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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’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 Eastern A350 Business Class
China Eastern’s First North America A350 Route (Business Class Suites With Doors)

Late last year China Eastern took delivery of their first Airbus A350-900. In addition to the plane as such being the newest technology, China Eastern chose to update their onboard product on this plane. Specifically, China Eastern's A350s feature business…

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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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China Eastern’s New A350s Have Business Class Seats With Doors And An ‘Air Living Room’

China Eastern has just taken delivery of their first of 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Pictures of their interiors have emerged and they are looking pretty impressive. They have chosen to install the Thompson Vantage XL seat for their business class seats,…

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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
Bizarre: China Eastern Fires Cabin Crew After Boyfriend Proposes During Flight

I can't quite get my head around this one. Last May (i.e. several months ago), a female China Eastern cabin crew member named Xiao Jiao was working a short, one hour domestic flight from Xi'an to Yinchuan. The cabin crew member's boyfriend of four years…

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China Eastern Business Class
Pittsburgh Is Paying HOW MUCH For Two China Eastern Flights?!?

A couple of days ago I wrote about how China Eastern will start flying to Pittsburgh... for a very limited time. Essentially the airport is trying to court more international airlines, and somehow they've talked China Eastern into operating two charter…

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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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China Eastern’s New Toy Story Plane Looks Like A Subway Car

We've seen airlines introduce themed planes to all kinds of different degrees. On the most basic level, there are some planes that have a special livery that's showcasing a partnership. For example, Alaska has a 737 with a Disney theme, though the interior…

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China Eastern First Class 777 – 2
Review: China Eastern First Class 777 Shanghai To Los Angeles

After a long layover, I was so ready to get onto my longhaul flight to Los Angeles and get some proper rest. I once again boarded through door L1, where I was greeted by the cabin manager and one of the first class flight attendants, and escorted to…

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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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China Eastern First Class – 3
Review: China Eastern First Class 777-300ER Singapore To Shanghai

I boarded through the forward door, where I was greeted by two flight attendants and walked to my seat, 1L. China Eastern's 777 first class cabin is intimate, and consists of just six seats. I can't help but feel like it's perhaps not the most efficient…

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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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Shanghai Airlines’ New 787 Features First Class & Business Class Suites With Doors!!!

This caught me completely off guard. I had no clue that Shanghai Airlines (which is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Eastern) was taking delivery of Boeing 787s, though I also can't say I was paying that much attention. What's much more surprising…

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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
China Eastern Becomes First Chinese Airline To Allow Inflight Smartphone Use

For years China has had an annoying policy when it comes to the use of personal electronics inflight. Specifically, you're not allowed to use your smartphones or tablets on Chinese airlines, even if they're in airplane mode, and even during the flight.…

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$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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China Might Finally Abolish Their “One Route, One Chinese Airline” Policy

The Chinese aviation industry is growing at a rapid pace, and we've seen so many new routes added lately. By 2024 China is expected to overtake the US as the world's largest passenger market, and by 2035 they expect to transport 1.3 billion passengers…

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Filed Under: Air China, China Eastern
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Review: Shanghai Airlines Economy Class A330 Shanghai To Hong Kong

China Eastern owns Shanghai Airlines, hence both earn miles with SkyTeam airlines. They were serving the Shanghai to Hong Kong routes with A320/A321s and A330s respectively, so I chose the latter, and luckily it was priced at the same cheap $64 one way…

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