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AC Signature Suites - information & experiences (2022 onwards)

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AC has three types of lounges. Each has its own thread. This thread is for Signature Suites. If you have questions about another type of lounge, please visit the relevant thread.
  • Maple Leaf Lounges (MLLs): essentially, regular lounges
  • Caf: caf-style lounge with limited access and grab-and-go food
  • Signature Suites: essentially, only for long-haul international business class passengers

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AC Signature Suites - information & experiences (2022 onwards)

Old Apr 19, 2022, 1:26 pm
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Does SS have its own showers? Or do you need to go down to MLL?
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Old Apr 19, 2022, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by simondad
Does SS have its own showers? Or do you need to go down to MLL?
It does not, and the MLL is more like "out, down, way over, and up".
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Old Apr 19, 2022, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
It does not, and the MLL is more like "out, down, way over, and up".
And to add onto that, the showers in the MLL still appear to be closed.
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Old Apr 21, 2022, 1:06 am
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Had another visit last night on a very short connection. And by short, I mean that I got the text that the first person had boarded my flight before I sat down. Thanks to a late inbound. I was able to have a la carte dining and spent 35 minutes total in the lounge, before appearing at a deserted gate E77 right downstairs where they didn't even scan my boarding pass as they knew who I was. 🙈

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Old Apr 21, 2022, 10:27 am
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Surely there is a restaurant where you can get a decent meal in T1 for less than the cost/aggravation of trying to get in the SS...

I'm on an I ticket. on sunday and am lamenting that I can't get in... sucks.
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Old Apr 21, 2022, 2:55 pm
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I just did a quick search of two routes (YYZ-MUC; YYZ-TYO) across all of July, and it seems like low to flex costs a consistent 12k points for YYZ-MUC and 12.5k for YYZ-TYO.

At 1cpp, I think the SS is worth it if you go for a 3-course dinner (and drinks). At 2cpp, I do not think it's worth it, versus just eating elsewhere with the same money.

Of course, this is me speaking as an SE who already gets the benefits of flexibility.

I'm actually somewhat surprised they allow you to "buy your way in" like this with points, but don't have an equivalent cash option. If I could make a last minute decision (like after I'm through airport security and know exactly how much time I have), I'd probably drop $100-$150 for 2 hours in the SS (so they could even put a hard limit on this to 3 hours before departure). And they know how many eligible passengers they have, so they could very easily put in capacity controls.
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Old Apr 25, 2022, 2:14 pm
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Apologies if this was above, I can't find it.

What are the hours of the SS, and do they change based on the day?
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Old Apr 25, 2022, 2:36 pm
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believe 630am to 1130pm
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Old Apr 25, 2022, 9:38 pm
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Any feedback on ordering cocktails not listed on the menu?
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Old Apr 25, 2022, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Rundosrun
Any feedback on ordering cocktails not listed on the menu?
This is my feedback at any bar, but "know how to make it"

I find it's easier to ask something like "Do you have Benedictine?" rather than "Can you make a Vieux Carr?"

Unless the bar is slammed, I can't imagine they'd have an issue making something new or having you dictate a receipe.
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Old Apr 25, 2022, 10:43 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
This is my feedback at any bar, but "know how to make it"

I find it's easier to ask something like "Do you have Benedictine?" rather than "Can you make a Vieux Carr?"

Unless the bar is slammed, I can't imagine they'd have an issue making something new or having you dictate a receipe.
bartenders a.k.a. mixologists are quite smart. Typically ask and you shall receive. Especially in the SS where they have many top shelf liquors.
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Old Apr 25, 2022, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine
bartenders a.k.a. mixologists are quite smart. Typically ask and you shall receive. Especially in the SS where they have many top shelf liquors.
They have many top shelf liquors, but they don't have what I'd consider a real mixing bar. And I have no idea the quality of the bartenders.

I was at a bar recently where I literally asked if they had Benedictine because I wanted a Vieux Carr, and she had never heard of Benedictine. The SS is not a bar where I'd assume I could get a fancy cocktail not on the menu. If I know there's likely only one ingredient they're missing, I'd ask about that instead.
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Old May 3, 2022, 12:36 pm
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It's open.
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Old May 3, 2022, 6:05 pm
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hmm do i gamble for an SDC friday to go via vancouver instead of toronto.
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Old May 4, 2022, 2:18 pm
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Only one server working during lunch hour.

A la Carte was still offered but seating was in the self-serve area.
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