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OTT Airlines, China Eastern’s Odd New Subsidiary

China Eastern has today revealed details about a new subsidiary they're launching. We knew this was coming, though the whole concept has to make you wonder. Historically China Eastern has exclusively operated Airbus and Boeing planes, though later this…

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China Eastern 737

China Eastern’s Strange New 737 Business Class Seats

It's always nice to see airlines invest in better premium seats on narrow body aircraft, though China Eastern's new seats are leaving me a bit conflicted... Twitter user @talkairlines reports how China Eastern has installed new business class seats on…

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China Eastern A330

China Eastern Introduces Basic Economy

In the US we've seen the trend of "basic economy" spread significantly. Delta was the first airline to introduce it several years back, though in the past couple of years American and United have followed Delta's lead (as they do on many things). We've…

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China Soutnern 737 Max

Report: Boeing 737 MAX Grounded In China

Early Sunday morning an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashed shortly after takeoff, making it the second 737 MAX to crash during the initial phase of flight in the past several months (a Lion Air 737 MAX crashed after takeoff last October). As I…

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Filed Under: Air China, China Eastern
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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
China Eastern 777

China Eastern Will Fly Nonstop To Pittsburgh… Once

We're seeing a ton of growth from Chinese airlines, and generally speaking that comes in the form of more routes between large international hubs and smaller markets in China (for example, you can now fly nonstop from LAX to a dozen cities in China).…

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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
China Eastern First Class Lounge Shanghai – 13

Review: China Eastern First Class Lounge Shanghai Airport

I had a long layover in Shanghai, as my flight was arriving from Singapore at around 5:30AM, and I was continuing to Los Angeles at 1:20PM. Upon arrival I made the long trek from my gate to the immigration and transfer area. I think we arrived at the…

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Sats Premier Lounge Changi Airport – 9

Review: SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Airport Terminal 3

My China Eastern flight from Singapore to Shanghai was departing at 12:25AM. I had to check out of the Andaz at 4PM, so headed to the airport shortly after that. I wanted to get some work done, and Changi Airport is about as pleasant of a place as anywhere…

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China Eastern 777 First Class – 3

China Eastern’s Longhaul First Class: Surprisingly Decent

Hello from Los Angeles! After flying from Singapore to Shanghai in China Eastern's (sort of) first class, I connected to Los Angeles. The flight from Singapore to Shanghai was only "sort of" first class because I had the longhaul first class seat, though…

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China Eastern First Class

A Pleasant Redeye In China Eastern First Class

Hello from Shanghai! I'm slowly working my way back to the US, and am flying from Singapore to Los Angeles via Shanghai. One cool thing about this routing is that both of my flights are operated by Boeing 777-300ERs, featuring first class suites. As…

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China Eastern Business Class 3

$1,200 China Eastern Roundtrip Business Class Fares To The US

I'm in the process of completing a Delta Platinum Medallion status challenge, and am trying to decide what my status requalification plans look like for next year. Do I want to go for Diamond status, Platinum status, or no status at all? Yesterday Tiffany…

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