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China Eastern First Class (LAX-PVG)
Hey guys, I was recently notified I had to go to an urgent business meeting in Shanghai and I am in the process of looking for flights and hotels. While looking at Google Flights, I noticed that there was a one-way ticket from LAX-PVG in China Eastern’s First Class for only 1,788€ ($1950). I am based in Munich but at the moment I am in San Francisco and I was due to go back on Thursday . So I here is my dilemma:
1- Cancel my return to MUC in Y and book a positioning flight to LAX, book the LAX-PVG in F and then book a flight back to MUC (Y most likely). The only problem with this is that I might have to pay a fee to LH for cancelling my return trip, and actually buy the LAX-PVG flight (my company has an agreement with LH, so all of my business travel is with them).
2- Go back to MUC, and get the free MUC-PVG flight (but no F…)
I am aware from Ben’s review that China Eastern’s soft product was not really pleasant, but their hard product seems very interesting and worthwhile…What would you choose?
Thanks in advance for your help 🙂
Oh, I don’t think you’ll find anyone here that thinks any Y option is better than any F option 😉
I would go with whatever makes the most sense for your schedule and economics. Hopefully you can get your company to deal with changing the LH ticket, especially as it sounds like a last-minute trip, and flying an extra 20 hours is to no one’s benefit.
Ideally you’d be able to apply the value of the MUC-PVG to just PVG-MUC, so I’d look into all that.
Oh by the way here is a screenshot of the offer.
Hey [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] thanks for your quick response. I guess I will do my best to convince my company to pay for the cancellation (or part of it), but I won’t expect much since I am here in SF for a family issue. Given that I don’t really get to fly F, I guess I will give it a try, since the prices seem to be good (for the hard product at least).