As the age old saying goes:Twitter - China Southern just announced to leave @skyteam
in 2019 while will strengthen its partnership with AA and other global leading airlines.
I wonder iff they'lllook to join oneworld ?
I guess, their "overlapping" routes are connecting traffic from far afield (eg. from an Australian perspective).CX and CZ have very few overlapping routes. CX is almost non-existent in China.
I would expect the mainland government to "inform" CX, as to what CX's position would be regarding CZ joining oneworld. (You think CX won't do as they are told!!?)Still can't see CZ joining unless CX goes to Star and doubt SQ would support that.
Aaah, don't worry about that, once Big Brother is watching, that will all stop ... i.e. once cameras are installed on board, and linked up with the Chinese government facial recognition / social credits program then the behaviour will start improving considerably.I must say that this is what happens in J but it is compounded by arrogant ‘business men’ who treat cabin staff like crap. So god know about down the back. Well actually I do because my Chinese business partner flies there a lot and she has told me tales!! So it’s not pretty.
Having only travelled J on their A330 how does it compare in comfort with other aircraft in their fleet and which would you recommend?Apart of excellent coverage of destination within China, CZ also has a good coverage of Central Asia destinations. OneWorld lacks airline that serves Central Asia destinations and so the alliance might see this as a value of CZ.
CZ J class service on long haul has improved greatly over the last 3 years. Better champagne, white wine is cooled, better food is served and more crew members speak English. Oh, and they serve drinks from the bottle they bring to show the customer. They roster one crew member from the country the flight originates from or lands in, e.g. Dutch, French, Australian staff member that was on my flights. If the crew finds it hard to understand what the customer wants this expatriate crew member is called in to assist with communication.
Their free hotel accommodation for longer than 8 hours layovers is certainly a winner just as I welcomed being met at the gate and escorted through the airport to the lounge when I had connections there. Last year, I was even offered a hotel for a 6 hours layover because "the lounge here is not very nice". Small but pleasant perks as is the use of lounges for even silver members when they travel in economy or free seat selection in rows with bigger pitch that other flyers have to pay extra for. They called them SkyPearl economy seats and indeed there was more space and only a few of these seats were taken. It was nice to put the armrests up and stretch out across the empty seats.
CZ responds to customer complaints - I should know after making quite a few of them for matters like food, use of J toilets by economy class passengers, etc.
Yes please. I’m very interested in any TR or pics of their A380 as that is what they appear to use for their flights to LAX.