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Air Canada: Toronto-Incheon
With Chase's Aeroplan® Credit Card, you earn Air Canada's Aeroplan miles. And you can redeem Aeroplan miles on Start Alliance partners airlines, to say nothing of Air Canada flights.
Here is my review of Air Canada's non-stop flight from Toronto to Incheon in December 2021.
First up is the Air Canada check-in counter at Philadelphia Airport. Since it was a weekday morning, there were not many people.
After easy check-in, I stopped by the Amex Centurion Lounge at Philadelphia Airport.
These past few months, there have been loud complaints that Centurion Lounges are way too crowded. But, in the case of Philadelphia Airport, it was not that crowded. Also by my personal standard, the breakfast food was excellent.
This is the Embraer E175 that will take me all the way to Toronto.
Once onboard, I noticed that each seat has a care package that contains a mask and hand sanitizer.
The seats are, of course, the same as those of the old Korean express buses, but it's not a big problem because it's a relatively short flight.
Breakfast includes eggs, sausage, yogurt, etc. Since I had already had breakfast at the Centurion Lounge, I only tasted it.
Now, here's important information.
Based on my own research, all passengers arriving at Toronto airport from the US on Air Canada seem to arrive at Gate D.
Since the flight to Korea leaves at Gate E, you need to transfer.
As you can see in the image below, it is noted that you can move to the E gate, and it is marked with an arrow.
But signages are very poor and confusing. At one point, an arrow directed you to go back, making a U-turn.
As such, you may continue to wonder (while walking down almost 200 meter), am I in the right place? The bottom line is, just keep walking.
If you keep walking, you will eventually see the entrance to Gate E as shown below.
If you go through the door, there are several machines that look similar to Global Entry machines. Scan your passport there, and you will receive an International Transit confirmation as shown below.
As soon as you exit this space, there are stairs, escalators and elevators. If you want to use Air Canada Lounge, follow the right arrow that says Maple Leaf Lounge.
The aircraft on this day was a Boeing 787, and the seats are in the form of 1-2-1 herringbone style.
Amenities, headsets, there was nothing particularly good or bad. The thing that impressed me was the glasses cleaning cloth. Did you find Incheon?
Now let's look at some food photos.
Main options were chicken curry, grilled cod, pork bulgogi, and “Superior Beef Tenderloin”, and I chose “Superior Beef Tenderloin”.
The appetizers were not bad.
The main was also good, but I think there will be a lot of disagreement as to whether this is really “the best beef tenderloin”.
Assorted cheese as a snack.
And the beef bibimbap I ate before landing.
Overall, a solid flight, and I'd say that if given an opportunity, I'd gladly ride another long-haul Air Canada flight.