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Air Canada rouge - in-flight experiences (2022 onwards)

Air Canada rouge - in-flight experiences (2022 onwards)

Old Mar 14, 2022, 9:22 am
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Air Canada rouge - in-flight experiences (2022 onwards)

Have managed to avoid Rouge until...now.

Booked a trip down to Cancun, flights are operated by Rouge A321.
I booked a business class ticket (well, "Premium Rouge" I guess).

The seats look to be about the same as the J class seats on the mainline A32x family, minus the tv screen, accurate? How's the comfort?
From what I can tell, meal & drinks service up front is basically the same as domestic J class flight?

Anyone with more recent experiences on this product?

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Old Mar 14, 2022, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by rafi2k6
Have managed to avoid Rouge until...now.

Booked a trip down to Cancun, flights are operated by Rouge A321.
I booked a business class ticket (well, "Premium Rouge" I guess).

The seats look to be about the same as the J class seats on the mainline A32x family, minus the tv screen, accurate? How's the comfort?
From what I can tell, meal & drinks service up front is basically the same as domestic J class flight?

Anyone with more recent experiences on this product?

-'2k6
You pretty much have it right. I flew last week on a new rouge 321 and apart from new plane smell, there was seat power (including rapid USB C, also in Econ). Still has the ipads (plus the online streaming service). Service was less attentive than mainland 32X J, but good enough. Comfort ditto.
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Old Mar 15, 2022, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by tomvancouver
You pretty much have it right. I flew last week on a new rouge 321 and apart from new plane smell, there was seat power (including rapid USB C, also in Econ). Still has the ipads (plus the online streaming service). Service was less attentive than mainland 32X J, but good enough. Comfort ditto.
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Old Mar 25, 2022, 11:49 am
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I have a couple Rouge flights next week to FL and seems like there is a mismatch between AC/EF which say the flights are on the A321 and the seat maps which seem to show the A320 from what I can see.
I have gone through AC, Expertflyer, and SeatGuru to try and figure out the metal for these flights, and I think it's an A320 despite what AC site says - any other experts who can tell? It appears as if AC is selling preferred seats using one seat map while the plane may be another....just trying to find some good legroom seats

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Old Mar 25, 2022, 12:19 pm
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Trusting Seat Guru for this is... ridiculous.

EF tends to be out of date when things change.

AC 1660 on 3/30 is a 321.
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Old Mar 25, 2022, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
Trusting Seat Guru for this is... ridiculous.

EF tends to be out of date when things change.

AC 1660 on 3/30 is a 321.
I don't disagree that SG is less than perfect but then how come the last row of J on that flight is Row 3? I thought all the A321's had 4 rows of J?
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Old Mar 25, 2022, 1:40 pm
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Did rogue to MIA this week - and Mainline back ... service seems similar with NB J, but luckily the way back was a 788 and obviously pods >> domestic j and the choice is 4 dishes rather than 2 and I think the choice of dessert.. I think PY on the wb is similar to rogue J.
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Old Mar 25, 2022, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by TOR27
I don't disagree that SG is less than perfect but then how come the last row of J on that flight is Row 3? I thought all the A321's had 4 rows of J?
Not all RV A321s have 16J, some have 12J.
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Old Aug 8, 2022, 3:01 pm
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Has anyone been on the Rouge A319 recently? The AC seat map shows row 18 as being an exit row with only two seats on each side, but they're not designated as preferred seats. SeatGuru indicates they have extra legroom, but if that were the case, I would think AC would designate them as preferred seats. Does anyone know if these seats actually have extra legroom?
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Old Aug 8, 2022, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Howard
Has anyone been on the Rouge A319 recently? The AC seat map shows row 18 as being an exit row with only two seats on each side, but they're not designated as preferred seats. SeatGuru indicates they have extra legroom, but if that were the case, I would think AC would designate them as preferred seats. Does anyone know if these seats actually have extra legroom?
Those two seats do not have extra legroom. Ignore Seatguru -- they are not accurate.
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Old Aug 8, 2022, 5:31 pm
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The lengths I go through to avoid Rouge, lol

Wish I could help, but I simply avoid Rouge......Like Covid
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Old Aug 8, 2022, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by HerpaYvr
The lengths I go through to avoid Rouge, lol
I've flown UA Y to avoid Rouge
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Old Aug 8, 2022, 11:00 pm
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Route in Y is really no difference than Mainline in Y

If you closed your eyes, you could not really tell the difference
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Old Aug 8, 2022, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999
Route in Y is really no difference than Mainline in Y

If you closed your eyes, you could not really tell the difference
On narrowbodies, the smaller pitch on the 223 and 7M8, and suspension of PLH meal service mean that it's not much different in J either.
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by lcohen999
Rouge in Y is really no difference than Mainline in Y

If you closed your eyes, you could not really tell the difference
As a tall person, I could not more thoroughly disagree.

The differences are small but incredibly meaningful.
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