Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to China
Qantas Airways, China Eastern and KLM have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to China. Confirm policies on booking site.
LATAM Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to China.
An average direct flight from Australia to China takes 25h 05m, covering a distance of 7994 km. The most popular route is Newcastle - Hangzhou with an average flight time of 29h 15m.
The cheapest ticket to China from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $192 one-way, and $706 round-trip. The most popular route is from Newcastle to Hangzhou and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $768.
Qantas Airways, KLM & Air France fly the most frequently from Australia to China.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Hangzhou (20% of total searches to China). The next most popular destinations are Shanghai (15%) and Changzhou (9%). Searches for flights to Changsha (8%), to Nanchong (7%) and to Guangzhou (5%) are also popular.
You can find several direct flights to China from many of Australia’s major ports. For example, Qantas offers direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane to Shanghai, and China South offers direct flights to Guangzhou. Hainan Airlines flies from Sydney and Melbourne to Beijing. Those flying from Melbourne can also find direct flights to Shenzhen by China Southern, Qingdao by Hainan Airlines, or Chongqing by TianJin Airlines.
Those visiting China with an Australian passport will need to apply for a visa before their trip to China. It is recommended that you apply for your visa at least one month in advance. You will require the application form, a passport photo, proof of round-trip tickets, evidence of your travel itinerary, an invitation letter from the person you are visiting or from the China travel agency you are travelling with, and further documents may be requested. Keep in mind that visas to Tibet are separate.
The best place to stay if you are visiting China to see the Great Wall is Beijing. The most well-preserved parts of the Great Wall are in suburban Beijing, about an hour’s drive from the city centre. These include the Badaling and Mutianyu, the recently renovated Juyonguan, and the wild and overgrown Jiankou. The even more scenic Simatai and Jinshanling sections are still only 2h from the city.
The Terracotta Army is in the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum in Lintong, about 45min from Xi’an in central China. The most efficient way to get there is to fly to the Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (XIY), located about 30min from downtown Xi’an or 1h from the Mausoleum Site Museum. You can catch a bus from the airport to Lintong, and transfer at the bus station for the bus to the Terracotta Warriors.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Breakfast could have been better"
Cons: "Delayed flight for 2 hours, rude staff at the JFK airport and then v choppy flight, delayed even more by waiting for an arrival gate in FLL."
Pros: "The coach seats were larger than seats for domestic flights. The windows were dimmable for optimal lighting."
Cons: "The armrests did not go up all the way, which made it difficult to maximize comfort with my travel partner."
Pros: "3 hour flight and had a meal Several drinks and crew was very attentive Also seats were very comfortable and spaced well"
Cons: "Nothing really other then maybe a better selection of movies but I am not picky Great flight"
Pros: "Flight went well and was on time. 2nd best experience for economy seat."
Pros: "The crew was attentive and service was excellent."
Cons: "At check-in counter in MNL, the JAL agent mistakenly told me that I don't need to claim my bag and re-check at DFW before heading to final destination MEM. Food wasn't as good as previous JAL flights earlier this year and last year. That said, it's still better than other airlines."
Pros: "The crew that checked me and those who were onboard were very helpful and cheerful."
Cons: "Better choices of movies on board."
Pros: "Japan Airlines always, always, always takes such good care of us, especially with the kids. This flight was no exception. I had forgotten to reserve a kid's meal for our kids (don't forget, parents) and they went well out of their way to make sure that the kids had food that they would like."
Cons: "JAL LAX Ground staff. Not helpful."
Pros: "I did upgrade to economy premium which is why the flight was very comfortable. Would not have upgraded except I made a mistake in the currency conversion and thought the upgrade was cheaper than it was."
Cons: "Did not really like the chef's cuisine as opposed to the one on my outward flight to Japan which was excellent."
Pros: "Perfect service, never had a more pleasant and attentive crew"
Cons: "Movies were pretty much still the same as 10 weeks ago. Not possible to sleep in the seat in premium economy right by the toilets and galley. Constant door clattering and toilet flushing. In other cabins the noise wasn't as bad, probably better insulated?"
Pros: "From the food (dinner and lunch), to the spacious seats, to the impressive beverage selection, there is little I would change. The small touches, including coming through the cabin regularly with delicious green tea, made this a wonderful flight."
Pros: "Service was excellent. Premium economy seats well worth the few extra $$."
Cons: "Food was awful. Huge hassle having to clear immigration pick up bags and check in again in Shanghai."
Pros: "As always"
Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very attentive and polite, seats are some of the most comfortable of any airline I've flown (particularly compared to the US domestics), and entertainment is solid (although the English movie selection was not that large). I would definitely recommend JAL to others."
Cons: "The food was not to my liking (i.e., all Japanese style, but not necessarily types that appeal more to Westerners) but it was palatable."
Pros: "Quick efficient boarding. Smooth flight."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, the staff was lovely and accommodating, and the food was delicious."
Cons: "The WiFi was very weak and barely connected to any website. It couldn’t connect to Netflix, but luckily the in-flight movies were okay."
Pros: "Customer service was on point . Thanks Again !"
Pros: "Was spacious due to flight being in the middle of the week and tasty food."
Cons: "Wish there were food. Was hungry after long flight."
Pros: "I liked everything with JAL. Seats are comfortable, good food, excellent service."
Pros: "Premium comfort seats are worth it especially on longer flights; totally recommend. Plum wine is a great add to menu"
Cons: "You need to call to reserve seat. Then was told I could only upgrade at the airport and not on the phone, risking to loose the few available premium comfort seats. Old movies. Poor red wine. Food still just okay."
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Food was fair, not great."
Pros: "Flight was half full so was able to take aisle seat."
Cons: "Fight attendant service was poor. Even getting water for meal, the attendant 'forgets' to bring it."
Cons: "To Osaka was very good. Return flight back to US was mediocre. Flight attendant was forgetful about getting even water even with a half full flight."
Pros: "Superb services!"
Cons: "I don't think there's anything I didn't like during my journey"
Pros: "Same as above"
Pros: "Good service."
Pros: "I feel like I got way more than what I paid for with this airline! The hostesses were super friendly always offering some sort of beverage, the food was tasty (Be careful not to drop noodles on yourself like I did, those bad boys left a little mark). The video selection wasn't huge, but it was definitely adequate with good titles. Maybe I haven't noticed this before in other airlines, but they had new toothbrushes (packaged, not someone's forgotten toothbrush) in the restroom so the poor sap next to me didn't have to smell my stinky breath. Finally, they were quick with boarding! They were very punctual and we took off right when we got on, so nice!"
Cons: "The seats were pretty adequately sized, however, I felt like I couldn't lay back too far or if the the person in front of me did, it made it really difficult to get the seats. Also, I thought it was my headphones, but it happened on a couple of flights with different headphones, but the audio only comes out of one earphone which was slightly annoying... Other than those things, JAL is super solid and I would recommend it to anyone considering them."
Pros: "I have gotten used to long flights on various American airlines where it seems the staff do the minimal amount. Service is so incredibly better on Japan Airlines. Staff respond when you ask for assistance. They smile and work with the passengers. They were actively present almost all the time which was amazing. There is just no, "no," on Japanese Airlines. I loved the media options."
Cons: "It has been a while but the food was not as good as I remembered from way back when, or maybe that was Korean Air? It was, however, hot when it should be hot and cold when it should be cold."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very kind and attentive."
Cons: "A bit hard to get in and out of my seat 8A. But the seat and bed itself were comfortable."
Pros: "The whole price was wonderful I like everything about it"
Cons: "There is nothing to dislike about the flight"
Pros: "Went premium economy for such a long flight- NYC to Tokyo- to Sydney. Seats were great as was crew and everything!"
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "The hospitality of the crew"
Pros: "Good service and selection of movies.Boarding is orderly. Crew very courteous. . We have been flying JAL for a few times and never regret"
Cons: "Boeing 777 is not as attractive as the new 787.e.g. Ambient lighting, cabin noise control etc., are far more superior in the 787"
Pros: "Seats in cos are comfortable and plenty of leg room compare to US airlines. Food selection is very good as well as the service. Flight Attendants were very friendly and attentive. Will fly JAL again!"
Pros: "Food was quite good."
Cons: "They did't speak English even though I am not Japanese. They spoke Japanese to me so, I felt little bit uncomfortable."
Pros: "The crew and service."
Cons: "No entertainment. No snack either."
Pros: "Couldn't ask for anything more than what was offered. Flying is never exactly a pleasant experience, but JAL makes it as painless as possible. Food was excellent and staff were extremely helpful and professional at all times."
Pros: "The service was excellent and the staff friendly. Service was fast and staff friendly."
Cons: "Small leg room."
Pros: "Once I made it through the long line at check in everything went very well. Check in was a bit of a nightmare since Air Busan is shared with Asiana Airlines."
Cons: "I had to stand in line at both Asiana and Air Busan to check in. Made checking in a lot longer than normal."
Pros: "The crew was excellent, constantly checking in with us to make sure we were okay since we don't eat the airline food."
Cons: "While there was more leg room than on most flights, the actual seats were not comfortable enough for a twelve hour flight. This was our ninth trip to Japan, and these were the most uncomfortable seats we've ever had."
Pros: "Entertainment was excellent"
Cons: "I'm an entertainer, very well respected in Hawaii, Japan and the world. and has always traveled JAL. I travel with my guitar and has never had a problem carrying it on board. The staff will usually come a get it and put it in the closet if it didn't fit in the overhead. But I guess recently rules change, and was told I would have to check it in because the closet space is used only for staff and business people. Was told that the 737 was to small for my guitar won't fit overhead. I have taken 737's all my life with Aloha Airlines and told them that my guitar would fit. That gentleman was a JERK! and was'nt very helpful, and told me I couldn't take it on board and I would have to take it to the package store and have them box it up. That spoiled my whole vacation."
Pros: "fine food, the pilot handled a typhoon like a pro"
Pros: "The service, food, entertainment, everything was perfect. Thanks so much"
Pros: "This airline is the most professional I have seen so far. They are extremely accommodating, very helpful, and very attentive. I didn't realize how orderly the Japanese culture is. We took off immediately. The ground crew actually waves bye and bows! No one in the sloppy US does that! They were very professional and juse down right respectful. Food and snacks were served often. Even good coffee!"
Cons: "Food was below standard."
Pros: "The seats were soso. But the crew members were pretty good"
Cons: "They need a bugger plane"
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: "Transfer process is too hassle"
Pros: "Crew was excellent, food good, but seating was extremely tight, and very disappointing after supposedly buying Business class tickets! Ground crew was very understanding, but couldn't do much, as plane was 100% full!"
Cons: "Getting stuffed into tiny Coach seats, after paying a hefty price for Business class seats! The admin infrastructure for China Southern is woefully behind the rest of their competitors in customer service and such! I think we were about to scream if we got one more person who was going to say they wanted to help, but couldn't do anything!"
Pros: "Staff was accommodative"
Cons: "There was on passenger who requested vegitarrian special but air line had no record of it.Air hoist started arguing that they did not have record. I had to intersect that it is not his mistake.It is a miscommunication.please try to solve,and she did. There are a lot of Punjabi passenger but no movie or song for their intertainment.Please if it is all possible!"
Pros: "My first time. It was a fine flight. We liked the food and service and comfortable cabin."
Pros: "I like the part that the check in personnel and flight attendants were courteous and helpful."
Cons: "That I cannot check in online and the seats are prearranged by the airline. I wont be using the agency that book my travels. CSair was hard to contact to confirm the flight."
Pros: "Busines class seats (pods)."
Pros: "Had some last minute changes and had to cancel the flight. Even though the 24 hour cancellation period had long passed, we had no problem getting a full refund from China Southern. The phone waiting time was pretty long, but they were very courteous and helpful. Would use this airline again if anything for their customer service."
Pros: "FOOD ON FLIGHT IS GOOD."
Cons: "DELAYED FLIGHT, IDENTIFIED REASON - BAD WEATHER - A LIE. THERE'S NO BAD WEATHER. MISSED CONNECTING FLIGHT BY 2 HRS. REBOOKED 24 HRS LATER. CUSTOMER SERVICE BELOW AVERAGE. EXAMPLE REBOOKING STAFFS CONFUSED AND NOT CUSTOMER ORIENTED. WAITED FOR HOURS (4 HRS), DRINKING WATER NOT AVAILABLE. LEFT ON OUR OWN GOING THRU IMMIGRATION AREA, AND FINDING ACCOMMODATION COUNTER FOR HOTEL. HOTEL, WORST HOLIDAY INN I'VE EVER BEEN, MOSQUITOS ALL AROUND, FREE 2 ROOMS (#541 & 543) PROVIDED - RM 541 NEVER OPENS DESPITE RESET 2X. VERY VERY POOR WIFI ACCESS - UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE THE OUTSIDE WORLD TO ADVISE DELAY ARRIVAL. SO FRUSTRATING. THANK YOU FOR READING."
Cons: "the meals were not really pleasant to eat"
Pros: "The service has improved a lot than previous years"
Cons: "Sometimes when the passengers asks for something they try to avoid saying it will be served after the meals or something. If someone asking for water, then they must try to serve as soon as possible without giving any excuse."
Cons: "The seatbacks lacked any padding. It was like leaning against a board for several hours."
Pros: "One of crew lady was very rude. Lunch was bed , but movies were great!"
Cons: "Was comfortable flight, didn't late for first time. But disappointed with crew."
Pros: "Flight was cheap"
Cons: "Food was bad Old plane Delayed Terrible boarding processes Crew doesn’t know anything"
Pros: "Everything is ok"
Pros: "Meals and professional cabin crew."
Cons: "Seats and movies are due for an update."
Cons: "Me and many customers on CZ 371 lost our baggages during the transit in Guangzhou. Still no update on lost and found yet."
Pros: "Middle of the night water service."
Cons: "Compact sitting."
Pros: "China Southern was good in most respects."
Cons: "Transfer through Guangzhou was bad, no need for immigration on an international transfer, immigration staff slow and rude."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Foot room is super small, no entertainment and they wouldn't let you use any electronic device."
Pros: "Crew are always good on CS. Ontime pretty much too which is a blessing."
Cons: "Still the quality or food and beverage selection is below the standard of other airlines. Perhaps a small spend increase by the airline on the quality will offer big gains. Entertainment has actually gone backwards. I have been flying this airline for years and it was good ! Not now seats are a little uncomfortable with not much padding."
Cons: "The food is great in business class, great service, really enjoyed it"
Cons: "The movies weren't working. They served one glass of wine. The stewardesses didn't seem to be interested in any issues."
Pros: "Cheap and service was okay"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable They lost my luggage."
Pros: "Friendliness of Crew."
Cons: "Business class seats could do with an update. Entertainment - movie selection could with an update."
Pros: "Business class & price"
Cons: "Service for food. Our whole section was not served dessert."
Cons: "seats didn't recline as much as they should have been able to in the space."
Pros: "Crew is amazing served tirelessly and never lost their smile"
Cons: "No announcement of flight in business lounge nearly missed our flight"
Pros: "Departure on time Clean aircraft Nice and helpful crew Professional pilots"
Cons: "Very limited weight for checked-in & carry-on baggage High rate for excess baggage"
Pros: "The vegetarian meal was tasty this time compared to last time and better than the other airlines I took in the past. The crew was friendly and not abrupt with passengers."
Cons: "It took a long while to get out of the plane in Guangzhou that I thought I'd miss the flight to LA. The plane's aircon was not working while we were boarding and waiting for passengers in Manila where the weather was hot. Fortunately the aircon worked during the flight fr Mla to Guangzhou"
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: "One member of cabin staff made me a cup of black coffee."
Cons: "Massive Delays due to storms. Very real possibility of missed connections. Infrequent updates. Boarded us in Guangzhou and left us on the plane for about 4 hours before even taxiing. Dreadful coffee."
Pros: "Crew was very attentive"
Cons: "Food was fair"
Pros: "The international flight from New York to Guangzhou need more leg room even the upgraded economy was tight with stiff non moving arm rest for a couple wo seat together"
Pros: "Great service for the price. Not a budget carrier but definitely a very competitive price."
Cons: "There are always delays with Southern China. Whether this is their problem or beyond their control I don't know know but it always seems to happen with this airline. Also the transfer in Guangzhou needs improving. They haven't quite mastered customer service outside the airplane. Very little warmth or friendly communication with the ground crew."
Pros: "Crew was really helpful and considerate. Entertainment selections were immense and diverse!!"
Cons: "Seats a bit cramped but I did get Economy so."
Cons: "Lost lagging; no delivery at the door, flight change and delay poor after service.."
Pros: "I ate food"
Cons: "The food was bland, no flavor, inadequate in service. Kept asking for water/soda and took forever and choked at one point"
Pros: "everything else"
Cons: "flight was delayed"
Pros: "One leg of the flight was a dreamliner."
Cons: "Food was the worst I have had in memory. Crew are also the worst I have experienced in memory."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The long flight rather than a straight one"
Cons: "Very bad food."
Cons: "Prior to the flight I could not bring it up online using the confirmation code with the airline or yapta or kayak."
Pros: "The cabin crew were quick to answer all of my requests. Blanket, coffee, coke, water."
Cons: "We had a bulkhead behind us and our seats didn't seem to have the full angle for recline."
Pros: "The food was actually alright, comped hotel was nice"
Cons: "No way to choose seats online. Boarding was a lesson in insanity that looked like a wwf cage match. Plane finally boarded 2 hours late with no info made available concerning connecting flights. Tried to get help with connections during flight, was ignored at least three times by different staff (maybe because of language difficulties) before finally forcing the issue with a steward who WAS VERY helpful. It was as though everybody was afraid of helping. Finally made it to China where we were told that our flight was gone. We were given a nice hotel, but told to come back two hours early for our next flight at 6:30 am. Got up at 3 am to catch 3:50 shuttle, and got to gate at suggested time only to find that the flight was delayed and had been delayed for three days. Finally left at 9:30 and had a good flight to Delhi."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and most spoke some English. They offered drinks throughout the flight and were courteous. Personal TVs were nice."
Cons: "Take off was late. Could not use my cell phone the entire flight even if it was on airplane mode. Absolutely ridiculous as I've never had another airline do this. Why can I use an iPad but not an iPhone? The meal could've been much better. Maybe some other, better snacks instead?"
Pros: "Quick and efficient check-in. Very helpful personnel - I went away to pay my excess baggage and returned to a long line - but, the check-in clerk beckoned me to the front and handed me my boarding pass! Nice!!"
Cons: "Massive lines for security gates......if my flight had not been delayed, I would have missed my flight. I was in the security line for over 90 minutes!"
Pros: "The quick and friendly attention to my request for coffee and a blanket."
Cons: "The online web service is not very user friendly. I did not get an email of my upcoming return flight reminder for web check in. Also, your seat selection process needs to be upgraded. My seats were not shown on my record; so I called and was told that my seats had already been assigned and confirmed. We had 4 checked bags for two passengers. However, they did not transfer all the bags at Guangzhou from Sydney to Incheon. The baggage clerk quickly found the bag and said it would be delivered to Daejeon the next day. We will continue to fly China Southern as much as possible because of the good fares and great service."
Pros: "I really can't think of anything on this flight that stood out. We were delayed to check-in for no reason, and nothing special was done. No entertainment on board."
Cons: "We arrived late into Guangzhou, and had to do the international transfer, and the staff were not much help at all. They did nothing to make sure we made our next flight with them. We literally ran through the airport which wasn't completely necessary. It was the cheapest by a long shot though. Spending the night in the GZ airport on your way to Phnom Phen is not recommended. . . We did that and the GZ airport has windows open to the outside so it's freezing inside."
Pros: "The staff was really nice when I asked for the green tea they make sure you get it"
Cons: "Food need to be improved"
Cons: "They should giving out headphones for business class to use the entertainment system"
Cons: "No entertainment facilities available even in business class"
Cons: "If the assigned seat reclined. I had to Move to a different seat which Worked."
Cons: "Business class in 737 is limited, recline only but seat was spacious and comfortable"
Cons: "Not being cancelled and delayed"
Pros: "Airport, sea side"
Pros: "Comfortable seating map"
Cons: "Food could be improved especially for vegetarians"
Pros: "Cool and excellent service."
Pros: "The MAS stewardess was really nice & helpful"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "All went Well, no delays, good service."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Bigger aircraft"
Pros: "Window seat was good for enjoy very wonderful outside view."
Pros: "The seat was very nice position."
Pros: "cabin crew very friendly and professional"
Cons: "Seats cramped; not enough space, especially for long haul. Provide more space! Earphones didn’t work. Could not enjoy entertainment. Seat would not recline. Slow checking. Not enough counter staff. Check in counter contractor staff inexperienced and held us up for over an hour due to unfamiliar"
Cons: "Flight delay announcement could have been made much earlier"
Pros: "crew provided attentive and excellent service. Good food and beverage."
Cons: "cabin, seats and table cleanliness need to be improved. decline angle of seat and foot rest angle so limit."
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "At least, they let me know the first delay but no further information was given to the 2nd delay. Also, neither the ground not on board staff seemed to be interested in Passagiers. Was a short flight interrupted by diverse visual ads and PRs.."
Pros: "We paid for extra luggage for check in but we were allowed to carry them on board due to the short stopover duration of the connecting flight. Thanks for the much needed flexibility!"
Cons: "This is the second time - once on the way to Kuala Lumpur and on the way back that we boarded late and thus missed my connecting flight. Sadly Cathay and Malaysia air (which was the airline Cathay used for the return leg of this trip refused to help and put me on an earlier flight forcing me to stay an extra 6 hrs at the airport while being sick."
Cons: "Ok flight but so cold on board"
Pros: "food was good and overall good economy class flight"
Cons: "distance between rows seems shorter than other airlines such as Emirates"
Pros: "The cabin crew and this was the only flight that reflects the correct boarding gate on my boarding pass."
Cons: "Tight seating made it less comfortable than normal, and mechanical issues caused some delays."
Cons: "Worst food ever."
Cons: "The crew at the check in counter were generally helpful and courteous, however the staff on the flight we're often short or generally rude; thus continuing the airlines reputation for poor service. The food wasn't great either, but we knew to expect this and brought food purchased from Sydney airport (which was a saving grace)!"
Cons: "We had a 4.5 hour delay due to weather conditions at Heathrow. Although the airline could not avoid this. I feel being kept on the plane for the duration before a 12 hour flight and a further 4 hour connection, was too much."
Pros: "Not enough elbow space between fat passengers"
Cons: "There wasn't a food preference option when booking through kayak."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1.5hours"
Pros: "I like their timely service and cleanliness."
Pros: "Boarding was easy with less passengers."
Cons: "The magazine in my seat pocket was dirty. The seat cushion seemed not clean. There was a greasy spot not cleaned."
Cons: "On both flights, i did not get the seats i had specifically booked..."
Pros: "New aircraft Improved entertainment system More baggage allowance"
Cons: "Tight seat pitch at 30 inches only Poor food"
Pros: "It was a very good flight ."
Pros: "Clean plane. Nice staff"
Pros: "Left and arrived on time. From just the flight point of view, it was correct but traveling now is more than leaving from A in order to arrive to B"
Cons: "I could not select that we wanted a vegetarian menu on the website of this company. The KUL airport is not very big, not many things to do there, very few restaurants. The issue is that if you fly with this company you arrive at KUL. Steward was kind but rough - efficient like a robot... and the headphones are very poor, I could hardly understand what was said when watching the films."
Pros: "The crews are friendly."
Cons: "Foods was not good for my standard. Below average."
Pros: "Cabin crew friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Red snapper was over cooked and rubbery. MH used to have great food. What happened??? IFE system was poor although flight was only over an hour in length - not a major issue."
Pros: "spacious seat at row 5"
Cons: "The fish is merely edible. No IFE available."
Pros: "Flight was full ...so felt cramped. Towards back of plane so only 1 toilet. The Veg pie was slightly warm and unappetising , took 1 bite and left rest. Steward saw this and gave me extra peanuts instead. The brekkie was awfulll, the supposed scrambled eggs was congealed into the shape of the holder and again lukewarm the grilled tomatoe looked washed out....unappetiising...so ate the squahed croissant , yoghurt and fruit. What happened to international food standards . Crew was nice...though if wanted water later on had to get yourself.They didn't come around much offering water before Brekkie. No game option eg Sudoku on Entertainment site. My bag come off carousel more scratched than with other Airlines, so poor handling. Disembarked by stairs at Sydney Airport near Cargo plane area and had bus to Airport. Never had that before on an International flight , so took much longer to get into terminal....last thing you want after a long flight."
Pros: "Seat leg room seemed better than US carriers. Food was not exciting."
Cons: "Cabin crew very n8ce."
Pros: "Nothing in particular."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "The boarding process was a waste of time"
Cons: "I realize not always the fault of the airline themselves but the over 3 hour delay caused me to completely change my plans in KL."
Pros: "The Crew in general was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "The food was disgusting so I didn't eat my second meal and the seats were cramped and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Flight was 30 minutes late with no terminal announcements of the delay."
Pros: "Never never fly with This airline Poor Customer service"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "My tv monitor didn’t work and my wife’s chair wouldn’t stay reclined"
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: "In time"
Cons: "Don’t let customer wait long time for gate after landing"
Cons: "Hope to keep departure on time !!!!!!"
Pros: "The check in boarding pass is not that nice."
Cons: "The boarding pass people need to improve, especially to elderly people."
Pros: "Just good overall. Beats any American carrier (which is not saying too much!)."
Cons: "Was late. But they were very apologetic (not their fault). Seattle port entry is HORRIBLE. I thought China was bad!"
Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "The food vegan Movies"
Cons: "Better movies , better vegan food"
Pros: "Staff attentive but many with limited English skills. Plane well laid out with adequate storage in Business."
Cons: "Food was overcooked but plentiful Fruit selection excellent. More English fluent staff."
Pros: "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."
Cons: "I was charge a terribly high exchange rate for this tickets! Not acceptable at all."
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: "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: "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."
Cons: "They left my luggages at SeaTac. I am at China right now, and I don’t know when they are going send them to me. All my stuff in the luggage now I have buy everything again."
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: "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 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: "Price and flight were great. Communicating was small problem. 5 am arrival nothing open so couldn't change money for food, taxi etc. Finally found an ATM that worked. People used their cell phones to try and communicate."
Cons: "Some obstacles with early morning arrival and communications"
Cons: "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: "entertainment choices were good"
Cons: "They cancelled my ticket I had to purchase my ticket again"
Pros: "Crew are nice and friendly."
Cons: "Not a nice experience for a 5 hour flight. I don't understand the comments people are posting regarding the entertainment, it was just one poor Chinese movie, no choice at all. Food was poor. Seats were old and not at all spacious. Thankfully i had an empty seat next to me. This was just like a regular China domestic flight."
Pros: "Good was pretty good, with snack sandwich between meals. Drinks were offered often."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 40 minutes."
Cons: "I couldn't fly because they said there was NO TRANSIT lounge in the airport and I didn't have a VISA to enter China? Who ever heard of a visa for transit?! My destination was Singapore! I am told I have to get a transit visa in order to return home and for me and my son 350!! For 2 hours transit in an airport??? This is NOT a world class airlines, they make their own rules. I will buy another ticket!!"
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Pros: "I was forced to buy a new ticket home, which made me discover how wonderful Japan Airlines is..."
Cons: "How are these people still in business? The only people answering customer service hotlines were from the main HQ who only spoke Chinese and would immediately transfer callers to a line for “forgeiners” which would just ring awhile and then disconnect. Same thing happened for at least 10 different people stranded by cancelled flights, even had people trying to call for me from the US. A travel agency was able to switch my friends flights, only to be blocked at his gate by an uninformed Xiamen agent saying he needed a visa for his layover in China, ultimately forcing him to buy a whole new ticket. Xiamen never answered, reimbursed, or recitified any of this. On the flight there, flight attendants had attitudes and SMOKED IN AIRPLANE, it STANK like an ashtray!!! And the food was the worst I ever encountered."
Pros: "Crews, food. Also Transfer Lounge in Xiamen is a good place without charge."
Cons: "Boarding because we have to take bus at Xiamen airport.Also, security checks at Xiamen are very complicated."
Pros: "I really liked the space in Business and the priority boardings in Asia. Worth every penny. Food was great. A lil slow on serving alcohol though. Very relaxing trip."
Cons: "Not much. Liked I mentioned, slow on serving the alcohol. You have to push to get a drink."
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: "Crew was excellent"
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: "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: "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: "Service in flight was great ! Meals were surprisingly tast and the seatback entertainment was well equipped for the 13 hour journey"
Cons: "Since the airline is so small, they don't schedule agents for check-in prior to a couple hours before boarding. That was a bit frustrating when we wanted to be at the gate early."
Pros: "In-flight service were adequate. Not much offer for alcoholic beverages. Staff not much English speaking."
Cons: "Xiamen is very bad for transit passenger. 3 immigration check points 3 security baggage checks Has to pick up boarding pass with long lines. Cannot reserve seat on line."
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."
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."
Cons: "Was just a bit warm"
Pros: "Comfortable and friendly"
Cons: "No problems"
Pros: "Boarded early."
Cons: "Smaller plane so not much room to move around. No individual entertainment system."
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."
Pros: "Great crew in business class!"
Cons: "Wifi was terrible, entertainment is below average and angle seats for a 12 hour flight is sub par. The food was so so"
Pros: "some of the meals were tasty."
Cons: "No WiFi on the flight back, poor entertainment choices, overall an uncomfortable flight experience."
Cons: "Flight delay was a pain from LAX to Nanjing."
Pros: "Everything was normal, nothing amazing"
Cons: "Food, the didn’t have vegetarian options and everything was in chinese"
Pros: "Plane was good (Economy class)"
Cons: "The food was uninspiring, to say the least."
Cons: "Got to China. And for some reason they were not handing out 24 hour visas to anyone that morning. Have a 19 hour connection and not allowed to leave the airport. Asked the airline to change the flight so the wait would be significantly less. Very rude China Eastern staff who yelled instead of trying"
Pros: "Very attentive crew and excellent food!"
Pros: "Front cabin business class"
Cons: "Aircraft not clean, very filthy, food very poor, entertainment almost non-existent"
Cons: "I didn't get notification that this flight was cancelled. I had to call the airlines to help me book a flight back to HK International. What happened?"
Pros: "Temperature on the plane was finally right. Food service was quick."
Cons: "Food options not as good as flight over from the states."
Pros: "Boarding was fast and efficient. Flight was on time leaving and arriving. Meal service was efficient."
Cons: "Crew wasn't rude but wasn't overly friendly. They seemed responsive. A bit stingy on the drinks (I only had water and each time got only 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup). We pre-ordered vegetarian meals and they did supply them, but they got the orders wrong (we ordered different types of meals and only got one type). The biggest issue is the layover. China Eastern does not supply a hotel for long layovers. We applied from their website beforehand, but they canceled the hotel program. They did supply vouchers for food which was nice, but in Terminal 1 there is no resting lounge to lie down or clean up in, except for the VIP lounges which we didn't have access to."
Cons: "staffs are rude, unfriendly"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "the boarding process"
Pros: "Nice new airframe, for what that's worth. Staff are attentive, friendly."
Cons: "Atrocious legroom & my legs are NOT long; like being in a stress position entire haul. BRUTAL. Flown many airlines to SEA, this was so bad it shocked me. The food (every 'meal' was poor, gross all-around but the "bacon & eggs" ....the egg didn't taste like real egg, bacon left raw. Inedible. The one exception was the chicken breast, that was actually a good standard... but they never have enough for everyone, and the rest of the meal was inedible. Almost no snacks offered, variety of drinks non-existent."
Pros: "the crew were fantastic thank you"
Pros: "Clean, comfortable and ahead ov time"
Cons: "Way too many announcements. Many were not comprehendible. Gate changes were not announced and continuously kept happening with China eastern airline. They were not efficient with bag storage because people’s bags were all ending up in different aisles."
Pros: "Good movies, food excellent, service great"
Cons: "We stopped in NAO (Nanchong) for about an hour and it was quite a sketch experience."
Pros: "Can’t think of a thing !"
Cons: "Entertainment sound system is bad, must be bad quality headphone. Toilet is not enough for eco class, crew also hardly try to keep them clean and fresh."
Pros: "It saves so much time getting to Toowoomba. The flight crew are friendly and you get a complimentary snack pack and drinks - unlike so many domestic flights these days. It's rarely full so you can normally get a row to yourself if traveling alone."
Cons: "The seats aren't the most comfortable - but no airline really is. It's a small plane so it is extra noisy. If you have noise cancelling headphones, wear them! It will make such a difference."
Cons: "Boarding time delayed by an hour. Take-off delayed by an additional hour on top of that previous hour. Mediocre food. No usage of ANY electronic device - even in flight mode. Strange. PA announcements contradicted flight attendants messages. They didn't understand. Crew's English was pretty low, but they were nice. Airport in China (immigration) was uugh... I can't."
Pros: "Boarding was instant. The plane wasn't full, so many people moved seats and sat comfortably. The plane was modern, with comfortable seats, and tv screens on the seats."
Cons: "The only minor drawback was the food wasn't awesome. But good flight anyway."
Pros: "Don’t expect to be treated too well, it’s no bad but let’s face it Chinese service customer is just okay"
Cons: "There was only one meal, not very special."
Pros: "Entertainment was good most of the time with screens available in most flights. Good was alright nothing special ore bad."
Cons: "Crew was not too attentive."
Pros: "Very polite services from crew. The food served are well above US based airlines. Punctual and comfortable. Will fly again."
Cons: "On line information checking and updating. No on Line check in services."
Pros: "Food was decent, blanket/pillow"
Cons: "Seats were tiny and older (no adjustable headrest), no personal TV, food was just ok, had to fight thru crowd to to my seat. No order."
Pros: "Comfortable enough flight. Crew was okay."
Cons: "Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?!"
Pros: "Didn't fly to Sydney actually, we missed our connecting flight to Sydney and thought all was lost. Until the travel desk woman for Shanghai and China Eastern came to our aid! It was a lost cause, but 3 1/2 hrs after landing we found ourselves with a new and quicker way actually, to Melbourne and then to our destination of Christchurch! I wished I knew the woman's name at the desk, she was patient and looked for every way to help us, even with a language barrier present. Thank you again."
Cons: "Nothing nothinf"
Pros: "Definitely one of the best airline travel experiences of my life."
Cons: "The food has room for improvement but was decent."
Cons: "Everything! The customer service was terrible and cold. Non refundable tickets should state in huge red writing that they are non refundable!!!"
Pros: "I liked the variety of movies to watch"
Cons: "Couldn’t use our phone the entire time. I wasn’t able to watch any of my Netflix shows that I downloaded."
Pros: "Flight was cheap, on time, and uneventful. Entertainment options were decent."
Cons: "Both our outbound and inbound flights were rescheduled, causing us to lose 2 full days of our 12-day vacation. Because we booked through vayama, we couldn't manage the booking on the CEAIR website or take advantage of the free layover hotel. My partner and I were seated separately."
Pros: "The fact that I did eventually get to my destination in one piece."
Cons: "Being delayed over 8 hours and offered nothing in the way of compensation despite asking."
Cons: "They rescheduled my flight by 14 hrs and did not inform me. I reached airport at night and there was no staff present. I was told by another airline's staff that China Eastern staff will come in the morning. Due to this I lost a whole day of work & salary."
Pros: "Good inflight movies but not good earbuds (try headphones). Some flight attendants very friendly even when having difficulty with English. Liberal baggage allowance--thank you! Good checkin experience but should ask if frequent flier miles."
Cons: "Always late--this time only 4 hours; last time 12 hours--so maybe getting better. Little or no communication with passengers while waiting hours for plane. Cabin manager very curt and unfriendly. Food not very tasty. Snacks and beverages at points during flight would help."
Cons: "My luggage from SFO (via HKG) was not loaded in HKG on the same flight and arrived the next day. They don't forward it to my hotel in Shanghai, do I had to head down back to the Hangzhou airport to pick it up and take the train back to Shanghai. No apologies from the airline ever."
Pros: "Cheap flight for international travel makes it a great value."
Cons: "The crew spoke very little English and most passengers are Chinese and very rude and selfish."
Pros: "The seat was clean, comfortable, and had enough space that I was not crowded by those around me. The staff were pleasant, helpful, etc., etc.. from the checkin to getting off the flight."
Cons: "It was less than two hr flight, but the cold half hot dog they served for the meal left a little to be desired."
Pros: "Caniin crew was pleasant although I can't understand why windows are shuttered for the whole flight. I felt like I was breaking rules opening my window."
Cons: "Not sure why we were boarded when we sat for 2 hours on the Tarmac. Adding 2 more hours on an already long and cramped flight was not pleasant. This happened on my initial flight out of Shanghai as well."
Cons: "My "flight 6790" wasn't a flight but actually a bus. It was over 100 miles to Shanghai and we didn't know this until we got to the airport. We almost weren't able to get our luggage because we didn't have a plane ticket for our next flight yet. The attendant at the bus stop said there was no bus that goes there. So we asked for the train, she said there was no train that goes there either. "So HOW do I get to Shanghai to catch this next flight then?" I asked. And she said she didn't know. Nobody would help us and everyone was being rude. We ended up having to spend $100 for 2 of us to take a cab to the next airport an hour away to catch our next flight. We weren't the only ones in the same situation, there were 7 of us total trying to find transportation to the next airport. Between the 2 cabs it cost us $400 just to get to Shanghai to catch our next flight. Shanghai airport personnel were perplexed at why they would send us to Hangzhou China and then tell us our next flight is an hour away in Shanghai. The air crew members were very friendly and accommodating but the airport staff were horrible, and whoever scheduled those flights like that.......I mean come on, seriously? It said FLIGHT 6790, not bus. If we knew that we would have booked a different flight, and we were misled into not doing so."
Pros: "I was lucky enough to travel on the 777-300 new config business. Pyjamas to boot, never had those in biz class before. Hats off to China Eastern, exceeded my expectations and beat the competition. Gutted my flight is with Lufthansa from Shanghai to Frankfurt. Will definitely be looking to fly with them again. Can't comment on economy as didn't get chance to look around."
Cons: "The crew was rude. My boyfriend and I felt discrimated against as we were not Asian. Multiple people must have been smoking in the bathroom because the plane smelt of cigarette smoke the entire flight to Shanghai. I am actually appalled."
Pros: "Overall for price and everything was good; not bad at all. Flying time, maitaining on time arrival and departure was notable. But as you would expect it was crowded :) not too noisy or anything just that u feel more crowded in china and similar places i guess. They should definitely "beef"-up the vegetarian options as the food was pretty average. :)"
Cons: "there wasnt anything particularly annoying or to be disliked"
Pros: "Basic flight. On time performance."
Cons: "Old plane, no entertainment on seat, basic food - hardly eatable."
Cons: "Just the passengers continuing on to Hangzhou were told to wait on the plane. Then after all the other passengers left, we were told to get off as well. Then we were told to stand and wait for at least 20 minutes, then routed through the airport to join the first group of passengers on the plane to go through immigration, where one of the immigration officers was yelling out us. Then we had to wait at least another 20 minutes before we were led to the check-in counter where we each person needed to get new boarding passes. This process took at least a half hour. Then we had to re-enter the regular security line to reboard our flight. When we landed in Hangzhou, this process was essentially repeated, except that this time we collected our checked bags and went through customs before having to go to the check-in counter, again, get a new boarding pass, again, and then go through regular security to continue the remaining leg of my flight. I've never seen such an inefficient transit procedure in my life!"
Pros: "Food service was regular. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "I am not sure about the policy on using electronics in airplane mode. Some people were using them in plain view of the flight attendants. When I took out my phone to share photographs with my seat mate, the flight attendant told me to put it away. When I asked about the policy, he just told me to put it away again. Flight attendants seem to have very limited English skills."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable and cheap."
Cons: "Shanghai International Airport is the main hub for China Eastern and it is not a good airport. The air conditioning sucked and the staff couldn't speak English."
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