They cover 350 domestic routes, over the whole of China, and they also fly to 40 international destinations in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, Australia, Europe and North America. Their longest direct flight is from Shanghai to New York, a route which they started operating in 2007.
In 2010, China Eastern merged with Shanghai airlines, and they joined the SkyTeam alliance, along with China Southern, in 2011. Thanks to this alliance they can over flights to 1052 destinations in 177 countries and they also have a code share agreement with 25 other airlines extending the possible destinations with smooth connections. Wherever you are planning to go on your next trip check out the options offered by China Eastern and book your flight at the best possible price on Traveldecorum.
In terms of number of passengers transported China Eastern is in the top five airlines worldwide, carrying over 80-million passengers each year. They also rank third in the world on market value. China Eastern received a three-star airline rating from Skytrax and they ranked 85 out of 100 carriers in their passenger opinion survey. While their stated aim is to offer “World-class hospitality with Eastern charm” and to give their clients an “accurate, delicate and precise” quality of service, varying customer reviews reveal that they do not always achieve these objectives.
China Eastern operates a customer loyalty program called Eastern miles and points can be accumulated flying with all other SkyTeam partners as well as with other airline partners. Rewards include increased baggage allowance and lounge access, and can be quickly accumulated by flying with other airlines of the SkyTeam alliance. Book your cheap flight on China Eastern or its partners through Traveldecorum and add to your miles to start enjoying the advantages.
In all classes, complimentary food and beverages are served, in accordance to the length of theflight. Passengers can choose from a Chinese or Western menu, and fruits and snacks are also available.
On-line check-in is available for all China Eastern adult passengers, with no special requirements, and holding an E-ticket. Seats can be selected during online check-in and the boarding pass printed. Baggage can be left at the baggage drops in the airport. Airport check-in begins 2 ½ hours before take-off and closes ¾-hour before the plane is due to leave. Passengers should be at the security gate 40- minutes before departure and be at the gate 15-minutes prior to take-off.
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