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Low season

OctoberBest time to beat the crowds with an average 9% drop in price.

High season

JulyMost popular time to fly with an average 28% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,073(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$624or less

Good deal one-way

$386or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to China

  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be July and August. The cheapest month to fly to China is April.
  • Morning departure is around 62% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to China

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Lufthansa
Overall score based on 27,791 reviews
8.0
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Boarding of all economy passengers was done on first come and stand in line, first served basis with no zone separation. This caused aisle congestion. I was randomly asked to check in my standard size carry one although many passengers with larger bags were allowed to take them with them. Overall there was a lack of planned approach."

Pros: "Free drinks. Two hot meals during flight. Lots of entertainment choices. Extra storage bin under window which doubled as large armrest. Ample legroom. Live sports on TV"

Pros: "The food was excellent, and the crew was nice"
Cons: "There was a delay on the boarding and they didn't provide a reason."

Pros: "Nice to have more legroom, crew was egficient and accomodating, they treated a sick passanger in the row in front of me with great empathy and professionalism."

Pros: "There were many comforts to the plane even in economy."
Cons: "There is little leg room in economy for someone over 5’11”"

Pros: "Entertainment on Detroit flight was great as well as the seating, food, and crew.."

Pros: "Great service, great crew! If available, will choose Lufthansa for my next flight! Friendly crew, smooth flying, great entertainment choices."

Pros: "The flight was smooth. The timing of the flight arrival and immigration was perfect. More than enough time to clear that process. The airline crew on board was professional and pleasaht"
Cons: "The seating was very close. Not enough room to sleep comfortably."

Cons: "Connection very very tight and stressful Had to run to connecting flight and just made it by <1 minute"

Cons: "Boarding was a zoo as the system was down -not very organized either. There was one crew member who was extremely rude and even as people boarded by her section did not greet people. Skipped a few rows with drinks and then told them there was no time to bring even a glass of water. Fortunately another crew member (who we also asked as they went by) brought water to those she had skipped who wanted it. My TV monitor was not working. Aging planes - need a thorough cleaning. The announcements were garbled and very difficult to hear."

Pros: "Crew. Courteous, engaging and supportive, of-course with a smile."
Cons: "Nothing on this flight"

Cons: "WiFi didn’t work most of flight and when it did required payment."

Pros: "Crew friendly"
Cons: "Waiting in the line long then expect"

Pros: "Very pleasant experience. Seats were comfortable! Nice to get a pillow and blanket at each seat. Also that the tv had a space for a USB plug!"

Pros: "Height Space, good pilot and some of the food. Good landing and overall pilot skill."
Cons: "For the whole journey I had a small child kicking, knocking, tapping behind me. Kept waking me up also nearly ten hours of whining. I was genuinely uneasy and uncomfortable for the whole trip. I think there should be a designated child with adult area as I really don’t think this is acceptable. It is stressful enough traveling for 30+ hours this really is not welcome."

Pros: "Crews were very friendly"

Pros: "Flight was on time, boarding went smoothly. Seats not too comfy, knee room seems to be shrinking with every flight (transatlantic routes mostly)."
Cons: "I like wathcing European movies (German, French, etc.) when flying LH, but unfortunately they rarely have English subtitles."

Pros: "Great business class seats. Plenty of room and comfortable."

Pros: "I arrived at my destination completely unstressed."
Cons: "Security checks, but this is unavoidable"

Pros: "The temperature was moderate, not as cold as ususl. Stewards were very nice."
Cons: "Our seats were at the very back and the flight was quite bumpy at times. It left a bit late due to passengers not showing up and having to remove luggage. They wouldn't allow my husband to use his backpack as a personal item he had to count it as a carryon despite others having more carryon items."

Pros: "Great crew, great flight, food and drinks was awesome"
Cons: "I don't like the fact that I can't choose my seat from earlier because I a big girl and I like to set in the emergency exist seats so I'm not crush up in the middle seat not comfortable and long flight like that lots of pain at the end of the flight"

Pros: "food, entertainment and most of the crew was great"
Cons: "Early boarding and then got yelled at for showing up 3min after official boarding time on ticket. no air vents for each seat. massive heat in airplane while waiting for taxiing"

Pros: "Everything. The flight was great and the staff were awesome. Thanks Lufthansa."
Cons: "Nothing, all was great."

Pros: "The service was fast. The employees were kind."

Cons: "Food on flight Detroit - Frankfurt was terrible."

Pros: "Crew was very helpful."
Cons: "Food for Indian vegetarian meal was very poor. Idea of chickpeas in transatlantic flight is not good! Crew did help out and offer another option!"

Cons: "the flight info was off"

Cons: "entertainment was not working! the flight to Frankfurt was late and I missed the connection to rome! crew told me to run for the connection but ad the gate they told me they had already put me on a later flight! no need to run like crazy across the airport if they had me already booked me on a later flight! missed my train connection in rome to bari...asked the airport lufthansa rep. to put me on a flight to bari but they told me they couldn't do it although there was a flight available!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Airlines Front desk delay, long boarding , poor food"

Pros: "Great Seats / Bedding Excellent Drinks Excellent Service Delicious Food."
Cons: "Boarding was a Zoo. No real First Class announcement; confusion of which line was Business, First, or Economy, no clear announcements. This is the 2nd time this is happened in a row. Not sure why. Movie Choices were pretty poor, but TV series made up for it."

Pros: "Staff is super friendly and works hard to accommodate your needs. This flight also so happened to be empty so I got to lay down and nap haha."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything is great. I'm just writing these words so my review hits 50 characters."

Pros: "The boarding process was orderly, the seats comfortable, plenty of luggage space, excellent food -- one of the best economy class flights I've taken."

Pros: "WiFi on long flight from Detroit to Frankfurt"

Pros: "Service is outstanding in economy and puts US airlines to shame. Lufthansa is the best way to fly to Europe."
Cons: "Clearing passport control in Frankfurt is very slow. The setup is not very good for a world class airport. You need to give yourself at least an hour."

Pros: "Tans it time to Amman is too long and that is the most distressing"

Pros: "Comfortalble trip"
Cons: "Boarding delay"

Cons: "Not well organized and food is unhealthy"

Pros: "The Lufthansa flight and crew were fantastic. Nice plane with amenities. It was far better than our return flight on Air Canada."
Cons: "My return on Air Canada."

Cons: "Being asked, when other passengers were around me, how much money I cary with me. This is a dangerous thing. I don't know whom I travel with, and I felt at risk knowing that other people know how much cash I have with me. Plus, the money were counted on the passageway to the plane, with people walking by. I strongly believe that you should change the method you ask and check passengers for cash. I heard other details that I shouldn't hear from another women who was also checked. What I ask is PRIVACY."

Cons: "I lost my flight because your oufol servise.at first i had an issue with my passport and i lost the flight so i booked another flight, and then the Your people confirmed me officialy on phone that i can use my ticket to come back to tlv but I couldn't do check in and this time on phone your people told me that i cant get it and they dont gave what to do with it so order another!!! Ticket at the last time and didnt make it to the holiday meal so i really disappointed and going to do something with it. That was turrible and i lost a lot of money!!!"

Cons: "So you book in advance, used the tarif that allows you to book your seats (row 9), check in and.... When you board you get new tickets with seat row 36 and family not together. Lufthansa has done this twice to us. My kids 8,10, 12 year old girls are well behaved and used to flying, so don't disturb anyone."

Pros: "The flight from DTW to FRA was made that much better by a particular flight attendant who actually remembered it was my first time flying. She checked with me personally as we were disembarking in FRA to see how my flight was. I unfortunately did not catch her name, but she was the highlight of the flight. If I fly again, I will definitely fly Lufthansa for flight crew like her. I skipped the evening meal as I was feeling unwell, but I had the breakfast. The fresh fruit, and especially the watermelon was delicious. There just wasn't enough of it."
Cons: "The seat cushion was rather stiff and made the 8-hour-long flight just a tad uncomfortable."

Pros: "On time and friendly crew"
Cons: "Seating"

Pros: "The food was good and the crew members were very friendly and caring."
Cons: "My flight was delayed by about 2 hours but we still made it to Germany with enough time to catch the Moscow flight and check out the duty free stores."

Cons: "Poor cabin crew behavior. Gate agent kind of reprimanded passengers to carry only one bag to cabin almost shouting at people in Frankfurt."

Pros: "The live streaming of the NBA finals game on the flight was excellent."
Cons: "The check in process was incredibly inefficient. I have never had to wait so long to check in my bags. The attendants were chatting and laughing while not helping customers and customers were unfairly taken from the middle of the line to jump the queue."

Pros: "Boarding process, food and entertainment were excellent."
Cons: "Seats seemed a little small, even for economy."

Pros: "Thankfully the departure gate was directly on the other side of passport control in Frankfurt. The flight was perfect and smooth, although after boarding we had to sit on the runway for awhile, and left late. The crew were highly attentive, helpful, polite, and kept water and juice circulating between hot meals. I enjoyed the movies I was able to watch and my seat was comfortable. Excellent service in Economy Class!!"
Cons: "At times I felt too cold, despite the blanket."

Pros: "Food and eating with proper utensils, Brandy after dinner"
Cons: "Entrainment center glitch. Headphone quality."

Cons: "My wifi was not working for the entire trip!"

Pros: "You got me there without problems. Even the baggage got transferred. Better if seats declined more. I would pay an extra 40 to have a more seat recline."

Pros: "LITERALLY NOTHING Trashiest airline in the world"
Cons: "Customer service, boarding, check in desk, LITERALLY EVERYTHING WAS 3rd CLASS WILL NEVER FLY WITH THIS AIRLINE EVER AGAIN EVEN IF THE TICKE IS FREE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE AND I WILL TELL EVERYONE"

Pros: "The crew ensured that all my needs were met while on the flight. Truly a pleasurable experience."
Cons: "Nothing... Can't exactly shorten the distance."

Cons: "I want to seriously complain about Air Canada and Kayak booking systems. I reserved the tickets to Shanghai but there were no place reminding me that I need Canadian VISA to connect flights between two Canadian cities. I am a Chinese citizen who is working at USA and not allowed to change flights in Canada based on the newest government rules. However, in both booking systems, there is no reminders. In my opinion, either Kayak or Air Canada can add a simple checkbox to let the potential guest choose his or her nationality status, then this kind of trouble can be mitigated. We talked and called Air Canada people but no buying. They kept saying this is our responsibility. We bought United Airline tickets at the last minutes and cost us about $2,400 because we cannot wait to get back China to prepare our wedding ceremony and US Visa interview. We are very very disappointed with Air Canada and will keep complaining about this issue. As a service supplier, how cannot you think on behalf of a customer? The air company definitely knows more about government rules than a customer. We did have mistakes of not researching government rules. However, the biggest mistake was we trusted Air Canada and Kayak who we thought had taken care of those kind of issues for us. Thanks."

Cons: "Air Canada cancelled my original flight and it was difficult to reschedule. Customer service wasn't great."

Cons: "Food was not good. Just filling. Crew was not polite when I asked for more water"

Pros: "Nice crew and service, I ate all the food :) lots of new movies !"
Cons: "I guess it is a good thing for the airline because the plane was full, although it was crowded to me."

Pros: "Good meals and services with beverages"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Excellent service in business class: attentive, cordial, not intrusive."

Pros: "Was confusing because united and air Canada were involved so had to triple check what airline and terminal we'd arrive in back in states."
Cons: "Hot day small hot plane for awhile"

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "The Air Canada counter officer do not help me at all. She only told me to call Air Canada which I can not since the Shanghai office is close and the US number did not work. I ended up bought a new ticket with AA."

Pros: "It is always a pleasure to fly with Air Canada! The staff is always friendly and helpful and they provide great in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Not enough bathrooms on this plane, constant line for bathroom."

Cons: "For non-U.S. Citizens the transiting in Canada is inconvenient and expensive. I wouldn't travel through Canada by plane again."

Pros: "Why Canada created a ridiculous process that requires a $7 payment for transmitting in Canada is beyond me. I hope they realize they are impairing the competition of it's own national airline."

Pros: "Service before boarding was excellent. Checking in as long as the boarding time was efficient and fast. In flight service was okay, flight crew was helpful and friendly. The selection of entertainment was excellent. Good international films, in addition to the monocles 24 hours radio station. However, the food was mediocre, there was not enough food for a flight of 11 hours."
Cons: "I didn't like the amount and selection of food."

Cons: "Our flight got canceled 12 hours before we were supposed to take off. They postponed our flight 24 hours. It took forever to change it so that we still arrived at our destination on the same day. I'm glad I checked my email before going to bed because otherwise I would have shown up to the airport not knowing my flight was canceled. That should not have happened. It almost ruined my trip."

Pros: "The ciabatta buns served with the regular meals, looked lovely, as did the regular meat meals. Unfortunately, I ordered the Hindu Vegetarian meal."
Cons: "Usually the Hindu Vegetarian meals are quite nice, but these ones were not. I have eaten a lot of Indian and Middle Eastern food, and I could not identify what this was supposed to be. The basmati rice had the consistency of oatmeal. The first meal was tasteless and the second meal had too much hot spice, but still no flavour. The bread they gave with the meal was tiny and tasteless compared to the lovely ciabatta rolls served with the regular meals."

Pros: "The price."
Cons: "When someone has a terrible experience with a single individual it's just an anomaly. When it came to our experience it's easy to see that it's systemic and come from the top down in that company. The lack of customer service training is apparent. It was rampant and the overall feeling was just plain rudeness exuding from every team member. I'll never fly Air Canada again."

Cons: "Had to have a visa for connecting flights. Not worth going through Canada."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Flight canceled due to mechanical problems. Out of 4 agents at desk at airport only one knew what to do in case of a cancellation. They all stood around eating raisinettes! Unprofessional, lack of training, lack of planning (why wasn't another plane sent). One agent was going through the line giving out a phone number to call? Why weren't they trained? I called and thankful I was up at the desk so I could tell the agent what to do from the lady on the phone! Lost a day on our already short Christmas visit with family. Would love a refund!"

Cons: "my language has been lost !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Pros: "Turkish airlines always delivers the best service and the most relaxing flights."

Pros: "Smooth flight and we arrived ahead of schedule"
Cons: "I as first time travel from US to Canada no information given on flight regarding how to get to connections and customs. Unaware of requirements to claim luggage after customs and before security We were surprised at the lack of any offer of snacks on a five hour flight"

Pros: "The crew was especially friendly and helpful."

Cons: "We left late in a plane with little air, got to Nashville and had to sit for an hour on the runway in a hot plane due to hate not ready. Clearly not staffed properly as there were multiple open gates in plain sight."

Cons: "Delays both on Det to Toronto and Toronto to Kingston"

Pros: "Econamy class allows 2 piece of bag."
Cons: "I only have one bag. My bag is weighted 57 lb and charged me CA$100.00. They should have averaged 2 bags' weight and I should not have charged CA$100.00. I think the service is poor."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Couldn't rate entertainment- there was none - none expected"

Pros: "Our flight attendant, Aaron, was wonderful"
Cons: "Everything else was awful....I was taking an international flights, so arrived at the airport 3 hours early, as specified. There was no attendant at the desk until 1.45 hours prior to boarding. We almost missed the flight, and as a result, the connection to London. If possible, I will not fly air Canada again"

Pros: "The entertainment was good and the crew was efficient. Getting on and off the plane was smooth."
Cons: "I couldn't believe how little room there was for such a long flight! There wasn't enough room for me to reach my bag that was on the ground even when the seat in front of me wasn't reclined. And the people next to me kept jabbing me with their elbows because three grown adults simply could not sit next to one another in such a small space. I'm a small person so if I feel crammed on a flight I have no idea how the average person can tolerate it!"

Pros: "The flight itself was fine- comfortable with nice amenities and a professional staff."
Cons: "My first flight was late then cancelled, then replaced by another. That one was late too and made me miss my connecting flight. I had to spend the night stuck in the Toronto airport with nowhere to safely sleep and my late arrival meant the entire first day of my long planned vacation was ruined. I was supposed to get to my destination around 10 in the morning, instead I arrived around one in the morning the next day. All I got from Air Canada for this trouble was a $10 meal voucher for airport restaurants that cost $25 and were closed during my stay."

Pros: "Smooth flight, excellent pilot"
Cons: "Huge delay, missed connection"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything poor attitude bad manners and terrible demeanor"

Pros: "Crew was nice but customer service at the airport and over the phone is terrible (takes over 30 min to speak with someone and a few times they hang up the phone)"
Cons: "Luggage was delayed for over 36 hours and customer service hotline was useless."

Cons: "Was delayed so long I almost missed my connecting flight."

Cons: "Staff was useless. Made all international connections via my cell phone."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled and they did not bother to inform us! Ended up flying on United and arrived 6 hours later than planned."

Pros: "Flight got delayed twice I had to go to the airport 3 times, finally the personal change me to another airline. I payed over 250 just in taxi to and from the airpor, plus 300 dollars in hotel reservations plus 250 in tours. The airline other than continue rebooking and printing more and more boarding passes did nothing"
Cons: "Flight got delayed twice I had to go to the airport 3 times, finally the personal change me to another airline. I payed over 250 just in taxi to and from the airpor, plus 300 dollars in hotel reservations plus 250 in tours. The airline other than continue rebooking and printing more and more boarding passes did nothing"

Cons: "map was broken halfway into flight"

Pros: "Great food!"

Pros: "Smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "BOARDED LATE AND IN GATES VERY FAR FROM CHECKING. The (solitary) crew member did not speak French. Everything she said in French was unintelligible- very offensive (and disturbing) for Francophone passengers such as myself. And for a Canadian carrier- This shows no respect for our pluralism. When we book online and try to pick priority seating, then find out that the plane is so small that the 9th row means 9 out of 12 or something, this feels like a con. Especially when we pay extra. Stop making people pay for seats that don't get them any priority boarding (Zone 3!) and offer no real advantage."

Pros: "Toronto->Shanghai Good In general it was a good flight considering how long (14 hours) it was. The new entertainment system has a lot of features and movies. It also has chat to other passengers which is useful when travelling with a group sitting in different areas."
Cons: "Bad Long flight but that is the way it is. The fight map froze on my entertainment system about 1/2 through the flight so the map was useless after that. One side of my earphones also went dead. My wife wanted something better then hot noodles in a cup for the middle meal."

Pros: "chairs a little bigger"
Cons: "the staff are indifferent to a point of being rude. The food is dismal and their cost cutting measures really reflect how bad it has become. It functions like a budget airline now. Try to learn a thing or two from the airlines like Cathay Pacific, Singapore airlines and Qatar airlines."

Pros: "I like every thing about that flight it was my best flight going to Jamaica.thanks again for such an awesome flight."

Pros: "Good flight and on time."

Cons: "I asked a crew member to find me a empty space near me so that i don't need to store my luggage in the way way back, and she said she was too short to open and close those overhead bins. SERIOUSLY, HOW DID YOU GET THE DAMN JOB"

Pros: "Steward was funny"
Cons: "Small plane, wasn't told ahead of time that there was no carry on luggage and I had lap top I had to carry on and expensive camera equipment that had to be checked, would not have taken this flight if I knew this ahead of time."

Cons: "The entertainment very bad the tv was yellow"

Pros: "Nothing really."
Cons: "The fact that 10 minutes before we were suppose to originally board the staff at DTW was trying to get people to give up seats because they oversold the flight which should have taken care of before that. It also doesn't help that the flight was late arriving and unboarding so that it could be reboard by new customers and updates were unhelpful and useless when attached to the plea for someone to give up their seats. 0 out of 5 stars...would NOT recommend."

Cons: "food, though i liked breakfast (dim sum and fruits including guava)"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Even after requesting fruit platter as my food a few times, I have not got any food at all. They offered meat options that they had at that time, but no vegetarian option at all."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Boarding by bus .... on time but departure delayed 45 mins ... I guess typical for China ..."

Pros: "Comfortable seating, everything clean, good entertainment"
Cons: "Stewardess was VERY rude and unpleasant"

Pros: "Very clean, new plane, excellent boarding and flight. Great entertainment options."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes"

Pros: "short (14 hours) flight. food is okay as airplane food. seats are pretty big."
Cons: "The only complaining is there isn't any Cantonese movies as it supposed to be a Guangzhou (廣東)/ New York bounds."

Pros: "Crew was excellent, food good, but seating was extremely tight, and very disappointing after supposedly buying Business class tickets! Ground crew was very understanding, but couldn't do much, as plane was 100% full!"
Cons: "Getting stuffed into tiny Coach seats, after paying a hefty price for Business class seats! The admin infrastructure for China Southern is woefully behind the rest of their competitors in customer service and such! I think we were about to scream if we got one more person who was going to say they wanted to help, but couldn't do anything!"

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: "Overall, the service is good."
Cons: "There is still room for improvement. Flight attendants need to be better trained in dealing with passengers. Spend the time to "listen" thoroughly instead of saying "OK I know" & then fuffill the passengers request. Sometimes, little details matter, even they did the job right. Try to do better!"

Cons: "The staff just took my husband and my passports while we have layover at wuhan. The Wuhan airport has nothing. The person who took our passports kinda detian us in the airport!! Is this legal? They also delayed our layover from 3hrs to 13hours layover in Wuhan airport! Nothing right about this!"

Pros: "I'm happy that CZ retains 777-300ER economy seating 3x3x3. This makes for confortable seating and space on a long haul flight. I ordered special meals and they always get it right."
Cons: "It would be nice if inflight floated more frequently during these long flights. I'm disappointed that there is not more control during main cabin boarding. They have the stancions and signage available to help avoid the crush and provide some order with groups by row numbers and enforcing it."

Cons: "Unable to use Mobil check- in asked at ticket counter for a forward seat next to exit doors because I am a tall person over 6’3 ended up aisle seat that had issues maintaining a locked upright position plane left 35 min late"

Pros: "China Southern's cabin crew are amazing, responding quickly to anything a passenger might need."
Cons: "I would even say that the airline is trying to provide Too much, offering a full meal on the 1.5 hour flight from Guangzhou to Hanoi. They barely had time to pass out the meal, take away trays and then prepare everyone for landing. The whole crew seemed stressed out and the whole thing seemed a little unnecessary."

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: "The multiple bathrooms"
Cons: "The food"

Cons: "The food choices. And the comfortability of the seats"

Pros: "They lost my bags for over 48 hours. I had to din my bags myself. I will never use them again."

Pros: "Excellent hospitality.Well managed & excellent customer service."
Cons: "Overall great service.I do not have any cons."

Pros: "Food and beverage service was class. In-flight movies were decent. Flight was smooth and faster than projected."
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "baggage didn't make it; will be delivered in 2 days"

Pros: "cheap"
Cons: "air con dripping"

Pros: "Everything went well."

Pros: "The food was better than expected. The service was good."
Cons: "The plane temperature got steadily colder. Was a bit hard to handle."

Pros: "Movie selections."
Cons: "Delayed. Seats are too close together for a long haul."

Cons: "Not being able to get a 24 hour visa to leave the airport and spending 10 hours waiting for the connecting flight at the airport"

Pros: "Overall big improvement friendly staff"

Pros: "Service was on time and efficient. Boarding went smoothly. Crew seemed well trained and attentive."
Cons: "No jetway at the destination gate. We had to wait for the bus late at night. The meal was not very tasty, but China Southern is by no means alone here."

Cons: "We could not check on line"

Cons: "Going thru customs, security and immigration for the third time in Wuhan. The first check was in Thailand, second check was in Guangzhou. Not sure why they are always checking you out and in. Must be some bizarre Chinese regulation."

Pros: "Service Comfort Ease of connection Excellent airline"
Cons: "Nothing to not like"

Pros: "Crew was very nice. Super helpful to have a hotel for layover - thank you!"
Cons: "Seats were hard with little room."

Pros: "Great seat on A330, very long. Staff super attentive in Biz, but then it was a quiet flight. IFE ok without being great, same for Food."

Pros: "The flight was on time. Meal was fine. Rice with chicken or beef. Wine or beer with meal."

Cons: "0"

Pros: "Plane"
Cons: "Crew was not organised"

Pros: "The crew was attentive, and flights left on time."
Cons: "Had to clear customs twice. We had to get off the plane and get back on. Major pain, but it saved us money transferring to a domestic flight before taking the same flight internationally."

Pros: "Liked the priority economy!"

Cons: "Flight delayed 90 minutes. Poor communications in boarding area. No bi-lingual staff. Food consisted of a cup of yogurt, banana, and stale bread. Awful. Cabin crew was rude. Spouse's entertainment system did not work correctly."

Cons: "Our flight was delayed although this might not have been their fault."

Pros: "Punctual departure and arrival. Cabin crew was very attentive. Plenty of movie and entertainment choices."
Cons: "Limited food options - only pork in my section. No soap in bathroom. Limited leg room."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "No entertainment Chinese dishes , alternative Russian .?"

Pros: "Someone had booked the same seat as I did and since i was traveling alone they moved me up to first class on my long flight to China. Overall Excellent service!!"

Pros: "The price was good and the layover hotel arrangement was very nice. The flights themselves were not very pleasant. The flight attendants were rude, food was mediocre, the wines were bad."
Cons: "The bathrooms, food, flight attendants service and attitude towards passengers was bad."

Pros: "The best price"
Cons: "They changed my flight hours before I was due to leave to another flight the arrived later then my connecting flight left. They offered to change the flight to one that would cause a 23 hour layover in Ghangzhou. They refused to pay for accommodation or even upgrade me for the inconvenience. The customer service representatives were rude and not helpful. I ended up having to get a refund. I flew with Korean Airlines and had a great experience. I'll never consider using them again."

Pros: "Extremely impressed with the service and comfort of the flight"

Cons: "My flight had a 16 hour layover in Dalian and it didn't say anywhere before hand that Dalian airport closes at night. I had to sleep outside of the airport."

Cons: "Nothing specific"

Cons: "Little planes need an interior restoration to make them look better."

Pros: "The flight crew was friendly and smiling."
Cons: "The seat in economy was incredibly uncomfortable. Seat had a slight forward incline which made a finding a relaxing position impossible."

Pros: "Yes"

Pros: "Seat good, boarding good"
Cons: "It was terribly cold, was not even offered snacks, the one steward was chomping on his gum very unprofessional on checking in"

Cons: "I didn’t even make this flight!"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful. Inter Seat spacing was not convenient."
Cons: "Ensuring seat in front of me was fixed to ensure it doesn’t over recline"

Cons: "It took 45 minutes for the luggage to arrive at the carousel, and they sent it to the wrong carousel. Not sure if it was at the other one the whole time, or just took that long."

Pros: "The hotel price did not include taxes breakfast"

Cons: "Delayed for no reason"

Cons: "We flew dtw to Frankfort we"

Cons: "a coach class seat is a chair of torture!!!!"

Pros: "Comfy seats and a smooth ride."
Cons: "Waited to taxi for almost an hour."

Pros: "Better than driving to Chicago. But if you want to get there, best be early!"
Cons: "DTW is a busy airport on a Saturday morning. Even with TSA Pre-check it took an hour to get through security ... but keep us safe!"

Pros: "Crew was very nice."
Cons: "That you had to pay for your entertainment--after all the fees and extra charges you pay when you buy the ticket, you would think the entertainment/TV would be free, or at least just the flight map."

Pros: "The crew did a great job helping us on board and talking us through changing our connections."
Cons: "The flight into Newark was delayed four hours because the airport was shut down for political officials. This probably should've been expected."

Cons: "We were supposed to leave but had to wait on the runway. And I was a little cold , and the air was stale. Other than that it was great."

Cons: "Confusing carryon regulations. Said “no carryons” so I repacked & when arrived at gate EVERYONE had full sized carryons...!"

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Omg, food was awful. You guys should try to eat it. I think you can't eat it. I have never eaten like this food for my life. Awful!"

Cons: "The flight was delayed and was given another longer flight and had to pay for the luggage twice. Totally disappointed."

Cons: "Flight delayed only received a text about a rescheduled initial flight not my connecting flight waited in line for 2 hours only to find out I did have a connecting flight"

Pros: "The touch down was smooth."
Cons: "Revise your website to state accurately of the luggage allowance. I watched the people in distress because their carry on was a little too bulky."

Pros: "Safe flight. Short."

Cons: "Air attendant is disruptive and throwing her own opinions at people without listening and disrespectfulness. But it was a good chance for me to debating in English."

Pros: "Nothing I won't be flying united again!"
Cons: "The lady at the gate when boarding was not friendly and was not willing to help us get seats together. I was traveling with my mother, husband and two infant children. And it was like pulling teeth to get any information out of her. She did not even tell us we could board early to get situated on plane! I also called earlier that morning and spoke with a man on he phone at united who told me he put us all in the same row. That was a lie bc when we checked in at the gate to get our seats the lady said no one was sitting next to each other! That lady was rude and short tempered! Awful experience will never fly again!!"

Pros: "On time, comfortable but crowded"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Almost didn't get a seat."

Pros: "That I was able to get out of the ide seat"
Cons: "Because my flight was delayed I got re-routed so I no longer was. In preimier section and had to leave even later, and I was placed in a middle seat."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It cost me money to rent a hotel to stay overnight and get here in the morning and my flight was still delayed because there was no body to tow the the plane and bring it to the gate . Miss work , miss appointments , etc . Pharmacy about to shortdown because of this poor notifications . Could have gotten an American Airlines direct flight to Dallas in the morning and minimize the situation"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "My flight got hit with a fuel tankard and I had to stay in a hotel for the night. I didn't get to fly home that night and it messed up my entire schedule for the weekend."

Cons: "Good very poor Crew no interest to service, asked for landing immigration card, crew just answer haven't you got it? Then walk away"

Cons: "4 hour delay"

Pros: "Efficient, professional and speedy service"

Cons: "It was so late it left me in the lurch and ruined my week"

Cons: "There was only one person rescheduling and we got a faster reroute get plan on the phone. It was all pretty awful and we did not get to our destination until many hours after scheduled. Not at all a good trip."

Cons: "We were delayed with no real updates why"

Pros: "The staff were excellent ! Great attitudes, great personalities,very informative staff and pilot!!"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed!"

Pros: "Got a $300 voucher for giving up my seat. Flew with delta on a direct flight instead of having a 2 hour layover and got to my destination almost 2 1/2 hours earlier than originally scheduled. It was a win win."
Cons: "Having to run across the airport to catch my new flight and go through security twice. But in the end it was with it."

Pros: "Relaxing"

Pros: "Ontime"
Cons: "At least one check-in baggage should be free for the price."

Cons: "No cash food and beverage"

Pros: "On point"
Cons: "Everything on point"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Notthing"

Pros: "NOTHING!!!!!"
Cons: "The plane never left we sat in the plane for a 1 hour and 30 minutes before they told us to get off .. Then they kept saying the plane was leaving up until the time I Miss my connection flight .. Then they make it seem likes its your fault... NEVER AGAIN !!!"

Pros: "I was able to get a seat change so that I had some great leg room."
Cons: "There was no internet or video content without huge fees."

Cons: "Because my first flight from detroit was an hour late i missed this flight and flew American which that flight was nice"

Pros: "The crew was always striving to make sure the flight was as comfortable as possible. They have me a couple perks for being in the military and that made my flight very enjoyable. I will definitely start flying with United more often"
Cons: "No bad comments on my behalph"

Pros: "Everything went smooth and on time."
Cons: "Plane was small and the space felt a little tight but was not too bad."

Pros: "Seating was comfortable."
Cons: "The plane departure wa two hours late leaving causing missed connections. There were two United employees at the counter and one left. They were to help us change connections so te line was long and VERY slow. Half of us didn't get the connections changed. We de larded in Houston with connections that were unreasonable. United employees rude and not helpful. I had to fly to San Francisco then to Ontario making a long terrible day."

Pros: "Everything was perfect, from the boarding process to the seats, things went well."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "No , blankets ."
Cons: "Cleaner restrooms, blankets and verbal offers"

Cons: "Food is too salty, can’t even eat ."

Pros: "The price was cheap... That was all that was good with the flight. But after that experience, I will never fly with the airline again."
Cons: "Almost everything could have been better"

Pros: "Business class seats were comfy."
Cons: "Movie choices were lacking."

Pros: "Everything was super fantastic"
Cons: "Vegetarian food could have been a little better, but it was still very good!"

Pros: "On time! Great service."
Cons: "Only slight disappointment is they couldn’t arrange a limo because I was outside the two day window. They did have a limo waiting for me in the way back, when I didn’t need one!"

Cons: "No complaints."

Cons: "Allow the passenger to watch the video and listen the audio as long as the entertainment system is on. I was asked to take the ear piece out before landing so I couldn’t hear the audio of the end of the movie."

Pros: "Friendly crew, fast flight, plenty of overhead storage"
Cons: "Better entertainment"

Pros: "In flight crew were very nice and helpful"
Cons: "More snack option"

Cons: "Boarding was chaotic and lack organization. Limited drink selections and should include club soda. Food was bland!"

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Flights are never ontime"

Pros: "overall great crew and attentive"

Cons: "They ran out of everything but a nasty fish. There were also lots of completely empty rows with other rows totally stuffed with strangers.... I was in a row with young kids (not mine!) and the 2 rows behind me were totally empty.... I did not have the option to choose seats before getting my boarding pass"

Pros: "China Eastern Airlines was labeled as a budget airline so knowing this (so I thought) I prepared myself for an uncomfortable ride. The seats had just as much cushion as delta or American airline and definitely more than WOW airline. I bought a seat cushion expecting to be uncomfortable for a 14 hour flight and I didn’t need it. In fact I ditch the cushion after I landed....one less thing I had to carry. I’m 5’5” so I usually don’t have an issue with leg room. I had a somewhat comfortable ride considering the flight was as I stated before 14 hours. The food was really good and the flight attendants were very nice and professional. I enjoyed my flight and would definitely recommend them."

Pros: "The entertainment had a good selection of movies and games"
Cons: "When checking in I was told that only middle seats are available when later on the airplane there were a lot of isle and window seats free but staff didn’t want customers to move seats"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "After reading the reviews I was prepared for the worst. I was surprised on the overall quality flight with 2 full meals and plenty of drinks throughout. Plane was clean service crew was plentiful and kind. Also had a large selection of entertainment options."
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "There were dried throw up on my sister's seat belt (next to me) and on the floor below us so the the whole duration of the flight smelled like throw up."

Cons: "The change of departure place."

Cons: "Airport construction in Xi'an was horrible. It took nearly an hour to get from the plane to the airport exit."

Cons: "When checking to see if my flight was still on time before leaving I discovered the flight was canceled. I was not notified or given I new flight. I had to buy a whole new ticket (that was much more expensive then the one I already had) on top of the one I already purchased and now have to attempt to get refunded"

Pros: "Food was just okay."
Cons: "The crew was hard to understand and they are a bit rude when asked again. None of them smiled. It was even hot on the plane. The seat was very uncomfortable."

Pros: "Liked my window seat"
Cons: "The crew is very rude. They snatch headphones from the seat. If you aren’t Asian they won’t help you."

Pros: "Low price"
Cons: "Skimped on napkins. Bread offered way a little much late."

Pros: "Professional and quick boarding"

Cons: "My stuff was stolen from the outer compartment."

Pros: "Flight was on time, aircraft was new, and service was good."
Cons: "When buying the ticket Kunming-Hanoi, the airline did not specify that there was a stopover on Nanning. The flight was delayed for one hour without any explanation. Further delays were expected because immigration check was done in Nanning instead of Kunming."

Cons: "I couldn't use my phone on the plane even in airplane mode."

Pros: "Nice we were airborne the flight, crew, and entertainment were great!"
Cons: "We were delayed an hour and 15 minutes for fog/low clouds. However, I watched several flights with later departure times than ours take off. Absolutely makes zero sense."

Pros: "The flight overall was good. The attendants were really friendly and helpful. The food was also good-even smoked salmon! Which was my favorite. There's also free wifi on board, which is helpful"
Cons: "The shanghai airport was horrendous. Everybody at the info counter that I've spoken to was rude to some extend. And I couldn't get internet despite asking various info desk people. Worst experience ever."

Cons: "8 hour delay, no updates. No schedules"

Pros: "it was on time"

Pros: "Pricing, let room and the seats recline pretty far back."
Cons: "Food was disgusting. There were a few edible parts."

Cons: "We didn't know movies were available until we saw others' screens when we were exiting the plane."

Pros: "The seats were roomy for economy class."
Cons: "The time delay, they fed us our meal before lift off because we were sitting on the plane for hours."

Pros: "Good deal online for businesss class. Great service on board!"
Cons: "It is too warm inside the aircraft."

Pros: "Services friendly.no"

Pros: "Almost nothing"
Cons: "Food in flight was bad Flight started late Walk to the boarding gate was 15 mins There were no food or other stalls near the gate"

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "There was no warning that I needed a visa just to transfer in Wuhan. Nobody told me beforehand that Wuhan is one of the only two airports in China that Americans cannot transfer. China Eastern wouldn't let me board the flight, they wouldn't cancel or change my flight either. I flew through China on the way to Bangkok with no problem, but they wouldn't let me use my return tickets. I payed for my tickets and they never let me use any of the tickets. I had to book with another airlines to get home. I will never use China Eastern Airlines again."

Pros: "Great crew. Meals & ice cream on board. English language newspaper was a nice option."
Cons: "Small seats for Americans (we are larger & wider than Asians, in general terms). No TV's on board."

Pros: "The aircraft was new, the seating was comfortable, especially for coach class. The flight cost was very good."
Cons: "Flight attendants were doing their job fine, but they were not friendly like I'm used to on domestic flights in the US. Also, the food was not varied, we were not able to pick a non-pork meal, and when we asked the attendants, they were not very excited to have to help. The meals were not very good, but airplane food is never that good, so my expectations were not very high. Also, they ran out of choices for food as the flight progressed."

Pros: "Good was good"
Cons: "Didn't like having to take bus to plane"

Pros: "Going to New York the flight got delayed and the company didn't provide any hotels. We had to stay one night in Shaghai. Some people were smoking on the plane and it was not regulated. The food was so so."

Pros: "The flight was on time and seats were fine."
Cons: "The food was poor quality and the same for the two meals; there was no food available to purchase, which i would have definitely bought some snacks if there had been. the crew was stiffly polite to all. they were not friendly, or very helpful."

Pros: "China is about 20 years behind the rest of Asia when it comes to checking in passengers and security screening. Umbrellas are a threat? Really?"

Cons: "My flight was delayed more than advertised and no one helped me when I got to Shanghai so I missed my connecting flight. No options were given for a new flight to LA except a flight in 24 hours. Was out up in a HORRIBLE stinky hotel without my luggage because no one could help me track it down (even though I found out later it was in Shanghai). It was the WORST flying experience of my life."

Cons: "The crew were a bit rude, there was something leaking from the top of the plane, the plane was old & dirty. Overall, for as much as I paid for that flight, I was extremely disappointed. I've flown several other Asian airlines that were cheaper & much higher quality."

Cons: "first time on the airline and this will be the last time. Flight was 2 hours delayed"

Pros: "Nothing to like"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed by 3 hrs without any explanation, apology our announcement of new boarding time. No customer service at all"

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