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How long does a flight from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average nonstop flight takes 22h 15m, covering a distance of 9248 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Eastern ($712), ANA ($1058) and Air Canada ($1086).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
For Chicago to Sydney Kingsford Smith, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Chicago
$712
only
$712
$1105
only
$1105
Destination
Sydney
$712
only
$712
Mon, Mar 26
ORD
SYD
49h 50m
Mon, Apr 16
SYD
ORD
64h 20m
Trip: 22 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4589 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Timely departure/arrival, comfortable flight, helpful crew

Food menu selection

CTU
KWL
Excellent 10.0

Airline personnel very helpful. Plane was clean.

Finding China Eastern in very large terminal. Almost no signs in English.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Nice crew

Old plane , a bit beat up

PVG
NGO
Excellent 8.3

clean plane, good crew, good food.

The smaller plane on this flight was being pushed around by the hough winds.

PVG
KMG
Okay 5.6

We stopped in NAO (Nanchong) for about an hour and it was quite a sketch experience.

Sun, Jun 3
ORD
SYD
24h 20m
Sun, Jun 17
SYD
ORD
26h 45m
$1058
Trip: 15 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3167 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.4
Food
8.3
NRT
SEA
Excellent 10.0

ANA great service, as always, outstanding work! The flight attendants so pleasant. American, Delta, or United can't pull off this kind of service.

KUL
HND
Excellent 8.8

The dinner was served too late, not right after take off. Also, the portions were way too small.

MNL
NRT
Excellent 10.0

The crew are so courteous and helpful.

BKK
NRT
Excellent 10.0

The entertainment touch screen didn't work at first, but mentioned it to a crew, it was rebooted right away and worked fine after all. Thank you.

BKK
HND
Excellent 8.3

It was alright.

Prepare to wake up with neck pain.

Thu, Apr 26
ORD
SYD
28h 10m
Fri, May 11
SYD
ORD
20h 34m
$1086
Trip: 16 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 21506 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
ICN
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

This was my first time flying Air Canada. Our flight was delayed by 4 hours because they had to deice the plane. Yes it was frustrating but I would much rather have a flight of upset passengers then risking our lives. The captains and the crew went out of their way to make sure that we were the most comfortable. They gave us food and drinks as we waited and were extremely patient. Upon arrival many passengers had missed their connecting flights, including myself. They put us on the next flight out and gave all passengers a hotel and meals for the night. I would definitely recommend Air Canada. The plane itself is also pretty spacious so don’t be afraid to fly economy.

Nothing really. They were great. I mean, definitely wished my flight wasn’t delayed. Although It wasn’t their fault that they needed to deice the plane, that’s something that should’ve been accounted for way before our flight was supposed to take off.

YYJ
YYZ
Okay 4.0

The flight wasn’t full, so I sat in my own row,?which offered spare leg room (I’m 6’2”). Time to fix the leg room issue on Rouge flights — it’s 2018.

Crew seemed uninterested in general. On phones in back while people struggling to find luggage space. Coffee cups and plastic utensils, etc, stored in overhead bins so people at the back had to search for carry-on space elsewhere, again, without assistance from on board crew. Offered service only once and many were sleeping so didn’t get anything. The overall check-in process could be easier, as the app doesn’t always work as it should.

LHR
YYZ
Excellent 8.3

The food was ok. Movie selection was decent and the screens are a lot better than on jet airways.

Boarding was a little delayed. Service was a little slow, but the crew was courteous and did their best.

YYZ
BOS
Excellent 9.0

The flight from Toronto to Boston is extremely short, about an hour. I don’t feel as though I can rate the food since I didn’t buy any, it just doesn’t give me an option to not rate it. It was a completely full flight. It was as comfortable as can be. It’s a smaller plane so you feel everything but the captains were good flyers.

I’m not sure if this is something I can really complain about but I wish the flight attendants would’ve spoken a bit lower. For a plane where half of the people there had missed their connecting flight and were put on a 6:30 am flight, I don’t think we wanted to hear about their detailed personal lives.

YVR
TPE
Okay 5.6

Entertainment

Steward. & meals

Wed, Apr 4
MDW
SYD
22h 20m
Wed, Apr 18
SYD
MDW
26h 14m
$1105
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The in flight entertainment was superb.

I have no complaints.

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight movie was very much appreciated.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

I was able to pass the time with ease. A+++ in flight experiences. Great airline staff and awesome food.

No complaints whatsoever.

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

Mon, Jul 2
ORD
SYD
22h 15m
Thu, Jul 26
SYD
ORD
19h 53m
$1167
Trip: 25 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3130 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DFW
SYD
Good 7.6

There was an excellent selection of movies to choose from. Breakfast was actually pretty tasty, and snacks and water were offered quite frequently. The seat was reasonably comfortable, and reclines back a decent way. For how huge the plane was, the boarding process was super fast and efficient!

Seats were still rather cramped for my poor husband, who is 6'3. It is very hard to get out of your seat if you're in a window and all the seats on front are fully reclined, and I am relatively spry! Can't imagine an elderly or debilitated person trying to do so! The in flight movies were great, but you had to use the headphones they provide, and none of the 3 pairs I tried worked well. All had constant static. Although the seats recline far, they also do it abruptly and are hard to get to come back up. The dinner (we had the beef) was not very good. The quality of the ground beef was what you would expect from a fast food place. The worst part of the flight was that the sat ALL the infants in the same area on the plane, and all right around us. 5 of them, to be exact. 17 hours of on and off screaming babies! My husband had to move to a different seat to get some sleep! Thankfully, I can sleep through anything. Overall, less terrible than I expected a 17 hour flight to be, but could have been better. Some crew were very nice and helpful and others not so much. The first woman my husband asked told him (rather abruptly) that he wouldn't be able to use his CPAP machine. Then a really nice guy helped him get it set up. The turbulence was a bit scary for me, and the way the captain would announce it didn't help! He'd just say "all passengers and crew be seated and fasted your seat belts" in a rather grim tone as the plane shook violently.

SYD
BNE
Okay 5.3

Flight attendants and staff were extremely rude and condescending

SYD
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Excellent

none

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Qantas provides a nice welcome when your board domestic flights in Australia like the one we took today between Brisbane and Sydney not just on their international flights. They greet you when you board, don't feel like a number like domestic flights in the USA be it American, Delta, United, or one of the others. They provide free premier movie access, serve a nice warm meal and drink, and make you feel welcomed - Keep up the great work Qantas, you could give the USA airlines lessons on how to treat passengers.

SYD
SFO
Excellent 9.3

We were unable to access the boarding area until about 15 min prior to the flight for some unknown reason. We were held in an "anteroom" area. The boarding process was a bit confused as a result.

Thu, Jul 5
ORD
SYD
27h 55m
Thu, Jul 19
SYD
ORD
22h 00m
$1191
Trip: 15 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54708 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
GVA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

plane was relatively quiet and comfortable.

Nothing wrong with boarding a plane using a bus, but there are better technologies and they are better.

SAT
IAD
Okay 4.0

Crew was nice.

Thay threw our checked bags around like trash and we had precious items in the bags. We thought they would fit in thebo erhead bins. They were small - bins were smaller.

IAH
PTY
Okay 5.0

The crew was super attentive and cordial.

United Airlines has really deteriorated. Paid entertainment for an international flight is really nickle-and-diming it, especially since it was direct tv which is only available over the continental US!

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

IAH
SAL
Excellent 10.0

Great service in business class, as always.

Weather system on the way down, but the pilot and first officer were tops

Wed, Mar 21
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Sun, Apr 1
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 12 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4589 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
KMG
Okay 5.6

We stopped in NAO (Nanchong) for about an hour and it was quite a sketch experience.

PVG
YYZ
Excellent 9.3

The staff Food and drinks Smooth flight

Checking in

PVG
CRK
Okay 5.6

Everything but the seat

The seat didn’t recline. Very uncomfortable especially on a late night flight

PVG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants very attentive, courteous and professional. Even while children were sleeping during meal distribution. We were offered sandwiches for them to eat later. Phone can now be used in airplane mode. USB charger via screen.

Monitors sometimes turn on. Harder to give rest to eyes when lights turn on all monitors.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Nice crew

Old plane , a bit beat up

Sun, Apr 1
ORD
SYD
27h 10m
Thu, Apr 12
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 12 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4589 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
KMG
Okay 5.6

We stopped in NAO (Nanchong) for about an hour and it was quite a sketch experience.

PVG
CRK
Okay 5.6

Everything but the seat

The seat didn’t recline. Very uncomfortable especially on a late night flight

PVG
YYZ
Excellent 9.3

The staff Food and drinks Smooth flight

Checking in

PVG
NGO
Excellent 8.3

clean plane, good crew, good food.

The smaller plane on this flight was being pushed around by the hough winds.

CTU
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

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.

Wed, May 2
ORD
SYD
50h 40m
Wed, May 9
SYD
ORD
64h 20m
Trip: 8 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4589 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
NGO
Excellent 8.3

clean plane, good crew, good food.

The smaller plane on this flight was being pushed around by the hough winds.

HRB
PEK
Excellent 10.0

As always, I was impressed by the high level of professionalism.

PVG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants very attentive, courteous and professional. Even while children were sleeping during meal distribution. We were offered sandwiches for them to eat later. Phone can now be used in airplane mode. USB charger via screen.

Monitors sometimes turn on. Harder to give rest to eyes when lights turn on all monitors.

CTU
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

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.

PVG
CRK
Okay 5.6

Everything but the seat

The seat didn’t recline. Very uncomfortable especially on a late night flight

Sun, May 20
ORD
SYD
24h 20m
Sun, Jun 3
SYD
ORD
26h 45m
$1087
Trip: 15 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3167 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.4
Food
8.3
MNL
NRT
Excellent 10.0

The crew are so courteous and helpful.

NRT
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The crew are so courteous and helpful.

BKK
HND
Okay 4.6

The seat was nice

Service was extremely slow, it took almost two hours just to get offered a drink. There wasn't any offering after boarding and I had to ask just to get water. The food was quite bad, normally I would choose the Japanese meal, however, both the Japanese and International options were poor. The staff seemed unorganized and did not follow a set protocol.

NRT
SEA
Excellent 10.0

ANA great service, as always, outstanding work! The flight attendants so pleasant. American, Delta, or United can't pull off this kind of service.

LAX
NRT
Excellent 9.3

I loved that the interior was completely darkened for about seven of the 12 hours of flight time.

I just couldn't get comfortable in economy class. Traveling in business or first class was visibly MUCH more comfortable, so be aware that it may be difficult to get to sleep.

Tue, Jun 26
MDW
SYD
27h 25m
Tue, Jul 10
SYD
MDW
22h 08m
$1105
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

I was able to pass the time with ease. A+++ in flight experiences. Great airline staff and awesome food.

No complaints whatsoever.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

Thu, Feb 22
ORD
SYD
29h 55m
Sat, Mar 3
SYD
ORD
20h 59m
$1183
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3130 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
MEL
Okay 4.0

Way too cramp even for airplane standards. When food was served, it’d take at least 30 minutes for the flight attendants to collect rubbish, and since the seats are so small and I can’t keep the tray table open without pinching my spleen, it was really terrible. I paid extra for an aisle seat and was told there weren’t any.

DFW
SYD
Good 7.6

There was an excellent selection of movies to choose from. Breakfast was actually pretty tasty, and snacks and water were offered quite frequently. The seat was reasonably comfortable, and reclines back a decent way. For how huge the plane was, the boarding process was super fast and efficient!

Seats were still rather cramped for my poor husband, who is 6'3. It is very hard to get out of your seat if you're in a window and all the seats on front are fully reclined, and I am relatively spry! Can't imagine an elderly or debilitated person trying to do so! The in flight movies were great, but you had to use the headphones they provide, and none of the 3 pairs I tried worked well. All had constant static. Although the seats recline far, they also do it abruptly and are hard to get to come back up. The dinner (we had the beef) was not very good. The quality of the ground beef was what you would expect from a fast food place. The worst part of the flight was that the sat ALL the infants in the same area on the plane, and all right around us. 5 of them, to be exact. 17 hours of on and off screaming babies! My husband had to move to a different seat to get some sleep! Thankfully, I can sleep through anything. Overall, less terrible than I expected a 17 hour flight to be, but could have been better. Some crew were very nice and helpful and others not so much. The first woman my husband asked told him (rather abruptly) that he wouldn't be able to use his CPAP machine. Then a really nice guy helped him get it set up. The turbulence was a bit scary for me, and the way the captain would announce it didn't help! He'd just say "all passengers and crew be seated and fasted your seat belts" in a rather grim tone as the plane shook violently.

SFO
SYD
Okay 5.3

The crew was not all that friendly in my section

SYD
BNE
Okay 5.3

Flight attendants and staff were extremely rude and condescending

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

We did not get on our flight because we weren’t notified of the time change. Extremely dissatisfied with customer service and the overall airline.

Wed, Aug 29
ORD
SYD
27h 10m
Fri, Sep 14
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 17 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4589 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
CRK
Okay 5.6

Everything but the seat

The seat didn’t recline. Very uncomfortable especially on a late night flight

CTU
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

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.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Timely departure/arrival, comfortable flight, helpful crew

Food menu selection

SVO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Very good seats

Very few movies it the list

PVG
KMG
Okay 5.6

We stopped in NAO (Nanchong) for about an hour and it was quite a sketch experience.

Mon, Jun 11
ORD
SYD
24h 20m
Mon, Jun 18
SYD
ORD
26h 45m
$1089
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3167 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.4
Food
8.3
NRT
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The crew are so courteous and helpful.

NRT
SEA
Excellent 10.0

ANA great service, as always, outstanding work! The flight attendants so pleasant. American, Delta, or United can't pull off this kind of service.

MNL
NRT
Excellent 10.0

The crew are so courteous and helpful.

NRT
CGK
Excellent 9.3

Boarding priority with kids, food choices, flight attendant so nice ans caring, kids friendly and child meal is nice and tasty

Very limit kids entertainment

NRT
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Flight attendant didn't mention so well about drink service.

Wed, Aug 1
MDW
SYD
25h 24m
Wed, Aug 15
SYD
MDW
26h 18m
$1105
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The in flight entertainment was superb.

I have no complaints.

MEX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The Delta flight was such a pleasant contrast to the funky Interjet flight that I took from L.A. to Mexico that my Economy Class felt like First Class.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight movie was very much appreciated.

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

Fri, Aug 31
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Sat, Sep 15
SYD
ORD
42h 10m
Trip: 16 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4589 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
SVO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Very good seats

Very few movies it the list

PVG
CRK
Okay 5.6

Everything but the seat

The seat didn’t recline. Very uncomfortable especially on a late night flight

PVG
NGO
Excellent 8.3

clean plane, good crew, good food.

The smaller plane on this flight was being pushed around by the hough winds.

BKK
PVG
Excellent 9.0

The staff are very efficient and professional. The food was much better than I expected. We were given pillows and blankets . Bathrooms were clean .

The only issue with CEA was checking in and boarding. It was brutal coming out of Bangkok. I’m not sure if this is the fault of CEA or Bangkok Airport.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Nice crew

Old plane , a bit beat up

Fri, Feb 23
ORD
SYD
41h 00m
Fri, Mar 2
SYD
ORD
29h 26m
$1206
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3130 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Great choice of entertainment. Served good food often with nice menu selection. Seats a bit tight as with all airlines. Fruit was fabulous and fresh - there were none left when I requested mine, but the flight attendant said there may be some left from other servers. Within a few minutes, she did bring one which I was thankful as I didn’t care for the other selection.

Close seats especially when others recline, but we were lucky on this flight no one did as it wasn’t a full flight so people moved around.

SYD
BNE
Okay 5.3

Flight attendants and staff were extremely rude and condescending

LAX
MEL
Good 7.3

Great crew

I was seated between a couple who were both overweight and spilling into my seat leaving me with less room. If I pay for a seat I should get a whole seat.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

We missed our flight due to Justfly and Quantas not informing us about our schedule change. Did not get on our flight

LAX
MEL
Okay 4.0

Way too cramp even for airplane standards. When food was served, it’d take at least 30 minutes for the flight attendants to collect rubbish, and since the seats are so small and I can’t keep the tray table open without pinching my spleen, it was really terrible. I paid extra for an aisle seat and was told there weren’t any.

Mon, Apr 2
MDW
SYD
22h 17m
Tue, Apr 17
SYD
MDW
23h 39m
$1211
Trip: 16 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MEX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The Delta flight was such a pleasant contrast to the funky Interjet flight that I took from L.A. to Mexico that my Economy Class felt like First Class.

DTW
SLC
Okay 5.3

Its a 3.5 hr flight. No charging outlets available. Food options very limited by the time they got to me, row 26. No in -seat entertainment screen. Hard seats.

ORD
LGA
Good 6.0

The crew and pilot were absolutely amazing.

This is my 3rd delta flight in a row that has been delayed. I understand these things happen, just extremely frustrating.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight movie was very much appreciated.

Sun, Jun 24
ORD
SYD
25h 20m
Sun, Jul 8
SYD
ORD
19h 53m
$1231
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3130 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Great choice of entertainment. Served good food often with nice menu selection. Seats a bit tight as with all airlines. Fruit was fabulous and fresh - there were none left when I requested mine, but the flight attendant said there may be some left from other servers. Within a few minutes, she did bring one which I was thankful as I didn’t care for the other selection.

Close seats especially when others recline, but we were lucky on this flight no one did as it wasn’t a full flight so people moved around.

SFO
SYD
Okay 5.3

The crew was not all that friendly in my section

LAX
MEL
Okay 4.0

Way too cramp even for airplane standards. When food was served, it’d take at least 30 minutes for the flight attendants to collect rubbish, and since the seats are so small and I can’t keep the tray table open without pinching my spleen, it was really terrible. I paid extra for an aisle seat and was told there weren’t any.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

We did not get on our flight because we weren’t notified of the time change. Extremely dissatisfied with customer service and the overall airline.

SYD
BNE
Okay 5.3

Flight attendants and staff were extremely rude and condescending

Fri, Mar 16
ORD
SYD
30h 45m
Tue, Mar 20
SYD
ORD
40h 40m
Trip: 5 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4589 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
NGO
Excellent 8.3

clean plane, good crew, good food.

The smaller plane on this flight was being pushed around by the hough winds.

CTU
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

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.

BKK
PVG
Excellent 9.0

The staff are very efficient and professional. The food was much better than I expected. We were given pillows and blankets . Bathrooms were clean .

The only issue with CEA was checking in and boarding. It was brutal coming out of Bangkok. I’m not sure if this is the fault of CEA or Bangkok Airport.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Timely departure/arrival, comfortable flight, helpful crew

Food menu selection

PVG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants very attentive, courteous and professional. Even while children were sleeping during meal distribution. We were offered sandwiches for them to eat later. Phone can now be used in airplane mode. USB charger via screen.

Monitors sometimes turn on. Harder to give rest to eyes when lights turn on all monitors.

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Distance 9248 miles
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