Air Canada news
The airline's new look plus how to bid for an upgrade
Air Canada is being redesigned. The inside and outside of its airplanes will soon have a whole new look as will employee uniforms. AC’s fleet of 300 mainline and regional aircraft (currently baby blue in colour) are being repainted in a black and white design with a red, maple leaf-encircled ensign on the tails. A black mask will surround the cockpit’s windshield to give the planes the facial markings of a bird, a nod to Canada’s wildlife and First Nations heritage. The blue decor of cabin interiors will be replaced with cream, grey and black. Employee uniforms will be updated too. Canadian-designer Christopher Bates created charcoal-coloured wool uniforms for flight attendants and black suits for pilots, both with red accents, to replace the current navy uniforms.
In more news, Air Canada announced last month that customers with seats in economy or premium economy can now bid for upgrades in premium economy or business class. Passengers can offer a bid between a set minimum and maximum on AC’s Bid Upgrade website (upgrade.plusgrade.com/offer/AirCanada) any time up until 96 hours before their flight. Forty-eight hours before their flight, AC will send an email to let passengers know if their offer was accepted. Note: not all flights are eligible.
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