Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 29 Dec 2013
Total posts 8
Which airline would you recommend for a business class flight Shanghai-Beijing? How does Air China compare with China Eastern?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 196
I really like Hainan Airlines- definitely a cut above the rest. I recently took a Shanghai to Beijing flight with them, on their 787 dreamliner and it was great! Only they depart from Shanghai Hongqiao not Pudong. Hope this helps
Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
The 787s no longer run SHA to PEK, but I do agree; the remaining Boeing Sky Interior 737s are above the rest as well, except that they don't have PTVs.
Member since 20 May 2014
Total posts 20
Hainan airlines is the best out of the lot. Air China and China Eastern are about the same overall, aim for a wide body aircraft for better seats.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
No many choices. How about train? AFAIK there is excellent overnight train.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
There are also fast trains.
I actually recommend China Eastern. MU 564 (before October 24th) runs a really good revamped flat bed from DEL - PVG - PEK. There's (limited) TV and everything. Not sure about the service though, heard bad things about it (but business class is mostly about the seat, right?).
Member since 25 May 2012
Total posts 356
No Alvin, business class is not mostly about the seat for a short flight such as this.
A flat bed for PVG-PEK is overkill. While nice, I'd much prefer a recliner coupled with decent in-flight (and ground) service.
Oh well then, is this any better? http://www.ausbt.com.au/photo-gallery-china-high-speed-bullet-train-beijing-shanghai
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