China Eastern Airlines is known as an airline headquartered in Shanghai, China, as well as a member of the SkyTeam Alliance. The airline currently operates a fleet of over 600 aircrafts, with average age less than 5.5 years, being one of the youngest fleets in major airlines in the world. Covering 1,052 destinations in 177 countries, China Eastern Airlines offers flights in Economy Class, Business Class, as well as First Class.
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With comfortable seats and spacious legroom, China Eastern Airlines offers the best Economy Class experience to all of its passengers. To experience more comfort during the flight, passengers can also recline their seat to a certain degree. Each seat is equipped with an armrest and a table with a drink holder. China Eastern Airlines also provides an internet connection for passengers who need to get some work done or just want to get in touch with the outside world.
Depends on the destination, China Eastern Airlines offers various in-flight meal menus. But the Economy Class passengers get to choose between pork with noodles or seafood rice. Both menus are served with a bread roll and butter, mustard silk, a meat potato salad, cookies, and water. As a dessert, China Eastern Airlines also serves melon. In addition to that, the meal comes with a wet tissue as a wipe.
Each Business Class seat in China Eastern Airlines is equipped with a personal screen. Below that was the ottoman with generous space. There are also seat controls located at the bottom left of the seat. Above that were the entertainment controls, reading light, headphone jack, and USB ports. The Business Class passengers will received an amenity kit and slippers for more comfort during the flight. The amenity kit consists of earplugs, a dental kit, and cream plus lip balm from Clarins.
While waiting for the boarding, China Eastern Airlines’ cabin crew will pass the in-flight meal menu to the passengers. The menu varies from Chinese to Western cuisines, such as Prawn Wonton Noodle Soup and Lobster with Ginger & Onion Sauce. Each entrée menu comes with an appetizer, bread, seasonal fruits, and dessert. China Eastern Airlines also provides a wide range of great wines.
The First Class cabin is very spacious and only consists of six closeted suites. As the passengers arrive at their seat, they will be welcomed with a special note and two menus, one for meals and one for beverages. First Class passengers will get a set of pajamas, slippers, and an amenity kit by Salvatore Ferragamo. The amenity kit consists of a face cream, lip balm, cologne, dental kit, eye mask, comb, and earplugs. Passengers can also store their stuff in the ottoman available at each seat. There’s also an IFE remote controller for when the passengers want to change their seat setting.
During boarding, the front baggage storage area offers a selection of drinks. For the main menu, passengers get to choose between Chinese Style and Western Style. Each style will be served with an appetizer, salad, soup, and entrée. There are also canapé menus such as Salmon Roe with Chopped Egg Tart and Parma Ham & Scallop Skewer. Not to mention the dessert options, ranging from cakes to ice cream.
China Eastern Airlines offers a frequent flyer program called Eastern Miles. Members can earn Eastern Miles points through taking China Eastern Airlines flights or partner airline flights, staying at partner hotels, consuming via partner credit card, renting car, and so on. All accumulated points can be redeemed for free flight ticket, cabin class upgrade, extra baggage allowance, beneficial gifts, and other invaluable rewarding. The VIP membership of Eastern Miles program can be divided into two tiers, which are Golden Card membership and Silver Card membership. The more frequent the flight times are, the higher the tier will be.
If the China Eastern Airlines passengers depart from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, they can enjoy an airport lounge facility called First Class Lounge No. 77. There are a lot of varieties of seating areas, from couches to chairs with a table to work on. The lounge provides a decent range of food options, such as hot dishes, salads, dim sum, pastries, fruits, and sandwiches. Not to mention the Wi-Fi connection for passengers who want to squeeze in some work. However, the access to the First Class Lounge No. 77 is only available for the Business Class passengers of China Eastern Airlines and the members of SkyTeam’s frequent flyer program.
Featuring an elegant dark blue blazer and skirt, with a white shirt underneath, the flight attendant’s uniform of China Eastern Airlines is designed to inherit and develop the stylish side of the airline. The uniform perfectly blends the oriental and international styles, as well as fashion and comfort. It features a scarf with a red and blue pattern that represents the airline’s brand image and identity. Overall, the flight attendant uniform is indeed quite simple, yet still looks very elegant, stylish, comfortable, and versatile.
Max. 10 kg (Dimension: 20 x 40 x 55 cm)
2 pcs (max. 23 kg/pc) (Dimension: max. 158 cm)
2 pcs (max. 32 kg/pc) (Dimension: max. 158 cm)
All flights to America
2 pcs (max. 23 kg/pc) (Dimension: max. 158 cm)
2 pcs (max. 32 kg/pc) (Dimension: max. 158 cm)
3 pcs (max. 32 kg/pc) (Dimension: max. 158 cm)
Please find the check-in time for all China Eastern Airlines flights on the table below. Check-in time may vary if your flight is operated by a partner airline. Please check your e-ticket to ensure.
Recommended Check-in Time
Check-in Time Limit
2 hours 30 minutes before departure
45 minutes before departure
Online check-in is also available for China Eastern Airlines flights. Please follow the steps below.
In general, refunds are permitted for personal reasons (self-cancellation, sickness, pregnancy, or death of a passenger), cancellation/rescheduling by the airline, force majeure, or double booking. However, different airlines have different policies regarding acceptable refund reasons. Please visit China Eastern Airlines Refund Policy for a complete information on refund.
You can easily change your flight schedule and itinerary using Easy Reschedule. Some airlines allow changes to date, time, route, and airline, while some only allow changes to date and time.
Please refer to China Eastern Airlines Reschedule Terms & Conditions to find the complete guide to rescheduling your flight. If your flight is not eligible for Easy Reschedule, please contact China Eastern Airlines directly to reschedule.
China Eastern Airlines (IATA code: MU) was founded in 1988, with a headquarter in Shanghai, China, and its main hubs located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Currently, it operates a fleet of over 600 aircrafts, with average age less than 5.5 years. That makes China Eastern Airlines become one of the youngest fleets in major airlines in the world. As a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, China Eastern Airlines serves over 100 million passengers globally and ranks 7th in the world. Through an air network, China Eastern Airlines now reaches 1,052 destinations in 177 countries. There are three different cabin classes offered by China Eastern Airlines, which include the Economy Class, Business Class, and First Class. All of cabin classes provide comfortable seats with spacious legroom, but the ones in the Business Class can be reclined to an angled-flat seat and the ones in First Class come in a form of a suite. Passengers in all classes will receive an in-flight meal service, which menu varies from Chinese to international cuisines. Each entrée menu comes with appetizer, bread, seasonal fruits, and dessert. They also get to enjoy an in-flight entertainment system throughout the journey. In addition to that, all China Eastern Airlines passengers will also get a free baggage allowance. The Economy Class passengers are allowed a 23 kg baggage allowance, while the Business Class and First Class passengers are entitled to a 32 kg baggage allowance. All pieces of baggage must not exceed the dimension of 158 cm. All checked baggage must be dropped at the time of check-in. Passengers may check-in for their flight from 150 minutes to 45 minutes before the flight departure. Passengers from all classes are also permitted to bring one piece of cabin baggage with the maximum dimensions of 55x40x20 cm and maximum weight of 5 kg. When checking-in, passengers who are a member of Eastern Miles or SkyTeam Frequent Flyer Program may present their membership card so that their miles will be credited to their account automatically. All accumulated points can be redeemed for free flight ticket, cabin class upgrade, extra baggage allowance, beneficial gifts, and other invaluable rewarding. In addition to that, the SkyTeam members can also enjoy a wide range of benefits, such as earning and redeeming of Frequent Flyer Miles across the global network, elite recognition, priority passenger service, and access to more than 420 airport lounges worldwide. If the China Eastern Airlines passengers depart from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, they can enjoy an airport lounge facility called First Class Lounge No. 77. There are a lot of varieties of seating areas, from couches to chairs with a table to work on. The lounge provides a decent range of food options, such as hot dishes, salads, dim sum, pastries, fruits, and sandwiches. Not to mention the Wi-Fi connection for passengers who want to squeeze in some work. However, the access to the First Class Lounge No. 77 is only available for the Business Class passengers of China Eastern Airlines and the members of SkyTeam’s frequent flyer program.
Established in 1988, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (CEA) is among China’s three major air transportation groups. In 1997, China Eastern Airlines took over China General Aviation and also became first Chinese airline to offer shares on the international market. The airline was listed on New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai stock markets, becoming the first airline listed on three markets together. Only a year after that, in a joint venture with COSCO, China Eastern Airlines founded China Cargo Airlines. China Yunnan Airlines and China Northwest Airlines merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2003. Regarding the China Eastern Airlines’ stake ownership, the Chinese government owns majority of it. In 2006, it was announced that there’s a possible sale of up to 20% of China Eastern Airlines stake to foreign investors, including Singapore Airlines, Emirates, and Japan Airlines. A year after that, after receiving approval from the State Council of China, Singapore Airlines and Temasek Holdings (holding company that owns 55% of Singapore Airlines) signed a final agreement to buy a combined 24% stake in China Eastern Airlines, with Singapore Airlines owns 15.73% and Temasek Holdings owns 8.27% stake in the airline. On June 2009, it was announced that China Eastern Airlines would merge with Shanghai Airlines. This particular decision was taken to reduce excess competition between the two Shanghai-based carriers while consolidating Shanghai’s status as an international aviation hub. The merger process took approximately nine months and finally completed on February 2010. Since then, China Eastern Airlines has officially become a wholly owned subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines. However, the operation between Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines remain separate. China Eastern Airlines continues its expansion strategy in 2012, when it was announced that the airline was planning to make a strategic alliance with the Qantas Group to set up Jetstar Hong Kong, a new low cost airline based at Hong Kong International Airport. The operation was going to be commenced in 2013. Both China Eastern Airlines and Qantas Group would hold 50% stake each, representing a total investment of US$198 million. Unfortunately, in 2015, the Hong Kong authority refused to issue operating license to Jetstar Hong Kong. China Eastern Airlines and Qantas announced that the investment had come to an end. In 2014, China Eastern Airlines experienced a 25% fall in earnings from their net profit of 2.38 billion Chinese Yuan in 2013. The reasons behind this fall turned out to be the tougher competition from low-cost airlines and a newly launched high-speed rail network. Still in the same year, China Eastern Airlines introduced a new logo and livery. By the end of 2014, China Eastern Airlines carried 83.08 million domestic and international passengers with an average load factor of 73%. For five years in a row, China Eastern Airlines was recognized as one of the 30 Most Valuable Chinese Brands by WPP. The airline was also honored with the Five-Star Flight Safety Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). China Eastern Airlines has also been awarded by several agencies in titles of “Golden Ting Award”, "Golden Bauhinia Award”, Best Public Company”, “World Most Improved Airline”, “Most Popular Airlines in Asia”, etc.