hkore
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Hainan Airliners Airbus A340-600 SHA-PEK

Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:16 am

Trip Report : Shanghai [Hongqiao] - Beijing on Hainan Airlines

Airlines: Hainan Airlines
Flight : HU7606 SHA - PEK
Reg : B-6510
Aircraft: Airbus A340-642
Dep - SHA : 11:50
Arr - PEK : 13:55
Flight time : 2 hours 05 minutes
Distance : 1,089 km or 677 miles

Introduction

This trip report is of a flight taken in 2009. Read report here : Singapore Airlines SIN-PVG

Writing this report for the Airbus A340-600, which is getting rarer by the year.

After few days stay, it was decided to head to Beijing. The ticket was booked by a agent. Didn't know any details of the airline except the time. The agent provided the ticket night before the flight.

Since was not aware of the flight details arrived early to the airport. Took a taxi from Pudong, there wasn't much traffic.

Trip report video

Do watch the video to experience the A340-600 takeoff and landing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOv3A1zvWDw

Taxi ride

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Arriving at the Honqiao airport, Shanghai

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Terminal B - Arrival

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Went inside to check the flight information.

Flight Schedule

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Since there was still time for check-in to open. Went to have food at Mac's.

View of the arrival area and taxi stand

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Flight Schedule displayed at Mac's

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Heading back to Terminal A

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Control Tower

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Back to Departure

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View of International Section

Mostly flight to Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong

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Kerbside view of Departure Terminal A

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Terminal B - Departure

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The queue at the Check-in was short, had the bags check-in.

Check-in

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After completing check-in, went to the security check.

Security check

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Didn't take long to pass security and soon was in the waiting area.

Waiting Area

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Flight was departing from Gate A9

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Gate Area

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The glass was double and tinted.

Airside Action

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First Class Lounge

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Shopping area

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Business Class Lounge

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Walking around

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Flight schedule

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Terminal B Gates

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The view through double glass and arrival corridor.

Airside Action

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Gate A9 was a bus gate. Headed down the stairs to the boarding area

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Airside Action

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I wasn't aware this would be the aircraft.

Hainan Airlines arrives

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Aerobridge

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Boarding call was made and got on a bus. Passed China Southern, China Eastern, Japan Airlines and arrived in front of the aircraft.

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Hainan Airlines B-6510 (Ex Cathay Pacific, Registration: B-HQC) was flying to Beijing

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Engine

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Cabin Crew uniform

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Front view

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Back view

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Engine view

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First Class

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Hainan Airlines Logo

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Settled in the seat

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Waiting for pushback

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After the flight was boarded, pushback commenced.

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Taxi

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Window View

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The takeoff was slow climb over smoggy Shanghai.

Flight Path

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Flight information

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Safety Card

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I wasn't going to watch anything, just had the flight map going.

IFE remote control

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Flight Map

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Seating

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Legroom

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Drinks holder

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After the flight was in cruise altitude. Meal service was started.

Non-Veg Lunch Packaging

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Lunch

Rice , chicken piece and dumpling with bread and coconut juice

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Veg Lunch Option

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Lunch

Rice , mushroom and veggies with bread and orange juice

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After lunch, I was asked to filled a survey form. I was happy with the service and crew, filled the form with positive comments.

Window View - Cruise

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Flight Information

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After having lunch, got up to stretch.

Cabin View

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Flight Path

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Descending towards Beijing

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After some turns could see mountains as descend into Beijing commenced.

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Onboard camera showed pilots view of the runway while landing

Window View

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Disembarkation

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Plane parked at the remote bay, bus was used to transport passengers to Terminal 2.

Bus ride to Terminal 2

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After collecting bag, went outside to get details of how head to city.

Terminal 2 Arrival Area

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Had to catch bus from Terminal 3 to city.

Terminal 3 Departure

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Terminal 3 Customer Service

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Terminal 3 - Arrival Area

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Arrival Schedule

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Bus to the city

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Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

:)


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theobcman
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Re: Hainan Airliners Airbus A340-600 SHA-PEK

Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:18 pm

A brilliant report. Very enjoyable. Nice to see airports & airlines I wouldn't normally see. Cheers
 
hkore
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Re: Hainan Airliners Airbus A340-600 SHA-PEK

Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:46 am

theobcman wrote:
A brilliant report. Very enjoyable. Nice to see airports & airlines I wouldn't normally see. Cheers


Was happy to get the A340-600 as I had flown with Emirates A340-500 but never took photos for memory. Very quiet bird, long takeoff rolls.
Hainan Airlines had good customer service, food was average. ontime departure and arrival. I think it was rated a 4 star airliner at the time.

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