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Inside the Air Canada Maple Leaf International Lounge at Toronto's Pearson Airport

Where: Toronto, Canada
August 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM | by | ()

As a major Air Canada hub, Toronto-Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is well outfitted with lounges for the airline's premium travelers. Aside from a Maple Leaf lounge for domestic Canadian flights and another dedicated to Transborder (Canada-USA) travel, YYZ boasts a spacious International Maple Leaf Lounge located in Terminal 1, Concourse F.

Elite Air Canada flyers and those holding Business Class tickets are privy to the free WiFi, modern and comfortable seating, complimentary hot food, snacks, beverages, and alcohol (including all the ingredients for a great Bloody Mary), plus private shower rooms.

Since Air Canada is proud of their status as one of the founding members of the Star Alliance, you can also bet that elite travelers on other Star Alliance international flights (and holders of Star Alliance Gold status) will be welcomed into the classy digs.


Free and easy, and fast when we accessed it mid-day.

How to get access:

If you're holding a Business Class ticket for an international flight (except US, those flights use the Trans-border Maple Leaf lounge), then you're very welcome here. The same goes for Maple Leaf Club members, travelers with Star Alliance Gold status, and Air Canada Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K, and Elite 50K traveling in any class on an international flight. Elite 35K must chose international lounge access as part of their Select Privileges in order to enter. Holders of certain American Express cards are also granted admission; please see all the access details on the Air Canada website.

Passengers may only buy entry into the lounge if traveling on an Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge flight with a Latitude fare ($25 for access) or Flex fare ($50 for access).

We traveled as a guest of Air Canada, but all photos and opinions are completely our own.

[Photos: Cynthia Drescher]

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