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Air Canada increases number of Preferred Seats

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  •   08-19-2014  11:25 am

Air Canada increases number of Preferred Seats

Air Canada’s North American flights will now include more seats with additional legroom, a popular feature with travellers since they were introduced in 2009.

Air Canada recently completed a reconfiguration of its narrow-body aircraft to add more Preferred Seats fleetwide in its Economy Cabin. For example, on its 97-seat Embraer 190 aircraft it has increased the number of Preferred Seats to 24 from eight, while on its 146-seat Airbus A320 aircraft the number has been increased to 36 from 16. The airline’s Preferred Seats typically provide 35 inches of legroom compared to standard Economy seats that offer between 31 and 33 inches.

Customers can further personalize their travel by selecting a Preferred Seat for individual legs of their journey or entire trip through a simplified process at the time of booking or at any time prior to boarding on www.aircanada.com.

Air Canada is also expanding its kiosk and mobile functions for booking Preferred Seats up until time of boarding that will be available starting at the end of August. The cost for Preferred Seats starts at $20 per flight segment for a Tango fare and varies with the length of each flight leg and a customer's Altitude frequent flier status.

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