Ever since its Project XM makeover over a decade ago, Air Canada is continually upgrading its fleet to cater to tech-savvy travelers. International business class cabins offer three different configurations: executive pod, classic pod and studio pod. Features include noise canceling headphones, XM Satellite Radio, Wi-Fi and an 18-inch touch screen for on-demand entertainment.
Much of Air Canada’s recent technology has gone into physical comfort. Many first class seats offer built-in massagers and lumbar adjustment systems. Passengers on the foldout beds in executive class can even adjust the precise firmness on their mattresses. Plus, an ambient mood lighting system changes with each time zone to help long-haul passengers minimize the effects of jet lag.