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Anyone flown China Eastern??
« on: October 05, 2015, 11:30:46 PM »
Random question, but I might be heading to Thailand for a couple weeks in December. This airline is crazy cheap but the reviews online are absolute dogshit. I've already got enough anxiety about making a 20 hour flight, don't know if it's worth it to fly a shit airline. Mostly seem to be customer service related problems. I'm going to travel with only a small carry on and really have no expectations as far as customer service. As long as it gets me there safely I'm cool.

Anybody flown with them? Is it worth it?

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Re: Anyone flown China Eastern??
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 12:17:44 AM »
They're shit and the planes are shit inside. The people you fly with are awful.
I don't think I could handle a 20 hour flight with them. Their safety record is shit as well.

I wouldn't fuck with them or Air China. Better off with Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airways. You can usually find cheap flights with Thai if you shop around. Their service and food are pretty good in my experience.

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Re: Anyone flown China Eastern??
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 12:25:59 AM »
Went from Frankfurt (Germany) to Shanghai and HongKong with China Eastern Airlines. Flight was ok. Service was nice and good. But there was no Entertainment System on Board and the Food was only Chinese Style...but good and tasty.
So...it was cheap but absolutely ok.

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Re: Anyone flown China Eastern??
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 01:39:29 AM »
They're shit and the planes are shit inside. The people you fly with are awful.
I don't think I could handle a 20 hour flight with them. Their safety record is shit as well.

I wouldn't fuck with them or Air China. Better off with Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airways. You can usually find cheap flights with Thai if you shop around. Their service and food are pretty good in my experience.

This. They're fine for short flights but 20 hours on a China Eastern flight would be terrible.

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Re: Anyone flown China Eastern??
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2015, 09:25:50 AM »
Fuck.

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Re: Anyone flown China Eastern??
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 10:34:09 AM »
If it's anything close to China Southern then it's absolute shit.

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Re: Anyone flown China Eastern??
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 02:56:56 PM »
Can you guys elaborate on what is so bad about it? Shitty food? No TV's? Bad english? Shitty customer service?

I guess what I'm saying is, is it better or worse than flying Frontier in the US?

Sorry, need more info. Need to make the decision to go soon. I've taken Greyhound buses 15 hours before, don't see how it could be worse.


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Re: Anyone flown China Eastern??
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2015, 05:55:52 PM »
Never tried them. Only advice I have don't fly Vietnam Airlines. Air India was also the most budget looking big plane I've been on, ripped projector screen, hole patched up in the sink and the stewardess was handing out two beers a time as mandatory dutch courage...
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Re: Anyone flown China Eastern??
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2015, 07:07:12 PM »
Can you guys elaborate on what is so bad about it? Shitty food? No TV's? Bad english? Shitty customer service?

I guess what I'm saying is, is it better or worse than flying Frontier in the US?

Sorry, need more info. Need to make the decision to go soon. I've taken Greyhound buses 15 hours before, don't see how it could be worse.


Well it's kinda like a flying Greyhound so maybe you'll be alright.

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Re: Anyone flown China Eastern??
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2015, 07:54:43 PM »
Can you guys elaborate on what is so bad about it? Shitty food? Bad english? Shitty customer service?
And shitty check-in and passengers. The entertainment system was ok, but some of the videos had permanent Chinese text.... It was mostly people being rude that pissed me off the most.
We landed on the most remote place on Guangzhou and it probably took us 45 minutes to get to the terminal cause these fuckers are too cheap to pay for an actual spot for their planes.

It might just be shitty cause I thought we were going to fly Cathy until the day before we left and got super bummed out. But seriously, if the food is as bad as on Southern, bring your own food cause their stuff is just disgusting.