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Visitors from Kunming are not required to quarantine after entering California.
Visitors from Kunming must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Another plane took our gate and our flight was stuck on the tarmac for 10 minutes."
Pros: "Smooth flight, early arrival."
Cons: "Entertainment Sytem was down for 2/3 of the flight."
Pros: "Short flight time"
Cons: "We were delayed initially because our jet was given to a different flight which had been delayed due to mechanical problems. Then our incoming flight was first from San Diego, then Los Angeles. The arrival was delayed several times. Then our boarding was delayed several times. By the time we we in the air, we were even later. The flight was so turbulent, there was no food or beverage service, which isn't important anyway since that has become a token gesture by airlines anyway. . If this was an isolated incident, I could ignore it but it seems that this almost always happens when I fly United."
Cons: "Boarding delayed an hour, and another one hour until takeoff. I was late for my meeting for an hour. :("
Pros: "We arrived on time despite leaving 45 minutes late"
Cons: "LAX now buses people to the planes. We stood on the bus for 45 minutes and then drove for 10 minutes on an active taxi way. The crew for united just does not seem motivated anymore on any flight. Even in first class we were offered water only 2 on a 5 hour flight. The crew just sat in the front and looked at their phones. The food made me sick for two days - so it is better to just not eat it and bring your own. It is sad as I united used to be a great airline and now they just seem to focus on what new fee they can charge."
Cons: "They delayed the flight 4 times. Very unprofessional"
Pros: "Leaving this company in the rear view mirror"
Cons: "Everything was awful"
Pros: "- orderly boarding - calm crew despite many frustrating circumstances which delayed the flight"
Cons: "- Had to wait for catering to deliver carts before take off (this also caused a weight balance issue) - After carts were delivered, we were informed catering had forgotten one which caused more of a delay - While we were waiting, the plane started to become unbearably hot - After finally taking off, we were promised free Directv access for the delay but the entertainment was turned off 5 min into the flight due to technical difficulties"
Cons: "Delayed for hours, luggage was lost"
Cons: "Over 1/2 hr late and the worse la ding in history. Has this pilot ever la fed a jet???"
Pros: "Never again 1st class with United. Other than the bigger seat, really not much of a difference that would justify the added cost. I’ve been on many other airlines 1st class. I will say that with h United, it’s just not worth it."
Pros: "Lovely timing. Great crew"
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "Cannot use a full size computer. Cannot change positions while seated. Not enough room for legs. Trays are tiny. Was very uncomfortable."
Cons: "They cancelled my flight and made it seem like it was my fault. Took forever to speak to someone! I had to drive to San Francisco last minute because they cancelled the flight two hours before my flight!"
Cons: "I paid 6 dollars to watch TV but the headphones plug in wasn’t working well."
Pros: "Flight crew, flight, getting to plane and retrieving baggage"
Cons: "Seats could be a little more comfortable. What food? Pretzels? Oh boy. Delay was frustrating (especially as I had one on way out.)"
Pros: "United - standard and expected fare!"
Cons: "How can they put you all inside a plane, pull out from the gate and then talk about gate delays for 45 mins? Another 15 mins on holding pattern. All this hoopla for a 45 mins flight!!"
Cons: "Being 4 hours delayed"
Pros: "Short flight, so no food or entertainment"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Process of going through customs in Halifax instead of Newark was very efficient. I didn't order food or use inflight entertainment."
Cons: "Delay getting off due to weather the crew said. This flight was very mediocre – seat was tight, crew were not very social or pleasant. Captain did keep us posted and was apologetic and kind."
Pros: "I got to my final destination safely"
Cons: "LA terminal had limited food, seating, water, or entertainment options. Flight delayed. No apologies for or explanation of delay. Jam packed. Pay for entertainment. In flight beverage service was s cup of water."
Cons: "Delay delay,?and delay and delay Poor communication from personnel Confusion thruout They are on a downward spiral Horrible seats Cattle drive"
Pros: "Crew was very kind, helpful, and informative."
Cons: "Outlet doesn't have USB slot for charging."
Cons: "Delayed hours and hours. Terribke trip. Never again."
Pros: "The flight attendants were polite and friendly on this leg."
Pros: "Arriving to my destination."
Cons: "The flight crew was rude, walking through the aisle sounding bossy, not courteous. I've flown united in the past and not had issues but on both united flights this trip, highly disappointed in the experience."
Pros: "Was able to fly standby and get home earlier. Crew member was nice and friendly."
Cons: "Small plane with limited overhead space, so had to check my bag which caused some confusion in Burbank because my bag like similar to another passenger's bag. Limited food choices. Bought prepared lunch, but wish I had more choices."
Pros: "Easy to board and everyone very friendly"
Cons: "Nothing negative to say"
Pros: "Overall flight was good. Unknown why it was delayed would have been nice to know. no food or entertainment on board so not fair to rate. Thank you"
Cons: "My missed / delayed luggage."
Cons: "This is the second time I have had a flight flat out cancelled to Burbank from SFO for blurry reasons. I was told it was an air traffic control issue. I was re-routed to LAX, which defeats the entire purpose of booking this particular flight."
Pros: "Polite flight attendants"
Cons: "Less organized boarding of carryon items. Other legs of my travel had gate checked cartons in advance for the last boarding groups instead of just having us try to load it all first when their clearly was not enough rokkmin the overhead bins for everyone."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by two hours to wait for crew that was delayed elsewhere as they were coming off duty and had to presumably fly them back to Burbank so our entire flight was held to wait for them."
Pros: "The aircraft was neat, clean and up to date. Boarding was well organized. Take off and landing was great."
Cons: "The service crew could have been more friendly."
Pros: "Great movie selection, easy short distance gate connection"
Cons: "Being delayed on the tarmac for over 1hrs and we arrived 35 min early!!"
Cons: "Didn't take the flight. I want a refund!! You cancelled my flight and I couldn't take later flight. I had to buy a new flight from AA for $255 to get home in time for work. Please refund me and call at 585-727-9282"
Pros: "Everyone was very polite and easy going. Definitely kept me comfortable(:"
Pros: "Plane was clean and crew was helpful and professional."
Cons: "Flight was not on time."
Pros: "Looks like almost all flights were delayed here. However we were abke to be rerouted yo catch connecting flight thanks to the quick thinking of service staff at terminal. Food/free snack was lacking. Some staff seemed a little short and less attentive. Leg room is a joke with coach."
Cons: "Delay delay delay of flights. I need united to have planes ready on standby in case of delays. This is a serious ongoing issue that no one in planning is paying attention to. So PAY Attention! Will someone please hire a snack maker that can make good low salt, healthy snacks?!"
Pros: "The variety of things to do while I waited to board."
Cons: "There was nothing I did not like."
Pros: "Customer service who helped us switch flights from Burbank to LAX was helpful"
Cons: "Booked and paid for a flight for 4 had no seats, put on another flight that was delayed for 5 hours. Sat in Denver airport for 6.5+ hours with small children. Could not get seats together on second flight"
Pros: "Comfortable. Crew was pleasant."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "I didn't like the flight cuz I wasn't on it..."
Cons: "Father in hospital tri d to change flight ... 250$ change fee for a 130$ ticket is stupid"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Hour long delay."
Cons: "Four hour delay"
Cons: "Apathetic non communities. Felt like it was part of a herd. They cancelled my flight and had to miss work"
Pros: "The flight attendant was fine and isle 3 was more comfortable that isle 1."
Cons: "We requested an isle chair for my fiance, who is paralyzed from the waist down, as soon as we checked in at the gate 2 hours early. Not only did they not board him first, nobody was waiting with one at the gate. The crew had to call someone and we had to wait a decent amount of time for someone to arrive. At that point half of the plane had boarded and the other half got to gawk at him while they boarded as he was "strapped in." Getting him in his seat with a full flight was difficult and embarrassing for him. He's flown cross country and internationally many times, and this was a first. For this and a couple incidents regarding our trip from Milwaukee to Medford, by way of Denver, we no longer plan to fly United."
Cons: "Good service"
Pros: "The food was good. It was nice that they supply wet hot towels before each meal. The seat was comfortable with the price I paid for. The rest room is nice and clean and quite spacious. The L’occitane toiletery bag was nice."
Cons: "It would be nice to supply mouthwash in the rest room. It would be nice to have a foot step at the bottom to open the trash container. The comforter is not washed and smells."
Pros: "It doesn't have premium economy, the space is small."
Pros: "Super friendly crew."
Cons: "Better food, better resolution on the seat monitors."
Pros: "The crew in business class was amazing, aircraft was not as new as the first flight but comfortable. No complaints."
Cons: "Again, I feel the meals are not as good as some other airlines but it was an amazing value for the business class flight so I can see past the meal. Staff was great,"
Pros: "I liked the entertainment."
Cons: "Better customer service from crew"
Cons: "package service"
Pros: "The crew members were awesome. Right on top of they’re game."
Cons: "The entertainment had issues in my flight home. Screen would freeze."
Cons: "Comfort was not rated as high because space between me and seat in front of me was extremely tight and I'm not a big person. Otherwise flight was good, food better than expected and actually pretty good and entertainment had plenty of options"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew. Efficient check-in"
Cons: "Airplane food and overpriced extra baggage"
Pros: "The plane, the comfort the staff"
Cons: "The food selections weee limited for people who don’t eat seafood or pork."
Pros: "Love the service from the air hostess"
Cons: "Seating is a little tight, limited movie selections"
Pros: "The movie selection was very good."
Cons: "We were supposed to leave at 3:00 PM and the flight didn't actually leave until 4:45 PM. The food was not very good and I had to ask for water. I got a whole bottle of water on the flight from Shenyang to Beijing but on the flight from Beijing to LA I was only offered 2 cups of water. It was hard to get comfortable so I could sleep."
Pros: "This connection has been changed and it was too early for my flight, it got changed and i was told I don't hv a connecting flight.. ca7265"
Cons: "This connection has been changed and it was too early for my flight, it got changed and i was told I don't hv a connecting flight.. ca7265"
Pros: "Plane was clean. Had electrical outlet between seats on one of my international flights (not the return flight). Left and arrived on time."
Cons: "Seats felt close together. Crew doesn't really return smiles. Food wasn't great. English movies that weren't "B" level were few on my first flight, better on my return flight. Not much refreshment in the 7 or so hours between meals. Did not have electrical outlets between seats on one of my international flights. English translations of announcements were difficult to understand."
Cons: "this long flight was made much more difficult by the 10 hour layover in cold airport 11F outside while we had no cold weather clothes (since we were in 90F Thailand previous). We should have had short layover but flight got cancelled and terrible rebooking had us waiting 10 hours in middle of our trip at Beijing. The food on the flight was poor and the crew never came around to offer water."
Pros: "restroom lines were less due to limited choice of drinks which turned out positive specially when flight was full."
Cons: "Had to call agency for confirming seats as web was never successful despite many try's. Agency in Washington was v good and helped. on long haul flights the choice of entertainment is poor. food could have been better"
Pros: "Honestly nothing."
Cons: "I asked a crew for analgesic and they can't even understand my simple English. And there's time a will ask for water lucky enough if they remember mostly they forget it. The worst part is the food. I dont know if they have a poor choice of food to serve or they just really serve cheap food. Nothing good honestly speaking."
Pros: "Compare to the price of ticket, I thought the service was good and the seats were not so tight."
Cons: "I did not like the food that were served."
Cons: "Had an issue with our tickets tried calling kayak and no answer Air China was unable to resolve the issue either. Won’t be using either one again."
Cons: "I was given permission to have priority boarding because of my son. When I advised the ticket agent of this at the gate she attempted to deny us pre-boarding even though I explained I was given permission. When I wouldn't back down she let us in reluctantly. Then she proceeded tell an additional security check right before the doors to check me because I was suspicious. She followed this will telling them to check me thoroughly and slowly. This made me even madder because I was the only one they did this to. Everyone else that was randomly (randomly I might add because it is supposed to be random) got swiped with a little wipe and was let through. I had to take articles of clothing off and have all by carry on bags gone through. Even my 6 year old sons whose bag I was carrying because he couldn't. This set off my son by the way who doesn't do well with the stress of boarding because of all the people (which is why we needed to pre-board the plane). So I had to have a friend leave with him to board the plane and couldn't be there for him because of this one agents problem of me not doing what she said and standing up for myself and my family. Oh, and by the way I was very respectful when speaking with her and their could have been no confusion between the language as I was speaking to her in Chinese."
Pros: "I was very comfortable"
Cons: "Can’t complain"
Pros: "Most of the staff was very helpful and accommodating. On the first leg of the flight one of the attendants even suggested a wine with dinner, a very kind gesture."
Cons: "When my husband and I went to check in for our flight at the desk we had to wait very long time to get checked in. We noticed that one of the girls was in training, which is understandable but just inconvenient. We are both very patient people but this just made us nervous because our first flight on Air China to Japan on 10/26/17 was very delayed and caused us to have to literally run and still go through a rigorous security check. We were not rushed through the line even though we had nothing to do with our flight being delayed on our second leg. We then had to wait in another long line for security even after arriving into China on our flight back. There was also someone on board before take off with a medical problem and we could tell that some of the patrons started getting a bit aggressive or irritable. I don’t think the crew could’ve done much in that regard but wish the issue had been resolved a little quicker. I believe it was a 40 minute delay in take off."
Pros: "The blankets they give you are quite soft and the food isn’t too bad."
Cons: "Another flight we’ve had with air China that ran late (3 of 4 flights we had on our trip, all air China, were late). The cabin temperature is a bit warmer than most airlines."
Pros: "The IFE felt more tailored to the destination. Good selection of American titles and music. The flight was not very full and the staff was much more pleasant. The food was fine. Nothing special but it kept me happy."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Plane was dirty. Area around sink looked like it hadn't been cleaned in some time."
Cons: "Since we missed our flight to LAX, we had to walk up to the immigration office again and asked for a re-book of a flight to LAX. Unfortunately, the next one was in 9 HOURS! Horrible experience at the airport with lackluster WiFi that can't even load simple Facebook messenger. Our loved ones waited at LAX with no updates whatsoever for ~9 hrs."
Pros: "Flying on Air China typically works for my travels to Los Angeles. I think they are a great choice given the cost and services : )"
Cons: "The departure out of Beijing was delayed some 1.5 hours because of one person who apparently left his passport near the gate prior to boarding. It was a full flight. I was just stunned that they would inconvenience hundreds of people whose schedules, including mine, were affected by their decision. May be it was a policy issue. But the crew didn't explain it very well, seemed more sympathetic towards the individual. While that was a kind solution to that one individuals but I wondered about the judgement of the crew. It was very frustrating for the rest of the people waiting onboard. Also this was the first time booking through justfly.com because it seemed the cheapest but the hidden (additional) cost was in the seat selection stage afterwards. Kinda misleading."
Pros: "Trip was comfortable Ticket prices excellent"
Cons: "Air china is thinking about Asian people only, but not others..food just for Asian, what's about others? Nothing for me, I was so hungry for all trip because I didn't like that food that gave to me, and no choice. That's shame.. air china should have to announce that only Asian can travel with them so we can understand better.."
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty."
Cons: "Air China had a delayed flight so I would miss my connection and their representatives in Beijing were rude about helping me contact my family to let them know about the situation. The food was the worst I've ever had and no one had beverages on the plane, I had to go get it myself."
Pros: "The Dreamliner is an excellent aircraft with all the amenities. Crew was nice and friendly and a self serve water and other soft drinks station mDe the flight a breeze."
Cons: "First time flying Air China - it was cheap and I mistaken it for China Airlines. Newer seats with touch screen TV, but the seating, screen and tray table were dirty and not properly wiped down. Lack of entertainment - no new movies, just a bunch of old released. Food was ok, minimal drink options. At time very difficult to understand crew members. It was the cheapest flight, and now I know why. The flight back to the US was significantly better than the flight from LAX to Beijing. That flight there was in an old Boeing with old dirty uncomfortable seats that I had to first drape with a blanket before sitting down and extremely dirty tray area that I scrubbed down with some wet wipes myself. The only saving grace was that it was an empty flight and I had the entire row to myself. Worst, we had a 7-hour delay in Beijing where the ground members did not speak English and could not give anyone an explanation as to why there was a delay. My family in Thailand came to the airport twice because they went back home the first time since they were waiting for too long and the airline could not give them an estimate of when the flight would take off. Never flying Air China again. Would recommend spending more a little more and fly EVA air or something else."
Cons: "Our flight from Bangkok to Beijing was delayed for 10 hours. Nobody contacted us, their costumer service line was useless as nobody answered, we had no information on our flight. Awful experience, mediocre airline."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed multiple times and not properly done Food and Entertainment was worst. I travel 2nd time with Air China. This I feel like traveling with local Chinese service not like international service"
Pros: "Nothing, it was a horrible, never to be repeated experience compared to JAL, Asiana, and China Airlines (Taipei), which I ususually take."
Cons: "Inconvenient gates, landed in LAX near the beach, 40 minute bus ride to Tom Bradley. Horrible, inedible food. Basically I will never take this airline again and strongly recommend that their low-ball pricing is like a mean trick; and not worth the low cost at all. I should have known, "you get what you pay for"."
Cons: "The crews didn't look like that they were very happy to work in the middle of the night since our flight was a midnight flight, wouldn't want to flight Air China again if I can help it unless the ticket is dirt cheap."
Pros: "I was with my friends which was nice"
Cons: "I will never fly Air China again. Flights were delayed coming and going which effected my plans, and kept me in Beijing over 24 hours, air china showed zero interest in accomadating or taking responsibility. Literally the worst experience I have ever had flying on each of the four flights I was on with them."
Cons: "Both flight to and from had at least one plane with no entertainment. They're 13 and 6hrs. They also don't let you use your phone. Even on airplane mode. Both to and from also got delayed. Which may or may not be up to the airline."
Pros: "I was extremely pleased with the flight attendants. They were excellent at all times. Very professional and friendly. I was particularly surprised at their approach to any passenger who could potentially cause problems for the flight or other passengers. I'm American and to be frank, we are total jerks in flight. You tell an American to put away their mobile device and as soon as you turn your back they're back at it. Americans in general are unreasonable people. The flight attendants' approach to solving problems before they have an opportuniy to become problems was a sight to see, friendly, non-confrontational. They brought beverages around at regular intervals which was very comforting. Also, not only were blankets and pillows at every seat before takeoff, but they were fairly decent. Very comfortable. On a US carrier you can expect to be charged extra for any little thing, and so you don't even bother to ask for it. On Air China you don't have to worry about it."
Cons: "I had my iPad so entertainment wasn't a problem, but checking out the listings there was inadequate entertainment for a twelve hour flight for any passenger who didn't bring their own as I did. On my twelve hour flight from Beijing to Los Angeles, they only had one meal. And this was after the flight had been delayed. I couldn't understand why they thought it was OK to provide only one meal for a twelve hour flight."
Cons: "30 min to boarding time they changed the gate from E25 to E 57. They have around 250 people jammed into small space, where we had to board a bus to the tarmac and board the aircraft using the stairs carrying our carry ons. At the boarding gate the personnal were mainly giving out instructions in Chinese and people like us had no clue what was happening. There were two lines formed for passengers to check in, when I got to the front of the line the lady said I had to go to the other line as the line I was in was for business class and First class. This is to board the bus to take you to the aircarft. Again there was no clear announcements saying which line was which!!!"
Pros: "staff was very friendly and helpful. I must say I was scared after reading some reviews but it was great and pleasant. I flew coach and would def do it again because of how smoothly it went. If I did put a negative comment it would be about the food, my friend liked her food but I am a picky eater so not so much for me. BUT it's air plane food so I wasn't expecting much."
Cons: "I had a medical emergency that developed in the first part of feb. this resulted in the amputation of my right leg. we contacted air china they requested medical records which we supplied. They are refusing to supply a credit or refund kayak. Kayak is going to be included in the FAA complaint and lawsuit following on this"
Pros: "Brand new comfy and clean plane."
Cons: "I would have liked to watch some of the really interesting sounding Chinese programs on the in flight entertainment system, but it did not offer English Subtitles. Something about the service lacks a bit of sparkle. I would have liked to have been offered some of the bells and whistles like a toothbrush or better headphones for the entertainment system."
Pros: "Again, flight was on time."
Cons: "The staff searched our bags as we boarded the plane and they took away the unopened and sealed bottled water (expensive, I might add) that we bought at the coffee shop directly across from where the plane boarded. I appreciate the extra security but felt this made no sense. The airline had already searched us at several checkpoints going through the airport to our terminal. I had a sore throat and was dehydrated the entire 12 hr flight. I asked the flight attendants for water but all they would give me was a tiny cup. I politely asked for a big bottle and they declined. It was very uncomfortable and I would have really liked to have the bottle of water I had purchased in anticipation of needing it. I fly often and have ever ever had an airline take away water (of all things) purchased once I've passed through security. The flight attendants were also very rude. Perhaps they are overworked."
Pros: "The plane that WE EVENTUALLY got on was modern and nice. The entertainment system worked mostly (even though the selection was lacking)."
Cons: "Every flight was late. The staff was unprofessional and not at all helpful to my friend who was traveling with a broken leg. We needed a wheel chair for him so we could race to our connection in Beijing.... they wouldn't give us one and kept bickering amongst themselves, so he had to walk on his crutches all the way to the gate... only to find out they changed the gate because our plane was broken. Only they didn't tell us that, they just kept saying... "you can't board". I could go on and on but I am still too exhausted from the experience."
Cons: "Delay. Horrible service at Phuket airport."
Pros: "The air crew (in the airplane flying) were really good. Good food."
Cons: "The ticketing agents in San Francisco were very rude in the check in process. No online check in or Kiosks so you have to talk to a rude person. Then the same people go board the plane which started to board at the same time it is supposed to leave (its a 747 so there is a lot of people it is not a 10 min board) this makes it very difficult if you have a connecting flight. Every flight that I took with them (4 total) left late and my luggage did not arrive in LA on my way back to the USA. Their baggage office was not helpful and when I tried to call them over the next several days they never answered or responded to messages left on the machine or via email. The in flight is good on the ground it is terrible."
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