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Pros: "Again seats space could be better. Crews were very attentive."
Cons: "Other passengers reclining their seats could be a nuisance..."
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Pros: "Again seats space could be better. Crews were very attentive."
Cons: "Other passengers reclining their seats could be a nuisance..."
Pros: "Crew very helpful. Seat was very good, food excellent."
Pros: "New aircraft"
Cons: "The willingness to provide a better quality service by the entire cabin crew and improved food quality."
Cons: "More storage space in business"
Pros: "Just ok"
Cons: "The crew and the service"
Pros: "crew was pushing , no time in an rush all the time"
Cons: "service level"
Pros: "The crew was great although I needed to ask them for my meal cause they passed by me. They thought I had my meal already which I didn’t. I don’t think they did it on purpose so it was just misunderstanding. My flight was on SQ 38 from Singapore to LAX on October 30 2019 Other than that. All is amazing. I will still highly recommend Singapore Airlines to other people."
Cons: "I think I have nothing in mind about improvements because I can see they have been training very well. I would like to say keep up the good work"
Pros: "everything, the crew was efficient"
Cons: "more African entertainment to be added on the Johannesburg route"
Pros: "I liked that on the longest leg of my trip - I had an entire row to myself to stretch out. Im old, things like that are important...along with compression socks...haha!"
Cons: "I think the food - I dont know exactly what, because we're on a plane - but I think it could be a bit more appealing? More greens, colors? Not sure, but it was okay."
Cons: "We missed the smile and quality service liked before. Food quality is just okay. Timeliness for departure/arrival was excellent."
Pros: "Entertainment system was new and easy to use. Seats in premium economy were quite comfortable."
Cons: "A vegetarian / pescatarian option on the menu would have been nice but other than that, all good."
Pros: "The staff was amazing"
Pros: "Good food. Friendly staff efficient airports."
Cons: "Confusion at check in on baggage constrains. Conflict between what the agent told us and what was documented on our ticket contract. Plane very cold Unable to recline seats for much of the flight under guidance of flight attendants. Unable to sleep as a result."
Pros: "Excellent crew and very well dressed and always smiling"
Cons: "The lights were switched off for a very long time. That can be avoided"
Pros: "Crew was attentive and made extra effort to meet special requests from passengers."
Pros: "One of the best seating I have ever had. Compared to Emirates the seat was spacious."
Cons: "Food was good but was not full compared to emirates."
Pros: "The crew was very helpful and courteous."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and I decreased my time in Singapore"
Pros: "All Crew members was friendly seats i found comfortable."
Pros: "crew were very friendly and helpful. flight was one of the best i’ve had"
Cons: "boarding at sydney was very confusing"
Pros: "Crew , announcements were restful , not loud and blasting like some airlines"
Cons: "Nothing Singapore Airline is Super Lufthansa food lousy , late leaving Kuala Lumpur, missed our connection assigned to a later flight, running to catch rescheduled time and changed gate."
Pros: "The crew did a wonderful job of anticipating needs and having all the little ammenities you could want."
Cons: "They gave you a menu at the start of the flight but didn't serve any of that food, and the food wasn't very good"
Pros: "Kindy flight attedances,,smooth boarding,,delicious food"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was canceled. They moved passengers to the Lufthansa but didn’t tell us even though we checked with the counter every 20 min. Apparently a text went out that we didn’t get"
Pros: "Crew was polite."
Cons: "For such a long journey, the plane could have been nicer."
Pros: "Seat was very comfortable, crew was very nice,"
Cons: "food is average. TV screens are so bad that you cant watch a full movie. Seat is comfortable. Over all the plane was old and worn out"
Cons: "Seat space could be wider for working"
Pros: "The cabin crew was pretty good. This was the only saving grace in otherwise very poor experience"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 2 hours and they changed the gate from one end of the terminal (A15) to the other (C1). The waiting area was cramped. This being the home of Singapore Airlines, the way managed this entire thing was pathetic. Boarding announcements were also confusing."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful and courteous Entertainment system was pretty good Food was good. They could have given water bottles instead of asking for water."
Cons: "Seat comfort in Economy was just ok. Since this was a long haul flight, seats could have been better."
Pros: "Got bumped to Business Class"
Pros: "I do like Singapore airlines and all the rest of the airline stuff apart from the entertainment system was great!!! (Unfortunately since there was no USB or seat power my iPad fairly quickly ran out of juice...)"
Cons: "The entertainment system was soooo old. In our seats it was non-functional. The plane wasn't too full and so I scooted over to the isle seat next to mine but again the resolution on the screen was so bad I couldn't read the intro comments to the movie, etc. They desperately need to update the entertainment system on that plane."
Pros: "Comfortable flight, punctual, helpful crew."
Cons: "I don't see the point in giving out menus for economy class, especially as it's only a choice of 2 meals and one of them wasn't available anyway. It's a waste of paper."
Pros: "Nice and attentive crew"
Cons: "Seat in the economy class is cramped and although the movie selection is quite ok, but the lack of touchscreen is quite annoying"
Pros: "The main course"
Cons: "Items missing or substituted in the veg but was ok in regular meals. In one veg serving, no salad or dessert was included. Margarine instead of butter for only in the veg meal."
Cons: "In spite of ordering vegetarian food, was offered a non-vegetarian option and was told that is Asian vegetarian. Food quality was bad too."
Pros: "The cabin crew was great."
Cons: "1. Flight seats are too congested on flight.. 2. Not too many indian movie choices 3. Some reason, while booking the flight, the KAYAK site had not asked for food choice. And the airline does not carry any extra vegetarian food. This had caused some inconvenience."
Pros: "The seats seem to have more leg room, food was actually good, and the staff was delightful."
Cons: "It was a 17 hour flight, but they made it bearable."
Pros: "Crew members were very friendly n helpful."
Pros: "Everyone was cold asking for blankets it was freezing on that plane only major complaint, I love the airlines, the flight attendants are lovely and gracious, they really do try. Such a nice treat after flying United airlines all year!"
Cons: "Too cold"
Pros: "I love traveling on Singapore airlines. They have excellent service and always on time. Their entertainment system is very good. I won't say excellent as I've seem Emirates and they still have along way to go to catch up."
Cons: "They did not give us the landing cards and we had to fill them in at the airport. Many were like us and I am surprised. Also for business class passengers they don't get into a priority lane as you see in Emirates and other airlines. while Singapore airline is very good, they still lack in the details."
Pros: "Service was nice."
Cons: "Comparing to recent businesses class flight on Emirates; Singapore airlines seat does not recline to flat bed. Boarded flight st 11pm and arrived at Singapore at 7am. Toiletries like tooth brush and paste, razor etc. were not provided. Emirates provides, so we did not pack in-flight."
Pros: "Service was great."
Cons: "Bit on the cold side."
Pros: "Crew was overall friendly"
Cons: "Old plane, entertainment system very old and doesn't work properly, wake you up in the middle of the night for breakfast, service not efficient as half of the plane orders Indian food and get served first"
Cons: "Food was very poor."
Pros: "The flight wasn't full so we had a spare seat between us, That made economy barely tolerable."
Cons: "The seats in economy are now Way TOO SMALL! You better start calling Economy - "Stearage"! Food was not as good as on past flights with SA. Movie selection not as good as past SA flights. Earphones supplied are horrible!!!"
Pros: "Such incredible staff. Always Willing to go above and beyond! I flew 17 hours with them and they made the flight a breeze. Great airline, will be flying with Singapore again"
Cons: "Really nothing. I loved flying with them."
Pros: "Nothing specific"
Cons: "No real dramas"
Pros: "Overall just a really great experience."
Cons: "Nothing negative to report."
Pros: "Very nice crew."
Cons: "Why are the slippers/socks not distributed before take off or already in the seat pocket? Why is the food order taken after take of and not before? Why does singapore airline have old seats I new planes? What happened to the earlier leader? Friendly staff alone does not make the deal. And given ticket prices SQ is not attractive any more for me."
Pros: "The food was ok. It didn't set my heart on fire, but I did finish it."
Cons: "The plug to the ear buds was loose to the entertainment unit, and so most of the time I couldn't hear anything! When I could the sound was dreadful."
Cons: "No room, seats too tight. So close, my neighbor spills over. Toilets too small."
Pros: "Had a row to myself, crew was extremely attentive. Due to a lack of passengers, the crew was even able to anticipate many of our needs before we voiced them."
Cons: "My first headphones didn't work and the pull out tray in my row had a bit of left over food crusted on to it."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Update new movie"
Pros: "Crew members were as friendly and helpful as always"
Cons: "Being disabled doesn't always mean that you get on and as quickly as you would like. We were the first off in SeaTac, but the last to be taken to Passport control."
Pros: "Asiana staffs are so great with good service!!"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Didn’t like any part of the flight."
Cons: "The cabin was way too hot for comfort. The food wasn’t good. Little entertainment options."
Pros: "Staff friendliness, leg room"
Cons: "No sleeping eyepatch"
Pros: "Friendly crew good flight experience."
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Crew was attentive"
Cons: "Food was sub par and I flew TO Manila on the flight - the discrepancy in the food quality was very different. Entertainment is dated and for such long flights very limited compared to competitors."
Pros: "The cew is very friendly but need to improve their English."
Cons: "Entertainment system. Food options. General service offering in business class"
Pros: "the crew was very accomodating,the food was nice,but everything is great"
Cons: "well what to say its not comfortable sitting 16 hours and last time from korea to manila my baggage was delayed so i have to wait for 24 hours to recieved it."
Pros: "I always have a good experience with Asiana."
Cons: "It was freezing cold in the airplane."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Prompt efficient service."
Pros: "The food is so good."
Cons: "The check in counter is not fully organized. I encounter so much delay in checking in my luggage. The new employee must be properly assisted by the old personnel to avoid long hours of waiting and standing in the counter of the passengers who arrived early so they can check in their baggage ahead of time. I availed of your web check in but was waiting for so long in the check in counter."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Food was okay"
Pros: "Loved the service and comfort, food was exceptional for an airline."
Cons: "Suggest a better selection of movies and tv shows."
Pros: "The crew is great. Seats are more comfortable than other airlines. They feed you lots of food. They are my favorite airline."
Cons: "Some planes don't have the foot rest. It makes a huge difference in comfort."
Pros: "Service, food and legroom, cleanliness"
Cons: "Crew are attentive, service is good.. food is good and legroom is better than most airlines.. The aircraft is warm and I had to call the attention of the FA and she took care of it.. I am surprised, being a gold member does not give you any priority regarding boarding.. Hopefully this will be addressed, especially to loyal clients.."
Pros: "Food and the services by flight attendants."
Cons: "tight seat."
Pros: "Not much. Plane was almost on time."
Cons: "Disgusting food, old plane with terrible seatback screens as well as movie selection."
Cons: "I had to pay $100 both legs of the flight for an extra bag. I could have went with another airline and payed a cheaper overall flight if i knew Asiana was going to charge me. Ive taken similar flight through Philippine air and they never charge me for 2 bags. This should be something factored in with $$ or highlighted before purchase. Instead of the airline sneaking extra fees on its customers....."
Cons: "Food options terrible for Asian vegetarian"
Cons: "few new movies in the list"
Pros: "No entertainment at bulk head"
Cons: "Delayed boarding and landing by an hour. Missed connection."
Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "The flight from Seoul to Los Angeles was less than 10 hours. Asiana crew professionalism and courtesy are always excellent."
Cons: "The long layover in Seoul-Incheon airport."
Pros: "I saved my points, rolled points and purchased everything I could to be able to take Asiana first class from JFK-Seoul (Incheon). Pretty much a dream. 14 hours and I could have gone longer. Put it on your travel bucket list if you are heading to Asia."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Service is very polite. Attendants are some of the nicest I've ever met, though their English (and PA announcements, etc) will be a bit hard to understand unless you're used to communicating with folks for whom English is a second language. They're also all softspoken, which is very soothing, but even harder to understand what they're saying! Seats are also BIG and have a great recline (seat and seat back) on the Airbus. Flying on a daytime departure from NYC to ICN I had a lot of empty seats to stretch out on and it was pretty quiet for a long flight to Asia."
Cons: "Seats are HARD! I'm not sure how you even make a hard airplane seat but they've figured it out on the Airbus for sure. The solution: get a second pillow to use as a seat cushion. Solves the problem. Also, the "upgrade" to the bulkhead seat is only good if you have a baby in a carrier or really long legs. If you like having your bags near you, or want to keep stuff at your feet to work on, or like to raise the arm between seats, or have a tray table and pocket in front of you... you won't have any of those in the bulkhead upgrade seat. And the phone customer support simply doesn't know enough English to explain these things properly. Fortunately someone else was happy to switch with me. Lastly, they really don't understand that special meals do not need to lack in flavor. Non-Lactose Meals are super boring in flavor - and there was no reason at all not to serve the bulgogi or spicy pork dishes for the NLML! They seemed surprised when I asked to switch it, which suggests to me that the attendants don't even know what 'non-lactose' means, though they were very sweet about confirming and delivering me my special (bland) meals. But asking for a packet of gochujang solves that problem!"
Pros: "Boarding was pleasantly quick relative to other flights I have been o"
Cons: "Flight attendants made me it feel like they didn't want to be working there. Made me not want to ask for anything when I needed something"
Pros: "The food and service were very good. Each of the crewmembers I encountered was professional, courteous, and friendly. I also enjoyed the food, and for the first time in my life I think I said "no thank you, that's enough"!"
Cons: "first, although this was an international trip , in business class, the seats were more like something you would find in the premium economy section of other airlines. They were tired and outdated. Second, The entertainment package was abysmal. Basically, you were forced to watch a TV with bad reception, and no ability to choose what you wanted to see other than flipping through the channels and seeing what was already on. That meant never seeing the beginning of a movie. The picture quality was very poor. Although an international flight of seven hours duration, it felt more like a charter bus to Vegas buy a discount operator. I have the exact same experience flying from Korea to San Francisco on a prior trip. If I could learn how to determine which aircraft I would be flying in the future, I would never book an international trip on Asiana knowing that this particular aircraft would convey me."
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: "I enjoyed having a larger screen for my personal in-flight entertainment. It was much better than on the 777."
Cons: "The seat was noticeably less comfortable on the A330 compared with the 777. The breakfast meal was pretty bad."
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable, the crew very engaging, and the food was very good."
Cons: "Nothingnothing"
Cons: "Could use a little more movies."
Cons: "I do not understand why only one bag was allowed to be checked if it was an international flight. When it was boarding time, there was no organization. It was whoever lined up first."
Pros: "Food o utstanding for economy....a as good as air France Movies selection excellent"
Cons: "Time delay."
Pros: "Great flight attendants"
Cons: "These folks never take off on time. Preflight is done way too late...minutes before boarding. Never an apology for late departures. If this is the norm, I think I'll pay a little extra next time."
Cons: "No good Korean movies to watch."
Pros: "Everyone was so personable. We had 4 adults , 2 boys and a baby girl so it was hard to get everyone situated but with the staff on the plane it was just simplicity. All of our needs were met , wether it was someone wanting an extra blanket or the baby needing food or even helping the 2 boys get situated before and after take off . They apparently love babies because they couldn't get enough of ours and were always wanting to play with her and make her smile (which goes along way) and that helped her not feel so groggy on the plane . They know it's a long flight so they get you comfortable even down to giving you slippers and great tasting food."
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like was the long flight but that's not the staffs fault, it was inevitable if your flying halfway across the world . the plane had 12 inch touch screen tv with music, movies, games , news , kids entertainment and even how to learn Korean so it it was very helpful in keeping you entertained throughout the plane ride ."
Pros: "Comfortable flight"
Pros: "Depart and return delayed for 2 hours, we missed the bus to the ski resort"
Pros: "As expected, the crews' service were good. Comfortable seats and nice meals."
Cons: "On the way back to Singapore, there was no entertainment in each seat. Didn't expect this and never experience from my previous flight with Asiana. There was the main screen in the centre but I can't choose and the lights were on all the way when I tried to sleep. Disappointed that they didn't inform in advance. People expect Asiana as same as SQ which provides full of new equipment such as personal screen on each seat."
Cons: "the flight was late 30'."
Pros: "The company called one travel agency quoted $1,000.00 per ticket from Vancouver to tokyo. I purchased 3 tickets but in about 3 weeks later I find out that they cancelled it. I complained about it and they asked if I wanted to purchase the same tickets from the same flight and seas for $1,500.00. Because I wanted to save $50 (Air Canada was $1,050.00 through Travelocity at the time), I had to pay $1,400.00 for Air Canada ticket 3 weeks later. I will never fly ANNA or deal with travel one. Even though it is a little more expensive I will only deal with reputable company such as travelocity."
Pros: "It's hard to say anything was good when the flight was cancelled."
Cons: "6:40pm Friday flight was delayed 2 hours, and when we finally boarded, pulled away from the gate, and were ready to takeoff, they announced the flight was cancelled because they can't meet the curfew at Narita Airport. Took us another hour to deplane, and another hour to go through immigration and customs (yes we had to do it again), and get our bags. Then they sent us to a hotel 30 mins outside Seoul (they told us it was 20), gave us a Lotteria fast food burger and asked us to be in the lobby at 4:50AM (it was already midnight). Bus didn't have enough space for everyone so they had to call a van too. When we arrived at the airport after our 30 min ride, the bus dropped us off on the wrong side and we all had to walk 15 mins to the opposite end of the airport to check in. Since the rescheduled flight was the first flight out, the airport was super busy and security lines were extra long. After all those lines there was barely enough time to get on the plane. Summary: from originally scheduled time until wheels up I waited in about 6 hours of lines or just sitting around,1 hour of bus rides, slept 3 hours, and ate one lousy burger. All of this for what was supposed to be a nice weekend trip to Tokyo, which chopped down to a 30 hour stay in Tokyo. These guys should have known what time they can pull away from the gate to make curfew. There's no reason why we all had to go through this extra aggravation. Turns out Asiana has been making really tight schedules to accommodate the summer peak season, and they just can't keep up."
Pros: "Crew was attentive and the food for economy was good."
Cons: "13 hour from Seoul to NYC and the crew never once went into and took care of any of the four bathrooms in the lower cabin in economy class. On the flight two weeks before from JFK - they did a great job on the bathrooms.On both flights there was no need for the constant interruptions telling us to put the seat belts on. Just turn on the light no need to make an announcements in two languages."
Pros: "Friendly, attentive, attractive crew."
Cons: "In-flight entertainment system could have more English content."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "no indication of which terminal to check in, flight was delayed, both cabin and ground crew (and chengdu airport staff) hardly spoke English."
Pros: "It finally took off. The crew is polite."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 5 hours and there was poor on site communications. This is the definition of a poor flight."
Cons: "plane parked too far from main terminal. long bus ride delays arrival time."
Pros: "Everything was fine. Thanks for the great services!"
Cons: "Nothing yet."
Cons: "Spoke better English"
Pros: "Amazing crew for such a long flight. Nice to get fed too."
Cons: "On line check in could have been simpler"
Pros: "Crews are good. The seat has more room for leg."
Pros: "While the business seats weren’t as comfortable as the pods, they did go flat for a decent sleep but they aren’t as wide,you need to be traveling as a couple if you have a window seat if you want to get out while the other person is asleep."
Pros: "Loads of space. Super crew,"
Cons: "Nothing. It was perfect."
Pros: "The only positive thing to say is that the flight was on time."
Cons: "* Failure at communication: At check-in we were told that they cannot route the luggage to the final destination (Shanghai). We will have to fetch the luggage from the luggage belt and check it in again at Chengdu airport from scratch. Also it was not possible to get the boarding pass for this flight online and select seats. This was brand new information for us. Nor China Southern, nor KLM nor Kayak did inform us about this at anytime. This never happened to us and if we knew in advance we would not have booked this connection (one in Amsterdam and one in Chengdu). Passengers need to be informed about this! Some people mentioned this is Chinese state policy, still not sure about this though. * Horrible transfer experience: In summary we were on ourselves, information was absent or just plain wrong by the ground staff at Chengdu airport. Which resultet in us queuing in 3 different lanes. Even in the first lane we queued, following official signs for transfer, the first staff told us we can queue here but then the lady at the counter (after 30min queueing) told us to go somewhere else instead. We had to wait in the rain to take a shuttle bus to another terminal. There we then queued at a China Southern counter, but it turned out to be incompatible with our ticket (booked with China Southern but operated by China Eastern - not communicated to us). Hence we queued yet again at a China Eastern counter which was eventually the correct one. Common to all this was the negative attitude of all staff which basically didn't care at all and were just incompetent. Note that this was not a language issue, as one of us is fluent in Chinese. * Once boarded the plane, which was 25% full, we were even disallowed to change seats due to "weight balance issue" (which seems to be just a joke given the weight of the airplane itself...). Note that the check-in agent explicitely told that because the plane is half-full we can just freely select an empty seat - yet another false information. * Conclusion: 1. Transparent information is they key for making a booking decision. 2. Do not fly via Chengdu airport. This will just ruin your trip. This airport is not ready to serve as international transfer spot."
Pros: "On time performance that is really not a given on any flight from PRC"
Cons: "Ear pieces given only after "reaching altitude. Movie choices censored - no blockbusters (Ma Ma Mia was featured as a new release). Food rather of lousy quality with rice and pork as well as thick noodles with some thick oyster sauce and five rather tiny shrimps. Cold bun and frozen chunk of butter to start on the salad (again some shrimps with glass noodles) and four tiny pieces of watermelon. Red wine served but no white. They were quickly running through the isles with duty free but no one knew what they were selling as no catalogue in seat pocket. Qualified as a good domestic flight - not really of international standard with dirty toilets after an hour of flight time"
Pros: "Friendly and very helpful staff, varied and comprehensive entertainment"
Cons: "No special boarding for business class, bus was overcrowded"
Pros: "Full plane yet service went well."
Cons: "Pulling out of charge cords and ear phone so early in the landing process. Both time 30 minutes before landing. Should do landing check closer to touchdown."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The whole experience with China eastern airlines. Will never book afain"
Pros: "Never made my flight :-("
Cons: "I mistakenly could not obtain my boarding pass in time, and even though the security crew at the gate let me through check in with proof of my itinerary they did not let me board because I did not have my boarding pass. I ran as fast as I could to the transfer gate check in, with 15 minutes till departure."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I did tell the lady in the boarding area in la that we have limited time to cacht the other conection fly to phuket from chengdu. She ignore us and say we have enough time. Of course we miss the fly because a delay in migration in China. And this was a ticket of the same Airline. No one help us and even speak english. We were stuck in china for 24 hours and the staff in the airport threat us like homeless. It was worst The experiencie of my life"
Pros: "All the way into hours late the lake from SFO to Shanghai was awesome"
Cons: "I didn’t like that the Chinese government let me into the country for a long layover so I had to sit in the airport for five hours"
Pros: "Actually quite roomy and comfortable seats in stretch-out mode. Slept soundly"
Cons: "not much in the way of food, but it was a redeye"
Cons: "This ridiculous airline and it's rude, obnoxious staff in Chengdu made a mockery of my friend and I (two 21 year old American girls traveling alone). We had booked round trip tickets back in October 2017 that included a 1 hour layover in Chengdu first, then a 7 hour layover in Shanghai on our way to Bangkok for a trip in Thailand. That was fine with us. Then all of a sudden it changed to a 6 hour layover in Chengdu then an 18 HOUR layover in Shanghai. We decided to deal with it and get a hotel room in Shanghai, no big deal. After a great trip in Thailand and leaving fine from Bangkok to our first layover in Chengdu, that is where the nightmare started. First off, going through Chengdu customs, I don't know if it is because Americans do not travel through there a lot, but the officers pulled us aside and were passing around our American passports around their staff, taking pictures of them with Iphones before handing us "in-transit" paperwork to fill out. As weird as that was, no one really seemed to speak english and we just wanted to get away from them and get through. When we went to the check in counter, they handed me a boarding pass for our flight at 1:50 that afternoon, but then proceeded to tell my friend that she wasn't on a flight until the next morning at 7 am out of Chengdu and our original connecting flight out of Shanghai at 11:50 the next morning was now at 8 pm for her. What could have been simply fixed like it WAS after calling priceline and our travel agent, the staff at the ticket counter and a representative over the phone made our lives living hell. They barely spoke english and the ones that did were very rude to us, saying that they couldn't help us and put us on the phone with China Eastern. FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF we were on the phone with a representative who was talking us in circles, telling us that there were no available seats on the 1:50 and that he could get her on the next 3:45 out of Chengdu, then put us on hold to come back and say he couldn't only change 1 domestic flight in China, but would have to cancel her flight to NY. When offering to pay to just DO IT and get out of china, he said that if he were to cancel it and take our credit card info, it "may or may not go through" and if it didn't she would be stuck with no flights. When asked how that made any sense, he proceeds to say" Because miss, our system sucks," and other rude things like "Why can't you just keep your flight and meet your friend in NY." then him along with a rude ticket counter guy say that he could help us if we took 5,000 yuan out of the bank and paid them cash. TRYING TO SCAM US. After all this drama a simple call to priceline was able to fix the problem no payment involved, and there WERE available seats on all the flights and a domestic flight could be changed. LYING, SCAMMING, RUDE, individuals. Definitely worth a little more money to take any other airline BUT THIS ONE."
Pros: "Airline personnel very helpful. Plane was clean."
Cons: "Finding China Eastern in very large terminal. Almost no signs in English."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Very disappointed with seat, choice of movies and food was not edible. Very poor when compared to business class on other airlines."
Cons: "This flight was delayed 12 hours. They kept the passengers in a terminal that was partially open to outdoors, and this was in the middle of winter and it was only 35° F. In fact the reason for the delay was because of weather. When asked about a Plan B, they talked in circles and gave us no real answers. Every hour they said wait another hour and this went on for 12 hours. Had they just cancelled the flight early on and made other arrangements, passengers could have gotten out of the cold and gotten food for themselves. When told that people were hungry and freezing, instead of moving to an indoor heated terminal, they simply brought down airplane blankets which did little, and a case of water bottles and airplane food to which they only passed out to the Chinese passengers and when any nonChinese passengers went to get food or water, there were turned away. I truly have never experienced anything in my life like this. It borderlined on inhumane. Worst experience of my life. Do not ever fly China Eastern."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Staff efficient."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. Tv’s kept cutting out. It was so loud."
Pros: "The whole process was smooth. And although I missed/didn’t recall the halal food option when booking the tickets online, the crew member was able to advise fast and make swift adjustment!"
Cons: "There’s no earphone provided onboard, and entertainment thus was lacking! Also, there should be more varieties of newspapers provided!"
Pros: "Food was pretty good albeit small portion. Staff were decent."
Cons: "Quality of ear bud is bad. Not allowed to use electronic device on the plane even in flight mode which is ridiculous because they allow laptops and ipads!!"
Pros: "Maybe I'm imagining it but it felt like there was more leg room here than on my other China Eastern flight."
Cons: "The screens were ok but the sound was awful - it made everything almost unwatchable."
Pros: "Not much to like on this flight. It got us where we were going."
Cons: "This flight was very uncomfortable. The cabin was very noisy, seemed more so than usual. The headphones for the entertainment are useless and of very poor quality. There was three movie choices and only one in English."
Cons: "No one to assist my friends enter the plane. No one to help with hauling minor carryon baggage up the outdoor staircase. Very difficult and no offer at all for anyone in a party of six to help. No lift and no one offered assistance in business class to help at all.once on the plane service was outstanding. Passengers in 70s and 80’s and no knowledge of the need to to climb stairs and without any assistance. Attendants watched the elderly struggle."
Pros: "Nothing about this experience was acceptable nevermind enjoyable."
Cons: "Due to some strangely worded "regulations" regarding layovers in China I was barred entry to my flight. China Eastern made no effort in helping me; essentially pointing the finger at the online booking agent (Kayak/Justfly) who in turn, pointed their fingers back at the airline. All parties refused to process my ticket OR refund my cost. Eventually I bought an additional ticket directly to the city of the final leg of my itinerary so as to avoid the visa restrictions on multi-city layovers. Only to find that China Eastern would NOT honor the ticket from Kunming to Vancouver as I had not been on the first two legs. Again, no solution was offered and no refund provided from China Eastern, Kayak or Justfly."
Pros: "The fact that I did eventually get to my destination in one piece."
Cons: "Being delayed over 8 hours and offered nothing in the way of compensation despite asking."
Pros: "The people were friendly and helpful. They genuinely wanted me to feel comfortable. This gets a double thumbs up from me!!!"
Cons: "There were no problems with anything. I would gladly take this flight a bunch more times."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants that don't speak good English, food is horrible, they need better options, did not accommodate my peanut allergy"
Cons: "The plane has delayed"
Pros: "Food was OK but they took forever to get themselves organised."
Cons: "I was sat in row 31 - the first in economy which was right next to the galley. The attendants spent the best part of the 1st 90 minutes of the flight congregating in the galley and constantly opening and shutting the curtains and opening and shutting doors. They were loud and in a world of their own. Didn't seem like they wanted to have anything to do with the passengers. A glass of water was served after half an hour but for the next hour before they started the food service there was a continual stream of passengers coming up to the galley asking for more water. The attendants from business/first were also constantly coming back and forth to this galley so it was noisy, busy and frustrating to be sitting right next to it all. Lord knows what was in the cupboard in front of seat 31 but the crew must have opened and closed it at least 30-40 times during the flight and each and every time they let the door swing right back and hit me in the knee. Frustrating? I'll say so! Entertainment - well, there was a fixed screen above me but it was a fragmented video - think trailers at the movies - except it was moving from one shot to the next at such speed, I couldn't catch half of the sub-titles. It would have been an ideal time to close my eyes and catch a few zzzz's but for the darned noise in the galley :("
Pros: "The journey was smooth, the seat was comfortable enough. Food was decent."
Cons: "I took 2 connecting flights back home, both flights were delayed by 2h and 1.5h respectively. No estimated new departure time was given, and the staff took very long (well after the supposed departure time) before they made an announcement for us to apologise for the delay. Service was mediocre. Half the time the crew was no where in sight, so it was difficult to ask them for something. When pressing the bell for service, they also took very long to respond. Once, when i had asked a steward for water, he was busy and told me to go to the back of the airplane to get it myself."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and no heat in the gate area so we were freezing and could not get food. Food on the plane was horrific. We had a stop where we were not supposed to get of the plan, but we had to get off and go through customs. I would not recommend China eastern to anyone."
Pros: "The flight was fine - the crew were very attentive and everything went smoothly."
Cons: "There was an employee of China Eastern at the gate to the plane taking people's water and telling them that they could not bring water on the flight. There is no way that is legit or ok, especially when water is sometimes hard to come by because staff members are busy and only give you a small amount each time they come around."
Pros: "Overall, the China Eastern portion of the trip was great. I would definitely fly China Eastern again."
Cons: "The food was not to my expectations."
Cons: "Late boarding/departure (40+ mins delay). Poor food quality (no choices). Insistence on having all phones turned off during the ENTIRE flight, and having flight attendants enforce that rule, which is an archaic policy that no self-respecting airline does anymore."
Pros: "service and crew were fine"
Cons: "Flight was a mess, boarding process a mess, we departed late and arrived late, no one gave an status update to the customers, I didn't like this experience"
Cons: "Awful flight, this domestic flight must be one of the worst you can take in China, won't do it again, seriously uncomfortable, awful food, crew in bad mood, no entertainment, no flight status update, seriously I hated this flight;"
Pros: "That I wouldn't have to pay for luggage to Manila,but never happened"
Cons: "The fact that I was not allowed to board plane,that ticket was sold to me with airline knowing an American can not have a layover of more than 24 hrs, that my son whom I never got to see be born had to be without his dad longer now and that airline would not give waiver voucher so that I'd be allowed full refund...both staff at airport n corporate have no communication with each other...corporate said because I'm an American citizen I'm allowed to pass threw but airport said corporate was wrong"
Cons: "1. The flight delay. 2. Horrible food. 3. In-flight entertainment set wasn't working. When we told the stewardess about it, it wasn't addressed till the flight was about to land. Which was by then, rather useless. They gave a a complimentary bottle of wine though."
Pros: "Outside of making it safely to Singapore, there was nothing good about the experience."
Cons: "Its just abundantly clear they don't care about their customers at all. The crew is rude and officious and blatantly would just ignore customers trying to get their help, they will force you to keep all electronics to be off for 30 minutes after takeoff and before landing (literally taking them out of your hands) regardless of if they are in airplane mode or even have a wifi signal or are just a kindle, they will not permit the use of mobile phones at any point in the flight and again will take them out of your hand even in airplane mode to listen to music or type notes etc., the food is terrible, they came through once with drinks on a 6 hour flight (thank god I bought some water in the airport beforehand), the plane was noticeably decades old with chairs and table trays falling apart, entertainment did not exist which was made all the more noticeable because your electronics were taken away. My bag was broken and an entire shell for it was missing by the time it got to Singapore. And Shanghai is the worst airport for a layover I've ever been in -- it's a dump of an airport, has very few food options, terrible wifi, you are blocked from accessing basic websites like Google and Facebook, and you have to go through an entirely new security and checkin procedure, which is onerous, even though you did one in Japan. The boarding is slow and terrible, and the flight was delayed sitting on the tarmac for 40 minutes without even an attempt to apologize or explain for the delay. And it seems this behavior and approach is just normal based on other people I've talked to. It's. it hard to make flying a little more pleasant with basic courtesies but China Eastern seems to find a way to take every one of those opportunities to male your experience worse."
Pros: "I actually missed my flight one whole day but airline charged me only 100$ for another ticket."
Cons: "Long."
Pros: "corteous, helpful"
Cons: "Obliged me to buy a whole new return ticket when checking in for reasons beyond my control"
Cons: "I didn't like that I had recheck my bags for the same airline in Chengdu"
Pros: "Only thing to like was that i got 3 seats all to myself.. few nice cabin crew out of the many"
Cons: "Food - small portion, taste was horrible no entertainment (only a common screen for few rows that played a chinese movie) seats were uncomfortable, was rock hard boarding was delayed and no information was given regarding that"
Pros: "The flight was comfortable and cheap."
Cons: "Shanghai International Airport is the main hub for China Eastern and it is not a good airport. The air conditioning sucked and the staff couldn't speak English."

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