JUNEYAO AIRLINES (Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport), FIRST CLASS, Airbus A320-200
Route: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Departure date and time of flight: June 2013
Flight Number: HO1290
Flight duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
Class: FIRST CLASS
Aircraft type: Airbus A320-200
IACO Callsign: Air Juneyao
IATA Code: HO
Aircraft Registration: B-6024
Punctuality of the flight:
By some amazing grace of the almighty, the flight departed on time, and landed on time as well in a rather cloudy Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.
Any baggage issues:
No issues- the bags arrived on time and in one piece. Juneyao Airlines allows upto one bag weighing 30kg in First Class.
Comments on the check-in staff and any issues:
The check-in staff were polite, smiled and very professional. There was no problem what so ever. I had arrived around two hours before departure. I had arrived at the airport at least an hour beforehand, and so there was no problem what so ever. It was nice to be early so then I could manage some aircraft shots.
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
After take-off, a variety of drinks (standard- tea, coffee, orange juice, apple juice, lemonade, or coca cola) were offered. As with most of the airlines in China, the drinks (coca cola, orange etc.) were all branded with the Juneyao Airlines logo. A packet of salted almonds was also provided.
Comments regarding the first meal:
Just prior to lunch being served, a wet hand towel was offered.
The meal tray consisted of the following:
* Cold bread
* Two slices of orange fruit
* Cold salad plate with fresh king prawns, creaser salad, chicken wings, and a wedge of lemon slice.
* Warm bread from the basket
* A choice of one of: chicken & rice, fish balls & rice, or pork & rice. I opted for the fish balls & rice.
First impressions were that the food is of good quality. Airline food in China is getting better by the day. The quantity was also just about right- not too much, and not too little either.
Comments regarding the drinks service:
A second round of drinks was offered after the meal.
Comments regarding the in-flight snacks (if any):
Comments regarding the second meal (if any):
Comments on the in-flight system (if any):
There was no IFE system. On the A320, the overhead screens come down when the safety announcement is made, and then they are hidden away for the rest of the flight.
Comments of professionalism of the cabin crew:
The staff were very professional, always had a smile on their faces and were quick to respond to any kind of request from the passengers. The Captain was kind enough to allow me into the flight deck before the flight.
Improvements that could be made:
Perhaps have mood lighting when the aircraft is flying in between different time zones (morning, afternoon and evening) - hey, I could honestly find nothing else wrong with this flight!
Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
The Airbus A320-300 belonging to Juneyao Airlines is clean, and had a fresh smell upon entering the cabin. The cabin consists of the trademark purple, burgundy and maroon colours on all the seats, and cushions. The dragon logo of the Juneyao Airlines brand is also proudly displayed on the cushions.
There are eight seats in the First Class cabin, with a 2-2 configuration. Each First Class seat is 48.0-inch seat pitch and 21.0 inch width. There are 144 Economy Class seats in a 3-3 configuration. Each Economy Class seats provides a 31.0-inch pitch, and has a width of 19.0 inch.
Overall rating 1-10 (worst-best): 8
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