Air China First Class - blocked seats?

Old Apr 23, 19, 7:45 am
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Air China First Class - blocked seats?

Flew CA932 the other day in J. The FAs let me use the F class lavatory mid-flight, and I noticed there was only 1 passenger seated in First, despite the load showing 7 seats were taken up until an hour or so before boarding (I was monitoring the load from a few weeks prior to the flight, and it remained F1 throughout that whole time).

This left me wondering - does Air China block out F seats for pilots/crew? Did one passenger book out the whole cabin? Or just 6 last-minute no shows?

Struck me as a bit odd..
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Old Apr 24, 19, 3:54 am
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The pilots on most AC flights that I am on put on a nondescript dark blue jacket above their uniform shirt and sit wherever - often in economy. I have seen them take a seat in business but so far not in first.

I am curious of how you go about getting upgrades from them. Are you Phoenix Miles? I am Turkish Elite and get nothing ever from Air China.
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Old Apr 24, 19, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by pandablood View Post
The pilots on most AC flights that I am ...
AC would be Air Canada, Air China is CA.
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Old Apr 24, 19, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by pandablood View Post
The pilots on most AC flights that I am on put on a nondescript dark blue jacket above their uniform shirt and sit wherever - often in economy. I have seen them take a seat in business but so far not in first.

I am curious of how you go about getting upgrades from them. Are you Phoenix Miles? I am Turkish Elite and get nothing ever from Air China.
I don't believe AC offers first class.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 6:13 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
I don't believe AC offers first class.
OP asked about Air China.

Seat map can be meaningless. Some seats may be clocked for bassinet etc. EF or GDS display will tell you how many seats (up to 7 or 9) are saleable. There could have been no-shows, missconnects etc.
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