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Meghan Markle travels to Canada alone on Air Canada?

Meghan Markle travels to Canada alone on Air Canada?

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Old Aug 20, 18, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by Shareholder View Post
ACís J is light years ahead of BAís in both hard and soft product.
Very true. The other reason a royal might fly AC over BA is a somewhat reduced risk of being recognized by other passengers. The royals are daily media fare in the UK but not so much here.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by acysb87 View Post
Sometimes ,the Canadian taxpayer foots the bill as well.
In 2016, William ,Kate and the children had $228,000 worth of taxpayer funded flights in Canada.
What class of service that that would be is open to discussion.
The media showed them travelling on the
Canadian Forces A310
A Harbour Air DH6
Pacific Coastal.....can't remember if it was a B1900 or Saab340.

The latter two chartered.
The $228,000 couldn't include the full cost of the 310.
Extra flights by security detail probably not included in the above number.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 8:18 am
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The Royal Duchess of Sussex will NOT be traveling without security either on AC...
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Old Aug 20, 18, 12:03 pm
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What puzzles me, is that I read another VFTW article where it said that on their new years trip with BA Along with three bodyguards they took up the last three rows of coach “next to the toilets.”
That's a 3-3 A320, so the 5 of them took up 18 seats. You'd think it'd be cheaper to fly up front unless the key is having the buffer. Either way, I guess it's cheaper than chartering a plane.

Wonder if there was plenty of bin space.

I doubt we'll ever find out what class she was in, but I'd personally still be surprised if she was in Y for a TATL. Intra-Europe there isn't much difference.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 12:22 pm
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I doubt we'll ever find out what class she was in, but I'd personally still be surprised if she was in Y for a TATL.
I would be surprised if having booked Y, AC would not have moved her up to J.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
If going commercial at all which I believe is rare.
Why would they travel anything other than commercial?
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Old Aug 20, 18, 12:26 pm
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The Royal Duchess of Sussex will NOT be traveling without security either on AC...
The what???
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Old Aug 20, 18, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by skybluesea View Post
The Royal Duchess of Sussex will NOT be traveling without security either on AC...
I wonder if she'll have her bags waiting at arrival or if it'll be lost. Oh wait.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 11:24 pm
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Looks like it isn't true: https://torontolife.com/city/meghan-...investigation/
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Old Aug 22, 18, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by ac/elite View Post
Hilarious.
More hilarious: "A Toronto Life investigation"
More interesting: what was the value of the free publicity for Air Canada?
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Old Aug 22, 18, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
Hilarious.
More hilarious: "A Toronto Life investigation"
More interesting: what was the value of the free publicity for Air Canada?
But the Toronto Life quote "Still, Air Canada? Really?" seems to be intended to cast further doubt on the veracity of the whole thing by implying that no one in their right mind would fly AC, let alone Royalty.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 11:23 am
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I suspect it was probably intended tongue-in-cheek. She is a minor royal, of course she'll fly whatever her father-in-law pays for.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 12:12 pm
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I suspect it was probably intended tongue-in-cheek. She is a minor royal, of course she'll fly whatever her father-in-law pays for.
Father-in-law or mother-in-law?
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Old Aug 22, 18, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by fin 645 View Post
But the Toronto Life quote "Still, Air Canada? Really?" seems to be intended to cast further doubt on the veracity of the whole thing by implying that no one in their right mind would fly AC, let alone Royalty.
I too liked this. However, the fact remains that if you want to fly direct LHR YYZ your options are pretty much AC or BA. And unless you are willing to drop significant $ (or points) to fly BA F, your best choice is really AC J.

I mean I guess you could fly FI which is only a stop rather than a change, but their J is even worse than BA. And yes, I'm aware TS has direct flights from LGW.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 1:36 pm
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Father-in-law or mother-in-law?
There is a mother-in-law?
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