Please Select the Language

English French

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!

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

Skypriority check-in

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

No need to read chinese when it's red that's never a good sign...

photo 640x640 3

Trying to go to the lounge dedicated to China Eastern.... Refused again! Of course...

photo 640x640 3

So we decided to visit airside and do some spotting

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

We're definitely in Qingdao: 3 Tsingtao bars next to the gate excluding the other bars on the second floor!

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

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!

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

Time to join the plane by bus Priority was respected but since we all share the same bus at the end that was useless.

photo 640x640 3

The terminal by night

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

We are in an A320 there is way less space!

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

Nearly the same food bag than on the first journey

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

Safety instructions

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

Again the plane was full both in J and Y

photo 640x640 3

Entertainment... they only displayed advertisement =(

photo 640x640 3

We're arriving in Shanghai!

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

Pudong terminal

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

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

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

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

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

Everyone wants the same wall at home!

photo 640x640 3

The 6 beers tasting

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

photo 640x640 3

Last meal in Qingdao at Tsingtao-1903 it is worth it! Check it out here: https://youtripreport.com/Restaurantreportdetails?Id=54

photo 640x640 3

Quick look at the Shangri-la hotel we stayed in. Remember you can read the review here: https://youtripreport.com/hotelreportdetails?Id=113

photo 640x640 3

========== Liuting Arpt (TAO) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 10/10
Access and parking: 10/10
Services and activities: 4/10
General cleanliness: 10/10

========== China Eastern - Airline ==========



Cabine comfort: 7/10
Crew: 9/10
Entertainment: 1/10
On-time performance: 1/10
Appetizer: 0/10
Starter: 0/10
Main Meal: 10/10
Main Meal-2: 0/10
Cheese: 0/10
Desserts: 0/10
Alcohols: 0/10
Mid-flight snack: 0/10
Breakfast or light meal before arrival: 0/10

========== Pudong International Arpt (PVG) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 10/10
Access and parking: 10/10
Services and activities: 10/10
General cleanliness: 10/10

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!

16 Comments

  • Thomas


    Ah les accidents en Chine.. Quel souvenir ! Dire que j'ai le permis de conduire chinois :)
    Un retard, ah oui du classique, le plus long retard était 7h... et encore j'avais heureusement le salon SZ à Shenzhen.
    Merci pour ton TR l'ami :)

    Reply
    AntoinePil
    les vols vers le sud de la Chine... j'ai toujours dit moins de 5-6h de retard c'est un vol à l'heure!
  • AAFlyer


    Thanks Antoine for this report, a nice flight despite the delay.

    Reply
    AntoinePil
    flight was good indeed, it's just a pity not to have any information from the airline
  • Casper


    Surpris de voir la prestation des compagnies en Chine, de quoi rendre malades celles aux USA.
    Merci pour ce reportage Antoine.
    Casper

    Reply
    AntoinePil
    comme quoi tout n'est pas si mauvais ici ;-) il faudrait juste améliorer la communication en cas de retard!
  • Capoune


    Salut Antoine!

    Le vol en lui même fait le job de manière correcte, en revanche globalement c'est quand même pas top!

    Merci du partage et du bonus made in beer!

    Reply
    AntoinePil
    Merci pour le commentaire ! Le vol en lui même ça va, mais l'absence de communication est le pire à mon sens
  • Emile


    Un vol pas trop mal malgré les circonstances. Merci Antoine.

    Reply
    AntoinePil
    Merci pour le commentaire Emile! A+!
  • GRMY


    Merci Antoine pour ce vol retour.

    Un vol qui commence mal avec des difficultés pour rejoindre l'aéroport suivi du retard.

    A bord, l'expérience est très correcte notamment au niveau du catering.

    A l'arrivée, long roulage et long trajet en bus pour terminer en beauté.

    Sympathique bonus sur Qingdao qui donne soif.

    A bientôt !

    Reply
    AntoinePil
    Merci pour le commentaire GRMY! J'essayerais de te ramener de la bière pour étancher ta soif ;-)
  • samlecorsaire


    Salut Antoine et merci pour ce TR.
    Je suis d'accord avec toi qu'un retard peut arriver mais c'est rageant quand y a aucune info.
    Sinon le vol en lui même est correct.
    Combien d'XP pour ce vol?
    A bientôt

    Reply
    AntoinePil
    Salut Sam, c'est que 2XP comme c'est du domestique =) !
  • jetsetpanda


    Hi Antoine,

    "People don't know how to drive when it rains..."
    - Tu crois? :P Pas même quand le temps est parfait et que le soleil brille.

    "Refused again! Of course..."
    - At least you tried. ;) You don't lose anything by asking.

    Nice spotting but those liveries are so ugly and uninspiring. Chinese carriers should consult with an image company like Landor Associates to come up with a new identity.

    "Nearly the same food bag than on the first journey"
    - Another filling snack.

    Very interesting bonus.

    "Everyone wants the same wall at home!"
    - Everyone wants to drink away their sorrows. :)

    Thank you Antoine for sharing another great TR.

    Reply
  • GG_007


    Merci pour ce TR

    "Ça n'arrive qu'en Chine ca!"
    Non, non j'ai eu encore mieux au Sri Lanka pour le même motif : remontée de l'autoroute à contresens

    "2h de retard à cause d'une petite pluie! "
    Il pleuvra dans le ciel et les filles seront toutes mariées un jour. Qu'il en soit ainsi !

    "Y'a moins de place qu'à l'aller dans ce A320..."
    Il y en a qui ont grandi parce qu'ils ont (été) bien arrosé(s) ^^

    Encore un sac qui aurait bien plu à GRMY

    "ceci explique les 20min de taxiing pour rejoindre l'emplacement puis les 15 min de bus..."
    Avec deux heures de retard c'est vraiment apprécié

    Super cette visite de brasserie
    La Tsingtao est la meilleure bière que l'on peut trouver au salon *A de CDG

    A bientôt

    Reply

Login to post a comment.