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CA986 SFO > PEK in J: 744 Reviews? Upper or lower deck?

Old Aug 14, 13, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by NickP 1K View Post
Yes it's UA lounge in SFO, THOUGH we were able to use the SQ SKL in SFO prior to closing (it closes right as the SFO-ICN-SIN first leg departs)

Nice surprise if you continue on past PEK (I was to SIN then KUL), the SIN lounge for CA is now the Cathay joint run Skyview Lounge which has showers and a near Cathay experience (minus noodle station), Cathay staff are also in the lounge.
I wouldn't go that far; the Cabin and the Wing are two of my favorite lounges in the world. While Skyview Lounge is good for the PRC, I have a hard time mentioning it in the same breath as CX's lounges at HKIA.
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Old Aug 14, 13, 10:08 am
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Thanks for the feedback Nick. That would be nice.

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Old Aug 14, 13, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by NickP 1K View Post
I think Combi is gone, this PEK-SFO-PEK route seems to be the last North America route with the 747-400 all others are A330 (YVR) or 773. I can assume some point in the future this last 747-400 will go to.
From a press release, CA 985/986 uses all passenger 747-400. Business class has 39 seats. However, I don't see any seat maps with a configuration of 39 biz class seats. This is probably a new configuration.

Press release: http://www.airchina.us/en/aboutus/ai.../20130805.html

Seat map:
http://www.airchina.us/en/managemytr...maps/b747.html
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Old Aug 14, 13, 11:04 pm
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Originally Posted by sfo3388 View Post
From a press release, CA 985/986 uses all passenger 747-400. Business class has 39 seats. However, I don't see any seat maps with a configuration of 39 biz class seats. This is probably a new configuration.

Press release: http://www.airchina.us/en/aboutus/ai.../20130805.html

Seat map:
http://www.airchina.us/en/managemytr...maps/b747.html
There is only one config. Less seats as some seats are blocked for crew on upper deck biz
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Old Aug 15, 13, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by NickP 1K View Post
I suggest doing the lower deck nose area middle area last rows aisle seats if you have a group. Put the older one on their own and the younger with you. You will NOT be able to do 3 people together as it's 2-2 upper deck or 2-2 and 2-2-2 in lower deck.

On bags through: if it's one itin then Air China WILL check bags through no issue. I've checked bags through from Air China to EVA before no issues
Thanks! Great info...gives me peace of mind...
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