Hi, am in the throes of planning a trip to China. Looking at different flight options.
There are 2 affordable biz class options for my dates. The first one is Air Canada Executive First - LGA/YYZ/PEK going out and PVG/YYZ/LGA or EWR on the return.
For a comparable price, I am also being offered Air China - JFK/PEK going out and SHA/PEK/JFK on the return.
My first thought was to say a flat NO to Air China as I've read blogs with horror stories about dirty planes and bad food (and I have to say I'm not too thrilled at the prospect of using them for a couple of our internal China flights, if the reviews are anything to go by). But I read how they have introduced new B777-300 planes for JFK-PEK which have full flat seats in biz class. And the thought of flying on a new(er) plane with flat seats and at least one of the legs being non-stop sounds tempting.
To anyone who flies to China often or who has tried both - what do you guys think? Should I play it safe and stick with Air Canada who I understand has a good, consistent biz class product? Or is Air China a good option now? Thanks!