Seat Map Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (788)
Airplane Boeing 787-8 (788) Air Canada with 3 classes and 255 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided.
- AC Power outlets
- Entertainment System
A good comfortable seat, plenty of leg room and has the screens in the seat back in front, row in front has fold out type from arm as is smaller screen. Well looked after from moment sat down. Plenty of overhead and underseat luggage space with a fold down leg rest as required. Width plenty wide enough for us travelling together.
I have been flying for 49 years, and up till now, I have always flown in Economy Class. My best friend surprised me with an upgrade to Business Class for our trip to Europe (both ways). Needless to say I was on cloud nine for most of the flight. The seat was very comfortable, the tray table pulls out from underneath the tv monitor. Easy to set up. I found the entertainment system controller a tad fiddly. The massage function on the seat was quite welcome. Despite the fact that the seat could recline out into a bed, I never took advantage of this option, as I was watching movies, and availing myself of all the great free amenities. I would definitely fly in this seat again. In fact, I may be ruined for economy.
Air Canada has a great Business Class. This was a perfect seat flying west so the sun was on the other side.
Tons of leg room , more than premium economy, but be aware people use this as a walk through and will step over your legs without asking
Fantastic flight! As always, Airc canada made the 7-hr flight a dream! I had the fruit plate - globs of fresh and gorgeous fruit; my son had the regular meal. Bathroom has a window in it (that was a first!). Wonderful service, very happy staff. Travel note: the luggage area above window seats will easily fit carry-on laying on its side, but the middle seat luggage areas are smaller and will fit only one carry-on laying flat with room for a jacket or tote bag. Cheers!
I can tolerate AC's bland food and blander service, but the sardine-can economy seats are not so easy to swallow. About 2-3" less legroom than better airlines and the seatbacks/armrests are hard and weirdly shaped. Way to ruin the "Dream"liner AC. I hope the extra row of seats you squeezed in remains empty.
My first time on the B787-8. I was eager and excited to fly on this relatively new plane. Well, it was a big deception. The seat is narrow. I'm not big, and I was constantly touching shoulder with my neighbor on my right. And she was a petite female. Leg room is not great either. Finally, the seat is not well aligned with the window, so you have to either bend forward or backward to take a look outside. I'll try my best to avoid Air Canada's B787 when I travel for business in the future. When and if possible, I'll stick with the Airbus planes. But if I'd travel with someone familiar seated beside me, for example my wife, then the narrowness of the seats is probably a less important problem.
5A is a lay-flat business class seat that, unfortunately, doesn't have any windows in it. However, being at the back of business class means less foot traffic from the front galley and bathrooms for business class. It's a peaceful and comfortable spot to sit if you don't need to look at the scenery.
Beautiful pod seating. 3windows to look out of. Fantastic leg room. Privacy with lots of places to put things. Aircraft landed in Vancouver before processing to Honolulu. The two meals were very tasty. Service was outstanding on both legs of the flight. Very pleased.
All the premium economy seats are pretty good on this plane, though I've never sat in the middle nor on the bulkhead row. I've been on this plane 3 times now between YVR and PVG, and twice SFO-YUL. Food and service on the Shanghai legs definitely a cut above the SF-Montreal route. I try to stay in rows 13 and 14, I tested an empty bulkhead seat (row 12) and it would definitely cramp my leg room (I'm 6'2). I like 13 and 14 K on west bound legs, and 13 or 14 A on east bound, so that I face north and away from the sun. 787 does not have slide down window covers, it's LED dimming only which is not 100% opaque. Overall, this is a nice premium economy product, much better than the legacy US carriers on the same routes, and comparable to the good Asian airlines like Cathay or EVA.
5D and 5G are more narrow than most seats to accommodate access to the galley behind. At least 3 inches. Also of note 5K is reserved for pilot use only. Air Canada is the only airline I know to reserve a premium location for staff use.
Not only are there no windows at both 5K and 5A, there is no stowage space above the centre seats, which means a competition for the (very little) space above the window seats. This being said, the service and meals are excellent.
Do not fly economy on any 787 with a 3-=3-3 config which is every airline other than Japan. The seats are simply too small and too uncomfortable. My seat back was kicked at least 100 times by the man behind me who obviously could not fit in his seat. I have some lower back problems but can survive a long fllight if they are using good seats. This time I was in pain for 13.5 hours and now have two world class bruises on my back from simply sitting in that seat. Never again.
This preferred seat has generous legroom - unlike some Preferred Seats that have bulkheads ahead. However, the seat had a noticeable transverse frame member across the buttocks, and no protection from hands and knees of the passenger behind.
Other than sometimes people bump into you waiting for the lav, the seat is not terrible for a shorter person. I found myself propping my leg up on the padded curved fuselage and it was nice to sleep against. Other than that the seat is indeed a little narrow and if you get up a lot the handle on the side of the plane is helpful. It is hard to put the traytable back if your seatmate is asleep. I have sat in this seat twice for this same flight and have had a decent experience. Overall I would give it 8/10. If you are more than 5ft 5in I would not sit here as you will be cramped.
This plane is comfortable with easy access to the toilets and isles. The wash rooms are to use and are roomy and well appointed.
This would have to be one of the worst seats on the plane along with most of row 31. In 31H, once the lights go down on a long haul light, people trip over your feet constantly (and I am only 5ft4in), and have little respect for (or are unaware of) your personal space. No seat pocket for this seat, so absolutely nowhere to place anything during the flight. During food service, flight attendants park food trolleys in front of you. Very unpleasant journey where you feel as though you are in the way of everybody and everything. These seats should not attract the preferred seat premium.
I really loved flying on the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with Air Canada. 21A had sufficient legroom, as do the other standard economy seats, and I'm 6 feet tall, so I should know :) The entertainment system is pretty great, especially since I was on a North American flight rather than an intercontinental one. Plenty of new release movies and TV shows to enjoy. The cabin was clean and in great condition. There are outlets between the seats and USB ports at every seat, which is really awesome for charging your devices - I enjoyed this immensely. There are free drinks (alcohol and San Pellegrino is extra), and the buy-on-board food has a good selection, and great quality, I loved the pizza I ordered, absolutely delicious! The windows on the 787 were fun as always to play around with, and since it was a nighttime flight and a transcon, the FAs let you control your own windows the entire time. Contrary to what some other members have stated, seat padding was quite good for a slimline seat, definitely better than the DL 738 I flew on before, where I was in agony after an hour into that 5-hour flight. This one I was comfortable the entire time. Lavatories are also quite spacious and generally are kept clean by the lovely FAs.
This is a standard seat on this plane. The AV system was pleasant to use. The seast are exacty as described by many other reviewers, thin padding, limited leg room and minimal seat width. I am 5'2" and travel to Australia twice a year for business and this was the most uncomfortable plane I have travelled on. I just cannot begin to understand why AC would use this seating configuration on such a long haul plane. The extra $$$ cannot be worth all the poor reviews. My 11yo had the window seat and enjoyed the ability to shade the window with the new system. The guy beside us was 5'10" and his knees were touching the seat in front even before the seat was reclined!
This seat is extra cost due to additional leg room. Firstly the seats are very narrow (I'm an average size woman) and because of the length of the seats (short) they eventually dig into your legs, however the biggest complaint I have with this seat is the misaligned window. I pay extra because I am extremely uncomfortable in enclosed places and access to the window is very important to me. My flight from Canada to Australia was hours of trying to keep myself calm as I was plastered up against my neighbour on one side and a blank wall on the other. Air Canada should specify the lack of a window on booking, it is not worth the cost if your are booking it to deal with claustrophobia. Very unhappy with this seat.