Anyone asking for special meal - please note this point; it doesn't harm to reconfirm though it sounds like an unnecessary step. The connecting flight I had to make was too tight - so I had to run to the next gate.Shanghai airport has very limited options for vegetarians. The connecting flight I had to make was too tight - so I had to run to the next gate. Even if in airplane mode, you can not use a phone at all. Crew in our first flight was polite and was accommodative, they even went beyond the call of duty to share their meals when they got to know that our special meals requests have not got through to them.
Shanghai airport has very limited options for vegetarians.
Kimchi noodles, Kimchi cake and Bibimbap were the only good options if you are a vegan.
Smooth trip in the air We had all our valuables in our carry on luggage. We had to remove everything from the bag and carry the valuables and medications by hand. The worst part is there were many bags the same size or even a little larger that were taken on the plane. China eastern website was giving errors out most of the times while we tried to make seat reservations.
It is the same carry-on we used for our whole trip. Ultimately, the seats we reserved online were not given to us for both of our return flights.
Contacting China eastern airlines customer service was very painful.