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Air Canada Airbus A330-300 refurbishments

Old Oct 3, 2016, 10:53 pm
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Note: please keep this thread to information on the refurbishment program and its progress; for discussion of which seats are best and other details about the interiors, please visit the seating information thread.

A330-300 Fleet Overview

AC currently has three two configurations of 333:
  • Dream Cabin (16 aircraft): new configuration more in line with the product on AC's 787 and 777 fleets (seat map)
  • XM: AC's old configuration dating from the mid-2000s, which is being phased out (seat map)
  • SQ (2 aircraft): Singapore Airlines configuration, which is being phased out (seat map)
    • Important note: the front cabin on these aircraft is an angle-flat product in a 2-2-2 layout that was SQ's "regional" business class. On flights within North America, AC sells it as J; on international flights, they sell it as PY. These aircraft do not have a normal PY cabin
    • As of October 2023, these aircraft appear to be mostly used on YYZ/YUL-BOG, YUL-ALG, and domestic/TB TCONs (e.g. YUL-YVR/LAX)

The aircraft are gradually being refurbished to the Dream Cabin standard.


Status of Dream Cabin Refurbishment

Code:
32J 24O 241Y: 297 pax
C-GFAF (931) Completed @HKG, Oct 01/23 - Dec 09/23 [69 days]
C-GFAH (932) Completed @QPG, Aug 10/21 - Oct 05/21 [56 days]
C-GFAJ (933) Completed @QPG, Nov 24/21 - Jan 12/22 [49 days]
C-GFUR (934) Completed @QPG, Oct 08/19 - Feb 28/20 [143 days]
C-GHKR (935) Completed @QPG, Oct 04/21 - Nov 25/21 [52 days]
C-GHKW (936) Completed @HKG, Nov 27/21 - Feb 21/22 [86 days]
C-GHKX (937) Completed @RFD, Sep 02/20 - May 30/21 [271 days]
C-GHLM (938) Completed @HKG, Sep 30/22 - Dec 11/22 [72 days]
C-GEFA (939) Completed @RFD, Dec 31/20 - Mar 29/21 [89 days]
C-GEGC (940) Completed @QPG, May 17/22 - Jul 21/22 [67 days]
C-GEGI (941) Completed @QPG, Jan 10/22 - Mar 11/22 [60 days]
C-GEGP (942) Completed @QPG, Nov 06/19 - Jul 01/20 [238 days]
C-GHKC (943) Completed @HKG, Feb 21/22 - May 05/22 [73 days]
C-GKUG (944) Completed @QPG, Mar 02/20 - Feb 10/21 [345 days]
C-GKUH (945) Completed @RFD, Oct 08/20 - Jan 12/21 [99 days]
C-GOFV (946) SQ configuration
C-GOFW (947) Completed @QPG, Feb 03/22 - May 20/22 [107 days]
C-GXZD (948) Was SQ configuration; TBD [Either maintenance or refurb @MZJ, Nov 08/23 - Jan 20/24 [73 days]]
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Air Canada Airbus A330-300 refurbishments

Old Nov 10, 2016, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by YYZ_TVGuy
the BRU and GVA flights already originate at YYZ.
Just a small point of clarification: only GVA currently originates at YYZ; BRU has originated in YUL for the past few years.
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Old Nov 11, 2016, 1:09 pm
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C-GHLM hasn't made it's way back yet, but looks like it's scheduled for YYZ-ZRH on Nov 13.
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Old Nov 11, 2016, 7:04 pm
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It's headed for HND now. I will update wiki to show it out on Nov 12 (SIN time it left)
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Old Nov 13, 2016, 9:04 am
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C-GHLM lands at ~11:30AM EST in YYZ today, with around 5 hours to spare before its first post-reconfiguration flight to Zurich ^

https://www.flightradar24.com/ACA7174/b993b7d
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 10:36 am
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C-GHLM (the re-configured 333) is on AC111/194 today - if anyone could get some interior pictures, that would be greatly appreciated !
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by Orcair
C-GHLM (the re-configured 333) is on AC111/194 today - if anyone could get some interior pictures, that would be greatly appreciated !
Dammit! I just flew AC194 the other day - stuck with an older A330 on that date though.

I'll have to watch these flights a little more closely and see if I can snag a flight on one of the updated a/c. ^
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jaysona
I'll have to watch these flights a little more closely and see if I can snag a flight on one of the updated a/c. ^
Unless you fly PE, I don't imagine there is anything to ^. J will be the same but fewer seats (I suppose a positive in some peoples' eyes is less availability for scum sucking bottom feeders to upgrade. Y will be the same except for more pax fighting over fewer lavs.

Maybe the plane will get a deep clean.
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by The Lev
Unless you fly PE, I don't imagine there is anything to ^. J will be the same but fewer seats (I suppose a positive in some peoples' eyes is less availability for scum sucking bottom feeders to upgrade. Y will be the same except for more pax fighting over fewer lavs.

Maybe the plane will get a deep clean.
The Lav (as opposed to the Lev) at R2 has been removed which formerly accommodated J which has been replaced with PY in the "B" Cabin. The densification of this aircraft is minimal and the added traffic to the Y Lavs translates to approximately 6 Pax per Lav.
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by The Lev
Unless you fly PE, I don't imagine there is anything to ^. J will be the same but fewer seats (I suppose a positive in some peoples' eyes is less availability for scum sucking bottom feeders to upgrade. Y will be the same except for more pax fighting over fewer lavs.

Maybe the plane will get a deep clean.
I'm still waiting to see if they'll sneakily reduce Y seat pitch. The 33" in some parts of A333 Y is positively luxurious by AC's current standards.
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 4:59 pm
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Sneaky AC!!

As suspected, those sneaky .......s snuck in two more Y rows!! 31&32!

Doesn't look like they're selling PE yet, probably waiting for at least a second aircraft to come out of the shop for reliability.

Where was the 33" Y pitch before? I would guess the rear section of Y seating hasn't been changed then?

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Old Nov 17, 2016, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by AC898
As suspected, those sneaky .......s snuck in two more Y rows!! 31&32!

Doesn't look like they're selling PE yet, probably waiting for at least a second aircraft to come out of the shop for reliability.

Where was the 33" Y pitch before? I would guess the rear section of Y seating hasn't been changed then?

Maybe not. Didn't these 2 extra rows come from the small J cabin space?
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by AC898
As suspected, those sneaky .......s snuck in two more Y rows!! 31&32!

Doesn't look like they're selling PE yet, probably waiting for at least a second aircraft to come out of the shop for reliability.

Where was the 33" Y pitch before? I would guess the rear section of Y seating hasn't been changed then?
From a previous thread:
33" legroom: 18-30 DEFG

32" legroom: 18-26 AC, 18-30JK, 35-42 AC JK, 34-50DEFG

31" legroom: 27-30AC, 43-51 AC JK

But as Wpgjetse said, it could be coming from moving the cabin forward and thus have no decrease in legroom. We haven't had any reports yet to confirm anything...
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Orcair

But as Wpgjetse said, it could be coming from moving the cabin forward and thus have no decrease in legroom. We haven't had any reports yet to confirm anything...
Could be a bit of both. However the two seat maps show row 18 well over the wing in the old configuration, roughly two row ahead in the new one.
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Wpgjetse
Maybe not. Didn't these 2 extra rows come from the small J cabin space?
Yes.
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Old Nov 17, 2016, 8:05 pm
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Here you go guys. Yesterday when it was operating YUL-LHR as 864.

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