Aircraft carrier: CHINA EASTERN
For me, this trip was both a first time on an Airbus 321 and on China Eastern. As usual, AIRBUS never fails to satisfy and China Eastern seemed a very comfortable airline to travel with.
The one thing that did worry me was that being transported by bus across the tarmac leaves too much of a 'budget' feel. I don't think this is doing much good for their reputation. I personally love the experience and I know many others out there do but corporate passengers may prefer the expected aerobridge.
Another positive was that the departures and arrivals were timed to-the-minute. There is no messing around and passengers are moved efficiently.
Author: Jono Mac