Plane Spotting Chengdu

Chengdu Airport Hotel
After sorting out the usual formalities , I headed to the chengdu airport hotel £45 including breakfast. I had booked using AGODA, requesting a high up airport facing view. Despite noting this on the booking and also calling the (UK???) call centre , I was initially given 628. This was on floor 6 of 10. A bit of google translate , some pointing ,plus a tip to the bell team had a better room secured. 930 – double bed room. The top (10th) floor is “family room only ” I was told. 948 would have been a perfect room as is right at the end of the corridor. Any room , even numbered on floors 8 or 9 would work. They also have a rollaway bed if so needed. This would be an extra charge The room view is of one runway only, the other being out of sight. Everything appeared to taxi past / use the visable runway , at some point. There’s a very limited room service menu. I stashed my home brought beers/soft drinks in the mini fridge to avoid the hotel charges. I didnt use any of the many coffee shops as I didn’t want to leave the window. Hot/spicy and some “interesting”food dominates here, which made breakfast different to say the least !!! There is an airport shuttle service though this was in a Lexus style SUV when I left.
Movements were steady, with many late night arrivals. The use of the free in room wifi , FR24. and sbs combo ensured I hit the pillow the right side of 2am both nights. Departures started around 630 am, with arrivals mostly starting from around 0830 continuing until very late.
Sichuan and Air China are the main domestic players here . Also of note were a few China United aircraft
Location: ** Airport shuttle available to the terminal
Spotting: ** No views of the actual terminal but a good view of the runway allowing all movements to be seen
Photos: * No reports
Value: *** Great value at around £50 a night
Book:   This hotel can be booked through the AGODA website
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