Airplane Boeing 787-9 (789) Air Canada has 3 classes on board with total of 298 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||80||21||1 - 8||30|
|premium economy||38||19||12 - 14||21|
|economy||30||17||18 - 46||247|
Seat 18G was somewhat uncomfortable due to not being able to extend legs fully due to bulkhead wall. Was sat next to an infant in this seat due to bassinet in the bulkhead. Luckily baby was asleep most of the 9hr flight, but would be an issue if she kicked off screaming. I suspect you're basically guaranteed to sit next to an infant in this section. TV monitor pulls out from under right armrest, but sits at a bit of an awkward angle, but worked fine. Seat is good to be able to stand up and stretch at any time. Not sure it was worth the extra money, but it was either that or 45A.
Terrible seat pitch and width in economy class, very uncomfortable on a long haul flight. Other airlines I've flown with had much more comfortable seats in the same aircraft.
The seat pitch was grossly inadequate for a person 6' 2", for the long overnight flight from Toronto to Vienna (Austria), the seat was very uncomfortable and since Air Canada has 9 seats in 3-3-3 configuration the aisles are narrow and passengers walking to/from washrooms bump into seated ones thus constantly disturbing them; the experience was of a "Nightmare-liner" not "Dreamliner".
The seat was comfortable with more than sufficient leg room. There was difficulty/inability y to adjust the location of the arm rest tv as little to no flexibility to be able to do so. Also the jog in the aisle between business class setting and row 18 made It difficult for flight attendants to manoeuvre and passenger had to exercise caution as well.
Travelled London to Calgary in seat A8 and in seat A6 on return, both were comfortable and the service was excellent. In A8 I was not disturbed by noise from toilets or galley. In A6 the blank window of A5 helped reduce light glare. My first time in business with Air Canada and found the heavy padded seat belt a little strange but got used to this.
Seat 18H is a standard bulkhead seat, but it was inconvenient due to the bend in the aisle going into Premium Economy. Flight attendants backing up the aisle with service carts frequently bumped the seat, sometimes with a lot of force (enough to spill red wine in one instance). I sit exclusively in aisle seats, so know enough to not hang out into the aisle. I would not choose this seat again. I assume 18C would have the same issues.
Very cold seat. Good space for legs cause no seat are in front. Very poor duty free on board.
14D is a good premium economy seat and the extra leg room and recline is really nice. The biggest downside is the lack of at-foot storage - there isn't even room for a laptop bag because for some reason the set in front has multiple legs and bars prohibiting access. Conveniently, the adjacent seat is not always full and you can use the storage from 14E as a result.
Comfortable sitting, ok leg space for 5.2”
Terrible . I sat beside a wall . I spent the flight watching People wait for the washroom . No place to stow my purse sized carry on. I booked and paid for Seat 31 A because 31A was supposed to be the row behind the exit row so that the seat ahead of me could not recline. This did not work out. Waste of $$
Good PE seat with decent leg room and adequate recline. Large monitor with ample entertainment offerings. Good service. Avoid C and D seats, as washroom line from economy was continuous during the flight. The forward washroom on G H aisle side was curtained off for business class & little foot traffic this side of the aircraft. PE was 50% full and the crew spent a lot of time directing passengers from economy back to their assigned seats. A curtain separating the class would be helpful with both the washroom line, and the seating problems.
Premium Economy class used to be the perfect class. Recently Air Canada removed the seperation of the cabin allowing economy passengers to use the one washroom in P/E creating a wash room line most of the flight, annoying rows 12 and 13. I was at row 14 and had to keep up with crying baby from the row behind in economy with no cabin separation. I pay 3 times the economy price to have a comfortable trip to work and arrive ready, instead the price difference is for only few inches in the seat. Since I can't afford Air Canada executive class I am seriously looking for other airlines.
I have flown 4 times with Air Canada recently always in Business Class and I have to say that the seats/ flat beds are the most uncomfortable that I have ever experienced, the pods are very small, very little space to put out the things you need during the flight - eg computer, book, biscuits, makeup Some if the cabin crew didn't seem super helpful / friendly either . This review for Air Canada is for all 4 flights, so it doesn't seem that it was an isolated occasion.
This plane is amazing in the way that Air Canada has its lay-out set-up. The herringbone-rows provide a good deal of privacy because the seats all face away from the adjoining aisle seats. The transition of the seat into a bed is the most comfortable that I have experienced in a Business Class. ALL of the FAs couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. And to top it all off, the B787 is a fantastic plane, with its larger windows that have an automatic darkening feature, and mood lighting. And did I mention LARGE lavatories?!!! Its a winner all around.
Excellent seat. Wonderful service. If you have luggage to stow, board early or else the space above your seat will be taken, since there is none above the centre seats.
Seat was very narrow with minimal leg room. Extremely uncomfortable on a long haul flight between Hong Kong and Vancouver. Aisles also were narrow and nearby toilet flush was noisy. Recline seemed less than normal due to the proximity of the toilet wall behind seats 29HJK.
the gap between the seat and the plane wall is 0, making the passenger squeeze into his seat. in addition, the slider mechanism in front of the seat reduces the so called extra legroom. a passenger cannot straight his legs upfront. worst seat i have been to ever.
The front row of premium economy does not have footrests, and the left hand side is next to the lavatory and galley. On our redeye the curtain to the galley was open the whole flight, so the light was quite disruptive.
This was my first time flying in Premium Economy and i was extremely impressed. The Seats are comparable to a Domestic first class seat just with more recline and a large screen. I would fly PE on air canada again in the future! PROS: Service was great, the flight attendants were extremely friendly and attentive. Food was serviced with real chinaware was nice. Seats were nice, lots of recline (something like 8 inches of recline), you get a footrest, AVOD was extremely responsive and sharp. CONS: if you're sitting in the window or Middle seat, its hard to get in and out if the person in front of you has their seat reclined. NO WIFI. Neck Support is not adjustable, it only goes up and down.
This seat is partially obstructed by the Exit door frame that protrudes into the cabin about 6 inches from the bulkhead. This restricts the legroom for the leg closest to the bulkhead, and only allows straightening when angled. The narrowness of the seat and solid armrest makes this the most unconformable seat I ever sat in. I paid $100.00 for this "upgraded" seat.