Route: Qingdao Liuting Airport to Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport
Departure date and time of flight: 17:28 on the 23 March, 2015
Flight Number: MU2381
Flight duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
Class: Economy Class
Aircraft type: Airbus A321
Punctuality of the flight:
The flight departed on time and landed on time.
Any baggage issues:
No issues- the bags arrived on time and in one piece.
Comments on the check-in staff and any issues:
Qingdao Airport is located on the outskirts of the city, with around a 30-mnute drive required from the downtown. Even though Qingdao is an international airport (Lufthansa flies using their A340-642 aircraft three times a week, at the time of writing). No check in issues. Everything went perfectly smoothly at Qingdao Airport. I arrived around five minutes prior to the check in counter being closed.
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
Drinks, excluding alcohol, included tea and coffee were served. The beautiful thing about flying with China Eastern is that they are one of the few airline companies in China that offer sugar and milk powder separately.
Comments regarding the first meal:
A delicious helping of Chinese pork and rice (hot meal) was served straight after take-off. This was accompanied with a small tray containing four cherry tomatoes, and a packet of mustard pickle (hot and spicy!).
Comments regarding the drinks service:
A second round of drinks were offered after the meal. No alcohol was served, but plenty of milk, coffee and tea. Loved it.
Comments on the in-flight system (if any):
The IFE system was only activated once during this flight- prior to take off (for the safety demonstration). The PVT screens are not placed behind every seat but overhead.
Comments of professionalism of the cabin crew:
The cabin crew were professional and polite. Just a normal flight, without any incidents. The level of English spoken was good, too.
Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
This Airbus A321 aircraft for China Eastern has a seat configuration of 3-3 with an all economy seat set up. The plane was very clean and had the latest IFE system installed. The staff were professional and could speak some adequate amounts of English.
Overall rating 1-10 (worst-best):10
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