China has many airline companies to offer for domestic flights and the price ranges can be sometimes quite confusing. However choosing a world renowned company can’t be a wrong choice, especially when flying China Eastern Business Class.
After reading online reviews about China Eastern Business Class we were quite afraid to have booked a return domestic trip from Shanghai to Beijing with that company. However I have to say, surprisingly, that we had a very pleasant flight in a nice cabin and, most of all, a stunning in-flight service!
Business seats are a bit old fashion, the famous 160-degree shell seat – same as Air France – with small screen but still nice and far enough for a short-haul. The 2-2-2 configuration is quite effective as well, even if I would not recommend to choose window places when traveling alone ; you will have to jump over your neighbor in order to access to corridor… Not convenient. Entertainment system offers large selection, including very recent movies which achieves the overall good opinion we can have about this China Eastern Business Class seat.
Catering selection was pretty good for such short-haul and quite surprising ; table was set with tablecloth, dishes served on a large trail and the overall quality, including food, was pretty nice and did the job. The very good suprise is definitely the crew service, which is faultless and actually quite close to international first class standards, kneeling and listening carefully passenger orders before take-off. Far away from the bad comments I could read!
PVG to PEK, day flight on A330 in May 2015.