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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 17, 16, 8:34 am
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J cabin in the A330-300

Sorry about this question...the answer must be somewhere on this site or AC's! I haven't flown this bird for a long time. Does the J cabin have the new pods (grey ones) or still the old blue ones? Flying 832 to BRU in July, and I am curious.

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Old Jun 17, 16, 8:39 am
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Old blue pods
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Old Jun 17, 16, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by YOWCDNFF View Post
Old blue pods
OK, thanks. I was confused because they're calling it International Business, which I think is the name of the new J cabin (787 like).
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Old Jun 17, 16, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by run&fly View Post
OK, thanks. I was confused because they're calling it International Business, which I think is the name of the new J cabin (787 like).
No, "international business" is just that - business class on international flights.

It's not called international business when a 787 flies YVR-YYZ.

Do you mean "Executive Pod" versus "Classic Pod"?

http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelin...t_intexec.html
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Old Jun 17, 16, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
No, "international business" is just that - business class on international flights.

It's not called international business when a 787 flies YVR-YYZ.

Do you mean "Executive Pod" versus "Classic Pod"?

http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelin...t_intexec.html
Thanks for the clarification. I thought that the change in name from "business first" to "international business" corresponded to the change to the new pods... I thought that I knew something about AC :-)....
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Old Oct 3, 16, 4:51 am
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Refurb to begin in Nov 2016

I flew AC875 yesterday on a 333 and, while discussing with FA, I learned that the refurb program for the A333 will begin in November. J mini-cabin will be replaced with PY. FA said no change to Y seats is expected. I said I was glad because I much prefer the Y seats in the 333 than the newer Y seats in the 787 - FA seemed genuinely surprised by that comment and asked why! I didn't ask about the J pods though so I don't know if they will be replaced with newer 787-style pods.
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Old Oct 3, 16, 5:27 am
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Originally Posted by jasdou View Post
I flew AC875 yesterday on a 333 and, while discussing with FA, I learned that the refurb program for the A333 will begin in November. J mini-cabin will be replaced with PY. FA said no change to Y seats is expected. I said I was glad because I much prefer the Y seats in the 333 than the newer Y seats in the 787 - FA seemed genuinely surprised by that comment and asked why! I didn't ask about the J pods though so I don't know if they will be replaced with newer 787-style pods.
As much as I like the current Y in the 330, they are adding rows of Y, at least according to the new seat map on AC.com. So in a way I hope they put slimline seats in, or else the legroom is going to be quite tight (or does the PY leave extra space behind it after the refurb, which is where the extra Y goes?).
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Old Oct 3, 16, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by Orcair View Post
As much as I like the current Y in the 330, they are adding rows of Y, at least according to the new seat map on AC.com. So in a way I hope they put slimline seats in, or else the legroom is going to be quite tight (or does the PY leave extra space behind it after the refurb, which is where the extra Y goes?).
I believe they are adding rows by splitting what is now the mini-J cabin between PY and more rows of Y rather than by reducing seat pitch. Just a guess, but I would not be surprised if they lose the mini galley, lav and closet.

3 rows of PY takes up less real estate than 3 rows of J.
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Old Oct 3, 16, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by The Lev View Post
I believe they are adding rows by splitting what is now the mini-J cabin between PY and more rows of Y rather than by reducing seat pitch. Just a guess, but I would not be surprised if they lose the mini galley, lav and closet.

3 rows of PY takes up less real estate than 3 rows of J.
Ahh that makes sense, especially if they take out the lav and galley ^.
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Old Oct 3, 16, 9:41 am
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There they go again...

Originally Posted by Orcair View Post
Ahh that makes sense, especially if they take out the lav and galley ^.
And THAT will do wonders for those who plan to inhale and evacuate dinner and drink in a timely fashion. Keep aiming for the least you can get away with AC!
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Old Oct 3, 16, 11:13 am
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And THAT will do wonders for those who plan to inhale and evacuate dinner and drink in a timely fashion. Keep aiming for the least you can get away with AC!
They get away with what you will pay for.
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Old Oct 3, 16, 9:47 pm
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The retrofit process has begun. C-GHLM flew YYZ-HND-QPG for retrofitting on Sep 24. Added wiki post similar to the 777 retrofitting thread one.

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Old Oct 3, 16, 10:12 pm
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Originally Posted by briguychau View Post
The retrofit process has begun. C-GHLM flew YYZ-HND-QPG for retrofitting on Sep 24. Added wiki post similar to the 777 retrofitting thread one.
I should walk over and see if I can find the plane on the tarmac from the fence.
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Old Oct 26, 16, 6:28 am
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Any news on Fin 938? It's been in refurb for over 30 days, which is typically how long it took to refurb the 777s.
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Old Oct 26, 16, 7:02 am
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Any news on Fin 938? It's been in refurb for over 30 days, which is typically how long it took to refurb the 777s.
According to flightaware it is still there.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CGHLM
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