China Eastern 767-300 - Does it exist?

Old Jun 18, 13, 10:28 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Programs: BA Gold, EY Gold.
Posts: 283
China Eastern 767-300 - Does it exist?

Hi all,

I'm booked on a China Eastern flight in J from SIN - PVG. My itinerary states a 767-300 as the aircraft type. However my search for this aircraft on China Easterns own website and seatguru does not list it. I called my corporate travel planner who insists it is not a code share and is definitely showing as a 767. Anyone have any ideas?

Also as an aside, I fly back from PVG to BKK and have the option of J on the A330-300 or the A340-600. Can anyone suggest which is better?

Thanks!
duckied is offline  
Old Jun 18, 13, 11:38 am
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 33,004
Originally Posted by duckied View Post
Hi all,

I'm booked on a China Eastern flight in J from SIN - PVG. My itinerary states a 767-300 as the aircraft type. However my search for this aircraft on China Easterns own website and seatguru does not list it. I called my corporate travel planner who insists it is not a code share and is definitely showing as a 767. Anyone have any ideas?

Also as an aside, I fly back from PVG to BKK and have the option of J on the A330-300 or the A340-600. Can anyone suggest which is better?

Thanks!
I did that flight late last year. It's an FM plane, but it flies into an MU gate (T1)... FM crew, IIRC.

On the return, I would go for the 330.
moondog is offline  
Old Jun 18, 13, 10:45 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Shanghai and Bavaria
Programs: Spire RA, Bonvoy Titanium, FB LP, LH SEN, Ctrip Diamond VIP.
Posts: 3,014
FM plane with FM or MU crew. Configured 2-1-2 in business with old but very comfortable recliners. Seat pitch rather narrow, try to get a seat in the first row which is row six.

Return absolutely on the 333.

Where else but T1 at PVG should FM depart?
Chinatrvl is offline  
Old Jun 18, 13, 11:33 pm
  #4  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 33,004
Originally Posted by Chinatrvl View Post
FM plane with FM or MU crew. Configured 2-1-2 in business with old but very comfortable recliners. Seat pitch rather narrow, try to get a seat in the first row which is row six.

Return absolutely on the 333.

Where else but T1 at PVG should FM depart?
I thought they were still at T2 for some reason, but stand corrected.
moondog is offline  
Old Jun 24, 13, 2:49 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NYC
Programs: AA EXP, BA Bronze, TK Silver, SPG Gold, Hilton Diamond, Hyatt Plat, IC Plat Amb
Posts: 1,080
Similar question, I need to get to BKK from PVG.

One of the options is China Eastern on 767 leaving PVG at 10:20pm, getting into BKK at 1:20am. $481 for business class, which I would be willing to pay.

Two alternatives are:
1) PVG-SIN-BKK on SQ. Red eye, lie flat seat on 772, but costs 30K SQ miles + $186 (ouch!)
2) PVG-BKI-KUL-BKK on MH 738. Also, red-eye, and 4 hour layover in KUL. Cheapest route at 22.5K AA miles.

Am I too crazy to consider 2) route?
BigRedBears is offline  
Old Jun 25, 13, 2:04 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Here today gone tomorrow
Programs: *G, ow Saph
Posts: 2,865
$481 for business class, paid, or 22.5K miles plus two stops on a redeye? Well, only you know how much 22.5K AA miles are worth to you, but I'd take the $481 for nonstop, semi-non-redeye J in a heartbeat!
MKE-MR is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: