Member since 24 Apr 2014
Total posts 230
Has anyone flown this airline from Chengdu to Melbourne? Opinion?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 170
Not from Melbourne, but yes I’ve flown them. They are fine, nothing special. Probably the worst out of the Chinese Airlines I’ve flown, their A330s are dated and the airport in Chengdu sucks. Business class fares were dirt cheap when I last used em (cheaper than economy on other airlines). Never used their A350.
Member since 16 Nov 2018
Total posts 3
As my hometown is in Chengdu, I've always taken Sichuan Airlines between Melbourne and Chengdu. The biggest advantage of course is the 10.5-hour direct flight comparing to a 14-hour stopover.
What frequent flyer programs are they affiliated with? (I am meaning not their own one)
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 11 Jun 2018
Total posts 58
Short answer is no. On some certain routes with certain codeshares, the miles can go China Southern Airlines which won’t help most of us in AU
Their own program is called Golden Panda. And no, the program is not associated with any alliance. Because China Southern has stakes in Sichuan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines, you can earn Golden Panda miles on certain codeshare flights and enjoy some elite level priorities.
Well now I've flown them, and I'd say this. Transferring from domestic to International at Chengdhu was a nightmare. Service was good, food was mediocre. Staff were very professional. Convenience is the attraction, direct flight.
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