Which airline would you recommend for a business class flight Shanghai-Beijing?

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smart_flyer

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?

FrequentFlyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 191

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

074061

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.

Asubsk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 872

No many choices. How about train? AFAIK there is excellent overnight train.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,293

There are also fast trains.

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 262

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?).

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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.

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 262

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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