After few days stay, it was decided to head to Beijing. The ticket was booked by a agent. Didn't know any details of the airline except the time. The agent provided the ticket night before the flight.
Since was not aware of the flight details arrived early to the airport. Took a taxi from Pudong, there wasn't much traffic.
Trip report video
Do watch the video.
Arriving at the Honqiao airport, Shanghai
Terminal B - Arrival
Went inside to check the flight information.
Since there was still time for check-in to open. Went to have food at Mac's.
View of the arrival area and taxi stand
Flight Schedule displayed at Mac's
Heading back to Terminal A
Back to Departure
View of International Section
Mostly flight to Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Kerbside view of Departure Terminal A
Terminal B - Departure
The queue at the Check-in was short, had the bags check-in.
After completing check-in, went to the security check.
Didn't take long to pass security and soon was in the waiting area.
Flight was departing from Gate A9
The glass was double and tinted.
First Class Lounge
Business Class Lounge
Terminal B Gates
The view through double glass and arrival corridor.
Gate A9 was a bus gate. Headed down the stairs to the boarding area
I wasn't aware this would be the aircraft.
Hainan Airlines arrives
Boarding call was made and got on a bus. Passed China Southern, China Eastern, Japan Airlines and arrived in front of the aircraft.
Hainan Airlines B-6510 (Ex Cathay Pacific, Registration: B-HQC) was flying to Beijing.
Cabin Crew uniform
Hainan Airlines Logo
Settled in the seat
Waiting for pushback
After the flight was boarded, pushback commenced.
The takeoff was slow climb over smoggy Shanghai.
I wasn't going to watch anything, just had the flight map going.
IFE remote control
After the flight was in cruise altitude. Meal service was started.
Non-Veg Lunch Packaging
Rice , chicken piece and dumpling with bread and coconut juice
Veg Lunch Option
Rice , mushroom and veggies with bread and orange juice
After lunch, I was asked to filled a survey form. I was happy with the service and crew, filled the form with positive comments.
Window View - Cruise
After having lunch, got up to stretch.
Descending towards Beijing
After some turns could see mountains as descend into Beijing commenced.
Onboard camera showed pilots view of the runway while landing
Plane parked at the remote bay, bus was used to transport passengers to Terminal 2.
Bus ride to Terminal 2
After collecting bag, went outside to get details of how head to city.
Terminal 2 Arrival Area
Had to catch bus from Terminal 3 to city.
Terminal 3 Departure
Terminal 3 Customer Service
Terminal 3 - Arrival Area
Bus to the city
Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.
End of Trip
Shanghai - SHA
Beijing - PEK
Hainan Airlines provided good service, ontime for a domestic flight . The cabin was clean and the crew was courteous. The old terminal showed signs of ageing a new Shanghai Hongqiao Terminal was being constructed on the opposite side of the runway. Landed at the Terminal 2 which is the older terminal. since it was a domestic flight. Picked bag and went out. At that time, connectivity was an issue , as had to travel to Terminal 3 for bus to city.
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