Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Beijing to Kansas
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 18h 21m
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "short time, smooth flight"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Pros: "Haven't flown United, now we remember why. Paid extra for comfort and the seats we had were actually more cramped than those around our seating. A long trip with no food, unless you want to pay more than a high end restaurant in Maui. No entertainment made a long, uncomfortable flight unbearable."
Pros: "My daughter never made the flight because the ticket referenced a gate at LHR that didn't exist. No one at the airport was able to assist her in obtaining the correct gate and she subsequently missed the flight."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence on this flight, often interrupting cabin service."
Pros: "Poor experience sitting in the seats right in front of emgency exit. I’m not that tall at 5’11’ and sitting straight up I had 1 inch between my knees and seat in front with no ability to recline."
Cons: "Another passenger was extremely rude to me. Causing me to have to move seats mid flight. Crew did not try to resolve the issue with the man behind me and put me in a worse seat. Horrible."
Cons: "Luggage took 30 minutes to get to pickup and it was covered in vinegar. The snacks on the ride really stink. A little bag of pretzels. Boarding and I boarding took forever"
Pros: "On time, pleasant crew"
Pros: "Flight was held so late connections could be made. Staff was very attentive. Ground staff as well."
Cons: "Luggage was left in Denver and needed to be retrieved late the next night. Very upsetting."
Pros: "The sound system had been down most of the flight. Butter cube was completed melt. Bread was cold in the center."
Cons: "Entertainment system. Rarely does an international flight not equipped with TV screen on back of chair. It's so ancient to have overhead screen"
Pros: "The crew were friendly and courteous. And the food was delicious."
Cons: "My legs hurt during the flght and I couldn't get pills for air sickness, plus a half-an-hour delay. Also, my screen didn't work properly, which needs repair."
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Terrible food. Cramped, uncomfortable seats. No in-flight entertainment, app did not work."
Pros: "In Witchita10 min ahead of schedule"
Cons: "Worst experience I've ever had.. I've flown over 7 times with other carriers and my very first United Airlines experience was one to forget.. all around experience was a very SOLID F on the grading scale."
Pros: "I liked that the captain communicated with the passengers about delays and the reasons for the delays over the intercom."
Cons: "I feel that I was treated by the employees at the boarding desk and by the customer service attendants as if I were garbage!!!! I was attempting to purchase an upgrade in my seating to avoid very uncomfortable swelling on my right ankle and other personal reasons. As I inquired with the man at the boarding gate about purchasing the upgrade I was told that there were none available. So I pulled out my tablet with the united airlines app and showed him the image of the empty business class seat that I would like to purchase on the seating map available in the app. He told me that he had no option on his computer screen to sell me the seat. I asked him where could I go or who could I ask to get the seat. This back and forth continued for some time where he kept saying he could not sell me the seat but I would then say, “I understand that, but do you know who can or where I can go to find someone who knows where I can buy an upgrade?” The attendant got VERY VERY upset that I was even ASKING. As if I were asking for some OUTRAGEOUS request!! I asked to speak with the manager several times. He continued by ignoring me and just saying NO! Finally he pointed to some lady beside him. I don't know if she was the manager or not, but she was on the phone and barely gave ten seconds of a glance to the situation. He asked me"Are you gonna go or not?" I could tell that he cared absolutely nothing about me or my request and was extremely dismissive in asking me this. Finally, he dismissively told me to ask the flight attendant. I could tell that this young man would be of no further help AT ALL, so I gave my ticket, went on board and thought to just try and ask a flight attendant. Right before I went to give my ticket to the man who was taking tickets, I heard the boarding gate man walk away mumbling how ANNOYING I was in Chinese. I know this because I SPEAK Chinese. This is HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL!! I continued to go on board hoping the flight attendants might actually have some information. When I asked, who I thought was the flight attendant, about purchasing a seat, it turns out that she was the customer service agent on the flight, she gave no effort to even try to hear what I was communicating to her. I know about communication and as a public speaking instructor, I know how to listen and to speak. She continued to raise her voice and talk over me, although I remained very calm and tried talking to her logically. I tried to communicate to her that I was attempting to purchase one of the empty business class seats that I had seen were empty. I checked the seating of the flight from the united airlines app before I had even boarded the plane. The lady continued to be very rude and uncaring. She talked over me, did not listen, her responses did not make sense, she very loudly kept asking me " CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT??" as if I was a child or as if I was confrontational when I absolutely was not. I noticed I had been trying to communicate for a while.wordlimit"
Cons: "Flight was late Food on trip was barely average"
Cons: "Stewardesses were over worked and their arritude showed showed it. I didn't blame them ."
Pros: "Once in the air the flight attendants were very attentive"
Cons: "Doing the online check-in my wife and I were assigned seats on opposite sides of the aircraft and it was painful trying to get it resolved. We kept being put off to someone else and despite being among the first at the gate we ended up being among the last to get it resolved because of being put off to other people only to see the same person help someone else. It was finally resolved satisfactorily thankfully"
Pros: "Friendly crew. I could understand the pilot. He had to tell us we were skirting weather and would be delayed in landing. But he was clear and professional, which made it easier to take."
Cons: "No one can like the seats these days on almost any aircraft. Not enough leg room and the seats curve your upper body into some unnatural position."
Cons: "I thought it was ridiculous you had to pay to watch tv despite there being a monitor in each seat. That was the first time I've encountered that on a flight."
Pros: "It was smooth sailing. Flight was full but not totally uncomfortable"
Cons: "I did not have an assigned seat until I got to the gate. Having to pay for entertainment on flight"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled twice and only paid for hotel. Would not pay for food"
Pros: "No delay at all"
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Leg room in economy was bad for a international flight"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled 3 times and I arrived at my destination at approximately 10:30 p.m. instead of 11:15 a.m."
Pros: "Very good!"
Cons: "My flight was originally at 10:25am and got moved due to fog to 11:00am which is understandable. But the plane gets in and the captain comes off and says he's clocked off. And that the next captain wouldn't be getting in till 2:40. I would think they would've had enough time to line up another captain knowing the fog was causing delays. It made me miss my flight to Houston. I just really think this all could've been avoided"
Cons: "Rude attendants"
Cons: "Crew was rude throughout flight. Didn't let us carry on our carry on bags even though fit in the carry on slot with ease, let other passengers carry on bags much bigger then our carry on luggage."
Cons: "it didnt happen. i ended up going to chicago"
Cons: "They turned the flight around, getting us home hours later than what was supposed to be"
Pros: "We boarded quick, the flight was smooth. We arrived early. The staff was friendly"
Cons: "I upgraded to first class for more comfort, so I could rest and I was extremely disappointed that my seat didn't decline at all. The snack choices could have been a lot better."
Pros: "There is professional, courteous service from beginning of the flight to exit of one's final flight."
Pros: "Flight departed An hour late but caught up time on route. service was cold, rude and lazy. Many passenger brought food trash tray to the station by themselves. Bathroom was gross. Food was salty and I requested water and I was ignored. I finally raised my voice and start asking their names because I would write a complain. Tha started all hassle for me. Long story short, I was demanded to identify if I held Chinese or US passport... I have written a letter to United CEO. I got reply that I would get a reply in 24-48 hours. I'm waiting. My second leg was two hours delay from Chicago to Boston."
Cons: "those FA should be fired, especially the one who demanded to identify my nationality."
Cons: "The crew members were not very happy and were snappy in their replies. The seating is ridiculously small, you cannot access the carry one baggage under the seat if the person in front of you puts their seat back. The food was better this time than the flight to Beijing, still not great. I also need to add that the original flight from Chicago to Beijing had a 7 hour delay which was ridiculous, especially when traveling so far. No food vouchers were offered and passengers were kept in the dark for long periods of time. The return flight was also slightly delayed. This is not a good reputation for an airlines to have. United will not be my first choice of airlines in the future."
Cons: "The flight was about 30 min late in boarding"
Pros: "I didn't freeze! We got a little snack thing. The center seat wasn't taken so I had more room. Even tho it was delayed a bit to wait for connecting passengers, I would like to think the same would be done for me, so that was okay."
Pros: "Flight was on time and early to destination"
Cons: "Stuck in 32D, seat didn't recline, bathroom was my headrest, tv screen wouldn't turn off, no legroom at all.. Just a miserable flight."
Cons: "I need my suitcase asap. There are lots of important stuff inside."
Cons: "I paid extra money for our seats so we cud sit together N I ended up on the front of the plane N my boyfriend clear in the back I'll never fly United again y the hell did I pay almost 25$ per seat to sit together to sit on opposite ends of the plane"
Pros: "We arrived safe."
Cons: "The whole experience was bad. See my comments above from first leg of the flight."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Pros: "Good flight. Lots of room."
Pros: "Flight attendants were okay and we made up an hour on the way which did not make up for the 5 hour delay in Beijing."
Cons: "United did not come close to matching the Air China flight service and entertainment from SFO to Beijing. Was told we would get a voucher for the hotel but only got $10 voucher each for lunch which did not cover lunch. Had to stand in a line for an hour to check in even though we did not have luggage. All in all, a very frustrating experience."
Pros: "very smooth flight very helpful crew, gate checked bag, ahead of schedule."
Cons: "The delay"
Cons: "We boarded late because of maintenance check. After we boarded, we were told still doing maintence check."
Pros: "Clean cabins and good service. Also, an informative pilot who made sure we knew why we were delaying the flight."
Cons: "We only received drinks on the flight, but it was short, so it wasn't a big deal."
Airlines flying from Beijing to Kansas have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Beijing to Kansas
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Beijing to Kansas
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Beijing to Kansas
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Beijing to Kansas
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Beijing to Kansas