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Cool: Nonstop Flights Coming Between Alaska & China

While we don't have exact details yet, Alaska's governor has announced that in 2019 there will be year-round direct passenger flights between Alaska (I would guess Anchorage) and Harbin, located in northeastern China. The governor says that the deal…

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Filed Under: Air China, China Eastern
Air China A350

Air China Introduces New Business Class On A350

While the A350 has been flying globally for a few years, up until now China hasn't certified the plane. That changed today (is it a coincidence that this happened on 8/8?), so it was a big day for Airbus and aviation in China. Air China and Sichuan Airlines…

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Filed Under: Air China
Air China First Class 747 – 99

China Scaling Back Their “One Route, One Airline” Rule

Since 2009, China has had a “one route, one airline” policy. Under this rule, only one Chinese airline can operate each longhaul route. There are a few markets where there are exceptions (like Shanghai to Frankfurt), but in a vast majority of longhaul…

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Filed Under: Air China, China Eastern
Air China First Class 747 – 9

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Devalues Sweet Spot Redemption

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is a program that largely has overpriced redemptions, though also has a surprising number of award chart sweet spots. Just recently Spencer wrote about some of their sweet spot redemptions on partner airlines, including for…

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Filed Under: Air China, Awards
Air China 777

LOVE: JetBlue DOT Filing Details United’s Hypocrisy

Airlines write letters to the US Department of Transportation over all kinds of things. Sometimes they're dozens of pages long, so you'd think they'd be super boring. Nope. As it turns out, airline lawyers are often extremely entertaining characters…

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Filed Under: Air China, JetBlue
Air China 737

Air China Cancels Flights To North Korea

Yesterday Air China operated their last flight from Beijing to Pyongyang in North Korea. Air China claims that this cancelation is due to a lack of demand. Air China's flight to North Korea used to be seasonal, though as of this past year they converted…

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Filed Under: Air China
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Air China Adds A New Route From Los Angeles To Shenzhen

As it stands, Air China is the dominant airline between Los Angeles and Beijing, as they offer up to 3x daily flights between the two cities. Historically China has had a “One Route, One Chinese Airline” policy. Under this rule, only one Chinese airline…

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Filed Under: Air China
Air China Business Class 737 – 1

Review: Air China Business Class 737 Beijing To Ulaanbaatar

At the door I was greeted by the purser and one of the business class flight attendants, and escorted to my seat. This version of the 737 has 12 business class seats, spread across three rows in a 2-2 configuration. Much like on their longhaul planes,…

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Filed Under: Air China, Airline Reviews
Air China First Class Lounge Beijing – 10

Review: Air China First Class Lounge Beijing Airport

I arrived at Beijing Airport at around 6AM, plenty early for my 8:35AM flight to Ulaanbaatar. I already had my boarding pass for the flight, so headed straight to the gates. This required taking the train to Terminal 3E, and then going through immigration…

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Filed Under: Air China, Lounge Reviews
Air China First Class 747 – 1

Review: Air China First Class 747-8 San Francisco To Beijing

I boarded through door L2, where I was greeted by three extremely friendly flight attendants and escorted to my seat. Air China's cabin layout on the 747-8 is unusual. Right in front of door two are the 12 first class seats, spread across three rows…

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Filed Under: Air China, Airline Reviews
Air China 737 Business Class – 2

Air China 737 Business Class In 10 Pictures

Hello from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia! After flying Air China's 747-8 first class from San Francisco to Beijing, I spent a night in Beijing before continuing the next morning to Mongolia. I think a lot of people assume it's tough to get from the US to Mongolia,…

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Filed Under: Air China, Travel