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|Flights from Vancouver||12h 40m|
The cheapest airline ticket to Chengdu from Canada in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,201 one-way, and C$ 1,099 round-trip on the route from Vancouver to Chengdu. The most popular route is from Toronto to Chengdu and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 2,019 round-trip.
In general from Canada, Sichuan Airlines and China Southern fly the most to Chengdu.
Chengdu Airport is 15 kilometres from the centre of Chengdu. View on Map.
Chengdu is served by Chengdu Airport, also commonly referred to as Chengdu, Chengdu Shuangliu Intl. The airport code is CTU.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "This Transavia Airlines is not good at all."
Cons: "Many things cheaper does mean better."
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable. Plane interior was in new condition, including electronic window shade tinting."
Cons: "Staff was not particularly warm or attentive. Was never offered more to drink, and after asking for more wine was ignored."
Pros: "The crew was professional & friendly"
Cons: "Food was terrible honestly, entertainment system didn't work on 1st flight."
Pros: "I was sorted on Row 3 and the drapes kept hitting the back of my head."
Cons: "Move the drapes a few more inches back."
Pros: "Everything works and quick to get to destination."
Pros: "Flight arrived on time"
Cons: "No food provided "due to a strike the previous day". Not sure why this would impact on providing a sandwich or snack particularly when champagne was still available for first class passengers."
Cons: "I was seated next to the restroom, which is not a pleasant experience for an international flight."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, flight on schedule and good entertainment."
Cons: "Space is just reasonable on a long flight, even if there's seats more spacious that you could choose if you pay more."
Pros: "Slow service."
Cons: "Better communication!"
Pros: "No delay and nice staff"
Pros: "Friendly crew, upgraded seat was worthwhile"
Cons: "More snacks in between meals,"
Pros: "Nice attention and good food. Plane and seats are confortable"
Pros: "The crew was attentive and the seat at economy comfort was comfortable at the “ok” level. It needs much mor3 to be super comfortable. The plug for the headphones was a mess! It was NOT possible to watch a movie and hear the sound too! I gave up! Not a great offering for the extra dollars..."
Cons: "So many things! Starting with the way assistance in the airport is offered to travellers with mobility issues! This is an important issue that needs to be revisited and changes for better service to be made!"
Pros: "Comfortable seat, friendly crew. Crew were conscious of recycling which I like a lot as there is so much waste on flight. Anything we can do to reduce waste is very welcome."
Cons: "Food wasn't very appetizing, pasta didn't have much flavor and I don't eat red meat so the other choice wasn't an option for me."
Cons: "Lost all our bags so couldn’t ski"
Cons: "No reading light in my seat..."
Pros: "Entertainment options."
Cons: "Service was poor, seat did not recline, and the food was terrible."
Pros: "The flight started with a visit in the recently renovated KLM crown lounge in Amsterdam airport. I liked the various seating options and of course the upstairs bar. The service on board was attentive and efficient, the food options I really liked (especially the Chinese dish) but also the little touches like the nuts & gouda cheese which were served in small porcelain bowls. The seat itself was very comfortable when sitting and the structure gives a lot of privacy. However for couples or friends travelling it's a bit cumbersome to have a conversation even when sitting in seats next to each other. Overall my expectations were fulfilled."
Cons: "This seat is not ideal for sleeping for taller persons (I'm 185cm tall) as the space to put the feet is very narrow and it's uncomfortable when lying on the back (as one cannot put them in the natural resting position). Cabin temperature could have been a bit lower for my taste. Crew needs better training with regards to transfer procedure in Chengdu."
Cons: "I have ordered Wheelchair for my parents which one of my parent didn't get it on Mumbai Airport. When they arrived on Amsterdam Netherlands Airport they were dropped to the gate assigned first and once the gate changed on the fly no body came to help them moving to the new gate assigned which was far away to walk. Nobody even came to tell them that the gate has been changed. It was because of my father's alertness they didn't miss the connecting flight and when my father asked help to members on airport none of them helped my parents and other 4 co passengers which also were on wheel chairs. It was so scary experience for them that they asked me not to book any more flights with Jet Airways. I won't recommend Jet Airways to any of my friends for their parents to travel to USA. I strongly recommend you guys to take a strict action against this. This is so unacceptable."
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Pros: "Nice people and good service"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "Efficient boarding system, clearly signposted. Professional staff"
Cons: "I’ve traveled a lot internationally and this was the WORST flight I’ve ever had to endure. I felt like I was being tortured and didn’t sleep at all and so slept when getting into Amsterdam rather than being able to explore the city. I was out $200 for the Airbnb (could’ve stayed in the airport cheaper) and $200 for a dinner cruise I slept through. NEVER AGAIN"
Pros: "Employees were very friendly"
Cons: "The seats were very small"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "So many people on a 747!!"
Pros: "Great on board service from a very professional crew."
Cons: "Can't think of a thing."
Pros: "The entertainment options were good."
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "The aircraft felt clean and quite spacious (decent legroom). Cabin crew was friendly and everything went as expected. Bonus points for the Beemster cheese sandwich (I was totally disappointed when they served the food, but more than pleasantly surprised by the quality of the cheese - I even bought some afterwards, from the Albert Heijn just outside the security area)."
Cons: "Very odd queue separation at boarding. Passengers were divided in 5 lanes, depending on their seating area withing the plane (for a more efficient boarding, I presume) but, by the time we all got to the actual aircraft, we formed another queue in the boarding bridge so it didn't feel like any time was saved or anything."
Cons: "After more than two hours of delay... Initially the flight takes off was at 8:35... Then 21:20... Then 21:50... Then 22:10. Finally we took off at 22:40... Refund our money klm..."
Pros: "Booked extra room seat which gave me good room for seating"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Entertainment was dated and poor in function. Our bags were 99 dollars each and we’re both lost and didn’t arrive. I just filed a claim and got rude service saying I should have filed the claim at the airport baggage area but there was not anybody there to do the claim then he agent upstairs said they just spoke to them and they are there and I should have done it there. This was so rude and there is no way to get back into customs area. If we paid 200 for bags I expect them to arrive on time. I’m asking for a refund of the baggage fees."
Pros: "Decent seat size. Sorta slept the whole flight."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hours. Could have gone to Amsterdam and come back in that time"
Pros: "I personally do not appreciate the food on this leg of the journey Food Ams to Dxb is GOOD!!"
Cons: "The snack & “ solid eggs” in breakfast. Fresh fruit was good."
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Cons: "At some point the luggage was lost. here."
Pros: "Excellent experience with the cabin crew."
Cons: "Seats on the 777 were too narrow. This 777 had a 3-4-3 seating arraignment, it would have been better with a 3-3-3, similar to a 787 configuration. With the current layout, even with an aisle seat, I was sitting in the aisle. And I am not a large person! The flight was full, so use the 787 and two daily non-stops. For a twelve hour flight, the food was only Okay, could have been better and with a better selection. Meal timing was poor."
Pros: "Great food"
Cons: "Sears we're toooo small"
Pros: "Airline staff good and professional"
Cons: "Nothing one can do, for a 6.2" guy, the metal bar that forms the shape for the pouch for magazines and such digs into knees, ESP if person in front adjusts seat back. Fold out table barely accommodates laptop."
Cons: "Late Cabin extremely warm Full flight and centre seat means no room to relax or carry out work"
Cons: "Long stop over at Schiphol. Too Long!!!!"
Pros: "That we didn't crash"
Cons: "Being delayed and missing my connecting flight. No entertainment onboard (for hours and hours)."
Pros: "Loved this 747! Crew was professional and food was very good."
Cons: "We had a long wait (25 minutes) at the gate because we were early."
Pros: "quick boarding, responsive Airline stewardess, very polite."
Cons: "temperature control was not good, service was fine, seats were not comfortable. plane need to be cleaner."
Pros: "Great smooth flight staff was pleasant and the overall experience was fantastic."
Pros: "Flight unpleasant. Ground staff in Marseiile great but gate crew didn't control carry on baggage and many of us could not use overhead bins because of passengers who stowed more than one and often oversized suitcases above, so we and many others had to place carry on suitcases under seat. Attendant on plane totally unhelpful and could have rearranged a few bags to make room but preferred to stay in back of plane and talk. To be fair, rest of flight was pleasant although late due in part to boarding issues."
Cons: "Carry on baggage issues and storage on plane. One aloof and unhelpful member of flight crew."
Cons: "seats on Jet air flight are very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Having exit aisle made a huge difference in comfort Crew were EXCELLENT"
Cons: "Food was not very good Tasteless and rubbery"
Pros: "Great flighy"
Pros: "Pleasantly surprised. Seats were comfortable. Blankets were warm. Food was good, and I'm grateful for that because I couldn't understand the flight attendant because of her accent."
Cons: "The crew was weirdly OCD about when we were allowed to have our window shades up or down and I got yelled at a couple times for improper window shade use. I was also woken up literally every 2 hours to ask if I wanted food or beverage which I appreciated the diligence but also I like sleep."
Cons: "My luggage was left behind in China. It's been 3 days and I'm sti waiting"
Pros: "Aircraft , oraganized, accomdating and the service was just unexpected."
Cons: "Better choice of movies on a 13 hrs flight considering passenger were 90% south Asian background."
Cons: "Wine ran out at the first meal - they only had 5 red and 5 white for the whole plane for a 13 hour flight. No hard alcohol at all so I couldn’t have my G&T to help with sleep. The food was definitely not anything special - the chicken and potatoes was potatoes with sauce and one nibble of chicken."
Pros: "Crew very friendly."
Cons: "There was no place for me to enter in dietary restrictions to get a special meal, so they were not prepared for a meal I could eat."
Cons: "Darkening of the windows so early. Beautiful views were missed."
Cons: "Milk and sugar in the coffee."
Pros: "Crew seemed nice, helpful"
Cons: "It's a budget flight so can't expect much, yet the aircraft was small very cold and not comfortable for such long-over-ocean-international flight."
Pros: "The crew is very friendly , hard working and helpful."
Pros: "window control"
Cons: "I travel to see the places I go, not to watch movies instead. I found the auto-darkening of the window infuriating as I couldnt look out to watch the world I travel to see. Pretty much makes flying a waste of time if you are forced to look at movies you dont really want to watch because the real reason you bought the ticket is denied you without warning it will happen prior to investing in the ticket for the route. Button at seat worked for a while to sneak a peak at the real world but then the system seemed to take over and tell me to conform with the demand I not look."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, fast check-in"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Didn't know what to expect. Terminals beautiful and new in Xi'an and Chengdu. Check-in super easy. Flight was great, attendants very professional. This is what we should aim for in the US. Metro from Chengdu airport to downtown was a dream."
Pros: "HORRIBLE! It was CANCELED by the Airline"
Cons: "This Airline is Reportable to the FAA."
Pros: "Seats were comfy, enough leg room, food was pretty decent and the flight got on time"
Cons: "They lost my suitcase but promised to bring it back the next day. Let's see..."
Pros: "Everything on time amd friendly helpful staff. The food was not bad and the sandwiches and drinks in between were good and plentiful. As well there was alot of entertainment options. My bag didn't make it on my flight, but this was due to a tight connection and it arrived on the next flight."
Cons: "Immigration at Guangzhou airport was too time consuming for a 24 hour layover. The airline was convienent and cheap- but if it loses the convienence by delaying passangers with cumbersome visa procedures, I at least will transit through another country and not use China Southern."
Pros: "The service is excellent, friendly crew, unbeatable price for a round trip to Thailand."
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "Professional cabin crew."
Cons: "Barely had enough time to transfer between flights. Transfer process in Guangzhou is cumbersome and time consuming."
Pros: "Pleasant staff. Comfortable bed and blanket"
Cons: "Very dated movie selection. Limited alcohol."
Pros: "Staff, drinks, entertainment, seat layout"
Cons: "Too warm, but a challenge on all asia flights"
Cons: "The bus took so far us to get security check. The whole layover time wasted in that. No time to rest after 13.30 hour flight from Vancouver."
Pros: "flights were on time though luggage my be delayed, itwas handled very well."
Cons: "wish the food would be more consistent. the beef w/ rice and pork with rice delicious, but the beef with mash potato, fish with rice or fried noodles with beef wasn't good at all and they happened to be on the international flights."
Pros: "Everything was mediocre at best"
Cons: "China southern line and its base Guangzhou airport is notorious for delays. I had 18 and 23 hour delay so for each of my legs of my return flight. Of course connection flights were missed and the multi-step reassignment was time and labor intensive."
Pros: "I liked the hospitality and patience that the crew showed."
Cons: "They could have provided with more blankets and pillows because everybody did not get blankets."
Pros: "Solid meal, regular beverage service"
Cons: "No use of cell phones, even in airplane mode. Then, they don't allow entertainment units of exit rows to be out."
Pros: "It was emty"
Cons: "No commoditys, choice of films"
Cons: "The airline is insufferable. They don't try to help and barely communicate with their passengers. This flight was delayed more than 6 hours. We missed our connectIng flight that got us out of the country. They never helped with rebook in and sent us on a 15 hour goose chase in a foreign land. We had to wait 2.5 days for the next available international flight."
Cons: "No travel kit available for passengers"
Cons: "They lost my baggage and changed boarding times without notifying me."
Cons: "Worst experience with the airline, but personal interactions were decent. The airline changed their flight times and subsequently changed our seating arrangements. They were impossible to get ahold of, and it took an international call to be told we would be charged more to change our seats back. Once we were at the gate, it was easier to speak directly with the agent."
Pros: "Southern Airlines, from check-in to Luggage Pick-up were very courteous and attentive. The air-fare was very affordable, and the food service was good. All the way around, I was impressed."
Pros: "Itinerary is everything and we could not have gotten better direct flights, especially for the price. (They discount child fares too). The 319's don't have individual movies but they played a nice kids movie on the overhead screens which was a pleasant surprise. And even though the flight was delayed I can't be too upset because they upgraded our family of 7 to economy plus ahead of time without me even asking (We risked not paying for seat selection and it worked out great!). Bags checked all the way through and no complications on any of our 4 international flights, that's good service!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed two hours from CAN to RGN and we had to take a bus to our airplane. The A1-A5 gate area is bare bones for waiting but they handed out snacks and water to try to help."
Pros: "Complementary free acamodation"
Cons: "Really unconfortable"
Pros: "Crew was very nice. Super helpful to have a hotel for layover - thank you!"
Cons: "Seats were hard with little room."
Cons: "Flight was 40 minutes late... and the seats are very hard!"
Cons: "No personal entertainment system. No fresh fruits were given. They should keep some apples or some other fruit for those who miss their lunch schedules"
Pros: "Very friendly crew. Nice standard first class seat. On time departure."
Cons: "food was only so so."
Pros: "Nothing special, boarding was quick"
Cons: "Food was... Just to forget, on both flights. Confused crew."
Pros: "my aisle seat was reasonably comfortable. we departed and left on time the stewardesses were polite and refilled my water glass 2 times"
Cons: "The food was awful. They gave us a box containing two rolls, ,some peanuts, a container of sweetened yogurt and a sweet gooey gelatinous item that was impossible to describe."
Pros: "arrive chengdu for two days,still didn't.get our bags,all our stuffs were in those bags,and now still didn't know when can we get our luggage"
Pros: "Meals were served. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing really."
Cons: "Had to pay for free baggage... Food sucked. No entertainment. No english spoken, Late arrival late departuire. Usual sucky chinese airline experience."
Pros: "Cheap / best / time saver experience"
Pros: "Courtesy from flight attendant"
Cons: "Food. Could have been better."
Pros: "The planes are new."
Cons: "They don't allow cell phone use in airplane mode at anytime during the flight. China has a law against cellphone use on planes and they enforce it in international airspace and over other countries's airspace as well. This is a violation of passengers' rights."
Cons: "Lost my checked bag"
Cons: "No wifi on flight!"
Pros: "Flights to the interior are always late, and so I was pleasantly surprised that this was not too late!"
Cons: "Food is typically not very good...pack your own!"
Pros: "There is no hot wet napkin to clean face before sleep or wakeup! No toothbrush no noodle when I was so hungry! Grade: F"
Pros: "Economy seats were actually pretty comfortable and the staff was very attentive."
Cons: "The vegetarian food was basically unsalted, watery rice and fruit. By the third round of it (long flight w/ 2 dinners and 1 breakfast) I just didn’t eat it. The entertainment also advertises movies and shows that they don’t have. Small selection that could be better."
Pros: "I liked getting to my destination safely."
Cons: "The boarding process was chaos and when we finally boarded, the seats were extremely uncomfortable. There also wasn’t any choice of entertainment and the movie that was playing had no way to have audio (no headphone jacks to plug into)"
Pros: "Flight seat"
Cons: "Food service"
Pros: "cabin crew continued to smile despite conditions"
Cons: "the stewardess were filling themoses if hot water instead if pre flight duties. even after pushing away from gate i could see 8 passengers with trays down making soup with boiling water, brought by stewardess, and additional ones eating hot soup."
Pros: "Not much, but the crew were friendly"
Cons: "The airline was late in take off for some unknown reason (nothing to do with weather). Flight too be late and we missed out connecting flight.They demanded we purchase a new ticket for the next leg of the flight. Furthermore, then they cancelled the rest of the return flight. Terrible Airline"
Cons: "on august 14，i got an email tell me my airline is china eastern airline. i have waited for chech -in in china eastern airline for 30minutes,the china eastern told me my airline is not china eastern .maybe hainan airline i walked to hainan airline ,it told me it is not their airline....."
Cons: "The hyphen in first name separated name into first and middle. We canceled flight because airline wanted to charge for correcting the name that their system won’t take."
Cons: "Was a decent and modest flight."
Pros: "New plane. And now online check-in is now available"
Cons: "Looks like they missed a snack in between."
Pros: "new airplane"
Cons: "wish they had online check-in service in Los Angeles."
Pros: "The crew was very frindly. Tha craft is very clean"
Cons: "Food for non-Chinese passengers"
Cons: "No AC in aircraft during taxi boarding. We were taxi for 30 min. Extremely warm. Entertainment systems did not work. Flight attendants did not appear friendly or polite."
Pros: "people very nice"
Cons: "food can hv been better"
Pros: "Crew is so polite!"
Cons: "No wifi, no individual entertainment screens, no power. TV screens looked like an old VHS tape (static)."
Pros: "The crew and the food."
Cons: "On time"
Cons: "The time between arrival and departure for the connection flight was too short. Flight was missed. Will be making an official complaint. Why sell flight tickets with no time to transfer. Even before the flight, staff knew i would miss the flight. The sichuan airlines help desk just ignored me when i approached them with the missed flight document (in chinese) .Terrible! I had to book a hotel and another flight out of my own pocket for the airlines mistake."
Pros: "The direct flight is great! Especially traveling with kids."
Cons: "The flight took 45 minutes longer than scheduled even though we departed on time. Also I have young children and they played some action movie with shooting and killing and It was hard to distract my kids from watching that."
Cons: "I had to pack my laptop too much early - 15 minutes before we started descent. By other airlines it is possible to use it longer"
Pros: "Good cabin staff."
Cons: "A bit cold. - Not an airline problem, but often when a flight comes through a chinese airport late, they will have the transfer path closed so you have to go out as if you want to leave their airport. The immigration officers then want you to apply for visa's and its hard to communicate that you are just wanting to connect to another flight. Maybe they need a procedure for that when a flight comes in late and they have closed the connecting path."
Cons: "Very friendly crew members."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and the service personnel was nice and professional."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and efficient. The check-in was smooth and they explained how to get to the gate location. The flight left on-time and arrived early."
Cons: "The plane was very warm and the AC was either turned off or set to a high temperature. There was no cold drinks and no ice on the plane and drink service on the four hour flight was only immediately before and after dinner in a small cup. Bring something to drink with you. Entertainment was a Chinese movie on a small overhead screen with English subtitles that were too small to read. Unlike other flights on the same airline, we were not offered a choice of meals."
Pros: "Good price and had entertainment and meals that were tasty."
Cons: "Too cramped, not much on the television, seat did not go far back enough to sleep for a long flight."
Cons: "The check in staff extremely rude and unprofessional. You can’t check your bag into your final destination You also must go thru immigration and customs in Chengdu"
Pros: "gate staff very helpful in assigning seats. flight smooth and flight staff competent. Choice of 3 meals in economy. Nonstop flight to our destination a plus."
Cons: "Cannot select seat prior to flight."
Pros: "Flight boarded quickly and was on time. Food of fair to average quality was served. Very nice to be offered blankets and a second round of beverages."
Pros: "Crew is nice and always ready for helping."
Cons: "Food was terrible and not fresh"
Cons: "Delayed. Bad food. No entertainment."
Pros: "Food was excellent. Crew was helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Plane seats were small -- but as expected to be honest with you."
Pros: "The crew were super. They were friendly, efficient, and well-dressed. Boarding was orderly. Food service too. The movies were mostly visual jokes and high drama which was perfect since it was a shared screen and not in everyone's language."
Cons: "The plane was a bit old and the seats too close together. But it was clean and tidy."
Cons: "My bags never arrived and haven't been found to date"
Cons: "The booking itinerary did not specify that there would be a layover in Jinan. Even though there was, it would have made more sense to allow the continuing passengers to stay on the plane rather than forcing everyone to go through customs at this point."
Cons: "Most of the crew was not skilled with English (both comprehension and pronunciation) so it was difficult to communicate or to understand instructions. The flight was also delayed for an hour, which could have been avoided if the airline staffed more people for check-in or streamlined the check-in process since that was the only bottleneck preventing passengers from being on time."
Pros: "The flight attendants were really nice and the food was surprisingly good!"
Cons: "The time frame. My flight was supposed to leave at 11:50pm. We left at almost 2am. In which case made me late to a layover I had in China which made me miss my last flight to Japan. BUT, luckily, a woman that worked for the airline in China was able to put me on an air China flight to japan, which again in very grateful for!!!!"
Pros: "Nothing. Absolutely nothing, it was completely horrible!!!"
Cons: "Everything was delayed by at least 1 hour. The flight delay was announced at 11pm the day of, but the passengers weren’t situated in a hotel until 3am. And the flight didn’t arrive until 11pm the next day!! A 15hr delay! And because I had a connecting flight, the delay made me have to spend ANOTHER extra night in the airport, AND never compensated me for the connecting flight ticket which I had to purchase another one of."
Cons: "We had to get off the plane in Jinan to go through customs and get back on rather than going straight to Chengdu. In Chengdu we had to claim our checked bags and check in again before boarding to Taipei."
Pros: "The flight attendants were awesome and the food was good."
Cons: "All was good"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "The check in counter in Chengdu doesn't open until 1 1/2 hours before the flight departs."
Pros: "Sichuan is a good basic airline. No frills but they get the job done. Our flight was on time and the staff very professional"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Good basic airline with no frills, but who needs them for such a short flight?"
Cons: "No way to check in on line."
Pros: "Great air crew"
Cons: "Cramped seating. Poor cabin air flow"
Cons: "When I arrived to the airport I was informed that my flight is cancelled. They found me a new flight instead, 40 minutes earlier than the original one. Which was fine. But I didn't get information in advance, and some not nice experience while not knowing if there would be another flight instead of the cancelled one."
Pros: "Flight over Himalayas was breath-taking!"
Cons: "Flew from Chengdu to Kathmandu, through Lhasa. Even though it was the same flight, we had to de-plane in Lhasa and go through security both coming off the plane and twice again before re-boarding the same plane, to the same seats. Probably a China / Tibet thing, but we received no explanation from Sichuan. After this uber-security play, we got back on the same plane and sat for almost 2 hours on the tarmac, even though we were the only plane in the airport! Sichuan served us lunch while still on the ground, but I would have preferred an explanation from the crew for the unreasonable delay."
Pros: "Initial ticketing and boarding was easy. A bit of a fiasco in Lhasa."
Pros: "Great experience. Prompt service and polite staff all around. Nicest flight in China so far."
Cons: "Had 2 layovers that weren't mentioned in our original booking. Absolutely unacceptable. No online checkin either."
Cons: "Flight was three hours late and The luggage count be shipped to lax directly. I had to get my luggage, drag luggage to hotel, and check in again in Hangzhou. They even collected headphones and stoped videos on board half an hour before its landing."
Cons: "Worst airlines I have ever traveled. Crew and airport staff hardly understand English and there is no communication between passengers and airport crew when flight gets cancelled. Please do not select this airlines even if it's $500 cheaper."
Pros: "timeliness of boarding polite and helpful crew"
Cons: "We had to get off to go through immigration"
Cons: "Busted infotainment screen. A perfunctory apology was offered after the flight had landed. None of the crew had any level of proficiency in English and shied from interacting with non-Chinese passengers. And finally, 10-abreast seating on the Boeing 777 is a nightmare."
Pros: "Ease of boarding."
Cons: "Delayed an hour without a notification of how long."
Cons: "Wirst service and ever haf.never will fly chunies airlines"
Pros: "The food was very good."
Cons: "The amenities and how i was treated was poor. They cater to Chinese people only. Will not fly again."
Pros: "The washroom maintains its cleanliness. The inflight tv/movie shows is a help especially with long flight."
Cons: "Food needs improvement. Could probably offer the same menu with improve taste. The seat is not comfortable, it is somewhat hard."
Pros: "the flight attendants take a step forward to offer assistance. Very friendly throughout the trip. Seats are slightly roomy than Air Canada planes. Plane has wifi included."
Pros: "good seat in business class. Outstanding crew."
Cons: "The food for dinner was tasteless, and the breakfast was incredibly greasy."
Cons: "Kayak did not act or inform me of the need for a visa following a change in flights that occurred 12 days before flight. For this reason, my trip was canceled."
Pros: "I liked the snacks serviced"
Cons: "There seems to be a continual problem with the ear buds connectors to the entertainment systems - they didn’t work for my random seat both ways! It was the same for my seat and the seat next to mine on return! We both had to be moved - again!! Hmmm!"
Cons: "Flying as a Canadian via China right now NOT RECOMMENDED! If you fly into China on China Eastern and continue with that airline for your transfer to another country, they seize your passports and keep you segregated from everyone else. Law, supposedly. Took us hours to get to our connecting flight."
Pros: "Newer plane w seatback screen for entertainment. Baggage in Honolulu was delivered quickly. Crew was friendly n attentive."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and we were well looked after by the crew. Several meals and beverage services throughout the flight."
Pros: "The flight was fairly smooth. There was a good selection of movies."
Cons: "Coming off the plane in Nanjing was frustrating as they were totally unorganized and the plane was delayed because of this. We had to go through customs and recheck everything. We then went back on the same plane to the same seat. Kinda confusing but all in all it was okay."
Pros: "Staff were nice until Shanghai."
Cons: "They didn't seem to want to help the disabled unless you were from China. Rude to foreigners."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Taking a bus to the plane"
Pros: "Overall I didn’t like the flight"
Cons: "Food,customer service,comfort and entertainment"
Pros: "After reading the reviews I was prepared for the worst. I was surprised on the overall quality flight with 2 full meals and plenty of drinks throughout. Plane was clean service crew was plentiful and kind. Also had a large selection of entertainment options."
Pros: "The staff in the airplane very polite"
Cons: "I did tell the lady in the boarding area in la that we have limited time to cacht the other conection fly to phuket from chengdu. She ignore us and say we have enough time. Of course we miss the fly because a delay in migration in China. And this was a ticket of the same Airline. No one help us and even speak english. We were stuck in china for 24 hours and the staff in the airport threat us like homeless. It was worst experiencie of my life"
Pros: "New plane. Airport at LAX and Shanghai clean."
Cons: "Bad food and lost my luggage with all my cosmetics and shoes When I asked for different food they said that was all they had. They told me they had 24 hrs to find my luggage."
Pros: "Our flight to phuket went off without a hitch. The plane was a little cramped but it wasn’t terrible for the price we payed"
Cons: "On our return flight, we arrived at the airport to the airline telling us that we were not allowed to board our flight because we didn’t have a visa for our layover. It had not been made clear by the agency that this was a requirement and so we never looked into it. We just assumed we would be able to stay in the airport for the duration of our layovers. We were forced to book and alternate and very expensive flight. Not pleased. Will not be using again."
Cons: "5 hours delay in Shanghai/ no fin"
Pros: "The crew was good - very attentive. The plane itself was a nice new 737 - very clean."
Cons: "The business class lounge was not good. All they served was warm soft drinks and beer. Waited on the business class van for 30 minutes while everyone else went to board the plane which I found odd. Chengdu airport has 175 gates yet we still have to get on a van and board the plane on the tarmac which is odd. No wine in business class which I thought was odd too. Food wasn't god, but I am used to that."
Cons: "No hotel was provided for 24 hour stay.It is mentioned on their website to provide hotel for trips from Yvr"
Pros: "Amazing service by the in flight staff! Snack and drinks non stop and so friendly."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that every phone line I called had a really bad connection, I tried to call in regards to catching my return flight as I didn't get the departing flight. They told me it was their policy that if you miss one you miss the other. This makes no sense what so ever considering I paid $1700, I would think you could at least get half of what you paid for. The lady on the phone just kept saying "It's our policy" and not taking into consideration the circumstances. Disappointed with china Eastern airlines. I will be paying the extra money for Air Canada next time."
Cons: "Our flight time was moved up by an hour, and we weren’t notified so needless to say we missed out flight and two night of hotel accommodations that were paid for and went unused as well as having to spend additional money to make new hotel accommodations."
Pros: "Your food especially rice with ocra( what a combination ) that was great"
Cons: "I did not like your language chew mew"
Cons: "flight attendants not friendly"
Pros: "Prices was good, apart from that it was all very average."
Cons: "The crew weren't that friendly and it was really hard to understand announcements over the PA. The screens were ok but the sound was awful - it made everything almost unwatchable."
Pros: "Food was decent"
Cons: "They've gave us the wrong flight times,had to pay and extra 100$ a head to get on the flight we were originally scheduled for. Arrived in shanghai, and again was given the wrong flights and has to stay an night in shanghai delaying our entire trip,forcing us to be a day behind for everything. Still worried our flights home won't be correct. Will never fly with then again, everyone beware."
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "I couldn't use my phone on the plane even in airplane mode."
Pros: "Nothing. Acted like it was their first week as an airline."
Cons: "Priority service was not. Forgot to get wheelchair ordered, so we were late from lounge to gate. Priority not... last to be off at destination. No jetways either at Shanghai or LAX. Got bussed from what seemed 30 miles away. Meals were not as ordered. Bottom line-when you pay triple for business class service, you should get it!"
Pros: "Plane was loaded quickly, and efficiently..pulled away from gate a little ahead of schedule. Friendly crew."
Cons: "Food just Ok...bread rolls always served at the end of the meal,instead of with the meal."
Pros: "The people are nice and professional. They were very helpful with the needs of the passengers"
Cons: "The flight was delayed almost 5 hours causing me to miss a very important business meeting. This happened to me going to Lhasa as well as returning to Chengdu."
Cons: "Uber-paranoid airline, did not allow cell phones even at cruising altitude. And a nice, (perfectly legal) camping knife mysteriously disappeared from my bag."
Pros: "It got me where I needed to go on time."
Cons: "the food is absolutely abysmal and they had no options for a non-meat eater. When we asked if they had a non-meat option, the flight attendant scoffed and told us we should have ordered something special ahead of time. The entertainment choice was extremely limited."
Pros: "Managed to get a seat in a good spot which more legs soace"
Cons: "Chinese regulation forbid the use of any cell phone during the entire flight... even in flight mode!!! This is utterly frustrating and annoying, especially when the flight is 15 hours long!!! Also food was meat only, no possibility to get fish or vegetarian"
Cons: "I was carrying a bottle of water which I had filled at water dispenser at the airport for the purpose of taking my medicines during the long flight. At boarding time one of the staff did not allow me to take the water bottle with me inside the plane."
Cons: "The food for the two leg of the flight is the same. The inflight screen showed the same gag show"
Pros: "good movie selection"
Cons: "Switched planes from boeing 777 to airbus. the business class configuration changed, it was uncomfortable. Also no self serve drinks or liquor in the kitchen area, not a lot of food options."
Pros: "The inflight attendents are hard working."
Cons: "The quality of food is poor and the portion is too little."
Pros: "Crew was nice. Flight was an hour late getting off the ground."
Pros: "Cheap, ontime and good."
Cons: "there wasnt anything particularly annoying or to be disliked"
Pros: "I liked that the crew was attentive to our needs."
Cons: "I wish we had more snacks offered"
Pros: "Too many things to mention, I'll just say this: you get what you pay for!"
Cons: "Broken seats, rude staff, terrible food, delayed takeoff (1hr). Will take a more widely known airline next time, its worth the extra cost!"
Pros: "The flight was on time and it was a smooth landing. The"
Cons: "The seats were not clean and the seat back trays were broken and dirty."
Pros: "Cheap fare - good Keep the other expectations low and the experience is ok Having flown with them previously I think they are slowly improving, especially with their scheduling."
Cons: "China Eastern as with most China airlines is abit over strict re: use of electronic equipment Food is sad but one just needs to bring own snacks"
Pros: "Only thing to like was that i got 3 seats all to myself.. few nice cabin crew out of the many"
Cons: "Food - small portion, taste was horrible no entertainment (only a common screen for few rows that played a chinese movie) seats were uncomfortable, was rock hard boarding was delayed and no information was given regarding that"
Cons: "I always prefer asian airlines"
Cons: "same as the previous ones"
Cons: "Couldn't reach airline by phone to change my flight. After several attempts and an hour on hold they disconnected. Website won't help. Air China isn't a reliable airline."
Cons: "1. I am not sure if your crew members could speak English or not. I didn’t understand what they were talking about or what was happening. 2. The plane took off under extreme thunderstorm. I am not sure if this was safe to do so but the plane was extremely bumpy, going down rapidly for about 30 minutes. The whole cabin was then in chaos. People started turning up, crying and writing last words. However, your crew members GAVE NO INSTRUCTIONS, BROADCASTING OR UPDATES ON WHATS GOING ON. What they did was mocking around with each other in Cantonese. 3. This would be my last time travel with you - I was your loyal customer since student time. But after this awful experience I chose not to go with you anymore."
Pros: "Very friendly crew and ground staff. Excellent food onboard, great entertainment system, and it was easy to get some rest. The business class layout is ideal when traveling with a companion."
Cons: "The seats feel a little cramped due to limited stowage space and a fairly narrow legrest. Lounge in Beijing lacked air conditioning."
Pros: "Cheap price."
Cons: "The food was not great. No USB chargers. Other passengers were noisy."
Pros: "The plane from Guangzhou to Beijing was newer and very well designed business class seats, the convenient layout was exceptional. I think the meal ok but the staff was exceptionally friendly helpful and took good care of me. Also this aircraft had a large movie assortment, larger than usual."
Cons: "I think the meals are the only area lacking, again not easy to have pre made meals that are as good reheated."
Pros: "Food was good! Crew spoke great English."
Cons: "6 hour plane ride with no TVs/entertainment options were unclear, and no meal from PEK-HKT. Outdated entertainment system on 11hr flight from YVR-PEK. Beijing airport was an absolute maze, we got sent in 8 different directions from the moment we got off our plane!"
Pros: "The stewards and stewardess’ were pleasant"
Cons: "Our first Air China flight departed 2 hrs late and then to top things off they lost my wife’s luggage on the way to Thailand. We had to wait in the airport for hours for it arrive on the next flight. The experience at Beijing airport was my worst experience in any airport. The Chinese staff were very rude. Just to transfer planes everyone must submit their fingerprints. I don’t think I will ever fly Air China again simply to avoid this airport."
Pros: "Everything for me to reach my destination was simple easy and accessible."
Cons: "Planes are not ment for 6'0 people, its very uncomfortable for sitt8ng down even when reclined to a certain degree. Its difficult"
Pros: "Flight left on time and got to Beijing on time. Everything was fast and easy. Crew member helped me with luggage. Food was good. The only thing is entertainment, not good."
Cons: "The entertainment."
Pros: "Flight attendant was very nice and cared for passengers"
Cons: "Flight delayed and we waited for a very long time for unboarding due to tenical issue."
Pros: "The staff very courteous and professional. Good airplane."
Cons: "No complaint."
Cons: "Very angry at being left off previous flight. No help from Air China. No one around to assist transferring travelers. Does not appear that the carrier bearing the name of China cares about customer service."
Pros: "Attentive crew"
Cons: "poor food variety"
Pros: "Good to have a footrest. Toilets in good condition."
Cons: "Low entertainment options Low quality of food. Same sauce used for both the meals. Didn't smell that great."
Pros: "on the plane, Crew in CA are great! Food is delicious! Entertainment is very good!"
Cons: "I had a terrible time yesterday when I had to transfer from CA 4120 to CA 429 in Chengdu Shuangliu to Sydney. When I got off at Shuangliu airport From CA 4120 at 23:50pm, there was no airport bus to transfer me from T2 to T1 international Departure at Chengdu Shuangliu. I have to run in the dark nearly 2 km to catch 1:20 am CA 429 to Sydney Australia. Really bad international service in Chengdu Shuangliu!!"
Pros: "crew was competent the flight left and arrived on time"
Cons: "boarding was awkward. We had to take a bus to the plane and walk up the stairs The food was mediocre The seat was not very comfortable"
Cons: "Bad food choice"
Cons: "Our first segment was delayed and when we landed, no priority was given to get off the plane and run for next flight. We barely made it. Got to Dubai for a wedding and our luggage didn’t make it. There were five of us flying together. No one got their bags. We landed at 1030 pm and went to out first event that night in the same track suit I flew in. Awful airline. Never again."
Pros: "The flight attendant crew is pretty good. They don’t speak great English and when they are working they are short and not so courteous, however after they have served and a bit more relaxed they are pleasant."
Cons: "Ticketing staff are horrendous to be polite. There is no such thing as customer service. Checked in online and had seat confirmation and when I was at the booth my connection flight had me sitting somewhere completely different. I showed the email confirmation to the ticketing agent and she said that’s not a confirmation and would have nothing to do with it. I quickly realized i was going to get no where so left it."
Pros: "The crew is courteous and very nice looking."
Pros: "I like the food. The trip overall very nice"
Cons: "Nothing I don’t like. So far we’ll regarded except in China they don’t speak good English"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled. How can i get my money back? Thanks for your help!"
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "There’s no wifi, barely any english speaking movies, and the food is horrible. Will probably never fly air china again."
Pros: "Flight was good , webjet promised me aisle seats but did not deliver."
Cons: "Bejing airport is unfriendly, the staff are rude and the currency exchange is a joke. They gave me exactly half the value of my dollar ."
Cons: "Very poor service was very bad air hostess very rude"
Cons: "The layover time at Beijing airport was short but the airport is huge and takes a while to get through. I almost missed my connecting flight twice. When people fly Air China for connecting transfers, the attendants should provide guidance to passengers about ways to expedite this process. My bags weren’t delivered from Bangkok. It would have been nice if the airport attendants at my destination announced that before having passengers wait an hour for the bags to come out because it was evident they were aware beforehand."
Pros: "Agent was VERY helpful and helped me to change my seat so that I could have an aisle. She also made sure I had the aisle seat on my connecting flight"
Cons: "Breakfast was not good unfortunately"
Pros: "Flight attendants are friendly and accommodating. Willing to meet all my reasonable needs. Meals are Ok."
Cons: "Seats are a little small considering my body size."
Pros: "board time"
Cons: "Everything els was disapointing"
Cons: "See above. The lack of room is particularly concerning on such a big plane."
Pros: "Overall i won't prefer to travel from this airlines anymore."
Cons: "the way airline treat the passenger was very poor and rude. I came to know this when my Air China flight from Sydney to Chengdu have been cancelled on 16th of November 2017 at 21:40 pm. I had to reach my destination on time by 17th of November 2017 to attend my marriage ceremony but unfortunately i missed and had to bear a great loss. THEREFORE, I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST A COMPENSATION AND REFUND FOR MY FLIGHT."
Cons: "I will never fly Air China again in my life. Absolute worst customer service. They lost my bags for 5 days and didn't do anything to try and make amends for it. The staff is extremely rude. No one speaks English except for "hello" and "goodbye". The meals are dog food. The seats are absolutely claustrophobic. Worst decision to try and save money by going through Air China. SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY AND GO WITH SOMEONE ELSE. All four flights with them were consistently terrible. Stay away. It's not worth it....."
Pros: "Overall an ok flight."
Cons: "We did not depart on time."
Pros: "Flight crew was nice. Seats comfortable. Flight left on time."
Cons: "Food and entertainment need improvement."
Pros: "In between there must be light snacks be served"
Pros: "Literally nothing. I guess the crew was nice. Sufficient at least and not unpleasant."
Cons: "Where to start. First off, I have flown budget air carriers with more leg room than this pacific international flight. I do admit I am a taller than average guy, but if you are over 6' tall you will have NO legroom. And I mean none. It is an insulting amount of legroom. My 5'6" wife barely had any room, never mind myself. On my flight back, I requested an emergency exit row seat (as I noticed on the flight over the emergency exit row was filled with old people and young couples with babies/ young children). And was informed it would cost $120 USD per flight per person. My jaw almost hit the floor. You mean to tell me that the emergency exit row - the row where in the case of an emergency you are supposed to physically be able to assist passengers - actually COSTS money to sit in? That is an absolute disgrace. You have to pay for the added responsibility to help in the case of an emergency? Of course, once I was on the flight the emergency exit row was filled with old people and babies. All of course perfectly capable of helping in the case of an emergency. I was, and still am furious. The gall to charge that much money and then give the responsibility to people unable to help? Meanwhile, an able-bodied couple in the 20s is denied and I am cramped in my less-than-acceptable-for-budget-airlines legroom. And the food. Putrid. Inedible. It was somehow overwhelmingly fragrant while far too bland. Its hard to imagine someone putting together that meal and feeling proud. The meals all screamed "I do not care about my customers." In fact, that is the overwhelming feeling I got from Air China. An airline that truly could not careless about their customers. I would not reccommend. Even if they are the cheapest by a far margin. Stay away. Do not go near. Air China is a terrible airline that should be avoided at all costs."
Cons: "since this portion of my flight was cancelled by air china they tried to book me on the next day but my husband decided to come meet me in beijing after getting me a hotel and driver to pick me up the night that i was stranded. i told air china not to book me on the flight the following morning that i wasn't going to take it. they never did that and ended up cancelling the entire remaining flights on air china. this was the worst experience with an airline i've ever experienced."
Pros: "They put us in a hotel until a departure time was confirmed."
Cons: "Original departure 17:20. Then delayed by two hours. Followed by workers saying I don't know when the plane will come."
Pros: "Very nice and attentive staff"
Cons: "Delays without any information"
Cons: "Service is very bad and lot of delay."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, helpful"
Cons: "Plane feels old. You get what you pay for, it was by far the cheapest airfare... but included my luggage getting lost after a layover."
Pros: "Seats in front of plane"
Cons: "1 hour delayed due late plane arrival"
Pros: "It's great I'm gonna recommend my friend Air China Thanks again"
Pros: "The flight was generally fine and on time. Good as good as to be expected on midrange flight."
Cons: "Transfering in Chengdu takes forever. First we didn't get a gate and had to take a bus to terminal the long way round the runway - 10 mins. Then we had to collect our suitcases and re-check in and the queue was very long. Some people were very stressed about missing their connecting flights. Then when transferring to connecting terminal you first have to walk far within the terminal, then have to go outside security, find yourself the shuttle bus to the other terminal yourself, then go through security again - many more queues. Lots of time spent and lots of stress, and I'm not alone as everyone was complaining."
Pros: "Beijing (PEK) Terminal 3"
Cons: "Beijing (PEK) Terminal 3"
Cons: "The very worst thing is that I flew into Beijing 90 minutes before my next flight -- had to go through terminal transfer and a VERY LONG immigration line. In fact, I MISSED MY FLIGHT TO CHENGDU, and Air China had to book me on a later flight. The Beijing airport is cranky and difficult to smoothly get from one place to another, but missing this flight was COMPLETELY AVOIDABLE if there were ANY Air China staff around to assist and there weren't."
Cons: "Flight delayed for 2 hrs , saw the pilot coming after 2 hrs , why were the customers not informed"
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