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Melbourne to Shanghai on China Eastern (Shanghai Air)??
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Member since 20 Nov 2011
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Word of caution, I flew China Eastern from singapore to Shanghai (on an old Shanghai AIrlines 767) last year and while it was a cheap enough I won't be rushing to repeat that flight. Unlike say a QF or NZ 767 there had been no attempt to modernise the cabin or put in new seats, there is only overhead IFE and the food served was very non-descript.
It probably makes a difference if you get some of the newer aircraft. Although having said that my friend flew SYD - CAN last year on a ?777, and despite the newish state of the aircraft he found the seating very cramped and the IFE was mostly chinese films. Between those two experiences, I would find it hard to travel with a chinese carrier any time soon. But if they offer a killer price it may be worthwhile for the experience. How to SQ, CX, QF etc. compare on price? QF fly SYD - PUD direct daily, and I would imagine that CX and SQ and even MH connections would be swift.
Member since 10 Jan 2012
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I have taken this flight and I strongly advise that you avoid it. Its serviced with a 20 year old 767 that feels and smells like everyone of those years. It was the worst international flights I have ever taken and like Dr T Ganguly said above no entertainment and the food is shocking.
My thanks to you both - you have confirmed my suspicions. Am now booked on the Cathay Pacific flight via HK
Glad to be of help. Enjoy Cathay they have always been great for me
Member since 28 Dec 2011
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The China Eastern planes are wet leased B767 from Shanghai Airlines. Used them last year, planes were old, no IFE just hand held units they were OK but no western movies but didnt bother me, FA are not up to standard.
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