Review of Shanghai Airlines flight Beijing Shanghai in Economy

Airline Shanghai Airlines
Flight FM9108
Class Economy
Seat --
Flight time 14:05
Take-off 19 Sep 09, 11:30
Arrival at 20 Sep 09, 01:35
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koresh
By 521
Published on 7th October 2017
Trip Report : Beijing - Hongqiao [Shanghai] on Shanghai Airlines

Flight Details

Airlines: Shanghai Airlines
Flight : FM9108 PEK-SHA
Reg : B-2563
Aircraft: Boeing 767-36D
Dep - PEK : 11:30
Arr - SIN : 13:35
Flight time : 1 hours 40 minutes
Distance : 1,089 km or 677 miles

Introduction

This trip report is of a flight taken in 2009.

Having arrived from Shanghai few days earlier. Read report here : Hainan Airlines HU 7206 SHA - PEK

Travelled around Beijing to see the Great Wall, Forbidden City, etc. It was time to return back to Shanghai.

Having booked the ticket through agent, was not aware of the booking or the airlines.

Trip Video: Shanghai Airlines FM 9108 PEK - SHA



Arriving at the airport

To the Subway -Airport Express to airport.

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Inside view

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Subway logo

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Outside view

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As the train nears the airport.

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Outside Terminal 3

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Beijing Airport Express Terminal 3

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Terminal 3

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Flight Schedule

Checking the flight terminals after arriving.

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Ramp to the terminal

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Terminal 3 Departure

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Flight Schedule

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Check In

Check-in was not open, had to wait for the counter to open.

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Check-in area

Flight counter was opened, got a surprise. The agent had booked for 11.30 pm flight. Since was the airport already made a request to be booked on the earliest flight. Was asked to wait. The flight had seats available and the agent booked on the 11.30 am flight to Shanghai.



Check-in area filled with passengers

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Airport view

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After receiving the boarding pass, there was still time left, headed upstairs to foodcourt for breakfast.

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Airside view



Terminal 3 Departure Top view



Food court on upper-level

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Terminal 3 Departure

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It was time pass through security.

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After completing security.

Terminal - 3 Domestic Departure



Passengers heading towards respective gates

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Passengers waiting for boarding call



Domestic Schedule

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Waiting Area

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Airside view

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Boarding time was soon, realised the gate was at the far end of the terminal. Had to rush to gate.

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Flight schedule

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Towards Gate

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Gate : C37

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Terminal 3 airbridges

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Boarding check

On getting close to boarding pass was checked.

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Aerobridge

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Shanghai Airlines

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Baggage loading

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Towing vehicle in place

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Boarding

On entering the flight, most passengers had boarded.

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Seat view

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Waiting for pushback

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While waiting for pushback, saw few arrivals.

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Taxi

After passengers had boarded, the flight pushbacked on time.



Window view

After waiting for some arrivals, the flight roared into the sky. To watch and hear the Boeing 767 takeoff watch video.

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Food Tray

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Window View

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Cabin view

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Inflight Magazine

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B767 Window

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Safety Card



Seating

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B767 Cabin

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Seat pocket

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Ready for Meal

Meal was served on the flight.

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Packaging

Option was rice or noodles.

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Brunch - Rice

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Brunch - Noodles

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Brunch- Top view

I'm able to handle most foods but this I didn't eat as there was strange smell and taste. Made a good decision to have a good breakfast earlier. Handed back the food tray as it is.

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Descending towards Hongqiao

The flight duration was short. Soon the flight was in descend mode into Shanghai



Window View

Watch the video for landing.



Disembarkation

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Tarmac View

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After disembarking, bus took passengers to the terminal. After collecting bag, exited the airport and took taxi to Shanghai Pudong.

Taxi ride to city

The sky was clear being a weekend.

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Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

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Verdict

Shanghai Airlines

5.6/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew6.5
Entertainment5.5
Meal/catering3.5

Beijing - PEK

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Shanghai - SHA

6.4/10
Efficiency6.0
Access6.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

Shanghai Airlines had good service, on-time for a domestic flight . The cabin was clean and the crew was ok, nothing more. Food was the biggest letdown.

Beijing Terminal 3 is modern with the facilities for today's traveller.

Shanghai Hongqiao Terminal didnt use much of the facilities as had to just collect the bag and step out. Taxis were available outside the terminal to head to city.

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