Review: Biking in an Ancient City – MU 733 Lijiang to Kunming 737-700 Economy Class

Introduction
China Eastern 734 737-700 Economy Class Hong Kong to Kunming
Transiting Kunming Airport – International to Domestic
China Eastern 734 737-700 Economy Class Kunming to Lijiang
Jin Hong Garden Villa Lijiang
Biking in Lijiang, Day 1: Baisha Village
Biking in Lijiang, Day 2: Down to Lashi Lake
Biking in Lijiang, Day 3: Into Dali Villages
China Eastern 733 737-700 Economy Class Lijiang to Kunming
Transiting Kunming Airport – Domestic to International
China Eastern 733 737-700 Economy Class Kunming to Hong Kong


At around 8AM we arrived Lijiang Airport, where we were directed into the international terminal for check-in.

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International Terminal Lijiang Airport

After that we were told to go to the domestic terminal for customs and

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Domestic Terminal Lijiang Airport

The Lijiang Airport domestic terminal is open, airy and features lots of check-in terminals.

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Lijiang Airport Domestic Terminal Check-in Hall

We went down to the boarding gate, and after socialising a little, boarding was called, where we were bussed onto the plane.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a China Eastern plane, but it looked gorgeous with the backdrop.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Lijiang Airport

China Eastern Flight 733
Sunday, May 15th, 2015
Origin: Lijiang (LJG) Gate: 10 Dep: 10:45 (10:45)
Destination: Kunming (KMG) Gate: 21 Arr: 11:45 
(11:45)
Duration: 1 hr (1 hr)
Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Seat: 38A (Economy Class)

Upon getting on the plane, I was thrilled to see that it was one of China Eastern’s new Sky Interior planes. Not many airlines feature the Sky Interior on the Boeing 737-700, but China Eastern is one of them, and it sure looked good.

The flight attendants were clearly excited about running the new Sky Interior plane, and welcomed us all on board, handing us water.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class Water

We walked through business class, which featured personal PTVs and looked fairly comfortable.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Business Class

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Business Class

The Economy cabin was really attractive, and was also one big cabin with 21 rows of 126 economy seats.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class Cabin

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class Cabin

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class Seats 37J, 37K, 37L

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class

We got to our seats, where I quickly realised that it was in front of the exit row. At least I secured a window seat, but note yourselves that row 38 is the worst row you can get on China Eastern’s Boeing 737-700.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class seats 38A, B, C

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class View from Seat 38A

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class View from Seat 38A

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class View from Seat 38A

The seat, at least, featured an adjustable headrest and adequate legroom.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class Legroom

There were air nozzles at the seat, and they were actually venting cold air, which was a joy.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class Air Nozzles

I immediately noticed how big the windows were, and settled down into home for the next five hours or so.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class View

The plane soon pushed back and taxied over to the runway.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class View during Taxi

We were first in line for takeoff, and an announcement was made saying “don’t worry, and thank you for your time”. Made sense last time when we were tenth in line for takeoff, but what?

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Taxiing Lijiang Airport

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Taxiing Lijiang Airport

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Takeoff Lijiang Airport

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Takeoff Lijiang Airport

After takeoff I visited the toilet briefly.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class Washroom

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class Washroom

I spent the rest of the short flight staring out the window.

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class Cloud Porn

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China Eastern Boeing 737-700 Economy Class View

Soon enough we began our descent into Kunming Airport.

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Descent Kunming Airport

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Descent Kunming Airport

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Landing Kunming Airport

We had views of an AirAsia A320 and a China Eastern A330.

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Traffic Kunming Airport

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Traffic Kunming Airport

We deplaned quickly, and transit at Kunming Airport was rather smooth, I suppose…

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