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Air Canada Economy Fares, Expanded Economy Fares Announced

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Legroom, complimentary checked bags, or advance seat selection? Which matters most to you? Today Air Canada economy fares just got an upgrade and put more choice in the consumer’s hand. If you are flying within North America you now have five Air Canada economy fares to choose from, up from the previous three.

Air Canada flying over the rockiesphoto courtesy of Air Canada

From the latest Air Canada news release:

“Air Canada recognizes that people have different requirements when they travel, so we are expanding the range of choice for our Economy customers with our new suite of fares. Each fare type offers customers specific attributes as well as options to purchase additional benefits and amenities that vary based on the type selected, such as extra legroom, upgrade eligibility, or lounge access,” said Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada.

All Economy fare types provide customers with Air Canada’s award-winning service, complimentary carry-on baggage, free in-flight entertainment, and the option to purchase onboard Wi-Fi access where available.

The five Economy fare types and their features are:

Latitude

  • Fully refundable ticket
  • Priority check-in
  • two complimentary checked bags
  • advanced seat selection and access to Preferred Seats when available
  • complimentary Air Canada Bistro Voucher
  • same-day changes
  • 125 percent Aeroplan Miles accrual
  • Maple Leaf Lounge access for purchase

Comfort

  • Same-day standby (previously only available with Latitude)
  • advanced seat selection and access to Preferred Seats when available
  • complimentary alcoholic beverage
  • complimentary checked bag
  • early boarding
  • 115 percent Aeroplan Miles accrual
  • Maple Leaf Lounge access for purchase

Flex

  • Ticket changes permitted for a fee
  • advanced seat selection
  • complimentary checked bag
  • 100 percent Aeroplan Miles accrual
  • Maple Leaf Lounge access for purchase

Standard

  • Ticket changes permitted for a fee
  • advance seat selection
  • 50 percent Aeroplan Miles accrual for transborder flights and 25 percent Aeroplan Miles accrual for domestic flights

Basic

  • Air Canada’s most restrictive fare option will be available only for select routes and flights and for booking exclusively through Air Canada channels
  • These low fares do not permit changes, are not eligible for upgrades and do not earn Aeroplan Miles.
  • Customers have the option to pay for checked bags, advance seat selection, and food and alcohol on board.
Air Canada economy fares structure

Air Canada Unveils Expanded Economy Fare Structure to Satisfy Every Customers Travel Needs (CNW Group/Air Canada)

The new range of economy fare types will be available for purchase on flights across the Air Canada fleet, including Air Canada Rouge, for flights within North America beginning April 4.  For more details on Air Canada’s new Economy fare options please see aircanada.com/economyfares

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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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