Cons: "My dad didn’t get on the plane because the previous one was late"
Cons: "Meals & steward"
Pros: "Generally, AC flights are OK to good, but they have a problem with SFO, especially from YVR."
Cons: "Six hours late. Mechanical problem. Boarding crew often incomprehensible but we got a food voucher. On board, two crew members in general seating were disinterested to the point of rudeness. I flew at least eight times this year in NA and Europe. These guys were the worst! It was like WE kept them late."
Cons: "Onboard entertainment did not work. This 5 hour flight did not even offer a snack. Flight was late to leave, and then sat on the runway for 40 min on arrival. The Captain announced a "10 min wait". This was misleading."
Cons: "No food for an international flight"
Pros: "There was no entertainment !"
Cons: "Some of the crew were rude no food or drinks No entertainment of any sort for long trips"
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Just before boarding it was announced that there would be no hot water on board and passengers should try to run and get a coffee at the airport. 5 hour flight ahead. I didn't have free hand to carry a coffee on board.So no coffee or tea. Also no water in the bathrooms! All meals for purchase were not loaded so no veggies or any gluten free options for purchase. Wanted to buy Duty Free and was told that it wasn't loaded either for some reason. The cabin was a bit cool and after 4 hours of cold drinks I was a bit chilled and asked for a blanket only to discover that they only sell them to the passengers. Then I got the giggles as they thanked us for choosing Air Canada voted number one airline in North America. Hilarious!!!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and I almost missed my connecting flight"
Pros: "Clean plane. On time departure and arrival. Transport service as expected. This is the INTL review."
Cons: "Even coach class international flights typically have full food and beverage service, as well as in flight entertainment. There was ZERO in flight entertainment. And the beverage service consisted of coffee, tea and water. That's it. It would be useful to provide more details at time of booking."
Pros: "The plane was obviously newer and in good condition. Entertainment options were good. Window dimmers were a cool touch."
Cons: "Service from the crew was generally bad. For a 5 hour flight, we were offered one drink. We had to sit with our pile of trash for 2.5 hours before they collected it. Crew was grumpy and unpleasant. My baggage was damaged."
Cons: "Flight was delayed multiple times. Flight was scheduled to take off at 1210 pm, delayed to 1510, delayed again to 1700 then delayed to 2110 and hen finally boarded at 2230 but the flight did not take off for an additional 2 hours making the total flight delay 12+ hours. My mom did not speak English and the staff at the boarding gate would not provide her a translator nor where they willing to talk to us over the phone to assist her. I understand that delays happen but the lack of assistance and multiple delays was alarming (with clear weather). Air Canada device over the phone was unprofessional as well when I called to discuss the lack of assistance we received."
Pros: "Sky couch was amazing. Crew were incredibly friendly and accommodating. AirNZ was Way Way better than our flight back home on United."
Cons: "I was refused boarding after being told I could fly. A horrible experience--rebooking for my wife and I cost us 1,000 dollars."
Cons: "Air Canada also bumped our flight to 3 hrs earlier."
Cons: "Quality of food vs price"
Cons: "Disappointing and awful. My flight got 5.5h delayed before even leaving. I was not even notified about that. I hope to receive a refund because it was the biggest inconvenine Air Canada has ever caused me."
Pros: "Ability to charge my iPhone )"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Boarding was very chaotic and our seats were originally booked together and someone needed up separate. In the end, the crew worked it out for us and we were satisfied."
Cons: "I've flown this airline a few times and the seats are pretty uncomfortable."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Food limited and must be purchased"
Cons: "it was a horrible experience and i will never fly with air canada again. best of luck"
Pros: "Good leg room even is coach."
Cons: "The price was too high for the amount of food you got. The taste could have been better. Wish there were more choices of food."
Cons: "We had a hard time reserving seats in advance"
Pros: "Wel,l my flight out of SFO was delayed by an hour and ~20 minutes, which was the length of my layover in Toronto. The pilot was able to make up some time in the air, but I still had to go through customs, security, and then run through most of the Toronto airport with only 25 minutes (before my flight left, probably even less because they close the doors before take off). I was off the plane at 7:30. My flight to Charlottetown was on-time, leaving at 7:55. The nicest male flight attendant on the plane moved me to a seat right before first class and put my carry-on in the closet at the front so I could be of the first off the plane! I ran through the airport, customs, security and all. I got to the gate at 7:41. The lady at the gate saw me running from far off and asked if I was Michelle. She was so happy that I had made it and let me catch me breath before I boarded. The delay on the first flight was very unfortunate and stress-inducing, but all the Air Canada people I interacted with along the way were very wonderful."
Cons: "The delay."
Pros: "Everything and I have alot if air miles under me.The flight crew was great. The aircraft was great."
Cons: "The food could have Ben a little been a little better."
Pros: "Landing safely."
Cons: "Air Canada agents said I could do frequent flyer miles, it turns out they won't count mine &I could have saved hours of effort & phone waiting time if they just had said that upfront. Air Canada will be about my last choice for long flights because of that."
Pros: "The crew was fantastic, and checkin was a breeze."
Pros: "Seats more comfortable than most."
Cons: "Plane was pretty hot during boarding and taxiing"
Cons: "no snacks, no tea"
Pros: "Easy upgrade to a seat with more room without a crazy up charge, super friendly and accommodating staff (both at gate and on flight), smooth ride from start to finish, and very quick turnover to board us after a late arrival plane. All in all, a comfortable experience!!"
Pros: "Okay flight, nothing special."
Pros: "It was a nice flight up the coast and there were no problems"
Cons: "There was nothing that I did not like about the flight."
Pros: "I liked the comfort and the service"
Cons: "the long delay in Montreal"
Pros: "Seat space, leg room"
Cons: "I needed Some help with my bag for the overhead bin and the flight attendant didn't help me properly and they said it was too heavy and another got angry and said we will charge you for this next time . If they had helped me with the bag it would not have needed to be checked in and there was certainly no need to be rude about it"
Pros: "We actually arrived alive."
Cons: "We arrived into London so late that we were forced to take a taxi at a huge expense. During the 3 hr delay the only food provided was a small bag of pretzels and water."
Cons: "Traveling with 2 adults, a 3 year old and 1 year old, we had to ask to get our seats next to each other's for each flight at the desk. For both our family and other passenger it would make more sense to get that covered beforehand."
Cons: "The crew member on ground were very rude."
Pros: "I enjoyed the efficiency and friendliness of the crew and the timliness of the flights themselves as well as the boarding process."
Cons: "First flight: My headphones didn't work with the entertainment system and the only other option to watch what was on the tv was to purchase headphones. Also, the movie skeleton was somewhat limited. Also, it was a longer flight but there was no free food option"
Cons: "your app is useless because it didn't even notify me on the changes to my flight."
Cons: "The complimentary earphones provided on the flight were the worst ear buds I have ever worn and were extremely uncomfortable. If you're going to make it so passengers cannot use their own earphones without the sound being distorted, then please upgrade your earphones to something more comfortable. My ears were sore the whole flight trying to readjust the ear buds."
Pros: "Friendly responsive flight attendants."
Cons: "Dinner not so great."
Cons: "They kept us in the airplane 3 hours before"
Cons: "The aid line lost one bag of mine, should have back today..."
Pros: "It was good flight"
Pros: "Upgrade your seat and it makes a huge difference. Staff were very polite, service was great and leg room was fine as long as you upgrade."
Cons: "Another delay, minimal update. For older passengers this is difficult to understand whats being announced."
Pros: "the kindness of the crew ando the good conditions of the airplane"
Pros: "Wouldn’t know as this passenger was not on the flight as he was killed June 2 and the ticket was supposed to have been canceled."
Cons: "Passenger, Damon Barksdale was not on this flight as he was killed June 2, 2019"
Pros: "A380 plane so it was quiet and comfortable"
Cons: "1. Great difficulty selecting seats ahead of time 2. In flight entertainment system limited and poorly organized 3. No power or usb connection 4. Food was not very good - even by airplane standard"
Pros: "Amazing service"
Cons: "The comfort of the seats and size"
Cons: "Every thing perfect, I’m so happy with the service."
Pros: "Crew friendly."
Cons: "Seat super small."
Pros: "I like the most when we got checked in for our luggage & bag really she has a awesome behavior by one of the female I forgot her nam"
Cons: "Food collection especially for Muslims"
Pros: "I think just the boarding experience."
Cons: "Food and needs to widen the selection of movies with current ones. Also, it was difficult to understand since it was mostly written in Chinese language."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No USB charging. No charging at all. No wifi. Not all flight attendants speak English. No meal choice. In flight magazine Chinese language only. Confiscated my solar charger. At Guangzhou airport, many food courts take only Chinese cash. Internet service censored."
Pros: "Absolutely loved everything, staff were great and the 777 business seat was one of the best iver ever had bar none. Entertsinment selection was awesome..better than delta!"
Cons: "Amenties kit was below par"
Cons: "We were delayed an hour and 30mins, i had 2 special wheelchair assistance for both my grandparents, yet only 1 got it. Once we go to Guangzhou, the assistance was worse for both of them. And also we missed the flight because of this delayed and cost us an extra $307.49 to rebook our connecting flight and hotel."
Pros: "I always sit in the upper deck of the A380. The 80 tourist class seats are much better than the configuration on other planes. The service is great and personalized. CS's food always amazes me with its quality."
Cons: "Like every other commercial airliner, the seats are not large enough and don't recline enough. It's not about the leg room, it's about the shoulder and hip room."
Pros: "The flight from Los Angeles to Guangzhou was good and food was fine."
Cons: "Food served on Guangzhou-Dhaka sector was not good."
Pros: "Chicken with noodles plate is great.."
Cons: "The communication is lacking.. we had a huge delay and were not told what was going on except weather issues.. twice this happened.. the second time the Chinese guy directing us at the airport was not giving everyone directions, only the Chinese nationals.. the rest of us he wouldn’t speak to.. Also not enough beverage services for a 14hr flight..2-3???"
Cons: "Did not get the special meal (Oriental vegetarian )that I had ordered. Also on my return flight as well,even after reconfirming it two day before my return flight."
Pros: "Business class seats were as good as any first rate airline. Cabin crew was excellent"
Pros: "good service"
Cons: "i got a window seat"
Cons: "Great airline. Was surprised at how much space the seats had and the movie selection was awesome. Didn’t have the food so can’t comment on that."
Cons: "I selected middle and window seats for each flight so my girlfriend could rest her head on the window and sleep. We were given middle seats and aisle on each of our flights. It’s fristrating that I paid extra to book the seats we wanted and we did not get them."
Cons: "2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it"
Cons: "Customer service sucks. The airline has no definite answer regarding our concerns."
Pros: "the flight from guangzhou to LA is airbus 380, has freaking 2 stories!"
Pros: "Great crew service!"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the entertainment was plentiful. I had a coach window seat and was able to sleep for a solid 7 hours or so without being uncomfortable."
Cons: "They ran out of wine and didn't have any snack option available (even for purchase) between the two meals that were served. The food was bad the portions were small for a 16 hour flight."
Cons: "There was a male flight attendant (I think there were 2 male flight attendants on the flight from LA to Guangzhou) and he looked really upset and angry all the time. He never smiled at customers and did not help customers with a customer servixe mindset. Other flight attendants were really nice and helpful!"
Pros: "The flight was calm, though that's at the mercy of weather but taking off and landing was very smooth for a big Airbus. Easy to board ans staffs were great and courteous."
Cons: "The food wasn't bad but not on par with other airlines. But not bad."
Cons: "Very bad flight..Mechanical problem missed connection..it took 3 days to reach to destinations. No service at all."
Pros: "Service food attendants wonderful"
Cons: "It was long"
Cons: "Delayed flight from LA & my baggages left in Guangzou! I need to go back again to manila airport to pick up the baggages."
Pros: "Overall I have 5 bc it wasn't airlines fault"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours"
Pros: "The flight crew were extremely hard working and efficient."
Cons: "Plenty of time at point of connection yet bags didn't fly with me to final destination. Not very impressed with the A380"
Pros: "What I like it was the amazing customer service from one of the male flying attending"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful at all times."
Cons: "On boarding the cabin was very hot, after everyone was seated and doors closed we were informed the Air conditioning was broken and we could not take off -over 90 minutes in extreme heat, no air circulation whatsoever. The crew did their best to give out water and keep people from passing out. Once in the air flight and air temp was ok."
Pros: "Super great customer service, friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Hard seats...could be made more comfortable"
Pros: "The international flight from New York to Guangzhou need more leg room even the upgraded economy was tight with stiff non moving arm rest for a couple wo seat together"
Pros: "The only good part was the boarding"
Cons: "One the headphone jack didnt work. The seats are very small. When people left the bathrooms the door woud not close all the way so we got to smell lovely stuff the whole flight unless we got up and closed the door ourself."
Pros: "The food was very good the staff very very dedicated & caring was really surprised to see such high standards of service to the customer on the airline.It dispelled all my doubts about chinese airlines service quality, Was one of the best flying experiences.It was the best leg of the entire journey"
Cons: "Was unable to do online checkin for the flight. Should get more online alerts about the exact terminals locations ,navigations etc about the check in counters for the customers doing the transit"
Pros: "I would say it was excellent, except for the food which is kind of not the great, but with the airfare rate, i could no longer complain. I would recommend it to my friends."
Cons: "This is the worst airline ever!!! The flight attendants are nothing but rude and poorly train on customers service. Gave everyone else (Chinese) snacks and blankets and skip me. Chinese are fake and rude."
Pros: "The plane was always on time and the crew was always ready to help. The food was also good."
Pros: "Fast check in Courtesy of staff Helpfulness of staff"
Cons: "Long walks through terminals ."
Pros: "Relatively comfortable for a 14 hour flight; even got some sleep."
Cons: "Slight delay at LAX, but this is probably the fault of LAX flight control."
Cons: "China Southern cancelled my original flight and made me wait two hours two re-book. It was utter chaos and no one said sorry, gave me the reason and they were very rude at the counter. They acted as if it was my fault (and everyone else who waited) and simply had terrible service. I do not know if I would ever use them again."
Cons: "They lost one of my bags with lots of very important stuff in it and despite the tracking code they have no idea where ti is and have conceded they will probably not find it and refuse to reimburse me for the extra fees I had to pay for it saying "the extra fee was not a guarantee you would receive your bag". Worst airline I have ever flowm"
Cons: "The crew didn't smill anymore and serrvuce was bad. Toilet was very dirty"
Pros: "Aircraft was in perfect condition. Clean and the boarding was surprisingly orderly. The disembarkation is a total zoo and the airline would be fined big-time in the USA if they allowed the passengers to move around the cabin while taxiing."
Cons: "The gate agents do a poor job of communicating delays caused by China's ridiculous Air Traffic Control system. If you don't use the free WiFi at the airport, you are uninformed/blind. Also, the Flight Attendants do not enforce the seat belt sign when taxiing. I don't accept that we should write this off as cultural differences. This is a major safety hazard and they need to step-up and enforce the regulations."
Pros: "Courteous and helpful crew."
Cons: "The seat was hard and looks dated for an A380 makkng my trip uncomfortable. Food was ordinary."
Pros: "There was a good amount of leg room for an economy seat"
Cons: "I wish it had more movie options"
Pros: "attentive and polite flight attendants"
Pros: "Great airplane (787 Dreamliner), comfortable seats, lots of meals, no charge for beer & wine"
Cons: "IMO, the flight attendants should understand better english. It was clear they didn't understand much. I had to claim checked bags and recheck every flight segment. No abilty to reserve seats unless it was more than 72 hours before departing!"
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"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "To many transfers"
Pros: "Nice flight; very comfortable"
Cons: "Short flight; so no in-flight entertainment (no problem 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."
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."
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: "The flight left before we get there. I had to book a train ticket to my final destination because I have to be in Fuzhou that day. I was told by the airline that I would be reimbursed the air fare from Xiamen to Fuzhou."
Pros: "The flight was fine"
Pros: "I liked playing tetris and pacman with a controller that was like that of a console. My flight had a lot of empty seats, and I noticed they staggered the seating so that there was nobody in front of me or behind me. Flight crew was genuinely nice and helpful even though we didn't speak the same language. The little cup holder was actually pretty cool. There even seemed to be ample leg room compared to other Chinese international flights I've been on. I've flown previously with china southern and China eastern, so that is my basis for comparison."
Cons: "They didn't give me boarding passes for both flights (had a long layover in china). Other airlines printed both at the start of trip. This added quite a bit of confusion for me, seemingly unnecessarily. Also, I'm a bit disappointed in their free hotel room deal for long layovers. When I had a long layover previously with either china southern or china easter (can't remember which one), I got my own free hotel room, a free meal, and a free ride to and from the hotel. That was a real perk for my 12 hour layover. The deal with xiaman is you get a free hotel room, but you have to share it with a stranger of the same gender, and you have to pay for taxi to and from the hotel. Although you do supposedly get a free meal, I chose not to take them up on the hotel offer. Instead I took them up on their transfers lounge. This is a dark, quiet room full of dingy, dirty padded chairs and people sprawled out and snoring. I would have stayed more than 15 minutes if there were more phone charging plugs, but instead I went and ate mcdonalds and found a plug in at the kfc. Aside from all that, I would suggest getting some better Hollywood movies to choose from, as xiamen's competition has them beat there as well, in my opinion."
Cons: "I didn’t realize that Chinese transit visa is needed to transfer at Xiamen airport. When I bought the tickets, I wasn’t notified nor advised to get the Chinese visa. The Xiamen rep at Lax didn’t let me board first and I explained and they gave me the visa waiver paperwork. It was so much of hassle. I’ve laid over many Chinese cities via different airlines and never had any problems. Will not fly again on Xiamen!!"
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: "The flight is easy to check gave us 23kgs check in luggage 46kgs if u have intl flight. Free hotel with breakfast. Not bad at all."
Cons: "They require us to get the luggage and check in again tomorrow."
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: "Flew business class. Cabin crew was some of the most attentive I have experienced. Food was very good and nicely presented. Pillows could be better, but had two. Same with blankets. One thick and puffy, the other lighter. Nice for temperature regulation."
Cons: "First leg lax - Tao delayed almost 3 hours. Fortunately the 2nd leg was delayed 1.5 hours. 3rd leg on this itinerary was also delayed, I could have made the flight, but they gave my seat away. It was a bit of a Charlie Foxtrot rearranging flights and overnighting Hotel. 2.5 hours. A supervisor was needed to sort it all out. We will see if the above was bad circumstances or not. I run the same itinerary in reverse on the way home in a week."
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."
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: "New and very clean airplane. Appears to be an inch or two more room between the seats on the 787 to and from China. Good boarding procedure."
Cons: "The actual flights were ok. The experience at the airports was the reason for the below average rating. They are not set up to handle transit passengers. The signage in English is poor or nonexistant. The overall level of English for the airport staff is very poor. One goes upstsirs/downstairs nunerous times. Because the second portion of WF858 is domestic flight, the passenger needs to exit the terminal and re-enter as an international passenger. Numerous security and passport lines. I found the movie selection to be poor with few non-violent movies available. Will not fly this route again."
Pros: "Nothing. never boarded. Took the train instead."
Cons: "1 hour connection. I missed my flight because the flight out of LAX got delayed."
Cons: "I was very sick and contagious and asked for a single person hotel room for the night before a connecting flight. It was not accommodated. It would have cost extra 100-200 yuan. Then when we asked for the shuttle to the hotel, the security at the departures level meant we could not exit and be picked up. No one could arrange pick up at arrivals. Instead we paid for a taxi ourselves. Poor service and coordination, especially considering I could barely talk and just badly needed a rest."
Pros: "Complimentary wifi and excellent crew service"
Cons: "The econ seat is too low, when front seater tilted the seat backward, the screen is right in front of my face. Entertainment video screen doesn’t adjust; in other words, it cannot be adjust in angle, causing neck pain over time. Meals are average, definitely different from the quality compared to regional or domestic equivalent. Very sad, considering that Xiamen Air has a good reputation inside China. The restroom is also poorly stocked — no toilet roll constantly"
Pros: "The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!"
Cons: "Couldn't be helped, it was just a long flight!"
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!"
Cons: "Nobody helped me switch my flight around, I hate you."
Pros: "crew provide excellent and attentive service. food is good"
Cons: "food could be better"
Pros: "Nice new plane, efficient crew, lots of food ... if a bit bland. Airline provided a free hotel in Ciamen for the overnight."
Cons: "Terrible paper shuffle in Shenzhen getting a require temporary visa, because the leg from Shenzhen to Xiamen was domestic. 2 hours or paper shuffle during which they took away our passports, with no guidance in English about what the heck was happening"
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!!"
Cons: "The front dest and customes have horrible attitude! They will ingore you."
Pros: "Nice and friendly. Chinese is always spoken first then followed by English. Pillow and blanket provided."
Cons: "Window seat on a 14 hour flight has its pros and cons. Little more room vs having to wake people up to get up and walk or go to bathroom."
Pros: "The food was good and staff was friendly"
Cons: "XiamenAir lost one of my bags and has still not found it"
Pros: "no regards for customers"
Cons: "no regards for customers"
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."
Pros: "Gave me a free hotel when I was transferring in Fuzhou. All I had to pay was the taxi fare of 20kuai. The staff are extremely nice and the food from JFK to FOC was excellent. 2 full meals and a sandwich left me pretty full."
Cons: "It is difficult to get in touch with the English Customer service."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "couldn't book through from Shenzhen yp Guilin. Had to check-in again at Fuzhou and go through security again."
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: "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: "They redirected me to other carriers"
Cons: "Show up and the flight was delayed 4 hours. No reason given. My layover in Xiamen was only 2 hours. They kept wanting me to fly the next day. When I complained loud enough they finally yielded and found an alternative to LAX."
Pros: "Excellent, friendly service on a terrific plane. More leg room than the average (American) airline for a long flight. Had to call Customer Service. They were as helpful as they could be."
Cons: "There was no computer check-in even for people with no bags to check. Long wait on line to check-in. Probably could use more staff at airport. TSA wait that night was also very long. Not Xiamen's fault of course."
Pros: "Overall Ok"
Cons: "They stole my laptop on board, and they cannot secure the thief even though we know who it was My bike bag was broken"
Pros: "on time food"
Cons: "no movies"
Cons: "The staff was rude and the flight was delayed twice."
Cons: "WiFi and entertainment"
Pros: "The crew was adequate."
Cons: "The airplane was old and dirty."
Pros: "Air China did an excelent job to get me to my destination."
Cons: "Kayak.com did not notify me my flight was cancelled. By my own dumb luck I showed up early enough for Air China to put me on a plane that was boarding. Come on kayak. You failed to provide details that could have ruined my trip. Get it together."
Pros: "I booked my business flight through kayak, but looks like kayak is using Flyus.com who’s has a nasty customer service. Even requesting meals cost money. Air China can’t do anything with my flight and are sending me to the kayak.com. I will never again book through kayak and will be reporting this"
Cons: "Don’t sell services through Flyus.com."
Cons: "Lost our bags twice and 19 hr flight became 31 hours to get to our destination. Now return flight is already delayed 1 1/2 hours"
Pros: "Seat was super comfortable and crew is great"
Pros: "Good crews!"
Cons: "I’m still at the airport. I haven’t gotten back to my final destination yet. The first flight got delayed and the second one left. Everything got messed up."
Cons: "Without any explanation, Air China delayed my flight from Beijing to Hong Kong for 3 hours and ground staff still had an bad attitude toward hundreds of passengers asking questions."
Pros: "Nothing! I like absolutely nothing about this experience! Worst fight of my life and I plan on letting my reviews reflect that!"
Cons: "I was doused with water 2x (condensation about 7 ounces of fluid) from the air ducts. Continually dripped on for 12.5 hrs. Before getting off the plain I took a picture of the napkins stuffed into the cracks over my head as their “solution” and was aggressively asked to delete the picture. I didnt"
Pros: "crews are kind and help."
Cons: "entertainment system sucks, no internet"
Pros: "Movie selection was good."
Cons: "Flight attendants demeanor and customer friendly attitude left much to be desired."
Cons: "My flight was canceled and then the time changed 3 times before I finnally got my flight changed to a completely new flight and route. Was suppose to leave Thursday night at 10:40pm and now I’m leaving Saturday morning at 10:30am. Ruined my entire trip."
Cons: "For this plane, the seat is very cramp - leg room has shrunk. Entertainment selection is poor, no new movies at all - like watching reruns."
Cons: "I had a special meal preference as a vegetarian dish. First meal I got was, rice and steamed Napa cabbages without sauce ( little disappointed); second time, they forgot to serve me the vegetarian meal all together. I got chicken dish which I could not consume... I wish I had a crew who could speak English so that I could communicate about the situation, but I just let go of the issue. I am planning to go fasting on my returned ride."
Pros: "I was able to sleep most of the flight it was very comfortable. Flight attendant was courteous"
Cons: "Food was below average"
Pros: "The food was really go and the flight attendants were really nice"
Cons: "Seats weren’t so comfortable so I will next time splurge on better seats"
Cons: "They didn't let me on the flight because they said I didn't check in on the flight to LA. And on the flight to LA I was there but they wouldn't let me on the plane. I wasn't being rude I was cooperating with them."
Cons: "Service was better than expected"
Pros: "Efficient and friendly staff"
Cons: "Seat backs barely recline - not acceptable for flight of this distance. For this reason will not book Air China again"
Pros: "It’s was ok"
Cons: "Food was not that great"
Pros: "Scored an awesome seat with no one next to me in a small cabin between first and coach class."
Cons: "Even after I had carefully check luggage restrictions I got thoroughly hassled about my ski bag and had to pay considerably extra and do major persuading. The fact the air china desk doesn't open till within 3 hours of flight time at Tom Bradley international terminal at lax is madness. All these red eye flights going through security at once was one of my worst flight experiences. I the picture I took of it is an awesome representation of the term madness"
Cons: "When we landed in Beijing, no one mentioned about filling out entry forms. Very frustrating when the line to clear customs was over 1.5 hours long."
Cons: "Jain vegetarian food"
Pros: "Good service, comfortable seats"
Pros: "Experience during the flight was ok."
Cons: "Delayed flights, missed connections, lost luggage"
Pros: "Nice clean plane"
Cons: "Very bad food boiled vegetable and meat with no taste at all. Most entertainment movies, music and video in Chinese language."
Pros: "Absolutely no customer service whatsoever, not even a smile. Best thing about this flight was the food and trust me that’s not saying much."
Pros: "Better customer service"
Cons: "Air China staff need to better understand and learn how to talk to people."
Pros: "I have a walking disability Air China disrupted so many passengers to meet my needs and I was amazed at how friendly all the crew where and actually cared about me. Food was awesome"
Cons: "Never could figure out the Wi-Fi I thought we had on flight."
Pros: "Attentive gate staff who made sure there were no issues with my seat and made sure to seat me with my husband. Honestly just a long coach flight, maybe don’t fly coach if you can’t handle being a little uncomfortable. I was expecting much worse from some of the reviews. Bring your own food though. Good selection of films."
Cons: "Terrible online check in."
Pros: "Good amount of movies to choose from. Food was decent."
Cons: "The flight was uncomfortably warm. They give you blankets but they weren’t needed. Our luggage was never put on our 2nd flight."
Pros: "Fare prices were inexpensive."
Cons: "1 out of the 2 meals did not taste like much. Meat was extremely chewy. 2 hour layover was not enough time to do customs and re-check-in through security to catch the domestic flight. Beijing airport employees barely knew where to direct you for reacquiring a new flight."
Pros: "Almost all of the crew were nice"
Cons: "TV broken pocket that held reading material was ripped and had wire sticking out, crew was friendly"
Pros: "The flight was fast"
Pros: "Cheap price, on time."
Cons: "Seats, food, entertainment"
Pros: "Entertainment and service was very good."
Cons: "3 hour delay and no information on updates/reason. Switched seats so people could sit together then small child behind me kicked my seat throughout most of the flight. It made for a terrible time and wasn’t stopped."
Pros: "safe flight, nice attendants"
Cons: "would like more room and better movies and better food for such a long flight"
Pros: "Excellent service.... clean aeroplane... good food and great staff..."
Cons: "Held my bag for two days, No explanation, apparently just wanted to rummage through it. Stranded in Mongolia with no clean clothes or medication."
Cons: "Cabin was really dirty, carpet coming apart and stain on the seats"
Pros: "Delayed flight but they did a excellent job at getting me to a earlier flight and bump up to gold seating"
Cons: "Need customer service training. When talking to customers ....need to look at then and acknowledge their exists. The cs grabs your passport And doesn't even care about you to smile and say hi."
Pros: "Not a thing"
Cons: "How this company can be part of Star Alliance? Worst travel experience ever in all my life."
Cons: "AIR CHINA--Very UNETHICAL Airline--SAID I COULDN'T FLY UNLESS I PAID AN EXTRA $200 EVEN THOUGH I HAD PAID-IN-FULL FOR MY AIRFARE WEEKS EARLIER. HIGHLY UNETHICAL AIRLINE. REPRESENTATIVE PROMISED TO CALL ME BACK IN ORDER TO GET MY $200 REFUNDED AND THEY NEVER CALLED BACK. THE WORST AIRLINE EVER. AVOID AIR CHINA AT ALL COSTS."
Pros: "I like nothing about this airline."
Cons: "Flight was delay departing from LAX 3 hours, end up missing connection flight in Beijing, Airline doesn't care and expect me to wait at the airport for 12 hours for another flight.... No Food, No lounge, No words from the Airline and No responsibility from the Airline. Worst...To everyone else please pay more for other airline."
Cons: "Service is very bad and lot of delay."
Pros: "Only boarding"
Cons: "No drunks like other flights"
Pros: "Short ride over to Phoenix, very nice trip"
Cons: "The 12 hour non stop flight from Los Angeles to Beijing was on 747-400 aircraft with no personal entertainment on the seat backs. they had a monitor that played chinese movies which was hard to see and it was a very boring flight. Kids were complaining 2 hours into the flight saying they were bored as nothing to do. Food was mediocre. I can't imagine an international flight with no personal entertainment screens."