Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Ontario to Xi'an
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|September||Best time to beat the crowds (9% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (11% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|C$ 1,095||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
|C$ 408||or less|
Good deal one-way
|C$ 348||or less|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "My mother's attendants and the flight crew were very friendly and courteous to her."
Cons: "No information or communication about bringing your own food or snacks on board. No food, snacks,entertainment or immigration forms were available. There was some food for purchase but if you didn't have a credit or debit card then you couldn't buy it. My mother was in a wheelchair waiting to board in Toronto and would have bought food to either eat there or carry on the plane but another passenger was severely reprimanded for getting out of her wheelchair and going to the bathroom, so my mother was intimidated to stay seated and not go to the bathroom nor ask any questions as to if she could go and buy some food or snack to eat while she was waiting. Only juices were served. She was flying since 11 am and arrived at 9:30 pm without any food. The website as well as all emails should inform about luggage weight as well as food and entertainment. On a layover the attendants should be more cooperative with disabled passengers and allow them to use the bathroom as well as to go and buy food."
Pros: "I enjoyed the crew, the food and the entertainment. The crew did give us peanuts for our extra 5 hours on the plane."
Cons: "We were 3 hours late for departure and took 2 extra hours in the air because of re-routing. The seats were abnormally stiff and went back so little that it was extremely hard to fall asleep during the 18 hours we were on board. The crew was unwillng to let us bring our instruments on board and thus, they cracked from the air pressure during the flight."
Pros: "the cew was nice"
Cons: "The terminal had no food options at all when we were in a very delayed flight and hungry. We were not given seats ahead of time and therefore were assigned the last row which was very uncomfortable and could not recline. No one was at the desk to help with the seats for a Very long time. The boarding process was not good."
Pros: "Brand new aircraft"
Cons: "Not gourmet not even fast food. A lot of area for improvement."
Pros: "Comfort of seats Crew's teamwork"
Cons: "It would be great if you could accept debit cards on board for purchases."
Pros: "The new airplane 787 is really a nice airplane"
Cons: "The flight delayed 1:45, making me lose my connection"
Pros: "We boarded very quickly! The staff were extremely friendly and made our thirteen hour ride pleasurable. The inflight entertainment had a great deal of new shows and movies. The seats had a decent size and good enough leg room. The flight was smooth, and we took off at a good time. The food was fairly good as well!"
Pros: "GOOD LEG ROOM"
Cons: "THE FOOD STILL SUCKED."
Pros: "the flight was on time, without any delay, easy boarding"
Cons: "Food was very mediocre, also the variety of movies needs to be improved asap."
Pros: "The sits were comfortable. More space between sits."
Pros: "I enjoyed the pleasant crew and the constant water being given."
Cons: "The crew was very pleasant and helpful. However it was unexpected that no food would be provided on a 5 hour flight. If not a small meal then a snack was expected. The crew did provide water consistently which was very nice. My personal entertainment screen was very unresponsive and then the head phone jack wasn't working for sound, I had to hold it at a certain angle to hear bits of sound. Since the head phone jack was located at my thigh it was very uncomfortable and when I shifted I broke my headphones :("
Pros: "Captain gave us regular updates"
Cons: "LGA closed for wind. We sat on taxi road for 2 hours. Crew could have served more than water while we waited. No AirCanada's fault but crew should have a plan to serve the snacks/ food if we are sitting for two hours and the total flight time is 1.5 hours."
Cons: "In flight movie wouldn't even go full screen!!! Had to squint"
Pros: "Free snacks , on board entertainment, friendly warm crew."
Pros: "I enjoy flying and being in the air at high altitude in any air line. Away from everyone else and with a new family who are flying with me."
Cons: "The charge per bag is ridiculous. It should be included as part of fare paid. Understood another bag charge as a separate fee."
Pros: "Tv in all seats, individual air controls, the crew was nice and I offered up my bag to go on the checked bags when asked and it was the first one out on the bagged claim"
Cons: "I'm 5'8 and my legs hardly fit when sitting straight in the seat"
Cons: "There was no access to movies."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "They oversold the flight and were unable to provide the services that were paid for months in advance. They didn't care just go wait in a line and then another. Then overestimate Canadian dollars and with exchange rate that was much less and they said they do this everyday."
Cons: "I paid in advance at a Fair for services they never intended to provide then they over less because of the exchange rate but mention the stress created at the end of a vacation."
Cons: "Overall good"
Cons: "The flight was late"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and accomodating"
Cons: "Return flight was delayed a couple hours, customs was "full" at Pearson causing more delays"
Cons: "No complimentary small snack at all, must pay for everything"
Cons: "This was the worse travel experience I have ever had. The crew was rude and gave wrong information that caused me to almost miss my flight. My ticket in the end ending costing me over $600 for all the additional charges. It was ridiculous. Among other things. I will never fly with them again."
Pros: "There is not one thing that was good about this flight. Bad plane, bad service, bad food. That sums it up. Will talk to as many travelers as I can to tell them to avoid this nightmare."
Cons: "No entertainment on board. No complimentary drinks. A piece of cold banana bread literally thrown on the tray for breakfast. Called the airline when reservation was made and told it would have entertainment and complimentary drinks. The switch to Rouge was a bait and switch. Rouge is from the 1970s. Long flights to sit and stare at the back of seat. Crowded seat at that. NEVER WILL FLY AIR CANADA AGAIN"
Cons: "I would like a flight map to follow the flight and have more information"
Pros: "simple and easy flight staff on flight were very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "selection of movies was small. and the controls are on the armrest in a bad spot."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful and polite, ensuring that the leg of our rerouted flight from Toronto to Frankfurt was comfortable."
Cons: "Not being able to complete my original itinerary as planned (see above)."
Cons: "gate was changed without an announcement flight was twice delayed"
Pros: "There were 2 pilots- the female one was polite and informative. We took off on time and even landed a little earlier than planned."
Cons: "Very noisy flight on a small plane. The flight from Hartford to Toronto was cold and others noticed it as well. The windows are all blurry. The sound of the engine blocks out the safety announcements!! It's a joke that they even have them. There is no beverage served. And for all this wonderful service you pay an outrageous fee!!!! I felt like I was in the back of a donkey wagon..."
Pros: "as above"
Pros: "I was concerned for seat comfort; my long legs fit fine and reclined sleep was comfortable. I was concerned about getting hungry; two meals kept my stomach quiet. I was concerned about sufficient distraction on such a long flight; the audio and video options are better than I've ever seen on the 767. Having just flown an Air Canada Rogue flight which was terribly cramped, uncomfortable and food-free with no form of entertainment I was worried. It turned out to be far better than expected."
Cons: "Perhaps I was fortunate but the experience was very good, no complaints."
Pros: "was forced to spend the night in Toronto because Air Canada didn't seem to know that there would be a huge crowd at the airport that evening. I was told as I exited my flight that I would not make the connecting flight and I had to spend the night in Toronto. I will never fly Air Canada again"
Pros: "The crew members in both the flights were amazing. they seemed like they enjoyed their job. Its not very common at Air Canada."
Cons: "The flight from Chicago to Toronto was delayed by half hour. But the boarding gate agents did not even mention the delay."
Pros: "There was nothing to like because I did not fly on Air Canada to Barcelona."
Cons: "For an unexplained reason, our first flight was delayed 45 plus minutes in Phoenix while cargo was moved from the forward cargo bay to the aft cargo bay. This caused us to miss our connection in Toronto. Air Canada then proceeded to rebook us on a flight leaving 2 days later. After an extended period of time, they finally rescheduled us for a flight to a different city in Europe and we had to catch another flight from there our final destination, Barcelona. The total additional travel time was extended by approximately 8 hours, causing us to lose the better part of our first day."
Cons: "My chair didn't lean back and the entertainment monitor did not work for about 2 hours."
Cons: "Lost my luggage no food only 1 juice' lost my luggage Robbed me (tsa toronto) of some gifts they thought dangerous"
Pros: "Comfy seat, good food, great attentive service and wonderful safe take offs and landings!"
Cons: "Flight delayed 2hrs without proper notification."
Pros: "flight was mostly empty so I can go sit somewhere else"
Cons: "I am only 6 feet tall, and my legs do not fit in those seats there is not physically enough room between the back of the seat and the back of the next seat for my legs to fit there"
Pros: "The flight attendant was personable and made the flight enjoyable."
Cons: "I couldn't get through security without my bag but they didn't have a way to let me know it was lost so I almost missed my flight waiting on a bag that wasn't coming. There should have been an announcement to come to the Air Canada desk. There wasn't. When I got to Charlotte, there was No One at the Air Canada desk to report my lost bag. Thank goodness those from United were able to provide me with a phone number to call. The phone attendant was not a native English speaker and made it incredibly difficult to file a claim. I'm still waiting for my bag."
Pros: "Extra leg room but paid for it."
Cons: "Very turbulent. Entertainment system was okay on iPad but selections were poor, lots of old stuff. Really dislike Rouge."
Pros: "I liked the Air Canada flight crew. They were all helpful and friendly. The flight was late leaving Toronto due to Florida weather issues and the crew did a good job keeping us informed and as comfortable as possible during the wait."
Cons: "Very little room in the seats. I am a man 5' 9" tall so I am average height. I barely had leg room and even less so when the person in front of me reclined his seat. Made the 3 hour trip feel a little uncomfortable. I miss the "back of the seat" entertainment system although the option through Air Canada's app worked fine,"
Cons: "Air Canada cancelled my boarding pass even though I made it to the gate before boarding started and refused to put me back on the flight. Then they lost my bags. The Toronto airport is a mess - avoid it if at all possible."
Pros: "Despite the original delay with the flight boarding staff was efficient at getting us on the plane as quickly as possible."
Cons: "The second part, from Toronto to Houston was the pitts. First of all they called me to the gate way before the boarding time and so I was a bit worried but when i got there there was nothing, they just confirmed I arrived from Montreal. This was strange and so I got a bit stressed as to why they had a called me and made me rush in the first place. Anyway, minor compared to the rest of the experience. The flight boarding was late, then an unscheduled stop in memphis for extra gas, then a tech problem that needed maintenance kept on on the ground. We finally made it to our destination 2 hours late. Most fellow passengers missed connecting flights and because we got out of the airport after midnight needed to get a cab to our accommodations. While I appreciate the attention to safety (and the curteous crew who obviously felt bad and were taking a lot of shit) we what was supposed to be a 3 hour flight ended up being 5 and there were no meals for sale,very limited snacks. We got one complimentary ,half can of juice and a bag of tiny bag spicy trail mix (labelled ranch) that i could not eat. After the delays we got an extra glass of complimentary cranberry juice. Which was amazing, but really did not cut it (from 5:15- midnight). By the end I was uncomfortable and starving! This was a radically disappointing experience in compared to the Ari Canada portion of the trip."
Cons: "Stewredess who did it did not apologise Had smelly shirt and wet jesns for 3 hours"
Cons: "Flight late, missed connection, lost luggage."
Pros: "Overall fair experience"
Cons: "Would have liked if the crew was a bit more friendlier. But they were professional for the most part."
Cons: "No wifi otherwise was great"
Cons: "Flown business class 4 times with China southern. But their beds never lay completely flat. Always have a hump in the middle so I raise the back a bit to compensate"
Pros: "I arrived at my destination."
Cons: "The food was not very good. Amenities such as toothbrush or mouthwash should be available on long haul flights."
Pros: "Outstanding Crew Service! Very attentive to passengers"
Cons: "Improve Ear Phones given to Business Class Passengers. Overall quality of units r cheap looking. Sound quality is also exceedingly mediocre"
Pros: "Helpful friendly staff serving on a clean, modern plane, with meal service on even two hour (international) flight. Great value."
Cons: "Most flight attendants have only limited English ability, but it’s enough for basic communication. Very friendly and helpful in Chinese though!"
Cons: "Everything, totally understaffed, check-in kiosks do not work. Will avoid any carrier who uses them."
Pros: "A380 plane so it was quiet and comfortable"
Cons: "1. Great difficulty selecting seats ahead of time 2. In flight entertainment system limited and poorly organized 3. No power or usb connection 4. Food was not very good - even by airplane standard"
Cons: "My luggage was left behind in China. It's been 3 days and I'm sti waiting"
Pros: "China Southern CZ657 SFOCAN on a 777-300ER. Seating configuration in economy is a comfortable 3-3-3. They use some memory foam-like material for the seat padding and it is very comfortable. The crew was professional and friendly throughout."
Cons: "The price for this trip was just under $500 roundtrip CNXSFO. The food was nothing to write home about but during the flight, they offer endless Cup of Noodles and finger sandwiches and the vegetarian ones are very tasty."
Cons: "NO option for vegetarian food only chicken and beef are not suitable for all passengers."
Pros: "Crew was good and seats were ok."
Cons: "More room but we all know space is limited. Food can be improved though"
Cons: "Flight delayed, Missed connecting flight Not good response from ground crew members"
Pros: "Flight was on time, crew was very professional and worked hard to please the passengers in service and care. Food in business class was really good, and in fact, were generous portions. Surprisingly good choice of movies in entertainment."
Cons: "No sweeteners fondrinks like coffee, just sugar. I would really suggest to China Southern to stock sweeterners for passengers who don’t use sugar."
Pros: "They put us up in a hotel"
Cons: "We missed the connection due to airline delays. So the flight they're going to get us into Bangkok will happen the evening of the next day. If they can get us the ticket change."
Pros: "After reading reviews on trip advisor about some specific problems such as customer service and food options, I am happy to say that my experience actually excelled in these two areas. I will be flying with China Southern again."
Cons: "The same things everyone doesn't like about the common flying experience, extended to a 15 hour flight."
Pros: "Boarding was fast even though the flight wa delayed and they allowed me to sit in a different seat since the flight wasn’t full."
Cons: "No vegetarian option. There were still sausage with my egg. No entertainment system. Not everything was translated to English so I didn’t understand what was going on."
Pros: "Pretty much everything."
Cons: "The food could be better."
Cons: "They lost my bag. I made sure to check with the attendant multiple times to make sure my bag would be on the flight to Bali and they confirmed it would. When I arrived in Bali, I was notified that my bag was still in China. They had over 12 hours to make sure my bag would be on the flight"
Pros: "Our cabin crews were always nice n friendly."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit difficult."
Cons: "Crewmen at the luggage/bags scanning were very rude. Our flight from Manila to Guangzhou was delayed by an hour or so. With all the pressure we were already experiencing and rushing to get to our connecting flight, here comes these crewmen in charge of scanning our bags we're all shouting at us to rush. The delay was not the passengers fault."
Pros: "Long haul 15 hour flight"
Pros: "Smaller plane, but more personal space."
Cons: "No entertainment available, but to be expected on shorter flights."
Pros: "Flight was cheap"
Cons: "Food was bad Old plane Delayed Terrible boarding processes Crew doesn’t know anything"
Pros: "Good service."
Pros: "HORRIBLE! It was CANCELED by the Airline"
Cons: "This Airline is Reportable to the FAA."
Pros: "Food and bording good"
Cons: "For the intertainment need more move asian drama and bar service not enough, comnication is poor smile is jero with crew members"
Pros: "China Southern Airlines flight was very clean, very friendly, and of very good ticket price."
Cons: "The Kuangzhou airport should be upgraded. Many electric plugs were not working. And it's too hard to get wifi usage authorization, as the passport scanner did not work most of the time."
Cons: "Food was average. but as I paid a low a low fare I was overall very pleased. I provided my own headphones as the supplied headphones are usually terrible on all economy flights"
Pros: "Ontime departure, guest pack with toiletries, eye mask and ear plugs along with a blanket and pillow for each seat. Roomy seats with a massive variety of entertainment options for the long flight. We encountered a significant amount of turbulence and the staff were kind, accommodating and not too restrictive with the seat belt sign."
Cons: "They lost my luggage."
Cons: "The boarding was pailful, we were toured by bus around the airport, and then has to go to a isolated island and going two floor narrow stairs by carrying luggage"
Pros: "This wasn't a China Southern flight. This flight was serviced by Delta. It was a newer plane with entertainment systems."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Had to purchase headphones."
Pros: "That I got on the flight. That it was cheap."
Cons: "That every single southern china air flight was delayed, which nearly caused me to miss my other flights on the way back. When we were on the plane they didn't even tell us the flight was going to be delayed, we just sat on the plane for an hour twiddling our thumbs. No reasons given, will not flight southern china again"
Pros: "Service but I slept the entire flight"
Pros: "They got me to my destination safely."
Cons: "First flight was delayed three hours without explanation or information (just had to sit there and wait for them to call us the whole time). Second flight was delayed about an hour. Crew on second flight was not friendly."
Pros: "The plane was nice and the flight was smooth."
Cons: "No personal entertainment system. No fresh fruits were given. They should keep some apples or some other fruit for those who miss their lunch schedules"
Cons: "Boarding was interesting."
Pros: "The only good part was the boarding"
Cons: "One the headphone jack didnt work. The seats are very small. When people left the bathrooms the door woud not close all the way so we got to smell lovely stuff the whole flight unless we got up and closed the door ourself."
Pros: "My flight was delayed several times so I was never able to get on it. However the staff was ready for me as soon as I got to the counter and had already prepared with another airline, Thai airlines, all the necessary flights to get me safely home. Truly outstanding service, One of the best I have ever had in my life. I will continue to recommend both this airlines to every person I know. You guys are the best. Thank you so much!"
Pros: "Always, the level of service must be considered in light of the price--and CS had an excellent price. Food was acceptable, nice blankets."
Cons: "CS serves primarily a Chinese speaking clientele, so they do not need to attract staff with high levels of English. You are flying on a Chinese carrier, not one with a global feel. Service is more than adequate with respect to call button etc. But meal service is "clipped" (for lack of a better term). No extras, warm beer, wine but no liquor. No snacks.They can do better, if they want to compete with the gulf airlines. Baggage took about 45 minutes to arrive at LAX. Very glitchy entertainment system"
Cons: "They just two weeks before the flight decided to change the dates of the flight."
Pros: "Cheap Price, but not worth the downside. Crew was helpful but mostly on break."
Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable seats, Impossible to navigate website, Absolute prohibition of turning on cellphone during flight."
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and the plane was very clean."
Cons: "The handset to control the TV and movie entertainment was very difficult to control. My wife's hands had stopped working at one point."
Pros: "Everything!!! Great crew and great staff."
Pros: "I like the crew very much , everything was great"
Cons: "I don't like that the crew members have a hard time with speaking English"
Pros: "In flight movies"
Cons: "Late. Took forever to taxi to gate and then still had to take s bus to gates"
Cons: "Flight to Fuzhou delayed hours, no information given. Flight from Fuzhou was cancelled. China Southern didn't book us on another flight, or notify us. I spent an hour and a half trying to get a substitute flight (which left 5 hours earlier, meaning our layover was 7 hours in the airport). They said they wouldn't charge me this time (?!). The customer service was terrible, but the fact that they cancelled a flight without notification and re-booking was preposterous."
Cons: "Had to turn off electronic devices an hour before we landed."
Airlines flying from Ontario to Xi'an have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Ontario to Xi'an
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Ontario to Xi'an
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