• Qantas brings China Eastern frequent flyer reward bookings online

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now book China Eastern flights using their frequent flyer points through the Qantas website, covering flights not only between Australia and China but also the airline’s broader network, such as from New Zealand and from China onward to Europe. Previously,...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 9 Comments

  • How to book China Eastern flights using Qantas Points

    Much as Emirates is Qantas’ major partner on European flights, China Eastern Airlines is the Roo’s cornerstone comrade in China: on which Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn and spend Qantas Points. There’s just one catch – China Eastern reward flights don’t appe...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 9 Comments

  • China Eastern goes daily on Brisbane-Shanghai flights

    IN BRIEF | Qantas partner China Eastern will upgrade its four-times-weekly Brisbane-Shanghai flights to a daily service from November 2017. Using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering business class and economy, flight MU716 leaves the Sunshine State at 11:45am to reach China’s financial ca...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2017 2 Comments

  • China Eastern plans first class, Boeing 777 for Sydney, Melbourne

    Qantas partner China Eastern will once again bring its flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft onto flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Shanghai this summer, complete with the airline's latest-generation business class seats and a first class cabin as well, not normally seen on the airline’s Au...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2017 18 Comments

  • Qantas plans online reward bookings for Malaysia Airlines, JAL

    EXCLUSIVE | Qantas Frequent Flyer members will soon be able to use their hard-earned frequent flyer points to book reward flights with Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines and China Eastern via the Qantas website. Booking points-based travel on these airlines can currently be made on...

    POSTED 29 Jun, 2017 20 Comments

  • Qantas opens lounges to frequent flyers on China Eastern

    Qantas Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers can now relax in Qantas’ international airport lounges in Australia prior to China Eastern flights to Mainland China. For Platinum and Platinum One members, this means access to the renowned Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2016 11 Comments

  • China Eastern eyes Aussie market with more flights, new routes

    China Eastern Airways will continue to build its Australian footprint over the coming year to capitalise on the expanded joint venture with Qantas. And while the SkyTeam member's home port of Shanghai will remain a key focus, much of that growth is expected to come from the raft of secondar...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2016 10 Comments

  • China Eastern plans Sydney-Hangzhou-Beijing flights for November

    Qantas partner China Eastern will begin non-stop flights between Sydney and Hangzhou, China from November 16, with the route also continuing onwards to Beijing. Using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, the airline will offer three flights per week in each direction with both business class and economy...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2016 6 Comments

  • China Eastern plans Sydney-Wuhan-Xi'an flights

    IN BRIEF | SkyTeam alliance member China Eastern Airlines is planning to launch Sydney-Wuhan-Xi’an flights by the year’s end. Using an Airbus A330 aircraft, the service would directly link Sydney and Wuhan by October 2016, pending the success of an application filed with the Civil Av...

    POSTED 4 Aug, 2016 3 Comments

  • Flying to secondary cities in China: your non-stop options explained

    Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are all major destinations for Australian business travellers, yet there’s growing demand for journeys further afield with eight airlines now flying or soon to fly directly between our shores and 11 other cities across mainland China. Among them, Chengdu, Sh...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2016 14 Comments


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