“Musings of a Executive Class Traveller”
Flight from Las Vegas to Calgary
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- No stops
- Date of Flight:
- April 2011
- Seat Class:
Musings of an Executive Class Traveller (one of my rare Executive Class travels)
AC546 YYC to LAS March 26, 2011
Check-in Arrived at airport 1Hr. 45Min. prior to flight. Waited 35 minutes in line (in Executive) while agents sort out stuff with other traveller. Compared to Economy wait times, just marginally better. Grade – FAIL (note: many unhappy Executive Class Travellers)(Also did WEB Check-In from home to help speed up check-in time)
Departure Time – 90 minutes late due to weather and plane de-icing. Grade – Unavoidable
In Flight Service – Very Good. Meal of pancakes was dry on one end. Seating good. Grade – 6/10
Arrival in LAS – Had to stay seated while they removed passengers from the rear of the plane so as they could possibly make their connecting flights.
Baggage Claim – Retreval of baggage went very well. 9/10
AC547 LAS to YYC April 2, 2011
Check-in Arrive at airport 1Hr. 55 Min. prior to flight. Very smooth. Check in takes 2 minutes. Grade 10/10
Departure Time – 100 minutes late due to weather in previous destinations. Grade – Unavoidable
In Flight Service – Very Good. Meal of beef and potatoes was good. Seating good. Grade – 7/10
Arrival in YYC - Had to stay seated while they removed passengers from the rear of the plane so as they could possibly make their connecting flights.
Baggage Claim – Cleared Customs and waited for baggage. Saw people who were cleared from plane still waiting for their luggage. Waited in baggage area 35 minutes before luggage showed up. Flight landed at 11:08 and luggage retrieved at 11:55. Grade – FAIL
Had to pay an additional fee at the airport parking lot because they allow you ½ hour for passenger pick-up, and we spent 35 minutes after clearing Canada Customs to retrieve baggage.
Comparisons drawn between flying Executive Class and Economy show little difference other than a roomy seat with a warm meal. Comparisons drawn between airfare prices show a much greater discrepancy. Throw in a couple of drinks and I hardly think that makes up the difference between Executive Class and Coach seat value.