China Southern 787
Chinese Airlines Pull Out Of Mexico Completely

Mexico City has seen some growth when it comes to flights to & from Asia in the past few years... though much of it isn't withstanding the test of time. The first thing to understand about challenges with flying to Mexico City is the altitude of the…

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Filed Under: China Southern
China Southern 787
China Southern’s New Vienna To Ürümqi Route

China Southern has just launched a new 3x weekly flight between Guangzhou and Vienna. What makes this route so interesting is that it operates via Ürümqi in both directions. Ürümqi is the city in China I'd be most interested in eventually visiting (though…

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China Southern First Class
You Can Now Redeem American Miles For China Southern First Class

In 2017 American Airlines invested about $200 million in China Southern, which is China’s largest airline. It became clear that this was part of a larger strategic alliance between the two airlines. Since then, China Southern has left SkyTeam, and American…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
China Southern A350
China Southern’s New A350 Business Class

China Southern is China's largest airline. Currently their long haul fleet consists of A330s, A380s, 777s, and 787s. Given that many of these planes are new, China Southern has a rather underwhelming business class product. Their A380s, 777s, and select…

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China Southern A380 Business Class – 1
You Can Now Earn & Redeem American Miles On All China Southern Flights

This is exciting. American & China Southern have just announced the next step of their partnership, which includes reciprocal elite mileage earning as well as mileage redemptions. In 2017 American Airlines invested about $200 million in China Southern,…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
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
China Southern 777
Oh Sweet Irony: Emirates & China Southern Announce Partnership

Nowadays we see airlines forge partnerships more freely than ever before, and we just saw the introduction of one that I'd consider to be pretty amusing. Airline partnerships have evolved over the years. Back in the day airlines largely formed partnerships…

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Filed Under: China Southern, Emirates
China Southern 777
Qatar Airways Buys 5% Stake In China Southern (And Trolls American Airlines In The Process)

Hah, well this sure is... amusing. Qatar Airways has just announced that they've acquired a roughly 5% stake in China Southern. Qatar Airways says this was an on-market purchase of certain A shares and H shares. Here's what Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al…

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China Southern 777
American And China Southern Introducing Reciprocal Mileage Earning And Lounge Access

Last year American Airlines invested about $200 million in China Southern, which is China's largest airline. This move came out of left field, given that American and China Southern previously didn't cooperate in any way. While it's theoretically possible…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class
My Take: Will China Southern Join Oneworld, Will Cathay Pacific Join Star Alliance?

Yesterday it was announced that China Southern will be leaving SkyTeam as of January 1, 2019. This is something that has been rumored for a long while, though many wondered if it would ever happen. What's interesting here is that China Southern is leaving…

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Filed Under: Cathay Pacific, China Southern
China Southern Business Class A320 – 3
Official: China Southern Leaving SkyTeam

There have been rumors of China Southern leaving SkyTeam and joining oneworld for years. In ways this is logical, as oneworld doesn’t have an airline based in mainland China, while China Southern has second-rate status in SkyTeam, given Delta’s close…

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Filed Under: China Southern, SkyTeam
Cz3206 B 1206
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 Southern Business Class A380 – 11
$1,300 Roundtrip Business Class Fares To China!

We've seen Chinese airlines add a ton of capacity to the US the past few years. From LAX alone there are now nonstop flights to over a dozen cities in mainland China, which is sort of nuts. The amount of expansion by Chinese airlines is largely what…

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Filed Under: China Southern, Great Deals
China Southern 777
China Southern Launching Flights Between LAX & Shenyang

We've seen an incredible amount of growth when it comes to aviation in China, and in particular we've seen huge expansion when it comes to longhaul international flights being operated by mainland Chinese carriers. This has included a lot of routes that…

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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
China Southern Business Class A320 – 9
Review: China Southern Business Class A320 Guangzhou To Singapore

Our bus ride to the plane was so long that I started to wonder whether we were actually parked in Hong Kong. Once everyone was standing near the stairs the "security officer" motioned for everyone to wait, and about two minutes later boarding began.…

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China Southern Lounge Guangzhou – 9
Review: China Southern Business Class Lounge Guangzhou Airport

I had a roughly three hour transit in Guangzhou, with my flight from Los Angeles arriving around 5:30AM, and my flight to Singapore leaving around 8:30AM. Upon landing in Guangzhou it was a long walk to the transit and immigration checkpoint. My first…

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China Southern Business Class A380 – 11
Review: China Southern Business Class A380 Los Angeles To Guangzhou

I arrived at LAX as late as possible for my flight to Guangzhou. China Southern uses the Korean Air Lounge for their passengers at LAX, which I find to be a less pleasant place to sit than the terminal (that's not an exaggeration -- obviously it's better…

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China Southern Fire
Video: Bag Catches Fire On China Southern Flight

Video footage has emerged of a power bank in a passenger's bag catching fire on a China Southern flight today from Guangzhou to Shanghai (CZ3539). Passengers noticed some smoke coming from the overhead bin, and then a crew member and a passenger worked…

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China Southern A320 Business Class – 1
China Southern’s Unusual A320 Business Class

Hello from Singapore! After flying China Southern's A380 business class from Los Angeles to Guangzhou, I connected to Singapore on a China Southern A320. Before I talk about that, Guangzhou Airport is just freaking awful. When I transited years ago I…

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Filed Under: China Southern, Travel
China Southern A380 Business Class – 1
China Southern A380 Business Class In 10 Pictures (Hint: The Service Was Awful)

Hello from Guangzhou! I just flew China Southern's A380 business class on the 15hr10min flight from Los Angeles. I was curious to see how this flight would turn out, given the, ahem, interesting experience I had when I took this exact flight in first…

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Filed Under: China Southern, Travel
China Southern Business Class
SkyTeam Is Forcing American & China Southern To Scale Back Their Codeshares

In early 2017, American Airlines bought a $200 million stake in Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines. On some level this was surprising, given that prior to this the two airlines didn't cooperate in any way. They had no codeshare agreements, and American…

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Filed Under: American, China Southern
British Airways A380
British Airways & China Southern’s Interesting New Codeshare Agreement

Late last month I wrote about the interesting rumor that China Southern may be joining oneworld, while Cathay Pacific may be joining Star Alliance. Personally I think it's highly unlikely that Cathay Pacific leaves oneworld and joins Star Alliance, even…

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Filed Under: British Airways, China Southern