China Eastern flights & airline information

Flying with China Eastern

China Eastern is the 2nd largest airline in China by passenger numbers, after China Southern. Based in Shanghai, its major hubs are at Shanghai Hongqiao and Shanghai Pudong airports, with secondary hubs in Beijing, Kunming, Qingdao and Xi'an.

China Eastern serves a large number of domestic and international routes. The airline was founded in 1988 and merged with Shanghai Airlines in 2009, which still operates as its subsidiary along with China United Airlines. China Eastern is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance.

Why fly with China Eastern?

China Eastern flies to 217 destinations as far and wide as the United States and Australia, but its highest concentration of routes is in China and across Asia.

Frequent flyers can enter the Eastern Miles scheme for free. Points can be earned from booking flights and services with China Eastern and its subsidiaries, and when using the China Eastern credit card.

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Please note: all information is correct as of March, 2018.

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China Eastern baggage allowance and fees

First class passengers are entitled to 2 cabin bags, while business and economy travellers can carry 1 item on board (not counting items needed for infants or disabled passengers). The total weight of your cabin bags should be under 10kg and they should not measure more than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm (domestic flights) or 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (international flights).

The checked baggage allowance varies by region.

For international flights to Australia, Bangkok, Canada, Dubai, Europe, Korea, Japan, Singapore and the United States, the allowance is 23kg in economy and 32kg in first and business class, with maximum dimensions of 158cm. All passengers can take 2 items up to this combined weight, with 3 items permitted for first class in all of these regions except North America.

For domestic flights and other international flights, the allowance is 20kg for economy, 30kg for business and 40kg for first class.

Oversized and excess baggage may be charged from US$165-US$445 per item, depending on the region and circumstances.

China Eastern check in

You can check in online or at the airport. Online check-in is offered from 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure, which is also the limit for checking in baggage. If you don't have bags to drop, you can check in at the counter at least 60 minutes before your flight.

You should be at the boarding gate at least 30 minutes before take-off. This is where your travel documents will be checked.

China Eastern seat selection

To reserve a priority seat in the first row of economy or an emergency exit row, fees start from:

  • US$20 on Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan routes

  • US$30 on Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia flights

  • US$80 on long-haul flights to Australia, Europe and North America

Priority seats in other rows on long-haul flights can be reserved for US$10-US$20.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.