Review of Air China flight Beijing Harbin in Economy

Airline Air China
Flight CA1643
Class Economy
Seat 50A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 01:28
Take-off 03 Jul 18, 08:50
Arrival at 03 Jul 18, 10:18
CA   #82 out of 123 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 151 reviews
Harry_He
By 737
Published on 6th December 2018

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I made my connection from my Singapore flight! 
Walking to my departure gate.  


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After walking nearly half a mile and burning countless calories I'm finally at the gate. PEK terminal 3 is HUGE.


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B-5912, a four years old Airbus A330-300E that will fly me to Harbin today.
Glad to fly an A330 for this short 90 minutes domestic flight. 


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The jet bridges at PEK terminal 3 are so spacious.


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Good thing that I don't have to board at the remote apron. It's raining out there.


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In my opinion, these giant wings look great


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First time flying AIrbus A330-300E!!! I assume that the "E" stands for enhanced?


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In seat
The PTV is useless unless you like watching mandatory communism propaganda. The in-flight entertainment was not activated for this 90 mins short haul.


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The seatpitch was great at 32'' to 33''. Surprised to see pillows on a 90 mins short haul.  


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Taxiing to Runway 36R for departure.


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Takeoff roll. Can't believe that we took off only 5 minutes behind schedule at Beijing during morning rush hour…


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PEK is a GIANT airport. The take-off was quite steep, since we're only flying 1 hour and 30 minutes on an Airbus A330-300.


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Into the cloud.


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Between the clouds. 


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Cruising FL310


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Refreshment box.


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Refreshment 
Chicken Sandwich
Muffin 
Kitkat 
Fruit jelly
  
Good for a short domestic flight. I wasn't expecting a hot meal service anyway. 



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Descending


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Short Final


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Farms near HRB


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Landed 20 mins ahead of schedule. Why on earth are we so on time?


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Winglet


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Disembarked. Passed by biz. These lie-flat seats look great for a short haul!

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Verdict

Air China

6.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment2.0
Meal/catering9.0

Beijing - PEK

6.5/10
Efficiency3.0
Access5.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness10.0

Harbin - HRB

6.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access3.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Air China is a solid choice when traveling to and from China. Because all major carriers in China are pretty much identical, the cost and schedule are major factors. My total 16 hour flight composed of 4 segments HRB-PEK-SIN-PEK-HRB cost $303 total. I will for sure fly CA again if they offer competitive pricing.

Informations on the route Beijing (PEK) Harbin (HRB)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Beijing (PEK) → Harbin (HRB).


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The airline with the best average grade is with /10.

The average flight time is 1.0 hours and 46.0 minutes.

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