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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 @QPG for likely refurbishment. Oct 19/22
  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 @HKG for likely refurbishment/maintenance. Sep 30/22
  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 26, 22, 8:49 pm
  #1276  
 
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I was on one of these last week and the most unusual thing for me was the shoulder belt in J. I am not sure what the point of that is when every other seat on the A330 and the rest of the fleet gets away without one.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 9:03 pm
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In a pod, you either need an airbag or a shoulder strap (for takeoff and landing). The airbag tends to get in the way a lot more during flight, so I prefer the strap.
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Old Oct 1, 22, 6:39 pm
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Looks like FIN938 has been flown to HKG. If its there to get the cabin refurbished that will leave FIN931 as the only one still in the old configuration.
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Old Oct 2, 22, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by seegs View Post
Has anyone successfully complained and received compensation for old configuration when in Paid J?
I see it the other way. I know I'm in the minority but I prefer the old Blue pod vs the new 333 pod. For whatever reason I just find it more comfortable.

I know the in-flight is crappy comparatively but the only thing I ever watch on the IFE system is the Map.
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Old Oct 2, 22, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by brevanb View Post
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.
I'm guessing this is very tentative. Would expect that the 330 Refurb project will be complete by then, and if the sole fin is still flying, will be relegated (where possible) to domestic runs (YYC, YVR, etc). Have flown the 330 regularly for months and have not seen the classic on any International run.
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Old Oct 2, 22, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
In a pod, you either need an airbag or a shoulder strap (for takeoff and landing). The airbag tends to get in the way a lot more during flight, so I prefer the strap.
The penny dropped ... so that bulky seat belt is a mini-airbag? I sort of wondered why it was like it is
How does it know when to deploy and how big is it when deployed?
I also prefer the shoulder strap as on other planes (eg QF A350)
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Old Oct 3, 22, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by tomvancouver View Post
The penny dropped ... so that bulky seat belt is a mini-airbag? I sort of wondered why it was like it is
How does it know when to deploy and how big is it when deployed?
I also prefer the shoulder strap as on other planes (eg QF A350)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/wbna39270568

they have existed for almost 2 decades for as far as I can remember or maybe longer.
I remember having those on the bulkhead seat and second row the economy that's sticking out on the aisle on the A340-500 back in 2005

presumably it's to prevent you from smacking your head on the bulkhead or side the the business class shell (I suppose they cause more damage than the AVOD screen).

Fortunately I don't think there had been any real life examples of its effectiveness, many have moved away to 3 points harness instead which is probably less costly than having those explosive in the seatbelt that may or may not work.
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Old Oct 4, 22, 11:43 pm
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My YYZ-YVR tomorrow is on 931. J and PY are fully (probably over) booked as the previous config was the new one. There's a new A330 flying to YYC within the hour - any odds of the planes being switched? That flight seems to be quite empty with a tiny upgrade list.

edit - today, it's late
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Old Oct 5, 22, 7:51 am
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LIS-YUL October 13th Changed to Old Config

I just received notification that our seats were changed as the October 13th flight from LIS to YUL was changed to the old configuration. As were still more than a week out, could it changed back in anyones experience?

Funny enough, our YUL to LAX is still showing the new config seat map, so at least we should get the better seats on that portion of our trip.
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Old Oct 5, 22, 9:31 am
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I had a similar situation and it changed back
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Old Oct 5, 22, 10:28 pm
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Originally Posted by PaulH2S View Post
I just received notification that our seats were changed as the October 13th flight from LIS to YUL was changed to the old configuration. As we’re still more than a week out, could it changed back in anyone’s experience?

Funny enough, our YUL to LAX is still showing the new config seat map, so at least we should get the better seats on that portion of our trip.
Had a notification yesterday morning as well on my PY seat selection, and I was able to switch back.
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Old Oct 6, 22, 2:57 am
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C-GHLM (938) just arrived in HKG. Hopefully this time it’s going for it’s refurb now that the summer season is over.
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Old Oct 9, 22, 4:54 pm
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AC743 switch to C-GFAF on Tuesday... guess I really will get one last XM Xperience. Unless it gets swapped yet again, like the last two times I was supposed to be on it.

Certainly better than a swap to a 321, I suppose.
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Old Oct 9, 22, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by seegs View Post
the storage space sucks compared to 787 and 777.
I think you're looking in the wrong place. I'm pretty sure there's substantially more storage space in the seat on the 333. It's in the movable armrest.
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Old Oct 17, 22, 10:36 am
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C-GFAF is now en route to Seoul... that's most likely it for the old cabins!
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