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Delta DM experience flying China Eastern

Old Feb 20, 19, 6:15 pm
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I did a search and I think the last report on JFK-HKG-JFK was maybe two years ago.

Any recent reports on MU J for this route?
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Old Feb 20, 19, 7:34 pm
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I did JFK>PVG>SIN late last fall as a MR. You could technically connect to wifi, but the connection was so poor it immediately dropped. For all intents and purposes, assume no wifi.

Safe and enjoyable travels.
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Old Feb 21, 19, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by navi_jen View Post
I did JFK>PVG>SIN late last fall as a MR. You could technically connect to wifi, but the connection was so poor it immediately dropped. For all intents and purposes, assume no wifi.

Safe and enjoyable travels.
I flew LAX>PVG>LAX also late last fall and the WiFi worked perfectly! It probably depends what you are going to be using it for, as streaming a movie is different than doing emails.
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Old Feb 21, 19, 10:39 am
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And remember, Google and Gmail are blocked on the mainland, so probably also on the Wi-Fi.
If your internet experience consists of a heavy dose of Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned sites, then don't fly Chinese airlines if you expect to surf while airborne.
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Old Feb 21, 19, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyBitcoin View Post
And remember, Google and Gmail are blocked on the mainland, so probably also on the Wi-Fi.
If your internet experience consists of a heavy dose of Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned sites, then don't fly Chinese airlines if you expect to surf while airborne.
This is true, but is an easy problem to solve. I personally don't use FB or Twitter, but my company uses Gsuite for email/calendar, and of course I use Google as my primary search engine. On a somewhat related note, I bought a wifi pass from Delta on my ATL-PVG flight last month, and it stopped working as soon as we entered Russian airspace ~7 hours into the 15 hour flight, and didn't work in PRC airspace either. By contrast, MU wifi never lets me down, and of course it's free.
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Old Feb 21, 19, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
This is true, but is an easy problem to solve. I personally don't use FB or Twitter, but my company uses Gsuite for email/calendar, and of course I use Google as my primary search engine. On a somewhat related note, I bought a wifi pass from Delta on my ATL-PVG flight last month, and it stopped working as soon as we entered Russian airspace ~7 hours into the 15 hour flight, and didn't work in PRC airspace either. By contrast, MU wifi never lets me down, and of course it's free.
I experienced this on United flight as well, but only once. I think the pilot might have control of the wifi at this point, the pilot on my United flight was pretty strict about the rule that no wifi is allowed in Chinese airspace. He actually PAed us before shutting down the wifi, and stated that it is a rule of PRC.
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Old Feb 21, 19, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by audidudi View Post
I flew LAX>PVG>LAX also late last fall and the WiFi worked perfectly! It probably depends what you are going to be using it for, as streaming a movie is different than doing emails.
Originally Posted by FlyBitcoin View Post
And remember, Google and Gmail are blocked on the mainland, so probably also on the Wi-Fi.
If your internet experience consists of a heavy dose of Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned sites, then don't fly Chinese airlines if you expect to surf while airborne.
Originally Posted by moondog View Post
This is true, but is an easy problem to solve. I personally don't use FB or Twitter, but my company uses Gsuite for email/calendar, and of course I use Google as my primary search engine. On a somewhat related note, I bought a wifi pass from Delta on my ATL-PVG flight last month, and it stopped working as soon as we entered Russian airspace ~7 hours into the 15 hour flight, and didn't work in PRC airspace either. By contrast, MU wifi never lets me down, and of course it's free.
All good to know. What about texting? Is that possible?

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Old Feb 21, 19, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by FBplatinum View Post
It is only Recently you can use your mobile phone (in airplane mode) in mainland China flight.
From my use on personal flight with MU (China Eastern), it is NO free wifi (internet) for J class.
It is free, actually, at least for it's TPAC routes. Pre registration is required, and for first 100 pax.
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Old Feb 21, 19, 6:48 pm
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Im on board MU 586 - LAX-PVG. Yes, there is WiFi internet of a sort. Very slowww. Reminds me of first generation dial up but it is there. Overall flight experience so far is much better than expected from recent reports. No smoke smell, food is not bad and service has been constant 6 hours in.
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Old Feb 21, 19, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Repooc17 View Post
It is free, actually, at least for it's TPAC routes. Pre registration is required, and for first 100 pax.
Originally Posted by Tomphot View Post
Im on board MU 586 - LAX-PVG. Yes, there is WiFi internet of a sort. Very slowww. Reminds me of first generation dial up but it is there. Overall flight experience so far is much better than expected from recent reports. No smoke smell, food is not bad and service has been constant 6 hours in.
Tomphot did you register prior to your flight?

Repooc how do you register?

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Old Feb 22, 19, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by mattya9 View Post




Tomphot did you register prior to your flight?

Repooc how do you register?

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https://us.ceair.com/en/wifi.html

※ Reminder:

1.From today onwards, if you purchase a ticket (whose first three numbers are 7-8-1) for the flight actually operated by China Eastern Airlines or Shanghai Airlines, you can request, through CEAIR webiste (http://us.ceair.com/en/) or on the plane, a free experience of inflight interconnectivity service (in test phase) valued at RMB 258.

2. You may apply for the accessibility to Internet experience flight at the official website and APP of China Eastern in 30 days before the departure. 100 passengers are allowed per flight. First come, first served.

3. Due to unpredictable situation (such as equipment maintenance, system updating, airplane allocation, etc.), inflight Internet service may have temporary change, please subject to the actual flight.

4. Devices that can be used in inflight Internet include mobile phone, laptop, pad with airplane mode, provide you with webpage browse, instant communication, email sending and receiving, etc. (voice service is not provided temporarily), please obey the regulation of China Eastern Airlines and listen to the instruction of the crew.

5. Verification code to get on the internet will be sent in message to mobile phone filled when applied upon successful application, please take proper care of it. Such code is only used by this flight passenger and bound with his/her personal information. Safety use should be guaranteed.

6. China Eastern Airlines inflight Internet service is satellite provided network connection, please understand network blocking or interruption caused by weather, airplane location, crossing polar region, satellite switch, browser restriction, VPN restriction, etc. Currently supported system version is iOS 9 or higher, MacOs X 10.9 or higher, Android 4.4 or higher, Windows 7 or higher, supported browser is Safari 8 or higher, Chrome 42 or higher, Firefox 38 or higher, IE 11 or higher. China Eastern Airlines shall not bear liability for loss, lag or error of any data in inflight Internet service.

7. To ensure safe flight and communication, passengers should observe relevant laws and regulations of China civil aviation and communication management in using inflight Internet service and be subject to arrangement of cabin steward. Partial network application is not available in accordance with relevant laws and regulations of China communication management. China Eastern Airlines has the right to close inflight Internet service temporarily or throughout the whole process out of consideration for safe flight and communication.
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Old Feb 22, 19, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by mattya9 View Post




Tomphot did you register prior to your flight?

Repooc how do you register?

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i did not register prior to flight. Using the WiFi is painful to say the least. Never got anything accomplished.
In the lounge now waiting for my flight to BKK.
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Old Feb 22, 19, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by Tomphot View Post


i did not register prior to flight. Using the WiFi is painful to say the least. Never got anything accomplished.

This was my experience as well.
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Old Feb 22, 19, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by Repooc17 View Post
It is free, actually, at least for it's TPAC routes. Pre registration is required, and for first 100 pax.
As far as I know, the Wi-Fi now works on (at least) most widebody aircraft, if not all. I couldn't register for the Wi-Fi when I flew FM on SHA-CAN (they use the same system as MU), but I pre-registered for the Wi-Fi on all segments of my upcoming trip to DEL.

Now, I still need VPN recommendations so I can work on the plane!
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Old Feb 22, 19, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by mattya9 View Post
All good to know. What about texting? Is that possible?

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There actually are a couple of ways to use Google in China:

1. VPNs (though, this is flaky at best).
2. Have Google Fi as your cell provider.

I was in PVG a few weeks ago and had no issues whatsoever loading/using any Google products on my phone. Buddy loaded a VPN on his phone (iPhone, Verizon) and was able to access Google but ran into trouble getting it to load more often than not.
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