Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles
Reload this Page >

Delta DM experience flying China Eastern

Delta DM experience flying China Eastern

Old Nov 21, 18, 9:38 am
  #196  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Washington, DC, Chapel Hill, NC (RDU)
Programs: DL Diam 2MM (2.3), HH Gold, PC Gold, Hyatt Plat
Posts: 5,536
I thought I read somewhere that MU was now participating in prechek, but not listed on the TSA www site? Anyone have success in getting KTN into an MU record. I was able to use the Garuda www site to get my DL ff number in and Expedia, where I booked the ticket has my KTN. But not sure that it passed to MU. Maybe will require another call and hold with the MU phone line?
Thanks.
mot29 is offline  
Old Nov 21, 18, 12:36 pm
  #197  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Programs: Delta DM
Posts: 410
Originally Posted by audidudi View Post
The instructions to access the on-board WiFi are in the in-flight magazine.To get on the WiFi, first connect to CE-AIR in WiFi Settings, type in the web address that is shown in the magazine (apologies as I've forgotten the web address!), type in your seat # and finally type in the last four #s of your passport! I just used it from LAX>PVG>LAX recently and it worked perfectly! You can access virtually the whole web, including Messages, Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, WeChat, and online games like Wordfeud etc.
Awesome! That's great to know for next time! Thanks!

OPS
mattya9 is offline  
Old Nov 21, 18, 11:43 pm
  #198  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: ATL
Programs: Delta PlM, 1M
Posts: 6,269
Originally Posted by mattya9 View Post
Awesome! That's great to know for next time! Thanks!

OPS
One note. As far as I know Google is blocked by the Great Firewall. If you browser us set to that as default you might see a Mandarin error message.
mattya9 likes this.
exwannabe is offline  
Old Nov 27, 18, 7:53 pm
  #199  
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Flying to a boat
Programs: DL DM/2MM, Bonvoy Titanium, Hertz PC
Posts: 821
Originally Posted by mattya9 View Post
... The one thing that really annoyed me, and this might seem quite picky, is there was no way to turn the light down/off for the seat control buttons. There were a couple times I woke up and the cabin was almost completely dark except for these buttons shining brightly in my face...
You are so right, I noticed this as well- what a goofy thing. When fully reclined, those seat control button lights are right in your face. My solution was to lean my cell phone or kindle there, which worked well for me.
ULDB65 is offline  
Old Nov 27, 18, 8:03 pm
  #200  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canada
Programs: FB Platinum, SM Diamond
Posts: 645
Originally Posted by ULDB65 View Post
The MU miles, MQMs and MQDs posted into my DL account just 3 days after the flights.
Same with me (with China MU inland flight), it even take less than 3 days.
FBplatinum is offline  
Old Nov 27, 18, 8:29 pm
  #201  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by moondog View Post
For intra China trips, ctrip is very useful because they can make magic happen during irrops.
As far as I can tell they don't show the fare class the tickets are though when selecting flights? Kind of hard to know what you can get credited (if at all) to Delta without that.
DetR6oit is offline  
Old Nov 27, 18, 9:36 pm
  #202  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 38,346
Originally Posted by DetR6oit View Post
As far as I can tell they don't show the fare class the tickets are though when selecting flights? Kind of hard to know what you can get credited (if at all) to Delta without that.
If you hover over the change conditions link, the fare class shows at the bottom of the resulting popup, e.g.:

舱位(T):票面460/人
moondog is online now  
Old Nov 28, 18, 9:43 am
  #203  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: SFO
Programs: DL Charter DM/2MM, IHG Diamond Elite
Posts: 1,725
Originally Posted by ULDB65 View Post
You are so right, I noticed this as well- what a goofy thing. When fully reclined, those seat control button lights are right in your face. My solution was to lean my cell phone or kindle there, which worked well for me.
That's a design fault from the seat manufacturer of course, not MU's fault! To avoid the lights issue, I used the eye shades from the amenity kit, which block out all light! That's what they are there for!
audidudi is offline  
Old Nov 29, 18, 5:59 am
  #204  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Somewhere...
Programs: AA PLT/3MM, UA GM/1MM, DL DM/1MM, FB Plat, AS MVP Gold, WN AList+
Posts: 1,586
For those of us that need to fly/within China on a regular basis hopefully the news that CZ is leaving ST - and likely headed to OW - will encourage MU’s management even more to keep things improving.
CoMooter is offline  
Old Nov 29, 18, 6:28 am
  #205  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 38,346
Originally Posted by CoMooter View Post
For those of us that need to fly/within China on a regular basis hopefully the news that CZ is leaving ST - and likely headed to OW - will encourage MUs management even more to keep things improving.
What makes you think CZ is moving to OW?
moondog is online now  
Old Nov 29, 18, 7:00 am
  #206  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Somewhere...
Programs: AA PLT/3MM, UA GM/1MM, DL DM/1MM, FB Plat, AS MVP Gold, WN AList+
Posts: 1,586
Originally Posted by moondog View Post
What makes you think CZ is moving to OW?
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...rtnership.html

still conjecture on OW...but writing is on the wall...they will not stay unaligned and there is likely already a ‘plan’ as they are too big. CX is an open question on this one, but they likely have already been ‘consulted/advised’ as well on this.
CoMooter is offline  
Old Nov 29, 18, 7:02 am
  #207  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 38,346
Originally Posted by CoMooter View Post


https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...rtnership.html

still conjecture on OW...but writing is on the wall...they will not stay unaligned and there is likely already a plan as they are too big.
CX has veto power.
moondog is online now  
Old Nov 29, 18, 7:10 am
  #208  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Somewhere...
Programs: AA PLT/3MM, UA GM/1MM, DL DM/1MM, FB Plat, AS MVP Gold, WN AList+
Posts: 1,586
Originally Posted by moondog View Post
CX has veto power.
...and they both eventually answer to CAAC directly - or indirectly (through CA in CX’s case). Again, logic would indicate there is already a plan. CZ is just too big and the mainland is a huge gap for OW and they know it.

And, to add to the mix CX has been ‘bleeding’ as of late...

China Southern leaves SkyTeam, planning to join oneworld
CoMooter is offline  
Old Nov 29, 18, 7:15 am
  #209  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 38,346
Originally Posted by CoMooter View Post


...and they both eventually answer to CAAC directly - or indirectly (through CA in CXs case). Again, logic would indicate there is already a plan. CZ is just too big and the mainland is a huge gap for OW and they know it.

And, to add to the mix CX has been bleeding as of late...

China Southern leaves SkyTeam, planning to join oneworld
CA already owns 30% of CX, and codeshares extensively. I'm not sure what would motivate them to invite intra alliance rivalry in either *A or OW.
moondog is online now  
Old Nov 29, 18, 7:28 am
  #210  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Somewhere...
Programs: AA PLT/3MM, UA GM/1MM, DL DM/1MM, FB Plat, AS MVP Gold, WN AList+
Posts: 1,586
Originally Posted by moondog View Post
CA already owns 30% of CX, and codeshares extensively. I'm not sure what would motivate them to invite intra alliance rivalry in either *A or OW.
Yup, and we are going to get yelled at by the moderator on this one since it is a bit off topic from MU or DL, but I am not sure CX is in a position to invite anything on this one due their current realities politically and financially. The rest of OW needs adequate feed into China especially to secondary cities. HKG and CX have limits on this count. MU (which was the last of the big 3 in China to join an alliance) is now clearly the dominant ST feed point into China puts CZ in a strange spot. DL is also now a shareholder.

Frankly, with so little service between CAN and HKG at the moment...I can see some cross market opportunities for both. It has been apparent for some time that CZ has been souring on ST, and that AA shareholding was approved by CAAC for a reason. Balance needs to be maintained and this setup smells of it.


BenA likes this.
CoMooter is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread