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Low season

MayBest time to beat the crowds (18% less expensive on average)

High season

JanuaryMost popular time to fly (44% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$839(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$734or less

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$494or less

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  • High season is considered to be December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 21% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 4 airlines serving Guangzhou Baiyun to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,497 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Simple check in and boarding, right on time."

Cons: "I didnt get bulk head seats that are near the restroom for my disabled father. He had a terrible flight"

Cons: "The crew members could have been more courteous to clients on the flight by lowering their voices when conversating among themselves."

Cons: "Boarding in New York could have been better organized"

Cons: "Wider arm rests"

Pros: "Flight attendants are so courteous and professional!"
Cons: "Great flight!"

Pros: "very good"

Pros: "The crew were very friendly."
Cons: "The entertainment selection is really small."

Pros: "Leg room at seats were spacious, comfy. However , toilets could be cleaner."
Cons: "This is 2 nd time I flew JAL. And food was below average. Should offer cup noodles or biscuits if pax is hungry ."

Pros: "The service are great!"

Pros: "As always"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "."

Cons: "Choices were few by the time the cart got to us and the food was... airplane food. Nothing terrible but nothing to write home about nor anything a picky child would eat. :/"

Pros: "Fast and eady"
Cons: "Couldn't pick seating or check in online so I was separated from my husband"

Pros: "Great flying on JAL...such great service and sweet attendants. US carriers could learn a lot from the Japanese carriers...they actually make it enjoyable and easy"

Pros: "Superb service from checking (Chicago) to arriving (Kaohsiung) I flew economy and there’s plenty of leg room. Meal selections are better then flying 1st class cross country in the US."

Pros: "I was randomly upgraded for the first 10 hours of my trip to Premium economy and it was amazing. Two big hot meals served throughout the flight and plenty of drink service. lots of leg room and could recline comfortably. Flight attendants were wonderful and very helpful. Lots of new movies to watch and games to keep you entertained."
Cons: "Flew economy for the 2nd part of my trip and the seat was very hard and was impossible to get comfy. Same meal service as premium economy and was once again delicious. Much colder on this flight and the thin blankets do very little to help."

Pros: "Excellent entertainment and the crews attention made me fell welcomed."

Pros: "Economy seating the best in the business."
Cons: "Old movies"

Pros: "Great flight, great food (Hagendaus Ice Cream was a great treat)"

Pros: "Business class seat was good."
Cons: "Temperature was kept too hot to sleep comfortably. Service a little slow. It took almost 3 hours to finish the first meal."

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "No entertainment."

Cons: "Crew that joked around and made loud laughters during flight Nonchalant crew serving attitude with reckless, indifferent safety demonstration Tasteless snack Delayed takeoff and prolonged landing AC as cold as in a fridge"

Cons: "Airplan so old and ac not work super hot."

Pros: "My sister got airsick the last hour of the flight. The flight attendants were extremely helpful and considerate in easing her discomfort."

Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "everything was perfect!!"

Pros: "best comfy seat! best food best service! I will use japan airline again!"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "The flight attendants were so nice and gave a gift to my wife and I when they found out we were traveling for our anniversary! Everyone was so respectful and the food service was awesome. We even flew economy and had a great time!"

Pros: "Nothing I like , when u buy the ticket they're so nice , but after paid they're very bad, never take care of you, u ask them some help, they're can't"
Cons: "They every bad customer service, I never seen before"

Pros: "Always on time"
Cons: "No clue when it's boarding time and no announcement"

Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Slow check in at the airport"

Pros: "Everything was good, solid across the board. Nothing to not like. I especially liked the legroom in economy. Probably the best legroom I"ve had in economy."

Pros: "prompt check in , ample baggages allowances, food and overall steward services."
Cons: "none"

Pros: "Service from cabin attendants was excellent, specially the crew announcing up coming turbulence, foods, landing. Price is good as well."
Cons: "No big deal, I don't care some of the food, smells fishy. Like I said no big deal, still using Japan Airlines."

Pros: "food was great flight attendants are courteous and reliable"

Cons: "I never like flying into Narita - each time I have to have my boarding pass reissued and baggage rechecked. I like the YVR process where you just put your bags on a conveyor after clearing customs."

Pros: "Everything was on time. Crew was outstanding."

Pros: "Crew was friendly. Economy seats were far more generous than AA. Premium Economy was a great value! I will look to travel JAL over AA more in the future."

Pros: "The seats were roomier than expected, the food was delicious and everyone was very professional and friendly. I picked up this flight because JAL is a partner for AA and I'm so glad I did. I will fly them again."

Cons: "returnning flight was not attended well,so much different from going flight. Going was excellent but returnning was not nice in all face."

Pros: "the crews were very professional and caring. the food was the best of all so far"
Cons: "the only thing was this flight was delayed and we missed the flight at LAX, but JAL reserved a hotel room near by for us so that we were able to refresh ourselves and relax till the next flight. thank you JAL!"

Cons: "Some turbulence awoke us midway through the overnight flight."

Pros: "As always, the Japan Airline's stewardess takes care of you so well, they really make your trip a very comfortable one. (Think the Japanese airline crews are the most caring, with thorough service, and they are surely one of them."

Pros: "The cabin crew is very nice , pleasant & the captain did a great job!"
Cons: "Maybe a change in your food menu that you can include some continental items."

Pros: "Amazing service"

Pros: "It was my first time flying to Japan from LA and the experience was great. Yeah my flight was delay by 3 hours for reasons out of their control and I missed my connecting flight but they completely made up for it. The food and drinks were really good along with the service. Plus they booked me on another flight along with a hotel for the night. Awesome service and experience, I would travel with them again."
Cons: "I don't have anything to complain about."

Pros: "The airplane was quite and clean and the crew were helpful"
Cons: "Some items were not new and not in a good shape like the headphones and the pillows. The crew didn't pickup the plates after we finished our meal"

Pros: "Flight attendants are really kind and patient."

Pros: "The crew named Lucy was extraordinary,, the best I've experienced."
Cons: "The seat was small, the food can't compare to Arab airlines, entertainment doesn't have much selection."

Pros: "The flight was a great value for the price and the staff was amazing and attentive."
Cons: "The vegetarian meals were pretty bad and I felt like the entertainment selection wasn’t great."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly"
Cons: "Food choice and more comfortable seats"

Cons: "It is just a long flight and the middle economy seats are what they are."

Pros: "Food was slightly better than the previous flight."
Cons: "Same lousy headphones. My seat had a led rest that made it harder to get in and out, and wasnt usable due to the close distance to the seat in front. What was the designer thinking? I missed the drink service if there was one, never saw water going around until right at the end. . ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad food and bad FA"

Pros: "The seats reclined farther than any I’ve ever experienced (aside from Business or First Class). Attractive, friendly, and patient flight attendants. Very clean planes."
Cons: "A better movie and music selection."

Pros: "Food on flight was decent. Hotel was nice, buffet breakfast was good!"
Cons: "Screens were better on the flight from Vancouver to Taipei."

Pros: "Crew was very accomedating and friendly"

Pros: "Friendly and attentive flight attendants."
Cons: "Food and quality of entertainment screen for economy."

Cons: "Seats too small. We were unable to choose seats ourselves; it got spit to of a computer. Flight was delayed about 50 minutes. Food had a lot of pasta, for some reason, we were not able to choose food. Would have chosen vegetarian."

Cons: "Some of the courses in the dinner were excellent like the soup and appetizer. Other items were off, like the entree. Wine selection could improve."

Pros: "The whole Experience was Amazing. From Comfortable Seat, Great Flight Crew, Tastey Food"

Pros: "Large screen, plenty toilets, good leg room, kind stewardess, great handicap assistants"
Cons: "Food can be better"

Pros: "Crew was great, flight was short"
Cons: "Plane was dated, seats had a smell, tv were old"

Pros: "Crew was nice. We would have missed a connecting flight, but the airline arranged for late arrivals. The only thing was they didn’t tell us this and we ran to the gate anyway. Entertainment was free and had a fair selection."
Cons: "The only thing, was the seats are too small. For a long international flight like this it’s tough sitting in that middle seat."

Pros: "Perfect landing. On time!"

Pros: "The food and entertainment was excellent. Thr crew are friendly and luxurious plane comforts make it worth the trip paid for."
Cons: "Not enough fresh air, breathing quality was poor before take off. We had fumes from jet gases leaking in through the air conditioning, but once the plane departed the quality improved."

Pros: "Great onboard staff. Very clean and efficient."
Cons: "Flight was slightly delayed. Lots of confusion and no information in English. Competing with two other big flights at same gate for Madrid and Rome. Wasn't sure whether I was supposed to be boarding."

Pros: "Flight crew, food very tasty and good portion size, good selection of entertainment, bathrooms clean and well maintained."
Cons: "A little bigger seat and a bit more leg room would be nice."

Pros: "Checking in from Manila was excellent. The staff was nice and accommodating. The food was good. The flight was on time."
Cons: "My ears were painful the whole time probably because it was a small aircraft."

Cons: "Appreciate blankets and pillows provided as well as complimentary wine"

Pros: "Airplane it's nice and entertainment too"
Cons: "Both flights were delay... Crew very rude and not helping when asked Food was very bad"

Cons: "They waited for another flight to come in I think because they could not sell enough seats so they doubled up one of their flights and made us wait for 12 hours very sad miss my connecting flight and further flights and friends at destination turned into a horrible experience but on my way home now hopefully it won't be so bad going hole"

Pros: "Very friendly and helpful flight attendants!"
Cons: "No vegetarian options for the meals... No snacks available for in-flight purchases... No menu of beverages available..."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Comfort I have long legs... no free beer."

Pros: "People"
Cons: "Lack of movie selection"

Pros: "People were friendly and courteous very attentive"
Cons: "The plane was new and clean very nice"

Pros: "The airline attendants were very friendly and provided good customer service. The planes are new and very comfortable, good selection of movies in premium economy."
Cons: "The food is a little too authentic for my taste but the presentation is excellent."

Pros: "better food"

Pros: "The food, service, and seats were all great in economy. I typically fly UA and China Airline's entertainment system and seat comfort are definitely on par on this 777 when compared to UA's 787."
Cons: "I didn't like that we didn't have a free row since our flight was packed - but that's not really much of a negative."

Cons: "You booked my flight with wrong middle name. Had to. It new flight. Please call me or I will be calling. I was told by china air in Denpasar that it was refundable"

Pros: "Your system Kayak in general"
Cons: "You do not know what has happend to the bookings of your customers. With some routes, I completed my trips, then, you still run marketing email on those. For cancellation, even you still hold my original amount of money once placing booking, then, you charged again the second time for cancellation fees"

Pros: "Fly China airlines you won't be sorry"

Cons: "They damaged my luggage"

Pros: "Service, crew and food were exceptional"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"

Pros: "Good seat comfortable get more room for my Legs"

Pros: "Friendly staffs, decent leg room, boarding process was smooth"
Cons: "A little limited movie selections & food was ok"

Pros: "The airline attendants were very friendly."
Cons: "We had a free movie on a 3.5 hour flight but not on the 6 and 9 hour flights. It's time to step it up for long haul flights!"

Pros: "Cheap flight!"
Cons: "Cabin air temperature was hot, no way to individually change air temperature to your seating. Too big of gap between eating, must take snacks."

Pros: "My seat was upgraded the first class so I received the first class service. It was excellent service and the flight was comfortable. Thank you for the great service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Aside from the one issue mentioned, everything else was fine."
Cons: "The flight took off on time and then veered far off the usual route, resulting in arrival an hour late. If any explanation was given in any language, I must have missed it."

Pros: "Upon check in, my request for an emergency exit row was granted. Chilly, but worth it!"
Cons: "They ran out of chicken meals, and I did not prefer the fish option."

Pros: "Considerate boarding. Needed extra time. Crew was great. Aircraft cleanliness Not overbooked. Person in front of me put seat all the way back and kept rocking. NO room. Knees were constantly being bumped. Very inconsiderate. He had 2 seats next to him to move"
Cons: "Food was inedible. For a 14+ hr flight that is a big deal. Coffee was served during severe turbulence. Spilled everywhere. Did NOT GET BURNED fortunately. Since there was 12 hrs to go the service could have been delayed."

Pros: "The flight arrived early While the seats were too small, not overpacked on this leg"
Cons: "My bags didn't fit and the staff was blatantly rude. I have never been barked at that way before, especially to open a window shutter. No please or thank you, just barking it at you until it's complete. I thought I must have misunderstood until I said goodnight and thank you to the same woman and just literally just stared back at me looking annoyed and didnt say a word. Too many people on this flight. It felt like we were crammed in."

Pros: "Flew Business and the seats and the service were excellent as expected. The food was OK. Good price for business class."

Pros: "I was provided an extra pillow upon request. All the flight attendants were friendly, nice and always have a smile on their faces. The airline counter in Hong Kong offers the special candy from Taiwan."
Cons: "There was no toothbrush/tooth paste provided on the return trip from Taiwan to Los Angeles. They didn't offer and soda from Los Angeles to Taiwan. The return trip was delayed from Hong Kong to Taiwan and Taiwan to Los Angeles. Both delays were only announced at the time of the original boarding time."

Pros: "- Extremely helpful flight crew attentive to your needs - Pretty good food options and tasty too. - A great selection of current movies and TV shows from around the world will help pass the time"
Cons: "- Terribly cramped seating in economy class (you get what you pay for)"

Pros: "Friendly staff. Food was good."

Pros: "Love the leg room and hot ladies of China airlines.i enjoyed the flight entertainment, watched newly released movies. Oh and did I mention their stewardes were hot?"
Cons: "The breakfast noodles need more salt. Lol jk nothing really I loved it overall."

Pros: "Professional"

Cons: "great"

Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "A"

Pros: "Price was really good. The information on App to find the location reminding the trip ... is fine too."
Cons: "Food and seat were not that much fine."

Pros: "as expected"

Cons: "Salad that is not meat"

Pros: "I would like my money back,because I paid almost 50$ for the travel insurance. Would you please help me. Thanks"

Pros: "I thought the seat were better and were very uncomfortable!"

Cons: "Should have leg rest and phone charger outlet"

Pros: "It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experience"
Cons: "The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies."

Pros: "Friendly staffs"
Cons: "Choice of movies"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "The total unprofessional service/ way we have been treated. Never again I will fly with this company. 2 hours delay from Amsterdam for a unknown reason as their English is very poor. As we took off we shared our concern for our connection in Guangzhou, after managing to find someone able to speak and understand English (unbelievable on an international flight) we have been told that would be fine and eventually worst case scenario there is another flight during the day. When we arrived we have been told nothing (even though we shared our concern from the beginning, they didn’t care at all, connection from the same company), when we went out of the plane we ask a crew member in the exit corridor who replied like annoyed of the question that’s fine take next on the left and next on the right (more with gesture than with an English language) when we arrived after running at the transfer gate we asked about the connection to Sydney the first staff told us that the gate was already closed and it’s too late, we then asked what to do : go in this queue and didn’t want to speak anymore. When we arrived at the desk we have been told gate is closed, wait on the side we’ll see later, we asked when and have been replied later....after 30min we have been told that there is no other flight before the day after (same company, different speech...) and wait again....there is another flight the day after in the morning with 6 seats available only...for the rest we don’t know we have to check but it’s gonna be hard because it’s the high season : Unbelievable as we were 15-20 people in this situation...after a couple of hour we have been offered to travel via Vietnam with a stop of 9 extra hours before having another flight of 9hours if we didn’t accept this one they didn’t know... Never ever again with this company and this airport..."

Pros: "The team was very pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "The movie selection was not the best for US movies."

Pros: "The flight-staff was super co-operative when I told that I didn't select the vegan / veg food option in advance. They tried to to do their best to ensure that I still get some veg food to eat. In general also, I found that the flight-staff was the best."
Cons: "I am not sure how it happened, but I never got a chance to select meal when I did the booking. Probably because the booking was from third-party site but then again, when one clicks on "Book", the third-party site directs to airline site only."

Pros: "Flight attendants were helpful"
Cons: "My Baggage came on the next flight and not on the one i boarded which caused a lot of problems"

Pros: "On scheduleno headset nor reading materials"

Pros: "We took China Southern from Sydney to Guangzhou few weeks ago , the crew was rude, very bad services, but when we come back from Guangzhou to Sydney yesterday, same airline, Crew was excellent. can't understand why so much different in two different days."
Cons: "We took China Southern from Sydney to Guangzhou few weeks ago , the crew was rude, very bad services, but when we come back from Guangzhou to Sydney yesterday, same airline, Crew was excellent. can't understand why so much different in two different days. the services need to be consistent ."

Pros: "This plane is by far more comfortable than the bigger plane we took from LA to Guangzhou"

Cons: "my baggage didnt arrive with me"

Cons: "Lost my luggage for ever"

Pros: "On-time"
Cons: "Crazy CZ staff at CAN airport. So much passangers squeezed in a bus from terminal to airplane (to board)"

Pros: "AMAZING, cheap and fantastic free hotel for layover"

Pros: "Comfortable seat reasonable wine choice good food Crew great goes out of the way to help"
Cons: "Minimal choice of breakfast - no artificial sweetener"

Cons: "Never again"

Pros: "I like the cleanliness of the toilet"

Cons: "I wanted to upgrade my ticket and they didn't take Discover, the staff was not very accommodating."

Pros: "Ditto"
Cons: "Ditto.........."

Pros: "Overall everything was nerdy pleasant. I have nothing to complain about."

Cons: "Small plane so not very comfortable."

Pros: "Good wine"
Cons: "No sparkling water, no good meet"

Pros: "Having flown internationally often, but never on China Southern, I was more than impressed and please with the complete experience."

Cons: "We couldn't land in Kunming so we arrived with 6.5 hours delay"

Pros: "arrive chengdu for two days,still didn't.get our bags,all our stuffs were in those bags,and now still didn't know when can we get our luggage"

Pros: "all good"
Cons: "no worries"

Pros: "Crew is good"
Cons: "Very low comfort!"

Pros: "none"
Cons: "Will never use this airline."

Pros: "The food was pretty good, nice crew&leg room space. You could tell China Southern are professional."
Cons: "The connecting flight location, Guangzhou, was hot. Also their wifi sucks."

Cons: "We did not realise we could not change out flights. We had to buy four one way tickets from Rome to Sydney rash back home because my father in law was severely ill. On the tickets, it doesn't state it can not be amended. They should have more details of changing flights conditions on the tickets."

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!"

Cons: "Lost my luggage"

Pros: "Plenty of movies friendly stewardesses"
Cons: "Arm rests on my row or this plane didn't go up. Touch screens on my seat and a seat mate were wonky at times"

Cons: "They kept one of our luggages back in China... 'Security' reasons. They took my shells I picked from the beach. Who does that???!"

Pros: "My parents were excited about their first time visit to the United States."

Pros: "Kind.."

Pros: "Ease of change of planes"
Cons: "Long walks through airport seemed endless Shuttle bus to gates steep stairs no ramp or elevator Exiting plane. Glad it wasn't raining"

Pros: "the male steward. the stock fellow. he was always smiling and cheerful. also joking. a fine young fellow. a good man. i was seated in the same row with this lady from Spain. she was hilarious and friendly so was the old lady from India, we had a blast laughing through out the trip and we shared tips about traveling"

Cons: "There is no hot wet napkin to clean face before sleep or wakeup! No toothbrush no noodle when I was so hungry! Grade: F"

Cons: "Lost the baggage, no where to find."

Cons: "Had to turn off electronic devices an hour before we landed."

Pros: "The staff at the airport was helpful to give direction."

Cons: "Flight delay."

Cons: "They wouldn’t let us in the plane due to passport expiring within 6 months of travel. That should have been something you should have put out there during the booking process. We’re now not going on vacation and are having a hard time getting anything back from a trip we couldn’t take"

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "My tv monitor didn’t work and my wife’s chair wouldn’t stay reclined"

Pros: "Attentive crews, food on board - Food on board provides couple of choices of mainly Chinese food. I don't claim it to be extraordinary but it is far better than most of food other airlines provides in the economy class."
Cons: "Lavatory needs a bit more amenities, e.g. hand soaps, etc."

Cons: "The crew should speak better English. They polite and helpful but clear English is a plus value"

Pros: "Comfy seat"
Cons: "Less salt in the food"

Pros: "attentive and polite flight attendants"

Cons: "Delayed / diverted - no communications whatsoever"

Pros: "crew is ok though not much speaking english"
Cons: "no other comment"

Pros: "The check in boarding pass is not that nice."
Cons: "The boarding pass people need to improve, especially to elderly people."

Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "The food vegan Movies"

Cons: "Too many security points"

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: "No real problems"
Cons: "Nothing significant"

Pros: "Very responsible and kind cabin crew. We were delayed by maybe 8-10 hours because of weather. The crew would have to work all night, but were very kind about the situation."
Cons: "Short flight; so there was no real in-flight entertainment. That's really alright though."

Pros: "I paid $14.95 to have a seat selection before departure however, my seat was given is in the middle not the roadside seat I prefer either karak to refund all seat selection charges."
Cons: "I paid $14.95 to have a seat selection before departure however, my seat was given is in the middle not the roadside seat I prefer either karak to refund all seat selection charges."

Pros: "Getting off of the plane"
Cons: "This was a discount garbage carrier. I have ridden on cargo boats off the coast of Nicaragua that I would recommend before Xiamen. They don’t give you your connecting boarding pass when you leave the country. You have to go through China’s bullshit customs service three times just to get to your next flight. Chinese customs is like a bowl full of retarted fish smelling their own farts. Six people doing nothing while one blithering idiot Stubles through paperwork."

Cons: "The seats don't even recline, so I could not lie back to rest. The entertainment system was very bad, didn't provide earphones and could barely see the screen. I would not choose to fly this airline again."

Pros: "The Chinese people were wonderful! But I was required to pass thru security checks 3 times arriving. 3 times transiting and 3 times leaving. At customs, transit and departure. No common sense to their process only"letter of the law". For example I was taking beef jerky to my friends in Thailand but the Chinese security has a meat sniffing dog and they confiscated it as well as the girl in front of me More than $100 worth of jerky. They should have given it back at departure gate. I had to buy more in their duty free shop. Also they cancelled my flight without advising me but did get me on Thai airways later that day. Too much hassle to Transit China"
Cons: "Security"

Pros: "The flight was fine"

Pros: "No problems for the price"
Cons: "Ok no problems for the price"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing. I was sent to two long layovers in China and was told they were too long for them to take me without a visa for China. I was not told I needed one for any layover. I had to purchase a ticket on another site to get home or be stranded in Manila. Kayak doesn't have a customer service number to fix this."

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."

Pros: "The number of take offs equaled the number of landings :)"

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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Airplane was loud not with crying babies but passengers yelling over one another. Food was mediocre, and plane had no entertainment consoles."

Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Still a little more leg room but not as much as on the 787. Had to ask twice to get a Thai immigration form and the crew took an above average amout of time to pickup after the meals were finished."

Pros: "Plane was new and clean. Flight crew was very friendly. Liked the mood lighting during the flight. Good selection of films to watch during the long flight."
Cons: "The food was okay but they ran out of selection a couple of times so I had no choice what to eat. But that’s it nothing else I didn’t like. Really good airline."

Pros: "The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!"
Cons: "Couldn't be helped, it was just a long flight!"

Pros: "Nice wide seats, well run flight. Lots of food served, though very mixed quality. The unfortunate experiences described in the negatives of this review, do not repeat on the return flight."
Cons: "In the fine print is the fact that the flight includes a stop in Shenzen. On the outbound flight this was a nightmare experience with Chinese immigration. Exhausted from a 14 hour flight, passengers had their passports taken away; were put through a bizarre 45 minute finger printing process using machines that did not work; and then left to wait for an hour or more with no information. The continuation flight was in another part of the airport - a very long walk; and it turned out not to be at the departing gate that was displayed on the monitors. We arrived at the indicated (wrong) gate with no guidance. Very nearly missed the continuation flight. Once in Xiamen, our arrival was late enough that the second floor of the airport was closed. There were no ATMs on the first floor; no way to get the Chinese cash needed to take a taxi to the airport. Fortunately a kind citizen agreed to exchange some cash, using mental calculations and sign language about the exchange rate."

Cons: "Nobody helped me switch my flight around, I hate you."

Pros: "food is great"
Cons: "check in time is too long (about 1 hour)"

Pros: "Seat were comfortable , staff friendly"
Cons: "The long layover"

Pros: "Crew working hard. Seat comfort and clean restroom."
Cons: "Awful food. I basically not eating, going hungry."

Pros: "Two meals plus sandwich in between were enough to keep me from getting hungry."
Cons: "Boarding line was too long. There was no grouping which means there was a bit of disorder. A check-in counter agent was super slow. Other agents had a supervisor watching over their shoulders so they were much more efficient. The flight ran out of hot tea... but got refilled later. Need more tea cuz most passengers were Chinese."

Pros: "All announcements in Chinese and English. They keep feeding you."
Cons: "Lots of checkpoints but hey. Why complain about them trying to keep us safe."

Cons: "XiamenAir lost one of my bags and has still not found it"

Pros: "Crew, comfort, food, entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding."

Pros: "no regards for customers"
Cons: "no regards for customers"

Pros: "The offerings of beverages and the choices were good"
Cons: "Lack of communication by staff. Lack of entertainment on 14 hour flight. Was told not to use device while others were able to use."

Cons: "I missed the connecting flight and was rerouted on a Nov 2, 8:35am China Southern flight from Guangzhou to Manila"

Cons: "Xiamen airlines are horrible I will never fly them again. Phillipines airline was excellent"

Pros: "all of the Xiamen staff were really great."
Cons: "Nothing that I disliked."

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: "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: "Price, Opportunity to check out a city I never would have visited while on extended layovers"
Cons: "Lack of English or hard to understand English was a bit difficult to navigate sometimes with the airline and airports (especially I the Xiamen airport) - less of an issue for me because I'm pretty easy going and able to figure out things and plan ahead without many questions to airport or airline staff - but this could be difficult for a large amount of Non-Chinese speaking Americans with a less excited and curious outlook on travel :)"

Cons: "Was just a bit warm"

Pros: "Boarding was pretty quick."
Cons: "Seats were quite uncomfortable. Not much leg room."

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