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MLLs - information & experiences (July 2022 onwards)

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Please see this thread for questions on access to the MLLs and where they're located. Moderator note: questions about access posted in this thread will be deleted.

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AC has three types of lounges. Each has its own thread. This thread is for MLLs. 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

Showers

YYZ
  • Dom - open
  • Intl - open
  • TB - open

YVR
  • Dom - closed, pending renovation (inquired on April 20, 2023) (Inquired 22Jun2023, "No idea when they will reopen".)
  • Intl - open
  • TB - open

YUL
  • Intl - open
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MLLs - information & experiences (July 2022 onwards)

Old Jul 1, 2022, 7:51 am
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MLLs - information & experiences (July 2022 onwards)

Since MLLs appear to have gone back essentially to normal in July, we'll retire the MLLs in the time of COVID thread and try a general thread on MLL experiences, like we have for in-flight meals.

If you have questions regarding whether you're eligible to access the MLL, or which MLL(s) you will be able to access, please visit the thread dedicated to that topic. Questions about lounge access in this thread will be deleted.

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Old Jul 2, 2022, 7:13 pm
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MLLs - information & experiences (July 2022 onwards)

QR codes gone and hot food buffet back in YYZ international!

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Old Jul 4, 2022, 1:29 pm
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Recent visit to the MLL the other day (entered as a * Gold with a United boarding pass, only had about 30 min and didn't want to burn a UC pass for a short visit). Fairly full but no problem getting a seat, mask not required. I tried the wraps for the food and they were good.

Only difference from before Covid is the bar is no longer self serve, so had to ask for that, but no problems getting drinks. Pictures below:






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Old Jul 4, 2022, 6:56 pm
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Anyone with the latest on showers at YVR Dom and YYZ Dom?
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Old Jul 4, 2022, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by talkeryxu
QR codes gone and hot food buffet back in YYZ international!
QR codes gone too in YYZ domestic.
A couple hot items at breakfast that were occasionally replenished.
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Old Jul 4, 2022, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by rankourabu
QR codes gone too in YYZ domestic.
A couple hot items at breakfast that were occasionally replenished.
Were the hot items similar to QR code-ordering stuff, or was it like pre-covid hot item "food"?
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Old Jul 5, 2022, 7:00 am
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The sweatbox that is YUL Dom MLL actually has the odd seat open at 07:30. I expect that to change as more and more rows on the departure board turn red.

The lounge dragon informed me on checking in that our flight just got pushed for an hour due to "aircraft availability". The flight shows as the same FIN that's been sitting there since 18:30 yesterday.

I guess they misplaced the keys.

Happens to all of us.
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Old Jul 5, 2022, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
The sweatbox that is YUL Dom MLL actually has the odd seat open at 07:30. I expect that to change as more and more rows on the departure board turn red.

The lounge dragon informed me on checking in that our flight just got pushed for an hour due to "aircraft availability". The flight shows as the same FIN that's been sitting there since 18:30 yesterday.

I guess they misplaced the keys.

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Tell them to check under the matt, or in the mailbox!
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Old Jul 5, 2022, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
The sweatbox that is YUL Dom MLL actually has the odd seat open at 07:30. I expect that to change as more and more rows on the departure board turn red.
I still think that the YVR Dom MLL (men's) main lavatory is a sweatbox. I always find it warm and humid in there, no matter the season.
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Old Jul 5, 2022, 10:44 am
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Not sure if it's already been mentioned but YUL DOM has switched to plated food - no more cardboard boxes.

Portion sizes are bigger than the togo boxes and quality was quite decent.
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Old Jul 5, 2022, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by bcnfish
Not sure if it's already been mentioned but YUL DOM has switched to plated food - no more cardboard boxes.

Portion sizes are bigger than the togo boxes and quality was quite decent.
How are the Montreal Joked Meat Sandwiches?
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Old Jul 5, 2022, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
How are the Montreal Joked Meat Sandwiches?
Substantially more normal-sized than they used to be. Both the bread and amount of smoked meat are no longer jokes

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Old Jul 5, 2022, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by ffsim
Substantially more normal-sized than they used to be. Both the bread and amount of smoked meat are no longer jokes

I now have joked meat on my face.
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Old Jul 5, 2022, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
How are the Montreal Joked Meat Sandwiches?
They weren't on the menu yesterday!

Breakfast was: Lox on bagel, Omelette, or Frittata
Lunch was: Thai chicken curry, Penne with vegetables, or Spring roll
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Old Jul 5, 2022, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by bcnfish
They weren't on the menu yesterday!

Breakfast was: Lox on bagel, Omelette, or Frittata
Lunch was: Thai chicken curry, Penne with vegetables, or Spring roll
I guess the meat quota was exceeded.
Maybe it's back to one thin slice soon.
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