China Eastern boosts London Heathrow flights

By Chris Chamberlin, July 28 2014
China Eastern boosts London Heathrow flights

China Eastern is increasing its flights from Shanghai to London Heathrow from late October, making the route a near-daily service.

On Wednesdays from October 29 2014, MU551 is wheels up at 10:55am from Shanghai’s Pudong Airport, reaching London at 4:05pm on the same day.

Returning, MU552 pushes back at 5:55pm to reach Shanghai at 1:25pm on the following afternoon.

While not possible as a same-day connection, Qantas frequent flyers could travel onwards to London after a Shanghai stopover – possible as a visa-free transit.

Reaching Shanghai, Qantas passengers arrive either on QF129 from Sydney or on QF341 from Melbourne: a Qantas codeshare flight operated by China Eastern.

Frequent flyers could then earn Qantas Points – although not status credits – onwards to London.

The new weekly flights can now be booked through the China Eastern website:

Served by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, the airline’s Shanghai-London flights offer business travellers both business class and economy.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

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This is Good News.Finally a Safe Path to London for those of us trying to avoid flying anywhere near the Middle East.


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