My Dad is taking a business trip to Beijing from London in March. He knows I have an interest in aviation and therefore asked me about what airline to fly as I have done a lot of long-haul flying.
The only two airlines currently flying non-stop from London to Beijing are Air China and British Airways. He has seen a price with BA for £590 rtn in WT and about £850 in WTP. I don't think he has decided yet if he if he will pay the extra money for flying in Premium Economy...but I will let you know! Also, will AVOD be installed on some of the B777s by March? Have they started installing them and how often are they doing them?
But I don't really know much about Air China...what is their service like? Either a B744 or A343....neither of which have PTV's whereas BA do. Do they have any plans to install them in the near future? What classes do they offer on this route?
Also, I have read that China Southern are starting the PEK-LHR in March. Is this true, and if so is it uploaded yet to book?
Any comments appreciated....basically want to know what you think is better...Air China or BA. Im not sure what price Air China are offering at the moment on this route in March, but I doubt my Dad will want to pay any more than the £850 WTP price.
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