JROTTO From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2790 times:
I am going on a tour of China next month and will be flying China Eastern Airlines (Flight 5714), Shanghai Airlines (Flight 9452) and Dragon Air (Flight 803), is there a website (other other location) where i can figure out on what kind of equipment i will be flying?
Xkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2722 times:
and be prepared for the push and run in the boarding process.. everybody seem to rush inside the plane without any order or respect for others.. just he way it was when i was there a few years ago flying domestic.
Cchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Some year ago, I flew KA from BJS to HKG. There was a couple who got on the A330 with an economy class boarding pass, and just sat down on the business class seats. It took the cabin crew quite a bit of time to get these people to get up and move to their allocated seats in economy. This couple either don't understand there is seat allocation, or had decided to completely ignore it. Worst of all, they had bad attitude.
McMax From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
It's not that bad. Yes, while there is a general rush to board the aircraft, it is not as third-world as it seems. There isn't a whole of lot of queueing, so be prepared. But, most people don't seem to drag as much as they can on board either, so there isn't a large fight for overhead space. The cabin attendants are pretty decent (with the exception perhaps of the MU ones), and the planes are relatively clean (again, with the exception perhaps of the MU planes).
All in all, it's not as uncivilized as it seems. Have a safe flight!
Je89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2436 times:
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Yeah, it isn't too bad. The good thing about domestic air travel in China is that they offer hotmeals on flights unlike many airlines in the US. I've had good experiences with food, but I've seen photos (airlinemeals.net?) of some pretty horrible meals served on domestic flights within China.
China continues to receive new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. The older planes are being retired as well, so don't be surprised to hop on a brand new Boeing 737!
Tennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
I spent 2.5 years working in China and made 82 domestic round trips, some for business and others for pleasure. Never had a bad experience. All announcements in the terminal and on the plane are made in Chinese and English and most of the airport employees speak English also, even in the very remote parts of the country (which you are not visiting). As far as them jumping the queue; don't stand around and let them push you when boarding the plane, push back. They will respect you for that.
The best part (better than the food and it is good) about flying in China is that the flight attendants are much better looking than in the US.
Icarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 797 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
Quoting Xkorpyoh (Reply 2): and be prepared for the push and run in the boarding process.. everybody seem to rush inside the plane without any order or respect for others
Same thing upon arrival!!!
I remember back in May 2004, MU flight from HKG to CTU : I was in the middle of the plane and I saw people standing in the aisle while the plane was not parked yet!!!! What a rush when the doors were open!
Rivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
The website I usually try for aircraft types (as well as general timetable info) is Amadeus (yes, the reservation system) - their public portal is www.amadeus.net and can also show which flights are still available, which can be useful for non-rev travel... Also has loads of other useful stuff.