Thursday,  December 3, 2020  6:08 am

On location: A taste of luxury with ACV & the JETZ Experience


On location: A taste of luxury with ACV & the JETZ Experience
The JETZ Experience introduces a new standard for upscale travel where luxury is reflected in every detail.
Nancy Benetton-Sampath

Vice-President, Media / Executive Manager

Who wouldn’t want a taste of luxury right about now?

This winter, Air Canada JETZ and Air Canada Vacations (ACV), invite you and your clients to experience a unique opportunity and the ultimate escape.

The JETZ Experience introduces a new standard for upscale travel where luxury is reflected in every detail, from departure to return.

Air Canada’s all-Business Class premium JETZ Airbus A319 aircraft typically services sports teams, rock stars, and corporate clients on a charter basis.

Air Canada’s JETZ Airbus A319 aircraft typically flies sports teams, rock stars, & corporate clients on a charter basis. (Supplied)

With the current pandemic restrictions on sports events and large gatherings, these aircraft, as of Dec. 12, 2020, will be made available to your clients to enjoy select routes in style!

“This is what consumers have always been saying they’ve been looking for – a unique experience,” Erminia Gallina, general manager of sales and national accounts at ACV, told PAX at a preview event on Monday (Nov. 9). “We were so lucky to get the JETZ and now you can travel in bubbles in luxury at affordable pricing.”

“We’re asking our agent partners to share this information, knowledge, and unique experience.”

Luxury from start to finish

At the airport: Guests receive priority check-in with a limit of two complimentary checked bags each and Maple Leaf Lounge access. With only 58 seats, the aircraft will allow your clients to experience a quicker and more convenient boarding (35-minutes prior to departure) and deplaning process.

Onboard: The 58 Business Class seats, each with a 42 to 49-inch seat pitch, offer guests an exclusive and comfortable travel experience that includes complimentary iPads with entertainment options.

There's 58 Business Class seats, each with a 42 to 49-inch seat pitch.

In-flight dining includes premium pre-packaged meals curated by Montreal Chef Antonio Park, with complimentary bar and beverage service.

The aircraft’s configuration allows your clients to share luxury in their own bubble – group seating arrangements feature four-facing seats, with a table in the middle!

Group seating arrangements feature four-facing seats, with a table in the middle.

In destination, enjoy private, safe, and luxurious return transfers from airport to hotel or resort. Accommodations at exclusive hotels or resorts elevate your stay with added values like room upgrades, complimentary services, and exclusive discounts.

“We’re super excited about the pre-empt of interest and agents sharing this experience on their social media, within their networks, and on their websites,” said Gallina.

From left: Tracey Bellamy, director, global accounts, Air Canada; Erminia Gallina, general manager of sales & national accounts, ACV.

Tracey Bellamy, director, global accounts at Air Canada said the bookings, so far, are looking “very steady and positive.”

“I think the marketing initiatives that we put forward and all of the communication has really helped people know that this is a product we have right now – as this has served rock stars and sports teams – now you can travel in your bubble, safely,” she said.

The safest possible travel experience continues to be Air Canada’s top priority and all JETZ flights will be operated in accordance with Air Canada’s biosafety protocols, centered around the Air CleanCare+ program.

Ready to book The JETZ Experience?

Agents can now book their clients’ next Jetz Experience through Air Canada Vacations with non-stop flights beginning in December on select departure dates from Toronto to Cancún and Barbados, from Montreal to Barbados, and from Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta with convenient connectors from 54 Canadian cities.

Select departure dates include:

  • Toronto to Cancún departing on December 20, and 27, 2020
  • Toronto to Barbados departing on December 14, 21, and 28, 2020
  • Montreal to Barbados departing on December 18, 20, and 27, 2020
  • Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta departing on December 21, and 28, 2020

In addition, when booking The Jetz Experience with Air Canada Vacations, travellers will benefit from the COVID-19 Coverage & Assistance Plan administered by Allianz Global Assistance at no additional cost.

The new COVID-19 Coverage & Assistance Plan administered by Allianz Global Assistance is available for eligible travellers who book a vacation package to select destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, for travel between September 4, 2020, and April 30, 2021. Visit the COVID-19 Coverage administered by Allianz Global Assistance page for full details.

For more information, contact Air Canada Vacations and refer to The JETZ Experience. 


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