China Eastern Delays/Cancellations

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On Thursday 2 June, MU561, the redeye from PVG should be in SYD at about 0952 hou, 52 minutes late. Aircraft is A332 B-5973.

MU727 from NKG to SYD, the 1930 hours Wednesday 1 June departure took off very late at 2223 so arrival should be about two hours late at 1030 on 2 June. A332 B-5937 the operating aircraft.

Given that these flights codeshare with QF, it would be great to have an occasional report from an AFF member as to what reason(s) were given for such delays: weather, or military use of airspace are two possible causes.
 
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On Saturday 4 June, MU727 should arrive in SYD at about 0905, 35 minutes late ex NKG. Plane is A332 B-5937.
 

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With the challenging, rainy weather in and around SYD and the Australian lower east coast on Sunday 5 June and consequent delays, MU735 from PVG is about to arrive in SYD at roughly 1335, an hour late with aircraft A332 B-5949.
 

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On Thursday 16 June, MU727 should arrive in SYD at about 0922, 52 minutes late, from NKG where it was airborne on Wednesday 15 June at 2122 compared with its pushback time of 1930. Therefore aircraft A332 B-5937 has made up about 40 minutes on the schedule.
 
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The 1100 SYD - PVD MU562 on Saturday 18 June is expected to push back in SYD at 1140, 40 minutes late for its lengthy flight to PVG.

AFF receives hardly any on the spot reports from members who are about to or who have travelled on MU, yet being a QF 'partner', surely some members must patronise its flights at least occasionally?

MU738, the 1100 MEL - PVG (A332 B-6546) took off at 1140 with arrival (probably due to headwinds) expecte at about 2016 tonight, 56 minutes late. Indicated groundspeed over central Australia is 639 kilometres an hour.
 
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MU562 on Sunday 19 June is delayed for a second consecutive day, with A332 B-5973 suggested as arriving PVG ex SYD at about 1950, half an hour behind schedule.
 

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MU737 into MEL on Friday 24 June should arrive about 73 minutes late at 1013, with aircraft A332 B-6545 undertaking the task. It took off on Thursday 23 June at 2208 despite a departure time of 2005 so it has regained about 25 minutes of the lost time.
 

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On Saturday 25 June, MU737, the 0830 arrival from NKG landed in SYD at approxinmately 1133 and will be at the terminal shortly thereafter. A332 B-5938 is the much delayed aircraft.
 

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The Friday 1 July 1930 hours from NKG to SYD was airborne at 2200, so arrival of A332 B-5938 should be at about 1115 instead of 0830 today (Saturday 2 July).
 

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On Tuesday 5 July, MU562 creditably departed SYD seven minutes early at 1053 but is not expected to be at the PVG terminal until 2010 hours, 50 minutes late.
 

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The Thursday 7 July 2016 MU728 was meant to depart SYD at 1030 (A332 B-5920) but at 1352 had yet to do so. It will be at least two hours late arriving at its mainland Chinese destination.
 

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Monday 11 July 2016 sees MU737, the redeye from PVG arriving in MEL at a predicted 0946, 46 minutes behind, with A332 B-6546.
 

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The 1030 hours SYD - NKG on Thursday 14 July, MU728, took off at 1150 with A332 B-6538 estimated to arrive at its mainland Chinese destination at 2105, 100 minutes tardy.

MU562 (1100 SYD to PVG) departed at 1308. It should be at teh PVG terminal at 2225, 185 minutes late after battling the winds.
 
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The Sunday 24 July arriving MU735 (A332 B-5949) in SYD ex PVG will do so at about 1312, 37 minutes behind time.
 

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Rarely if ever does one see a report from an AFF member about their experience on MU, even though it is a business partner with QF. On Thursday 11 August 2016, MU727, the overnight from NKG should arrive in SYD at about 1002, 92 minutes behind time. Aircraft is A332 B-5938.

MU562, the 1100 SYD - PVG then departed at 1208 but is forecast to lose time en route with arrival forecast as 2045 tonight, 85 minutes tardy.
 
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On Monday 10 October, redeye flight from PVG to SYD, MU561 (A332 B-5952) should arrive at about 1041, 41 minutes tardy.

UPDATE: On 10 October evening, MU740 (2230 hours redeye from MEL to PVG) has got the flick.
 
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Wednesday 12 October has MU737, the 2005 hours Tuesday 11 PVG - MEL arriving at around 1043 43 minutes tardy with A332 B-5931.
 
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