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China Eastern: $1,568 RT Taipei to Chicago Business

China Eastern: $1,568 RT Taipei to Chicago Business

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Old Dec 7, 18, 12:58 pm
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China Eastern: $1,568 RT Taipei to Chicago Business

- avoid TPE airport and fly from downtown Taipei instead

- lie-flat seats in 777

- free data changes, TWD 3,000 for cancellations

- standard China Eastern disclaimers apply

https://www.momondo.com/flight-searc...iness/1adults/
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Old Dec 7, 18, 1:49 pm
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Good find. Only works on CheapOAir and OneTravel but not on XP. Is this a bulk fare?
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Old Dec 7, 18, 10:06 pm
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Showing $2,300+?
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Old Dec 8, 18, 12:08 am
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gone..?
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Old Dec 8, 18, 1:46 am
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gone..?
maybe sold out because there are not a lot of seats on China Eastern metal between TSA and PVG

Does this fare work from TPE

Are there any better time? The layover is brutal
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Old Dec 10, 18, 10:26 pm
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Anyone care to explain what is standard China Eastern disclaimers?

I can see some availability on Jul 30th.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 12:37 pm
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Probably implying standard terms and conditions.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by flyingislove View Post
Probably implying standard terms and conditions.
Or the subpar experience in every regard when flying PRC carriers.
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Old Dec 17, 18, 8:08 am
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Or the subpar experience in every regard when flying PRC carriers.
Hehe no doubt.
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Old Dec 17, 18, 9:51 pm
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I didn't think flying China Eastern was that bad, especially for the price. It is not 4 or 5 stars, but the hard product is descent.
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Anyone care to explain what is standard China Eastern disclaimers?

I can see some availability on Jul 30th.
If you search China Eastern (MU) on Boarding Area, for example, you'll find a number of cautionary tales about them, most dealing with MU FAs disappearing for the rest of the flight immediately after meal service and intermittent smoking on the flights. There are many theories as to whether it's the pilots in the cockpit, crew up in the berthing area, both of those, or something else.

I flew them twice last year in Y, smelled smoke for a few minutes while sitting toward the back of the plane on one leg of 4; t'was probably coming from the aft crew rest area. Overall I found the flights to be fine. As I recall the food was okay, I got what I needed, and I was able to sleep.

My one cautionary story is that I had to sweet talk the supervisor at the check in desks to issue my BP at the tail end of the check in process for the previous flight (~1700 if I recall correctly) to issue me a BP for my 0100 departure the next AM so that I could get through security and into a lounge, otherwise I was going to have to wait in food court area of JFK for 6 plus hours because of how early my positioning flight arrived - lesson to the wise. He very nicely hooked me up.

I ended up spending several hours in the Alitalia lounge (on my Priority Pass card) - total dive at the time and it hasn't improved, from what I hear. But, I didn't find any other lounge available in that terminal and I sure wasn't leaving it.

Bottom line, I think MU is an okay way to rack up some serious Delta MQMs/MQDs. I plan to fly them in J someday.
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