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Pros: "The crew amazing. Food was great"
Cons: "If the flight was on time."
Pros: "We were seated together as a family even though we were not able to reserved any seat"
Cons: "Food could be better. Especially the easily digestible meal. It was mostly mush so it's more easily chew meal"
Pros: "No... no... no...."
Cons: "More movie selections"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Missed my flight due to Customs. But AA took good care of me and got me on next flight. Wish layover was a little longer. Missed flight by 10 min"
Pros: "Felt welcomed"
Cons: "Just felt a little cramped but not to bad"
Pros: "Everything about this flight was awesome. The food, the people, the seats in economy felt like first class. VERY polite and happy attendants compared to American Airlines who seemed to be annoyed by those on the flight."
Pros: "The flight attendant and staff was extremely nice and accommodating. Japan airport is updated with excellent facility and flight transferring was easy."
Cons: "Tickets were in the wrong name and the company that issued them refused to fix the problem. I ended up buying a second ticket directly from the airlines."
Pros: "I was comfortable, Crew was pleasant and attentive. Food was really good- both meals!"
Cons: "Not applicable"
Pros: "The food was good the crew was trying to accommodate"
Cons: "I have a slight gut and the food tray wouldn’t come out on the seat assigned to me. Could have changed my seat would have paid more for it but they said it that wasn’t an option."
Pros: "Good food and movies. Flight attendants were great."
Cons: "Tight seating and it was hot. No way to control individual airflflow"
Pros: "Dinner (coach) was pretty good. Earphone, screen for entertainment are very nice. I liked the charging slots for each seat. Crew is polite and friendly."
Cons: "The second meal (light lunch, i think) had dry shredded chicken."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, the staff was lovely and accommodating, and the food was delicious."
Cons: "The WiFi was very weak and barely connected to any website. It couldn’t connect to Netflix, but luckily the in-flight movies were okay."
Pros: "Superb service from checking (Chicago) to arriving (Kaohsiung) I flew economy and there’s plenty of leg room. Meal selections are better then flying 1st class cross country in the US."
Cons: "No complaints! Not even one!"
Pros: "JAL went above and beyond. The aircraft was very comfortable, temperature was near perfect.. Onboard entertainment was very good. Flight attendants were very friendly, very helpful. And with out a doubt, this was the best meal I have ever had in-flight."
Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "The food could have been a little more mainstream"
Pros: "Crew was very nice. They let us switch seats when my boyfriend's TV wasn't working"
Pros: "So much food, great leg room, very comfortable and clean, kind and attentive staff"
Pros: "The high level of service and attentiveness"
Pros: "Amazing service. Delicious and plentiful food. Larger seats with more leg room. Quick and efficient boarding."
Pros: "Great service and terrific vegan meals served. Facilities were clean and personnel were very helpful and provided terrific service to the passengers."
Pros: "Not many passengers so that I had empty seats and could lay down."
Cons: "Tv stopped working suddenly."
Pros: "Comfortable flight, polite crew, good selection of movies"
Pros: "I fly with JAL business class and it was the best business class I have ever experience. The crew was amazingly helpful and polite."
Cons: "I wish they can pronounce English language better. Sometimes I did not understand what did they said. Including the pilot. I don't want to be an American brat, but I did not understand what they said."
Pros: "This was a very long flight, but the crew was fantastic and attentive. The meals were good and they did everything they could to make us comfortable. The flight was on time and convenient."
Cons: "I wish all the seats were like first class. We were in economy class"
Pros: "Great service, attitude, hospitality. Was never treated this nice on any flight ever. Thought I was a king or prince. And that's how they make you feel. If I can, I only fly JAL and especially the flight JL9"
Cons: "The fact there are many airlines which can't even get close to what JAL can offer and even if they try, employees won't be able to match it because of the cultural differences. Makes me sad that other airlines (I won't name them) can still be in business... they need to fly JL9 once and hope they understand."
Cons: "Flight delayed 1 hr."
Pros: "The service on this flight was excellent.First class service in the economy section."
Pros: "The crew member was excellent and his charisma really made up for any shortcomings this little "puddle jumper" had. He even helped my companion out with some advice for relieving his ear pressure."
Pros: "Food served was actually pretty good."
Cons: "Movie selection, should've had more recent releases instead of flicks from the 90's. Makes for a long flight."
Pros: "The most polite and attentative flight attendants and great food options."
Pros: "This flight was just pretty routine."
Cons: "I wasn't able to make my original flight but that was more the airport's fault so I had to take a later flight and didn't get a choice seat. Tight quarters."
Pros: "It was a good price. I always like JAL flights that provide much better service than American companies. The Japanese staff are EXCELLENT! My flight was delayed from Montreal, but when I arrived Chicago, the JAL crew was waiting to take me to the next terminal!! (This never happens for American airline companies!!)"
Cons: "The food is getting terrible. They had better food a year ago."
Pros: "They were super considerate the entire flight."
Cons: "All passengers were onboard but the captain said that we need to go out and change to another airplane at different gate too (note: the changes made after passengers on board)"
Pros: "fine food, the pilot handled a typhoon like a pro"
Pros: "Soft chair."
Cons: "The stewardess was been chatting with the passenger the whole time and she called everyone a "darling." You have to pay for your snack and there are no entetainment. But like I said...I don't care because it's only a short flight. What I care is the flight being delayed."
Pros: "Excellent customer service!"
Cons: "Only 30 people were not priority boarding (including me). Not being Japanese makes you a second class citizen on Japan Airlines."
Pros: "The entertainment package was the best ever encountered with seemingly endless choices, keeping us happy all fight long. The seating seemed a bit crowded, and the food was mediocre. We survived, however, without any problem and overall enjoyed our first Dreamliner flight."
Cons: "Windows were dimmed most of the flight."
Pros: "Plenty of room for economy seats. Good food. Free movies and music. Friendly service."
Pros: "Everything! JAL ground crew, airline crew, their service is excellent. The interior of the airplane looked nice."
Cons: "It could use more games for children"
Pros: "Just okay."
Cons: "Som studies need more experience to customers"
Pros: "Crew and service was excellent"
Cons: "Seats are not 189 full flat"
Cons: "The gate is keep changing ... It was 3 times changed."
Pros: "I was flying in economy so as expected the space available was limited but OK. Everything else was very good or excellent. Thanks JAL!"
Pros: "The crew was professional and super friendly."
Cons: "Our bags had arrived early, and were waiting at the service station. However, there was no one there in the rooms and our stuff was left outside the door. We have pictures of our bags left out. It’s kind of a bummer that our stuff was left unattended. Someone could of grabbed it."
Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "More comfortable seats and headphone jacks on the end of the arm rest (I kept knocking mine out when I moved in my seat)."
Pros: "Great experience all together"
Pros: "I enjoyed the selection of food and how it was mostly Japanese style. And the drink selection is very good."
Cons: "It is a problem of flying economy, but our seat space was a little tight. I would have enjoyed a broader selection of movies as well."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Pros: "Crew was excellent, great Japanese culture on display, overall travel seemed much more relaxed and peaceful compared to the typical US airlines."
Cons: "More western food options, better selection of tv shows for entertainment"
Pros: "empty flight, foods tasted good."
Cons: "The seat was uncomfortable. Entertainment choices were limited."
Pros: "Food is the best of any airline service"
Pros: "One of my favorites airlines! Crew are nice and very helpful. I felt safe and enjoyed my long flight as always. My mom would not agree more. Thank you for your good service!"
Pros: "Crew were very hospitable"
Pros: "Enough legroom/more than what you’d find on your standard 4-5 hour flights. The stewardesses were great! They attended to every need with a smile. They did a great job of making sure everyone was comfortable."
Cons: "They need some vegetarian options for meals."
Pros: "Food and entertainment has to be better."
Cons: "In Chicago, the flight was delayed for almost 4 hours which in turn made us miss our connecting flight to Jakarta. Then next flight available flight to Jakarta was 24 hours later."
Pros: "The flight attendants were so nice and the food was really good."
Pros: "Food was amazingly good!"
Cons: "Movie selection was limited"
Pros: "The seat I selected was the first row of regular economy. It had extra legroom and received excellent attention by the staff for drinks. The arline served 3 meals and snacks on the flight. I felt like I was eating the entire trip. :)"
Cons: "The seats were quite narrow. Most of the rows behind had armrests that were able to raise and lower, but due to my seat selection, my row had the stow-away monitors in the armrests. The seats also didn't technically recline. The lower seat cushion merely moved forward, emulating a recline, but the seatback didn't actually move. It was not quite comfortable."
Pros: "I liked the way the pilot talked to us and let us know what was going on and still got us there on time even though our departure was slightly delayed."
Cons: "There had to be something better than pretzels."
Pros: "The person who checked me in at ORD found me an alternative aisle seat with an unoccupied seat next to me. Great benefit for a 12+ hour flight. Very thoughtful."
Cons: "We left late."
Pros: "It was fast and the crew got right to it as far as take off and getting home."
Pros: "Friendly staff. English language not too much of an issue. Ample personal space in economy class compared to other carriers."
Cons: "Asian Vegetarian meal not very good. Seems like whichever company they use to buy the food makes a half hearted effort in their selections for the food tray. If you're going to put a couple small pieces of lettuce and a cherry tomato into an already small container and call it salad, why bother? The rest of the meal wasn't pleasing either. The fruit was nearly frozen it was so cold. The entree had a few different things but still a weird combination of veggies."
Cons: "Small plane. No cabin space for carry ons."
Pros: "The most impressive is consistenty great service from check in, in the air and online costumer service.. they are very pleasant , humble and genuine, always trying giving what you need."
Pros: "Great legroom, intuitive design down to the details, amazing crew. What a showcase of what Japan has to offer"
Pros: "Overall excellent"
Pros: "short flight ready to get home"
Pros: "more new movies will be better"
Pros: "The flight is on time... the food is good... the service is excellent.... the seat is comfortable.... the ludgage regulation is satisfying can bring 2 pcs @ 23kg..."
Cons: "The entertaiment film needs more variety..."
Pros: "Bigger plane..or more room between seats.. Great service. Next time will try to go both ways in ANA"
Pros: "Very comfortable plane and excellent service."
Pros: "The friendliness of the staff and that the plane arrived on time with no delays. Leg room was ok. My luggage did not get lost. Entertainment selection was good. Overall it was good experience. The landing was smoothly done."
Cons: "Food was ok. Seats were not comfortable. Started feeling sick to my stomach because of the lack of sleep."
Cons: "Good food, clean toilet rooms. Good seating space with foot rest.goo"
Pros: "My flight was really comfortable, thanks"
Cons: "The thing I didn't like it was when I was in Tokyo I stayed overnight I didn't know what I expected for first timer like me I wish they give me some kind of a voucher food, nothing big but I really like in Tokyo though thanks"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 9 hours! I had to make other arraignments so I wouldn't miss my conference. I lost money because of the great delayed."
Pros: "The food they served was very unique and will ready you for a trip in Japan ( if that is the root you are taking it for) The entertainment options were overwhelming ( movies, games, and anime)"
Pros: "Flight from Chicago had lots of leg room, Attendants are great!"
Cons: "Maybe come around more often with water/drinks and offer more movies and food choices."
Pros: "Food legroom service friendliness"
Cons: "Could not view flight info on map"
Pros: "Love the service provided by the flight crews. The landing was smooth and quick."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and the crew announced the same thing about it twice."
Pros: "The work ethic and sweetness of the stewardess , aways happy and work together well. Very detail in saftey and checked everything. Very good in caring for all in flight"
Cons: "Great food. Really good , gave menu to choose from. , other airlines will say chicken or beef and you pic ..... Great price on my ticket. Most my flights are 1200. Got my ticket for 862. I very happy"
Pros: "Great service and good food"
Cons: "Nothing felt like they were glad to have me onboard."
Pros: "the food, service, and efficiency"
Cons: "The really long layovers"
Pros: "The airline gave us pillows and a small cover"
Cons: "The food was nasty, and no air circulation plus so hot in there"
Pros: "staff was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "movies were not sp good"
Cons: "Headset wasn't working propperly."
Pros: "Everything accept the food selection."
Cons: "It would have been better if we had more selection of food, it's a minor issue and what do you expect if you know you're flying on a Japan airline. I just wish they would have a little more selection gear toward American food. :-)"
Pros: "Staff pleasant"
Cons: "Entertainment could be improved"
Pros: "The flight crew were very pleasant. The food was excellent. There we nice options for movies."
Pros: "The food was amazing - they had no right to make food that good. I really was blown away."
Cons: "The seat was small & painful. There were metal boxes on the floor where my feet should have gone, so I had to contort my body to fit, even though I was in economy plus."
Pros: "short flight....."
Cons: "It was 30 mins late departing..........after a 17 hour flight and 4 hour lay over, I was not in the mood for a 30 min delay home on a 45 min flight."
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "I was given the impression that i was flying on ANA planes when I booked the ticket. After I paid, I noticed that the planes with ANA flight numbers were actually United airline planes. The 11-12 hours traveling from Chicago was on an OLD plane that had TV screens way up high. Most unpleasant flight."
Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "Boarding by bus .... on time but departure delayed 45 mins ... I guess typical for China ..."
Pros: "Both of us being seniors wheel chairs were not provided. Food was not good and even dinner with the fish was not there. They have to reheat fish which took more than 15 minutes.Assistance was not provided to both seniors for carrying luggage on the stairs while boarding the flight for Vancouver"
Cons: "The food quality may be improved and also necessary help be provided particularly to seniors in boarding and transit."
Pros: "flights very comfortable"
Cons: "The crew is very nice and my Premium economy seat was great."
Cons: "Seats were very small and uncomfortable. Checking in to the flight was horrible and took a very long time."
Pros: "Movie selection"
Cons: "More food options, both meals were chicken and rice. Website too difficult to use to prepick meals and seats"
Pros: "Very clean, new plane, excellent boarding and flight. Good entertainment options."
Cons: "3 hours delay I miss my professional meeting in Shanghai because of this big delay !!! I Sky Team Flying Blue Platinum for Life and this is the first time I got a bad seat and no window"
Cons: "Gave us false infor for our boarding location and we had to run for boarding to different location when 30 mins left. Very hectic situation."
Pros: "Very nice comfortable seats in business and wonderful FA. This was a short connection so i was nervous what to do as ive never been to guangzhou before...but they met me at the departure stairs, another person guided me thru all the steps to security and it was great! No line at security so i was thru fast...very impressive airport and china southern"
Cons: "No vip bus for businessclass, we waited a long time, poor organization. Flight delaye of 30 minutes. Then nine of my luggage arrived in manila!! Very bad! The baggage agent couldnt tell even where the bags were at...very poor organization. Finally got the bags de,ivered the next day but no compensation...im unimoressed with this asoect of china southern..poorly done"
Pros: "My first time. It was a fine flight. We liked the food and service and comfortable cabin."
Cons: "Leg room in economy is tight"
Pros: "I was really impressed with the care and attention given to us by the crew. This was a very comfortable flight and I am looking forward to flying with China Southern many more times"
Cons: "There could be more diversity in the entertainment"
Pros: "I do get what some other reviewers are saying. The food was just fine, better than some airlines but no worse for sure. The crew was excellent and attentive, and i'm saying these things not having had the benefit of the CHEAP flight noted by the previous reviewer. I'll be flying with these guys again."
Cons: "The same gripes everyone has about airline experiences, it's cramped, x 15 hours."
Pros: "Uncomfortable and poorly managed."
Cons: "The seating. The plane comfort. Unable to understand the words of the crew ( I speak English but the accent is difficult to interpret)."
Cons: "it took forever for their ticketing agent to check us in. apparently it's a huge deal that my full name isn't printed on the boarding passes, which caused problems after every check point i went through."
Pros: "Safe flight and delicious food."
Cons: "Ground staffs in Guangzhou Air Port are not nice. They yell at customers and answers customer's questions in an unfriendly manner."
Pros: "It’s simply a way to get from one airport to another. Everything is adequate minus the food."
Cons: "The food is really bad, and everything else is adequate for simple travel."
Pros: "It wasn’t a difficult flight"
Cons: "Wish there would’ve been inflight entertainment"
Pros: "On time departure and early arrival. Good service and crew members are nice."
Pros: "The attendants were nice and as helpful as they could be with limited English."
Cons: "The seats were the equivalent of a small puddle jumper plane in the US. Not very well padded and uncomfortable. I took a small pillow for my back and that helped. You aren’t allowed to use your phone at all during the entire flight. It was next to impossible to choose a seat in advance."
Pros: "Good es good"
Pros: "Professional cabin crew."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic and not properly handled to separate Premium passengers from rest of passengers. Was made to check my small bag when others were able to carry on more than two bags and heavier ones. Food was mediocre."
Pros: "Transfer was handed well between domestic and international terminals, but not a moment to spare. Cabin crew was attentive and highly professional. The announcements were handled well. Will fly them again!"
Cons: "In Guangzhou there was just enough time to transfer between flights. If there had been a delay, I would have easily missed the connection. The connections at Guangzhou involve multiple gyrations of shuttles between terminals and immigrations, etc. There was an opportunity to upgrade the cabin while boarding, but was not well announced or implemented. I would have welcomed the chance to upgrade."
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Pros: "The serve food .great stewards.."
Cons: "Late arrival missed connection.."
Cons: "Boarding process, families were not given seats next to each other so there was a lot of chaos inside when they kept trying to ask fellow passengers to move etc."
Pros: "China Southern gave me a complimentary upgrade to premium economy for both legs of my flight."
Cons: "The food was below average airline food. A omelette I was served was not edible."
Pros: "I like frankly low cost"
Cons: "I dont like old flight and food."
Pros: "Comfortable flight"
Cons: "Flight was delayed so I had to run to my next flight...not good"
Cons: "plane was 7 hours late. no information was given , just constant 1 hour delays"
Cons: "They missed on friendliness. The welcome is rehearsed and not sincere. The stewardess do their job without smiling. Need more training."
Cons: "Horrible food, the most disgusting food I have ever tried on an airplane. Delayed both ways, 5 hours and 7 hours."
Cons: "Delayed my initial flight 5 hours due to "weather" which was a rainstorm in which other planes of all sizes were landing and taking off. The storm would have been avoided had the plane been on time to begin with. Missed my connection and then had to argue with the manager for 2+ hours just to get a flight that wasn't a full 24 hours away. Was then told that they couldn't upgrade my seat because the flight was full, both business and premium economy had empty rows of seats. Throughout the experience China Southern employees lied to me and did everything possible to make the process harder. Had multiple employees just walk away from me without helping. Will never fly China Southern ever again."
Pros: "Good wine"
Cons: "No sparkling water, no good meet"
Cons: "No wifi. All food options contained meat or seafood. I wasn't sure if there were any snacks."
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: "Crew was not organised"
Pros: "Punctual departure. Easiest way for me to fly from my hometown to New York, US"
Pros: "Business class was confortable but plane showed signs of age"
Cons: "Would recommend a western menu option"
Pros: "good quality airplane (787 dreamliner)"
Cons: "can't use my iPhone even in airplane mode. That makes a big difference for any flight. A stupid policy to be sure"
Cons: "Flight delayed 90 minutes. Poor communications in boarding area. No bi-lingual staff. Food consisted of a cup of yogurt, banana, and stale bread. Awful. Cabin crew was rude. Spouse's entertainment system did not work correctly."
Cons: "poor service.i had a fever and they did not provide me with a simple medication like asprin"
Pros: "Cheap / best / time saver experience"
Pros: "Extremely impressed with the service and comfort of the flight"
Pros: "Getting off the plane!!"
Cons: "Every minute of the flight!!"
Pros: "My father in law passed away had to fly home."
Cons: "Tryed to cancel reservation put on hold for 25 minutes hung up!"
Pros: "Was prepared for the worst and was actually a good airline."
Cons: "Long line at the security checkpoint"
Cons: "kayak charge me for seat assiment and kosher food and millage number Nom of those was in and i had to travel with out food and fight to get seats and make sure the millage number is in"
Pros: "It doesn't have premium economy, the space is small."
Pros: "Crew were very nice. Especially Pan (don't know his last name). Food was good, too. I appreciated having movies to watch from the screen on the seat in front of me."
Cons: "Too much turbulence! It was quite uncomfortable for a long time. There were not enough comforting announcements from the flight deck to explain it. Crew members need practice in pronouncing English, and louder. Crew volume was too low compared to captain. American movie selection was too limited."
Cons: "the food is simply awful... the lock to my luggage was removed and they didn't leave any notice of inspection"
Pros: "Amazing crew... seats very comfy... departure and arrival on time."
Cons: "Air China solution to constant dripping water on a flight from LAX to Beijing (13hrs) was stuffing paper towels into the overhead bin which didn’t work. They were kind enough to offer to help me “fill out a complaint” after 2 weeks of trying to contact them. I will #neverflyairchina again! "
Pros: "Amazing crew and service"
Pros: "crews are kind and help."
Cons: "entertainment system sucks, no internet"
Pros: "Smooth flight!"
Pros: "crew promptly answers call. very courteous. although we left PEK 40 mins later, we arrived in LAX on time. lots of legroom on this flight back to LAX for a 5 foot frame. a big plus"
Cons: "bathroom would have been cleaner and hoping to put some air freshener in the bathroom."
Pros: "Lovely crew"
Cons: "Check-in was frustrating with split lines, late openings. Could not get boarding pass on kiosk or on website. Kayak is not user-friendly and does not seem to support online check-in. Would not recommend using it to others. Will not use it again."
Cons: "The Beijing-Mumbai flight was in an old plane, with old facilities, and with an extremely slow and ultimately unuseable entertainment system. Cabin was very dry."
Pros: "Number of crew and attentiveness; meal service on a short flight and efficiency in delivery"
Cons: "Mass boarding rather than by section"
Cons: "arrived in Beijing and flight was delayed - unknown departure time. no English information available. waited 2 hours to get info"
Cons: "The flight was late and caused everyone to have to stay overnight. I hope we get our luggage"
Cons: "The plane was so late that we missed our international flight and are now stranded"
Pros: "crew was competent the flight left and arrived on time"
Cons: "boarding was awkward. We had to take a bus to the plane and walk up the stairs The food was mediocre The seat was not very comfortable"
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."
Cons: "Waiting to book seats till arriving at airport because it was 3 party booking. Didn’t want to pay more to pick seats because that’s why we booked with you to save money. Was on a 15hr flight not with my husband. Did not start out vacation out on the foot."
Cons: "Their seat arrangement. I feel a little more like being in the coach"
Pros: "Flight attendants on the flight was very friendly and even made sure I didn't get wet when there was a slight leak above my head between the plastic."
Cons: "The check in process was terrible. I had paid extra to get an exit row seat since I have a very bad knee and I struggle sitting in my seat. My boarding pass printed with a regular window seat. When I went up to the counter to make sure I did indeed have an exit row seat, the woman at the counter told me the plane size had changed and my exit row seat was no longer available. I even gave her my printed confirmation from AirAsia stating I paid extra and she continued to tell me it wasn't an option. I said that the number of the seat didn't matter, I just wanted my exit row seat that I paid for. She visibly rolled her eyes and told another attendant to accommodate me. Except she did it in a way like I was inconveniencing her. It made me feel very insignificant."
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "There’s no wifi, barely any english speaking movies, and the food is horrible. Will probably never fly air china again."
Cons: "Entertainment screen is fault."
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..."
Cons: "The flight attendants are super disrespectful. They treat you like if you’re in a concentration camp. Besides the planes are very uncomfortable, the food wasn’t good at all either. They give you choices and then they say they ran out and you have to eat whatever they give you. At the end you end up eating a different meat with he same sauce. They canceled the global map view right after we took off and it was actuallly the only good thing about their entertainment screen because it looks like they were made when touch screens first came out."
Pros: "not too full. included a meal even though it was a night 5 hour flight."
Pros: "Nothing about Air China was pleasant. Will NEVER fly Air China again!!"
Cons: "The food offered was horrible, no on board entertainment for non Chinese customers, can't have your phone on while flying."
Pros: "Staff was friendly and helpful. They were very accommodating and even found me a vegetarian meal even tho my request hadn't gone through. On time and on point."
Cons: "No negatives to report at all!"
Cons: "since this portion of my flight was cancelled by air china they tried to book me on the next day but my husband decided to come meet me in beijing after getting me a hotel and driver to pick me up the night that i was stranded. i told air china not to book me on the flight the following morning that i wasn't going to take it. they never did that and ended up cancelling the entire remaining flights on air china. this was the worst experience with an airline i've ever experienced."
Pros: "I'm 6'2" and had good leg room in coach. The food was decent and the boarding process went pretty smoothly. Each seat had a power outlet below it (kinda out of sight). Overall my flight was pretty good."
Cons: "The entrainment system was a little bit older semi touch screen (no usb charger). Air china was similar to China Eastern as they demanded all cell phones stay off for the duration of the flight. No WIFi was available for purchase."
Pros: "Airplane was good"
Cons: "Food was not good at all and quality was poor No snacks provided in between meals. Sitting in the plane at tarmac without any reason. No reason to board if crew knew about this in advance. The crew incharge of us did not have proper training to deal with family with small children."
Pros: "The staff was well mannered and did their job well. The price was good so I wasn't expecting the best...`"
Cons: "The seats.They felt a little claustrophobic and the headrest pushed out so far that my head was down to an uncomfortable level.I know they offer better prices by getting more people on board, but the small seat space and laughable incline made the long journey a bit more uncomfortable than it should have been."
Cons: "All flight was delayed over 4 leg. Horrible experience and flight got cancel and rerouted to a further airport. No compensation from airline and had to lyft 50 miles home"
Pros: "Movies during flight. Had a smooth flight to Beijing. Pilot is very good"
Cons: "Change of gate number. A very long walk to the new gate number. Taking a crowded bus to board the plane. Seats are extremely small. My seat won't recline. Had contant back pain during the 12hr flight."
Pros: "Business class was nice. I only had it for one leg of about 4 legs. Food was good. Service was good. This is only if you're in business."
Cons: "Economy seats are really small. My shoulders hit the head rest. I'm not that tall, but I'm not short either. I think the seat in front of me was only about 12 inches from my face. The 6 hour ride didn't have individual monitors. Why? No mobile products can be used- not even an iPod. I can understand an hour flight- but 4+ hours? The flight from PEK to SGN was super late, and no one would give an explanation. On the long leg, the movie selection was poor. Mainly Chinese movies. Only a couple new English movies, and some older ones."
Cons: "we had a delay from Seoul to Beijing of over 5 hours causing us to miss our connecting flight to LAX our home destination. When we got to Beijing it was after 1:30 in the morning and we were given very poor directions to get on to our connecting flight which was not guaranteed until 9 pm that evening (19 hours later). Thankfully we were able to get on the stand by flight at noon but due to the rush of getting our standby tickets barely an hour before the flight we ended up losing our costly contact lenses at security checkpoint and when my wife called China Air representative to mail the lost items back to LAX when we could pick them up we got no help but have to find some courier service and we are still having trouble getting our items back."
Pros: "China's bad flight"
Cons: "Custom at international Transfers"
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Customer service was incredibly unprofessional."
Cons: "Very long delay. Long wait in the plane, limited inflight entertainment for nonChineese speakers."
Cons: "Poor customer service and flight delays"
Pros: "The flight crew was very pleasant and offered great service throughout the flight."
Cons: "Old airplane, with no individual entertainment screens."
Cons: "The 12 hour non stop flight from Los Angeles to Beijing was on 747-400 aircraft with no personal entertainment on the seat backs. they had a monitor that played chinese movies which was hard to see and it was a very boring flight. Kids were complaining 2 hours into the flight saying they were bored as nothing to do. Food was mediocre. I can't imagine an international flight with no personal entertainment screens."
Pros: "I got upgraded to economy plus and the staff was fantastic"
Pros: "The personal is very kind and polite"
Cons: "Very long time to waiting in the plane, the audio of the movies could be better"
Pros: "Great comfortable flight. Good service and food"
Cons: "Going down the stairs from the plane to the tarmac."
Pros: "The on boarding process was quick and efficient at Songyuan airport. Very clean airport, and pleasant staff. Plane had decent legroom in the economy seating. Food was decent for short flight airplane food."
Cons: "Airline crew never gave any status updates about why the flight was not getting ready for takeoff after everyone was seated and the planes doors closed. Sat there waiting for +30 minutes with no updates. Flight crew never gave immigration cards. Deplaning was a nightmare because we had to deplane in several groups because it was raining and the Hongqiao airport would not let us deplane through a jetway."
Cons: "Flat tyre in ny. When trying to make connection a skinny kid said i had to run 6 football fields to make the jet in time. So i did. Upon arriving the shuttke was about to leave for the plane. I pleaded to the woman to stop the shuttle and she motioned obe minute so she could continue a convesatiin with a friend as she was noit available for contact. Took me 2 days to reach ny destination. Got food poisoning on the flight.on the way back. I shoukd start a law suit at the very least. t"
Pros: "I was able to get a window seat. The crew was friendly and attentive. I fell asleep when they were distributing food and beverages and the stewardess kept an eye out for when I was waking up to ask if I need anything."
Cons: "Air china did not have enough crew to manage the flight. They didn't offer self check in at any kiosk, and they only opened airport check in 2 hours prior to the flight. The lines were out of control. Korean air had to come and assist, which was a good thing because they were much more friendly than the air china staff."