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Air Canada Super Elite members will receive complimentary in-flight refreshments

Old Sep 11, 2021, 4:58 am
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Dear Super Elites,

In typical Air Canada fashion, FAs still have ZERO idea about this perk. As such, you will need to be proactive about this perk if you want to benefit from it. There is a very high likelihood that you will not be offered anything if you do not inquire.

Be prepared to be met with a big fat \_(ツ)_/


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Air Canada Super Elite members will receive complimentary in-flight refreshments

Old Sep 21, 2020, 9:11 am
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Air Canada Super Elite members will receive complimentary in-flight refreshments

Free drink and snack for Super Elite members flying in Y once AC Bistro starts up again...

"Beginning when we reintroduce Air Canada Bistro service onboard, and subject to the product selection available, Aeroplan Super Elite Members can enjoy one free alcoholic beverage and one free snack item when travelling on Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada Rouge in Economy Class. Note that alcoholic beverages up to a value of $6.95 are eligible, and meal and fresh snack options (such as sandwiches and salads) are not."
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Old Sep 21, 2020, 9:45 am
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If they bring back EYW, the free drink and snack will be nice. Otherwise it's just yet another reason to not buy J on short flights.
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Old Oct 26, 2020, 5:28 pm
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Air Canada Super Elite members will receive complimentary in-flight refreshments

Air Canada Super Elite members will receive complimentary in-flight refreshments (https://onemileatatime.com/air-canad...snack-economy/)

Is this accurate?
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Old Oct 26, 2020, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by aircanada_loyal
Air Canada Super Elite members will receive complimentary in-flight refreshments (https://onemileatatime.com/air-canad...snack-economy/)

Is this accurate?
Seems to be!

https://www.aircanada.com/content/da...enefits_en.pdf
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Old Oct 26, 2020, 6:38 pm
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Take note of your title being plural and in the benefits it being singular...The 7 drinks for free that some will hope for will not be the case
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Old Oct 26, 2020, 7:45 pm
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Old Oct 26, 2020, 8:24 pm
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I would rather have free wifi (that is not a benefit option)
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Old Oct 27, 2020, 11:00 pm
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For the novices like me, is a maybe $40 of free drinks honestly a big deal to SE holders? As a comparison, I happily go outside the MLL if I want an actual meal (which with a drink costs that much) to avoid the MLL "food" offering .
Am I an outlier?
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Old Oct 27, 2020, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by FlY2XS
For the novices like me, is a maybe $40 of free drinks honestly a big deal to SE holders? As a comparison, I happily go outside the MLL if I want an actual meal (which with a drink costs that much) to avoid the MLL "food" offering .
Am I an outlier?
I could probably create a 100-page presentation on this topic, but here are two perspectives:

1) the "rational" argument:

We all need to eat and drink. How much is a free drink and snack worth? Multiple drinks and snacks? Free flowing drinks and a solid selection of snacks and real food?

Each person will put a different price tag on benefits such as lounge access, a "free" drink/snack etc., but let's say most FFers will value the above anywhere between $5 and $100.

Multiply that by the number of flights an average SE takes per year (in Y), and the figure may comprise a non-insignificant % of the money spent on airfare per year.

2) the "emotional" argument:

Some FFers like the idea of not being nickel-and dimed. Some may feel special if they get something others don't. A free drink and snack may be the only positive thing in a FFer's day. For many a drink (or two) entails a sense of relaxation etc.

FWIW, I have booked many high-end / luxury trips/cruises for clients, and given a choice between a $10000 cruise and a $10500 cruise that includes drinks (everything else being equal), 9/10 will choose the latter.
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Old Oct 28, 2020, 5:16 am
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I like this as it will make the flight attendants thank the SE for there loyalty. If I am taking a shorter flight and getting to eat an air Canada pizza will be better then going to the lounge for food. Does the drinks stack up, if I book comfort and SE do I get 2 drinks?
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Old Oct 28, 2020, 8:28 am
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Here is my take

I find a lot of these perks (free drinks, etc) great when I am NOT traveling for work. If I am on a personal trip, it is a real benefit. I am sure many of us get to expense BOB or whatever we eat while on the road.

How I can take a trip with my wife and we can enjoy some inexpensive Y class wine (If we don't fly in J) and save a few bucks.

That is a nice value-add
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Old Oct 28, 2020, 11:48 am
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I'm in the not wanting to be nickeled and dimed camp.

And while yes, I could expense things, there is some upper limit. Its all nods and winks and billed through so no one cares except that one guy... Id just as soon stock up on "free" things, airline and hotel lounges, and play the price is right expense game with actually quality product (nothing in any airport anywhere qualifying)
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Old Oct 28, 2020, 1:20 pm
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Anyone know if this applies to AC express? Notably any AC flights without a J cabin...
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Old Oct 28, 2020, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Nitehawk
Anyone know if this applies to AC express? Notably any AC flights without a J cabin...
Mainline, express and rouge, although I suspect it's only available on flights that offer BOB.
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Old Oct 28, 2020, 5:02 pm
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Better than nothing at all.
IIRC, many of us expressed strong interest in this the last few years, and now we have it. (well, eventually)
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