Qantas and China Eastern Airlines aircraft tails
Qantas and China Eastern

Qantas' partnership with China Eastern has opened up a realm of new travel options between Australia and China.

Network

Qantas operates daily services between Sydney and Shanghai, and Sydney and Beijing 5 days a week. In addition, Qantas codeshare customers have access to over 40 direct flights per week between Australia and Shanghai, Wuhan, Kunming, Hangzhou (Beijing) and Nanjing (Beijing), operated by China Eastern. Customers can travel to Shanghai via a Qantas operated flight between Australia and Singapore (six flights per day) and connect to a Qantas codeshare flight operated by China Eastern (four flights per day).

From Shanghai customers can connect to ninteen codeshare destinations throughout China, operated by China Eastern. Including: Chengdu, Dalian, Fuzhou, Harbin, Kunming, Qingdao, Shenyang, and Xi’an.

Find out how you can easily transit between Australia and China and return with these simple steps outlined in the below video.

Travelling to Shanghai China with Qantas partner China Eastern Airways Travelling to Shanghai China with Qantas partner China Eastern Airways

Before you fly

There are a selection of benefits available that can be booked ahead of your trip when flying on a Qantas codeshare flight with China Eastern. Visit manage booking if you require further information.

Benefits included for services operated by China Eastern
Benefits included for services operated by China Eastern

Business Economy
  Platinum One/
Platinum
Gold  Silver

Qantas Club

Bronze
Seat selection (paid or complimentary) via qantas.com
No    No    No No No    No
Seat selection (paid or complimentary) via airline partner
No  
No No No No No
Online check-in via qantas.com
No No    No No No    No
Online check-in via airline partner
No    No    No No No   
No
Pre-flight meal selection
No    No    No No No    No
Special meal request
Yes    Yes    Yes Yes Yes    Yes
Purchase additional / excess baggage prior to departure
No    No    No No No    No

At the airport

The operating carrier is responsible for checking in customers travelling on Qantas codeshare services. Check your itinerary to locate the departure terminal and ensure you check in with the operating carrier.

Benefits included for QF codeshare services operated by China Eastern
Benefits included for services operated by China Eastern

Business Economy
  Platinum One/
Platinum
Gold  Silver Qantas Club
Bronze
Baggage Through Check from Qantas operated flight
Yes    Yes Yes Yes Yes    Yes
Boarding Pass Through Check from Qantas operated flight
Yes    Yes Yes Yes Yes    Yes   
Extra checked baggage allowance
N/A No No No    No    No
Priority airport check-in
Yes    Yes  
Yes No
No    No
Priority boarding
Yes    Yes Yes No No    No
Priority baggage handling
Yes    No  
No No    No    No

Lounge access

Eligible customers and their guests booked on a Qantas flight number on the codeshare routes can access the following lounges. For more details on Qantas’ lounge access policy, follow this link for a full description of lounge access eligibility

Eligible customers can also access China Eastern Lounges throughout Mainland China, when flying with China Eastern.

Benefits included for QF codeshare services operated by China Eastern
Benefits included for QF codeshare services operated by China Eastern
Business Economy
Lounge Access

  Platinum One/
Platinum

Gold  Silver Qantas Club
Bronze
Sydney International (Qantas Lounge)
Yes Yes    Yes   No   Yes  
No  
Melbourne International (Qantas Lounge) Yes    Yes     Yes   No   Yes    No  
Brisbane International (Qantas Lounge) Yes    Yes    Yes   No   Yes  
No  
Shanghai
Yes    Yes    Yes   No   No   No  
Bejing Yes Yes Yes   No   No   No  
All other China Eastern lounges in China Yes   Yes   Yes   No   No   No  

Qantas Frequent Flyers

Qantas Frequent Flyers can maximise Qantas Points and Status Credit earn by booking the codeshare flight (‘QF’ airline code) where possible, you can also earn Qantas Points and Status Credits on eligible fares and flights with the MU airline code.

You can use your Qantas Points on China Eastern for Classic Flight Rewardsand Points Plus Pay – Flights.

China Eastern summary of Loyalty benefits
Airline code When booked as a QF flight When booked as a MU flight
Earn Qantas Points Yes Yes
Earn Status Credits Yes No
Classic Flight Rewards No
Yes
Points Plus Pay - Flights Yes Yes

Support

Special requests:

To benefit from the following special requests please chose a flight operated by Qantas or contact our partner directly;

  • assistance for children travelling alone,
  • medical assistance,
  • transporting oxygen for medical purposes; and
  • transport on a stretcher.

Sometimes everything doesn't go to plan. Qantas recognises the impact delays and missed connections can have on your plans and on your life. In the event this happens to you, below is some key information.

Missed connections:

If you missed a connection due to the late arrival of your aircraft, the delivering carrier is responsible for ensuring you make your final destination.

Lost baggage:

If your baggage doesn't arrive on the same flight as you. Please contact the Arrival Service desk of the delivering carrier in the arrivals hall. A delayed baggage report will be created. 

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Important information

Disclaimer: ~You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, Status Credits and the earning and redemption of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions.

Disclaimer: Disclaimer: #Points Plus Pay - Flights are available on any flight with a Qantas (QF), Jetstar (JQ), Jetstar Asia (3K), Jetstar Japan (GK) or Jetstar Pacific (BL) flight number and selected partner airlines when travelling on a Qantas fare, as long as there is a seat available for sale. The Qantas Points required include taxes, fees and carrier charges (excluding any amounts payable to third parties at the airport), are subject to change and are quoted at the time of booking. A minimum of 5,000 points per booking on Qantas and 3,500 points per booking on Jetstar must be redeemed. Qantas Points may not be earned on some fare types or on some oneworld® Member Airline or airline partner flights. For more information, visit Points Plus Pay - Flights.

Disclaimer: * Qantas Points and Status Credits (where applicable) are earned on Eligible Flights with a Qantas or applicable oneworld® Member Airline or Airline Partner flight number on your ticket. Qantas Points and Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. For full details see the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions and Airline Earning Tables.

Disclaimer: ^Classic Flight Rewards are available on Qantas, Jetstar and partner airlines. Seats are subject to capacity controls, availability is limited, and some flights may not have any Classic Flight Rewards available. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable to Qantas (excluding any amounts payable to third parties at the airport) in addition to the points required. For more information, visit Classic Flight Rewards.