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Cons: "There were a lot of confusion w/ the flight delay. We we’re told we have to spend the night in Seoul waiting for a flight out the following day. No agent greets us at the gate to arrange for hotel stay. We we’re directed all over the place and no one knows anything about such arrangement. Finally we’re put on a plane to our destination. I was not informed of the change and only realized that when was brought to the gate and put on a plane. It should have better organized and needs agent at gate to answer question."
Pros: "Check in procedure in Los Angeles can’t get any worse"
Cons: "If check in crew knows what to do, as simple as that."
Pros: "The seat was so hard for a really long flight"
Pros: "Friendly, helpful crew. Great entertainment choices. Comfortable seats. Clean cabin."
Cons: "More language choices in both the audio tracks and subtitles."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Everything but the seat cushion"
Cons: "Better cushion on the seat"
Cons: "It woul have been better if some of the crew treated everyone fairly. Some of them were kind of rude... and it would have been nice if we were fed more than twice. Me and my family got hungry during the flight and this is the first time that ever happened. We’ve been flying with asiana since 2016zz"
Pros: "The seats are wide. Lots of legroom."
Cons: "The take-off and landing could have been better."
Pros: "Exellent food service and comfort Will use Asiana in my future travels Had my best travel experience in years"
Pros: "The flight got attendants were polite."
Cons: "The food was not so good as expected, to my surprise and disappointment. The seats were even narrower than my next connecting 2hr-flight from Incheon to Osaka... Also the flight attendants spoke only in Korean when walking down the aisles offering coffee, tea, etc. When I fly on other Asian airlines (Singaporean, Japan Airlines, All Nippon) everything is bilingual so it is easy to understand what is being offered or asked."
Pros: "Flight attendants are nice and working hard"
Cons: "Too cold"
Pros: "Boarded plane, woke up to watch one movie the arrive in Seoul. Plane was clean on time no hassles"
Pros: "The seats in business class were very good and the staff was also very good."
Cons: "I've flown to Korea many times and this was the most turbulence I've ever had. The choice of moves wasn't good."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Seat and paid legroom were more uncomfortable."
Cons: "The plane was delayed about two hours by some excuse which was a connecting aircraft problem. Due to their incompetency I and my pickup person had to be strained at the airport about four hours. It was terrible. Hope it won't get this kind of delay when I go back to ICN. If that happens, I'll miss a flight back home to U S."
Pros: "Legroom was spacious"
Pros: "Good on-demand entertainment system, safe flight"
Cons: "Service is reliable but crew was not as friendly as they used to be. The meals were terrible. Economy seats on the airbus 380 are very crammed. No wifi either!!"
Cons: "Service over all"
Cons: "Nothing. Our experience is very satisfactory"
Pros: "The seat layout"
Cons: "The seat belt very short on one side hard to operate"
Pros: "Requested an aisle seat and granted upon check in. Flight crews are young, nice and friendly. Food are delicious."
Cons: "No WiFi"
Pros: "Served only two meals lady's keep off lights so everyone sleep tv don't work well"
Cons: "See above not best but good did serve wine with food"
Pros: "The flight was half full which made it much more comfortable to stretch out and enjoy the long flight."
Pros: "The crew on the flight were so warm and wonderful. Flying with Asiana is always wonderful!"
Cons: "Comfortable seats"
Pros: "The layover in Souel Korea was excellent. The Asiana wing has so much to offer the traveler. The shower was an awesome touch."
Cons: "The size of the seats. Not much room for someone 6'2 225lbs"
Pros: "The crew are the best and attention is also excellent"
Cons: "The seating is hard and is hard on your back, legs and neck. Movie selection is very little and not very good. The bathrooms should be periodically cleaned down and sanitized with a light solution to be and feel clean."
Pros: "Soul to Los Angeles was very Good. I loved it. No complaints."
Cons: "Second meal was marginal"
Pros: "Everything looks alright for a short trip."
Pros: "Nothing. Too crowded."
Cons: "No attention given by your crew to my questions"
Pros: "the service of the onboard crew"
Cons: "the flight was delayed"
Pros: "Everything seemed mediocre. Ok plane, comfort was ok, nothing great but nothing terrible."
Cons: "I can't understand why the flight attendants didn't come around collecting trash with a trash bag. Almost all the Asian airlines I've flown on, the flight attendants were always real nice and helpful, but That wasn't the case with Asiana airlines this time around. On our flight from LAX to Incheon, and from Incheon to Cebu, the flight attendants all seemed miserable and unhappy, not smiling at all. I've flown Asiana few times before and had always been happy, but this time, it was definitely different, all because of the seemingly unhappy flight attendants. On our 12 hour flight from LAX to Incheon, the bathrooms ran out of toilet paper and in 12 hours, they didn't once come around with trash bag collecting trash. Sure, they collected the plastic cups drinks were put in, but that was it. How do you not come around collecting trash AFTER A 12 HOUR FLIGHT? Also, just the little thought of maybe providing a hot towel after a 12 hour flight would have been nice. In the future, if given almost the same price point for a ticket, I would choose another airline over Asiana Air."
Pros: "The airbus had plenty of storage room in addition to leg room. The compartment underneath the window was big and allowed two big purses to fit with additional space left. Plenty of space between seats in front even when reclined. The crew were friendly and ready to assist. So far, this has been the best airbus I've flown in."
Cons: "Not applicable"
Pros: "Overall, most liked - food"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful. I checked in two bags and did not get charged."
Cons: "The seats are uncomfortable and it was very hot inside the airplane. I woke up a few times because it was very hot and had to drink water to cool down. Also, the day before my flight I had a medical emergency and had to be sent to the hospital. I missed my flight and Asiana does not cover medical emergencies...other airlines do! Way to go! Had to pay extra to get another flight."
Pros: "Always enjoy Asiana, clean planes good service no hassles"
Pros: "Gave alot of food!"
Cons: "didn't have much inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Luggages were not properly taken care of & got damaged"
Pros: "Great airline"
Pros: "Good serving"
Pros: "Very comfortable seat (business class)"
Cons: "Choice of movies was not that varied."
Cons: "Had issues getting our boarding pass for the second leg of the flight, lots of run around in Incheon airport that could've been avoided"
Cons: "I absolutely hated how EACH and every flight (4 total) was delayed using this airline."
Pros: "Easy boarding. Pleasant crew. Airport staff helpful and assigned preferred seat type."
Cons: "Unable to checking online. Airline telephone customer service could not resolve. Had to checking at airport."
Pros: "The crew was nice as always."
Cons: "The leg space was way too small compared to other airlines at the same rate."
Cons: "The seats of A380 CAN-LAX flights were little cramped."
Pros: "Amazing service"
Cons: "The comfort of the seats and size"
Cons: "Every thing perfect, I’m so happy with the service."
Cons: "Plane Seating space is so crowded & leg room space too small"
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "The seats were too narrow."
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 attendants were attentive.. food was ok.."
Cons: "Lost my luggage"
Pros: "It was clean and they provided a warm meal"
Cons: "Taking a bus to the aircraft"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful and kind despite not having much to offer the economy customers."
Cons: "There was no way to charge a phone or electronic device. I had set up my phone with hours of movies and tv shows that I could watch on the plane. I thought that this was truly unacceptable to not have the option to charge a device for a 15 hour flight. There was an in-flight entertainment system, however my sound did not work so I could not listen to anything and there was not options for english subtitles. There were also no current movies or shows available. I was very disappointed in the options for entertainment on such a long flight. I am only 5'4 and I found my knees hitting the seat in front of me when they were reclined which was a majority of the fight. It was very uncomfortable. Food and drink service was far and few between, I hate bothering them for water but there was enough available or disseminated throughout the flight. and Not sure if it was the food, the turbulence or a combination of both, but many people were nauseous and vomiting on the plane. There were not bags readily available for those people to vomit in and the back of the plane and lavatories ended up being out of service due to uncleanliness."
Cons: "Seat uncomfortable. Limited service btw meals. Some offers of water needed"
Pros: "Everything is ok"
Pros: "The space"
Cons: "I still don’t have my luggage and I’m coming home. Awful"
Pros: "Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble."
Cons: "Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful."
Pros: "Plenty of legroom at emergency exit aile without extra charge"
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: "1).I requested VEGAN-VEGETARIAN FOOD. No Food was without Fish, shrimp, salmon.My wife and I stayed without food. 2). My wife and I requested for WHEEL CHAIR. No wheel chair was provided to us. 3) The Stewards were very poor in English conversation, and it was a very uncomfortable feeling of talking to people who are staring at you as if you are from a different planet."
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: "I tried to change my reservation because of a medical issue . I was not able to make the change . Because of discrimination towards non chienese . I had to purchase a new ticket ."
Pros: "No frills solid business with excellent price and flexibility. Have flow thisxairlin multiple times without glitches. Lounges are simple and comfortable. There were no vegetarian snacks."
Cons: "Lounges a bit sparse and.no vegetarian snacks."
Pros: "That I was able to watch movies and the flight wasn't full."
Cons: "Had to be transported to board the plane. It was delayed for an hour."
Pros: "Take off, landing, food"
Cons: "Can't use cellphone"
Pros: "Crew tries to help"
Cons: "I can never get a hold of customer service... I'm vegan. I tried to preorder my food. It's always a hassle. I spoke to the people at the air port, they too didn't know what to do. I usually have to talk to the crew. Their webpage is horrible. I can't sign up for their mileage program... It's impossible."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "No sweetener on flight"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The plane was nice and the flight was smooth."
Pros: "the serivice during the trip"
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: "Confort and ubeatable entertainment selection. The menú should be updated. Staff was a bit absent through out the flight."
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: "Not much to add, that was already said. The sits were mostly hard board, very uncomfortable on such a long flight. The food , ha, definitely, unacceptable. And the morning meal, was given too short a time to eat it. Bad for one's digestion. Very hard if not impossible to reach them for check-in, either via web, not phone. Left only to the counter check-in and hope for the best, as specially, when you have more then one travelling."
Pros: "Big new plane (A380)"
Cons: "Mainland Chinese have a VERY different concept of personal space and respect for others when compared to Westerners. This is evidenced by the manner in which the restrooms were used (disgusting after 1 hour of a 14 hr. flight) AND how they literally "attack" the food / beverages. Obviously it is a Chinese airline so best to accept this behavior and deal with it! You have been warned!"
Pros: "The plane was always on time and the crew was always ready to help. The food was also good."
Pros: "We had to be rushed from one terminal to an other. The airport seems scattered."
Cons: "Read above..."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Fast check in Courtesy of staff Helpfulness of staff"
Cons: "Long walks through terminals ."
Pros: "Business class sleeping arrangements were good."
Cons: "Very light on choices in entertainment especially movies."
Pros: "Everyone is very helpful."
Cons: "There was no WiFi offered. This really needs to change"
Pros: "on time , aircraft,"
Pros: "Courteous and helpful crew."
Cons: "The seat was hard and looks dated for an A380 makkng my trip uncomfortable. Food was ordinary."
Pros: "Cabin staff efficient and polite and friendly. Good command of English language so that announcements easy to understand. Kept the cabin and toilets clean."
Cons: "Could not find anything to dislike."
Cons: "Flight delay."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "It was extremely loud the entire trip and after traveling for more than 24 hours beforehand, it was an extremely uncomfortable trip."
Cons: "Chinese airlines often require you to take a bus at boarding and then carry your suitcases up large flights of steps to enter the plane - this was the case in Xiamen. This flight often is delayed and this was the case. The food was below average. WiFi is free but it blocks google and gmail."
Cons: "The crew should speak better English. They polite and helpful but clear English is a plus value"
Pros: "The crew attention to the customer is top notch. I traveled with China Southern, Delta and Virgin Atlantic but by far Xiamen Air out performed them all."
Cons: "The occasion freezing of the entertainment system must be addressed. I did inform the crew and they did try their best to resolve the issue without success."
Pros: "Comfy seat"
Cons: "Less salt in the food"
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: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "To many transfers"
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."
Pros: "food and service"
Pros: "The Chinese people were wonderful! But I was required to pass thru security checks 3 times arriving. 3 times transiting and 3 times leaving. At customs, transit and departure. No common sense to their process only"letter of the law". For example I was taking beef jerky to my friends in Thailand but the Chinese security has a meat sniffing dog and they confiscated it as well as the girl in front of me More than $100 worth of jerky. They should have given it back at departure gate. I had to buy more in their duty free shop. Also they cancelled my flight without advising me but did get me on Thai airways later that day. Too much hassle to Transit China"
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: "The flights got delayed. One of the flights got delayed without a notice in advance."
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."
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."
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: "Plane was new and clean. Flight crew was very friendly. Liked the mood lighting during the flight. Good selection of films to watch during the long flight."
Cons: "The food was okay but they ran out of selection a couple of times so I had no choice what to eat. But that’s it nothing else I didn’t like. Really good airline."
Pros: "Clean plane. Left on time. Better than average legroom."
Cons: "Movie selection was virtually all violent related. Nothing the airline can do about the numerous Security checks passing through this Airport."
Pros: "Nothing. never boarded. Took the train instead."
Cons: "1 hour connection. I missed my flight because the flight out of LAX got delayed."
Pros: "No problem with staff"
Cons: "Food is okay"
Cons: "wrong food?"
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: "Price and flight were great. Communicating was small problem. 5 am arrival nothing open so couldn't change money for food, taxi etc. Finally found an ATM that worked. People used their cell phones to try and communicate."
Cons: "Some obstacles with early morning arrival and communications"
Pros: "Nice wide seats, well run flight. Lots of food served, though very mixed quality. The unfortunate experiences described in the negatives of this review, do not repeat on the return flight."
Cons: "In the fine print is the fact that the flight includes a stop in Shenzen. On the outbound flight this was a nightmare experience with Chinese immigration. Exhausted from a 14 hour flight, passengers had their passports taken away; were put through a bizarre 45 minute finger printing process using machines that did not work; and then left to wait for an hour or more with no information. The continuation flight was in another part of the airport - a very long walk; and it turned out not to be at the departing gate that was displayed on the monitors. We arrived at the indicated (wrong) gate with no guidance. Very nearly missed the continuation flight. Once in Xiamen, our arrival was late enough that the second floor of the airport was closed. There were no ATMs on the first floor; no way to get the Chinese cash needed to take a taxi to the airport. Fortunately a kind citizen agreed to exchange some cash, using mental calculations and sign language about the exchange rate."
Pros: "We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly"
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: "I like the price but best of all the service and the attention given to us by all staff members."
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "food is great"
Cons: "check in time is too long (about 1 hour)"
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: "They will cheat u of money. Somehow. Beware."
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: "All announcements in Chinese and English. They keep feeding you."
Cons: "Lots of checkpoints but hey. Why complain about them trying to keep us safe."
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: "Crew was super friendly, professional and excellent!"
Cons: "The 10 hour layover :("
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: "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: "seats selection was too difficult as the net services were not good"
Cons: "the service from air china pripor departure"
Pros: "The customer service rep from the United at the check-in was awesome."
Cons: "I bought my ticket from justfly.com. My vegan food choice did not feed into Air China. I had no food."
Pros: "Entertainment selection was great. Nice to have two meals in flight"
Cons: "Meals could have been a better selection. Did not know we had to request vegetarian meals in advance."
Cons: "The flight is cancelled and nobody had notified us. I only find out when I went to airport. No good"
Pros: "Crew pleasant and friendly"
Cons: "The food is terrible. Selection of beverages and meals very limited."
Pros: "The food was good and the seating was great as well"
Cons: "I wish there was a menu to request more food and drinking. I only had 2 drinks with my meals for the entire flight."
Pros: "Crew was good. Boarding good too."
Cons: "On time performance."
Pros: "The 748 is nice and new and in premium economy the legroom stretches for miles"
Cons: "They lost our Bags! Crew did not speak english! Transferring is a pain! Food was very poor quality"
Pros: "Entertainment was good quality, and had a good variety of games and movies. The food was also pretty good, and provided pretty good headphones."
Cons: "The plane departed 1 hour late, and arrived 1 hour 15 min late, and we barely made our connection on time. The crew gave full cups of drinks to the Chinese passengers, and half full cups to the people of other races. I was sitting in a row of 4 seats, and the person next to me couldn't get anything, so they asked me to get water for them. I asked for water for me, and tried to ask for water for the person next to me, but the crew member just ignored me. I asked her 6 times, and she just wouldn't pay attention to me, so the guy next to me didn't get water."
Cons: "We paid $37 to check in 1 Baggage and the flight from SFO to Beijing had delivered the baggage in baggage claim area. We had to take Chinese Visa to get to the baggage, even-though it is a transit. We missed the next connecting flight to Shenzhen as it ate up all our time. Now have to travel in the mercy of the airlines for next flight. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LIST THAT "VISA NEEDED IF CHECKING IN BAGGAGE""
Pros: "Service was good."
Cons: "Air China practices very democratic way (in a bad eay) of boarding the plane, without distinguishing the 1st class, busineas class, and Star Alliance members from the rest of the passengers. The food is abit overly simple, in spite of the short flight - a sendwich wrapped in an alu-foil... And it was crazy cold in the cabin."
Cons: "Upgraded and didn’t get the perks of the upgrade"
Pros: "I actually liked the pork noodle dish. It was a little Greeley but just what I wanted"
Cons: "The staff is young, they try hard but they don’t have the grace that more experienced international crews will display. There video display interface was confusing for someone e who doesn’t read chinese simplified characters. I had to ask how to turn on the overhead light."
Pros: "My trip started off with airplane problems from the beginning. From my flight being delayed multiple times by air china to the overly packed united to the confusion of the non updated confirmation numbers or the e-ticket number. Even on the day I left upon arriving to the airport my confirmation number they had just given me after all the prior problems still didn't work. Air china had mediocre food with okay entertainment except my headset jack on the TV was broke and I couldn't watch anything. On the last air china flight from Bejing to Bangkok. I couldn't even charge my phone, watch any entertainment and basically was just stuck with no WiFi. Justfly wouldn't compensate for the changes on their end and said I myself would have to ask the airlines for compensation which the.the airlines directed me no where for compensation or even to upgrade my seat. Now I'm finally in Thailand but I'm scared of my return."
Pros: "Courteous service, clean cabin, reasonable price for business class ticket compared to any other airline."
Pros: "Attendants were courteous and smiled. Food was ok. Drinks were good. Got the blanket."
Cons: "I assumed blinds were given out during long flights, but was not offered one. No slippers. Don't get the fish."
Pros: "Awesome service! New equipment and everything worked, Cabin attendants smoked. Very, very professional and attentive. Seats were comfortable. Magnificent pricing."
Cons: "Food was ok. Entertainment and newspapers were mediocre. Layover in Beijing was painful."
Pros: "The in-flight meals from SFO to Beijing were good and the flight attendents' service was up to the standard."
Cons: "The transfer at Beijing was awful."
Pros: "I think the food served on the flight has improved significantly over the last few years. I've been flying Air China for the past few years and am very impressed by the progress made by Air China. I will continue to be a loyal customer of this airline. Thanks!"
Pros: "Service was absolutely great, seats were spacey and comfy, entertainment system for every seat had a wide selection. Overall a great flight!"
Cons: "The food was aweful, but it's airplain food, usually it's aweful..."
Pros: "Airfare was cheap"
Cons: "No variety of options for entertainment"
Cons: "Terrible flight. Crew was rude. Food was terrible. Seat back entertainment was broken, and they don't allow any electronics on for any reason."
Pros: "They upgraded my wife and I to an Exit Row, I'm tall"
Cons: "Dirty bathrooms, overall poor sanitary conditions of plane. Once in Beijing we had to go thru Immigration and Security again even though we were just transferring to another international destination (Bangkok) and the lines for both Immigration and Security in Beijing were super long and grossly understaffed. Even with a 2 hour layover we almost missed our connecting flight to Bangkok."
Cons: "My baby (not yet 1-year) was uncomfortable on the flight and through out. When I asked one crew for help to clean up the floor she just gave me a disgust face and told me I should make the baby throw in the trash bag... I was super shocked and disappointed. I think air china really need to improve their employee training."
Pros: "It was an experience..."
Cons: "The shuttle to the plane took a good 20 min."
Cons: "Wasn't on the flight"
Pros: "The service was good. The aircraft was an old aircraft and noisy."
Cons: "Aircraft was old and noisy."
Pros: "Clean safe and on time. Competent cabin crew. The great fares made this trip possible....so we have no complaints about Air China."
Cons: "Wasted more than an hour in the wrong immigration line because we got no guidance from Air China that long layover passengers need to sign up at a special...and poorly market special pre-immigration desk before proceeded to regular immigration line. As for the flight itself.....the seats are just not made for people over 5' 7"."
Cons: "disappointed with the airports"
Pros: "Food was good. and more leg room. Also gave you a pillow and blanket. Of course the flight to China was a much larger airplane a Boeing 747, where flight to Sfo was a 737-800 and a smaller Air bus. All my flights made it to destination on time. Or close to it. You should plan on at least 1&1/2 hours between transfers. SFO was under staffed at security long lines, and empty desks. Beijing & Soul airports had smaller lines. The Visa free transit at Beijing worked well."
Cons: "Long time through customs and security especially when transferring from one plane to another. We had carry on luggage but still had to go through baggage claim and exit before transferring to the next flight."
Cons: "The air China flight attendants are some of the rudest people I have encountered. They were extremely unhelpful and one went so far as to sigh and roll her eyes at me. Our flight was also delayed for four hours with no explanation, while we all sat on the plane waiting. Finally they made us all get off of the plane issued us new tickets and then we got back on. The whole process was rediculous. The seat space was smaller than usual and the plane was very dirty. It was also the worst airplane food I have ever tasted. I would definitely recommend not flying air China. K"
Pros: "Courteous & professional. Provided information & snacks while waiting. If they devised a way to provide information & resources about connecting flights to each passenger, they would be at the top of their game."
Cons: "I had to pay to catch my connection with no way to document it, as it was an extreme rush & cash was the only way to get it done on the run. So I doubt I'll see any reimbursement. Airlines, Air China included, should try to provide better accommodations for delayed connecting passengers & not just leave it to airport ground crew or worse, passengers own resources. The only assistance provided was a couple crew directing with flight number signs from the arriving gate. But nothing further than that."
Cons: "I didn't like us taking the bus onto the plane from the tarmac. Luckily it wasn't raining or 10 degrees Fahrenheit like my last experience with air china in Beijing"
Pros: "I liked be provided with a blanket, pillow and entertainment system."
Cons: "they cancelled my flight connecting in beijing to shanghai. no reason this just happens all the time in china. they lost my luggage for hours. they didn't have another flight until the next day. and i was traveling alone meeting my husband in shanghai. so i was just stuck in beijing. they were incredibly unhelpful and unconcerned that i was alone with no luggage, without a phone that worked since i was getting a chinese sim from card from my husband in shanghai, no hotel, transportation etc."
Pros: "Boarding is smooth, organized"
Cons: "Both flights from SFO to Beijing and from Beijing to SGN all are delayed, both at the gate and taxi out, food is very basic nothing fancy about it, same goes with drink, and in fact I don't expect much from them. I hope they will learn and compete with other asian airlines in the region, like Eva Air, or Singapore airlines."
Pros: "Courtesy & willingness of crew to respond effectively"
Cons: "Food, entertainment"
Cons: "Missed my flight because I pushed the wrong date."
Pros: "It was a smooth flight"
Cons: "Everything very friendly staff and it was a very comfortable flight."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Boarding was a cluster of people"
Pros: "I was worried after reading some of the reviews. However, I was extremely happy with my experience. Clean and comfortable. Everything was on time and no delays. Cabin crew was attentive and very helpful. A great all-round flight and trip."
Cons: "No real complaints. Airline food is airline food. The services for drinks was amazing though."
Pros: "Food and service was really nice! The entertainment system was outdated"
Pros: "The only thing I like about it is that each seat has its own TV player in which I can watch my own choice of movie even if there are poor choices when it comes to the varieties of movies."
Cons: "The crews are unapproachable. They don't even offer water. Food choices are not as good as well. First meal was edible the second one is we don't even know what it is."
Pros: "Personal television, blanket available, food better than most plane food"
Cons: "Crew prefer to deal with Chinese speaking people."
Pros: "New plane w/ well designed seating for space, access to bathrooms and roomy overhead compartments. Attentive personnel & good food--Eastern/western mix. Direct flights from west coast w/ reasonable schedule at gopd price. Recommend."
Cons: "If you book other than Air China, cannot check-in online, but only at airport. Any follow-up (ie seat assignments) must be done by phone w/ endless waits (although I was never disconnected in the end). Didn't really like the movie choices--mostly for kids, or action. I watched Cinderella and a story about a British skier. Ok."
Pros: "The plane was well maintained, the bathroom was accessible, and drinking such as water and juice were readily available at the back and could be retrieved at any time."
Cons: "The entertainment options were limited- very few movies of interest or new titles. Although there was a lot of food, it was not very good. The smell made it especially unappealing."
Pros: "Did not expect the individual video for each seat. Nice video selections."
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