Since I only held an economy class ticket, I could not access the Maple Leaf Lounge, located on level 3 at Node F. However as a Priority Pass member I could use the Plaza Premium lounge, also located in Terminal 1. The facility was modestly sized with plenty of seating available, with a generous F&B selection.
As I approached the ticket counter I was promptly handed a new boarding pass for business class. I switched lines, was quickly processed and boarded the plane at 0935.
Air Canada operates a two- and three-class version of the 777-300ER. I was on the former, which features 42 seats in business class arranged in a 1-2-1 layout, meaning all passengers have direct aisle access. Overall, the“Classic Pod”business class product leaves a positive impression. The seat can be extended into a fully-flat bed and offers individual power outlets