Member since 21 Mar 2012
Total posts 1
Hi ... off on a trip to China and wondering who to fly with. Would prefer direct flight so wonder whether there's any reason to choose the indirect path with Cathay ?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 15 Mar 2016
Total posts 117
QF to Syd then on to PVG or Cathay to HKG then Dragon Air would be my top picks. A330 business class on both is excellent.
Member since 22 Jan 2015
Total posts 85
Assuming you're planning to fly in J, I'd recommend the direct flight from MEL to PVG with China Eastern (MU). If you need the status credits, then consider a transit in SYD and then getting the MU flights on the QF codeshare as ajstubbs mentioned. I didn't use to rate the mainland Chinese carriers but having recently flown with MU between SYD/PVG in J (on QF codeshare) I was impressed by how much they've improved. Especially given the low-ish load factor in J on their 777-300ER, the service was very attentive.
Member since 24 Apr 2014
Total posts 230
If you go direct I would select Air China rather than China Eastern from Melbourne
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