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Best option JFk-PEK
I was wondering which of the following 3 options would be the best
-CI in PE with a 17hr layover in 1 direction and a 6 hour layover in the other with a stop in SFO and a domestic flight in Jetblue Y (~1700$)
-AY in J with a 9 hour layover on the outbound and a 24 hour layover on the return (the HEL-PEK flight is on an a350) ~2900$
-CA PE nonstop on a 748 (~4200$)
Any other mileage options (preferrably on AA on AA)
I would chose finn air as they are clean and have a good overall product. The other two have a nasty reputation including smoking on board, as well they have terrible lounges.
[USER=1837]@tconway02[/USER] I think you’re confusing CI (Taiwan based China Airlines) with MU (Shanghai based China Eastern)
CI is decent and Lucky had a fine time on them. Not so much on MU where Lucky encountered smoking but was denied by the crew.
Taiwanese Airlines are generally fine. Chinese ones, not so much but there are exceptions.
I would lean towards AY. The a350 is an amazing aircraft. It’s so quiet you don’t know you are in a plane. Also the lounges in Helsinki are supposed to be great.
Given the comparative choices, the business class option seems like a no-brainer!
Thanks for the advice however, 1 day after the original post showed up a nonstop fare on UA (ex CO 777) for $2275 showed up. I think that if I end up going (unless this fare disappears) I’ll fly UA