Knowing I will never have to experience this again
After being served a meal that made me violently ill , it was all I could do to stay out of the bathroom. China Eastern website is inaccessible unusable and the customer service help line was even worse. So I just forgot about even being able to pick my seat. There is absolutely no information or entertainment system on this flight. When the plane from Bangkok to Beijing touchdown at the airport we hit so hard the plane bounced, the hardest Landing I've ever experienced and I have been flying for over 40 years.
The staff were great with my dog(golden retriever) really helped me... Also the service overall was fantastic best journey I have experienced yet travelling to China and I have lived here 8 years so probably 100 flights
Is there enough space? No choice of meals- only fish with rice (I hate fish); drinks served ONLY during drink service time (don't bother asking for one because that's what you'll hear); no personal entertainment center (6 hour flight with no movies); and Shanghai Pudong Airport absolutely sucks. The airport has spotty Wifi, terrible restaurants with worse service, and what kind of country doesn't allow Facebook!?! Pay the extra $100-200 and avoid this airline and airport.
Two of the flights were delayed. The first delay from Bangkok to Shanghai caused that I missed my connecting flight. It was a nightmafre at Shanghai airport. I was forced to go through immigrations and customs and rechecked for the next flight. It was a poor way of handling a passenger on a misconnected flight due to the airline fault.
My husband and I flew from Chicago to Bangkok with a layover in Shanghai Pudong airport. The flight was comfortable. I enjoyed the food, and entertainment choices. The flight attendants were courteous and helpful.
No one answered any phone calls. I couldn't confirm my flight 24h before as recommended. My husband's flight was moved a day earlier leaving from Bangkok due to overbooking, so we called to have his flight upgraded but we couldn't reach anyone. We asked at the check-in counter for the airline to upgrade his flight but were told that we needed to call to do that. We did! But no one answered! The website was always down when trying to reserve seats. My husband and I were seated separately even though we checked in together on the last leg of flight from Shanghai to Bangkok and there were plenty of seats leftover that we could have been seated. The plane was not even full.
lines were long
flight food terrible
change in Shanghi completely a zoo
thoses were the good things
flight change made ticket too expensive, ended up not returning on flight, but booked with another airline, so lost 300 dollars, so will NEVER fly with china eastern airlines again, unless they refund my $300
The flights were close to being on time. The plane was not too packed. The food was hot and satisfying. The staff was well trained and presentably attractive. Things were clean.
That dang bus trip to the airplane. Not much to do for it, though; inexpensive means the plane does not incur charges for terminal connection. Maybe when the construction at Singapore is completed, that will change.
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