Member since 24 Feb 2012
Total posts 65
Hi all, just booked myself a business class trip to China on a Tianjin/Hainan Airlines combo. My flights are MEL-CKG-CAN and return. I booked through the Hainan Airlines website so I was unable to select seats for the MEL-CKG leg. I also tried to manage the booking through Tianjin Airlines website but still didn’t allow me to select seats. I was wondering if anyone had flown this leg? It’s on an A330-300. Is it the new 1-2-1 scattered layout or the older 2-2-2 layout? Obviously I’ll be able to check in online and check closer to the date but was curious if someone knew. Thanks in advance for your assistance :)
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Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 352
I generally recommend calling them to select seats if possible. Based on the limited information online, it seems that Tianjin Airlines only operate the 2-2-2 business class layout whilst Hainan offers both.
Member since 09 Nov 2018
Total posts 32
Let me know how the flights are... I regularly see return flights in economy to Chongqing from Melbourne for $380 return!!!
I agree! It's a cheap way to earn velocity points and status credits as well given they're a partner.
Member since 04 Jun 2016
Total posts 2
Before you book the seat, make sure the fare is eligible for point and SC.
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 167
If it's business class I think you'll getpoints and status no problem.
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