Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Toronto to Shenzhen
|September||Best time to beat the crowds (25% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (44% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|C$ 995||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
|C$ 591||or less|
Good deal one-way
|C$ 515||or less|
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 19h 15m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (C$ 918) and China Southern (C$ 2,652), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines (C$ 1,973) and Air Canada (C$ 2,148).
When flying out of Toronto you will be using one of these airports: Toronto Pearson Intl. You will be landing at Shenzhen, also known as Shenzhen Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The only thing I liked is the fact that I arrived safely at my destination."
Cons: "I did not like the three house delay in Toronto. And, of course, we were always told, it will be just a few more minutes each time so for three hours we were stuck, milling around @ the gate.....well actually between two gates because they kept changing gates.......waiting for the flight. If I'd know it was going to be 3 hours, I would have maybe gotten some food and wandered away to find a place that had a spot to sit. Instead, standing on one foot and then the other, hungry for three house while Air Canada got their #@%*# together and found a plane that actually functioned appropriately."
Cons: "They could have rushed more to get us off the ground quicker."
Pros: "Arriving early Leaving on time"
Cons: "Again flight delayed 4+ hours yet no email notifications whatsover"
Cons: "Fixed arm rest - could not raise up"
Cons: "First leg cancelled after we sat on plane for two hours. Missed connection, arrived 24 hours late. Air Canada provided excellent hotel and meal vouchers, however"
Pros: "Clean and new airplane"
Cons: "boarding process missing baggages unfriendly crews"
Pros: "The price could not be beat and the leg room was decent."
Cons: "Food was pretty sad and we could not hook up out iPad to the entertainment options because we didn't download an app beforehand."
Cons: "the meal served was overcooked, tasteless. The quality of the cutlery was poor even the wrapping was so poor. I travel internationally twice or three four times a year but this was my worst experience as far as the foood was concerned."
Pros: "Everyone was super polite"
Cons: "gate assignment kept changing so i bounced through the airport more than i would have liked to since i was trying to get some work done between flights. in addition, the final gate assignment was tight to say the least; people were literally sitting on the floor next to the moving walkway. this isn't an Air Canada problem it's a Pearson problem and made the experience less than pleasant."
Pros: "The crew was nice and the flight was fairly comfortable."
Cons: "The entertainment selection was terrible. There needs to be a wider selection of movies."
Pros: "No delays nice flight"
Cons: "I was very unhappy at check in area, long queue to check in then at the baggage area I was told by a staff member to put the baggage onto the scales then lift it onto the conveyer belt I am a 74 year old senior and I had great difficulty doing this and I was very annoyed as the staff member watched me struggle but did not offer to help. A kind passanger assisted me. This was even more annoying as I had to pay $25:00 + tax for my case."
Cons: "As every other international flight I've been on has included a lot of food/wine/beer, this was a big disappointment for two long flights. In addition there were no in flight screens. I had a laptop but it is inconvenient to have that out while trying to do things in a small space. The chairs were also really uncomfortable, more than usual."
Cons: "Confusion at every airline because air canaduh forgot to release funds to other lines."
Pros: "Crew was very kind and courteous."
Cons: "Air Rouge app is awful. I'm fairly certain there are 11 year olds designing better apps on their parents PCs. Very slow, a lot of stopping, poor control over music and movie. Also, a piece of overly sweet banana bread does not a continental breakfast make."
Pros: "The crew was friendly."
Cons: "The crew did not cater to the passengers. Every international flight I've been on, the crew members always ask if we want more snacks or drinks. I was never approached. Also, I asked for an extra blanket and was told no."
Cons: "Some crew members were not always kind."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth and the crew was wonderful!"
Cons: "Air Canada changed my seat assignment at the gate. I had chosen a window-seat, but they switched me to a center seat. Also, there is no free in-flight entertainment if you don't have your own tablet/smartphone (neither of which I have). You can rent i-pads. I wish I had known that before flying."
Pros: "Great food and they gave us blankets and even free wine with dinner! I was also able to watch to new movies!"
Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "Food choices"
Pros: "They've replaced the ridiculous entertainment system with a much better one."
Cons: "Unwise cost-saving efforts in the Vancouver Maple Leaf Lounge - obscure magazines only, croissants/pastries replaced with a loaf of bread, etc."
Pros: "Flight went as scheduled"
Cons: "Boarding pass said no meals so I bought very expensive sandwiches in the airport and then they served meals on the plane"
Pros: "Great crew. Gracious and helpful."
Cons: "Kayak was a nightmare to work with."
Cons: "The fight itself was fine. Not great. Not terrible. But the airline lost my son's suitcase and has been entirely unhelpful ever since then. Now we have been stuck in a foreign country without clothes and toiletries for 36 hours and Air Canada's "helpline" has been anything but helpful. They can not find any information on the location of the suitcase and hope that they will find it in another 48 hours. Rediculous!! I will never fly them again and suggest that you save your money, effort and vacation by flying with another airline."
Pros: "The 787 was amazing."
Cons: "I had to take two different flights connecting through London Heathrow to make this leg of the journey."
Pros: "Food tasted good"
Cons: "How close together the seats were."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!!!!"
Cons: "You need to tell people what to expect on Air Canada Rogue - NEVER AGAIN!!"
Pros: "Smooth flight and competent, friendly crew."
Cons: "No TVs and limited movie selection."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "did not get my choice of meal Crew not accommodating"
Pros: "It was better fright than expected. We didn't enough time to enjoy Canada airport . We made a onetime fright but took long wait at customs."
Cons: "Was a bit of a pain when I wanted to simply get off the plane in Geneva since it would be shorter, but then the plane was late, but that can't be helped"
Pros: "Smooth boarding, friendly crew, pillow and blanket both serviceable. Food was a little better than I expected for economy."
Cons: "Baggage handling ripped handle clean off new suitcase, both ends. Delays in departures from Dublin led to us using stairs off of plane on tarmac. Entertainment mostly dependent on app you can't download on plane if you're using wi-fi."
Pros: "The extremely unempathetic Toronto Air Canada customer service agent was a particularly fond memory from my trip."
Cons: "After weather forced us to miss our flight to Delhi from Toronto (understandable), Air Canada booked us on an AC flight to London and then an Air India flight to Delhi from London. In Toronto they told us that we couldnt get our bags because they were in storage, but that they would be on the plane to London and then to Delhi. Upon arriving in London, Air India told us that Air Canada never booked us on their flight to Delhi - that neither of our names were on their manifest. Air India was helpful in getting Air Canada's mistake fixed. Upon arriving in India, my partners bag was nowhere to be found. It would be logical to assume that his bag was in London and never made the imaginary flight Air Canada booked us on. However, even though our bags sat in Air Canada storage for 24 hours, his bag was never even loaded onto our flight to London. He didn't receive his bag until 6 days into our trip, causing all of us to miss out on multiple experiences, including the ability to leave Delhi because of our need to get his bag and multiple missed and promised deadlines from the airline."
Pros: "Air Canada provided accommodations for me when I was informed about my removal from my connecting flight."
Cons: "I didn't enjoy the sassy customer service representative who "assisted" me in redirecting me for the next possible flight to India. She booked me for a flight to London and told me that I was also confirmed for an Air India flight from London to Delhi. This "confirmation" was false after checking in with Air India. There was no entry of me being registered for the flight. Luckily, there were enough seats to make my accommodation. The looming concern that followed was that my bag was clearly not going to be in Delhi once I arrived to my destination. This then became my reality and had to deal with not having my luggage for 6 days in India. There was blatant disregard between both airlines in trying to deliver my bag to me. They both blamed each other and refused to claim responsibility. With both refusing to claim fault, I had to fend for myself and pay for clothes and other necessities. Hands down, the WORST experience I've ever endured while traveling with any airline. I vow to never fly Air Canada and Air India ever again."
Pros: "The flight being only an hour and a half."
Cons: "No entertainment, no coffee, and the flight attendant looked like she was over it."
Pros: "Air staff were somewhat pleasant."
Cons: "Plane (767-300) is so old you have to use their app on your own device to watch movies. Plane is so long it takes forever for even simple beverage service to get to you, blocking aisles for hours while various carts are dragged about. Servings were mean, you could only get the can of soda if you begged, refills were also slim, and ice was a cube, maybe two. At one point I was so dry I had to page air staff to ask for more water (and I Never do that!). Food was mediocre at best. Landing, plane shook so hard I thought it would come apart! Planes like this need to be retired FAST. Last time I will fly this equipment. I'm literally going to pay all those ridiculous fees to change my return flight. Hated this exhausting, inconvenient, unpleasant and entirely too expensive experience. Don't fly Air Canada overseas!!"
Pros: "It was a pleasant experience , the whole travel"
Pros: "One of the stewardess is really cute and she speaks French"
Cons: "The cabinet temperature is ridiculously low and they only offer a thin blanket"
Pros: "Leg room was sufficient"
Cons: "Touchscreen monitors were not the best."
Pros: "Toronto->Shanghai Good In general it was a good flight considering how long (14 hours) it was. The new entertainment system has a lot of features and movies. It also has chat to other passengers which is useful when travelling with a group sitting in different areas."
Cons: "Bad Long flight but that is the way it is. The fight map froze on my entertainment system about 1/2 through the flight so the map was useless after that. One side of my earphones also went dead. My wife wanted something better then hot noodles in a cup for the middle meal."
Pros: "Comfortable seats with great entertainment options. The flight attendants were especially wonderful. They were always smiling and good conversationalists."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed and there wasn't really any organization. A flight to Beijing was boarding at the same time at the gate right next to ours and passengers were getting mixed up, causing longer boarding. Some better signage or direction from staff would have been appreciated."
Pros: "The entertainment was great though the sound quality was lacking. The movies with subtitles were better."
Cons: "The did was pretty dire. Cup of noodles was not a good lunch at all and they ran out of the breakfast and lunch options."
Pros: "Good fight and crew was very good."
Pros: "Very nice crew - something I have learned to appreciate over the years."
Cons: "Chairs were small and I was uncomfortable. Food wasn't good."
Pros: "The agent was able to seat is together from the pronating point through to our destination."
Cons: "Everything was explained"
Pros: "Nice for a long flight - attendants and entertainment was as nice as possible"
Cons: "What else can be said for airline food that has been left untold"
Cons: "Baggage Claim"
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."
Cons: "Terrible meal. Beef is tough. You cannot chew If off. Worst ever that I have ever had."
Pros: "as expected"
Pros: "The food was excellent for airline food. The crew were very nice."
Cons: "I couldn't get the wifi at Beijing Capital Airport to work with my American computer no matter what I did..."
Pros: "Crew was very attentive."
Cons: "Timing, the connection timing was bad, I missed my connection to Calgary"
Pros: "The crew was great! The seat is okey!"
Cons: "My honest opinion was about foods they have choices like chicken and fish. But sometimes they might don’t have enough chicken or something cause some people don’t eat fish either like me. Or they’re allergic to fish. But still eat some of the foods except for the fish. Sorry about that."
Cons: "Flight delayed, Missed connecting flight Not good response from ground crew members"
Cons: "Cabin crew doesn’t speak much English. Food isn’t great but what airplane food is?"
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: "Food was good."
Cons: "The seats were too narrow."
Pros: "I'm happy that CZ retains 777-300ER economy seating 3x3x3. This makes for confortable seating and space on a long haul flight. I ordered special meals and they always get it right."
Cons: "It would be nice if inflight floated more frequently during these long flights. I'm disappointed that there is not more control during main cabin boarding. They have the stancions and signage available to help avoid the crush and provide some order with groups by row numbers and enforcing it."
Pros: "China Southern's people in Guangzhou are helpful and attentive. The boarding process goes as well as it can when boarding a plane that seats over 500 people. I enjoy flying on the upper deck of the A380. Even though the entertainment system went out late in the flight, it couldn't overcome the helpfulness, and friendliness of the flight attendants. China Southern's flight attendants are the best in the world."
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: "Nice aircraft noise level low Entertainment good"
Cons: "Unable to use Mobil check- in asked at ticket counter for a forward seat next to exit doors because I am a tall person over 6’3 ended up with a middle seat was rushed to catch connecting flight drink service slow food is a hit or miss"
Cons: "Flight was late. Disembarked at the China Southern repair building. Miles from the terminal"
Pros: "Everything very average"
Cons: "If you ever need customer service, they are the worst in the business"
Cons: "Too crowded"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "In business, food was unedible !!!! Flight attendants can’t speak English. They still using bus to transfer you from airplane to terminal witch take lots of time . Then u have a layover in Guangzhou China. They still working on internet service and only one place to eat really bad food . I highly recommend to bring your food with you. And to make everything just great I never received my luggage. Of course you try to call customer service. Guess what no one is available"
Pros: "Stewardess and stewards work"
Cons: "My seat"
Cons: "2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it"
Pros: "Didn't know what to expect. Terminals beautiful and new in Xi'an and Chengdu. Check-in super easy. Flight was great, attendants very professional. This is what we should aim for in the US. Metro from Chengdu airport to downtown was a dream."
Pros: "Did not get online seat selection and online check in. Not satify at all with customer service over the phone."
Pros: "regular meals, decent inflight programming"
Cons: "Service can be very erratic. On both long-haul CSA flights I took, attendants spoke poor English, which was surprising given the route. This is a perfectly OK airline for the price. You get what you pay for, in a way. But if anything drifts from the original plan, you're screwed. On Thurs Jan 4 we were diverted to Chicago due to bad weather. CSA has ZERO ground presence at Ohare. They gave us poorly-worded, vague instructions while still on board the aircraft for how to proceed once we disembarked-- and then their crew went off to hotels and rested, while most of the passengers stood stranded and confused in the airport terminal with NO assistance whatsoever. We were NEVER formally told when to reboard, or when our flight might take off again for JFK. We were NEVER told what kind of arrangements would be available for passengers to rest and recover-- and we landed around midnight, mind you. Passengers shared info with one another that they gleaned from 3rd party websites-- we all helped each other out, because CSA was useless. I recognize that it was an unusual situation due to extreme weather but it was indicative of the kind of customer service one can expect. Which is, not much."
Pros: "Basically I didn’t like much. Food was terrible, individual tv entertainment wasn’t available on my return flight A330."
Cons: "Food , tv, many hours of waiting for boarding"
Pros: "The entertainment was good, food was great, crew was friendly, and the travelers were actually really awesome, quiet, disciplined. Loved the flight."
Cons: "I had booked the free hotel for when you have more than 8 hours on the layover. I got to the airport to find that because I didn’t have a US passport, I couldn’t take advantage of the hotel, although my wife who is American, could have chosen to. So we stayed for 9 hours in the airport, and then boarded another 10 hour flight to NZ. It would have been useful to know the limitations, and maybe even get some kind of voucher for food or a lounge from the airline since they could have told me about the passport restrictions."
Cons: "The food is great in business class, great service, really enjoyed it"
Pros: "The arrival was on time. The aeroplane landed very smooth. Luggages arrive the terminal in very short time. Overall this was a comfortable trip."
Cons: "There was no entertainment on the plane. May be this was a short distance trip. On arrival, we needed to take connection bus from the aeroplane to the terminal and wasted us some time."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Food was mediocre."
Pros: "The crew was exceptionally attentive. The plane is comfortable and all staff professional and polite."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic but once on plane it went smoothly/"
Pros: "The staff were always very helpful and courteous."
Cons: "My television screen kept malfunctioning. It didn't prohibit entertainment, but it was annoying. It was a bit too cold on the flight."
Pros: "The onboard staff was polite and helpful, but inexperienced at dealing with unruly passengers. On flight departure (rarity in the PRC)"
Cons: "The food was something you can get on the average street corner in Shanghai for about 1.00 USD. I understand costs are important, but a steamed piece of bread and a foil packet of pickled vegetables is a bit of a stretch. The gate agents were less than helpful. I usually get an upgrade with my Delta status on partner airlines. Nope, not on this flight. I requested it and they said it is not possible on China Southern. I showed them my boarding pass from less than 48 hrs before on the same airline... they looked bewildered. Boarding was the usual "every man for himself". Zones? Classes? Awards members? Not in Shenzhen..."
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."
Cons: "3 hour delay"
Pros: "The Cabin was clean, seats were new, usb charging port was a nice touch."
Cons: "The food was really poor."
Pros: "Great seat on A330, very long. Staff super attentive in Biz, but then it was a quiet flight. IFE ok without being great, same for Food."
Pros: "Because of our 8-hour layover in Guangzhou, China Southern gave us a free hotel room 30 minutes from the airport, which included a free buffet breakfast. The bus to the hotel was also complementary. Also, they fed us twice on the trip from LAX, and once more on the flight to Hanoi."
Cons: "The food was okay but could be improved. Also, the online check-in system for our flight from LAX was unavailable."
Pros: "Service was ok. Overall experience was ok"
Cons: "Although ticketed travel said 1 layover. We also had a transfer which was not explained properly in wuhan. On my trip to hcmc I had to stay a night with out food or water"
Cons: "The plane was very old"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The long flight rather than a straight one"
Cons: "The WORSE check in service EVER./ Rude, arrogant and ignorant."
Cons: "The flight over wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great. Food was strange, and I'm not a picky eater. Service was poor, and flight attendants don't speak much english. There were no power outlets for a 15 hour flight, which was stated when we booked with this airline."
Cons: "Prior to the flight I could not bring it up online using the confirmation code with the airline or yapta or kayak."
Pros: "Not a big fan of most of the Chinese airlines, but CZ is really quite decent. They are usually on time and things tend to work out. No complaints on this flight."
Cons: "Food, English skills of the crew, unruly behavior of some of the passengers not controlled by the crew. Nothing that was unexpected"
Pros: "all good"
Cons: "no worries"
Pros: "I was traveling business, the crew were so helpful, it's 1 to 1 individual service. The seats were so comfortable and lots of room. Food is fantastic, lounge is very good, good food and drinks. Their price is quite reasonable, makes this trip worth every cent of it! Love it and I will travel with them in future."
Pros: "Crew very nice and helpful"
Cons: "Entertainment less chooces"
Pros: "The entertainment was good. The movies were new and fun."
Cons: "When I checked into our flight in Thailand, I requested three connecting seats because I want to take care of my 74 year old father and 66 year old mother. The guy at the check in counter told me that he had arranged three connecting seats for us. However, when we were boarding, we realized that my 74 years old dad was connected to my mom and I! Lucky there were some empty seats and the flight attendants kindly agreed to let us sit together after my dad spoke to one of them."
Pros: "On time and great service!"
Cons: "meal was just OK"
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