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Last flight home and what is probably going to be the last FR that I write for awhile. I'd like to thank all my readers and all those who've gave me all the constructive comments on how I can improve so far. I'm sorry for the slightly blurry pictures from this series of reports. I sent my lens for repair and it seems it isn't calibrated properly. I will get this rectified before my next reports.
China Eastern Airlines MU 565 Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) - Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) A330-300 B-8862 Economy Class Gate 211
The Boarding Pass for this flight.
After crossing security and checks, we cross over to the departure hall of the international terminal. Our flight is at Gate 211 and that means down we go, to the first floor. There's not much here other than a small duty-free shop and several vending machines.
PVG's FIDS prior to departure. Since I do have some time, I watched several shows I had on my phone. PVG's WiFi is a hassle to use anyway.
Finally, it's time to board our flight. Via bus, as per most MU flights in PVG.
A few shots from the outside. Our bird is in the newer MU livery.
When I entered, I was treated to a wonderful surprise. It's MU's newest Y-cabin offering. Slimline seats and big touch screens. The tan seating also makes the cabin feel more spacious and more refined. The cabin is configured in a 2-4-2 configuration.
A POV shot of my seat when seated. Each seat comes with a pillow and a packaged blanket for comfort. The seat is fairly comfortable and wouldn't be too unenjoyable even for long flights.
A shot of the cabin to the rear.
A shot of the cabin to the front.
Let's now take a look at the all important IFE system. The screen seems to be a 11.1" screen with touch screen function. The remote is new as well with no faulty buttons but with the touchscreen, I can foresee remotes being a thing of the past soon.
The flight map in the IFE is excellent as well but the lack of control over the information shown is slightly disappointing.
The IFE is also very well stocked with various shows from Hollywood, Europe and Asia.
Now a look at the seatback contents. Safety Information card, China Quarantine Information, Airsickness bag, Duty-free magazine and CAAC Inflight magazine.
We're now in the air!
About 90 minutes in, the meal service begins.
The meal options were Beef or Fish. Unfortunately for me, when it came to me, the beef was already sold out. So I had to settle for the fish option. Fortunately, it was eel which I'm a big fan of so I was fine with it. The meal with served with a smoked salmon salad and watermelon.
A quick lavatory visit after my meal to stretch my legs. New cabin means the toilet was new as well.
After some movies and a nap, we were over Malaysia and approaching our destination.
It's already evening and the sun is setting yet again on my trip.
Disembarking the plane. This new plane really ups MU's service game in terms of comfort.
Back in Changi airport and this familiar hot, humid weather.
Shanghai - PVG
Singapore - SIN
Excellent new cabin from MU. Really brings them up to par with other carriers. Just a question of how long it will taken them to modernise the entire fleet. Still, their competitive pricing and good flight timings mean that they will be here to stay for awhile.
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