anyone flown Air China jfk to Beijing?

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Oct 17th, 2008, 01:37 PM
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anyone flown Air China jfk to Beijing?

Hi - I just tried to get seat assignments and the agent gave me seat 37 J and K which she said is only the 6th row and is an aisle and a center. She gave me 41 K and J on return and same thing but on seat guru it looks like it is a window and center - anyone have experience with Air China. She also said they will only allow assignments on 2 segments? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Oct 17th, 2008, 05:32 PM
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J and K are center and window seats. Row 37 is the 6th row of the rear cabin and from my experience on the 747-400 of various airlines, that Row 41 on Air China may have slightly reduced width. At the least, shoulder room on the K seat will be slightly reduced, as 41 is the last row with 3-4-3 seating as the fuselage tapers in the back. Next row on, it's 2-4-2.

Overall, you won't be enjoying your flights.

And Chinese airlines won't give advanced seat assignments for domestic flights, if that's what you're trying to get.
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Oct 18th, 2008, 11:46 AM
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Oh great - she had told me that it was and aisle and a center - my husband has trouble with his legs so i guess I should try to call back but i have to say that she was not too helpful. The map i had said center and window but she was adamant it was an aisle. Thanks!
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Oct 18th, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Also, Chinese like to keep their bodies warm. If you are a Westerner, you will find that most Chinese airliners are very warm. They do not air condition like a Western airline. Wear layers so you can take a layer off. It will be warm on board. Each seat does not have an air nozzle either.
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Oct 19th, 2008, 06:53 AM
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THANK YOU - Ijust bought 2 new blankets because when we were coming home from Costa Rica - AA would ony give blankets to first class passengers and we froze!!!

The ticket office of Air China is closed on the weekends!

I am trying to go with the flow!!!
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Nov 15th, 2008, 02:05 PM
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Hi there, Just got back from China and I have to say - THEY WERE WONDERFUL! We were in Row 39 on the way over had an aisle and a center not too much legroom but the service, the smiles and the flight were wonderful.

On the way home we were in the 2nd to last row and had a window and an aisle and lots of leg room - perfect flight and arrived 10 minutes early. We also took 3 Air China flights within the country and they also were wonderful and on time.

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China questions will be happy to help!

We had connecting flights on Delta from Boston both ways - Both were late - 2 hours on the way out and 4 hours on the way back and the people at the Delta Counter at JFK should take a customer Service course from Air China that is if we still have Customer Service in the USA!!!!!!
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Nov 16th, 2008, 02:59 PM
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Flying Air China Bejing to San Francisco in February and assigned seats 82A/C: promised these were in business class but seat guru does not have this configuration:are these good seats?
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Nov 16th, 2008, 05:13 PM
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No one seems to have the seat map of Air China's new 747 configuration. Not seatguru, not seatexpert, not Air China's own sites (English or Chinese).
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Nov 20th, 2008, 05:39 PM
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I am reading that business class on the upperdeck starts with Row 81, so you're in 2nd row.
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Nov 21st, 2008, 07:28 AM
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Yes that is true - you will be upstairs and it looks beautiful! You should be very happy! We were happy in coach - after having flown AA this year we thought we were in HEAVEN!!! Smiling people, free food, free baggage, free snacks, free wine - it was wonderful!
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Nov 21st, 2008, 01:22 PM
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Thanks for the information and also for the good news about our seats
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Nov 26th, 2008, 09:24 PM
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Air China was a good airline within the country. I was on a 737 window seat. It felt like a trip on UAL between MCI and ORD.
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