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How safe is China Eastern Airlines

Toronto, Canada
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How safe is China Eastern Airlines

I am going to Shanghai in June and China Eastern has direct flight from Toronto for $870 Cad which I feel is a pretty good deal (Airbus A340).

Has anyone ever flown with Chinese airlines before like China Southern, Hainan, etc.? Are they safe?

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1. Re: How safe is China Eastern Airlines

No crashes since 2013 so you should be OK.

More seriously I am sure they are fine. airlineratings.com/ratings/79/china-eastern

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2. Re: How safe is China Eastern Airlines

The airline seems safe enough; it's the passengers who I would be afraid of.

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3. Re: How safe is China Eastern Airlines

They are a safe carrier along with the other main airlines (Air China, China Southern, Hainan) but don't expect much in terms of quality of food ex-China and also the in-flight entertainment. Bring your tablet.

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>>>The airline seems safe enough; it's the passengers who I would be afraid of.

wow!!!!!!!!!!!

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5. Re: How safe is China Eastern Airlines

Completely agree with SF2015!

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6. Re: How safe is China Eastern Airlines

I flew them back in April and May. The planes were pretty modern, and I don't think there's much to worry about in regards to safety.

My only complaints were that I couldn't do online check-in, and the slimline seats were torturously uncomfortable on the trans-Pacific flights between San Francisco and Shanghai.

Fortunately, no kids were pooping on the seats.

Edited: 04 February 2015, 08:47
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7. Re: How safe is China Eastern Airlines

They are fine.

Don't forget that both Europe and North America have criteria airlines have to pass before they are allowed to fly into or over those areas.

I've flown China Eastern domestically and have absolutely no issue with them.

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8. Re: How safe is China Eastern Airlines

We are flying this year from London Heathrow to Shanghai China with China Eastern Airlines. Anyone know if they are a safe carrier. We also fly with them to:

Shanghai to Xian

Xian to Beijing

Beijing to Shanghai

Shanghai to London Heathrow.

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9. Re: How safe is China Eastern Airlines

Please read the previous posts in this thread. They answer your question.

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10. Re: How safe is China Eastern Airlines

As it seems you've already booked all those flights, Ralph - I''m dead curious to know what would you plan to do if the responses here were negative, and that you were advised to avoid them?

SWT

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