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New VIP lounge YYZ int'l: Air Canada Signature Suite

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*Air Canada Signature Class customers travelling on an Air Canada-operated flight (to Europe, Asia and South America) originally booked and ticketed in the following booking classes will be eligible for access to the Air Canada Signature Suite: J, C, D, Z, P. All bookings in R (including, but not limited to, eUpgrades, Last-Minute Upgrades, AC Bid Upgrades) and I (including, but not limited to, Aeroplan® Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards® for travel on Air Canada flights or Star Alliance® member airlines, Star Alliance Upgrade Awards), as well as bookings made during irregular operations where the customer was not originally booked and confirmed in one of the eligible booking classes, will be excluded. Eligible customers may not invite guests. Access to the Air Canada Signature Suite is not available to customers travelling on promotional tickets or employees.

canadiancow's photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/0nui9iIVxRH5nczi1

Video of Signature Suite along with menus and food shots. https://youtu.be/QDdKM735n3k
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Old Nov 10, 17, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by j_the_p View Post
I'm a SEMM based in Toronto. No invite.
Hmmm. I have no idea then.

I've just declined my invite, so perhaps there will be a second round of invites coming out soon?
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Old Nov 10, 17, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by alc View Post
so you will need to clear custom after the dinner
... and because you'll have signed a non-disclosure agreement, you won't even be able to tell the customs guy why you were there
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Old Nov 10, 17, 8:42 am
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Every time I've been in an international departure area of an airport as a non-traveler, I've had a special pass that lets me get out without having to "clear immigration".

Though I suppose I could have passed it off to someone inadmissible for entry, then used my passport to enter normally.

Hmmm....
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Old Nov 10, 17, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Every time I've been in an international departure area of an airport as a non-traveler, I've had a special pass that lets me get out without having to "clear immigration".

Though I suppose I could have passed it off to someone inadmissible for entry, then used my passport to enter normally.

Hmmm....
Well this answers my question about how you get to the lounge. I don't fully get the NDA, surely letting the bloggers blog and he FTers post is good free advertising?

I haven't had an invite surprisingly If I did though, I'd probably go
Maybe they will do multiple rounds until they reach their target, a bit like an upgrade waitlist.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 8:53 am
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Maybe those attending the launch can find out and post as to who would be allowed into this lounge and when it will open. I guess it opens right after the launch ?
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Old Nov 10, 17, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
Well this answers my question about how you get to the lounge. I don't fully get the NDA, surely letting the bloggers blog and he FTers post is good free advertising?

I haven't had an invite surprisingly If I did though, I'd probably go
Maybe they will do multiple rounds until they reach their target, a bit like an upgrade waitlist.
Probably because they have their own media/marketing and don't want bloggers to steal their thunder if the invite event is before press release/media.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
That contradicts what I've been told.

Specifically the "full J".
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Old Nov 10, 17, 9:18 am
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Was DrunkCargo invited? This sort of activity (entering the lounge for dinner, then leaving without taking a flight) was grounds for termination of status was it not? LOL, I guess by Air Canada invitation all is acceptable.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 9:53 am
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I am curious to know if dogs (comfort or no comfort) are allowed in this MLL. I won't be able to sleep until I get the answer.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
I am curious to know if dogs (comfort or no comfort) are allowed in this MLL. I won't be able to sleep until I get the answer.
Only if they know how to lick the tongs clean.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 10:01 am
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My invite is for Thursday 23 November, not 17 November. So there will be multiple previews.

Unfortunately, I can't make it on the 23rd (but could have on the 17th). Why can't Air Canada schedule these things with Doodle polls the way everyone else does?
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Old Nov 10, 17, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by WoodlandCreature View Post
My invite is for Thursday 23 November, not 17 November. So there will be multiple previews.

Unfortunately, I can't make it on the 23rd (but could have on the 17th). Why can't Air Canada schedule these things with Doodle polls the way everyone else does?
Haha. Well this explains the NDA although I'd hope it has a date or we'll just have wait until Jan 1st to get a accurate review.

Maybe email then telling them you can make the 17th which has at least one opening as per this thread.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
Haha. Well this explains the NDA although I'd hope it has a date or we'll just have wait until Jan 1st to get a accurate review.

Maybe email then telling them you can make the 17th which has at least one opening as per this thread.
Why do you think you'll have to wait until January 1st?
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Old Nov 10, 17, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
No.
So is this "VIP" lounge, as per the thread title, meant for SE only?
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Old Nov 10, 17, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Why do you think you'll have to wait until January 1st?
Whenever it opens then.

If the only reviews permitted are by AC or perhaps CBC I don't trust their accuracy. Independent reviews (be it here or from OMAAT etc...) are generally more fair.

ACs webpage provides plenty of examples of their service. Most do not strike me as completely accurate. Though this is the case with most or all airlines to be fair.

Or perhaps the NDAs being null and void at YYZ events the latter part of December?

Calling it a VIP Lounge does, as yyznomad has pointed out, seem odd.
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