Is a China Eastern 1h55m transit (I->I) safe for Shanghai PVG!?

Old Feb 7, 19, 2:56 pm
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Is a China Eastern 1h55m transit (I->I) safe for Shanghai PVG!?

China Eastern is offering cheap $850 fares from Chicago to Sydney via Shanghai PVG. Outbound transit is only 1h55m and return is 6h+. I'm worried about the outbound being delayed thus missing my Sydney flight. There is another flight to Sydney 4 hours later at midnight they could accommodate me on though. Anyone done this transfer? How is the transfer process/efficiency at PVG airport? I hold a US passport.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 7:03 pm
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China Eastern is offering cheap $850 fares from Chicago to Sydney via Shanghai PVG. Outbound transit is only 1h55m and return is 6h+. I'm worried about the outbound being delayed thus missing my Sydney flight. There is another flight to Sydney 4 hours later at midnight they could accommodate me on though. Anyone done this transfer? How is the transfer process/efficiency at PVG airport? I hold a US passport.
I think that should be pretty safe. While we often complain about PVG delays, inbound long haul flights get high priority. The 6 hour layover on the return is a bit awkward though because it's too long to spend at the airport, but too short to get a meaningful taste of Shanghai. If I were in your shoes, I'd stick with the outbound as planned, but try to swing an overnight layover on the return.
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