Review of China Eastern flight Fukuoka Shanghai in Economy

Airline China Eastern
Flight MU532
Class Economy
Seat 44J
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 02 Jan 18, 09:50
Arrival at 02 Jan 18, 10:45
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FiamaArin
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Published on 28th February 2018
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After 2 weeks in Kyushu(Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Beppu and Fukuoka) with my first shinkansen experience, it's time to head home. I love Japan and I hope I can visit this beautiful country every other year.

China Eastern Airlines
MU 532
Fukuoka Airport (FUK) - Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
A321-200
B-8979
Economy Class
Gate 52


Check-in at Fukuoka Airport. There was a security check before the check-in counter where your bags are sealed by the airport staff. This took some time and by the time we finished checking in our luggages, it was close to boarding time.
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Boarding pass for this flight.
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Having already had my breakfast in Hakata station before heading to the airport, I did not have a look around and crossed airside. There's a large duty-free right past the immigration.
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Headed straight to Gate 52 which was at the end of the terminal on the ground floor. A queue already formed as the passengers prepare to head to the plane.
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And interestingly enough, the plane was parked right outside and all we had to do was cross the road.
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Up to the plane.
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The newer of MU's short-haul cabin. The Y-cabin is arranged in a 3-3 configuration.
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Shot of the seats which you can see are slimline versions of the regular airplane seats. They are fairly comfortable and they make the cabin feel less claustrophobic.
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POV shot from my seat. Legroom is acceptable on this flight.
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Quick toilet hop before take-off. Clean with all the necessary amenities.
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Returned to my seat while the other passengers were still boarding.
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Let's review the seatback content: Safety card, Airsickness bag, Customs information, Oriental Sky magazine and Connections magazine.


The safety video is shown on the overhead screens.
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Take-off over Fukuoka! Good-bye!
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A quick meal is served once the plane levels off. The meal consists of a salad, sandwiches, fruit, yoghurt and water. Peanuts are served with the main meal. The meal is great for a this flight, almost like a nice brunch.
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After the meal, I take a nap and I woke up during final descent. Touchdown in Pudong.
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J-cabin of this flight.
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Good-bye! Thanks for the nice flight.
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Hopping on the shuttle, we are transported to T1 of Pudong.
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Verdict

China Eastern

5.6/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew6.0
Entertainment/wifi3.0
Meal/catering7.5

Fukuoka - FUK

7.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.5

Shanghai - PVG

6.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

Decent flight from MU in terms of overall comfort. The lack of IFE during this short flight is tolerable and the nice meal from FUK is good. This cabin also seemed more spacious with the slimline seating.

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