It’s a chilly weekend in October and while I bundle up at the office, knowing full well it’s only going to get colder over the next few months, my mind is on travel and destinations I have yet to explore in this world. While the majority of Canadians will be looking to head south (as you should), I am more of the mind that I want to break that habit and go somewhere new. There has been a lot of new in my life this year, and a lot of change. So why would I not take the opportunity to book my first solo trip for myself to a destination that I’ve never considered? It’s not too late to make it happen, and you already know we love exploring destinations with Air Canada!
Earlier this year, you’ll remember that I had the pleasure of heading to Montreal with Air Canada to celebrate the launch of their Montreal–Tokyo Narita Non-stop Flights. Head our Instagram account and click the #FlyTheFlag highlight to watch how exciting it was to celebrate with them on the day of the very first flight. All these months later, after we were lucky enough to send Aram to experience it for himself (click here) and all that Tokyo has to offer (click here), I am thinking it may be time to book the flight for myself.
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We can finally tell you what Daniel is doing BTS for us today on stories – @aircanada has officially launched a new route from Montreal to Tokyo starting with the inaugural flight today ✈️ Not only are we live on location for the exciting launch in Daniel’s home town, but we are also sending #DoTheDaniel Toronto Contributor @arameginliyan on this new route for us tomorrow! 🙌 Follow along with us today and stay tuned as the incredible Aram brings #DTDtravels to Japan for the first time ever! 🇯🇵 #FlyTheFlag #Sponsored
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If you’re into that whole “cinematic cityscape” thing, may we suggest Shanghai? We fly there non-stop from YYZ, YVR and YUL. . . Si vous aimez les paysages urbains vus de haut, notre incontournable : c’est Shanghai ! Et nous vous y amenons en vol direct depuis YYZ, YVR et YUL.
I travel solo for work regularly. You’ve seen how busy we’ve been this year, and I love bringing you along for the proverbial ride. But lately I’ve been realizing that I need to start traveling for myself too, and that I have never done on my own. I’m not sure why the idea is so daunting to me, or at least was. Maybe it’s because for so long I was such a social butterfly. But lately I am coming to enjoy spending time with myself. I go to restaurants, movies, workouts, and so much more with myself for myself. A foreign concept for a lot of us I know – I genuinely think it’s time I start traveling on my own as well. Thankfully Air Canada just keeps announcing new routes and new destinations that I continue to add to my wishlist!
An excerpt from the official press release earlier this year captures what it means for us as a country to have this route from Montreal (my home city for those of you who don’t know)
“Flights will operate year-round with Air Canada’s flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, daily during summer peak travel and three times a week during the winter. Air Canada’s new transpacific service from its Montreal hub is designed to optimize connectivity to several Canadian and U.S. cities: Quebec City, Ottawa, Halifax, Charlottetown, Boston, Philadelphia and Orlando.
Asia is one of the most economically dynamic regions in the world, and Japan is our largest trading partner within the recently-concluded Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (CPTPP). As Canadian companies continue to seek to diversify their export markets, this new flight to Japan will play a key role in underpinning their efforts and also in further spurring Montreal’s already impressive international profile, as well as its connections to both Japan, and beyond.
This is a first in Canadian aviation history. It brings our cities closer and paves the way to fruitful bilateral exchanges, whether commercial, personal, cultural, academic, or touristic. I would like to congratulate Air Canada for its initiative to create the Montreal-Tokyo direct link, which will open access to this strategic market for Montreal businesses and that will increase our power to attract and retain Japanese investments in our metropolis. We must not stop here: more direct international flights translate into a city that is increasingly open to the world,” said Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante.
Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft feature three cabins of service offering comfortable ergonomic seating and enhanced definition intuitive touch personal entertainment screens. Air Canada’s Signature Class has 180-degree lie-flat seats in configuration guaranteeing direct aisle access. The Premium Economy cabin offers more generous personal space, wider seats, greater legroom and recline, premium meals, complimentary bar service, priority check-in and baggage delivery at the airport. The Economy cabin has slimline seats providing comfortable personal space and state-of-the-art individual on-demand entertainment system.”
And while that is lovely to know, I think it’s more so what a route like this means to me as a Canadian traveler. It helps to make this big world a little smaller. What would normally have taken me an eternity can now be reached in a single flight out of one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. And while I decide if it will be Tokyo, or one of Air Canada’s latest route additions, I know that my travel needs will be met and surpassed by one of our favourite airlines to work with here at DoTheDaniel.com
I cannot wait to explore the world on my own as I continue on this path in life, to learn more about what each destination has to offer, and to see how they each add to the man I am becoming as I work on myself. The world is waiting, and it’s never too late to take an adventure with yourself for yourself in my opinion.
To learn more about all these amazing destinations now available to you as an Air Canada customer, make sure to check their website out today. Join in on the #Travel conversation with us by following @AirCanada on Twitter & Instagram. Use and follow the #FlyTheFlag hashtag to see what Canadians around the world love most with Canada’s airline.
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