Prologue:After a quick weekend in Qingdao, it's already time to go back home.
We decided to take the taxi to go to the airport.
Troubles started from there! Due to the rain, we needed 90min to go to the airport instead of 45min! Hopefully, the driver used the emergency lane to make us arrive faster (this only happens in China!). On the way to the airport, i counted 7 car accidents... People don't know how to drive when it rains...
Finally we arrive at the airport, 90min before the expected time to take off.
Arriving at the airport the terminal is empty!
No need to read chinese when it's red that's never a good sign...
Trying to go to the lounge dedicated to China Eastern.... Refused again! Of course...
So we decided to visit airside and do some spotting
We're definitely in Qingdao: 3 Tsingtao bars next to the gate excluding the other bars on the second floor!
This means TROUBLES ! tiny rain that brought us 2h delay... That's China so obviously we had no information. The worst the plane was already there as it arrived a couple of hours ago!
Time to join the plane by bus Priority was respected but since we all share the same bus at the end that was useless.
The terminal by night
We are in an A320 there is way less space!
Nearly the same food bag than on the first journey
Again the plane was full both in J and Y
Entertainment... they only displayed advertisement =(
We're arriving in Shanghai!
Plane parked so far away we had a free airport tour with the bus... I won't lie by saying we had nearly 20min taxiing in the plane then another 15min to reach the terminal by bus
Must be done! The Tsingtao beer factory that's the temple every beer lover must visit! You have different prices for the tickets. We took the one at 99RMB (~13Eur) which includes 6 beers tasting
Everyone wants the same wall at home!
The 6 beers tasting
Last meal in Qingdao at Tsingtao-1903 it is worth it! Check it out here: https://youtripreport.com/Restaurantreportdetails?Id=54
Quick look at the Shangri-la hotel we stayed in. Remember you can read the review here: https://youtripreport.com/hotelreportdetails?Id=113
========== Liuting Arpt (TAO) - ==========
========== China Eastern - Airline ==========
========== Pudong International Arpt (PVG) - ==========
Summary:2h delayed because of the rain, a long taxiing in Shanghai then the bus to reach the terminal. We had nearly 3h delayed compared to the initial schedule.
However, the journey was good, with a great food bag.
Thanks for reading!