Air Canada Debuts Lie-Flat Seats For US/Canadian Routes

Air Canada will be offering lie-flat business class seats “to provide a full night’s rest” for coast-to-coast routes between Canada and the United States. The “Signature Service” is aimed towards high-end travellers and features an amenity that has previously only been available for overseas flights.

Over the years, several U.S. airlines have provided lie-flat seats for its customers travelling domestically in cross-country routes. Now Air Canada is adding the option for its coast-to-coast U.S.-Canada routes.

Lie-flat seats will be available starting June 1 for passengers travelling on wide-body aircraft between Newark and Vancouver and from Toronto to both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“We know our premium customers travelling on longer flight itineraries, such as overnight transcontinental flights, place a high value on convenience and comfort when in airports or onboard an aircraft,” Air Canada president Ben Smith said in a statement. “We are the first North American airline designating aircraft with lie-flat seats to U.S. originating premium customers travelling select transborder routes on non-stop flights so that they can arrive fully rested in Canada.”

The “Signature Service” will also include access to airport concierge services, expedited check-in and security clearance, priority baggage handling, preferential boarding, and access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge.

The airline touts: “Once onboard, relax in the Air Canada Signature Class cabin and enjoy a range of enhanced, elegant amenities and exclusive onboard products as well as new menu items by chef David Hawksworth, and wine list curated by sommelier Véronique Rivest.”

The lie-flat seats will be available on “select transborder and domestic Canadian transcontinental flights when operated with Boeing 787-8/9 Dreamliner, Boeing 777-300/200, Boeing 767-300ER and Airbus A330-300 aircraft.”

This service will be offered on routes between Toronto and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver, as well as between Vancouver and New York-Newark and Montreal.

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