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AnonymousGuest2 Jan 2014
I plan to fly from Guangzhou (CAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) with China Southern Airlines’ A380..
Can anyone please relate their experiences of flying longhaul with CZ’s A380?
Thank-you.2 Jan 2014
Is there any particular reason why you chose CZ ? Was it because of a convenient schedule ? Or an attractive fare ?
I doubt if any of our European readers will have flown CZ’s A380 on an international route. As you may know, CZ does not operate the superjumbo on its European routes although this policy is expected to change in the years ahead.
But these links will tell you something about service in general with CZ and other mainland Chinese carriers:2 Jan 2014
Thank-you AMcWhirter for the links.
I’ll be attending a wedding in LA and CZ flies direct to LAX from CAN.
As it’ll be my first A380 with CZ I thought I might as well splurge on flying F for the long trans Pacific flight.2 Jan 2014
Only flown on a CZ A380 on a domestic service in Y.
Plane was clean and comfortable, food was edible and the beer was cold if not very good, some Danish stuff.
I’m sure F will be pretty decent, enjoy.2 Jan 2014
Thanks for the feedback – BA319131
I did not mention CZ’s A380 domestic flights as the service would be different to that on a long-haul service. But, I agree, the F class seating should be pretty decent.2 Jan 2014
they changed it, they now list it as business and first, but the site address still says luxury first and first for some reason http://www.csair.com/en/tourguide/flight_service/tour/luxury_first.shtml#12 Jan 2014
Here’s a piece we wrote about CZ’s A380 last July. As can be seen from the photos, there are eight F class suites, 70 business class seats and 428 economy class seats.2 Jan 2014
In fact, looking at their seatmap it could be that both their first and business class are havin a first layout. And then compare it to LH or BA cramped seating in all classes, but especially business and first. Almost double the space on China southern.
Four a row, not eight. And the seat gap is around 85 inches for first and business class.2 Jan 2014
Thanks guys for all your responses and links.
I’ve noticed that CZ is now offering a choice of four classes on the A380 CAN-LAX route: F (Platinum Private Suite), Business, Premium Economy and Economy. F & Economy are on the main deck while Business & Premium Economy are on the upper deck.
Can’t control my excitement regarding my first A380 flight with CZ and the Five-star pampering that goes with flying F plus the Chinese cuisine on board, especially on the return fifteen-hour leg!….Looking forward to enjoying CZ’z best products and services!4 Jan 2014