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Air China LHR To PEK  
User currently offlineChannex From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Ive got a relative flying with Air China from LHR to PEK next month. Any idea what type of aircraft will be used? Anyone got good, or bad, experiences on this route with this airline?

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User currently offlineLXLGU From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Hi Channex!
Air China use 747400 out of Heathrow
Never flown with them though!
Cheers!
Tony


User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

They use the 747-400s for LHR flights.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

I agree with the others , it will be a 744. I think this is a very popular route so the a/c will probably be close to capacity. I've never heard bad things about Air China, so it will probably be a good flight.


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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

I've flown them from BKK-PEK and they were pretty good, but the flight was only 3 1/2 hours so I'm not sure how their longhaul stacks up.


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User currently offlineChannex From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1891 times:

thanks for the replies so far. My relative had heard that their safety record was "questionable". Personally I doubt this as they wouldnt be cleared by the CAA to operate into the UK and certainly I'm not aware of them having any problems - anyone know anything about this?

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1884 times:

I thought it was:
Air China- good safety record, bad service
China Airlines- very poor safety record, good service.

BTW, I often forget that Air China fly to the UK as I never see them at LHR. Do they have really early departures and really late arrivals or something?!


User currently offlineChannex From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1880 times:

Not too sure about that. The flight in question leaves LHR at 1730 on Saturday evening

User currently offlineFoilcat From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

they used to have PEK-LHR services once a week, i think it was 1997 something, the service was via
HKG instead of non-stop. i found there were special offer of a LHR-HKG return for 229 pounds only. pretty attractive ha.


User currently offline767AV From Colombia, joined Dec 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

I think Air China doesn´t fly this route. British Airways flies the route with 777 and 747-400.

User currently offlineFoilcat From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

they used to have PEK-LHR services once a week, i think it was 1997 something, the service was via
HKG instead of non-stop. i found there were special offer of a LHR-HKG return for 229 pounds only. pretty attractive ha.


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Air China does fly this route and its with a 744. Ba also do the route, also with a 744.

ENGLANDAIR: Air China's 744's come in normally @ about 14:00 and go out @ about 17:00

LGW


User currently offlineChannex From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

The flight booking is definately for Air China and departure is given as 1730.

LGW - im going to be down @ LHR spotting the week before the flight. Will the 744 arrive at 1400 GMT or BST? Just so as i can look out for it


User currently offlinePA006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

I think what Englandair meant is that BA used to serve LHR-HKG-PEK not Air China.
Air China of course serves LHR-PEK.


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