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Air Canada Airbus A330-300 refurbishments

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Below the ***** are post #s that contains photos of seats in various cabins

Below is the status of Cabin Refurbishment:

Dream Cabin Refurb
Code:
333 (32J-24O-241Y : 297 pax)
  C-GFAF-931 Old Configuration
  C-GFAH-932 Mod Complete @QPG, Period: Aug 10/21 - Oct 05/21 [56 days]
  C-GFAJ-933 Mod Complete @QPG, Period: Nov 24/21 - Jan 12/22 [49 days]
  C-GFUR-934 Mod Complete @QPG, Period: Oct 08/19 - Feb 28/20 [143 days]
  C-GHKR-935 Mod Complete @QPG, Period: Oct 04/21 - Nov 25/21 [52 days]
  C-GHKW-936 Mod Complete @HKG, Period: Nov 27/21 - Feb 21/22 [86 days]
  C-GHKX-937 Mod Complete @RFD, Period: Sep 02/20 - May 30/21 [271 days]
  C-GHLM-938 Old Configuration
  C-GEFA-939 Mod Complete @RFD, Period: Dec 31/20 - Mar 29/21 [89 days]
  C-GEGC-940 Mod Complete @QPG, Period: May 17/22 - Jul 21/22 [67 days]
  C-GEGI-941 Mod Complete @QPG, Period: Jan 10/22 - Mar 11/22 [60 days]
  C-GEGP-942 Mod Complete @QPG, Period: Nov 06/19 - Jul 01/20 [238 days]
  C-GHKC-943 Mod Complete @HKG, Period: Feb 21/22 - May 05/22 [73 days]
  C-GKUG-944 Mod Complete @QPG, Period: Mar 02/20 - Feb 10/21 [345 days]
  C-GKUH-945 Mod Complete @RFD, Period: Oct 08/20 - Jan 12/21 [99 days]
  C-GOFW-947 Mod Complete @QPG, Period: Feb 03/22 - May 20/22 [107 days]


Premium Economy Refurb - ALL COMPLETED
Seat Map: https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/aircanada/portal/images/fleet/seatmap/330-300-03.jpg


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Seats to Avoid
Seat 1A, Bins above used by Emergency Equipment
Seat 8A/8K, Missing Windows + Oxygen Tank in Bin above Seat


Photos of seats - Please list post number, aircraft type to make search easier. Thanks.

Post 904
Fin 934/C-GFUR
Photos: Business Class (Cabin from Front and Rear)

Post 907
Fin 934/C-GFUR
Photo: Business Class (Seat 8K)

Post 1153
Fin 934/C-GFUR
Photos: Economy Class (Seat 18H/18K), (Seat 18G), (Seat 19H/19K)









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Old Jun 8, 16, 8:33 pm
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This makes me sad because the middle J seat in the back mini cabin is the best classic J pod on the AC fleet.

I've sat in it a few hundred times, it's got extra room.
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Old Jun 8, 16, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by yulred View Post
Source?

JL is operating 787s with 2-4-2 and 34" pitch. Long way away from the 3-3-3 31" AC 787 and the 30-31" we're going to see on these AC 330s.

AC's 789's are 30-31" pitch (mostly 30"). The few 788's in use remain at 31" (all new deliveries are the stretched 789 variant now).
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Old Jun 9, 16, 10:53 am
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It is a great airplane to work and had always hoped that the Company would have acquired more.
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Old Jun 9, 16, 11:02 am
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hey ACYYZ/SD what makes you say that the A330 is a great plane to work with?
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Old Jun 9, 16, 11:05 am
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From a working point of view - well laid out spacious galleys, supplies always within reach, pax:lav ratio is decent, have experienced few mechanicals on this aircraft and love the solid ride. Only drawback is the lack of centre bins in the "A" cabin, but the decision was made early on to keep the cabin more airy and avoid the feeling of being boxed in. That was before the days of cabin bag mania. Having said that -- we always work it out.
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Old Jun 9, 16, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by Sean Peever View Post
This makes me sad because the middle J seat in the back mini cabin is the best classic J pod on the AC fleet.

I've sat in it a few hundred times, it's got extra room.
Agreed, I have waxed nostalgic about the AC 333 mini-J several times in this forum. Favourite seat on my favourite bird. Even Y was (is?) comfortable and you would get the extra J main courses as an elite sitting in the first Y rows, at least on 870/871 in the early 2000s. Should be long enough ago to not get anybody fired by AC for doing a good job!

They should have bottled that service and layout, was a winner and pretty consistent across flights which was unusual for AC.

Finally from the plane geek in me, that wing and the Rolls engines was something else at the time from an aesthetic standpoint, not qualified to comment on performance obviously.

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Old Jun 9, 16, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by ACYYZ/SD View Post
From a working point of view - well laid out spacious galleys, supplies always within reach, pax:lav ratio is decent, have experienced few mechanicals on this aircraft and love the solid ride. Only drawback is the lack of centre bins in the "A" cabin, but the decision was made early on to keep the cabin more airy and avoid the feeling of being boxed in. That was before the days of cabin bag mania. Having said that -- we always work it out.
I have to say I always enjoyed the airy feeling it gave, and rarely (if ever?) had an issue with my bags, so in my books it was a good choice. I can see from an SD's point of view it would be a worry though!
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Old Jun 9, 16, 12:17 pm
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Have sat in Y on the 333 a number of times and it is definitely one of the most comfortable Y seats on AC Aircraft, perhaps with the exception of the Embraer's. Especially when you're lucky enough to get a "2" to yourself.
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Old Jun 9, 16, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Wpgjetse View Post
I have never been on a flight where the mini cabin is closed off. Plus, I have never been moved to the front cabin if the loads are light.
On my latest YVR/YUL return, I saw a family of three moved up to the main J cabin (quite happily), and on the return a single gentleman was moved up. None of these people seemed angry.

I've seen it several times actually.
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Old Jun 9, 16, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by expert7700 View Post
AC's 789's are 30-31" pitch (mostly 30").
Cite?

My understanding is that most seats on the 789 have 31" pitch with 30" pitch being used for rows 18-29 HJK due to presence of the lav in front of door 3R. 36 out of 247 Y seats is hardly "mostly".

(Not implying that AC's Y on the 787 is spacious mind you.)
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Old Jun 9, 16, 8:27 pm
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If J and PY has new seats, but Y has old seats, how would the IFE system work? Don't they have to replace the IFE in Y seats to ensure consistency? Then wouldn't they have to replace all the Y seats?


Edit: nvm just saw J is staying the same. Ignore my post.
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Old Jun 9, 16, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by cooleddie View Post
If J and PY has new seats, but Y has old seats, how would the IFE system work? Don't they have to replace the IFE in Y seats to ensure consistency? Then wouldn't they have to replace all the Y seats?


Edit: nvm just saw J is staying the same. Ignore my post.
I asked the same thing up thread. The question is still valid (and unanswered)... They're not likely to use the old IFE in the new PY seats.
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Old Jun 10, 16, 4:20 am
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Originally Posted by The Lev View Post
Cite?

My understanding is that most seats on the 789 have 31" pitch with 30" pitch being used for rows 18-29 HJK due to presence of the lav in front of door 3R. 36 out of 247 Y seats is hardly "mostly".

(Not implying that AC's Y on the 787 is spacious mind you.)
There are many more 30" pitch seats. The last few ABC rows of seats in the front Y cabin are 30", and most of the ABC/HJK rows in the rear Y cabin are also 30". Most of the DEG Y seats seem to be 31".

The information is buried in the massive 787 thread.
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Old Jun 10, 16, 8:41 am
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Do you think they will replace the carpets, and give the cabin a thorough cleaning ?
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Old Jun 10, 16, 4:20 pm
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Are these aircraft expected to stay in the fleet post 2020? If they're leaving J the same, then there can't be a long term expectation.
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