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Old Aug 12, 19, 9:04 am
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Air China biz class

Has anyone ever flown Air China biz and if so can you comment on the level of service, food IFE please.

We were able to get a saver award on UA to DEL which includes one leg on CA. Its from PEK-DEL on an A330-300.

I am not expecting too much but am hopeful its serviceable. I don't expect say Camus XO like on Asiana but I hope it won't be bottom shelf either.

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Old Aug 12, 19, 10:24 am
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Old Aug 12, 19, 1:11 pm
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Thank you. I hope as most of the reviews are older that they are as good now as back then.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 6:30 am
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Last month we did a round trip from Beijing to Europe in Air China business class. We were pleasantly surprised by the service on our way to Barcelona (rivaled best service on flights in Emirates First class- which I know is an entire different discussion). Food was good, wine selection was limited. Return from Frankfurt wasn't as nice. Service was ok, but a little robotic. Food was surprisingly good, wine refills were plentiful but the wine was nowhere near the proper temperature. The only really bad thing was the cabin temperature- we were borderline sweating the entire flight both directions, there were no individual air nozzles to even provide air flow. For many reasons we may end up flying them back to US later this year and are already looking for usb fans to use during our next flight with them. Cabin temperature aside we were pretty happy with the flight. (and although we are learning to speak Mandarin, we had no problem communicating mostly in English during the flights).

On a side note, don't expect much from the lounge in Beijing. It's an escape from the terminal, but really isn't all that great beyond that.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 8:45 am
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Last month we did a round trip from Beijing to Europe in Air China business class. We were pleasantly surprised by the service on our way to Barcelona (rivaled best service on flights in Emirates First class- which I know is an entire different discussion). Food was good, wine selection was limited. Return from Frankfurt wasn't as nice. Service was ok, but a little robotic. Food was surprisingly good, wine refills were plentiful but the wine was nowhere near the proper temperature. The only really bad thing was the cabin temperature- we were borderline sweating the entire flight both directions, there were no individual air nozzles to even provide air flow. For many reasons we may end up flying them back to US later this year and are already looking for usb fans to use during our next flight with them. Cabin temperature aside we were pretty happy with the flight. (and although we are learning to speak Mandarin, we had no problem communicating mostly in English during the flights).

On a side note, don't expect much from the lounge in Beijing. It's an escape from the terminal, but really isn't all that great beyond that.
Thank you. We used their lounge last Sept. Its rather poor but as you say but at least we had a nice view of the tarmac.
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Originally Posted by kmd0506 View Post

On a side note, don't expect much from the lounge in Beijing. It's an escape from the terminal, but really isn't all that great beyond that.
If you fly in CA C, you can use CA F-lounge in PEK. It is identical with the C-lounge, but is virtually empty and has Evian water (sometimes well hidden in the fridge).
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If you fly in CA C, you can use CA F-lounge in PEK. It is identical with the C-lounge, but is virtually empty and has Evian water (sometimes well hidden in the fridge).
Do you mean Air China business class passengers with no CA or star alliance status can use the F lounge transiting PEK?
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