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Update: 14-Jan 2016, 00:50

The old website is in the process of being "retired"
Leaving the below here for now for the sake of posterity and reference.
Accessing the "old" website.

At the moment (09-Sep-2016) accessing the old and functional website is still possible.

The procedure to access the old website requires a few steps.

1. Clear all aircanada.com related cookies and browser cache.
2. Go to this URL. https://www.aircanada.com/en/go-beta.html
3. Click on book travel Button at the top left of the screen.

Alternatively for some clicking on one the following links will work for some as well.

https://www.aircanada.com/aco/flights.do or;
https://www.aircanada.com/en/home.ht...ialSignon=true

"A digital transformation underway at Air Canada is reshaping the customer experience in almost every way"
Most of the old website URLs now redirect to the new "beta" website.
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Old May 22, 16, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by WoodlandCreature View Post
eUpgrade pages hit new(?) low:
Yup. I'm getting that one too.
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Old May 22, 16, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by WoodlandCreature View Post
Ok, maybe another low. Air Canada has just given me a new middle name. Hmm, could this be a coding error??

I do not have a middle name but I now have a middle initial and had this for weeks , thought it would correct, I am not able of course to change it .

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Old Jun 8, 16, 7:36 pm
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Old Jun 8, 16, 8:49 pm
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New and improved?

Did OLCI earlier this week. Two people on the same file. Only way to print boarding passes was to email a link to yourself but each boarding pass had to be sent to a different email. Could only print from emails. Lots of extra steps for something that worked pretty well in the past.
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Old Jun 8, 16, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Bartolo View Post
New and improved?

Did OLCI earlier this week. Two people on the same file. Only way to print boarding passes was to email a link to yourself but each boarding pass had to be sent to a different email. Could only print from emails. Lots of extra steps for something that worked pretty well in the past.
Ha! I had that last week too, but on my phone. Got the bright red warnings that I can't send both to the same email, despite it being the same PNR and we were flying together. So, i sent to 2 emails, then opened the links on the phones as always and added to Wallet.

"New and Improved" is a ever-changing description here...and can mean so many different things
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Old Jun 8, 16, 9:30 pm
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Beta site looks nice, but it's mostly just the main pages that have been updated (back pages like flight pass & eupgrade are the old ones in a nice frame).
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Old Jun 9, 16, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by krayZpaving View Post
Beta site looks nice, but it's mostly just the main pages that have been updated (back pages like flight pass & eupgrade are the old ones in a nice frame).
The beta banner has been up for a while. Normally there's some promotion or whatever as the first banner, then the beta slides over 3rd or 4th position.

The beta is a reskinning for the most part, but as others have pointed out upthread, you can now choose your seat assignment and pay for it at "checkout" rather than doing it after.

I think it's odd how much I use aircanada.com given I have less incentive than every regular flyer to fly AC.
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Old Jun 9, 16, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Bartolo View Post
New and improved?

Did OLCI earlier this week. Two people on the same file. Only way to print boarding passes was to email a link to yourself but each boarding pass had to be sent to a different email. Could only print from emails. Lots of extra steps for something that worked pretty well in the past.
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Ha! I had that last week too, but on my phone. Got the bright red warnings that I can't send both to the same email, despite it being the same PNR and we were flying together. So, i sent to 2 emails, then opened the links on the phones as always and added to Wallet.

"New and Improved" is a ever-changing description here...and can mean so many different things
If you use email, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], etc., all work.

But most systems don't realize that

However, many systems don't allow a + in the email
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Old Jun 14, 16, 9:09 pm
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Air Canada now Publically Sharing the Beta Site

I have to say, and maybe I'm right and maybe I'm wrong, but the strong reaction and the suggestions posted on FT have now all been taken by AC for their new website (after the failed launch) including now making the beta public knowledge.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/go-beta....aen|160608|txt


From the announcement:

NEW DESIGN
From enhanced site navigation to a choice of 7 languages
across 25 worldwide editions, our new site is more engaging and delivers a more rewarding experience.

MOBILE-FRIENDLY
Our responsive platform is smartphone and tablet-ready, with
touch-screen friendly design and content, larger fields and bigger buttons.

IMPROVED BOOKING FLOW
No more seat selection after purchase – do it in advance,
with the help of a streamlined booking flow and fewer steps required.

ENHANCED SEARCH OPTIONS
Leaving from a city with more than one airport? Search all airports at once.

Convenient filters allow you to narrow results based on your travel constraints or preferences. Search by:
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Old Jun 14, 16, 10:31 pm
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Any one figure out how to book multicity itineraries?

Also site was made for the visually impaired I think LARGE font

Originally Posted by Sean Peever View Post
I have to say, and maybe I'm right and maybe I'm wrong, but the strong reaction and the suggestions posted on FT have now all been taken by AC for their new website (after the failed launch) including now making the beta public knowledge.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/go-beta....aen|160608|txt


From the announcement:

NEW DESIGN
From enhanced site navigation to a choice of 7 languages
across 25 worldwide editions, our new site is more engaging and delivers a more rewarding experience.

MOBILE-FRIENDLY
Our responsive platform is smartphone and tablet-ready, with
touch-screen friendly design and content, larger fields and bigger buttons.

IMPROVED BOOKING FLOW
No more seat selection after purchase do it in advance,
with the help of a streamlined booking flow and fewer steps required.

ENHANCED SEARCH OPTIONS
Leaving from a city with more than one airport? Search all airports at once.

Convenient filters allow you to narrow results based on your travel constraints or preferences. Search by:
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Old Jun 14, 16, 11:46 pm
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Any one figure out how to book multicity itineraries?

Also site was made for the visually impaired I think LARGE font
Or high-res tablets...
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Old Jun 15, 16, 7:51 am
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whatever they did I haven't been able to pull up itineraries or manage my bookings for almost a week now.
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Old Jul 17, 16, 9:05 pm
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New AC Website

The AC website literally changed before my eyes. Was looking at a flight on the old one and refreshed and now there is a "beta" website there. Looks nice. Anybody else get this?
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Old Jul 17, 16, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by cavitron View Post
The AC website literally changed before my eyes. Was looking at a flight on the old one and refreshed and now there is a "beta" website there. Looks nice. Anybody else get this?
Yes, back in January.
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Old Jul 17, 16, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by cavitron View Post
The AC website literally changed before my eyes. Was looking at a flight on the old one and refreshed and now there is a "beta" website there. Looks nice. Anybody else get this?
Better looks, worse functionality.

Anything you want to do ends up taking more clicks than before.

Thnigs only get worse. Never better.

I still remember a time when you could buy any flight on aircanada.com. Things have steadily gone downhill ever since.
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