China Southern to begin New York flights

By David Flynn, May 29 2014
China Southern to begin New York flights

China Southern will begin flights to New York from August 6, with the airline spruiking it as another spoke in its 'Canton Route' from Australia via the airline's home hub of Guangzhou.

The daily flights will run on a four-class Boeing 777-300ER.

The Boeing 777-300ER's first class cabin has four 'luxury lay-flat' seats in a partitioned suite with a 23 inch HD video screen.

In business class there are 32 lie-flat seats, each 29 inches wide, in a staggered 1-2-1 layout.

There are also 44 premium economy seats with a 38 inch pitch (six inches more than CZ's regular economy class) and '123 degree recline' plus a 10.6 inch personal screen.

Rounding things out are 227 slimline economy seats, 19 inches wide and with a 32 inch pitch, each with an adjustable headrest and footrest plus and 8.9 inch video screen.

China Southern's special introductory fares from Australia to New York via Guangzhou go on sale from June 1 starting at $1,554 in economy class, $2,154 in premium economy and $6554 in business class from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

(Economy and business fares are for travel from September 6, 2014, while premium economy fares are for low season travel from October 2, 2014.)

Travellers can also break their journey in Guangzhou for up to 72 hours without a visa – very handy if you want to catch up with business contacts in Guangzhou or Shenzen before heading on to New York.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

02 Jan 2013

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Is that a 3x3x3 config I see in Economy?


Air China - Phoenix Miles

20 Dec 2012

Total posts 105

It is.

undertheradar Banned
undertheradar Banned

28 Oct 2011

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Things can change ;-)   S'pose it will depend on how 'sustainable' this config will be for the owners/controllers of CZ... time will tell :-)

undertheradar Banned
undertheradar Banned

28 Oct 2011

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This fixed shell/back of the P/Y seat should be adopted by QF as their next gen P/Y seat...these seats maintain the space between your head and the seat in front (no 'closing in' when someone in front reclines)..while still allowing enough leg room due to the 38in pitch.. BUT there are 2 'versions' of this seat..QF should adopt the version where the headrest can move up/down with you when you recline....NOT the version where the headrest is attached in a fixed position to the seat shell and can't move up/down with you thus creates an uncomfy neck position in recline mode (a la the Y/C shell seats/fixed headrest that CX introduced, which spurred many pax complaints,and are now replacing with a better/traditional reclining seatback seat). Hopefully CZ P/Y has the moveable up/down headrest type :-) 


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Dec 2013

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i think it is best to go to NY using JAL 787s.

its also nice to use jal to fly to boston, too.

the only negative point is that jal only flys to Sydney...

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Jan 2013

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Hooray! I feel some good, cheap fares from MEL to NYC coming on!

Hopefully this means we won't feel the pinch as much for being 16,000 km from NYC.

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