China Eastern chauffeur drive service for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

China Eastern chauffeur drive service for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

China Eastern Airlines is now offering a free chauffeur drive service for business class and first class flyers on its routes between Australia, Shanghai and Beijing.

The complimentary service is limited to a radius of 35km from Sydney Airport, 45km in Melbourne, 40km in Brisbane, and 60km in Shanghai or Beijing.

There are also a few condition and caveats:

  • there's only one free transfer per flight: so if you decide to book your driver for a China Eastern flight from Sydney, for example, you won't qualify for a chauffeur at Shanghai
  • according to China Eastern, the chauffeur service for Beijing airports is available only for flights MU711, MU712, MU227 and MU728 (which shuttle between Sydney and Beijing via Hangzhou and Nanjing)
  • codeshares through local partner Qantas are not eligible
  • you need to request your driver via "at least seven working days" before your flight – this has to be done at China Eastern's Limo Service Application website
  • if you change your booking after the application has been lodged, you'll be up for a hefty $150 fee
 
David Flynn

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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

6 Comments

  • pab2025

    pab2025

    11 Jan, 2018 08:09 am

    What happens if booked through Qantas?
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  • David Flynn

    David

    11 Jan, 2018 08:51 am

    Doesn't apply to codeshares (we'll add this to the article)
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  • isdnman

    isdnman

    11 Jan, 2018 11:50 am

    Must be on MU stock. So no dice if you book from QF.
    Paid or award.
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  • madge

    madge

    11 Jan, 2018 09:11 am

    Are award tickets eligible?
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  • James Daly

    Aerfungus

    11 Jan, 2018 09:16 am

    The original article does state codeshares are not eligible

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  • James Daly

    Aerfungus

    11 Jan, 2018 09:18 am

    Sorry eligible
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  • Dean

    deanr

    11 Jan, 2018 10:18 am

    A $150 fee to change a chauffeur booking? That's insane: it wouldn't cost that much just to pay for a driver in the first place, which you may as well do instead of paying that fee.
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  • isdnman

    isdnman

    11 Jan, 2018 11:48 am

    Looks like must be on China Eastern stock and paid not award

    Tickets must be issued on China Eastern ticket stocks begin with 781
    This Limo service is applicable for certain business or first class (U/F/P/J/C/D/Q/I)
    Award ticket for MU on First is A and Business is O
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18 Jan, 2018 04:41 pm

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