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"
Pros: "After traveling on the large US carriers China Southern is a breath of fresh air. Nothing is too much trouble for the cabin staff who were absolutely fantastic. The price was super competitive. Will always try and travel with them on trips to Asia."
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"
Pros: "On time"
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 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: "Courteous and helpful crew."
Cons: "The seat was hard and looks dated for an A380 makkng my trip uncomfortable. Food was ordinary."
Pros: "The crew are amazing"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "My tv monitor didn’t work and my wife’s chair wouldn’t stay reclined"
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: "The crew was great, and seat was comfy compare to other European airlines seats"
Cons: "Less salt in the food would’ve been better"
Pros: "great price and overall service"
Pros: "attentive and polite flight attendants"
Pros: "The check in boarding pass is not that nice."
Cons: "The boarding pass people need to improve, especially to elderly people."
Cons: "Better movies , better vegan food"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "To many transfers"
Pros: "yes crew were amazing"
Cons: "ticketing was terrible, id number is totally different from our passport.causing lots of ordeal in check in and security check"
Pros: "Almost nothing, this was a terrible flight and experience! The movies were good, that's about it."
Cons: "No online check-in, long waiting at in-person check-in. Rude, inattentive personnel; worst is that every passenger in transit need to go through customs in Xiamen which is terribly complicated. No word about this upon booking or on Xiamen airline's website. Customs in China isn't a nice experience either. Nobody was able to find the right way for check-in, it was a mess. I will never fly again Xiamen Airlines and I recommend to everyone to avoid this airline under any circumstances."
Cons: "the transit in Xiamen after my flight from Hong Kong it was 7 hours I have stay in xi amen. The promotion and/or advertisement saying that I have eight hotel for me to rest in Xiamen or a city tour. After I arrived there.all of those was saying nothing provided today. all I can have is leading me to a lough where just seats, tables for passenger to sit there. provided tea, water, Chinese made coke with natural temperature no ice . just sit there for 7 hours to wait for my connection flight to LAX"
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: "The flight was fine"
Pros: "No problems for the price"
Cons: "Ok no problems for the price"
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!!"
Pros: "787 Dreamliner layout is efficient, generous legroom and recline is better than American carriers. Crew works as team, fast and courteous. Very helpful and professional, Water offered frequently, trash pick up kept cabin neat, bathrooms always clean. Passenger announcements are clear and crisp is English and Chinese."
Cons: "Really, no complaints. More entertainment choices would be appreciated however is not my priority."
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: "Why is my passport number wrong?"
Pros: "the order of boarding the plane"
Cons: "food was dry"
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: "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: "I liked the plane. 787’s are the smoothest rides."
Cons: "Xiamen Airlines should be applauded for having a direct flight from LA to Qingdao. But they have a lot to learn about the proper service and materials in business class. Not surprisingly, they have gone for the cheapest way to service the customer. Lot to learn."
Pros: "We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly"
Cons: "Nobody helped me switch my flight around, I hate you."
Pros: "Crew are nice and friendly."
Cons: "Not a nice experience for a 5 hour flight. I don't understand the comments people are posting regarding the entertainment, it was just one poor Chinese movie, no choice at all. Food was poor. Seats were old and not at all spacious. Thankfully i had an empty seat next to me. This was just like a regular China domestic flight."
Pros: "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!!"
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: "I was denied a boarding pass and was not allowed to transit through China, because of a visa that was needed I was not told about by Kayak.com. Therefore, being the last day I was allowed to stay in Thailand, I had to scramble to find an outbound flight the same day, including paying almost double the cost of the original flight. The Thai check-in agent told me to never transit through mainland China again, because the visa requirement information that is not provided."
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: "Crew was super friendly, professional and excellent!"
Cons: "The 10 hour layover :("
Pros: "Flight Attendants were nice a professional Seats comfortable Meal size was quite large for economy Domestic"
Cons: "Check In Agent said my ticket was incorrect? Had to go to about three different desks with very limited English. Had a baggage overage that I was happy to pay for but would have had to go to another desk to pay. Would have missed my flight. Hand carried 8 pieces of dry cleaning through the Airport. Not customer saavy or friendly."
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: "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: "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."
Cons: "The staff was rude and the flight was delayed twice."
Cons: "The delay was extremely horrible causing us to miss our flight and then put us on a flight that was once again delayed for another 6 hours. The crew was still hesitant on disclosing the time we would be leaving"
Cons: "1) I asked for a window seat so I could see Hong Kong on the air. They put me in the row in front of the wing. No window! 2) Almost constant announcements about seatbelts and electronic devices, not loud enough to actually understand, but just loud enough be annoying. 3) Flight crew go down the aisle with the grace of drunken rugby players. On the return flight I sat on the aisle and got positively battered. I don't work for an airline but I can walk up and down the aisle without touching anyone! 4) The morning meal was a bottle of water, a bruised banana and a piece of bread with what smelled like dog food inside. Revolting. The meal on the way back was ... the same! Give me real food, a snack or nothing at all. It's only an hour flight. 5) On the return flight we sat at the gate for 40 minutes. No explanation or apology. 40 minutes late on a flight that was only an hour... 6) I had to ask for an arrival card as we descended. They could have been given out while we were sitting at the gate doing nothing for 40 minutes. 7) The only "entertainment" was about 15 minutes of commercials. My boss booked this flight for me. I will not fly with them again. They were so incompetent and overmatched, on a flight that was only an hour. I was embarrassed for them."