Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Hong Kong to Taipei City
Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines and EVA Air have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Hong Kong Intl to Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Most visitors from Hong Kong will not be allowed to enter Taipei City.
Entry restrictions do not apply to citizens from Taiwan and their family members and foreign nationals with a valid Alien Resident Certificate. Foreign nationals that need to enter Taiwan for emergencies or humanitarian grounds will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must receive permission from the CECC before applying for a special entry permit.
Travelers must have the Quarantine System for Entry on their mobile phone and must fill out the health declaration form.
Read more about travel restrictions for Taipei City
Visitors from Hong Kong will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Taipei City.
Visitors from Hong Kong must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Taipei City.
Quarantine System for Entry Form
Masks: Recommended in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
A direct flight to Taipei City will take on average 1h 40m to travel the 806 km flying distance from Hong Kong.
There are 18 direct flights per day travelling from Hong Kong to Taipei City, for an average of 132 flights per week.
In the last 3 days, EVA Air offered the best one-way deal for that route, at C$ 305. KAYAK users also found Hong Kong to Taipei City round-trip flights on EVA Air from C$ 511 and on Korean Air from C$ 1,205.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Taipei City on a Tuesday and more expensive on a Sunday. On your return trip to Hong Kong, you should consider flying back on a Wednesday, and avoid Fridays for better deals.
When flying out of Hong Kong you will be using Hong Kong Intl. You will be landing at Taipei City, also known as Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "From Atlanta to Manila we were served 2 meals. The time gap between the two servings is just too long. For a 14 hour trip the first meal was just after take off and the second about 2-3 hours before landing. The snack was too small of which we were made to choose : a banana, a bread and a brownie."
Cons: "Adding more to the food. And also if crew can check on passengers who lie down in economy as if they are in business class taking space of the other passengers making it uncomfortable."
Pros: "Crew was friendly food was great, flight was safe."
Cons: "More room"
Pros: "Crew was outstanding, the aircraft were very comfortable as a result I arrived relaxed and ready to go!"
Cons: "Really everything was exemplary"
Cons: "Offer better options to redeem rewards/miles!"
Cons: "Movie selection was a tad bit small"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Hope I can change seat when I check in even though I choose to enter other skyteam number than sky pass."
Cons: "Not too much, not enough."
Pros: "bibinba(korean food）was very good rfor me."
Pros: "Service was great and flight landed safe. Korean food was delicious."
Pros: "Got me there and back on time!"
Cons: "Could've had a larger movie selection"
Pros: "I like the service, food, and entertainment."
Cons: "A kid sitting behind me was constantly pushing really hard on the entertainment touch screen. Also, kept playing with his tray table! I was trying to sleep but couldn’t because the constant shaking of my head rest and overall seat!"
Pros: "The toilet is not really good.It Is smelly"
Cons: "Your crew is so beautiful and very nice.Your services is Excellent i loved your Air line."
Pros: "It was great! The staff was very friendly and attentive!!"
Pros: "Oh this was such a great flight... service was perfect!"
Pros: "Quick boarding. Friendly and attentive staff who spoke good English in addition to Korean. The food was good for airplane food."
Cons: "It was as good as it gets in Coach!"
Pros: "The new plane was amazing on my way back from Singapore to Chicago. The staff is extremely courteous. The food was good which included some traditional Korean food options and some western cuisine."
Cons: "On my way from Chicago to Singapore, they had an old plane and the business class was mediocre at best. The seats were uncomfortable. They were stacked side by side and did not have a "personal pod" formation which in my honest opinion is quite a waste of thousands of dollars you paid to travel. Additionally, the entertainment was just okay. There were not too many great options of movies and for the old plane, the screens were really bad."
Pros: "Quick service especially picking up the completed meals Very helpful with transit"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Great airline"
Cons: "I wish they still bumped people to first class when there was room :)"
Pros: "The flight crews are friendly."
Cons: "There is no wheelchair assistance from the gate to the plane hence the passengers has to walk. My mom needed wheelchair assistance and she had to walk."
Pros: "I was recently on flight CI054 from Auckland to Taipei, with a short layover in Brisbane (my final destination was Incheon, South Korea. Due to fog in Brisbane, the flight was diverted to Gold Coast. After arriving in Gold Coast we had to take a bus to Brisbane. It's kind of a long story, but basically I will say it was handled well for the most part my China airlines. Certainly, fog was not there fault and they did everything they could to accommodate passengers, including putting us up in two very nice hotels."
Cons: "The one complaint I have is when disembarking the plane in Gold Coast, there was no China Airlines personnel to be found anywhere. Nobody on the plane knew what we were doing - who was supposed to get on the bus and who was supposed to stay. The Australian immigration authorities and Gold Coast airport staff took control, but again, China Airlines staff had completely disappeared. Nobody was there to tell us whether we should collect our luggage, how to get an appropriate visa to enter Australia, where to go to get on the bus (or even if we SHOULD get on the bus). I was really frustrated at the point, but other than that, I would say they handled it quite well"
Pros: "Staff is so friendly. Amazing legroom in economy, comfy seats. The food was great. They even offered packets with tooth brush and tooth paste. The plane's cleanliness is also stellar. I took a 14.5 hour flight that felt like a 5 hour flight. Korean Air's attention to detail sets the bar for all airlines"
Cons: "Nothing negative what so ever."
Pros: "for the flight from Seoul to Singapore, the flight was superb. In-flight services was perfect. food was excellent and the air stewards and stewardess were all very helpful and full of smiles."
Cons: "Check In process at Seoul Counter. the check-in was stressful. the ground staffs insist on using Check-in Kiosks provided even when it was not working as it should be. Ended up being bounced from one staff to another."
Pros: "Getting preferred seating because we were sky team elite plus members"
Cons: "Exiting the plane in the cold Seattle weather."
Pros: "The service provided was of a high standard. See the comments mentioned above,"
Cons: "The reading light has to be a bit more directed to the person sitting in the aisle seat."
Pros: "Great leg room and wonderful flight staff. Coffee was excellent."
Cons: "Movie selection too limited and the same movies were offered on the return flight. The smell of sesame oil was a bit overpowering on the flight due to food choices offered. Additionally, an American/European style breakfast option would have been nice. We were offered two meals on our 14 hour overnight flight and both consisted of what we would consider to be dinner or lunch options."
Pros: "upgrade the food quality"
Pros: "Good accommodations were nice. I received a sleeping mask on my first leg without asking."
Cons: "Little did I know there was a cat on the flight and my allergies started acting up. If I had known there was an animal on the plane, I would have taken some allergy medication."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable and on time. Nice seats, and the staff was very helpful and kind. Overall great experience with Korean Air. I definitely will be using their services again in the future."
Cons: "The food was not the best in my opinion, but it was hot."
Pros: "By far the best airline i have ever travelled on"
Cons: "The service, quality of airport and new aircraft"
Pros: "flight attendants were great"
Pros: "seat spacing good in economy personal entertainment system crew very helpful and courteous good overhead storage"
Cons: "Food was just okay."
Pros: "I am very impressed with this airline since stumbling upon it by chance last year during our first trip to the Philippines. We were greeted with a bottle of water, slippers and toothbrush w toothpaste, a blanket, earphones on our seat. The food is excellent and they feed you often. What was most impressive is the level of service provided by all Korean air staff. The stewardesses take great care of the passengers, always smiling and looking sharp in their uniform even though it's 3am and they have also been up the same time as you have!"
Pros: "What I always like about Korean Air is the service of the staff from the check in desk to the cabin crew. Even when you fly economy the cabin crew is very attentive."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good meals, able to enjoy a few good movies"
Cons: "Can't book seat prior to check in"
Pros: "The ladies are polite, respectful and quiet. Food is fresh and tasty and the bathroom... What a difference!! Apparently they clean it all the time."
Pros: "The staff members were really nice and it was an enjoyable flight."
Cons: "The food. The noodles were over cooked, but the rest of the meal was good."
Pros: "Everything was great except for the lack of internet"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "I have flown with many airlines and Korean Air is by far the best airlines I have flown with. Great service, perfect locations."
Cons: "China Air was alright. Just didn't like the whole running around the airport trying to figure out what counter to go to. Also I am not a big fan of getting transported via bus from terminal to plane"
Pros: "I make the trip to the Philippines a few times a year and usually on delta. I tried Korean this time and was pleasantly relieved to find they offer a equal or better experience for less money in many cases"
Cons: "Nothing that wouldn't be the case in most airlines given the same situation. Only issue I have is short time change in flight but less than 30 minutes did not affect me and likely anyone else either"
Pros: "The incheon airport efficiency, the food Inboard, the transit was food."
Cons: "No snacks like ice cream or snacks. Crew was not as sensitive and attractive to passengers."
Pros: "Timeliness Appearance of crew. More leg room. Variety of entertainment"
Cons: "It appears the flight attendants catered more for Koreans than others. On several occasions they would ask Korean passengers if they wanted coffee, tea or wine. They looked at me and deliberately ignored me. This happened on Flight from Houston to Manila. From Hong Kong to Seoul and especially from Seoul to Houston. I had to ask thrice for a head phone before I got one. I was wide awake."
Pros: "Wonderful international flights - a bit more leg room from SFO to Seoul than Seoul to Hong Kong. Generous meals, snacks and beverages. Best service economy international flight!"
Cons: "I did not like having to rush through the transfer from Hong Kong to Seoul to SFO. customs in Seoul can be slow. wish their baggage limitations carried the same from initial flight to the transfers."
Cons: "Again, my special meal request wasn't found and I ended up eating nothing"
Pros: "I liked the flight entertainment and the food, generally. I found some staff members extremely friendly and others less so."
Pros: "I had a great flight good service and excellent food."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Crew was really kind and food was delicious !!"
Cons: "We were so satisfied with services"
Cons: "I like much food"
Pros: "Very attentive and caring crew"
Cons: "nothing as I slept after I got what i need which the crew delivered promtpy."
Pros: "Flight perfectly on time. Crew not too friendly (Chinese style), but attentive and helpful."
Cons: "On this B777-300, the large Economy Premium is not quite up to the standard of other airlines flying the same model. The tray table, stored in the arm-rest on all rows, is tiny, and opens only a few inches, not enough for pregnant women or gentlemen with some mid-section padding. I could not use it at all, and had to balance my meals on my knees. Besides, when the passenger in front reclines his/her seat, the seat invades totally the space of the passenger in the back. I felt the passenger was resting on my lap. Forget using a laptop, or even reading a book: just watch your screen, a couple inches from your nose. Good for short-sighted people only! I tried EVA and was disappointed. I'll go back to my preferred airline, Vietnam Airlines."
Pros: "Crew and seat."
Cons: "Larger seat."
Pros: "Crew was amazing. Plane was incredibly clean, including bathrooms. Pilots flew smoothly."
Cons: "Need a few more movies and music. Breakfast options could be better."
Cons: "Snack wasn’t offered even though it was on the menu"
Pros: "The crew was very warm hearted to offer small toys to my 3-yr old niece to comfort him during the flight."
Cons: "The meal was a bit disappointed for it is only sandwich with cold chicken meat... not even offer hot food option especially for kids/elderly."
Pros: "Nice crew, food was not bad. Decent legroom even in the cheap seats in back"
Cons: "Check in was disorganized. Bad or no communications from ground staff."
Pros: "Takeoff and landing were smooth. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "The plane was small and no entertainment unit installed."
Cons: "Keep it up"
Pros: "I was late for my flight and the crew got me on standby for the next flight. No charges and no charge for checked bag. Exceptional customer service."
Cons: "The stewardesses could carry more smile when serving, a bit cold."
Pros: "Self-service crackers, drinks."
Cons: "Self-selecting seat system is confusing and needs to be improved."
Pros: "How much are you going to pay me?"
Cons: "F seriously my time is valuable"
Pros: "Bathrooms are clean. They gave you some bread and snack and water for a 2 hr ride."
Cons: "Food was cold - maybe can do room temperature but happy they feed you."
Pros: "I got there. Seemed like no one cared about doing a good job"
Cons: "Really should tell passengers that you are having problems due to weather. Should avoid buses just an annoying flight"
Pros: "Departure and arrival time"
Pros: "With limited time service very efficient and pleasant. Can’t ask for much more."
Pros: "Service was incredible"
Cons: "The food wasn't great"
Pros: "Very helpful and very friendly. I never saw it happen in United or any American Airlines."
Pros: "2 free meals, attendants were very nice and ready to serve, free wine and multiple coffee and tea and drink calls. Also the flight was cheaper than most, which credits all the previous feedback provided."
Cons: "Can't think of anything. Trip was pretty nice."
Pros: "Movie on board is good"
Cons: "Food not so nice"
Pros: "Crew services, boarding, on time"
Cons: "Food and seat can be better"
Pros: "Everything is perfect"
Pros: "Flights with EVA are typically very good. A fine airline."
Cons: "I had a layover in Taipei of 1:20. But the boarding from Hong Kong was 1:30 late. So I missed my connection in Taipei to Chicago and also another flight on American Airlines from Chicago to my home."
Pros: "Flight attendants are very polite and helpful. Huge leg room."
Pros: "Plane is new and clean, crew professional and they even served a meal for a 1.5 hour flight from Taipei to Hong Kong"
Pros: "EVA Airlines was a wonderful experience from the beginning all the way to the end. From checking in to receive boarding passes, boarding, stewardess, the food, everything was wonderful. They were always pleasant and had a smile on their face. When my trip was changed by the website (vayama) to fly back to the states, EVA Airlines went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care, placed on another flight, and made it home to get to work the next day. They didn’t have to take care of me, but the did and the professionalism is amazing! I’m very pleased with this airline and will fly with them again!"
Pros: "I took the special meal for diabetes. It was a lot better than the regular one when i went to HONG KONG."
Cons: "the food was a shame"
Cons: "I traveled with EVA in March and October and ate the same snack in both trips."
Pros: "Air craft was new, seats were wider. More comfortable. Flight attendant provided me with a pillow, even when I wasn't in first class."
Cons: "Food was absolutely terrible. Too Taiwanese for my taste, not all of us like asian versions of things. Boarding was late, AS ALWAYS"
Pros: "Eva air is all about comfort, even if you use economy class. Right on schedule, staff is very accomidating, attentive and professional no matter where in the world you are. Flight meals are delicious... I had the best experiencie in flying with Eva air. Highly recommended."
Pros: "The flight is on time. The staff is wonderful. The seats had good legroom. Overall I had great experience flying with EVA"
Cons: "The food is mediocre at best. I wish there was more movies to choose from."
Pros: "The service is good!!!"
Pros: "Attentive crew, clean washrooms, decent chairs, great food, enough entertainment."
Pros: "EVA staff was professional and boarding was done quite fast. Food was fair for airline food."
Pros: "Service by flight attendants, food, cleanliness, overall travel"
Cons: "One attendant was bit rude at Taipei airport EVA boarding counter"
Pros: "Great customer service, amenities and comfortable flight."
Pros: "Aside from the slight delay, the trip was very comfortable"
Pros: "Very polite staff. Nice airplanes and great food. Excellent value for overseas flight from Chicago to Hong Kong. Connecting flight was easy and they did a great job getting my luggage transferred"
Pros: "Service and Food are good compare to other airlines."
Cons: "No complaint."
Pros: "The air stewardess were excellent !!!"
Cons: "The seats are terribly small."
Pros: "Great flight! The seats were comfortable and spacious. The crew was friendly and informative and the bathrooms were clean."
Pros: "- Food - Crew - Entertainment Everything!"
Pros: "Everything. Service is the most important issue in the industry. They did it."
Pros: "The Crew was good but I think that they are not allowed to give any drinks, food or water or wine They need to improve their services"
Cons: "Food and drinks were not good at all and not enough"
Pros: "Crew is very professional and helpful. Really love the international movie selection. Food is good."
Cons: "They just seem overworked and perhaps that is why they don't smile as much as I would expect. I wished there is a way to be more environmental with the plastic cups. Perhaps give everybody a re-useable cup in the beginning and we keep it throughout the flight. By the end of the flight, each person wasted at least 8-10 cups. That is a lot of waste."
Pros: "crew try to be helpful warm food and drink always available. taipei airport pretty clean and spacious."
Cons: "hong kong airport provides free wi-fi. no free wi-fi in taipei airport. no clock anywhere in waiting area or in corridor. no weather announcement in Taipei airport before connecting flight even when typhoons were approaching. movie choice was quite limited for long flights."
Pros: "For an economy flight, provided you're seated on an aisle, this is probably one of the more affordable luxury options."
Pros: "Everthing was up to the mark"
Cons: "Everything was satisfactory"
Pros: "Very good entertainment system."
Cons: "Food was horrible. No drink service. Old seat."
Pros: "crew amazing"
Cons: "flight always late as usual"
Pros: "My cabin bag got lost and theres no way to track it. Complete outrageous."
Cons: "Everything. Worst experience of my life"
Cons: "Hi. I want you to pay me back half of my air tickets that I paid+ my expenses that I spent. I bought from you air tickets with Scoot airlines from H.K to Singapore on 30 December and back to H.K on the 3 January. when I came to the H.K airport to check in with scoot airlines they said to me that I can't go to Singapore because my passport expired on 2 of June and it's less than 6 months if I want to go to Singapore I need to have in my passport more than 6months. sow in the end I lost the ticket to Singapore and not only this I went back to H.K I toke a room in the hotel 150$ and the day after I went to the embassy of Israel to extend my passport and I bought a new air tickets with Cathay Pacific 350$ to go to Singapore. its mean that I lost my ticket +500$ .and all this because you never informed me that my passport needs to be valid more than 6 months . you can see also in your letter its written there that my passport need to be valid there is not any thing about 6 months. if you was telling me that before I could change my passport. sow pleas I insist that you will pay me back half on my ticket that I lost + my expenses 500$. if I will not get it back my story will be all over in the internet about you I suffered a lot"
Cons: "A very old product in the CX fleet. The old exonomy seat is terrible. Service was not attentive. Entertainment system was not responsive. CX is definitely going downhill."
Pros: "Familarity with airline"
Cons: "Limited food options. No drinks service."
Pros: "All the flights had bad Kosher food"
Pros: "Staff very professional"
Cons: "Touch screen not working, no entertainment on entire flight"
Pros: "Good crew, new plane, Ok food, good drinks"
Cons: "The seats are really uncomfortable"
Pros: "comfortable seats with good leg room"
Cons: "Cabin crew did not offer much service. No coffee, tea or water offered."
Pros: "Overal, very pleasant flight."
Cons: "My headphone jack did not work, but I was able to switch seats. I could see that being a big draw back if I was not able to switch."
Cons: "The stopover in Hong Kong was longer than I would have liked."
Cons: "Original itinerary was not followed. Flight from manila to hongkong was late. We arrived hongkong and was informed that our flight has been rebooked even though we can see that the plane was still there and staffs are still at the gate. We were transferred to a layover flight from HongKong to Aussie then Aussie to Auckland instead of going straight. Seats was set far apart with no competitions at all. Sorry is not enough for this big hassle."
Pros: "Not much to like particularly for this flight."
Cons: "The crew was a bit rough."
Cons: "The seats seemed like they had no padding and it kept stabbing me in the back. Seat belts were so thick and hard i couldn't lean in any direction to get comfortable as it would stab me. My partner and I were also seated separately. Painful flight, disappointed."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Little more leg room! A good flight overall"
Cons: "Flying time too long!"
Pros: "All went to schedule and flight attendants very good"
Cons: "After my flight from Nanjing was delayed the next two flights to Sydney been overbooked and I was put on a flight to Melbourne to then go from there to Sydney. No Lounge access possible and no food vaucher offered. I had to ask to even get a small food vaucher. Bad!"
Cons: "Punctuality doesn’t seem to be a priority for Cathay Pacific or Cathay dragon"
Pros: "I am frequent air traveler that logs about 100k miles a year and this is the first time I felt like writing a review about an airline. I traveled with my 4 year old son on this trip. Excellent service, high quality food options and flight amenities. I really enjoyed the food as did my son. My son left his backpack behind on the first leg and the airline staff retreived it and delivered it to the lounge in less than 15 minutes. I was astounded and had almost given up on seeing the bag again, given my experience with other airlines in the past. This is going to be airline of choice for future trips!"
Pros: "Great service and smiley staff"
Cons: "the fact that it's a 14 hour flight, i hope someone invents a faster plane soon."
Cons: "Flight was late. I understand that there could be unexpected problems. But please do not say that due to 'operational reasons'. Sounds like BS. Tell us he actual reason. Arrived late, engine problems, passenger missing, etc."
Pros: "The Stewardesses were polite"
Pros: "Superb crew and excellent service."
Pros: "The stewardesses were super helpful, quick to respond and the pilot even gave regular updates."
Cons: "Bumpy flight and the crew didn't really come around to check on what the passengers needed aka water etc."
Pros: "Service is good."
Cons: "Wash rooms are limited"
Pros: "Chicken rice"
Cons: "Mess in TPE"
Pros: "CREW AND PLANE"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Usual Cathay high standards - which is what one expects."
Cons: "Older A330 for short haul so not lie flat seats. Older IFE. Food, oddly, not great today (unusual for Cathay)."
Pros: "Despite no preferred aisle seat and a last minute seat swap, the flight was comfortable enough to get some sleep. Enough space and a good temperature."
Cons: "An eye mask would help block the constantly flashing screens of the surrounding seats. Staff almost made an effort to meet a couple of simple requests but were obviously busy with other priorities. Food wasn't bad."
Cons: "Plane got delayed for an hour, WITHOUT any air conditioning. I forgot what the captain said about the HKG airport not capable of providing air conditioning to the plane. Anyway, I began sweating after 10 mins, and it sucks."
Pros: "Flight attendant spoke good Mandarin and was willing to continue to speak it even to someone who didn't look like a Chinese speaker - unlike some Chinese airlines where they launch into English assuming that if you don't look Chinese you can't speak Chinese."
Cons: "A glass of wine or beer would have been lovely."
Pros: "Access to Cathay lounge. Went to the Wing noodle bar and coffee loft. Had a good bite to eat before boarding flight running 15 mins late. My request to have my meal service delayed was welcomed by staf."
Cons: "None experienced"
Cons: "We were scammed by Kayak and Cathay Pacific. We had entered all our information correctly: first, middle, and last name. Cathay Pacific did not print the middle name of the boarding pass. Apparently, Hong Kong is strictly on the passport exactly matching the boarding pass. We were stopped before security and Cathay Pacific decided it was the perfect opportunity to charge us $400 for a rebooking instead of amending the name, which we had entered correctly in the first place. We were pushed back and forth between kayak and cathay when kayak told us they weren't able to change the name on the day of the flight. Will never fly cathay or book from kayak again."
Pros: "Service is good."
Cons: "Food is too simple."
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "All the air crew members were very friendly and helpful. They know how to treat kids well. My kids are vegetarians. The crew went an extra mile to find out which meal could kids eat as veg food. Well done! By making my kids journey a memorable 1, they made my journey very comfortable and memorable too."
Cons: "Ground staff at HK before leading to the counter, needs more focus in terms of understanding passenger requirements and addressing accordingly."
Pros: "Very good service from the flight attendants. They are very polite and friendly."
Cons: "The food was not delicious."
Pros: "Love the icecream you provide."
Cons: "the food is no so good."
Pros: "This was the cheapest direct flight to Hong Kong so I bought it. Alsonivam a qantas member so got the points. It was a day trip for me to go so I wanted to get some sleep both ways. I'm 188cm and the seats are just a little bit close together to let you stretch your legs but ok. Entertainment system is good and window seat was ok."
Cons: "Meals are terrible - soft mushy potatoes and scrambled eggs need a revamp, device is s bit chuck it at you. Flight out was 1.15 hours late but suited me other people were put out."
Pros: "A350 was very nice. Very quiet, new screens on entertainment system big and easy to use."
Pros: "For the reasons stated above, we did not travel to Perth on Cathay Pacific. However, the Cathay Pacific staff were very helpful in organising our rescheduled flight with Air New Zealand."
Cons: "Terrible food."
Pros: "Everything! Even coach was a great experience"
Cons: "Food was salty."
Cons: "The temperature was around 18 degrees.i asked several times if they can adjust it to normal the crew kept saying we will ask to pilot etc.no improvement. While facing covid i dont want to get cold!! Secondly no one checked for covid results while boarding and/or on check-in kiosks.i asked during boarding why they are not checking the reports the answer was they thought we had been checked during check-in.totaly fiasco and no alignement.i didnt want to get in a plane people with covid!!"
Cons: "They cancelled my flight"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "our seats were bulkhead seat due to my mother cannot walk so we were told to move back and that was seriously horrible we had paid extra for the bulk seat and it was neglected."
Cons: "our seats were bulkhead seat due to my mother cannot walk so we were told to move back and that was seriously horrible we had paid extra for the bulk seat and it was neglected."
Pros: "Awesome cabin crew, amazing food, more leg room than European and American carriers. Amazing price. What else can you ask for in economy?"
Cons: "Hate Anadolujet"
Pros: "Crew efficient and tried to accommodate everyone."
Cons: "On the runway, the crew upgraded a family with two small toddlers. They cried on and off non stop and walked back and forth in business class. I pay for business class so I can have some peace and quiet ! Crew informed everyone that they switch this family seat due to the safety of this family seat. I understand they need seats but crew should upgrade another couple with no toddlers and maybe a star alliance gold member rather than give this family with the toddlers the upgrade. No one wants to pay for business class with 2toddlers crying and up and down aisle ."
Pros: "I had empty seats next to me"
Cons: "The guy that checked me in was very rude and wasn’t smiling at all and then he showed my passport picture to his colleague and they both started laughing. I was trying to use the restroom on the plane but there was a person in there for a long time; I waited outside patiently and then when I got in I brushed my teeth and used the toilet. It didn’t take me that long but the flight attendant knocked hard on the door but she didn’t do that for me with the other guy. I didn’t feel welcomed at all from the crew honestly."
Pros: "The flying smooth, staff pleasant"
Cons: "No charging points, chairs not reclining, plane too small, toilets to far back. Didn't like the plane at all."
Cons: "Didn't happen. My first leg to Athens was canceled which created a humongous headache since it ended up canceling my return flights. Air Canada had to put me on completely new flights there and back. I think this has taught me to go directly through an airline. Justfly was not helpful. Neither was Turkish airlines."
Pros: "The food was excellent and the crew was super efficient."
Cons: "Tight bathroom and no leg room."
Pros: "Food was very good and the flight attendants very friendly."
Pros: "Boarding and arrival was on time."
Cons: "Crew unprofessional, gave my vegan sister a chicken sandwich, forgot to serve some guests, they were unpolite and inpatient."
Pros: "Love flying Turkish, usually they’re very welcoming on the plane and flight attendants are friendly. Seats convert into a lay flat bed which is comfortable. i would say that the appetizers are usually excellent but the main dishes fall a bit behind. Amenity kit is pretty good."
Cons: "Boarding is a problem and I expect it’s a problem everyday. One has to go through many additional checks to board a NY bound flight which is understood but the gates can’t sccomod a full 777 flight. It gets hot really fast, definitely what you don’t need before a long flight. Group boarding is enforced but people will still try to wiggle into the priority boarding line. On another note I have had a similar flight on the A330 and the boarding process was smooth (organized)."
Cons: "The air conditioner on the plane was not working making the flight uncomfortably hot the entire flight."
Cons: "Same problem as the first segment (see above)"
Pros: "Excellent service and food. Good selection of movies. Great overall experience."
Cons: "Crying baby and squealing toddler."
Pros: "Inflight service was good."
Cons: "Seat was a little uncomfy"
Pros: "Excellent service, onboard catering and transit facilities."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "Late into the flight there appeared to be a medical emergency taking place just a few rows ahead of me. No announcement was made; it was as though we were expected to ignore the situation. But with the lights in the cabin turned on, a small crowd gathered, and the passenger being vocal in his distress .. . a brief announcement would have been nice: Situation under control, no need to worry, flight will continue as scheduled. The passenger had a relapse a few hours later - again no acknowledgement from the crew to reassure those of us who could hear his cries of distress."
Cons: "I could not use my ticket I was trying to extension date but customer services terrible"
Pros: "In flight service and food was excellent."
Cons: "Custom control at transfer airport (IST) was very crowded. Then were no Turkish Air representative available to guide to terminal, to reassure flight will be held. Arriving flight was late, very stressful. Turkish Air representatives near lines to say—we are aware you are connecting would have alleviated stress."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Very hot inside the plane"
Pros: "A much nicer 777 on this leg."
Cons: "The lounge at IST is overcrowded and lacks sufficient showering facilities. There was leftover food everywhere that the overworked staff tried, in vain, to keep up with."
Pros: "Customer service was great. I love the food and also free tv and movies. Excellent in all ways !"
Pros: "Very nice flight attendants, the movie selection is good. They also provide a nice pillow and blanket in coach."
Cons: "The plane was older, I had difficulty reclining my seat, the flight attendant had to help me, the seat across the aisle from me was broken. Several customers on the flight were crabby and difficult, I think all the crowding makes them like that. Just a fact of airline travel."
Pros: "All was great"
Cons: "All was great"
Pros: "Great experience for my first international flight."
Pros: "Everyone in the crew was friendly and helpful. The flight was long, but seemed shorter because the crew was attentive."
Cons: "My flight was delayed."
Cons: "1. Seat could have been more comfortable - didn't seem to maintain recline. NOT a problem on my outbound flight. 2. We departed 50 min late. 3. Length of flight 11 + 2 hours to make many connections to Europe."
Pros: "service was excellent!"
Cons: "food wasn't enough or good"
Pros: "The flight and in-flight services were good."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hours with minimum information and no apology. We missed our connecting flight and the ground staff in Istanbul was not very helpful. The people at the so called Welcome center/care point were fownright rude."
Cons: "Noticed that you made NO announcement that you were boarding the plane whatsoever both to London and on return. NONE"
Cons: "Cleanliness of the aircraft, service of the crew members"
Pros: "Every thing was ok"
Pros: "Decent food & entertainment but that doesn't change the fact that my flight didn't actually go to my destination, which is the purpose of booking a flight after all, no?"
Cons: "Rerouted us to Adana without warning. No help in rebooking flights. No instructions as to what we were supposed to do. Had to stand in several very long lines - incredibly disorganized. Lost an entire day of my trip."
Pros: "Crew and entertainment were okay."
Cons: "Less than 20 minutes to catch this plane because of delays. The flight was longer than scheduled because of delays on the airline side and US customs limited processing capability. I felt really tired when I got out of LAX."
Pros: "Everything was great, on time and safe. I love flying Turkish Airlines."
Pros: "good food, offer different drinks, good service and polite, The take off and landing were so smooth."
Pros: "I paid for WiFi but the service didn't work perfectly, I wanted to switch device,which you have to logout first. The button didn't work"
Pros: "The best"
Pros: "Nice onboard entertainment system"
Cons: "Extremely rude flight attendants. Did not care at all for customer service. Do not expect western standard service ! Service is 3rd world."
Pros: "Excellent food and service. Very friendly and professional crew."
Cons: "Lousy boarding, we were standing on the bus for a long time, in front of the not ready airplane. Entertainment was bad, the sound plugs didn't work properly, the movies kept breaking off. Not a standard we were expecting at all :("
Pros: "I flew Paris -Hong Kong(round trip) with transfer in Istanbul and overall everything was ok. The in-flight service was great, food was very good and their fleet seems quite new and clean."
Cons: "Thw only aspect I didn't like was the fact that our flight from Istanbul to Hong Kong was delayed and that is not a big problem,flights gets delayed all the time. But the attitude we got from the ground staff in the airport was a big problem. We got to the customer service counter to get further information about the flight and nobody was giving us any information.Not even an apology for the fact that we waited for 3 hours in an airport at 2 AM. Everybody seemed so bored,that they barely spoke 3 words.They offered us a voucher at Burger King, but we couldn't order anything from the menu,but the simplest burger. We just expected a bit more from an airline that has somebody dressed as a chef on-board while serving the in-flight meals."
Pros: "good food with some Turkish flair. super friendly staff."
Cons: "Crew member wanted me to move my seat up so the passenger behind me can have more room. The person in front of me had his chair pushed all the way back, what the hell was the crew member thinking? I still did not move my chair and argued with the female crew. Crew members do not treat everyone equally. I asked for functioning pair of headphones and water, crew members never brought them to me. Responded by saying yes, BUT never brought it to me. I noticed crew members treated children and Turkish passengers first. I'm Chinese and flew Turkish airline- I felt the discrimination. Never traveling with Turkish airlines AGAIN."
Cons: "Way too trigger happy with spurious announcements which made it impossible to complete a 2 hour movie on a 3 hour flight!"
Cons: "I didn't go and was refused my refund"
Cons: "Flight delay."
Pros: "Crew was very good and professional, yes the seats were comfortable"
Cons: "I think the Xiamen knows how to run an airline."
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: "Lavatory needs a bit more amenities, e.g. hand soaps, etc."
Pros: "great price and overall service"
Pros: "The Xiamen reps at the SGN airport was insensitive and arrogant. We were not able to board because of a misunderstanding on the China visa-free program. I still fully believe they are wrong. I had to book 2 new one way tickets with China Southern and wait all day at the airport."
Cons: "Helpful, courteous, and well-informed Xiamen representatives."
Cons: "Delayed / diverted - no communications whatsoever"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and I was happy to get emergency exit row window seat to make the the long flight more comfortable."
Cons: "The food could have definitely been better too many shrimp and fish options even in the morning for breakfast. I was happy there has been a pasta served for dinner otherwise I wouldn’t have eaten the entire flight! Shrimp for breakfast isn’t an option for American folk and the movie selection"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "To many transfers"
Pros: "No real problems"
Cons: "Nothing significant"
Pros: "Getting off of the plane"
Cons: "This was a discount garbage carrier. I have ridden on cargo boats off the coast of Nicaragua that I would recommend before Xiamen. They don’t give you your connecting boarding pass when you leave the country. You have to go through China’s bullshit customs service three times just to get to your next flight. Chinese customs is like a bowl full of retarted fish smelling their own farts. Six people doing nothing while one blithering idiot Stubles through paperwork."
Cons: "The seats don't even recline, so I could not lie back to rest. The entertainment system was very bad, didn't provide earphones and could barely see the screen. I would not choose to fly this airline again."
Cons: "The flight left before we get there. I had to book a train ticket to my final destination because I have to be in Fuzhou that day. I was told by the airline that I would be reimbursed the air fare from Xiamen to Fuzhou."
Pros: "The flight was fine"
Pros: "No problems for the price"
Cons: "Ok no problems for the price"
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."
Pros: "787 Dreamliner layout is efficient, generous legroom and recline is better than American carriers. Crew works as team, fast and courteous. Very helpful and professional, Water offered frequently, trash pick up kept cabin neat, bathrooms always clean. Passenger announcements are clear and crisp is English and Chinese."
Cons: "Really, no complaints. More entertainment choices would be appreciated however is not my priority."
Pros: "The flight is easy to check gave us 23kgs check in luggage 46kgs if u have intl flight. Free hotel with breakfast. Not bad at all."
Cons: "They require us to get the luggage and check in again tomorrow."
Pros: "Finally getting a flight the next day"
Cons: "My seat was given to someone even though I still had time to make the connection."
Cons: "Why is my passport number wrong?"
Cons: "We meet different problem in this flight. First, the boarding start late and we arrive late more than one hour. They could organize the entrance with range of number. The food was ok, but the beverage is poor, just half glass of wine or juice. no more. one small bottle should be normal fro lunch or dinner."
Pros: "the order of boarding the plane"
Cons: "food was dry"
Pros: "Clean plane. Left on time. A little more seat room than many other carriers."
Cons: "Poor selection of movies. Want more light comedy"
Pros: "I liked the plane. 787’s are the smoothest rides."
Cons: "Xiamen Airlines should be applauded for having a direct flight from LA to Qingdao. But they have a lot to learn about the proper service and materials in business class. Not surprisingly, they have gone for the cheapest way to service the customer. Lot to learn."
Pros: "Nice wide seats, well run flight. Lots of food served, though very mixed quality. The unfortunate experiences described in the negatives of this review, do not repeat on the return flight."
Cons: "In the fine print is the fact that the flight includes a stop in Shenzen. On the outbound flight this was a nightmare experience with Chinese immigration. Exhausted from a 14 hour flight, passengers had their passports taken away; were put through a bizarre 45 minute finger printing process using machines that did not work; and then left to wait for an hour or more with no information. The continuation flight was in another part of the airport - a very long walk; and it turned out not to be at the departing gate that was displayed on the monitors. We arrived at the indicated (wrong) gate with no guidance. Very nearly missed the continuation flight. Once in Xiamen, our arrival was late enough that the second floor of the airport was closed. There were no ATMs on the first floor; no way to get the Chinese cash needed to take a taxi to the airport. Fortunately a kind citizen agreed to exchange some cash, using mental calculations and sign language about the exchange rate."
Pros: "We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly"
Cons: "My keychain was ripped off from my baggage despite me hiding it. It was stolen by their baggage handler and the airline refused to admit liability and was protecting it Staff. Xiamenair is a corrupted airline which I will not take in the future!"
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!"
Pros: "entertainment choices were good"
Cons: "They cancelled my ticket I had to purchase my ticket again"
Pros: "Two meals plus sandwich in between were enough to keep me from getting hungry."
Cons: "Boarding line was too long. There was no grouping which means there was a bit of disorder. A check-in counter agent was super slow. Other agents had a supervisor watching over their shoulders so they were much more efficient. The flight ran out of hot tea... but got refilled later. Need more tea cuz most passengers were Chinese."
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!!"
Cons: "The front dest and customes have horrible attitude! They will ingore you."
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"
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to air traffic control. Subsequently I missed my connecting flight -- Xiamen to Manila that evening and had to spend another night in China. Next flight out of Xiamen was 6pm, Nov 2. Xiamen ground staff was very helpful in booking me the option to fly China Southern to Guangzhou the night of Nov 1, stay for free in a hotel, and then take the 0835 morning China Southern flight from Guangzhou to Manila. It was difficult to identify the right people to speak with and get clear assistance and direction in both Xiamen and Guangzhou."
Pros: "all of the Xiamen staff were really great."
Cons: "Nothing that I disliked."
Pros: "International carriers kick butt on US domestic carriers. As a A+ SWA traveler, I know my 787s like the back of my hand. Xiamen had a Business class section (small & unfortunately: untested by me). Economy was as expected but imagine getting a Bao (chicken) & packaged fruit, pastries, pickled cucumbers. Hey, beats a pack of peanuts. You could also get a white or red wine (didn't try them) - all for the price of admission. Take that UA, Delta, & AA! Why can't foreign carriers bring their game to the US routes and really give some competition!"
Cons: "No entertainment (there was some fold down screens playing some ads) but the volume was so low that nobody paid any attention to it. At least someone can read a sentence in English (and there were pre-recorded anouncements)."
Pros: "They redirected me to other carriers"
Cons: "Show up and the flight was delayed 4 hours. No reason given. My layover in Xiamen was only 2 hours. They kept wanting me to fly the next day. When I complained loud enough they finally yielded and found an alternative to LAX."
Cons: "The delay was extremely horrible causing us to miss our flight and then put us on a flight that was once again delayed for another 6 hours. The crew was still hesitant on disclosing the time we would be leaving"
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: "Flight crew very courteous. Xiamen Airline crews are always very good, and most flights are pleasant."
Cons: "3 hour delay, with no explanation given!"
Pros: "The aircraft is new! The food is good on the FOC to JFK flight! Instant noodle soup isprovided when you need it!"
Cons: "However the food on JFK to FOC flight is terrible. The rice is hard as rock!"
Cons: "Was just a bit warm"
Pros: "The company that Kayak use for my ticket (Yayama) had some random passport number on my reservation. The ticket agent told me that I had to call to travel agent to get it changed. I tried to call three times (from China) and all three time I was put on hold to 10 to 15 minutes then disconnected. I finally got someone at the service desk to call the airline and get the passport number correct. This added over an hour to my check in process. Luckily, I arrive early and was able to make the flight, no help from Yayama. Terrible!!!!"
Pros: "For as complicates as the process is, they make it very easy for you! There are representatives at every turn to make sure you get through customs and on to your next flight. I also got lucky with all 4 flights I had. I had my own row on one and never had someone next to me in the middle seat. Pretty nice for such long flights! I also kept quite entertained playing Texas Hold 'em on the entertainment system."
Cons: "Food was so-so Most flight attendants spoke English well, but not all - there was some confusion about wine vs. water."
Pros: "The price was lower than other comparable routes and airlines."
Cons: "The service was just ok. The plane didn't seem very clean and it smelled like mold. The seats were not comfortable and there was little leg room."
Pros: "Crew was excellent! They were kind and respectful as well as very professional."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and helpful. Provided a hotel for the layover."
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