Your choice of scheduled airlines: It is Cox & Kings’ policy to use scheduled flights on airlines with strong reputations for service, reliability and punctuality. Our holidays to Canada and Alaska feature a number of world-class airlines and on these pages we have highlighted four of the best and the different services they offer.
Stretch out: On long-haul flights, a little extra room can make a big difference to your comfort, so Cox & Kings offers a range of upgrade options at great prices. In addition, the faster check in and comfortable lounges available to most upgrading passengers allow you to pass through the airport with ease.
Regional connections: Cox & Kings offers excellent add-on prices for those wishing to connect to long-haul flights from regional UK airports. For further information, please either refer to the table below the price grid applicable to your tour or contact Cox & Kings.
Air Canada flies four times a day from London Heathrow non-stop to Toronto, and daily from London Heathrow non-stop to Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Montreal. Air Canada flies to Halifax four times a week in the winter and daily in summer, to St. John’s three times a week in winter and daily in summer, and to Edmonton from April to October. From the hubs of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver you can connect onwards to 64 destinations in Canada and 52 destinations in the United States. With Air Canada, you can check in online or at the self-service check-in kiosk, printing your boarding pass and taking your luggage direct to the Bag Drop.
International Economy Class benefits: Up to 86 cm (34in) seat pitch with adjustable headrests; personal 22 cm (8in) television screens offering hundreds of hours of film, television, music channels and audio-books; complimentary three-course meals with complimentary bar service.
Premium Economy Class benefits: Available on the Vancouver route, and selected Toronto and Montreal flights. Separate check in and dedicated cabin with a maximum of 24 seats; a 96cm (38in) seat pitch; wider seat with adjustable headrest and greater recline; personal television screens; choice of premium meals served with complimentary bar service.
International Business Class benefits: Separate check in and access to the Maple Leaf departure lounges. The Boeing 777 features pods with a 191cm (6ft 3in) fully lie-flat bed; seats with adjustable headrest and leg rests, with lumbar support and massage function; 39cm (15in) television screen; gourmet cuisine is served along with fine wines and champagne. The 787 Dreamliner has Executive pods with a 203cm (6ft 7in) fully lie-flat bed; pneumatic cushion and adjustable headrest, with head and neck massage function; large table; 45cm (18in) personal television screen with noise-cancelling headphones.
Air Canada rouge is the new leisure airline from Air Canada, and flies from Manchester and Edinburgh to Toronto up to five times a week in the summer season. New for 2016 Air Canada rouge will start a summer seasonal service from London Gatwick to Toronto flying up to seven times a week. Air Canada rouge also flies from Dublin to Toronto year round. There are onward connections across Canada.
Economy Class rouge benefits: Up to 76cm (30in) seat pitch; in-flight entertainment system that streams live entertainment to your personal device for a small fee, or rent an iPad on board; complimentary hot meal, served with non-alcoholic beverages. The rouge cabin also features rouge Plus seats which, for a fee, offer an increased seat pitch of 89cm (35in).
Premium rouge benefits: A dedicated cabin with a maximum of 24 seats; 94cm (37in) seat pitch; in-flight entertainment system that streams live entertainment to your personal device, or choose a complimentary iPad; choice of meals with complimentary drinks.
British Airways flies from London Heathrow non-stop to Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. You can check in at the check-in kiosk at the airport, or alternatively online or by using the British Airways app, printing or downloading your boarding pass and taking your baggage directly to the Bag Drop desk.
World Traveller benefits: A 79cm (31in) seat pitch with lumbar support, footrest and adjustable headrest; 23cm (8.9in) personal television screen with audio video on demand, offering access to 200 film, television and music channels; and three-course meals with complimentary bar service.
World Traveller Plus benefits: A smaller cabin for more privacy; a 97cm (38in) seat pitch; wider seat with adjustable headrest, leg rest, footrest and lumbar support, offering more personal space than World Traveller; 27cm (10.6in) personal in-flight entertainment screen; and enhanced choice of meals served on china crockery with complimentary bar service.
Club World benefits: Dedicated check-in desks, departure and arrival lounges, as well as complimentary treatments in the Elemis Travel Spa*; seat that converts into a 183cm (6ft) fully flat bed; 31cm (12.1in) personal in-flight entertainment screen; excellent local and international cuisine is served along with fine wines and beverages; snacks and beverages are available from the Club Kitchen.
First benefits: Dedicated check-in desks, departure and arrival lounges and complimentary treatments in the Elemis Travel Spa*; personal suite on board creates a private environment with a seat that converts into a 198cm (6ft 6in) flat bed; 39cm (15.4in) personal in-flight entertainment screen; turndown service including a duvet, pillows and pyjamas; pre-flight dining is available at London Heathrow; on board, choose from a formal à la carte menu or an informal dining option, accompanied by the finest wines and champagnes.
*Elemis Travel Spa: Available at London Heathrow departure and arrival lounges.
Cabin design elements may vary by aircraft.
Air Transat is a leisure carrier that flies from London Gatwick non-stop to Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, and from Manchester and Glasgow non-stop to Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
Economy Class benefits: Up to 81cm (32in) seat pitch with headrest; personal 20cm (8in) television screens offering over 250 channels of film, television and music; complimentary threecourse meals with complimentary soft drinks and wine – other beverages are payable.
Economy Class Option Plus benefits: Separate check in; free seat selection at time of booking; priority boarding.
Club Class benefits: Separate check in; wider 51cm (20in) leather seats with an increased recline; personal 30cm (12in) television screens; choice of upgraded meals and complimentary drinks.