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Air Canada Airbus A330-300 refurbishments

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NOTE:
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 Sep 14, 22, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by SilverChris View Post
Classic pods are still lie-flats, in 1-1-1 config.
Yeah, I'm not sure what people are talking about.

They're definitely lie-flat.
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Old Sep 14, 22, 7:32 pm
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Old Sep 14, 22, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by NordsFan View Post
Indeed. Although we had the angled blue XM pods on the outbound YUL-LYS AC876, on our return LYS-YUL AC877, we had the current Signature class seats.
Same. My recent YYZ-BCN was XM. Return BCN-YYZ was current pod.
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Old Sep 15, 22, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by emcampbe View Post
Hoping to get a new config, but I suspect I should expect the old? Anyway to tell prior which one we'll get? I know flight status (on the app) used to show the FINs scheduled, but at least right now, I can't see that info. for any flight I've checked.
Now that the FIN numbers are not visible when you check the flight status, there are other several other tracking tools that you can use such as FlightAware, FlightRadar, FlightStats and several other tracking sites that I failed to mention when I first responded to this post because I honestly never really looked at the FIN numbers and maybe should not have taken the time to respond.

I hope the odds are in your favor for the XM lottery (I currently have an XM'd AC738 on Sep 30 but perhaps the skygods will be in my favor on the evening of the 29th)

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Old Sep 15, 22, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post
Now that the FIN numbers are not visible when you check the flight status, the only true way to know is to track the inbound plane coming in from YYZ.
Or FlightAware. Or FlightRadar. Or FlightStats. Or any of the other tracking sites.
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Old Sep 15, 22, 11:43 am
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Or https://acflightstatus.cowtool.com/
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Old Sep 16, 22, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Or FlightAware. Or FlightRadar. Or FlightStats. Or any of the other tracking sites.
I stand corrected and now look like a complete idiot.
My apologies.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 8:35 am
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Has anyone successfully complained and received compensation for old configuration when in Paid J?
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Old Sep 22, 22, 9:17 am
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Has anyone successfully complained and received compensation for old configuration when in Paid J?
What's the rationale for compensation? It's still a flat bed pod.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 9:24 am
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Picture on website and all marketing for signature is the new seat. I get that there is small fine print that says it may be different but the two are quite different (entertainment, comfort, etc)
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Old Sep 22, 22, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by seegs View Post
Picture on website and all marketing for signature is the new seat. I get that there is small fine print that says it may be different but the two are quite different (entertainment, comfort, etc)
You are buying business class, not a specific type of seat. If you are going from a lie flat to say, a recliner on a 737, theres definitely an argument there, but even so, I suspect the actual T&Cs dont require it if it is the same cabin and is still at the discretion of AC.

of course, they are going to market the latest and greatest, but airlines cant transform cabins fleet-wide overnight, so there is always going to be some variation, and with that, the potential of changing from whats planned. Kind of part of the industry, and same with other carriers that also dont promise a specific cabin config, particularly during cabin updates. Sometimes you will win, sometimes you will not. Sometimes the cabin will change to the old last minute, while a different flight will suddenly get the new last minute. So could easily be the latter, especially in the late stages of a config change like this.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by emcampbe View Post
You are buying business class, not a specific type of seat. If you are going from a lie flat to say, a recliner on a 737, theres definitely an argument there, but even so, I suspect the actual T&Cs dont require it if it is the same cabin and is still at the discretion of AC.
Yes and. no. Depends. True in the case of the previous poster: he paid for and gets a lie flat.

However on flights like transcons, li flat seats are priced higher than single aisle in which case there would be a case for reimbursing the difference. Except for upgrades, when there is no difference.
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Old Sep 25, 22, 3:02 pm
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So my flight from YYZ to BOG and back in March 2023 switched from new pod to classic pod on the seat selection page this early. I have a feeling AC might be doing this now so they don't oversell. Although my row 8 seats stayed and didn't downgrade yet, who knows, as it was showing full on both flights a few weeks ago.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 8:06 am
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I ended up on the refurbished bird but I have to say, the seat is tight and the storage space sucks compared to 787 and 777. Still better than XM but I definitely noticed the seat difference and found it less comfortable to sleep.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by seegs View Post
I ended up on the refurbished bird but I have to say, the seat is tight and the storage space sucks compared to 787 and 777. Still better than XM but I definitely noticed the seat difference and found it less comfortable to sleep.
Your comments are similar to experience of many others on the refurbished A330's. It is a less comfortable seat because of the narrow fuselage.
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