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The cheapest airline ticket to Shanghai from Australia in the last 72 hours was $1,228 one-way, and $1,514 round-trip on the route from Sydney to Shanghai. The most popular route is from Sydney to Shanghai and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,514 round-trip.
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport is 15 kilometres from the centre of Shanghai. View on map.
There are 10 bus lines from Hongqiao Airport to Shanghai city centre (bus routes 807, 176, 806, 941, Airport Line 1, CBD Ring Line 1, Minhang Line 18, Hongqiao Hub Line 4, Hongqiao Hub Line 9, and Night Line 316). Bus fares cost about ¥ 1–30 (about A$ 0.21–6.00) depending on the journey and operate every 10 to 40min.
Travellers can use the metro (Line 10 or Line 2) at Hongqiao Airport to travel to and from Shanghai city centre. The journey takes about 45min depending on your destination. Metro Line 10 stops at both terminals and operates every day of the week from 05:25 to 22:25 (Sunday to Thursday) and 05:25 to 23:50 (Friday to Saturday). Metro Line 2 only stops at Terminal 2 and operates between 06:00 and 22:00 from the airport. Fares vary between ¥ 3–9 (A$ 0.60–1.90).
Renting a car at Hongqiao Airport can be a good way to see Shanghai. In order to rent a car in China, it is compulsory to present a valid Chinese Driver License. Non-Chinese visitors often rent a car along with a driver.
There are several airport and Airline lounges available at Hongqiao Airport. Find these inside both terminals. Open hours vary but lounges usually cater to passengers between about 05:30 and 22:00. Most lounges offer services like food and beverages, newspapers and magazines, among others. For pay-to-use lounges, prices start from about ¥ 170 (A$ 35).
For uninterrupted sleep and privacy, there are several airport hotels nearby Hongqiao Airport, easily accessible by walking or shuttle bus service. For instance, Shanghai International Airport Hotel (5min walk from Terminal 1), Argyle International Airport Hotel (5min walk from Terminal 1), and Boyue Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Hotel (located inside Terminal 2). Day rooms are even offered at some hotels for prices of about ¥ 150 (about A$ 30) per 2h.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "From Baiyun (CAN) to SFO, the lunch - rice and stir-fry beef.The beef is the lousy part, which you cannot chew off. The airline staff probably never ate these meals. They do not know. Just check the leftover from the box and you will see - no one finishes the beef dish. It’s the worst in-flight meal"
Cons: "Boarding by bus .... on time but departure delayed 45 mins ... I guess typical for China ..."
Pros: "The crew was very kind and the staff made sure I had an isle seat as well as an exit row because I am quite tall. The check-in process and support was excellent. I would highly recommend this flight line to anyone needing to travel through China."
Cons: "The individual seats did not have any way to charge devices. This made it impossible to do any offline work on my phone for fear that it would run out of charge on the extended flight."
Pros: "Good food Free accomodation for layover"
Cons: "Too long"
Pros: "Crew was very courteous, efficient and spoke good English."
Cons: "Could use a bit more leg room for taller passengers (I'm 6ft)."
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!"
Cons: "3 hours delay I miss my professional meeting in Shanghai because of this big delay !!! I Sky Team Flying Blue Platinum for Life and this is the first time I got a bad seat and no window"
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)."
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."
Pros: "excellent flight service and free transfer hotel is great"
Pros: "It’s simply a way to get from one airport to another. Everything is adequate minus the food."
Cons: "The food is really bad, and everything else is adequate for simple travel."
Cons: "Ground staff did not want to help me and refused to put me on this flight because they reffered to no transit visa, although I was legally allowed to get on the flight as I have just found out, but it is gone already. As a result all my consecutive flight were cancelled as no show. I tried to reach the airline help line, however due to Chinese New Year they don't work, so there was no way to solve this problem I am VERY dissapointed. Will take this case to the court if my money not refunded"
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."
Cons: "Business class seats weren't fully flat beds to sleep as I expected."
Pros: "Flight was cheap"
Cons: "Food was bad Old plane Delayed Terrible boarding processes Crew doesn’t know anything"
Cons: "Hidden stop in Wuhan and a problem with the plane had the crew scrambled and confused. They didnt know what to do next, they followed orders from someone over the walkies. First they wanted to move all pax to hotels with buses, but plane got fixed while preparing the buses. Organization of re-entry and reboarding was very frantic and confused. During all this time, crew never gave any announcements in english language, so foreign tourists had to get information from other passengers who could translate..."
Pros: "Meals and professional cabin crew."
Cons: "Seats and movies are due for an update."
Pros: "Liked the food and crew members."
Cons: "The most ucomfortable seats I have ever travelled. I had a 13 hour trip which made it even more worse. Small leg room and bad back and bottom support. Would avoid if possible"
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"
Pros: "good service for price charged"
Cons: "the food"
Pros: "Friendliness of Crew."
Cons: "Business class seats could do with an update. Entertainment - movie selection could with an update."
Pros: "Take off, landing, food"
Cons: "Can't use cellphone"
Cons: "Horrible boarding experience, crew rude"
Cons: "DELAYED FOR 7 HOURS"
Pros: "The in flight entertaint is good."
Cons: "The economy seats on the new Boeing Dreamliner are very uncomfortable. I could feel the bar under my seat digging into my backside for the duration of the 12 hour flight. I suspect that China Southern went cheap on the seat cushions they purchased from Boeing. Additionally, on my particular flight from Guangzhou, China to Vancouver, the flight was delayed for several hours for no apparent reason. The delay caused me to miss my transfer flight to Calgary, and what was supposed to be a two hour layover turned into a nine hour layover. China Southern thought to fix the situation it would be a good idea to provide me with a $10 food voucher.... Is that really enough for sitting around the airport for an additional seven hours? I am an expat that lives in China that has experience flying with multiple airlines, and this was my first and will be my last flight with China Southern."
Pros: "The free gift bag of food given out after 3 hours of delay."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 5 1/2 hours. Bags were delayed upon arrival."
Pros: "The flight was great! I was referring to the international flight being very poor service The economy seats were short legged"
Cons: "Bangkok to Fuzhou was a lack of communication no one helped with the transfer from Guangzhou to Fuzhou at all No one spoke English nor guided us"
Pros: "Got me there."
Cons: "Warm and cramped cabin."
Cons: "6 hours delay without any explanations and compensation, the transfer experience was so bad. Worst airline ever."
Cons: "Crew was not organised"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The long flight rather than a straight one"
Cons: "Flight delayed 90 minutes. Poor communications in boarding area. No bi-lingual staff. Food consisted of a cup of yogurt, banana, and stale bread. Awful. Cabin crew was rude. Spouse's entertainment system did not work correctly."
Cons: "2 of my 4 bags, which I checked in, were broken during my travel."
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: "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."
Cons: "Lost my luggage and was an extreme hassle to get back"
Pros: "It was great having a crew, food, comfortable enough seat for a long flight."
Cons: "Windows were a bit gross."
Cons: "have the arabs take over the airlines they know how to run airlines well."
Cons: "The food selection could use a change with more fresh ingredients. We were offered two hot dishes but both were almost exactly the same. It would have been nice to have the lunch portion be or dinner portion be different."
Cons: "Almost same like the flight from Jakarta to Guangzhou."
Pros: "Extremely impressed with the service and comfort of the flight"
Pros: "* lots of leg room even in the economy seats * only 2 seats in the section beside the windows is excellent"
Cons: "* flight attendants a bit cold and business-like * no black "English" tea with milk and sugar * terrible choice of movies - English language movies were rubbish!"
Pros: "Arrived on time ."
Cons: "No western food selection"
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."
Cons: "The food more options"
Pros: "Not a full flight, seat next to me was empty which was good for a 12 hour."
Cons: "Better selection of movies, real window shades instead of the transparent ones."
Cons: "the food is simply awful... the lock to my luggage was removed and they didn't leave any notice of inspection"
Pros: "very friendly, courteous staff comfortable seat"
Cons: "check-in process was confusing"
Pros: "seat so so"
Pros: "The plane from Guangzhou to Beijing was newer and very well designed business class seats, the convenient layout was exceptional. I think the meal ok but the staff was exceptionally friendly helpful and took good care of me. Also this aircraft had a large movie assortment, larger than usual."
Cons: "I think the meals are the only area lacking, again not easy to have pre made meals that are as good reheated."
Pros: "Amazing crew and service"
Cons: "The flight should be on time"
Pros: "I made a pleasant flight with the kindness of the flight attendant."
Cons: "I made a pleasant flight with the kindness of the flight attendant. However, I missed the connecting flight because the plane was late, and there are so many things that I regret as bleow,1. There was not enough help from the ground. 2. The plane didn't wait for a minute. 3.Unfriendly transfer cou"
Cons: "All old movies, no charging ports for economy class, and the flight attendants weren’t the nicest I’ve encountered."
Cons: "Non veg meal should have a choice of Chicken, Fish,Egg or other Meats, while ordering online"
Pros: "Boarding was streamlined, planes took off on time and made it to destination before time. Entertainment options were decent."
Cons: "Food isn't the best (had Hindu meal for my flights) not sure if there is a better option. There isn't much in terms of snacks, outside the set meals. Some of the crew members do struggle with communicating in English, but I always found someone to work with."
Pros: "The service is good especially for a mother who carires baby"
Cons: "Flight very delayed, no information provided in English."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and the aircraft was decent. The pilots very good . All landings and takeoffs were very very smooth"
Cons: "Beijing airport and the Chinese customs system but of course that is not the fault of air China"
Pros: "Number of crew and attentiveness; meal service on a short flight and efficiency in delivery"
Cons: "Mass boarding rather than by section"
Cons: "Customer service on the flight was poor ."
Cons: "Plane was too hot."
Cons: "I’ve never been on a long haul flight and perspired through my short the entire 14 hours. Hot and stuffy... not great!"
Pros: "Practically nothing"
Cons: "Terrible, tasteless food; couldn't understand English announcements, A/V surveillance in aircraft."
Cons: "I booked for my wife and son. The Air China lady didn't want to let them board. She said at check-in the passport number on the reservation wouldn't match my wife's passport although in Houston they could bring up her ticket perfectly fine with the same passport. Took 45 minutes and the help of a more customer service oriented co-worker to get it resolved. Poor and stressful experience."
Pros: "For a long and filled flight it was comfortable"
Cons: "Stewardess was somewhat rude and uncaring"
Cons: "The headphone jack was broken so listening to movies was hard. There wasn't a huge variety of food selections"
Pros: "Free booze."
Cons: "Temperature was too hot, food was bad, excessive flight notifications kept me awake and the landing preparatipn started an hour before landing. The landing was extremely rough and unsafe."
Cons: "Flying from iad,pek,mnl Air China lost our luggage and we get the next day at the air port. From mnl,pek,iad our luggage made it all the way.Our experience of customer service was not Good from pek to iAd."
Cons: "Food to be improved"
Cons: "no wifi entire flight! stuff force you to turn off device after take off, even phone in airplane mode and self entertaining and playing cards not allowed. very bad english makes comunication hard and almost impossible order food or drink... they just bring watever and arguing about results in ( sorry no engliss). film selection horrible, old movies and 90% chinese. flight attendand skipped warm food after salad. only after reminding food was given! 0 requests after take off or during food if want any drink. you need literally flag down attendant to get your drink. if ordered tea, attendant asking you milk and sugar, you respond yes, you get then only tea no sugar or milk. after that nobody comes! accent were made to chinise pasdengers, more food or snaks were given or more comfort provided."
Cons: "Entertainment screen is fault."
Pros: "Flight departed at 7.55 am, was about 2 hours - no real breakfast was served, just a roll and a muffin."
Cons: "On 11/29, the flight from Beijing to San Francisco was delayed because the incoming plane was late. All passengers were greeted at SFO with instructions for compensation. The instructions read "To claim the currency compensation, passengers must have a debit card issued in mainland China and marked with Union Pay!" If you are not a Chinese resident, you are out of luck!!! Americans be warned: Fly Air China and be treated a second class passengers!"
Pros: "Overall i won't prefer to travel from this airlines anymore."
Cons: "the way airline treat the passenger was very poor and rude. I came to know this when my Air China flight from Sydney to Chengdu have been cancelled on 16th of November 2017 at 21:40 pm. I had to reach my destination on time by 17th of November 2017 to attend my marriage ceremony but unfortunately i missed and had to bear a great loss. THEREFORE, I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST A COMPENSATION AND REFUND FOR MY FLIGHT."
Pros: "I liked the food but few selections. I liked having ice cream as a treat."
Cons: "Some of the Chinese movies did not have subtitles or the subtitles were too small to read. Middle seats are the worse and the chairs do not recline that much back."
Pros: "it was a very comfortable flight and the crew was friendly and helpful. We were traveling with two small children, so saying it was a comfortable flight is very high praise."
Cons: "It was VERY annoying that we had to keep all cell phones turned off the entire flight. We preloaded games for my 5 year old son on an old iPhone 4 that is not connected to the internet or any cell service or bluetooth or anything and he was not allowed to use it the entire flight. Very frustrating for him and us. I wish this information was clearly provided on the Air China website when we booked the tickets so we could have planned accordingly."
Pros: "The service and comfort were Ok. Breakfast was poor."
Cons: "MY LUGGAGE WAS LOST. SENT TO CAMBODIA INSTEAD OF NAGOYA! ARRIVED 5 DAYS LATER AD WAS SERIOUSLY DAMAGED. NOW I AM PREPARING A COMPLAINT."
Cons: "since this portion of my flight was cancelled by air china they tried to book me on the next day but my husband decided to come meet me in beijing after getting me a hotel and driver to pick me up the night that i was stranded. i told air china not to book me on the flight the following morning that i wasn't going to take it. they never did that and ended up cancelling the entire remaining flights on air china. this was the worst experience with an airline i've ever experienced."
Pros: "The Dreamliner is an excellent aircraft with all the amenities. Crew was nice and friendly and a self serve water and other soft drinks station mDe the flight a breeze."
Pros: "The flight and service itself was good and the flight attendents were very kind and orderly for having to care for so many people"
Cons: "The touch screen didnt work on my chair and when i reached my final destination the airline said they have lost my luggage and are trying to find it. That was three days ago"
Cons: "first flight to China was delayed so the connecting flight to Tokyo was missed. no explanation was given for the delay no food vouchers were available that night they lost my bag in china for 3 hours they brought me to hotel in unmarked bus with no explanation hotel told me that air china would only cover half the cost so I need to pay more or share a room the next day, air china's manager was uninterested in helping or explaining there hotel arrangements food on the last flight was just rice gruel and an aged egg. I am flexible but that's not even considered a meal in china. there is at least salt or pickled things in it. audio ports on plane did not work properly. on arriving home, most of the items in my suit case were crushed (coat hangers snapped, boxes crushed, bags ripped open) my dslr camera batteries were all taken (alkaline based ones) I travel between japan and america two or three times a year for the last 30 years. this last trip was one for the books! not sure where to start"
Pros: "A comfortable flight, with one of the best flight attendants I've known (he spoke excellent English but was also really helpful and engaged in a completely authentic way). Great food too."
Cons: "The in-flight entertainment was a bit limited, and boarding was delayed."
Pros: "The plane was comfortable, The foot rest in coach was nice to have. The service was professional, pleasant and stress free. i would fly them again."
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Customer service was incredibly unprofessional."
Pros: "Hospitality was great they were very friendly. For a larger individual I recommend choosing your seat because you could get placed in a seat with very little room. They did everything they could to accommodate us and make the trip as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "Just simply the room I had but that's how it goes and those luxuries cost more."
Pros: "Great flight attendant service. ."
Cons: "Poor amenities: no sandals, no warm towels. Poor airplane"
Pros: "Everything worked, boarded quickly and crew served passengers efficiency. Luggage was already on the conveyor belt when I arrived."
Cons: "Connect time is too short and I missed the third flight"
Cons: "Entertainment system mostly included Chinese movies and TV shows and almost none in English which makes no sense."
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Horrible food In flight entertainment system was poor, outdated, very less choices"
Pros: "I found the seating comfortable, crew helpful and nice"
Cons: "Was not at all impressed with the movie choice, very limited, discovered that I couldn't use my IPhone (Apple) for reading, also had some trouble with the touch screen"
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