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Air Canada Café at YYZ Domestic Gate 20

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ATTENTION: The Cafe hours have been expanded (earlier and later) from previous hours of 05:30-18:30.
Hours - Mon-Sun 05:15 - 21:30
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/34292969-post707.html

THE WEBSITE INDICATES A CLOSING TIME OF MIDNIGHT WHICH IS WRONG.
THIS WIKI REMAINS CORRECT.


Eligibility

On AC's website (Jan 24 2022)
https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...tacdotcom|caen

The new café is reserved exclusively for those departing on a domestic confirmed Air Canada flight flying in Business Class or Premium Rouge, Aeroplan Super Elite, 75K, 50K, and Star Alliance® Gold members, and select Aeroplan Credit Cardholders. Eligible cards:

TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card
CIBC Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card
American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card
American Express®* Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card
American Express®* Aeroplan® Corporate Reserve Card

For the complete terms and more information on Air Canada benefits, visit aircanada.com/aeroplan-tdbenefits, aircanada.com/aeroplan-cibcbenefits, or aircanada.com/aeroplan-amexbenefits.
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Old Jan 24, 22, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
Has there been a precedent elsewhere of a AC or any Star lounge allowing Star Gold but not +1?
But that's my question... as SE, do I get +1? Or partner, dependent children, and +1?

Does it match MLL guesting, or is it pure *A guesting?
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Old Jan 24, 22, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
And of course the website makes no mention of guest privileges...
@canadiancow

The access privileges for the credit cards are detailed in the links on the AC Café page to the individual cards (per bank partner)

CIBC had the most organized T&C. For e.g..

See sections for Maple Leaf Lounge Passes and Maple leaf Lounge Access https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...enefits.html#/


AMEX and TD are just too long to read through.

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...enefits.html#/

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...enefits.html#/
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Old Jan 24, 22, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
But that's my question... as SE, do I get +1? Or partner, dependent children, and +1?

Does it match MLL guesting, or is it pure *A guesting?
I sure hope its not "None of the Above" 😭
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Old Jan 24, 22, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
@canadiancow

The access privileges for the credit cards are detailed in the links on the AC Café page to the individual cards (per bank partner)
Yes, I saw that, but what about status?
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Old Jan 24, 22, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
But that's my question... as SE, do I get +1? Or partner, dependent children, and +1?

Does it match MLL guesting, or is it pure *A guesting?

I think you probably already read this SE Benefits' page, but to me it does not answer the question for the AC Café specifically

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...r-elite.html#/

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Old Jan 27, 22, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
That's not the only oddball either 🤨





Website also says open until 0:00 but 24left Post 532 said otherwise and that was a report from 2 days ago. 🤨🤨

Has there been a precedent elsewhere of a AC or any Star lounge allowing Star Gold but not a +1? 🤯🤯
Yep, as evidenced in many posts/threads in this forum, the website is not to be trusted in general. It's full of errors, even ones that haven't changed for years.

Nice to see the auto gates at the Cafe.
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Old Jan 31, 22, 10:47 am
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Yes, that's exactly it, I had the little MLL chair symbol on my boarding pass that I printed at home. It's a great detail. Boarding passes that I print at the airport would normally just have "Lounge Invitation" printed on it.
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Old Feb 15, 22, 1:33 pm
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Long live the AC Cafe
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Old Feb 15, 22, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Long live the AC Cafe
Wholeheartedly agree 👍

Finally got into the Cafe for the first time yesterday, had either forgotten about the Cafe before or was closed earlier to the pandemic.

My first reaction was, what am I doing upstairs 🤦
Boozes ❌
Inedible Hot Food, oh please 🙄

Not sure if its the decor of the place, or most folks don't know about the cafe, or other unknown reasons; but the crowd that were inside were much better behaved than upstairs.
Finally, a place of "Peace and Tranquility" at YYZ 🙂

Hopefully someone else will have another datapoint.
Lounge agent said cafe closes at 19:00, the sign outside still says 18:30.

And apologies to the cow 🙇, I completely forgot to ask the lounge agent about guess access rules.

Just adding some of my photos here into the thread collection.









Originally Posted by 24left View Post
When I was here on Monday, I was telling the manager how nice it was when the special treats were available. Always nice to see that they welcome suggestions.
24left, the club manager must have took your comment to heart.
They had a couple "special items" for Valentines Day 💖

Valentines Theme Pastry





Menu Saint-Valentin 😉
Why is the company concocting a Love Potion 😆😆


Happy Valentines from Air Canada 🥰


Air Canada's Love Potion 😉


When's the next "special theme" day? St. Patricks?
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Old Feb 18, 22, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Or if you have any domestic inbound connecting to any other flight.

For example, you cannot get in with just YYZ-SFO (since they won't let you through domestic security), but you can with YOW-YYZ-SFO.
This is interesting... My YVR-YYZ BP did not let me scan in, but by TB outbound did.

It's a very nice lounge! Much better than the domestic lounge with the world's slowest elevators.
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Old Feb 18, 22, 5:50 am
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Originally Posted by vancouver25k View Post
This is interesting... My YVR-YYZ BP did not let me scan in, but by TB outbound did.

It's a very nice lounge! Much better than the domestic lounge with the world's slowest elevators.
Looks like I may have just missed you. I am in the Cafe now.
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Old Feb 18, 22, 6:10 am
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Looks like I may have just missed you. I am in the Cafe now.
Oh alas! Had to leave to get through TB, and my flight is now delayed because the gate is frozen and they can't attach it to the plane.

Also I checked the guest rules - it's a single guest whether you are E50 or SE. No family.
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Old Feb 18, 22, 12:00 pm
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Everyone was booted out at 18:30 during my most recent visit.
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Old Feb 18, 22, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by vancouver25k View Post
Oh alas! Had to leave to get through TB, and my flight is now delayed because the gate is frozen and they can't attach it to the plane.

Also I checked the guest rules - it's a single guest whether you are E50 or SE. No family.
Good to hear 👍 Minus the frozen plane 😲

Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Everyone was booted out at 18:30 during my most recent visit.
Thanks yyznomad, I casually asked that question to the agent at the turnstiles (as I was taking that photo) and I didn't feel confident in her answer 🙂
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Old Feb 18, 22, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post

Thanks yyznomad, I casually asked that question to the agent at the turnstiles (as I was taking that photo) and I didn't feel confident in her answer 🙂
The agent does work at the airport, so...
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