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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterman View Post
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    Seems sus with how often you feel the need to White Knight for the worst Canadian airline that exists.
    I also white knight for AC. Clearly I don't work for them.

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    I just state facts, if they don't align with your belief system, that's not my problem. They are the least shitty option available in Canada. I still would much rather have airlines like they do in the USA, but that could be said for just about everything in this shithole country we live in now. Everything here is small time and podunk, not just air travel. Speaking in much more general terms, Canada is a joke on the world stage, and the worst part about it is that a vast majority of Canadians still like to think we are somehow "special". This thread is a perfect example. It's easy to tell who the actual frequent fliers are by their posts. Very often, the people who only fly a handful of times per year have the loudest opinions, and every single one of their journeys can be spun into some sort of "horror story" simply because they have nothing else to compare it to. People who fly frequently, and can draw on their experiences from frequent segments on different airlines can appreciate each one for what it is.
    I agree. Fly a segment on Emirates and realize how mediocre AC is, and how terrible WJ is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    I agree. Fly a segment on Emirates and realize how mediocre AC is, and how terrible WJ is.
    Yea, but the Middle East Airlines are subsidized by the Government and they break all sorts of human rights type stuff (e.g. firing chicks for gaining 10 pounds).

    I'd still fly EK > AC > WJ, though. AC business class used to be pretty good, especially after they figured out their entertainment system which always used to overheat but it's also priced to be very "premium".

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidI View Post
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    Yea, but the Middle East Airlines are subsidized by the Government and they break all sorts of human rights type stuff (e.g. firing chicks for gaining 10 pounds).
    I don't think you know what "human rights" means.
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    Yea I don’t think fat shaming flight attendants scratches the surface of Middle East human rights abuses
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Lol feminists never speak out over there
    Conversations like this can be intense.

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    only once anyway.

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    Can we export some of our feminists there? I suggest for free.
    I nominate "male feminists" first.
    Preference for any that are named Justin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cet View Post
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    I think where some of the gripes come from is that a lot of other airlines do randomly upgrade passengers when business isn't full. Most of the United flights and Delta flights I've been on, the cabin crew will come through and select passengers with status to move up to business when that cabin isn't full. By contrast, AC will only do that when the flight is over sold. I'm 50K and being randomly upgraded has happened to me twice. It's not something I expect as I know it doesn't happen often and I'll use my credits if I want to; but it is nice when it happens.
    Flown almost exclusively with Air Canada and United since late 2018, but back when I had status with SkyTeam through Air France/KLM (2016-2018) I was upgraded almost everytime with Delta - in North American flights the flight attendants were constantly calling people forward on the aircraft after boarding/before takeoff to sit in a better cabin so that all seats upfront were filled. There even was one incident when I was moved around 4 times and was given first class meal/drink service at the back of the plane plus a $200 US voucher for my troubles

    By contrast I've had Star Alliance status with United since late 2018 and have never received a single upgrade with Air Canada - been told by Air Canada staff that you only get those if your Star Alliance status is with Aeroplan, but I still got the other Star Alliance perks (priority check-in/security/boarding and Maple Leaf Lounge access). Air Canada will leave business class seats empty on North American flights. Upgraded most of the time when flying on United, and even received free upgrades on transpacific/transcontinental flights (though I suspect in these instances, it was because economy was overbooked). I haven't witnessed the same practice by United of upgrading passengers after boarding like I had on Delta (I suspect United does this at check-in instead). However on United I somehow received an upgrade to first class this past Tuesday on a "basic economy" ticket, even though I thought "basic economy" fares were precluded from free upgrades. This flight was also maybe 30% full and I had an empty seat next to me. All-in-all, I agree that free upgrades are much more difficult to come across with Air Canada than on American carriers (at least Delta and United).

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    Only $1800 away from my Westjet Platinum Status for 2024 already...got yet another companion voucher I won't be able to use

    I think once I hit that, I'll try to go for Air Canada 50K, cos the 35K is now meaningless

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