Buckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3846 times:
Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 3): I'm curious to see more replies to this thread, as I am traveling on the MU nonstop JFK-PVG in Y on the A346!
I've flown MU both intra-China and intra-Asia; never intercontinental.
I've always enjoyed flying with MU. I've flown the A346 in Y from PVG to ICN and the cabin was spotless, the F/As excellent and the food was good. Just flown a MD-90 from HKG to HGH on Thursday in C and again, excellent.
My longest flights have been between PVG/NRT and PVG/SIN on A300s. Not the most modern of cabins, although again good food and service. Sometimes I have no option but to travel on MU, however given a choice I would not hesitate to use them if the schedules and prices were right.
ERJ135 From Aruba, joined Nov 2000, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3837 times:
I flew them twice, once from SYD to PVG and domestically to Beijing.
Perfectly acceptable airline with good service and food was very very good. The A340's are a bit old now but I heard the -600s are brilliant. PVG airport is a lovely terminal and as stated before take the Maglev train into town and back, It's an amazing way to travel.
Just the price, they offered a lower fare then some airlines. I will be travelling from LON to BKK/SGN/USM in August. I mite well go back to CX again. I will give direct services a miss and also services via the Gulf a miss this time.
I realy did want to fly via ICN or NRT, but I cant seem to find any cheap fares! Does anyone know where I can?
Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
PVG is very nice. The only problem is that it takes forever for immigration, on arrival. As said before, MAglev is absolutely amazing !
I took MU only once for PVG-HKG : standard, nothing exceptional but nothing bad either
Aeroflot777 From Austria, joined Mar 2004, 3360 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3818 times:
As I mentioned in another thread... I flew MU on a LAX-PEK-PVG trip a few years ago on an MD-11 before they were all converted to freighters.
Excellent airline, great service and food. Since this was a few years ago... PTVs weren't there. However the screen was large enough for everyone to see if they wanted, so no problem there.
Personally, I could care less about PTVs, you're on a freakin plane... enjoy it. Look out the window and read a book if you get bored lol.
I would recommend this airline to anyone without any sort of hesitation.
David31998 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3751 times:
I have flown to and within the China regularly for the past 11 years. My rule is to avoid Chinese airlines, including MU, as much as possible. If everything goes according to plan (no flight delays. lost luggage, ticket problems), flying with them is ok. But the Chinese have not entirely adopted the western business model, and they are typically unconcerned about their customers. Once they have your money, they have done enough except get you there any way, any how, regardless of how miserable you are. I have a few stories about that, but those can wait for another time.
Employees do not respond well to concerns or complaints. Customer service reps. may be completely indifferent to your situation. And don't expect explanations or information if you flight is delayed. You just sit there with no idea what will happen next or how long you will have to wait. So, my strong advice to you is stick with U.S. carriers.
B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3824 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3697 times:
Thanks again for the help!
Quoting FlyEmirates (Reply 11): Rob it seems you have a soft spot for Thailand, I guess ill see you down Walking street thats if your not hanging around with Mr Al Baker.
I've been to Thailand many, many times. I used to travel alot from HKG (when I lived there) to Thailand for short breaks. I still love the country, although I have to travel a bit further to get there now