Saturday, April 21, 2007

Shanghai International Airport - China Eastern Airline Business Class Lounge

This is the entrance to business lounge located at the lower level

of terminal 22

Inside view of the lounge, look at how old the chair is !!!

Another view of the internal deco!! ( Old but nevertheless, it equire with wireless board band)

I was taking China Eastern Airline business class lounge photo for my blog update, this German old man look at me with some wired sign... I guess he is wondering why I am taking the photo and when I approach him, he ask me my purpose and I told him that I am doing some update on my blog.

He asked me why I took a photo of a business class lounge that provide the worst service that not even meet the basic need of a normal business class lounge standard...... the deco is old, the food is lousy ( basically none..!), the worst thing is that the air con is out, we are hot like hell!!!

I have been visiting this lounge for sometime, frankly speaking I do agree in some degree with the German guy. The food choice is very limited- basically none, there only have some soft drink and the choice is very limited, some nuts and biscuit in hot food at all. If I want to compare them with Dragon air and Cathay Pacific business class in Hong Kong Int airport , there are way way way........out!!!

However, one feature I think they did wonderfully is installing a wireless board band service around the lounge which to me a lot of international airport business class lounge was not able to provide.

Shanghai is going to host the 2010 World Exhibition and China Eastern airline is the sponsor air carrier. Hopefully by then they will improve the lounge service.

By the way, I do ask the German guy why he don't choose other airline and he told me that China Eastern have install a new airplane for their Europe destination so he want to try the new feature in the business class.

Well! he is true, as we are provided with a flat capable business class seat which allow us to sleep almost as flat as the bed at home!! Unfortunately I have not taken any photo on the seat, may be next time.
Next update : Business Class lounge in Frankfurt!!!!!


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