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Preference of airlines between HKG and PVG?

Old Dec 3, 18, 5:56 pm
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Preference of airlines between HKG and PVG?

Hi all,

Need a one way between HKG and PVG in May. On my date, looks like my best options are China eastern and HK airlines?

Anyone have a preference based on personal experience?
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Old Dec 3, 18, 9:55 pm
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Do you have status with a skyteam airline? If that's the case then China Eastern is the obvious choice. If not they are pretty much the same.
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Old Dec 3, 18, 10:25 pm
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Will this be in economy? I flew short international sectors on China Eastern and they are fine for 2-3 hour flights. I haven't flew MU on HKG-PVG yet but will fly PVG-HKG near the end of March, and can provide more information on that specific flight after,
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Old Dec 3, 18, 11:02 pm
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If you're price sensitive, there's Spring Airlines.

Sometimes they are cheaper flying out of Shenzhen to Hongqiao.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by mulderxcoltrane View Post
Hi all,

Need a one way between HKG and PVG in May. On my date, looks like my best options are China eastern and HK airlines?

Anyone have a preference based on personal experience?
1. it's too early to book decent prices for May (non issue if you're using miles, of course)

2. SHA is much more convenient to PVG, and prices are often comparable, though there are significantly fewer flights

3. KA is the best airline in the market, but is usually the most expensive

4. 9C is the least comfortable of the lot, but is an okay option when everything else is expensive
-pay extra for a seat in the first 2 rows, and it's definitely doable
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Old Dec 5, 18, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
Do you have status with a skyteam airline? If that's the case then China Eastern is the obvious choice. If not they are pretty much the same.
I do not.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 10:32 am
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I prefer flying in and out of SHA and not PVG since the HKG bound flights are less severely delayed out of SHA. This is especially true during the summer months. Without status, I would take any convenient flight out of SHA while possibly avoiding Spring. If Juneyao is flying this route come summer, they are ok, but a half a notch lower than China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines or Hong Kong Airlines.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by uanj View Post
I prefer flying in and out of SHA and not PVG since the HKG bound flights are less severely delayed out of SHA. This is especially true during the summer months. Without status, I would take any convenient flight out of SHA while possibly avoiding Spring. If Juneyao is flying this route come summer, they are ok, but a half a notch lower than China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines or Hong Kong Airlines.
I haven't noticed a major difference in delays between the two airports; when the corridor is jammed, it tends to affect all airports that use it. I prefer SHA because: 1) it is closer to pretty much everywhere you'd want to go in Shanghai, and 2) T1 is extremely easy.

I believe that only KA, MU/FM, and HX fly SHA-HKG. HO and 9C only offer PVG-HKG.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by uanj View Post
I prefer flying in and out of SHA and not PVG since the HKG bound flights are less severely delayed out of SHA. This is especially true during the summer months. Without status, I would take any convenient flight out of SHA while possibly avoiding Spring. If Juneyao is flying this route come summer, they are ok, but a half a notch lower than China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines or Hong Kong Airlines.
i am visiting Shanghai Disney, so PVG is the closest airport.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 6:48 pm
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I haven't noticed a major difference in delays between the two airports; when the corridor is jammed, it tends to affect all airports that use it. I prefer SHA because: 1) it is closer to pretty much everywhere you'd want to go in Shanghai, and 2) T1 is extremely easy.

I believe that only KA, MU/FM, and HX fly SHA-HKG. HO and 9C only offer PVG-HKG.
Over the last two summers I had flight delays up to 7 hours on PVG-HKG. The longest delay I had on SHA-HKG flights was 90 minutes. When things back up art PVG the HKG flights always get low priority. At SHA the few international/regional flights always get priority over the domestic flights so the delays are less significant.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by uanj View Post
Over the last two summers I had flight delays up to 7 hours on PVG-HKG. The longest delay I had on SHA-HKG flights was 90 minutes. When things back up art PVG the HKG flights always get low priority. At SHA the few international/regional flights always get priority over the domestic flights so the delays are less significant.
I have a handful of 10+ hour SHA-HKG/MFM delays under my belt. I really don't think these flights get priority over SZX or CAN flights, apart from the fact that they have more options than the main overland flight path, but the same goes for ex-PVG flights.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 9:08 pm
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Looks like all of the delay issues people are mentioning are PVG-HKG, but Iíll be coming the other way; wonder if that will make a difference?
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Old Dec 5, 18, 9:17 pm
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Looks like all of the delay issues people are mentioning are PVG-HKG, but Iíll be coming the other way; wonder if that will make a difference?
While it's true that some days traffic is more congested in one direction than the other, delays are evenly distributed in the grand scheme.
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