Prepare for take-off on Air Canada’s new aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, slated to join the fleet in April 2014. Experience extreme comfort and sophistication while 38,000 feet high in the air. The unique new design helps decrease the effects of jet lag and keeps passengers feeling refreshed. I may even dare to say the experience is enjoyable- maybe even luxurious.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner raises the bar for international business class flying. Designed with passengers’ comfort in mind, the aircraft is more spacious, featuring 30% larger windows, a dimming system to control the amount of light, large overhead bins, and eight-foot ceilings. The twenty 180-degree lie-flat seats are 80 inches long, allowing passengers to completely lie down. The adjustable cushion firmness and headrest cushion with massage abilities ensure a relaxing flight. Each seat contains a handset, power port, USB outlet, large retractable tray table, and 18-inch touch screens. Passengers can enjoy Lavazza espressos and cappuccinos brewed fresh using the new machines on board. On flights to Asia, passengers are provided with noise-cancelling headphones, a cotton duvet, and slippers.
The Economy cabin features 210 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration. They each have their own nine-inch touch screen with USB outlets and power ports. Not only is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner designed for aesthetics and comfort but its structure and engine technology reduces emissions and fuel consumption. Because of these advancements, there is reduced noise and indoor air filtration.
Air Canada’s 787 will fly throughout Canada and Europe. In July, it will begin its non-stop, daily route between Toronto and Tokyo and will make the journey from Toronto to Tel Aviv. By 2019, Air Canada plans to have 37 new 787s to join their fleet.