China Eastern took delivery of its first Airbus A350 in December last year but so far we've only seen the airline operate the aircraft on 4 of its long-haul international routes. Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, and Sydney all now get A350 service from China Eastern but, up until now, there's been no sign of the aircraft coming across the Pacific to North America. That situation has just changed.
A roundup of some of the latest news in the airline world including new alliances being formed, old alliances being reconfirmed, a new route to Cuba for European flyers and an increase in Asia - Chicago services.
In the first of today's fare alerts I posted fares between Seattle and Shanghai/Beijing for the last three months of 2015. The most direct fares were with Hainan and Delta but American Airlines had a fantastic milage-run-worthy fare which came out to just 4.4c/mile.