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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Air Canada will fly their all business class AC Jetz aircraft to select winter destinations

 

Air Canada announced today that they will be deploying their fleet of all business class AC Jetz charter aircraft on popular routes for the Christmas season. You'll be to purchases tickets or redeem Aeroplan miles to fly on these planes that feature 58 business class seats on routes like Montreal to Barbados, Toronto to Cancun and Vancouver to Phoenix.

 The aircraft, which features a cabin of 58 business class seats, will be departing from prime locations, minimizing walking time in the airport, and begin boarding only 35 minutes before departure. Enjoy an exclusive travel experience with a spacious cabin configuration that offers more comfort and less waiting time when boarding and deplaning, as well as Chef Park’s menu and a wine selection curated by Véronique Rivest.

Customers will be able to book their Jetz flight beginning October 21, 2020 for travel during the Christmas period between December 12, 2020 and January 6, 2021, with a second schedule for March Break flights currently under development. Customers should consult aircanada.com/acjetz for schedule details, including operating days
The routes that will feature these planes are as follows:

 

Montreal (YUL)

  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Barbados (BGI)
  • Toronto (YYZ)

  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Barbados (BGI)
  • West Palm Beach (PBI)
  • Fort Myers (RSW)
  • Kelowna (YLW)
  • Cancun (CUN)
  • Vancouver (YVR)
  • Vancouver (YVR)

  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Palm Springs (PSP)
  • Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
  • Here are the exact flight numbers and start dates of the aircraft on these routes (this should make it easier for you to find and book the flights - click to enlarge)


     

    Since the plane is strictly all business class those are the only fares that Air Canada is charging for the flights. Here's an example of the ticket cost for Vancouver to Phoenix over Christmas (Dec 20-27)


     

    And the same flights as an Aeroplan redemption:

    If you are looking at what value you get for this redemption it is 2.3 cents per mile. That's a pretty good cpm rate and worth the redemption but do note it is not as high as you can get for other premium class redemption options with Aeroplan. If you look at what value that is for a credit card sign up bonus well the current offer of 25,000 miles with first year free on the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card means that card's welcome bonus is worth $575 which puts it ahead of our current front runner the HSBC World Elite Mastercard which has a $500 welcome bonus value.

    The press release also notes the Jetz aircraft will also be used in a similar fashion during March break.

    We'd love to hear from our readers what you think about Air Canada utilizing their Jetz fleet on these routes and whether you buy tickets or redeem miles for one or more of them?

    Learn more about this special offer to fly Air Canada Jetz here.

    Images via Air Canada

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