To kick off a trip that would ultimately take us to Nepal, India, and Mauritius, we had a quick positioning flight from Vancouver to Seattle with Air Canada.
Prior to this flight, we popped by the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver (Transborder) to catch up on a few emails and have a quick rest before the all-economy flight.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver (Transborder) – Access
My wife Ashley and I stayed at an airport hotel in Vancouver the night prior, and we arrived at the airport with plenty of time to spare.
I waltzed through security and the border with my NEXUS card, while Ashley wasn’t far behind as she pre-booked a security appointment with YVR Express and used Mobile Passport Control to expedite her border experience.
Before long, we found ourselves outside the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver (Transborder), which is located between Gates 84 and 86.
The lounge is open from 6:15am–8:45pm daily.
We both could’ve also entered with our American Express Aeroplan Reserve Cards.
Aside from having Aeroplan 50K status or above, or any of the premium Aeroplan co-branded credit cards, you can obtain access with a business class ticket on Air Canada or another Star Alliance airline, Star Alliance Gold status, a one-time guest pass, a Status Pass, or by paying for entry.
The entrance to the lounge is located on the ground floor, just off the main walkway. Once you step inside, you can take an elevator or a staircase up to the check-in desks and the main floor.
Just outside the elevators, there’s a small lobby with a model aircraft, a literature shelf that once displayed magazines, and a departures board.
The check-in desk is composed of a nice wood motif, and since the area is flanked by windows on either side, there’s plenty of natural light.
The check-in staff scanned our boarding passes, and welcomed us into the lounge without further ado.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver (Transborder) – Seating
As I made my way to the lounge, I was pleased to see that the bulk…