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 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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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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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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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 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 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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