Air China, the intercontinental arm of the six-airline Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), is one of the largest international carriers in the world, transporting more than 80 million passengers in a year to destinations worldwide. It began operations in 1988 and has been at the cutting-edge with many in-flight services, including wi-fi and satellite LAN networking.
Air China Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance, allowing for vital codeshare opportunities with carriers such as Air Canada, Lufthansa, Hawaiian Airlines, El Al, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
Air China flights can get passengers from one of several China airports to destinations on all six inhabited continents, making it a true major player in international transportation. Some of the major international airport destinations covered by an Air China flight include Athens, Auckland, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Cairo, Copenhagen, Delhi, Dubai, Geneva, Havana, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Milan, Paris, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Stockholm and Sydney.
Air China Baggage Allowance
Free baggage allowances on Air China flights varies according to the fare paid and whether the flight is domestic or international. If you are a member of the PhoenixMiles program, you are allowed an additional bag of up to 66 pounds depending on your membership status. Domestic Air China flights generally allow one bag of up to 88 pounds for first-class passengers, down to 44 pounds for Economy class. On international Air China flights the allowances of size and weight are dependent on your route and fare. The same can be said for the fees for extra bags; there is a table available to help you calculate your fee based on your flight route and Air China ticket fare class.
Air China Food, Snacks, and Drinks
With an Air China ticket, passengers in First and Business class may make reservations for food orders on long-distance international flights. Passengers may check out a menu of options and make their reservation at least 24 hours before the day of departure to ensure proper service. Offerings are diverse among seafood, chicken, pork, beef, duck and vegetables.