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CHI — SHA
Dec 2 — Dec 91
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November

High season

August

Average price round-trip

$833

Good deal round-trip

$704

Good deal one-way

$813
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Japan AirlinesOverall score based on 4542 reviews
8.8Boarding
8.6Comfort
9.0Crew
8.5Entertainment
8.4Food
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Pros: "Crew service was amazing - so diligent and courteous. They were incredibly well trained and I would rate their service level as being one of the most competitive within business class in Asia."
Cons: "Seats were reasonably comfortable but not as spacious in design as in other business class cabins, so that could be a concern for some travelers. Also, I was not able to convert the main menu of the entertainment system to my preferred language so it was a bit difficult to navigate (that being said, they provided a card that guided me, so it was still usable, and the entertainment selection was good!)."
Cons: "Electricity didn’t work in my pod"
Pros: "The crew amazing. Food was great"
Cons: "Nothing"
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: "Good crews."
Cons: "Space seats."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and did a great job. Comfy seat. Smooth flight!"
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: "Excellent Service, food and beverage. Comfortable aircraft cabin atmosphere."
Cons: "in-flight Wifi is not working"
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."
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: "Crew was great, just like Japanese specific hospitality. Crew clean up toilet and keep refilling toilet supply. Airplane was nice and clean. Entertainment equipment was up to date."
Cons: "I could not log in in JAL website using mileage account. They said it has been maintanance mode for a while and could not tell when it would be completed. I tried a month later but the problem was not solved. They foward any problems and inquiries to reservation center but calling the number won't find anyone to talk. Always they put me on hold for hours and never reached anyone. I have food allergy and tried to request for special meals but the option was not there under my eticket number as described in their website. They say the option may not be available because I purchased my ticket from 3rd party, not from JAL or it was code share flight. Very inconvenient. I had to skip 2 meals out of 3in leaving for Japan. I got very hungry at the end of the flight...."
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: "Comfortable big seats. Great service by crew members. Clean and like new cabin."
Cons: "More variety on audio entertainment may be added."
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."
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."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Excelent good service.Staff are friendly."
Cons: "Almost i like everything"
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"
Cons: "I’m flying internationa flight but, I can’t get enough or right answer from my question due to Luck of english language. I’m not perfect when it come to this language but I can communicate properly."
Pros: "Amazing service. Delicious and plentiful food. Larger seats with more leg room. Quick and efficient boarding."
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: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"
Cons: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"
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: "Big bathroom, bide, wifi, movies, very good coffee, spacious seating areas, the price of airfare!!"
Cons: "Everything!"
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: "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"
Cons: "The gate is keep changing ... It was 3 times changed."

There was a little delay in the boarding

I loved both the ground and flight crews. They're so patient and willing to accomodate us and help solve problems. I only wanted to suggest if they can give us more new or not so new movies to watch.

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)."
Cons: "Excellent"
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"
Cons: "Food"
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: "The crew was fantastic and the food was very nice."
Cons: "It really would have been nice to have a vegetarian option!"
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: "Empty seats"
Cons: "Only snack No entertainment No chargers"
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."
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"
Cons: "n/a"
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."
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: "Service"
Cons: "On this day, I’m well please."
Pros: "Crew, food, entertainment"
Cons: "More movies to choose from. Food."
Cons: "Ok"
Pros: "The crew was exceptional! They were very friendly and helpful. The food was much better than I expected. The overall experience was great!"
Pros: "Seats are comfy"
Cons: "Food is the worst out of many other airlines"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the food was excellent."
Cons: "Cannot think of anything"
Cons: "More leg room"
Cons: "Airline on strike. So no flight"
Cons: "The airline went on strike and I have to go through the process of disputing the charges since I had no airplane to board. Really caused a problem since it was a international trip."
Cons: "A better selection of movies and a bit more legroom."
Pros: "Awesome crew and great service"
Pros: "Crew was super nice . Food from Chicago to Taipei was not good but from Taipei to Osaka delicious. Not enough room for man like me 6'2" in Boeing 777 better in 787 ."
Cons: "Look above"
Pros: "Great friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "Nothing I can think of."
Pros: "The premium economy seat was pretty comfortable, and much better than those I have experienced in economy on other airlines, the food was really very good, the plane was very clean, the crew very professional, take off and arrival were both on time."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "I like everything five stars rating."
Pros: "Never heard of Eva air, highly recommend. The plane itself was very comfortable, many amenities provided. Staff was very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Economy very comfortable. Flight attendants gracious and accomodating. Lots of entertainment options. I dreaded this long flight but it could not have been more pleasant. Even the food was good! We were offered drinks about once an hour which I really appreciate."
Pros: "Leg space was adequate---not cramped. Friendly crew members."
Cons: "Would have liked more choices for movies/TV."
Pros: "Courteous crew ever, food was good, service was excellent. On time departure."
Pros: "Very friendly and attentive flight attendants, they made the 12.5 hour flight very enjoyable. Good selection of in flight movies as well."
Pros: "More entertainment selections like movies and music. Food is great too. Best of all is the free day tour for long layover in Taiwan"
Cons: "Smaller leg room, rest room and space where people can stretch compared to asiana and Cathay"
Pros: "On time, great crew"
Pros: "Comfortable seats in economy, pretty decent entertainment, our flight from Chixago landed in Taipei at 4am. Getting through immigration and customs a breeze."
Cons: "Made us check our hand luggage in even though it fit in sizer because it was 3 lbs too heavy. Food and wine mediocre in economy. Not enough liquid served on cabin staff pass through or at dinner. Had to keep asking."
Pros: "Newer interior and entertainment as it appeared."
Cons: "Service not as attentative compare to other airlines."
Pros: "Everything was Hello Kitty. I didn’t expect that but I loved it"
Pros: "I liked their services the most. All staff and crew were very courteous."
Pros: "Eveyone was syper friendly and the food was decent. They were very good about allowing me to change seats to an open seat once the doors were closed."
Cons: "The selection of movies to watch was not ver good. They had a few (10-15) choices for a few genre but over all there were obly 1 or 2 decent movies per genre."
Pros: "Lots of helpful staff who spoke English."
Pros: "Well trained crew. very attentive and polite. Comfortable seats and I find the Airline food is very good and fresh. The cost of the flight was very reasonable, compared to the other airlines. EVA Flight attendants are gorgeous and carry out their tasks very professionally and with a smile to all."
Cons: "Only issue was that I felt the entertainment needed to be more updated and with more selections within each category. Still I found the entertainment was okay and appreciated on such a long flight"
Pros: "The food and the service was excellent. Nice screens on all the seats with good movie, tv, and music selections. For a 16 hour flight I’d say it was a great experience."
Pros: "Got upgraded to premium economy. The convenience pack they give you was very nice. Cabin crew was great!"
Cons: "The food did not agree with me but that was the only bad thing."
Pros: "Consistently good service. Really love this airline."
Pros: "The crew was gracious and didn't bother my sleep to eat."
Cons: "The seats were hard and oddly shaped such that my legs and feet felt numb after a while. Not the way I want to spend 15h."
Cons: "They need to pass more water..very dehydrated. Other airlines is Cathay Pacific and Korean air are always passing water..not 3 ounce cups.. ridiculous."
Pros: "Nice facility and good food"
Cons: "Some crew members seemed tired and did everything minimally"
Pros: "The food is very good and love that HelloKitty theme. Also extra checked baggage without fee is great. Space is better than most. Got to earn miles for my United program is a bonus. The arrival time in the morning is very helpful in getting an extra day."
Pros: "Boarding is systematic. The zone parking and constant reminders that it is not boarding time yet alert and reminds passengers to follow directions for an efficient boarding. Love the hello kitty atmosphere on flight ORD to TPE."
Cons: "The green uniform. It reminds me of USA soldiers uniform. Stewardess does a nice job, but they should smile more, especially in a long flight."
Pros: "People very friendly and the flights were on time"
Pros: "I like the food. And also the great crew! very nice and always smiling."
Pros: "Everything was quite pleasant. Decent breakfast, plenty of drinks, including coffee and tea. Very considerate and hospitable airline stewardesses."
Cons: "EVA Air app is quite lacking. My friend us the app, checked in and downloaded his boarding pass. Unfortunately, the lady at the secruity screening checkpoint couldn't can the pass, so he had to leave the line after waiting so long to get a paper boarding pass."
Pros: "Food and smooth boarding"
Cons: "Entertainment - movies and shows were lacking"
Pros: "Legroom i believe is better than other economy seats. Boarding and disembarkation was fast and orderly. Staff were very helpful. Restrooms were kept clean during the long flight."
Cons: "Few movie/TV selections"
Pros: "I took EVA flight 55 from Chicago O'Hare to Taipei Taoyuan airport. Everything went smoothly, from the check-in where the check-in and baggage staff informed me that one of my check-in bags was a little over weight and gave me a chance to repack the bag so I did not need to pay. Security lines for the red-eye flight time were not long, and once I arrived at the gate, EVA's boarding crew moved passengers along quickly. Flight attendants were very professional and courteous. Landing and baggage claim went well. No complaints at all! I would recommend this flight to anyone wanting direct service from Chicago to Taipei."
Pros: "After having flown numerous airlines to Asian countries over the years, we are extremely happy to have found EVA Airlines. After flying EVA the last 5 round trips we are happy to say they are the #1 airline of choice. Actually, we will fly no other than EVA as they have the cleanest planes and the best of service from the check-in counter, thru the security and flight staff, all are the best and most devoted to assist you in any way needed along your trip. Professionalism and cleanliness matched only by their devotion to be the best"
Cons: "There is nothing to dislike about the airline or employees"
Pros: "I like the staff."
Cons: "With my 5 year old daughter, the seats were uncomfortable since we could not lift the arm chair up for her to rest on my lap."
Pros: "Truly nothing I didn't like... amazingly courteous the flight attendants flight was amazing!"
Pros: "Great employees and great airline."
Cons: "The only problem I ever have is my frequent flier number. They can't match my name so I have not gotten credit for any of my flights and the check in people and ticket counter people could not help me."
Cons: "No employees to check me in so I missed flight. Checked in on app 20 hours prior but was unchecked in 1 hour before flight."
Cons: "My tv was broken, so the charger didn't work. For a 14 hour that was awful."
Pros: "Seat was great. Bedding good."
Cons: "Meal service was rushed with all courses being delivered literally one after the other."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. The seat was very comfortable, leg room is spacious."
Cons: "The movie selection is kind of old"
Cons: "Boarding by bus .... on time but departure delayed 45 mins ... I guess typical for China ..."
Pros: "cheap fare"
Cons: "better airport connections"
Cons: "I was traveling with friends who's flight kept getting canceled without any notifications, only found out till check in. I had an added layover that I didn't know about. My friends and I will avoid China Southern airlines in the future"
Cons: "Seats on plane were small and uncomfortable. Checking in to flight was awful."
Pros: "China Southern has great equipment. They are always well maintained and clean. The seats in main cabin are very comfortable. A great value!"
Cons: "As an English speaker, I find their service announcements on board often lack in clarity, but they try. I always stroll and enjoy engaging in flight crew in casual conversation about their thoughts of the equipment, schedule, plans during their layover. I find on this more personal level, they relax"
Pros: "Crew was very courteous, efficient and spoke good English."
Cons: "Could use a bit more leg room for taller passengers (I'm 6ft)."
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"
Pros: "I really liked the layout of the seats in Economy. Very comfortable. Didn’t seem like a huge crowded section, and very good service and movie selection. Also bathrooms were very clean. Food service also very good!"
Pros: "They had in flight entertainment which was nice but not good options. Flew air canada on my way there, much better movies"
Cons: "No vegetarian options so I couldn’t eat meals. I tried to call in advance but couldn’t get through. I don’t understand why all options contain meat. You don’t have to put meat on everything. Eggs are find wirhout cheap ham thrown on top. No order when boarding. Just one long line."
Pros: "I like food"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Good service, friendly cabin crews and on-time flight. Great price."
Cons: "no USB for charger; limited drink selection; restroom not as clean or as often cleaned as some other airlines"
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: "eat drink all you want. back of plane but not any worse than other seats. good movie selection. considering the airlines take this is a good deal and flight. and all seats have an outlet!"
Cons: "they changed the flight time early on."
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: "A solid overall airline. Nothing extraordinary, but will get you to where you need to go comfortably."
Cons: "Nothing stands out as obvious, but it’s simply apparent the airline isn’t flying big spenders."
Cons: "Nonfunctional survey"
Pros: "Nice staff nice food,"
Pros: "After traveling on the large US carriers China Southern is a breath of fresh air. Nothing is too much trouble for the cabin staff who were absolutely fantastic. The price was super competitive. Will always try and travel with them on trips to Asia."
Cons: "Tea coffee not good..food not good...average service"
Pros: "HORRIBLE! It was CANCELED by the Airline"
Cons: "This Airline is Reportable to the FAA."
Pros: "Food was okay compared to Melb-Guangzhou journey that was excellent."
Cons: "Not much leg room (structural bits took up space). Entertainment touchscreen did not work. Not many snacks offered. Food was served more than an hour after a 12:20am take off. No toiletries."
Pros: "Guangzhou airport crew Helped us to change domestic flight Guangzhou-wuhan to international flight Guangzhou-wuhan-San Francisco so we can come back to SF on our schedule. My son lost his homework folder in the aircraft. A crew called me back to let me know he could not find it."
Cons: "Guangzhou to Wuhan flight was changed to afternoon without notifying us so we could not connect the flight to San Francisco. I did not know Guangzhou to Wuhan was domestic flight and needed to check out luggages and check in luggages in Wuhan until we arrived in Guangzhou airport. We were lucky we could change to international flight Guangzhou-Wuhan-San francisco. Otherwise we could not come back on time. It's horrible. The ticket did not state we need to check in/ check out luggages twice and guangzhou-Wuhan is domestic flight which always changes schedule without notice. We won't buy this type of flight anymore."
Pros: "Crew wonderful"
Cons: "Actually, no problem"
Pros: "Seats are comfortable . Food is okay. Staff are very nice. Good value for money."
Cons: "We had an hour stop over in Colombo and they made us wait on the place for the entire time. Exhausting and awful to be honest"
Pros: "China Southern Airlines flight was very clean, very friendly, and of very good ticket price."
Pros: "I could not fault my journey with your Airline at all. I was very pleased with your staff and your service throughout both of my Flights. I shall be very pleased to travel with your Company again and would recommend you to all my Friends and Family."
Cons: "There was nothing i did not like."
Cons: "Never again"
Pros: "Seat, entertainment, on time, cabin crew."
Cons: "No lounge, Food was just okay"
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: "Out of Guangzhou (CAN), the food was dreadful. They cannot make decent coffee, either! They did have UHT milk instead of powdered creamer for the coffee, so that was better than usual! Once the flight attendant rebooted my non-functioning entertainment system, it had quite a bit to offer."
Cons: "Seated in the last row, so the seat would not recline so much as an inch. On such a long flight (something over 14 hours), a hard, cramped seat is difficult to endure. Aircraft was filled to bursting, not a single vacant seat. With so many people, boarding could be better organized. Not the most experienced or competent of pilots, either. Could not handle crosswinds landing at JFK, so it was a rather hairy landing, weaving down the runway."
Pros: "This wasn't a China Southern flight. This flight was serviced by Delta. It was a newer plane with entertainment systems."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Had to purchase headphones."
Cons: "The seats and legroom in the A380 were among the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced in an airplane. Not sure who to blame, China Southern or Airbus. Stiff foam and hard, no movable headrest, curve did not match my back, knees hit chair in front. I had just flown EVA airlines on a new 747 (I think) and had no such problems."
Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Promptness Wheelchair amenity"
Pros: "Very nice people"
Cons: "Would like Chinese food"
Pros: "I love the amenities provided by this airline. They give you pillows, blankets, headphones, and magazines. I love the attentiveness of the staff. They provide drinks, meals, and snacks during the scheduled time. If you need something else, then they are happy to help you. The staff really helped us with the temporary visa process during our layover in Wuhan!"
Cons: "My entertainment monitor was not working during the flight to Guangzhou. I listened to music on my own device for entertainment."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful at all times."
Cons: "only 1 movie plays on all screens, no choices or options."
Pros: "KLMs overall attention to detail from hot towels to regular water or juice to prevent degradation. Welcoming friendly cabin attendants."
Pros: "Plane"
Cons: "Crew was not organised"
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."
Pros: "The entertainment was good. The movies were new and fun."
Cons: "When I checked into our flight in Thailand, I requested three connecting seats because I want to take care of my 74 year old father and 66 year old mother. The guy at the check in counter told me that he had arranged three connecting seats for us. However, when we were boarding, we realized that my 74 years old dad was connected to my mom and I! Lucky there were some empty seats and the flight attendants kindly agreed to let us sit together after my dad spoke to one of them."
Pros: "Pork meals are delicious especially century egg with pork congee"
Cons: "Dirty toilets, despite attendants have regular cleaning schedules. My headphone and media monitor was not working."
Pros: "All of the flight crew spoke enough English to be helpful and kind. All seats come with pillow and blanket. Good and plenty food for an internal flight."
Pros: "Extremely impressed with the service and comfort of the flight"
Pros: "I liked that although I didn't request special meal via phone, some fight attendants tried to accommodate me. Others were not having me. I liked that I could look at detailed maps of the flight route. There were excellent movies to watch to kill the long frigging flight."
Cons: "The seat space was limited. Some fight attendants seemed off or in bad mood."
Cons: "I had missed my flight. I went to get another as it was urgent I arrived the next day. After hours, I was assured I would have a flight the next day at no charge. The next day I was screamed at in line and told to leave. The only other flight available was three thousand dollars one way. I missed my appointment and purpose of the trip. I had to wait another day and pay over 850 dollars one way."
Pros: "The on-board staff was friendly. Wish I had more good things to say."
Cons: "Delays seem to be a hallmark of this airline. I could go on for pages about the lack of communication from this airline and how they made me have to stay in a hotel because of a delay, but the less said the better. What exactly are the qualifications for being a member of the SkyTeam? On-board entertainment? I just want TIMELY, safe and comfortable flights. Frills are nice, but not necessary, and do NOT make up for not consistently delivering these priorities. Not allowing the use of cell phones in airplane mode on-board was mildly inconvenient also. Having more than one bathroom on the planes would also be appreciated."
Pros: "I was pickpocketed the day of my flight - wallet and passport. This earlobe told me my ticket was in refundable and that not having a passport was not a reason not to fly. Complete idiots and terrible service. I will never use this airline again"
Pros: "The staff at the airport was helpful to give direction."
Pros: "The crew was adequate."
Cons: "The airplane was old and dirty."
Pros: "Very friendly services and on time flight"
Cons: "Need better entertainment system and movie options"
Cons: "Everything is ok"
Pros: "Amazing crew and service"
Pros: "seat upgrade"
Cons: "food quality"
Cons: "Comfort was not rated as high because space between me and seat in front of me was extremely tight and I'm not a big person. Otherwise flight was good, food better than expected and actually pretty good and entertainment had plenty of options"
Cons: "There’s no way to request vegan meals via the site kayak referred us to (no air China). 14 hours on a plane with no food was brutal. Not a fan of the 787s - they somehow have even less room than their predecessors and when the person in front of you puts their seat back you have about 12” of space."
Cons: "Crowded seat. But what do I expect with the price I pay?LOL. Otherwise the crew made our flight safe and that’s the number 1 important. Thanks."
Cons: "For this plane, the seat is very cramp - leg room has shrunk. Entertainment selection is poor, no new movies at all - like watching reruns."
Cons: "Barely any legs room to move around and I’m 5”3"
Cons: "The seats had a foot rest that, when not used, keeps hitting your shins and reduce the already narrow leg room."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and the aircraft was decent. The pilots very good . All landings and takeoffs were very very smooth"
Cons: "Beijing airport and the Chinese customs system but of course that is not the fault of air China"
Pros: "Number of crew and attentiveness; meal service on a short flight and efficiency in delivery"
Cons: "Mass boarding rather than by section"
Pros: "Great crews! Great food!"
Cons: "There is nothing I can complain"
Pros: "Was fine for a short flight. "Western breakfast" was decent - 2 little pancakes, some scrambled eggs, and a (chicken?) sausage. Staff were kind enough to let us move to the front of the plane and get off first as we had only an hour to get to our connecting flight in Beijing."
Pros: "TICKETING, Leg room"
Cons: "Boarding, Flight amenities & entertainment, imited English"
Pros: "I disliked their judgement decision because I have entered India in the past by land and was eligible for a tourist visa with a proper USA passport..The judgement of the staff at the airport was related to ,You do not have a visa now you can not got on the plane.I explained as a tourist I can get one when I arrive at customs India as a tourist entering Indian .The staff had a meeting taking an hour or more and the flight time was approaching I begin to worry, they continued to stone wall me and then stated you cannot get on the plane and the airline will not refund your ticket price.you are at fault no visa a visa is required to get on the plane .I was sad I had to sleep at the airport got a hostel iin a m"
Cons: "Seat is small and uncomfortable, airline attendants are rude, most movies are in chinese and no english subtitle"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "EVERYTHING else"
Cons: "Entertainment screen is fault."
Pros: "I was given the chicken dinner when I asked for the beef one - did not realize until the flight attendant was far away so I couldn't switch. This was a 13 hr flight - attendants did not offer water during the flight. No video options in English, only 1 channel on the screen on my seat, movie played on screen in front for all passengers to watch."
Pros: "Big plane"
Cons: "The TV screen is not working"
Pros: "Bathrooms were clean. Foot rests were comfortable."
Cons: "Chairs did not recline much for such a long flight."
Pros: "Food was pretty good, staff was attentive and helpful, amenities were nice, if unremarkable. The airfare was incredibly inexpensive!"
Cons: "The "electronic devices must be off" rule is stupid. Most airlines allow you to have phones on once we're at max altitude and many even offer in-flight wi-fi at a cost, which would have been great on a 14 hour flight. Huge miss on the part of Air China. Also I understood that I was supposed to get a complimentary hotel for my long layover but the U.S. office didn't actually reserve it like they said they would so I had to pay out of pocket. Another huge miss here."
Cons: "Flight delayed 3+ hours, missed my connection"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Complimentary Movies with headphones provided were a plus. This was my transfer flight with AirChina they were not too happy about me being a vegetarian. Meals were provided. If you are not vegetarian or find out how to put your name on a special request sheet it should go smooth."
Cons: "Seats were very narrow and seat by window wouldn't recline like other window seats for both flights. (No I was not by the exit.) I am a vegetarian. And asked for no meat during meals provided. They didn't have my name in a special request list. The crew member did know how I would be asked to be put on the list and was rude when I told her I was a vegetarian even when I informed multiple crew members during my boarding since I had an issue the previous flight. The crew members in that flight were very rude even when I told them during boarding and a crew member came across with the special request sheet. Still no one could tell me how to put my name down as a special request to avoid any further confusion"
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."
Cons: "Our first flight from Hong Kong was late and we almost lost our connection to Los Angeles. There was no one there from the airline guiding the passengers to expedite the process. Going through security was horrible and I was stopped again after going through the gate for a second inspection. Food was nasty too."
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."
Cons: "Held my bag for two days, No explanation, apparently just wanted to rummage through it. Stranded in Mongolia with no clean clothes or medication."
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: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 8 hours due to weather and most likely lack of plane and crew. But the main reason for the bad review is because the whole situation was confusing and no communication and people are left wondering what is going on. A simple acknowledge and short explaintion would had satisfy the people and also they can let their family know whom are waiting to pick them up."
Pros: "Not much at all"
Cons: "Lack of communication - our flight was supposed to land in Beijing but we were redirected to another airport due to bad weather. After we had parked at the terminal of our temporary airport, we were told to wait further instructions from flight crew and the control tower. After about 40 minutes the plane started going towards the runway without any warning to passengers who had started getting luggage down, opened contents of carry on baggage and luggage, etc. It was jarring to say the least and luckily no one got hurt. Additionally, our flight from Beijing to Vancouver, BC was delayed by 8 hours. None of the gate or airport agents could tell us why or provide any alternatives to those of us with connecting flights. Not only did they not provide information, one of the gate agents gave us the wrong information (the local time at arrival). We missed our connecting flight and incurred significant expenses (hotel and purchase of 4 additional one way tickets). For the reasons listed above I will never chose air china and strongly urge any listeners/readers to avoid them at all costs!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Staff is too touchy and short spoken with you. Small drink selection. No personal movies for you to select. Just watch what they have for you on the wall that is far away. Food was terrible!"
Pros: "There is rudeness every step of the way on this airline. The gate was moved with no notice yet an email was sent, and with no service because I'm in another country and the airport didn't offer free wifi, we were clueless. Had we not looked just to doublecheck, we would've missed the plane. During the transfer the security might as well have frisked me in a room because they were THAT invasive and dumped all my stuff out of my case, smelling my things, throwing out whatever they saw fit without letting me know. this was jist a TRANSFER We let them know we only had half an hr.they didn't care. As a resuly we (along with 9 other passengers) missed the second flight. We went to Information and the lady waved us away and told us to go to security.We went to security and told her we missed the flight and her response was "so?" We went to the police we got generic direction that made us have to go back to them three times because they were so dry and rude; we had to become borderline irate to get any help. Once reaching the captain he greeted us with "What do you want?"At this point I was ready to blow. He finally sent us to the rifht person who was the warmest kindest person during this whole ordeal and helped us get a flight two hrs laters.. Next flight..You are cattle on this plane. Move, sit down, shut up. No ac for the first hr. Forget warm towel, you didn't even get a smile or greeting and i honestly don't care for such things but my flight coming with another airline was SO drastically different I guess I was caught off guard. This was a 12 hr flight, yet to get any service was like being annoyance. The stewardesses made faces if you ask for water. No one came around with coffee or tea or to offer water unless it was meal time. The food was sub par. The best part about it was that at least it was hot..but not all edible. They take your cups, leftover things you might be saving and toss without permission. I had an entire sandwich saved because hrs went by with nothing and they just grabbed it and threw it in the trash. When i brought it to her attn, she just kept moving. The bathrooms were unstocked and stunk. The whole experience sucked. Never EVER again."
Cons: "Please read above noted."
Pros: "I do on line check in for the trip from DC to Beiging, it's good that I got what I wanted to have an aisle seat. Then I do the transit trip at the DC airport counter, they told me that I had an aisle seat, and the baggages were checked in all the way to Taiwan. The truth is I didn't have an aisle seat and my two luggages are lost."
Cons: "More delay from Beijing to Guangzhou."
Pros: "A few good movies"
Cons: "Was searched multiple times. Passport possibly stolen"
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Customer service was incredibly unprofessional."
Pros: "one flight the attendant thanked me for being gold The agents at red house for gold members in Shenzhen were amazingly helpful in getting me a flight in time to connect when mine was badly delayed, really helpful"
Pros: "Delays everywhere, made no attempt to help until we had already missed our connecting flight."
Pros: "Everything worked, boarded quickly and crew served passengers efficiency. Luggage was already on the conveyor belt when I arrived."
Pros: "Movie offerings were ok."
Pros: "The crew were attentive, kind, and polite. The food was decent."
Cons: "The flight was very turbulent (obviously that's not their fault) but I wish they had communicated a bit better about why it was so turbulent. My bag was lost when I finally arrived at my final destination. I think there was some miscommunication in Okinawa about what I needed to do with my bag. I told them my final destination, so assumed it would be fine, but apparently it was my fault somehow that the bag was lost."
Cons: "The flight got cancelled and we had to take a flight 2 hours later. Even though the air line provided a lunch box as the original flight was scheduled to be at 12pm, the food was terrible."
Pros: "Personal TV screens on each seat with on demand movies and tv shows."
Cons: "Food was average although they did give a lot of beverages."
Pros: "Overall, pretty great flights with this airline. We were delayed but ended up boarding earlier than expected which was nice. Our flight had plenty of food and beverage opportunities which was nice although don't expect anything out of this world, it's airplane food after all."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and no one knew how to communicate that to us. A sign would have been appreciated at least, considering we were out of the country we did not even get the email notification until the next day."
Pros: "New planes n clean cabinet nice service."
Cons: "None"
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."
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