Hainan 787 9

Is The End Near For Hainan Airlines?

Could Hainan Airlines' days be numbered? Many sources suggest yes... Hainan Airlines has long been struggling financially Hainan Airlines is by far the highest quality airline in mainland China. As far as I'm concerned, they're in a league of their own…

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Hainan Airlines Dreamliners Business Class

Grrr: Hainan’s 787-9 Aircraft Swap Insanity

Hainan is driving me nuts. I've never seen anything quite like this before... Last December I had intended to review Hainan Airlines' new 787-9 business class, though shortly before departure I was hit with an aircraft swap. I had been monitoring the…

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BOOKED: Starlux, Philippine, And Hainan!

Last night I booked my first major review trip of 2020, which I'm excited to share the details of. I'll talk about this trip in the order in which I booked/prioritized these reviews, rather than the order in which I'll be traveling. I've written extensively…

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Cathay Pacific New First Class 2

What I Booked In Place Of Hainan Business Class

I'd say I just "upgraded" big time, and I hope it makes an even more interesting review. Later this week I was supposed to fly Hainan Airlines from Beijing to Boston. I was looking forward to this, because Hainan's reverse herringbone business class…

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Hainan 787 9

Hit By Hainan Airlines’ Notorious Plane Swaps

December is a month of airline review trips for me, as I'm catching up on some products that I'm overdue to try. In general I like planning review trips last minute, if for no other reason than airlines constantly having schedule changes, and sometimes…

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Hainan 787 9

Hainan Airlines Cuts Business Class Limo Service

Hainan Airlines is generally regarded as the best airline in mainland China (my experiences match that, and I haven't even flown their new business class). While hardly a core part of what makes their product great, one of the cool things that they've…

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Hainan 787 9

Alaska Mileage Plan Offering Double Miles On Hainan

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, given their unique array of airline partners, combined with their generous mileage earning rates. Alaska Airlines sometimes has promotions offering bonus miles for travel on their partners,…

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Hong Kong Airlines A350 Business Class – 2

Hainan Airlines Will Fly A350 To Boston

Hainan Airlines is generally regarded as the best mainland Chinese airline, and I've had positive experiences flying with them. The airline primarily flies 787s to the US, as they have 38 of them, including 787-8 and 787-9 variants. The airline already…

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Hainan Airlines Dreamliners Business Class

Hainan’s New 787-9 Business Class & Premium Economy

Hainan Airlines has announced some spiffy new interiors for their 787-9s. For those of you not familiar with Hainan Airlines, they're based in Beijing, and are one of the best mainland Chinese carriers. They are the only mainland Chinese airline to have…

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Hainan 787 Business Class

Hainan Launching Flights Between Xi’an & LAX

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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Hainan 787 Business Class

Alaska Updates Mileage Earning Rates On Hainan

In 2015 Alaska Airlines and Hainan Airlines announced a partnership. This has been fantastic for Mileage Plan members, since Hainan often has reasonable paid business class fares, and they also have an excellent onboard product. So you've been able to…

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Hainan 787 Business Class

Hainan Wants To Fly Between LAX & Xi’an

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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Hainan A330

HNA Group Allegedly Can’t Finance New Airbus Planes

HNA Group is a massive Chinese conglomerate that has stakes in all kinds of travel brands. This includes about a dozen Chinese airlines, as well as major international hotel brands, like Hilton and Carlson. While the company was investing like crazy,…

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Hainan 787 Business Class

Hainan Airlines Is Launching Nonstop Flights To Mexico

Hainan Airlines has just formally announced that they'll be launching nonstop flights between Beijing and Mexico as of March 21, 2018. The flight will operate 3x weekly from Beijing to Mexico City via Tijuana, with the following schedule, per @airlineroute:…

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Hainan New Business Class 1

Hainan Is Introducing A New 787 Business Class Product

When it comes to aviation in China, all airlines are most definitely not created equal. I've flown longhaul business or first class on Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan, and Xiamen, and had very different experiences across all the airlines.…

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Hainan Airlines Business Class 787 – 1

Hainan’s Two New LAX Routes Are Now Bookable

These routes have been rumored for quite a while, and now they're finally confirmed. Hainan Airlines will be launching twice weekly flights from Los Angeles to both Chengdu and Chongqing starting in just a few weeks. As of March 15, 2017, Hainan will…

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