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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I would like to never fly through China again"
Cons: "I had a 9 hour layover in Beijing and they still couldn’t get my bag on the plane to Seattle"
Pros: "Boarding was fast. Taking-off and landing were very smooth. The crew are friendly and polite. They even served lunch for this two hours flight. I like the windows that changes color. You can have a good nip even during the day."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for more than two hours. Upset with it."
Cons: "Kiosks in Guangzhou would not accept passport, perhaps because I am a foreigner. This forced me to wait in line with checked bag customers, though I only needed a boarding pass."
Pros: "I did not like it."
Cons: "Don't offer a flight for an overseas destination that you cannot fly to. my flight was canceled so I did not need this connecting flight and had to wait two months for the ticket money to be fully refunded, after many phone calls."
Cons: "It was comfortable flights, reasonable price , very nice crew, they got me all I need."
Pros: "Great crew. Food. Lay flat bed."
Cons: "I was not able to get an aisle seat when I requested it at the check-in desk. I understand the flight was full though so it was not possible."
Pros: "More leg room for economy class would always be much appreciated."
Pros: "Customs really fast"
Pros: "Was not told that I needed a visa for connexting flightsbin China so I was not allowed to board and had to buy a last minute $2400 ticket"
Cons: "Was not told that I needed a visa for connexting flightsbin China so I was not allowed to board and had to buy a last minute $2400 ticket"
Pros: "Economy class can’t be better."
Cons: "The flight attendants could be more friendly and more eye contact."
Pros: "Great crew and good service"
Cons: "Check in staff ...lazy...gave us wrong information regarding our seats and the lounge....not good"
Pros: "The food was fine"
Cons: "Terribly delayed, they could do better informing people about why we got so many hours delayed. When we got to Shanhai there was not HAinan support at all for the lodging the airline provides for the connection."
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Pros: "Even though the communication in English was quite difficult with the majority of the flight attendants, one particular attendant was super nice and went to any length to take care of problems I and other non-Chinese speaking passengers experienced. Arriving in Beijing, I was worried about the proceedings as mentioned in the negativ comment box, but an employee from Hainan Airlines went to pick up passengers transferring to Seoul and take care of the check in process."
Cons: "Before boarding the flight, it was not possible to check in online to my connecting flight from Beijing to Seoul. I didn't receive the necessary information and even after I was told about it after calling an employee of Korean Air, I didn't work. The person I spoke with on telephon herself didn't understand, why the system didn't accept my attempt to check in online. That was quite bothersome since I could get a boarding ticket for my Korean Air flight beforehand. Normally I would have to leave the transit area, line up to check in, receive the ticket, go through all check-ups again and go to the gate of departure. My flight left just 2 hours after arriving in Beijing and at airports as big as Beijing, that could have been very close to not being able to make it in time."
Pros: "Crew services were excellent , boarding on time"
Cons: "The seats we’re little bit tights also the food wasn’t so Good because not for foreigners taste it’s chinese way."
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "Management is not strict. Too many people standing at the back talking all the way. It bothers others to sleep. No one care about it."
Pros: "The service is good"
Cons: "You need to pick up your luggage and check in again even you already buy a connected ticket at this company."
Cons: "Priority to Business is announced but there is no separation with economy and they start loading passengers up right away."
Pros: "It looks like economy starts in the 30's - so my seat 35K wast actually just a few rows in, not in the rear of the plane as I would have expected (in the States). Luckily I looked up when I was only at row 37 and could sneak back to my seat real quick!"
Cons: "I missed my flight because of wrong details the airline sent me by email. I arrived 3 hours before, but when I arrived, it was too late, and the flight already departured. The only next flight to TLV, Israel, was on the 2nd of Nov- 2 days later! I had to wait a whole day in the airport for another flight with another airline (ELAL) which I paid for it 2900 RMB! It's really unfair, and the women in the check-in desk wouldn't help me nor give me any info in order to book a new ticket :( It was a horrible experience, and I definitely wont fly with Hainan Airlines again."
Cons: "If there are empty first row seats, with extra leg room, I don't see why you couldn't let people use them just because they didn't pay the extra $100. It's absurd that once we are 40 thousand feet in the air you would enforce keeping those seats empty instead of increasing the happiness/comfort level of at least some people aboard. Also the food quality should improve."
Cons: "I was disappointed with the airports in China"
Cons: "I booked a flight to Thailand with 2 stops in china. Nowhere when I booked, in the confirmation or emails back and forth from kayak did it have ANY visa warning. Even if you are only connecting and passing through china you must do so in 24 hours. KAYAK had given me 25 hours of layovers and FAILED TO INFORM OR EVEN WARN ME OF THIS BEING AN ISSUE. I was stuck at Toronto airport for over an hour frantically trying to book a connecting flight out of Beijing so I could take 1 of the 3 flights I paid for. So thank you for having me forfeit 2 flights due to your lack of information kayak. WILL NOT BE USING YOU AGAIN."
Pros: "flight was great and the staff was friendly. my special meal arrived as requested."
Cons: "Flight left and arrived by bus to the plain. I hate that..."
Pros: "The crew, the crew, the crew... On both of my transpacific flights, I had two female crew members, unfortunately I did not get their names, that were attentive, kind, and did everything they could to make the passengers as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "Flights were delayed but I made the connections no proboem."
Pros: "That it got me home."
Cons: "I was scolded for having my smartphone out (in airplane mode) two hours into the flight. And noticed that other people were sneaking pictures with their phones of the flight map, food, etc., before the crew caught them. I could not watch my preloaded movies, read my Kindle app or listen to podcasts. And my in-flight entertainment monitor had a glitch, which barely made it usable. But I could not explain that to the crew nor ask why I could not use my iPhone, because the cabin crew's English consists of set phrases, not fluency. This airline a serious rethink about flying international. I won't be using it again."
Pros: "What a difference a crew makes. And iPhones were allowed!"
Cons: "Still sour about the first leg of the journey. There are too many airlines out there for me ti ever consider this one again. Also, Xian Airport hates having international transfers. It's worse than inconvenient, it's frightening having uniformed officers not know why you're there."
Pros: "They very cheap on drink. And not very nice"
Cons: "They serve you not even half drink of juice, they should improve, and no ice on the drink it's an international flight ,they should have any consideration for other customers. And the food was awful"
Pros: "I got to Paris. Free toothbrush."
Cons: "Xi'an Airport does not handle international transfers well. Confusion at arrival, confusion with check in for next flight. Mad rush with only minutes to spare. I don't know if Hainan Airlines can do much about that, but Xi'an Airport should at least know that people are transferring, and the airline should notify us of such."
Pros: "It seemed like the beverage tray was on a constant loop. Made staying hydrated very easy! Staff was also very friendly and considerate - one of the attendants snuck a sandwich onto my tray while I was passed out."
Cons: "No movies"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff on the plane and at the airports"
Pros: "The plane was comfortable; the entertainment modern with a fair selection of newer movies; and the little comfort packets were nice."
Cons: "The plane was delayed (on both my Bangkok link and the one to the States. We had booked a layover tour and missed out. We could have still made the tour if we had known earlier that the second leg was late as well. The customs agent took my duty-free zippo which had NO GAS in it (and I was later told by a Chinese citizen was taken to be sold later by the agent). I missed my connection in the US. The flight attendant was rude to us, but extremely nice to the Chinese citizen sitting next to us (several times skipped us when delivering snacks - we were awake). At one point, I had to go back and get a snack from the back). There was no comfortable seats in the Beijing Airport area where we were cornered (and the food was overpriced). They ran out of drinks. More than disappointing"
Pros: "Every aspect was top notch for an economy seat. The staff was attentive, the flight was super smooth, the entertainment decent and the seats comfortable. On time and hassle free! Would definitely fly with them again."
Cons: "The fight were really crowded; the crew were so busy; the restroom was not available most of time"
Cons: "Bad food. Bad attitude of crew. Not allowe'd our own phones. Movies dated and little variety"
Pros: "Besides the entertainment system not working - good flight"
Cons: "During the return flight - the entertainment system was not working"
Cons: "I have to take my own big luggage to catch next flight. Not convenient."
Pros: "Love the lie flat seats."
Cons: "We arrived early for our flight, but the check in counters don't open until 3 1/2 hours before the flight. So we had to wait for 2 hours to check in and get boarding passes so we could go thru security and get to the business lounge. The food In the lounge was very good. The food during the flight was poor. Couldnt plug in my cpap during the flight, so couldn't sleep."
Pros: "Staff are profesional"
Pros: "Lots of movies, Tv, and music to keep entertained. Many good Food options and drink choices were great!"
Cons: "Seats a little small and by the time the food came to us they only had one option left so that was a bummer."
Cons: "did not like being led to tarmac"
Cons: "my luggage had to be claimed in Beijing and re-checked in instead of claiming it in the destination. My flight from Kunming to Seattle (transition in Beijing) were all with Hainan and I am not sure why they do not check my luggage in Kunming all along to Seattle."
Pros: "Transit services were outstanding."
Cons: "Airplane food."
Pros: "Nothing stands out"
Cons: "Uncomfortably warm"
Pros: "Great flighy"
Pros: "Crew was great with service even though they must have been super tired from the flight."
Cons: "More leg-room and space to stretch."
Cons: "Boarding by bus .... on time but departure delayed 45 mins ... I guess typical for China ..."
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."
Pros: "Crew was very courteous, efficient and spoke good English."
Cons: "Could use a bit more leg room for taller passengers (I'm 6ft)."
Cons: "3 hours delay I miss my professional meeting in Shanghai because of this big delay !!! I Sky Team Flying Blue Platinum for Life and this is the first time I got a bad seat and no window"
Cons: "Darkening of the windows so early. Beautiful views were missed."
Pros: "The plane was clean and the boarding process was very smooth. The crew was professional. The selection of movies was outstanding."
Cons: "There was not as much legroom as I would have liked. We had Asian Veg meals which were a little bit too much the same each time."
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: "Flight attendants are very attentive & helpful"
Cons: "Late boarding, Earphones for film viewing are not available."
Pros: "It’s simply a way to get from one airport to another. Everything is adequate minus the food."
Cons: "The food is really bad, and everything else is adequate for simple travel."
Pros: "The attendants were nice and as helpful as they could be with limited English."
Cons: "The seats were the equivalent of a small puddle jumper plane in the US. Not very well padded and uncomfortable. I took a small pillow for my back and that helped. You aren’t allowed to use your phone at all during the entire flight. It was next to impossible to choose a seat in advance."
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: "Pleasant staff. Comfortable bed and blanket"
Cons: "Very dated movie selection. Limited alcohol."
Cons: "Besides the flight from Guangzhou was delayed for 2 hours due to mechanical issues, my luggage wasn't to be found when I arrived Kathmandu. This is the second time that it happened. The first time was in 2014 and it took them 4-5 days before they can locate it."
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."
Cons: "The China Southern Airline in GuangZhou could not validate my online tickets during check-in. I was required to pay more than $200 additional fees for last minute add-on for two tickets and spent over an hour doing this. It was not a pleasant experience at all."
Cons: "I tried to change my reservation because of a medical issue . I was not able to make the change . Because of discrimination towards non chienese . I had to purchase a new ticket ."
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."
Cons: "the flight left 45 minutes late, food was bad"
Pros: "Shorter flight"
Cons: "Lost luggage arriving in Manila. Hard to contact to search luggage."
Pros: "Built-in entertainment and A380 were great."
Cons: "Delay and food."
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"
Pros: "I liked the courteous and professional staff. The flight wasn't booked to capacity, which was nice. I am pleased that the attendants are multilingual."
Cons: "The flights are always delayed which causes me to have to re-purchase my connecting flights from Manila to Cebu. This is rather consistent. I appreciate the safety measures and I realize that there is nothing that can be done about weather but I am considering booking through Xiamen Airlines from now on because of the consistent nature of these occurrences."
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: "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!"
Pros: "Slept like a rock."
Cons: "Not much entertainment."
Cons: "Crew was not organised"
Pros: "I've flown China Southern several times before and like the airline. Legroom is good, so is the service and the movie selection."
Cons: "The food was okay but for our western taste doesn't deserve an 'excellent' rating ...and on other long distance flights the crew comes around to serve water or Oj, or they give you a water bottle. None of this happened on this flight...while the crew was still friendly and helpful, it could have been better service, sorry! The seats also seemed a litter harder than on previous flights, not 100% sure if it was the case or if it was just my own impression, LOL."
Cons: "Flight delayed 90 minutes. Poor communications in boarding area. No bi-lingual staff. Food consisted of a cup of yogurt, banana, and stale bread. Awful. Cabin crew was rude. Spouse's entertainment system did not work correctly."
Cons: "Flight fare was cheap, but you get what ypu pay for. Rude and what appears to be an inexperienced crew, bad food, restroom stalls not cleaned frequently etc."
Pros: "Courtesy from flight attendant"
Cons: "Food. Could have been better."
Pros: "Extremely impressed with the service and comfort of the flight"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Fast check in Courtesy of staff Helpfulness of staff"
Cons: "Long walks through terminals ."
Pros: "The on-board staff was friendly. Wish I had more good things to say."
Cons: "Delays seem to be a hallmark of this airline. I could go on for pages about the lack of communication from this airline and how they made me have to stay in a hotel because of a delay, but the less said the better. What exactly are the qualifications for being a member of the SkyTeam? On-board entertainment? I just want TIMELY, safe and comfortable flights. Frills are nice, but not necessary, and do NOT make up for not consistently delivering these priorities. Not allowing the use of cell phones in airplane mode on-board was mildly inconvenient also. Having more than one bathroom on the planes would also be appreciated."
Pros: "Very efficient check in process."
Cons: "Food service - half a sandwich and a kids juice box. No coffee available. Good thing I caffeinated up in the airport. I think they can do better."
Pros: "Crews in this part,LA to Delhi was good & comfortable inspire of language problem .Boarding is good"
Cons: "Very difficult to contact before boarding ,like for food options .language problems & food without egg,chicken,fish difficult to manage"
Pros: "Cabin staff efficient and polite and friendly. Good command of English language so that announcements easy to understand. Kept the cabin and toilets clean."
Cons: "Could not find anything to dislike."
Pros: "There was a good amount of leg room for an economy seat"
Cons: "I wish there was a bigger movie selection"
Cons: "Chinese airlines often require you to take a bus at boarding and then carry your suitcases up large flights of steps to enter the plane - this was the case in Xiamen. This flight often is delayed and this was the case. The food was below average. WiFi is free but it blocks google and gmail."
Pros: "Attentive crews, food on board - Food on board provides couple of choices of mainly Chinese food. I don't claim it to be extraordinary but it is far better than most of food other airlines provides in the economy class."
Cons: "There is no individual entertainment screen. The small screen from the ceiling of the airplane was far from sufficient."
Cons: "The crew should speak better English. They polite and helpful but clear English is a plus value"
Pros: "The crew was great, and seat was comfy compare to other European airlines seats"
Cons: "Less salt in the food would’ve been better"
Pros: "Great airplane (787 Dreamliner), comfortable seats, lots of meals, free beer and wine. Great ticket price!"
Cons: "The cabin crew did not really understand english. When I asked something, it was clear that they didn't understand. I had to claim my checked bag and recheck it at every flight segment. No ability to select seats unless it was more than 72 hours before departure."
Pros: "Just good overall. Beats any American carrier (which is not saying too much!)."
Cons: "Was late. But they were very apologetic (not their fault). Seattle port entry is HORRIBLE. I thought China was bad!"
Cons: "Too many security points"
Pros: "Staff attentive but many with limited English skills. Plane well laid out with adequate storage in Business."
Cons: "Food was overcooked but plentiful Fruit selection excellent. More English fluent staff."
Pros: "No real problems"
Cons: "Nothing significant"
Cons: "Had to process in and out of immigration then back into airport No transit area"
Pros: "I liked playing tetris and pacman with a controller that was like that of a console. My flight had a lot of empty seats, and I noticed they staggered the seating so that there was nobody in front of me or behind me. Flight crew was genuinely nice and helpful even though we didn't speak the same language. The little cup holder was actually pretty cool. There even seemed to be ample leg room compared to other Chinese international flights I've been on. I've flown previously with china southern and China eastern, so that is my basis for comparison."
Cons: "They didn't give me boarding passes for both flights (had a long layover in china). Other airlines printed both at the start of trip. This added quite a bit of confusion for me, seemingly unnecessarily. Also, I'm a bit disappointed in their free hotel room deal for long layovers. When I had a long layover previously with either china southern or china easter (can't remember which one), I got my own free hotel room, a free meal, and a free ride to and from the hotel. That was a real perk for my 12 hour layover. The deal with xiaman is you get a free hotel room, but you have to share it with a stranger of the same gender, and you have to pay for taxi to and from the hotel. Although you do supposedly get a free meal, I chose not to take them up on the hotel offer. Instead I took them up on their transfers lounge. This is a dark, quiet room full of dingy, dirty padded chairs and people sprawled out and snoring. I would have stayed more than 15 minutes if there were more phone charging plugs, but instead I went and ate mcdonalds and found a plug in at the kfc. Aside from all that, I would suggest getting some better Hollywood movies to choose from, as xiamen's competition has them beat there as well, in my opinion."
Cons: "I didn’t realize that Chinese transit visa is needed to transfer at Xiamen airport. When I bought the tickets, I wasn’t notified nor advised to get the Chinese visa. The Xiamen rep at Lax didn’t let me board first and I explained and they gave me the visa waiver paperwork. It was so much of hassle. I’ve laid over many Chinese cities via different airlines and never had any problems. Will not fly again on Xiamen!!"
Cons: "Xiamen reps at KUL didn’t let me board because they said my middle name on boarding pass didn’t match with the name on Chinese transit visa. I got this Chinese transit visa just to transfer because of the airport layout and that part was also didn’t make sense. They didn’t accept my middle “Y” on the boarding pass and it was so much of hassle to argue and finally let me through. Will never fly again on Xiamen."
Cons: "The flights got delayed. One of the flights got delayed without a notice in advance."
Cons: "Nothing. I was sent to two long layovers in China and was told they were too long for them to take me without a visa for China. I was not told I needed one for any layover. I had to purchase a ticket on another site to get home or be stranded in Manila. Kayak doesn't have a customer service number to fix this."
Cons: "Why is my passport number wrong?"
Pros: "the order of boarding the plane"
Cons: "food was dry"
Pros: "Empty seats"
Cons: "Everything else. Staff was rude and did not speak English, food was terrible, and the airport was very confusing. We had a 4 hour layover at Xiamen airport and instead of going straight to our gate, they made us go through immigration, then transfer services, then back through immigration. We landed at 5am, the transfer services open at 6, then check in opens at 6:50, but we weren’t allowed to check in until 8am because our flight was at 10am. We basically stood in line without anyone giving clear instructions and waited at different line ups for 1 hour each. Horrible airplane, horrible airport. Never transferring here again."
Cons: "The check in staff did not let me check in and denied to support me! The reason was that my first name, middle name and last name were written in English order, not in Chinese order! I want my money back! All of my plan and meetings in Xiamen were cancelled!"
Pros: "Clean plane. Left on time. Better than average legroom."
Cons: "Movie selection was virtually all violent related. Nothing the airline can do about the numerous Security checks passing through this Airport."
Pros: "1. Friendly crew and attention 2. Affordable direct flight from LAX to XMN 3. Good timing"
Cons: "1. Seat cushion is too thin, resulting in painful butt after 12-14 hrs flight 2. The in-seat screen doesn't tilt, thus when front passenger reclined seat, the screen is right in front of your face (less than 5-inches). You need to crank your neck down to watch any programming which results in neck pain 3. Entertainment and food have much room to improve"
Pros: "Kept me well hydrated, supplied tissues that helped me bear a long flight while sick. Early arrival appreciated. Fresh fruit was good."
Cons: "Crew might have cleared away medications by mistake but they tried hard to find it, inquired all attendants and even looked through the trash. I missed the passing of of declaration forms twice while I was in the bathroom and when we landed the customs people directed me wrong so I had to wait a long time in line to get through customs without water which made me sicker and I had to go to the doctor."
Pros: "Complimentary wifi and excellent crew service"
Cons: "The econ seat is too low, when front seater tilted the seat backward, the screen is right in front of my face. Entertainment video screen doesn’t adjust; in other words, it cannot be adjust in angle, causing neck pain over time. Meals are average, definitely different from the quality compared to regional or domestic equivalent. Very sad, considering that Xiamen Air has a good reputation inside China. The restroom is also poorly stocked — no toilet roll constantly"
Pros: "Price and flight were great. Communicating was small problem. 5 am arrival nothing open so couldn't change money for food, taxi etc. Finally found an ATM that worked. People used their cell phones to try and communicate."
Cons: "Some obstacles with early morning arrival and communications"
Cons: "Nobody helped me switch my flight around, I hate you."
Pros: "I like the price but best of all the service and the attention given to us by all staff members."
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "They cancelled my ticket I had to purchase my ticket again"
Pros: "Seat were comfortable , staff friendly"
Cons: "The long layover"
Pros: "crew provide excellent and attentive service. food is good"
Cons: "food could be better"
Pros: "Crew are nice and friendly."
Cons: "Not a nice experience for a 5 hour flight. I don't understand the comments people are posting regarding the entertainment, it was just one poor Chinese movie, no choice at all. Food was poor. Seats were old and not at all spacious. Thankfully i had an empty seat next to me. This was just like a regular China domestic flight."
Pros: "Even though the flight was short, a simple meal was served and it tasted great. It was around dinner time but I wasn't expecting a meal. The flight crew was friendly and professional also."
Cons: "The flight landed at an outlying terminal and we had to be bussed to the main terminal. Just a little inconvenience."
Pros: "Good was pretty good, with snack sandwich between meals. Drinks were offered often."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 40 minutes."
Cons: "I couldn't fly because they said there was NO TRANSIT lounge in the airport and I didn't have a VISA to enter China? Who ever heard of a visa for transit?! My destination was Singapore! I am told I have to get a transit visa in order to return home and for me and my son 350!! For 2 hours transit in an airport??? This is NOT a world class airlines, they make their own rules. I will buy another ticket!!"
Pros: "All announcements in Chinese and English. They keep feeding you."
Cons: "Lots of checkpoints but hey. Why complain about them trying to keep us safe."
Pros: "Nice and friendly. Chinese is always spoken first then followed by English. Pillow and blanket provided."
Cons: "Window seat on a 14 hour flight has its pros and cons. Little more room vs having to wake people up to get up and walk or go to bathroom."
Pros: "The food was good and staff was friendly"
Pros: "Crews, food. Also Transfer Lounge in Xiamen is a good place without charge."
Cons: "Boarding because we have to take bus at Xiamen airport.Also, security checks at Xiamen are very complicated."
Pros: "Crew was super friendly, professional and excellent!"
Cons: "The 10 hour layover :("
Cons: "I missed the connecting flight and was rerouted on a Nov 2, 8:35am China Southern flight from Guangzhou to Manila"
Pros: "all of the Xiamen staff were really great."
Cons: "Nothing that I disliked."
Pros: "Their price"
Cons: "Delays, delays and more delays. Then cancellations after!!!"
Pros: "GOOD Service, Great Priceing!!!"
Pros: "The entertainment system the company provides for international flights is very nice. Movies and games keep you entertained."
Cons: "Flight was Shanghai to Fuzhou, 10 hour layover and Fuzhou to JFK. Our flight from Shanghai to Fuzhou was delayed for 3 hours for "inclement weather" - it was clear in Shanghai. Flight company communicated to progressive, who the flight was booked through, that the flight would be an hour late, so I received a text saying new departure time would be an hour later. This was false. After that hour the only messages we were getting at the airport were "flight is delayed, new departure time will be announced later". We arrived in Fuzhou 3 hours later, at 0300. The bus ride to the hotel provided by the airline is one hour each way, and our connecting flight was 0900, so it was a waste of time to try to get to the hotel. This means we just stayed in the airport all night and boarded our next 15 hour flight with no sleep, no shower and nothing to eat. Customer service for flight would announce turbulence every 3 minutes, even after plane was having turbulence for 10-15 minutes. This freezes entertainment. Etc etc. many other small disorganized things as well."
Pros: "Boarding was pretty quick."
Cons: "Seats were quite uncomfortable. Not much leg room."
Pros: "Boarded early."
Cons: "Smaller plane so not much room to move around. No individual entertainment system."
Pros: "Boarding was a breeze, flight attendant onboard we attentive, choice of food orders at least two (in business class, can’t speak to first or main cabin passengers.) Flew from LA to Tokyo. Coming back from Hong Kong to LA. Fantastic flights, will use them again."
Cons: "I always prefer asian airlines"
Cons: "the food was awful! flight the crew was blatant and not very friendly. they need to learn how to serve customer. i've been traveling with many airlines but Air China is the worst ever!"
Pros: "Amazing crew and service"
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!"
Cons: "If my flight was not 2hrs delayed, could catch up the transfer flight instead of late for the transfer and have to wait for the 2nd day flight and still stocked in Beijing Airport now"
Pros: "Boarding was easy."
Cons: "Food ! Tasteless and bald.."
Pros: "Number of crew and attentiveness; meal service on a short flight and efficiency in delivery"
Cons: "Mass boarding rather than by section"
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."
Cons: "Service was not good, requested special meals weren't available, and the staff was quite rude about it."
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."
Cons: "No good service"
Cons: "seat is really tiny! food was bad. only few movies available."
Pros: "Nothing except low price"
Cons: "Poor food communication problem"
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"
Pros: "My Sleep"
Cons: "EVERYTHING ELSE"
Pros: "The crew, the boarding, the plane and the food were all fine."
Cons: "The plane just did not take off for 2 hours. I missed my connection flight and have to wait at the airport for additional 24 hours. Very exhausting and unpleasant experience."
Pros: "The service is overall good"
Cons: "The booking with Air China and flying with United is confusing."
Cons: "Entertainment screen is fault."
Cons: "Everything els was disapointing"
Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "Again the food was terrible. And this was an international flight and there wasn’t even a tv for watching movies! So all you could do was sit crammed in your seat for hours!!"
Pros: "Crew efficient"
Cons: "No entertainment, console broken. Ran out of menu item of choice, but alternative was easily digestible."
Cons: "Flight delayed 3+ hours, missed my connection"
Pros: "Air China aircraft is very new and clean."
Cons: "My flight from JFK to Beijing the crew members are very loud. When they speak, they are loud. Also the have tried 3 times to get flight attendants for service. They just ignore. Their announcement in English is really bad. I can barely understand anything."
Cons: "Restriction of using Kindle or Phone in aircraft mode for the whole flight. There is no technical reason for this."
Pros: "Clean safe and on time. Competent cabin crew. The great fares made this trip possible....so we have no complaints about Air China."
Cons: "Wasted more than an hour in the wrong immigration line because we got no guidance from Air China that long layover passengers need to sign up at a special...and poorly market special pre-immigration desk before proceeded to regular immigration line. As for the flight itself.....the seats are just not made for people over 5' 7"."
Pros: "More english movie needed"
Pros: "Overall ok. Plane was an older model."
Cons: "No wifi for long trips. Very important to me."
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: "It was a short flight so no food served, but they did hand out bottles of water on boarding. No entertainment, but again - it was a short flight."
Cons: "They have a rule about staying buckled the whole flight, and you have to leave your phone off from take off to landing ... but did I mention the short flight? So it didn't really make any difference to me."
Cons: "Extremely poor food. Totally tasteless rubbish. Not at all what we ordered : Pure veg Indian food."
Pros: "The best part about Air China was the low price. Everything went smoothly. We were late departing so I missed my connecting flight to Japan. I had a 16 hour lay over. I recommend paying more attention to the total hours. I mistook 9pm for 9 am ! The airport in Beijing was a fine place to read.."
Cons: "The flight was totally booked - the plane was full. 90% of the movies offered were Chinese in origin."
Pros: "I was with my friends which was nice"
Cons: "I will never fly Air China again. Flights were delayed coming and going which effected my plans, and kept me in Beijing over 24 hours, air china showed zero interest in accomadating or taking responsibility. Literally the worst experience I have ever had flying on each of the four flights I was on with them."
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Customer service was incredibly unprofessional."
Cons: "Both flight to and from had at least one plane with no entertainment. They're 13 and 6hrs. They also don't let you use your phone. Even on airplane mode. Both to and from also got delayed. Which may or may not be up to the airline."
Pros: "Everything worked, boarded quickly and crew served passengers efficiency. Luggage was already on the conveyor belt when I arrived."
Pros: "Generally every thing, good excellent, seats comfortable crew fabulous!!"
Cons: "For passengers continuing their flight and for which a free room is provided in Beijing, it would help if written direction on how to get to customer service counter which provides hotel authorization and transportation to hotel."
Cons: "Flight did not exist, missed connecting flight"
Cons: "The fact that they closed the ticket counter 1hr and 10min before the flight left and I missed my flight! Then when I asked the man he said well you should always be an hour and a half early. To bad we are going home... I am a United States military member who was home on leave and this was my first time in La. such a horrible trip. I had to borrow money to rebook my flight."
Pros: "The flight was short. They played a movie because we waited about one hour on the tarmac to take off."
Cons: "My luggage was lost. Because I don't speak Chinese, I am not sure if the crew was being truthful with me. Apparently it was my fault the bag was still in Beijing, and not in the final destination. I had to retrieve the bag the next day from the airport which was just kind of a production. Unclear, and not the most apologizing staff about the lost luggage."
Pros: "Flight went very smoothly"
Cons: "Loved that I was able to pick up where I left off on my in flight movie when I transferred planes. The flight went well!"
Pros: "Everything was ordinary. Nothing special."
Cons: "Food was terrible and yuk!. The attendents need to take a course on spoken English and how to be polite . Entertainment set Sucks! Only Chinese stuff. Need to add more English on a international flight. Could do a better job cleaning the toilets !!"
Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "Got off the ground late, which made it a bit tricky to get an international connection."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and they let you get drinks when ever you wanted."
Cons: "For the price, no complaints."
Pros: "The on boarding process was quick and efficient at Songyuan airport. Very clean airport, and pleasant staff. Plane had decent legroom in the economy seating. Food was decent for short flight airplane food."
Cons: "Airline crew never gave any status updates about why the flight was not getting ready for takeoff after everyone was seated and the planes doors closed. Sat there waiting for +30 minutes with no updates. Flight crew never gave immigration cards. Deplaning was a nightmare because we had to deplane in several groups because it was raining and the Hongqiao airport would not let us deplane through a jetway."
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: "The worst airline company I have ever flew on. The cabin crew was rude and we only got to eat once with one small cup of water in a 14 hr flight"
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Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport is 15 kilometres from the centre of Shanghai. View on Map.
Passengers landing at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport who want to use public transport rather than a taxi or rental car can use the airport shuttles, which run every 30 minutes between 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM. They can also opt to use the bus, which beings operating at 10:00 PM and runs until 45 minutes after the last flight of the day, or the metro as Line 10 connects the city directly to Terminal 1.
Yes, it does. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport includes a great number of services, luggage storage lockers among them. These are located in the Arrival Hall and in the Transportation Centre Island E and can be used by all passengers for a fee.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport features a number of childcare facilities such as a nursery, located in Terminal 1, and a number of play areas located in the gardens in Terminal 2, an area that also includes rest stations and free Wi-Fi.
If you’re stuck on a long layover, the best idea is to get out of the airport and explore the surrounding areas. Indeed, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is only a short distance from a number of interesting attractions like the Tianshan Tea City, 7.3 kilometers away, and Qibao Old Street, 5.2 kilometers away. Looking to purchase local precious stones? Head to Shanghai’s Hongqiao Pearl Market, 4.5 kilometers from the airport. If you have children with you, you can hit the Shanghai Zoo, 2.4 kilometers away, which they are sure to enjoy.
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