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The old switch...?

#1 Post by Airbusfan » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:30 am

Anyone ever been booked on Air Canada Mainline, then had their flight switched to Rouge...?

Flying YUL-FCO & would be very pissed if this were to happen...
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#2 Post by Cap'n P8 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:47 am

I can tell you that is a mainline A330 route as of right now. Not sure when you are traveling, but I can almost guarantee you 100%, that you will not be switched to a Rouge flight if you are going anytime soon.
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#3 Post by Old fella » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:26 am

Not intending to stir the pot but is Rouge all that bad. I have never flown them not that I wouldn't but my AC trips just happened to coincide with Mainline. My daughter, SIL and better half did trips with them to San Diego, Las Vagas and I believe there was south trip tossed in there few yrs ago. I did ask them what they thought and response was mostly positive, service good, departure on time, got us there safely, baggage wasn't lost scenario type of commentary, dare I say typical for those not into aviation. Outside of family I haven't heard much either way from friends acquaintances on Rouge.
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#4 Post by Black_Tusk » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:27 am

Old fella wrote:Not intending to stir the pot but is Rouge all that bad. I have never flown them not that I wouldn't but my AC trips just happened to coincide with Mainline. My daughter, SIL and better half did trips with them to San Diego, Las Vagas and I believe there was south trip tossed in there few yrs ago. I did ask them what they thought and response was mostly positive, service good, departure on time, got us there safely, baggage wasn't lost scenario type of commentary, dare I say typical for those not into aviation. Outside of family I haven't heard much either way from friends acquaintances on Rouge.
The only negative feedback I have heard about Rouge is the lack if IFE. I haven't flown on them, is this the case in all of their aircraft?
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#5 Post by aV1aTOr » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:38 pm

Bring your own ipad (or smart phone even) and down load the Air Canada app. Lots of free movies. If you don't have one, rent an ipad for $10 with even more movies than the app gives you.
That's hard to complain about.....
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#6 Post by Old fella » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:55 pm

aV1aTOr wrote:Bring your own ipad (or smart phone even) and down load the Air Canada app. Lots of free movies. If you don't have one, rent an ipad for $10 with even more movies than the app gives you.
That's hard to complain about.....
Got'em both IPad Air 2 Gold and IPhone 6 unlike many of my 67-69 yr old goat buddies who think the texting/FaceTime/apps is nothing but a communist plot. I showed one of them my travel folder on iPhone 6 with AC,WJ, Flightradar24, Google maps etc apps..... I showed same goat my Wallet app and had my SFO boarding expired electronic boarding pass. I lost him at first sentence when I started to explain the process. I swear to Christ some of'em are still back in the black and white TV and AM radio era.

Anyway I am onboard.
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#7 Post by Black_Tusk » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:02 pm

aV1aTOr wrote:Bring your own ipad (or smart phone even) and down load the Air Canada app. Lots of free movies. If you don't have one, rent an ipad for $10 with even more movies than the app gives you.
That's hard to complain about.....
Yeah, isn't that exactly the same as every WJ flight?
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#8 Post by ajet32 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:52 pm

Had my first Rouge trip YYC to YUL. Great service and the IPAD entertainment was quite satisfactory. Being an AC supporter I was still quite happy with the end result.
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#9 Post by altiplano » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:44 pm

You're worried about one flight switched?

I'm about to get my whole career Rouged... what a joke...
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#10 Post by JBI » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:49 pm

ajet32 wrote:Had my first Rouge trip YYC to YUL. Great service and the IPAD entertainment was quite satisfactory. Being an AC supporter I was still quite happy with the end result.
Rouge is doing YYC to YUL? That seems like an odd leisure route - I can see why Altiplano would be annoyed.

We did get "Rouged" back when they first launched on a YVR-LAX flight. We had booked th flight on Aeroplan, so we weren't super ticked, but still. Overall I didn't love the experience for the primary reason that the seat pocket springs dug right in to my knee. Not sure if that's changed at all. I didn't mind the iPad entertainment experience.

When done on the right routes that are actual leisure routes, I think Rouge makes a lot of sense. YVR-LAX is NOT a leisure route though. I'd argue YYC-YUL isn't either.
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#11 Post by livinlife » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:00 pm

altiplano wrote:You're worried about one flight switched?

I'm about to get my whole career Rouged... what a joke...

Right?? Big NO vote from this guy...but I am sure the group will vote it in.....Rouge is so much fun, being on the road in exotic locations with all those 20 yr old backend staff.
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Re: The old switch...?

#12 Post by FenderManDan » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:53 pm

Never had a flight switch from main line to Rouge, but had the other way around. :))))
As far as Rouge like the iPad option for movies better than any system. I hate A320/321 hi density seating. B767 has some room in the first 6-7 first economy rows but after that it's the sardines.
If you upgrade the seats you can come close to the mainline fares if you look for the deals.

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Re: The old switch...?

#13 Post by Marinth » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:17 am

Old fella wrote:Not intending to stir the pot but is Rouge all that bad. I have never flown them not that I wouldn't but my AC trips just happened to coincide with Mainline. My daughter, SIL and better half did trips with them to San Diego, Las Vagas and I believe there was south trip tossed in there few yrs ago. I did ask them what they thought and response was mostly positive, service good, departure on time, got us there safely, baggage wasn't lost scenario type of commentary, dare I say typical for those not into aviation. Outside of family I haven't heard much either way from friends acquaintances on Rouge.
Depends if you're on the 767 or the A319/321. The 767 is actually fairly comfortable. The 319/321 are the worst seat configuration I've ever seen. I'm not a particularly tall man (5'11), but I couldn't get my knees to not touch the seat in front of me.
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Re: The old switch...?

#14 Post by lownslow » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:00 am

Marinth wrote:The 319/321 are the worst seat configuration I've ever seen. I'm not a particularly tall man (5'11), but I couldn't get my knees to not touch the seat in front of me.
Imagine being 6'5" like me. Apart from the seat pitch on the Airbuses I have nothing negative to say about Rouge, the 767s are quite comfy, and I continue to book them over the competition.
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Re: The old switch...?

#15 Post by Lemon » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:24 pm

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