JROTTO From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
Do not hold me to this, but I flew Biz on the 747-400 on the JFK-PEK route and remember being surprised to see DC powerports.
The food and service on the flight was horrible. The only flight attendant who spoke english was the purser. I found this especially surprising since during my time in china, that almost all of the domestic flight attendants i encountered spoke fantastic english. As for the food, it was pretty mediocre and pretty simple. I would compare it to domestic legacy carrier first class. The AVOD was pitiful, not a single new release movie and an outdated movie guide so i had to no idea what the movies showing were.
The upside is that the seat is quite elegant and upon arrival in PEK you get a private van to baggage claim, WELL ahead of the rest of the passengers.
From now on I will take CX to HKG and take Dragonair to the mainland. I had fanstastic experiences on both of these airlines.
Legacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1975 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1931 times:
I fly CA SFO-PEK in business class all the time. As stated above, you are only buying the seat and don't expect much in service terms. Yes, there is a power port for your PC. You will be upstairs as it is a 747 Combi. Ask for the exit seat. They don't care if you speak Chinese or not.
If you don't disembark at a gate, you will have your own little van to take you and everyone else flying first/business to the Terminal. I not sure what lounge you will be able to use at LAX. At SF, you can use the UA red carpet lounge.
Sptv From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 120 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
Just got in. All of the above is fairly accurate. Very much like first class domestic US on a legacy carrier. Terrible AVOD, food was fine, lav had a cracked toilet, FA's were very nice and attentive. Overall, it was a comfortable flight, but nothing special.