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There is, in fact, a direct flight from Melbourne to Guangzhou with China Southern Airlines. (They have two websites - the global one, which I've linked to, can accept payments from international credit cards while the Chinese one doesn't. Of course, you can book via third parties like Expedia et al too.) This seems to be the easiest option. If you want to ...


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I've flown both these airlines several times. Plain and simple, I will openly say that Cathay Pacific service has been consistently better. Also, having had friends go the Cathay pacific stewardess interviews, I can say they are pretty strict on who they hire for their attendants. Generally, I would rate China Southern as acceptable. However, Cathay I would ...


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It depends on the terms and conditions of the airline you booked with, and your country's laws, but in general the most you will ever get back from an airline in a case like this is to allow you to cancel the flight and get a full refund. That's also the norm for major changes to a flight. Your description of the conversation so far sounds like that of an ...


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http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/China_Southern/information.php depends whether you're on their Airbus or Boeing, but you can see their Economy Class pitch and seat width. http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Cathay_Pacific_Airways/information.php Again depends on Airbus or Boeing, but personally I'd be excited about their economy class seats having power ...


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First, the travel agent is your point of contact here. Any changes to the booking need to be negotiated with the agent; believe it or not, the airline has no control over your booking at this stage. This is either very good, because the agent takes care of the leg work, in which case you should certainly patronize his or her services in the future. ...


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From what I understand of the laws is this: Visas are not required for aliens in immediate transit on connected international flights who hold passenger tickets and stay for no more than 24 hours in China entirely within airport boundaries. Anyone desiring to leave the airport temporarily must obtain permission from the frontier inspection office. If you ...


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From personal experience Cathay Pacific is much better than China Southern. Service is more polite, food looks much better (i never eat food on airplains so i cant say anything about it's taste) and seats are way better. Skytrax ratings: Cathay Pacific China Southern



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