New limo service at YYZ

Old Apr 23, 15, 5:02 pm
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New limo service at YYZ

Currently at YYZ int'l lounge and ran into another FTer, B24H. He just flew from YXU-YYZ and was picked up in a BMW to be brought to the int'l lounge (on his way to LHR I believe). He is a MM and SE. I did a quick search and could not find any mention of this service. B24H thought it started on Apr 1. Guess that's a first step to being the premium airline that AC aspires to be.
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Old Apr 23, 15, 5:56 pm
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Picked up where? Plane side by his Dash 8?
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Old Apr 23, 15, 6:03 pm
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There was a thread about this, but without details.

So he is SE, MM, and probably in J? Which of those entitled him to the limo?

I know other airlines do it in F. I can't imagine AC could do it for everyone in J. There's no guarantee that an MM is currently or will continue to spend much money on AC. So if I had to guess, I'd say it's the SE aspect. Or maybe SE in J.
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Old Apr 23, 15, 6:35 pm
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I saw this happen earlier this month. A J passenger connecting internationally in Toronto was met on the bridge by a concierge to be shuttled away in a BMW.

The concierge explained to the gentleman he had been "selected" for this service. I interpreted this to mean it was a trial of some sort.
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Old Apr 23, 15, 6:41 pm
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I'm tempted to book a domestic international connection to try this out
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Old Apr 23, 15, 6:43 pm
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The limo better be in a luxury SUV. I hate sedans while carrying suitcases etc given its low height - it's much easier to get into and out of a luxury SUV.
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Old Apr 23, 15, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by cooleddie View Post
The limo better be in a luxury SUV. I hate sedans while carrying suitcases etc given its low height - it's much easier to get into and out of a luxury SUV.
Limo = implies Sedan. I for one, having back problems, hate SUV's. Why? Rough suspension for one. If it's a 7 series, it's plenty easy to get luggage in and out of - and the trunk space is huge. More legroom too, so if AC is going classy then going the way of a SUV would be cheap. I only get my butt shuttled around YEG and YYC in a 7 series BMW. Short of an S class, there is nothing better that AC can reasonably afford. (Maybach, Pullmans etc)
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Old Apr 23, 15, 7:02 pm
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Sorry, I don't have more details. And it seems I got the handle wrong.

Hopefully B24H or whatever his name is, will chime in.
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Similar to UA service for GS?
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Old Apr 23, 15, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post

I know other airlines do it in F. I can't imagine AC could do it for everyone in J.
Delta does it for all their Diamonds. I was travelling with a colleague that is Diamond, and we got whisked away in a Porsche Cayenne in ATL (I got carried along even as a lowly Pl)
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Old Apr 23, 15, 8:01 pm
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This would be quite the nice competitive enhancement despite never having the opportunity to use it.
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Old Apr 23, 15, 9:10 pm
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Hold on. How long should the connection time maximum be? Is it only YYZ?
I'm going YYC-YYZ-CPH on May 1 with 2 hours layover... I'm imagining that's too much for this service

I must admit this does excite me a little...
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Old Apr 23, 15, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I'm tempted to book a domestic international connection to try this out
it might be cheaper to rent a BMW for a weekend. Or get a friend to give you a ride around the block.
PS if you really want a ride, book the LH First flight via FRA get a real F experience and the F terminal. ( check the link on FT for the F awards)
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Old Apr 23, 15, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by why fly View Post
it might be cheaper to rent a BMW for a weekend. Or get a friend to give you a ride around the block.
PS if you really want a ride, book the LH First flight via FRA get a real F experience and the F terminal. ( check the link on FT for the F awards)
That was for 8 months from now, and the availability is gone.

I want this noooooow
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Old Apr 23, 15, 10:14 pm
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There are 2 BMW 750Lis.

FYI it is available (invite only) to customers connecting to intl or originating in YYZ. With only 2 cars though I bet they are extremely selective with it, separating the high yielding pax from the high maintenance pax
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