Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Taipei to Manila
Philippine Airlines, China Airlines and EVA Air have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Intl to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Intl to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl.
Most visitors from Taipei will not be allowed to enter Manila. Entry restrictions do not apply to current and former Filipino citizens and their children or spouses that are traveling with them, foreign nationals that have a valid and existing visa at the time of entry such as holders of SSRV, 9(a), Temporary Visitor’s Visas, and those permitted under previous IATF resolutions or the Balikbayan Program.
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Visitors from Taipei are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Manila.
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An average direct flight takes 2h 25m, covering a distance of 1176 km.
There are 46 (direct) flights between Taipei and Manila per week, averaging 6 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Philippine Airlines (C$ 407) and Cathay Pacific (C$ 455), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Philippine Airlines (C$ 486) and Cathay Pacific (C$ 529).
Philippine Airlines (3 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
For Taipei to Manila, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Manila back to Taipei, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The food was terrible. Only one option and I didn't like it."
Pros: "Leg room of seats is spacious"
Cons: "Depart on time"
Pros: "Five stars rating!"
Cons: "airport personells are rude and lazy. airline seats are very unconfortable. flight attendants not very a comodating to seniors like me"
Pros: "Despite the short flight, they still served a delicious meal! Great movie and music selections. Would definitely fly them again."
Pros: "Seats comfortable; crew members friendly."
Cons: "Somewhat limited choice of movies/TV shows."
Pros: "As I said on the last flight enjoyed the flight and the crew as amazing"
Cons: "Just like on the last flight maybe have more inflight entertainment more movie and tv selection"
Pros: "Pleasant friendly crew. Clean bathrooms."
Cons: "Entertainment choices seem to be limited compared to the long haul international flight."
Pros: "EVA service from Taipei is a relatively short fly. Service is always great and the food is delicious."
Cons: "Some planes from Taipei to Manila do NOT have TV. I wish they would retrofit all flights with the same accommodations. Other than that, everything is great and I will continue to fly them always"
Pros: "Crew again was very accommodating!"
Cons: "rude people. yelling to passengers"
Cons: "Late boarding"
Cons: "I didn’t like the last meal that they served. It’s fish fillet with tomato sauce and no other option."
Cons: "food not that good"
Pros: "Was quite nice for a two hour flight. They gave us a free meal again."
Cons: "Nothing I didn't like."
Pros: "I liked their services the most. All staff and crew were very courteous."
Pros: "Terrible experience"
Cons: "I was refused permission to board the plane"
Pros: "The vegan meals were tasty."
Cons: "Not enough leg room. Seating not wide enough."
Pros: "Got upgraded to their absolutely amazing first (laurel) class. Royal treatment with a smile."
Pros: "flight is on time. you ca pre check. crew is helpful. amenities are there. one of the best long flights i had."
Pros: "Flight was good especially since I know I'm flying I can't really expect much and I'm not a picky person."
Pros: "I like it when they checked in our hand carry bags free of charged.They make your travel more pleasant and comfortable.."
Cons: "I don't like the food choices and sometimes the entree itself looks messy and unpalatable..The flight attendant only offer drink just one time in a 10 hr. flight not like Asiana and Korean air..Flight attendant just sits at the end of the plane chatting..lol.."
Cons: "Food ia not that good. Need to have more flavor"
Pros: "Crew are great. Food not so bad. Overall is great services."
Cons: "Nothing so far."
Pros: "Good good movies"
Pros: "Everything Hello Kitty."
Cons: "Ugly uniform."
Pros: "Everything was quite pleasant. Decent breakfast, plenty of drinks, including coffee and tea. Very considerate and hospitable airline stewardesses."
Cons: "EVA Air app is quite lacking. My friend us the app, checked in and downloaded his boarding pass. Unfortunately, the lady at the secruity screening checkpoint couldn't can the pass, so he had to leave the line after waiting so long to get a paper boarding pass."
Cons: "The 6 hours layover."
Pros: "Everything was good as always."
Cons: "Circled over Manila for 30 minutes but that is more of an airport issue not an Eva airline problem."
Pros: "organized fast service!"
Pros: "excellent staff, and care for the passengers. definitely the best airline i have ever flight with."
Pros: "Arrival was earlier!"
Pros: "Crew service"
Cons: "Entertainmen not too many"
Pros: "Food was ok and crews were great. It was a two hour flight and I didn't notice we we're about to land. Hahaha"
Cons: "Well, the long hour flights have a better movie selection. Hopefully, that will also be the same with short hour flights."
Pros: "Section 20 seats so spacious and comfortable"
Cons: "Uppprr number seats too narrow"
Cons: "40 minutes late on boarding time"
Pros: "See above comment please"
Cons: "See above comment please"
Pros: "Overall, I am impressed. Special mention to the crew, from cockpit to the cabin. Very professional and efficient. Food is excellent. Comfortable seats. On schedule!!!"
Cons: "Lack of information from the crew regarding which gate to go for connecting flight."
Pros: "I like the service."
Cons: "The Taiwanese food wasn't really that great. I hope they can change the menu."
Pros: "Everything. They fed us and it was just a short flight."
Pros: "Fast actions by tha FAs"
Pros: "Late departure but kept informed. Food good."
Pros: "A great flight with friendly staff, comfy seats, good food, and great inflight entertainment."
Cons: "The international transfer process at Manila airport was the worst I’ve ever seen. They had about 20 people standing at a desk for about 90 minutes with no explanation as to what was going on. In that time, nobody was released to go to their gate, but they wouldn’t explain what was happening. There were about 10 airport staff standing there, mostly doing nothing. The process was inefficient, to say the least. There was no place to sit, no toilets, no order to any of it. In most international airports, after you deplane, you just walk to your next gate. There seemed to be no logical reason for that awful experience. It would have been much faster to go through customs and then go through security, walking directly to the gate."
Cons: "Very small in the plane"
Pros: "the noodle snack and food was good"
Cons: "more leg room would be nice on a long flight"
Cons: "Delayed too much except that, everything was good"
Pros: "When do you need help they always happy Helping"
Cons: "The best"
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "god food and movie selection."
Cons: "Seat was very uncomfortably"
Pros: "I like the food, the service, and the smooth flight (as always with Cathay). My Go-To Airline! Very practical too, without compromising quality."
Cons: "Coach Seats... Seems to be getting smaller over time."
Pros: "Entertainment, restroom facilities and toilettries"
Cons: "Training for flight attendants"
Cons: "The breakfast vegetarian food didn’t have any taste! Serve some real food!"
Cons: "short hall business class not comfortable - flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "short haul business class seat very uncomfortablev- flight delayed as usul"
Cons: "2 hours delay as usual with cathay pacific - flight attendand constantly disturb you on the pr system - very limited choice of movies, mostly old and finally poor food as always with cx - the seat on the other hand is very comfortable and thankfully i forgot i flew with cx"
Cons: "The check in counter service is terrible. Very unprofessional with terrible attitude. Can not pronounce the gate number clearly. After I clear up with him, he started gossiping with his colleague as it was my fault for not comprehending his English. How did Cathay Pacific become this way?"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and entertainment"
Cons: "Food even for short flights"
Pros: "The crew was so polite and kind!"
Cons: "I had no problems"
Cons: "Delay flight and slow boarding and leaving plane."
Pros: "overall condition of plane"
Cons: "snack was too little"
Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "Air hostess did not offer hot drinks"
Cons: "The crew service very lack"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled new departure time is 7:20am"
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: "We arrived late again."
Pros: "Short flight time"
Cons: "Flight stewardess keeps saying "we don't have this, we don't have that, we run out of it""
Pros: "The airplane was nice and clean"
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Boarding was slow. We had to wait for connecting passsangers. Delay ruined the experience. We didn’t leave in a timely manner. Flight crew was nice. There was a male crew member from LAX to Hong Kong, I could heard talking to the other crew members and he was using profanity. Nothing aggressive but not professional in my opinion. He used profanity in telling his story."
Pros: "Seat unconfortable no legroom ."
Pros: "There is actually meal between hkg and TPE. This is new."
Cons: "The cabin is just too warm."
Cons: "Flight delayed by 4 hrs. Food was horrendous."
Pros: "comfort and service is always great on cathay pacific"
Cons: "bathroom were dirty"
Pros: "More leg room, incline on seats, blanket, pillow."
Cons: "All the adverts on Premium Economy with Cathay Pacific are inaccurate. It is NOT your secluded compartment. The curtain to economy is ALWAYS kept open...NO privacy. Food is EXACTLY SAME as economy. In LAX had to REMIND them that Premium Economy has priority boarding. There is no champagne on arrival at your seat...you have to ASK for it. Crew is always HURRIED. When you ask for a beverage or a snack, hostess and stewards have ATTITUDE. it's like they are doing a big FAVOR. Really??? we spent lots of EXTRA MONEY to be in this class. Restroom was difficult to access. Overall MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT"
Pros: "The fight took off and landed in good time."
Cons: "I expected dinner but got a pie with water. My IFE system acted up a little. Programmes were not great."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Thank you for your services."
Pros: "Great service attitude. Friendly with smile. Love their service"
Cons: "A short flight with just snacks. Seems downgraded the international flight standard."
Cons: "Our laugage is delay, service is worse than we never see."
Cons: "same as above"
Pros: "Like a little private apartment, glorious."
Cons: "No wifi, limited mivies"
Pros: "Overall excellent"
Cons: "Short gap between flight and long walk going to the next flight gate. Passing the security alone take time plus u have to walk then ride a train after that long walk again going to the gate."
Pros: "great service"
Cons: "Seats too cram feels like sardines in a can"
Cons: "Cobrar 45 euros por kilo extra no es normal"
Pros: "The seat in the economy is very comfortable. The cabin is very clean."
Pros: "The A350 aircraft"
Cons: "Flight was not long enough...."
Pros: "Only complaint was the disembarking routine. They emptied all of business and first before coach could even begin to leave the coach cabin. I am all in favor of giving business and first preference in getting off the plane, but this was just too much, waiting for the slowest person in business to get off before a single person could leave the coach cabin."
Pros: "Easy check in, and a pleasant flight! Thank You!!!"
Cons: "We traveled the entire Hong Kong airport until they settled on a departure gate. Needless to say our flight was 2 hours delayed."
Cons: "Bad food and bad FA"
Pros: "A Great Crew"
Pros: "Great customer service"
Cons: "On time departure"
Pros: "The whole Experience was Amazing. From Comfortable Seat, Great Flight Crew, Tastey Food"
Cons: "It would be better if it was on time"
Pros: "The staff was very nice and allowed me to change my seat to be near the door as I had a connecting flight fairly soon after arriving in Manila. This flight was very comfortable and excellent."
Cons: "There was no movie but that is Ok. I just read"
Pros: "Planecdmlty. Had the tow to myself! Food and crew excellent ."
Pros: "Nice clean plane. Pleasant crew."
Cons: "Could have a better"
Cons: "Thieves cut the lock on my luggage and robbed me of valuables during my 2 hr layover in Bangkok. Spoiled my trip"
Pros: "They used a new aircraft. From Jakarta to Taipei was the worst, they used an old aircraft."
Cons: "They do not have additional new movie on board. The movies are remain the same when I flew from Honolulu to Taipei in April 2018."
Pros: "Even for a short flight there was a nice meal! Fantastic!"
Pros: "The food they served was very good."
Pros: "good it was not a long flight."
Cons: "The crew was a bit negligent. They passed me when serving the food just because the aisle seat passenger next to me was served his special meal earlier, so they did not notice that the passenger at the window seat (which was me) had no tray in front of him when running the regular meal service. Isn't this sloppy !? Problem is that once they passed you, it's hard to get their attention, as they are always in a hurry, and not looking over the cabin just to check if someone needs something or wants to call on them for any reason, and there are no attendant calling buttons available. So you have to wait until they come by your seat again. Finally I got my meal with apologies 15 minutes later, but the experience was already ruined and the negative impression built.. Also, when departing from Taipei, the boarding process was a bit disorganized, compared with the one we had in Vancouver. As for as the entertainment, the LCD monitor at my seat was pretty worn out, with very poor contrast, making it difficult to watch a movie or read information. Same airline with two opposing experiences: Vancouver-to-Taipei very good, Taipei-to-Manila: poor."
Cons: "Staff treatment, food, cabin pressure was off"
Pros: "cheap ticket will put you in seats that are in the very end of the plane where you will feel most of the turbulence."
Cons: "you will be the first to go inside and come out last. food is not impressive at sll!"
Pros: "Nothing!. My brother and I got to the Airport 45 mins before the Check In Counter Closed but we didn't make it Thedue to the fact that we had a flat tire unexpectedly so my flight was cancelled and rescheduled to January 10, 2018 and paid extra $480.00 including penalty. If the Check in Counter did not close early, I could still be able to check in on time while there was still 45 mins remaining."
Cons: "The Check in Counter closed early while there was still 45 minutes remaining."
Pros: "Excellent condition of Aircraft"
Pros: "Flight was fully booked and we had a tight connection, but everything went smoothly."
Pros: "Crew was excellent."
Cons: "kind of an old airplane. Food tray was broken. Display was not functional."
Pros: "Everything is good & went fine!"
Pros: "It was very organized ."
Cons: "Nothing ."
Pros: "Flight left on time landed on time. Boarding was as smooth as could be expected. All in all a very good flight"
Cons: "Older entertainment system and still decent"
Pros: "EVERYTHING WAS SMOOTH AND QUICK"
Cons: "ONLY WATER TO DRINK WITH THE FOOD NO ORANGEJUICE APPLE JUICE OR COKE OR 7 UP"
Cons: "Curry chicken noodles"
Pros: "No issues, no delays, food and services on par."
Pros: "Crew was impressive. Very efficient with exceptional customer service and appearance."
Cons: "Food was awful. Flight was 1hr late"
Pros: "Staff and crew were nice and courteous to passengers."
Cons: "Digital Screen are too small. Video quality is not good."
Pros: "Very disappointing because we didn't get our luggage up to now"
Pros: "Friendly staff; good entertainment options"
Cons: "Delayed by several hours; infrequent water distribution"
Pros: "No problem getting wheelchairs in LAX."
Cons: "Taipei airport is BAD. No wheelchairs for elderly as requested, in advance."
Pros: "Very good."
Pros: "Entertainment like new movies are great to watch"
Cons: "Crew must be aware that some passengers only speak & understand English."
Pros: "Entertainment - good choices of movies and newer LCDs."
Cons: "Compared to Delta where they proactively offer unli cocktails and drinks to business class and comfort, I've never had one offer in my return trip. Had a technical malfunction twice which caused me to miss my 7am connecting flight by 2 mins. The next plane didn't even bother to wear for 2 mins even if they caused the delay. They gave a 250NT lunch voucher and asked to what til the next flight in the afternoon. That was the longest flight I experienced coming from New York."
Cons: "missing baggage"
Cons: "Cramped seating"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed"
Cons: "Chose western style dish, not very good."
Cons: "My baggage was damaged on an earlier flight and China Airlines is simply not available to fix the matter. Ground staff are not their employees and they do nothing about it except pass you on to talk to people at the next destination...who are also not able to do anything."
Pros: "Amazing. Cant wait to go back on this 777 airplane!"
Pros: "Space was good. Seats were just right space from one another"
Cons: "We were assigned seats apart from my companion"
Pros: "747. Older aircraft, not much to make the passenger smile here. Flight was short!"
Cons: "Boarding was bad. Not done by zones. Everything is willy-nilly at boarding in Taiwan. First to board were families with small children (even before first class). Fine, except: There were several families with small children lined up at first. The gate agent was about to board them, then she stopped and went out into the gate's seating area and started grabbing families with teenagers (only) to board with the families with small children. Seriously, she went and got several families that had teens (no kids in the fam under age 10) only, and lined them up behind the fams with smaller kids. What an interesting look on the faces of the first-class passengers waiting in a separate line to board. After boarding the new category of "All Families", first class boarded. Then the masses. Once again, zones were not utilized by gate agents, and we all boarded at the same time, ignoring the zones (front/middle/rear). Once in my seat I could not find a charging outlet, nor a USB outlet. And wifi? I asked the F/A. Her response: "We don't have. Sorry. Its 1 hour 50 minute flight. You are OK." Really! No, sweet woman, YOU will be OK, working. I will have to waste 2 hours not getting something productive done. Entertainment unit on seatback: Waste of time. Even if it worked, the sound requires the old twin-male plugin jack on the armrest. Nobody has one of those in his pocket, and the F/A's never passed any out. I can hear it now, had I asked for one: "1 hour and 50 minute flight. You are OK.""
Pros: "Lovely staff!"
Cons: "Was freezing at times, AC was too high, but otherwise great!"
Pros: "Crews were nice ."
Cons: "Not serving enough water during freight."
Cons: "Some delay in boarding and taking off."
Pros: "Being on a Classic Comfortable Jet Aircraft.. Pleasant surprise... Thanks for the memories."
Cons: "GREAT flight... Textbook.. Perfect Thanks for the beautiful landing..."
Cons: "The websites should be improved that allow users to login."
Cons: "Many changes and mistakes"
Cons: "Too cold on the plane, air is very dry, seats are very uncomfortable. The seats are hard. No cushion. No foot rest."
Pros: "Time management"
Cons: "More information about the terminals"
Pros: "The PAL Pilot and Cabin crew was very attentive and friendly. they showed professionalism to every passengers they have encountered. They were very attentive to the needs of each passenger due to 3 hrs delayed arrival. The food taste really good (Strawberry shortcake + chicken penne with red sauce). The plane is well cleaned."
Cons: "I have experienced 1 hr delay departure + 3 hours waiting inside the plane to land, but it was because of uncontrolled situation (force majuere). but despite of the delay, for me PAL served its finest world class service."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Crew must smile and speak to passengers...poor body language. Waiting for our luggage in the conveyor and give to the guys for them to put a tag for transfer flight to London. If it is connecting flight, passenger should get their luggage in their final airport of destination. Causing delay, because we still have to queve in the immigration. Don't see the point in that."
Cons: "the business class seats were not comfortable, badly designed. also it seems some staff (i think manager) are just sitting around, only one young guy was really doing all the work."
Cons: "The business seat was very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable and fake leather. Staff were surly."
Cons: "It was all good, the crew were very accomodating and keeping us comfortable during the flight. It became uncofortable midflight because of one passenger, named Rachelle Marie Perez Herrera Lim sitting in 54 B started to complain about one female crew. She was unreasonable, unccoperative."
Pros: "Yes crew and plane were ok."
Pros: "great new plane."
Pros: "Take off and landing on time."
Cons: "Very cramped...par for the course."
Pros: "We were finally on time for a change"
Pros: "I love watching all the movies"
Pros: "Why there’s an extra charge if you seat in row 53 below. They put me to row 71."
Pros: "Very nice attendant"
Cons: "Very irresponsible staff"
Pros: "The offer of assistance before I even asked for it; genuine concern"
Pros: "Great on-board service. Also, the food was very good for such a short flight."
Cons: "Inexplicable why the counter staff in Taipei would not begin issuing boarding passes until 4:05PM for a flight that LEAVES at 6:35PM! I was very concerned that the huge line would prevent me from processing through security and make the flight."
Cons: "I late only 2 min but can not fight with them"
Pros: "Legroom is wider than cheap airline, service is better. Ticket price is able to compete with cheap airline. What should a traveler ask more for?"
Pros: "The flght is on time nice plane"
Pros: "It was good value, and landed a little early."
Cons: "No power plug or USB charging port."
Cons: "Mechanical difficulties. 9 pm delayed then new flight next day around 10/11am"
Cons: "No myPal"
Pros: "For a short trip of almost two hours going to and from Taipei, I did not expect to receive such accomodating treatment from PAL. Crews are efficient and helpful."
Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Cons: "Why do we have to buy water? It's just water!"
Cons: "It was fine."
Pros: "Very good cobfort and assistance"
Cons: "Entertainement system was bad, few options, no wifi as indicated before"
Pros: "Ice cream"
Cons: "No monitor"
Pros: "Wide seats."
Cons: "My outbound flight (Manila to Taipei) was rescheduled so I had to make alternative plans. On the day itself, we were told that the flight was cancelled with very little warning. I wasted a total of 8 hours waiting to be put on another flight. They transferred us to the cheaper Cebu Pacific flight that left 5 hours later (at 10 pm!) than the PAL flight. Most horrible flying experience I've ever had in my entire life and I've been flying internationally for almost 20 years. Their customer service is terrible, not transparent and not helpful. They took longer than necessary to rebook people to other flights. Completely horrible. I have another flight booked with PAL that I can no longer cancel, but after that one, never flying them again!"
Pros: "Vegetarian meal - way better than delta"
Cons: "Everything, so I bought a ticket back with Cathay Pacific."
Pros: "Basic airline services were provided"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and we weren't given the reasons for the delay. No apologies were given either."
Cons: "I don't like the the schedule of the flights to Butuan."
Cons: "Budget air because knee space is very tight."
Pros: "Everything went as expected. Good job!"
Cons: "Not applicable."
Cons: "1 hr 45 min for check-in!"
Cons: "Loud and weight restrictions were not goodl"
Pros: "The attitude of the staff was great"
Cons: "Delay. With no info being related"
Pros: "They were on time !"
Cons: "Flight delay."
Cons: "They wouldn’t let us in the plane due to passport expiring within 6 months of travel. That should have been something you should have put out there during the booking process. We’re now not going on vacation and are having a hard time getting anything back from a trip we couldn’t take"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "It was extremely loud the entire trip and after traveling for more than 24 hours beforehand, it was an extremely uncomfortable trip."
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: "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: "Great airplane (787 Dreamliner), comfortable seats, lots of meals, no charge for beer & wine"
Cons: "IMO, the flight attendants should understand better english. It was clear they didn't understand much. I had to claim checked bags and recheck every flight segment. No abilty to reserve seats unless it was more than 72 hours before departing!"
Cons: "Better movies , better vegan food"
Cons: "Too many security points"
Pros: "Crew was amazing. Welcoming, helpful and caroming to passengers needs."
Cons: "Replace worn out seats."
Pros: "Very responsible and kind cabin crew. We were delayed by maybe 8-10 hours because of weather. The crew would have to work all night, but were very kind about the situation."
Cons: "Short flight; so there was no real in-flight entertainment. That's really alright though."
Pros: "yes crew were amazing"
Cons: "ticketing was terrible, id number is totally different from our passport.causing lots of ordeal in check in and security check"
Pros: "Upgraded to business class for free and service was amazing."
Pros: "Almost nothing, this was a terrible flight and experience! The movies were good, that's about it."
Cons: "No online check-in, long waiting at in-person check-in. Rude, inattentive personnel; worst is that every passenger in transit need to go through customs in Xiamen which is terribly complicated. No word about this upon booking or on Xiamen airline's website. Customs in China isn't a nice experience either. Nobody was able to find the right way for check-in, it was a mess. I will never fly again Xiamen Airlines and I recommend to everyone to avoid this airline under any circumstances."
Cons: "Flight got delayed in Xiamen, miss the connecting flight to chongqing."
Pros: "food and service"
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."
Pros: "The flight was fine"
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."
Pros: "The plane was new, the plane was clean, and all the airline hostesses were not 65 years old. Oh and everyone complaining about the visa requirements for China. Bend over a take one for the team like a man just Go to a travel agent in any in China Town. $100 US will get you a bias good for 10 years and it only take a week. Otherwise fly Delta for $1200."
Cons: "Limited selection of English language movies but hey it was a China airline so no bit surprise there."
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."
Cons: "Why is my passport number wrong?"
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: "Nothing. never boarded. Took the train instead."
Cons: "1 hour connection. I missed my flight because the flight out of LAX got delayed."
Cons: "I was very sick and contagious and asked for a single person hotel room for the night before a connecting flight. It was not accommodated. It would have cost extra 100-200 yuan. Then when we asked for the shuttle to the hotel, the security at the departures level meant we could not exit and be picked up. No one could arrange pick up at arrivals. Instead we paid for a taxi ourselves. Poor service and coordination, especially considering I could barely talk and just badly needed a rest."
Cons: "u had to transfer ur luggages even though its the same airline. what a joke? u had to get through numerous security points to get through the airport what the hell?"
Pros: "I liked the price of the trip and free hotel for long transit time."
Cons: "Early arrival in Xiamen (5am) nothing open and no way to exchange money for taxi or food. Eventually found ATM that solved that problem. Wasn't dressed for or expecting the cold weather. Communications were a problem."
Pros: "The flight crew was kind..really hard working.."
Cons: "I was not informed before hand I needed a visa to enter China..Xiamen international airport does not have transit lounge...so leaving on the 6 December from Lax to Xiamen ..I was denied to fly Xiamen so they scrambled last minute an put me on China southern airlines...upon return from Singapore I had to pay for Chinese visa since I was to return through Xiamen...it was a nightmare"
Pros: "Friendly and eager to serve crew"
Cons: "Lack of variety on food choices"
Cons: "Nobody could rearrange any flights for me, zero help!"
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: "Crew working hard. Seat comfort and clean restroom."
Cons: "Awful food. I basically not eating, going hungry."
Cons: "The front dest and customes have horrible attitude! They will ingore you."
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "I missed the connecting flight and was rerouted on a Nov 2, 8:35am China Southern flight from Guangzhou to Manila"
Pros: "Crew and staff are professional and worked well together, fairly efficient"
Cons: "Upon landing, there was a problem with airport customs and immigration which prevented the passengers from leaving the plane. Crew needs to be more proactive with (1) passengers getting up too early and blocking the aisle out of turn. An elder woman was trying to get her bags and exit her row and passengers from behind were not letting her collect and exit. I stopped the rude people from the back who were getting off out of turn. Instructions need to be issued, let people get off the plane in orderly fashion. and (2) crew did not inform passengers what was happening with immigration and customs holdings things up until I hit the service button a few times. Tell the passengers what is going on rather than allow tempers to heat up"
Pros: "787 Dreamliner's hardscape was new and clean. IFE was decent but had some anomalies (can't take off of pause unless you shut off screen, select same movie and resume). Food was fairly decent and plentiful. Think a cheap chinese diner & you've got it."
Cons: "Crew was efficient but can't speak Englsh worth a nickel! While I have a limited ability in Mandarin (think 5yo vocab), the announcements in Engrish was almost as bad as some of the translations in many Chinese products. I pity the people who can't understand ANY Chinese: they could not possibly get most of the announcements. They should really get at least 1 FA that can speak and understand English. The signage in Xiamen (I was transiting from LAX to TPE) was amazingly poor and confusing. You basically stumble from 1 floor to another based on the signage. The airport was actually very large for what appears to be a medium size city."
Pros: "I love the fact that the program that launches the flight were pretty new, but the fact is; everything run like a well oiled machine. From customer service to departure everything went smoothly. Since the flight was brand new not a lot of people knew about they're great deal. I bought a one way ticket to xiamen because I will be working a school teacher. I didn't realized til later on that it's possible for someone with a z visa to receive an extra 23kg check in baggage for free. I contacted the customer service who replied within a day and everything was fixed. Now, I've been travelling a good amount to China and US, so far the food that are good is xiamen airlines. It's healthy, not greasy, and my stomach didn't hurt."
Cons: "For now ? Nothing. It's my first time riding this airline and I would definitely pick this than China southern or eastern airlines. I have been disappointed with them too many times.... food suck, cramped leg space, and an overabundance of delayed and cancelled flights. Need improvement: it would be nice if the flight attendant don't assume every Asian is Chinese. Over and over the flight attendants would suggest food options, snacks, and drinks in chinese. I understand this won't be the first nor would it be the last that someone would mistaken me as a native Chinese speaker. Overall, the whole experience was amazing!"
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."
Pros: "Their price"
Cons: "Delays, delays and more delays. Then cancellations after!!!"
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: "Price, Opportunity to check out a city I never would have visited while on extended layovers"
Cons: "Lack of English or hard to understand English was a bit difficult to navigate sometimes with the airline and airports (especially I the Xiamen airport) - less of an issue for me because I'm pretty easy going and able to figure out things and plan ahead without many questions to airport or airline staff - but this could be difficult for a large amount of Non-Chinese speaking Americans with a less excited and curious outlook on travel :)"
Cons: "As everyone was lining up at the gate to board, a guy came out yelling at everyone is Chinese. I have no idea what he said but it didn't sound good. We sat on the plane for 1.5 hr waiting to depart. An announcement was finally made that there was some kind of issue with air traffic, we ended up almost 2 hrs delayed. The volume on the media device in front of me was not working. The seats were terribly uncomfortable, my butt was hurting after the first hour."
Pros: "Comfortable and friendly"
Cons: "No problems"
Cons: "1) I asked for a window seat so I could see Hong Kong on the air. They put me in the row in front of the wing. No window! 2) Almost constant announcements about seatbelts and electronic devices, not loud enough to actually understand, but just loud enough be annoying. 3) Flight crew go down the aisle with the grace of drunken rugby players. On the return flight I sat on the aisle and got positively battered. I don't work for an airline but I can walk up and down the aisle without touching anyone! 4) The morning meal was a bottle of water, a bruised banana and a piece of bread with what smelled like dog food inside. Revolting. The meal on the way back was ... the same! Give me real food, a snack or nothing at all. It's only an hour flight. 5) On the return flight we sat at the gate for 40 minutes. No explanation or apology. 40 minutes late on a flight that was only an hour... 6) I had to ask for an arrival card as we descended. They could have been given out while we were sitting at the gate doing nothing for 40 minutes. 7) The only "entertainment" was about 15 minutes of commercials. My boss booked this flight for me. I will not fly with them again. They were so incompetent and overmatched, on a flight that was only an hour. I was embarrassed for them."
Pros: "Airline was great, staff was nice and attentive. Entertainment was great although the airline will not let you use your cell phone even on airplane mode. I couldn't listen to a book I had downloaded."
Cons: "Bathrooms needed to be cleaned. Changing flights in China was stressful and confusing. You have to go through immigration and my experience was stressful."
Cons: "The fact that I was not able to get on my flight because I didn't have a visa after I called the airline over a week before my flight to ask about it and they told me I didn't need one. They told me I would get a temporary 72 visa upon arrival in Fuzhou but when I went to check in this was not the case. Now they won't give me any money back for that flight or the one I had to buy to get home. It was their fault I was not on the flight and they won't own up to it. I will never fly with them and I will do my best to let others know that they shouldn't either"
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