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Airports
Origin
Beijing
$459
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$459
Kunming
$386
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$386
Shanghai
$493
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$493
$493
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$493
Qingdao
$607
only
$607
Shenyang
$617
only
$617
Chengdu
$429
only
$429
Xi'an
$449
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$449
Changsha
$386
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$386
Nanjing
$384
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$384
Destination
San Francisco
$384
only
$384
Mon, Mar 5
NKG
SFO
29h 20m
Tue, Apr 3
SFO
NKG
33h 55m
Trip: 29 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4292 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
HAK
Excellent 10.0

Fast plane

CAN
HAN
Excellent 8.3

Ok

TAO
CAN
Okay 4.6

No entertainment, not even an English language newspaper. Delayed boarding and departure, as usual.

CAN
DPS
Okay 5.6

Extra leg room in emergency exit row They actually played a movie that was in English. Not the first time I have flown China Southern, but the first time I had air control above. This is something I feel makes flight a bit more comfortable.

Food is terrible. They ran out of wine during first beverage service. Exit row passengers are not permitted to keep items under seat. Flight was delayed at take off and perhaps in route because we were over an hour off of schedule. Aircraft always had a line for the bathroom, two is not enough for amount of people and duration of flight. I do not know if there was bathroom in front, it was sectioned off.

LAX
CAN
Okay 5.3

Ko

Tue, Mar 27
KMG
SFO
17h 25m
Sat, Mar 31
SFO
KMG
18h 35m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PEK
PVG
Excellent 8.0

Food is too sweet ..no salt.

PVG
YVR
Mediocre 2.0

Every time the flight was late

SVO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Very good seats

Very few movies it the list

PVG
YYZ
Excellent 9.3

The staff Food and drinks Smooth flight

Checking in

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.

Sun, Mar 25
PVG
SFO
18h 10m
Fri, Mar 30
SFO
PVG
20h 10m
Trip: 6 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 492 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LAX
HKG
Mediocre 2.0

Not much was made very uncomfortable

All around service

AKL
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Not even bad word.

HKG
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Organized with new aircraft. Good airport staff and crew onboard

No breakfast for non asians was offered.

NKG
HKG
Good 7.3

Boarding, seats, entertainment, food were all good to excellent.

Crew could be nicer.

LAX
HKG
Excellent 8.0

New A350 with decent lag space

Food to Los Angeles was soso

Wed, Apr 25
CTU
SFO
13h 20m
Sat, Jun 23
SFO
CTU
14h 05m
Trip: 60 days
4.1OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.1 Okay
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
CTU
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

The breakfast on the international flight was pretty good. However, there were more frequent snacks and healthier options when I flew internationally on Delta.

I didn’t like that my pre-flight request for gluten-free snacks/meals was ignored. I didn’t like the attitude of one flight attendant who couldn’t bring herself to empathize with my allergy to gluten— which causes painful cracks in my palms and fingers.

EWR
DEN
Good 6.3

No entertainment was available. Not working for whole plane

SFO
PHL
Mediocre 2.3

Crew was nice

I hated my seat. Last row. Seat didn’t recline. Right next to the bathroom. That should not even be a row for passengers!

COS
DEN
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing.

Delayed flights leading to incredibly tight connection times, staff inconsistent with messaging re the source of the delay, zero compassion for customers, offering $700-$1,400 to get off the plane when you charge $200 to change a flight 2 weeks in advance is especially galling! Will not fly with United again whenever there is a viable alternative to my destination.

CTU
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

The breakfast on the international flight was pretty good. However, there were more frequent snacks and healthier options when I flew internationally on Delta.

I didn’t like that my pre-flight request for gluten-free snacks/meals was ignored. I didn’t like the attitude of one flight attendant who couldn’t bring herself to empathize with my allergy to gluten— which causes painful cracks in my palms and fingers.

Sun, Jun 17
CSX
SFO
30h 00m
Sat, Aug 11
SFO
CSX
30h 25m
Trip: 56 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 26
CSX
SFO
35h 38m
Mon, Mar 26
SFO
CSX
32h 10m
Trip: 28 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1159 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
SEA
PEK
Excellent 8.6

Customer service from the crew was outstanding.

Lack of leg room.

CAN
PEK
Excellent 9.0

The crew is very attentive and kind.

Crowded, small space.

PEK
SEA
Excellent 8.0

The flight was smooth, once we began. There were few bumps.

I did NOT like having to wait almost two hours to board, and the constant "We expect to have our computer system up in 'a few minutes' " was really annoying.

SYX
PEK
Excellent 8.6

I had about 30 minutes to change planes in Beijing cause of the flight delay (still had to switch terminals, check in and go through the border). I was met by an airline representative near the plane with a special bus and accompanied through all the bureaucracy very quickly. Excellent airline staff.

the flight was delayed for 1.5 hours and no staff in Sanya domestic terminal could speak English

PEK
CAN
Excellent 9.6

Not a crowded flight so had an extra seat. That was really nice.

It was all fine.

Fri, Mar 9
SHA
SFO
21h 35m
Sun, Mar 18
SFO
SHA
30h 35m
Trip: 9 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 3058 reviews
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
8.0
Food
8.1
ICN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Facial mask pack service

CEB
ICN
Excellent 9.3

i like how accomodating the crew was

CEB
ICN
Excellent 10.0

i was broke and hungry so i didn’t get to eat much in the airport. in the plane after serving their meal i asked for a second serving and they were nice enough to give me a second serving of food. that was very nice

what i did not like about asiana was at the check in counter in New York JFK airport. the non asian clerk was pretty strict about overweight baggage. it’s my fault yes for not weighing them ahead of time but the clerk could have been more polite when speaking.

ORD
ICN
Good 7.3

On time, the decor, side seats seems to have more legroom

The crew wasn't the friendly

JFK
ICN
Excellent 8.0

The food was good and the service was great. The flight attendants were very attentive.

I had to pay $200 for an extra bag because they told me that my bags were all over weight. Come to find out, the scale was broken and my bags were actually underweight. So I ended up with 5 bags instead of 3. My main issue was comfortability. Due to the person behind me, I couldn’t push my chair back and so I had find different ways to sleep.

Sun, Feb 25
PEK
SFO
22h 02m
Sat, Mar 3
SFO
PEK
27h 40m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

PHL
SFO
Good 7.6

Tight connection! The airlines need to Realize that a 2 hour layover is NOT enough when you have to go through immigration, customs, and security before making your next flight!

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

Thu, May 17
TAO
SFO
34h 40m
Fri, May 25
SFO
TAO
21h 09m
Trip: 9 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 3950 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.0
Food
6.0
DEL
PEK
Good 7.3

overall it was good; crew was excellent, kept the plane, specially toilet clean throughout.

food selection for vegetarians better movie selection; english in TV documentaries.

PEK
CKG
Mediocre 2.0

I had to stay at Beijing for overnight and took a flight the next day.

PEK
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Everything. Air China comfort and service is great. I travel a lot to China and Air China is my first choice.

PEK
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Level of Service

LAX
PEK
Okay 4.0

Efficient and friendly staff

Seat backs barely recline - not acceptable for flight of this distance. For this reason will not book Air China again

Fri, May 11
SHE
SFO
32h 50m
Sun, Jun 3
SFO
SHE
35h 40m
Trip: 24 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 3791 reviews
Overall
8.9
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.7
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.5
SIN
ICN
Okay 5.0

the movie selection

the seats are so closely packed any inclination inconveniences the person seated behind. in all respects save for the name and price this replicated a cheap budget airline. i expected more from SA. the flight crew was brusque and made it appear that they were grudgingly doing one s personal favor rather than their job

ICN
BKK
Excellent 8.0

The plane was way too hot! Being trapped in a stuffy plane for 5 hours and sweating was the worst!

BGR
SEL
Excellent 10.0

Everyone was very nice.

The food was a little odd but that might just have been Korean food.

ICN
HAN
Excellent 8.6

Friendly service

Didn't dislike anything

ICN
JFK
Excellent 10.0

flight crew service and timeliness of the flight, email update on flight status

baggage claim was very slow took about 45mins to receive bags after arrival to JFK

Sun, Mar 18
PEK
SFO
35h 05m
Thu, Mar 22
SFO
PEK
21h 00m
Trip: 5 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 4068 reviews
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.3
TPE
IAH
Good 7.6

When offering drinks, the steward didn't give passengers enough time to make their selection. Offerred snack in the dark when most people were asleep. Understand that the attendants are trying to carry their tasks in a specific time frame but there must be a better way to serve your customers, such as announcing that snack can be brought to you upon your request.

IAH
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Very much

SEA
TPE
Okay 5.3

The seats are way too close to each other. I’m 5 foot four and my knees touched this front

JFK
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Their performance were great!

No bad experience encountered. Everything went smooth.

HKG
TPE
Excellent 9.0

Crew services, boarding, on time

Food and seat can be better

Sun, Jun 3
SHA
SFO
19h 00m
Wed, Jun 13
SFO
SHA
19h 35m
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4059 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
YVR
Good 7.6

Easy boarding, good entertainment. Great crew.

Long flight to easy to complain about something. But really no problems here

JFK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Unable to do online check in, have to waste time to line up in the airport. Not all people need visa to enter a country, this is rediculous that I couldn’t proceed to check in online because I do not have visa to enter my own country. Rediculous

HKG
KIX
Okay 5.0

Good entertainment choices, but the system itself was awkward and slow to respond.

The 777 was tired. Tray tables weren’t clean and it was fitted with seats that did not recline. Most uncomfortable!

HKG
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

the person in front of me just laid down his seat for almost entire flight which made me to have no rooms people are switching seats without letting flight attendants to know. This is not fair for other customers

HKG
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

It was a long flight, and customer service not good.

Fri, Mar 16
CSX
SFO
29h 45m
Tue, May 8
SFO
CSX
28h 15m
Trip: 54 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4292 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SIN
CAN
Excellent 8.3

Flew Business class from SIN to CAN. Seats were OK, crew was very attentive and eager to please. Food was good.

Seat did not go back as far as I would have liked

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

CAN
LAX
Okay 5.3

Crewmen at the luggage/bags scanning were very rude. Our flight from Manila to Guangzhou was delayed by an hour or so. With all the pressure we were already experiencing and rushing to get to our connecting flight, here comes these crewmen in charge of scanning our bags we're all shouting at us to rush. The delay was not the passengers fault.

CAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

A-380 seems to be significantly quieter than the 777.

LAX
CAN
Okay 5.3

Ko

Thu, Apr 12
XIY
SFO
15h 30m
Tue, Apr 24
SFO
XIY
20h 50m
Trip: 13 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 4595 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
YYZ
Excellent 9.3

The staff Food and drinks Smooth flight

Checking in

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.

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.

CTU
KWL
Excellent 10.0

Airline personnel very helpful. Plane was clean.

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

Mon, Mar 12
CTU
SFO
28h 35m
Sat, Apr 28
SFO
CTU
31h 25m
Trip: 48 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4292 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
DPS
Okay 5.6

Extra leg room in emergency exit row They actually played a movie that was in English. Not the first time I have flown China Southern, but the first time I had air control above. This is something I feel makes flight a bit more comfortable.

Food is terrible. They ran out of wine during first beverage service. Exit row passengers are not permitted to keep items under seat. Flight was delayed at take off and perhaps in route because we were over an hour off of schedule. Aircraft always had a line for the bathroom, two is not enough for amount of people and duration of flight. I do not know if there was bathroom in front, it was sectioned off.

CAN
LAX
Okay 5.3

Crewmen at the luggage/bags scanning were very rude. Our flight from Manila to Guangzhou was delayed by an hour or so. With all the pressure we were already experiencing and rushing to get to our connecting flight, here comes these crewmen in charge of scanning our bags we're all shouting at us to rush. The delay was not the passengers fault.

CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

BKK
CAN
Good 7.6

For such a classy airline, they have terrible coffee and tea

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

Sun, Mar 25
SHA
SFO
18h 10m
Fri, Mar 30
SFO
SHA
20h 10m
Trip: 6 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 492 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
HKG
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Organized with new aircraft. Good airport staff and crew onboard

No breakfast for non asians was offered.

HKG
TPE
Excellent 8.0

Decent plane

Lots of delays

HKG
PEK
Excellent 9.0

The staff is friendly, alert and attentive. The food is wonderful. The planes are spacious and clean. A wonderfully pleasant experience

Could use a revamp of the entetainment system.

NKG
HKG
Good 7.3

Boarding, seats, entertainment, food were all good to excellent.

Crew could be nicer.

LAX
HKG
Excellent 8.0

New A350 with decent lag space

Food to Los Angeles was soso

Fri, Apr 20
PEK
SFO
28h 45m
Sat, Apr 21
SFO
PEK
28h 25m
Trip: 2 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 4595 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
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
YVR
Mediocre 2.0

Every time the flight was late

SVO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Very good seats

Very few movies it the list

HRB
PEK
Excellent 10.0

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

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Timely departure/arrival, comfortable flight, helpful crew

Food menu selection

Wed, May 23
NKG
SFO
30h 15m
Thu, Jun 21
SFO
NKG
29h 00m
Trip: 30 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4292 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
DPS
Okay 5.6

Extra leg room in emergency exit row They actually played a movie that was in English. Not the first time I have flown China Southern, but the first time I had air control above. This is something I feel makes flight a bit more comfortable.

Food is terrible. They ran out of wine during first beverage service. Exit row passengers are not permitted to keep items under seat. Flight was delayed at take off and perhaps in route because we were over an hour off of schedule. Aircraft always had a line for the bathroom, two is not enough for amount of people and duration of flight. I do not know if there was bathroom in front, it was sectioned off.

CAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

A-380 seems to be significantly quieter than the 777.

CAN
HAK
Excellent 10.0

Fast plane

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

Fri, May 18
NKG
SFO
17h 30m
Mon, Jun 4
SFO
NKG
19h 25m
Trip: 18 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 492 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
NKG
HKG
Good 7.3

Boarding, seats, entertainment, food were all good to excellent.

Crew could be nicer.

HKG
YVR
Good 7.3

The return flight HK-Vancouver was on the slightly smaller and older Airbus 330 which had no chargers, no in-flight entertainment screen. We received iPad movie screens which were ok. Coach seats were too close compared to those on the LA-HK Airbus big boys (Airbus 350 9 abreast). Bonus negative was my seat was broken and wouldn't recline and there was a metal box underneath the seat in front of me so leg room was restrictive and I'm 6 feet tall. Shoulda sprung for Business Class. As for food, first meal was rice, kimchee, and a tiny bit of pork and veggies which was ok. Snack was pizza bread, really hard to eat/runny and served with no napkin. Breakfast was runny scrambled eggs, beans, and a cooked cherry tomato and single stalk of broccoli. Staff was polite. Worse yet was the Sunday morning line at Vancouver customs: at least 2500-3000 people from several flights and 4 (YOU READ THAT RIGHT: FOUR) customs agents! Took 2 hours and change to get through. Coming to the US through this airport I had to leave security, ticket for Portland leg, recheck my bag, go through security AGAIN, and GO THROUGH CUSTOMS TO THE US. DO NOT TAKE THIS FLIGHT THROUGH VANCOUVER TO TRAVEL BACK TO THE STATES! Worst international travel experience of my life, bar none.

See previous comments.

BKK
HKG
Okay 5.0

The staff was much better this time.

Really need to work on the food. The entertainment can't be on the iPad, there's not much space already.

HKG
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Organized with new aircraft. Good airport staff and crew onboard

No breakfast for non asians was offered.

LAX
HKG
Excellent 8.0

New A350 with decent lag space

Food to Los Angeles was soso

Wed, Jun 6
PVG
SFO
21h 14m
Wed, Jun 20
SFO
PVG
17h 20m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews

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