Long Haul Flight Tips
- Sinead Mitchard
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China Southern Airlines Company Ltd. is a major Chinese airline with hubs located at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). Founded in 1988, It has been a member of the Skyteam global alliance since 2007.
The airline operates more than 2,000 flights to 208 destinations in 35 countries daily.
• The logo of the airline consists of a red kapok flower (which is also the city flower of Guangzhou) on a blue tail fin.
• On January 28, 2005 a China Southern Boeing 777 touched down at in Taipei, making it the first flight between China and Taiwan since the end of the civil war in 1949.
• China Southern Airlines was the first major Chinese mainland airline to join an alliance.
Sky Pearl Club is the kilometer based reward program for China Southern Airlines. They have a points transfer partner with SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) which has recently merged with Marriott Rewards and as of August 2018 will become one unified program.
The program offers a basic membership and two elite tiers that correspond to Skyteam Elite and Elite Plus:
40,000 points or 25 segments
15% bonus points on flights
Priority reservation waitlist, airport standby and baggage handling; check-in at the business class counter
Excess baggage allowance of 20 kg for domestic and 10 kg for international
Business class lounge access
On SkyTeam member flights: 10 kg excess baggage allowance; preferred seating and priority baggage handling, airport standby, check-in and boarding on international flights; 15% bonus points on flights
80,000 points or 40 segments
30% bonus points on flights
Check-in at the first class counter
Excess baggage allowance of 40 kg on domestic flights and 20 kg on international
First class lounge access
On SkyTeam member flights: Guaranteed reservation on international flights; 20 kg excess baggage allowance; lounge access for member and one companion; 30% bonus points on flights
China Airlines offers codesharing with 26 airlines both inside and outside the Skyteam Alliance. Look for the (CZ) code designation.
When booking with a codesharing partner, you will experience differences in baggage fees, optional services, other charges, and policies from partner airlines on your trip.
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