Review of China Eastern flight Shanghai Singapore in Economy

Airline China Eastern
Flight MU545
Class Economy
Seat 39J
Aircraft Airbus A330-200
Flight time 05:40
Take-off 01 Jan 16, 16:20
Arrival at 01 Jan 16, 22:00
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FiamaArin
By 3176
Published on 28th February 2016
SIN - PVG MU Y / A330-200: http://flight-report.com/en/report-13060.html
PVG - NRT MU Y / A330-300: http://flight-report.com/en/report-13106.html
NRT - PVG MU Y / A321-200: http://flight-report.com/en/report-13389.html
PVG - SIN MU Y / A330-200: HERE

Last leg home as I hang around Pudong, waiting for this slightly long layover. Feeling pretty tired and can't wait to get back into my bed back home.

China Eastern Airlines
MU 545
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) - Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN)
A330-200
B-6546
Economy Class
Gate 19


Waiting for our flight as more and more passengers arrive.
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Boarding pass shot with the flight information.
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Shanghai Airlines plane being used, the same one I flew on in my first report of this trip.
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Pre-flight checks being carried out by the ground staff.
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Plane-spotting! A KLM Boeing 747-400 "PH-BFD"
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China Eastern Airbus 330-200 "B-5920"
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Everyone jumps to their feet as boarding is announced. Plenty of my countrymen heading home after the holidays.
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At the door.
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Economy cabin view. Exact same view twelve days ago/
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Top-down view of the seat.
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Point-of-view shot.
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Outside view. The skies seem pretty clear today.
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Seat-back literature and headphones(which I don't use).
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Safety video is played upon push back.
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Cabin shot from my seat.
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Up in the air! The sun has begun to set.
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IFE came on much earlier than the first leg as I dive straight into the flight map.
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T-minus 5 hours till arrival
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Cruising over Hangzhou.
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Close-up of the IFE remote.
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Movie time begins.
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Dinner services begins.
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The crew offers a choice of Fish with rice or Pork noodles.
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Fish with rice it is then as the crew inform us that the've run out of pork noodles. The food is pretty good though. The fish is actually eel and I love eels. The meal is served with a bun, roast duck and radish salad and some watermelons along with condiments.
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Polished up my meal.
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The cabin lights are dimmed for passengers to rest after the meal service.
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We've left about 3 1/2 hours in the air.
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Obligatory toilet shot. Spartan and clean although the floor was wet. Luckily I always bring hotel slippers with me on-board.
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Flying over the South-China Sea.
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Less than 2 hours to go.
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Cabin lights are turned on as we begin to land.
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Don't have much pictures after this as we land in Changi. Everything else is standard here on out.













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Verdict

China Eastern

7.3/10
Cabin6.5
Cabin crew6.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering8.5

Shanghai - PVG

6.1/10
Efficiency5.5
Access6.5
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.5

Singapore - SIN

8.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

China Eastern offers a decent product for its price. The catering is generally okay although much is left to be desired for the temperature of the cabin. Still, it was a good flight and I wouldn't mind flying with them again if the price is right.

Information on the route Shanghai (PVG) Singapore (SIN)

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