSO  In:May 03/16  Out:Jun 05/16  (33 days)
 C-FITW-733  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Nov 23/15  Out:Jan 06/16  (45 days)
 C-FIUL-734  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Mar 16/16  Out:Apr 17/16  (32 days)  
 C-FIUR-735  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Dec 09/15  Out:Jan 18/16  (40 days)
 C-FIUV-736  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Feb 26/16  Out:Apr 02/16  (36 days)
 C-FIUW-737  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Jan 06/16  Out:Feb 12/16  (37 days)
 C-FIVM-738  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Feb 13/16  Out:Mar 16/16  (32 days)
 C-FRAM-739  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Apr 02/16  Out:May 02/16  (30 days)
 C-FIVQ-740  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Jan 20/16  Out:Feb 26/16  (37 days)
 C-FIVR-741  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Apr 17/16  Out:May 17/16  (30 days)
 C-FIVS-742  Done         Loc:GSO  In:Oct 23/15  Out:Dec 08/15  (46 days)
 
 77W (28J-24O-398Y : 450 pax)
 C-FIVW-743  Done         Loc:YMX  In:Mar 28/16  Out:Apr 23/16  (26 days)
 C-FIVX-744  Done         Loc:YMX  In:May 21/16  Out:Jun 03/16  (13 days)
 C-FNNQ-745  Done         Loc:YMX  In:Jun 03/16  Out:Jun 16/16  (13 days)
 C-FNNU-746  Done         Loc:YMX  In:May 06/16  Out:May 21/16  (15 days)
 C-FNNW-747  Done         Loc:YMX  In:Apr 23/16  Out:May 06/16  (13 days)
 C-FJZS-748  In Service   Loc:YMX  FF:Mar 24/16  Del:Apr 26/16  EIS:May 18/16
 C-FKAU-749  In Service   Loc:YMX  FF:May 01/16  Del:May 21/16  EIS:Jun 10/16


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Old Sep 10, 17, 11:48 am
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It is my understanding, based on some posts in this thread, that row 7 on the 77L is actually the last row of the front cabin despite the skewed seat map shown by the AC seat selection tool. I guess it might be a matter of personal preferences, but for a daytime flight, is 7K a good choice? It seems to offer a bit more privacy at the expense of being closer to the galley/lav. Seat 9K, 10K and 11K are also available in the mini-cabin.

Not being SE, I imagine 7K is a better choice to ensure a higher meal selection priority than sitting further back.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:33 pm
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I just flew MUC-YYZ with the seat totally deflated.

The only other empty seat was the same.

I didn't notice until after takeoff (add this to my checklist upon boarding), so they couldn't reseat a gate upgrade.

Anyone have a template for how to write in about this?
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Old Nov 5, 17, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I just flew MUC-YYZ with the seat totally deflated.

The only other empty seat was the same.

I didn't notice until after takeoff (add this to my checklist upon boarding), so they couldn't reseat a gate upgrade.

Anyone have a template for how to write in about this?
First of all, don't use a template or any style that reeks of a coordinated grievance. If you have legitimate gripe, compose your own short, pertinent letter. You know to refrain from any sensationalism or to exaggerate the negative effect of any deficiency. It may be handy to decide in advance what your ask is. Do you want a partial refund? More AQM? A discount on future travel? Do any of those make sense for your travel habits?

Secondly, you have a boarding checklist?
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Old Nov 5, 17, 6:04 pm
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Dear Madam/Sir,

On my last flight, the seat in business class did not work.

As an apology, please send me one 5% discount code.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. CanadianCow



No promises if this will work. YMMV.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 7:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Diabeetus View Post
Dear Madam/Sir,

On my last flight, the seat in business class did not work.

As an apology, please send me one 5% insult code.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. CanadianCow



No promises if this will work. YMMV.
Fixed it for you
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Old Nov 5, 17, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by CZAMFlyer View Post
First of all, don't use a template or any style that reeks of a coordinated grievance. If you have legitimate gripe, compose your own short, pertinent letter. You know to refrain from any sensationalism or to exaggerate the negative effect of any deficiency. It may be handy to decide in advance what your ask is. Do you want a partial refund? More AQM? A discount on future travel? Do any of those make sense for your travel habits?

Secondly, you have a boarding checklist?
Haha I was somewhat joking about the template, but I agree with your suggestions.

My checklist with a pod is "can it full recline and go fully back up?"

Or at least it was. Now there's a second item when it's a new pod. "is the seat totally deflated?"

Originally Posted by Diabeetus View Post
Dear Madam/Sir,

On my last flight, the seat in business class did not work.

As an apology, please send me one 5% discount code.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. CanadianCow



No promises if this will work. YMMV.
Lol.

As an SE in paid J, I'd expect a bit more than 5%.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
My checklist with a pod is "can it full recline and go fully back up?"

Or at least it was. Now there's a second item when it's a new pod. "is the seat totally deflated?"
I got burned by this once LHR-YVR and was lucky enough to switch to the only remaining pod which did have a functional seat. But in your case this has to be worth something.

This episode will hopefully remind me to add this check to my preflight checklist as well. Why does getting what you paid for have to be so friggin complicated?
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Old Nov 19, 17, 3:33 am
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Once again, seat 7A is totally deflated on this 40 seat 77W. Different fin than last time.

They reset it and it seems good now, so I've got that going for me, which is nice. Hopefully it stays this way.

I'm definitely getting taken care of though. I notified an FA, and since then, I've just been dealing with the SD and concierge. There's an employee in J and that seat was offered to me, but since mine is currently functioning, I declined.
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Old Nov 19, 17, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Once again, seat 7A is totally deflated on this 40 seat 77W. Different fin than last time.

They reset it and it seems good now, so I've got that going for me, which is nice. Hopefully it stays this way.

I'm definitely getting taken care of though. I notified an FA, and since then, I've just been dealing with the SD and concierge. There's an employee in J and that seat was offered to me, but since mine is currently functioning, I declined.
I'm curious to hear what your experience is 60-90 min later. I'm not sure why more people aren't upset about this. These seats either aren't maintained properly or are just rubbish.
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Old Nov 19, 17, 4:03 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Once again, seat 7A is totally deflated on this 40 seat 77W. Different fin than last time.

They reset it and it seems good now, so I've got that going for me, which is nice. Hopefully it stays this way.

I'm definitely getting taken care of though. I notified an FA, and since then, I've just been dealing with the SD and concierge. There's an employee in J and that seat was offered to me, but since mine is currently functioning, I declined.

Do we need a deflategate thread with seats & fins?
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Old Dec 11, 17, 6:31 pm
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AC_15_16 to HKG

Seats are smaller now.(10)seats across
What ever happened to the older (9)seaters?
Used to be (3) (3) and (3) across.
Also Aisles getting more narrow
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Old Dec 11, 17, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by dbaseworking View Post
Seats are smaller now.(10)seats across
What ever happened to the older (9)seaters?
Used to be (3) (3) and (3) across.
Also Aisles getting more narrow
Old news. Search for posts by "The Smallest State" for some of the best of rants. Our resident search expert has been suspended for something or other, so you'll have to look for them yourself.
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Old Dec 13, 17, 5:37 pm
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super tight

10 across super tight
try the AC:15 YYZ/HKG
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Old Dec 13, 17, 5:39 pm
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Originally Posted by dbaseworking View Post
10 across super tight
try the AC:15 YYZ/HKG
Dude/tte - you're a couple years late... tell us what we don't know.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 6:05 pm
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AC34/777-200 Question

Hey folks,

Can anyone advise about how whether or how much overhead space AC has in the 777-200 business class cabin? I'm flying ex-SYD and want to avoid checking my bag if possible...

Thanks!
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