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Did everyone see China Eastern has now moved to Group 1

Did everyone see China Eastern has now moved to Group 1

Old Dec 20, 15, 6:39 am
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Did everyone see China Eastern has now moved to Group 1

Noticed this on Delta.com this morning as I was reminding myself which MU fare classes get full mileage credit. This is very helpful for travel to/within China.

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_.../airlines.html
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Old Dec 20, 15, 6:43 am
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That is a great news if a lot of booking class in economy is available. More choice for run and prob award


GOL is also new group 1!!
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Old Dec 20, 15, 7:40 am
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This is great news.
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Old Dec 20, 15, 8:15 am
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News to me, thanks for the post!
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Old Dec 20, 15, 9:40 am
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Did everyone see China Eastern has now moved to Group 1

Wow! No, I hadn't!

My morning ritual is, to make coffee, check FlyerTalk, feed the cats, have some cereal, brush my teeth, check the news headlines, THEN check Delta's partner chart for updates!!!


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Old Dec 20, 15, 9:43 am
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Excellent news. This provides lots of interesting alternatives...
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Old Dec 20, 15, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by PayItForward View Post
Excellent news. This provides lots of interesting alternatives...
This is not your China Eastern Airlines of yesterday. The Look, New Experience, Boeing 777-300ER.

http://thedesignair.net/2015/02/04/c...ded-advantage/

Total game changer for sure. MU flies the B773 from JFK to PVG and then onto points into South East Asia, like Singapore. The business class fare from JFK to SIN on MU is only $3600.00. The best Delta BE fare is $5600.00. With MU, brand new B773 planes with a 1-2-1 direct aisle access cabin, Delta you get a 777 and then onto an old and outdated B767-300. I think its time to try MU to Singapore. No more waiting and playing the GUC gate upgrade game.

They also have family couch seats in economy. Something delta doesnt offer.
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Old Dec 20, 15, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by DL2SXM View Post
They also have family couch seats in economy. Something delta doesnt offer.
Aren't you confusing MU with CI?
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Old Dec 20, 15, 7:23 pm
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China Eastern often has some amazing fares based out of Tokyo, so this is definitely great news.
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Old Dec 20, 15, 10:46 pm
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This is potentially great news, but I'd be interested to hear more about recent MU TPAC in coach if anyone's done it.

I had to send 9 people to SIN a few months ago and looked at China Eastern, but ended up on China Southern, after reading some unfavorable reviews and hearing some negative stories about China Eastern.

They were all pretty happy - with a newish 777 JFK-CAN.
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Old Dec 20, 15, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
Wow! No, I hadn't!

My morning ritual is, to make coffee, check FlyerTalk, feed the cats, have some cereal, brush my teeth, check the news headlines, THEN check Delta's partner chart for updates!!!

Haha nice!! Sounds like my morning ritual too..except that I have only 1 cat to feed!
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Old Dec 20, 15, 11:12 pm
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Now if only they would restore KE to Group 1. It's shameful that a founding member of SkyTeam is listed lower than such prestigious names as Aeroflot, Czech, Xiamen, and TAROM...
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Old Dec 21, 15, 12:55 am
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Took another look at the partner charts and those really cheap fares are in fare classes not listed in the table so 0 MQM, MQD, SkyMiles...
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Old Dec 21, 15, 1:50 am
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I thought T was the lowest fare bucket for MU?
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Old Dec 21, 15, 6:34 am
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Originally Posted by belfordrocks View Post
I thought T was the lowest fare bucket for MU?
Not even close

http://en.ceair.com/easternmiles/hkl...725_11796.html
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