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Air Canada is now flying regular passengers on planes it uses for sports teams

Starting next week, regular passengers will soon be able to fly like a pro sports players on Air Canada. 

The airline, which just announced staggering cuts to their workface last week, will be offering up its special fleet of Air Canada Jetz Airbus A319 aircrafts starting June 1 for the rest of the entirety of the month.

Usually reserved for the Maple Leafs and Raptors (who, thanks to the pandemic, are currently on hiatus) the Jetz will now service people flying Toronto to Montreal, and Toronto to Ottawa. 

Other past glitzy clients have included Phil Collins, Bruce Springsteen, U2, the Rolling Stones, the Spice Girls, and the Montreal Canadiens. 

Every aircraft is only 58 seats, which is about half the size of the mainline A319s that we're used to.

According to Air Canada, they're extra spacious, "providing more comfort and less waiting time when boarding and deplaning." 

Reclining seats have a 42-49 inch seat pitch — the distance between the back of your seat and the back of the seat in front — as opposed to the 37 inches offered in A319 Business Class seats.

Flights will depart from prime gate locations, and passengers will be allowed to board 25 minutes before departure. 

Lead photo by

Matthew Lee

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