We’re delighted to have a joint airline feature this month with Air Canada and United Airlines! Both airlines connect passengers to a multitude of destinations across the Americas, providing a premium service, exceptional inflight comfort and a range of options to suit every traveller. Read on to discover more about each airline and the benefits they can offer your organisation.

Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline, directly serving 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States, 98 in Europe and many more across the globe.

For summer 2019, award winning Air Canada is offering more daily non-stop flights from the UK to Canada than any other airline. Travellers can choose from up to 77 flights per week from London Heathrow, including four daily non-stop services to Toronto, and daily non-stop flights to Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa and Vancouver.

The airline is continually renewing its international fleet with state-of-the-art and fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 777-300ER aircraft, featuring new passenger amenities. Once on board, Air Canada offers a choice of three cabins so there’s something so suit every traveller’s requirements: Air Canada Signature Class with fully lie-flat beds, International Economy Class offering a generous seat pitch and personal seat back entertainment, and a much desired Premium Economy Class offering a dedicated cabin, extra legroom, priority airport services, plus additional baggage allowance.

Introducing Air Canada Signature Service

Air Canada Signature Service is the new end-to-end premium travel experience featuring the Air Canada Signature Class cabin, formerly known as International Business Class.  It is offered onboard mainline Boeing 787, 777 and 767 aircraft and Airbus A330 aircraft.

Air Canada Signature Service ensures a seamless airport experience with dedicated check-in counters, expedited security clearance, Maple Leaf Lounge access, Concierge Service, exclusive boarding lanes, priority baggage handling, extra baggage allowance and more. Once on board, Air Canada Signature Class customers can relax in their own, forward facing single aisle access Executive or Classic Pod, which converts to a fully lie-flat bed up to 6’7” long.  Indulge in celebrity chef inspired cuisine, enjoy premium wines and spirits all whilst being treated to exclusive service and amenities.

At Toronto Pearson Airport, passengers can also unwind in the Air Canada Signature Suite. This exclusive 6,400-square-foot space seats 160 people and offers a full complimentary à la carte menu, designed by the award-winning Vancouver-based chef, David Hawksworth. Not only this, the full-service bar offers an array of signature cocktails, Moët & Chandon Champagne and premium spirits by Diageo.

Air Canada Signature Class is the very definition of luxury travel.  Relax completely with state-of-the art amenities, sumptuous cuisine and unparalleled service:

  • Executive or Classic Pods, with lumbar support and massage function, which convert to a fully lie-flat 6′ 7″ bed
  • 18” personal touch-screen entertainment system and noise-cancelling headphones
  • Individual power supply for electronic devices and a USB charging port
  • Gourmet cuisine, fine wines and spirits
  • Access to Maple Leaf Lounges, including The Queen’s Terminal at London Heathrow
  • Concierge Service
  • Priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling, plus additional baggage allowance

United Airlines

United Airlines offers an extensive route network to the U.S., giving passengers the option to fly from four UK airports.

Wherever you choose to travel, United Airlines® allows passengers to reach their U.S. destination in ultimate comfort. Whether you’re taking a direct trip or making an onward connection to one of 280 destinations across the continent, you’ll enjoy comfortable seats, an onboard meal service and personalized inflight experience.

United Polaris® Business Class

Polaris is the shining star of business class! Travellers can expect true comfort and a sleep experience like no other, with each seat ergonomically designed and offering a fully customisable recline and foot-rest options. Passengers can choose between an upright seat to a 180-degree flat 6-foot bed, or anything in between.

While enjoying the luxuries of the Polaris seat, travellers can also delight their taste buds with chef-designed menus, enticing snack options, a variety of drink options and a sweet selection of desserts on custom dinnerware.

Highlights of the United Polaris experience include:

  • Seats that lie flat and provide up to 6’6” of sleeping space
  • A feature-rich seatback entertainment system and personal device entertainment with noise-reducing headphones
  • Chef-designed menus and award-winning wines and champagnes
  • Sleep-themed amenity kits, including spa-quality products
  • Cool-gel memory foam pillows and Saks Fifth Avenue luxury bedding – including pillows, blankets and duvets
  • Dedicated check-in counters and security lanes, priority baggage handling and priority boarding with Premier Access®
  • Access to United Polaris lounges and select airline partner lounges

Pre-Flight Reimagined

United journeys start in modern, elegant and award-winning lounges. Named by Skytrax as the best business class lounge in North America, travellers can relax, recharge, or engage in a quiet work session until it’s time for take-off. Current lounge locations are Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), New York/Newark and San Francisco (SFO), with future locations including London Heathrow and Washington Dulles (IAD).

The United Polaris lounge is an oasis of thoughtful design and furnishings reserved for international premium cabin flyers. For those who want as much sleep as possible on board, the Polaris lounges offer restaurant-style dining, a la carte items and an extensive hot and cold buffet. In addition, travellers have access to a full bar offering premium spirits, specially curated wines, craft beers and mixologist-designed cocktails.

Did you know? United Airlines’ Polaris lounge in San Francisco won Best Business Class lounge in the world this year at Skytrax World Airline Awards!

What can Air Canada and United Airlines offer you?

Air Canada and United Airlines both offer a range of benefits which provide Charity and Academic clients with value for money and greater flexibility. When booking through Diversity Travel, you can benefit from:

  • Exclusive charity fares
  • Extra baggage allowance
  • Greater flexibility

To take advantage of the exclusive fares that Diversity Travel, Air Canada and United Airlines have to offer, please contact us using the button below.