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Swarup Dutta wrote at 2007-10-27 02:08:56
Hello Nancy,

China Eastern Airlines is starting a  direct flight between Kolkata (Calcutta) and Kunming from October 30. As per the news articles, the introductory prices are quite low. But I could not get a good price online. May be they are yet to update.

Young wrote at 2013-06-14 02:49:17
China Eastern Airlines, as well as all airlines based in mainland China, have a good reputation for service and safety. The official website of China Eastern Airlines is  

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One of my all-time favorites. I`ve been there more than 10 times (for at least a month each time), done the tourist loop five times and travelled to several permit-only areas. Aside from the Yangon, Bago, Inle, Kalaw, Mandalay, Pagan, Pyay route, I`ve travelled twice to Sittwe, Mrauk-U and the Chin areas and then down to Ramree Island, Ngapali and Pathein. Been on the wonderful boat from Bhamo to Mandalay and sojourned in the south a bit past Moulmein. Most recently I trekked in the northern Kachin state, camped and stayed with the Rawang tribe, for 2 weeks on the way to Phonekan Razi to see the Himalayas from the east. I`ve taken nearly every mode of transport--trains, planes, buses, boats, bikes, oxcarts, trekking on foot. I can answer logistical questions about airfare, hotels, restaurants, trekking, trains, restricted/open areas and, especially, cultural/religious sites and their significance.


The world is a fascinating place and nothing reveals this more thoroughly than exploring faraway lands. I've got a penchant for the exotic, a friendly face and a true curiousity about the people, art and life.

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