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Flights arrive in New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $1045
Distance 16,013 km
Airlines China Eastern, Air China, Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Philippine Airlines, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines

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Origin
Sydney
$1045
only
$1045
Destination
New York
$1045
only
$1045
Thu., 7 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 05m
Sat., 23 Mar.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
50h 05m
$1045
Trip: 16 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,799 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This flight was shorter but i felt flight attendants were still very attentive.

Cons: Didn’t have individual screens to watch movies. One movie didn’t have English subtitles. Not that i cared because I was in and out of sleep, just pointing it out.

FUK
PVG
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Comfortable and all crews are nice

Cons: Entertainment but because of poor entertainment I could sleep for eight hours. Thank you.

PVG
TAO
OK 4.0

Cons: Absence of jet-way, unclean flight bad restrooms staff didn't speak or understand english

PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Price

Cons: This was my 2nd international flight with China Eastern Air. Both were delayed out of SFO because they didn't have planes. I missed my connection (even though I had a 4 hour layover)

TAO
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Absence of jet-way, unclean flight bad restrooms staff didn't speak or understand english

Wed., 15 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
42h 10m
Wed., 22 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
32h 00m
$1057
Trip: 8 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,008 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.5
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.1
Food
6.1
PTY
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delay

PEK
BKK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Same as my first flight

Cons: Same as my first flight, but the delay this time did not cause me to miss a connection as my travel terminated in Bangkok.

JFK
PEK
OK 4.6

Pros: Crew was great again.

Cons: I had 0 options for entertainment on the flight from NYC to Beijing. No Wi-fy and the TVs in my section of seats didn't work.

PEK
BKK
OK 5.3

Pros: The crew we're very nice

Cons: I had to run through Beijing airport because I had 45 minutes for connecting flight-----gate was very far from arriving gate. I am at Bangkok airport now waiting on 2 pieces of lost luggage. Food was not good.

EWR
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The plane made no unscheduled landings.

Cons: The extreme delay that caused me to nearly miss my connection with Air China, the incredibly low level of English spoken on a flight originated in the US, and the complete dismissal of three cabin crew members when I asked about arrangements to be expedited to our connecting flight to Bangkok. Avoid this airline completely, and if at all possible, transiting through Beijing Capital Airport.

Tue., 2 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 15m
Tue., 9 Apr.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
43h 45m
$1081
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 5,988 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
LAX
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No line to check out bags, hassle free to board, easy to find out seats, friendly staff. LOVE the USB charger in the seats and the complimentary “rum punch”!

Cons: Cabin could have been a degree or two warmer, it was very chilly. Seats in general cabin were very close together and we couldn’t get out of the seat when the seat was declined in front of us...we’re average sized humans and were pretty scrunched.

SAN
OGG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Overall everything

Cons: N/A

HNL
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I liked it!!! It was on time in both directions, good food, nice staff etc....

Cons: I was quite happy with the flight.

HNL
LIH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: POG juice!

Cons: Entertainment--what entertainment?

KOA
HNL
Good 7.0

Cons: Terrible ground staff attitude - c;early aware about the monopoly of Hawaiian on the islands. Had a First Class ticket / Issues No mileage card entered Lifted my trolly and said 'to heavy' but refused to put it on a scale had to check it - go out in Honolulu - redo security etc ..for nothing. I actually had 12 kg and 24 Lbs are allowed / size was ok -

Tue., 29 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21h 13m
Tue., 5 Feb.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22h 05m
$1238
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,977 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
ADL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack...

SYD
ZQN
OK 5.3

Cons: Crew asking borderline rude questions, e.g., didn’t you hear...

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick easy painless and on time

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Luggage was lost and had yo be seny next day.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Tight leg room

Mon., 1 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
31h 15m
Tue., 23 Jul.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
41h 00m
$1512
Trip: 23 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2,300 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.0
MNL
YVR
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was nice plane was comfortable

Cons: I have flown to Philippines many times with other airlines i hate to say it but PAL food is terrible The flight is long already but there was almost 2 hour delay and once i arrived in Canada it took about an hour to retrieve luggage Because i couldnt charge my phone due to no functional USB at my seat i was afraid i wouldnt be able to contact hotel shuttle

BKK
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight, service, hospitality.

Cons: Nothing

MNL
SFO
OK 4.6

Pros: Non-stop flight.

Cons: About four hours before boarding, the gate assignment was changed from a comfortable gate with plenty of seats for passengers to another gate that was already occupied by another PAL flight that has not even boarded yet. So there were no place to sit down. Food can be so much better, especially the dessert. Crew didn't come across as happy with their job. When I asked for soda water, the serving stewardess didn't tell me that she'll give it later; she just proceeded to push the food cart, so I thought she didn't hear me since she didn't acknowledge my request. The bathroom was filthy!

YVR
MNL
Good 7.3

Pros: The flight crew was very good.

Cons: We waited a long time to take off once we boarded on account of the plane not done being loaded.

MNL
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Slow checking and too much time to wait

Wed., 3 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 05m
Tue., 16 Jul.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
28h 30m
$1572
Trip: 14 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,934 reviews
Overall
8.9
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.7
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.5
JFK
NRT
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Two choices of meal, friendlier staff, better head cushion. Props to JAL.

SYD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service was excellent. Premium economy seats well worth the few extra $$.

NRT
PVG
OK 4.3

Cons: Food was awful. Huge hassle having to clear immigration pick up bags and check in again in Shanghai.

NRT
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The food the service and the staff

NRT
HAN
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Two choices of meal and friendlier staff. Props to JAL.

Sun., 30 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
40h 20m
Sat., 13 Jul.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27h 35m
$1723
Trip: 14 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 3,775 reviews
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
8.0
Food
8.1
ICN
SIN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Didn’t like any part of the flight.

Cons: The cabin was way too hot for comfort. The food wasn’t good. Little entertainment options.

ICN
MNL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Staff are very nice

Cons: Movies are limited selections

DAD
ICN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was on time and the flight was smooth!

ICN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: To Vietnam

Cons: None

ICN
HNL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: I slept like a baby the whole way!

Cons: I don't care for the food. It upsets my stomache.

Sat., 23 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
40h 30m
Sat., 2 Mar.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30h 10m
$1049
Trip: 8 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,799 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
JFK
Good 7.2

Cons: The crew was not very attentive compared to other times I have flown business class. Not very solicitous in terms of offering water regularly, etc. Also, surprisingly little food offered over a 14 hour flight from Shanghai to New York. A reasonable dinner at midnight, shortly after takeoff, then nothing till almost 12 hours later, and then not the hearty breakfast one would expect after that much time and on business class but a very small snack. Not very satisfying.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: For a budget airline, it was an excellent flight, on time, reasonably good seats, with vegetarian food as ordered.

Cons: It was slightly disorganized, with not a lot of smiles from the crew, but it was fine anyway. I wish food portions were a little larger.

FUK
PVG
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Comfortable and all crews are nice

Cons: Entertainment but because of poor entertainment I could sleep for eight hours. Thank you.

NKG
YVR
Good 7.6

Pros: We were bussed to the far end of the tarmac to board which seems normal for this airline out of Nanjing. The step stairs would be a problem for anyone with mobility issues. Seats are comfortable enough and the inflight entertainment has several options for current movies, tv, audio or games. Mine worked on the flight home but not the outbound flight. Meals were plentiful but not to my liking, catered to the majority of the travellers which is reasonable. There were some vegetarian meals available to those that requested previously. They came around many times with beverage service and water as well. Language is a bit of a barrier but if you are patient you can figure it out. Very happy overall with the experience we had at the price we paid.

Cons: Food options were limited. Boarding was a long process by bus out to the tarmac.

PVG
JFK
OK 5.0

Pros: It was cheap, had a pretty good selection of movies, was able to choose my seat.

Cons: The food was pretty mediocre, staff was pretty stingy with drinks, ran out of drink choices, not that comfortable seats for a 15 hour flight, most of the staff was pretty rude to non Chinese customers. You get what you pay for.

Thu., 2 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
32h 40m
Sun., 12 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
46h 20m
$1077
Trip: 11 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,008 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.5
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.1
Food
6.1
JFK
PEK
OK 5.6

Pros: It was an "average" flight

Cons: Food sent me and others to the bathroom---not good

PEK
HKG
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew very friendly

Cons: Seats are hard and uncomfortable

JFK
PEK
OK 4.6

Pros: Crew was great again.

Cons: I had 0 options for entertainment on the flight from NYC to Beijing. No Wi-fy and the TVs in my section of seats didn't work.

PEK
MEL
OK 4.3

Pros: Very professional flight crew

Cons: -10 degrees and people hoarded in a bus to board an international flight that has no access to aerobridge. Vegetarian food for Air China is rice and boiled vegetables. Broken entertainment system. In short, the flight was disappointing

PEK
BKK
OK 5.3

Pros: The crew we're very nice

Cons: I had to run through Beijing airport because I had 45 minutes for connecting flight-----gate was very far from arriving gate. I am at Bangkok airport now waiting on 2 pieces of lost luggage. Food was not good.

Mon., 1 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 15m
Sun., 7 Apr.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
43h 45m
$1127
Trip: 7 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 5,988 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
LAX
OGG
Good 7.0

Cons: Charges to check in two small bags were $70. Had to upgrade to comfort section for $80 because no aisle seats in coach were available for this handicapped senior citizen customer . Plus tips for wheelchair services made this an expensive one way flight.

LGB
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: La atención !!! Excelente

HNL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Hawaiian Air is great

Cons: TSA

HNL
LIH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: POG juice!

Cons: Entertainment--what entertainment?

HNL
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I liked it!!! It was on time in both directions, good food, nice staff etc....

Cons: I was quite happy with the flight.

Wed., 12 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
39h 45m
Tue., 2 Jul.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
41h 15m
$1071
Trip: 21 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,799 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
HNL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Newer plane w seatback screen for entertainment. Baggage in Honolulu was delivered quickly. Crew was friendly n attentive.

PVG
TAO
OK 4.0

Cons: Absence of jet-way, unclean flight bad restrooms staff didn't speak or understand english

FUK
PVG
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Comfortable and all crews are nice

Cons: Entertainment but because of poor entertainment I could sleep for eight hours. Thank you.

PVG
JFK
Good 7.2

Cons: The crew was not very attentive compared to other times I have flown business class. Not very solicitous in terms of offering water regularly, etc. Also, surprisingly little food offered over a 14 hour flight from Shanghai to New York. A reasonable dinner at midnight, shortly after takeoff, then nothing till almost 12 hours later, and then not the hearty breakfast one would expect after that much time and on business class but a very small snack. Not very satisfying.

PVG
JFK
OK 5.0

Pros: It was cheap, had a pretty good selection of movies, was able to choose my seat.

Cons: The food was pretty mediocre, staff was pretty stingy with drinks, ran out of drink choices, not that comfortable seats for a 15 hour flight, most of the staff was pretty rude to non Chinese customers. You get what you pay for.

Wed., 10 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
31h 55m
Tue., 23 Jul.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
47h 00m
$1226
Trip: 14 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,799 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
NKG
YVR
Good 7.6

Pros: We were bussed to the far end of the tarmac to board which seems normal for this airline out of Nanjing. The step stairs would be a problem for anyone with mobility issues. Seats are comfortable enough and the inflight entertainment has several options for current movies, tv, audio or games. Mine worked on the flight home but not the outbound flight. Meals were plentiful but not to my liking, catered to the majority of the travellers which is reasonable. There were some vegetarian meals available to those that requested previously. They came around many times with beverage service and water as well. Language is a bit of a barrier but if you are patient you can figure it out. Very happy overall with the experience we had at the price we paid.

Cons: Food options were limited. Boarding was a long process by bus out to the tarmac.

PVG
JFK
Good 7.2

Cons: The crew was not very attentive compared to other times I have flown business class. Not very solicitous in terms of offering water regularly, etc. Also, surprisingly little food offered over a 14 hour flight from Shanghai to New York. A reasonable dinner at midnight, shortly after takeoff, then nothing till almost 12 hours later, and then not the hearty breakfast one would expect after that much time and on business class but a very small snack. Not very satisfying.

ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.3

Cons: boarding was slightly confusing, but flight was super-full and many other travelers were rude while waiting. also - wifi did not appear to work at all, and directions were not useful

PVG
DEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: For a budget airline, it was an excellent flight, on time, reasonably good seats, with vegetarian food as ordered.

Cons: It was slightly disorganized, with not a lot of smiles from the crew, but it was fine anyway. I wish food portions were a little larger.

PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Price

Cons: This was my 2nd international flight with China Eastern Air. Both were delayed out of SFO because they didn't have planes. I missed my connection (even though I had a 4 hour layover)

Fri., 12 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
39h 45m
Thu., 18 Jul.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
44h 50m
$1344
Trip: 7 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,799 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
JFK
OK 5.0

Pros: It was cheap, had a pretty good selection of movies, was able to choose my seat.

Cons: The food was pretty mediocre, staff was pretty stingy with drinks, ran out of drink choices, not that comfortable seats for a 15 hour flight, most of the staff was pretty rude to non Chinese customers. You get what you pay for.

JFK
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service is phenomenal. They served so many meals i felt like a bear in hibernation, waking up, eating and going back to sleep.

Cons: I don’t have anything bad to say. The service was really good.

PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Price

Cons: This was my 2nd international flight with China Eastern Air. Both were delayed out of SFO because they didn't have planes. I missed my connection (even though I had a 4 hour layover)

FUK
PVG
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Comfortable and all crews are nice

Cons: Entertainment but because of poor entertainment I could sleep for eight hours. Thank you.

PVG
JFK
Good 7.2

Cons: The crew was not very attentive compared to other times I have flown business class. Not very solicitous in terms of offering water regularly, etc. Also, surprisingly little food offered over a 14 hour flight from Shanghai to New York. A reasonable dinner at midnight, shortly after takeoff, then nothing till almost 12 hours later, and then not the hearty breakfast one would expect after that much time and on business class but a very small snack. Not very satisfying.

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