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China Eastern Airline "Business Class" worth it?

Old Sep 21st, 2006, 12:01 PM
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China Eastern Airline "Business Class" worth it?

My travel agent said that with China Eastern Airline, I can get an upgrade (Vancouver Canada to Shanghai return) from economy to business class for only about $500US.

Has anyone flown with China Eastern and give me an opinion on whether it's worth it? it seems pretty cheap - just some $250 for the upgrade each way. But if the seats are more or less the same I canuse that extra money for a few good meals.

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Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 01:42 PM
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Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:34 PM
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What aircraft are they using on this route? I've flown the A346 in business between LAX and PVG. Seating is 2-2-2 with what I estimate to be around 60" pitch and reasonably good recline.

Here are a couple of cabin photos:

http://tinyurl.com/lkav5

http://tinyurl.com/m4llj

Catering leaves much to be desired and entertainment options are limited, but as far as seats go, there's no simply comparison to economy. $250 each way seems like a steal!

I haven't flown their A343, but from what I understand, the business class seats on this aircraft have more limited recline and pitch.
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Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:36 PM
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Make that "simply no comparison".
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Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 08:16 PM
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Thanks Patty.

I don't know what plane they will use for the Vancouver - Shanghai route, but I guess I will go business class for just a little bit more money, especially when the flight is about 8 to 9 hours.
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YVR-PVG is about 12 hours, PVG-YVR almost 10, actually flying time.

Definitely pay for the upgrade.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 07:38 AM
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Thanks.

I found a website called Seatexpert -which has more airline listed than Seatguru. China Eastern Airline is listed there and shows the seat arrangement.

For the A346, business class arrangement is 2-2-2, economy is 2-4-2, while first class is 1-2-1.

http://seatexpert.com/_ChinaEastern_...ree_class.html

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