Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kunming to Maryland
Most visitors from Kunming will not be allowed to enter Maryland. Citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, will be allowed to enter the United States.
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Visitors from Kunming are not required to quarantine after entering Maryland.
Visitors from Kunming must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Maryland.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Food - Free dinners even for economy class. Entertainment - Every seat has a TV that offers multiple languages and tons of blockbuster movies from a variety of genres. They also offer many television shows in multiple languages and genres and video games. Roomy- The seats are as non-roomy as any airplane. However, the flight attendants don't give you any trouble when you want to just get up and walk around and talk to people. It gives the plane a roomy atmosphere. You can go to spacier sections of the plane to hang out."
Cons: "Not on time, food was too little provided on 4 hour flight."
Pros: "Professionalism of the crew."
Cons: "My partner and I could not understand much of what flight attendants said in English due to their accent. Mediocre food. When the person in front came back, his seat leaned back and hit my laptop. I felt ignored once when a flight attendant appeared to have asked in Chinese if I need any drink."
Pros: "The kind crew"
Cons: "Same meal three times in a row. The flight had to return three hours into the flight. I would like a refund"
Pros: "It was ok. It’s a long flight to sit in regular seating. If anyone is flying international I would definitely recommend first class or business."
Cons: "The food will keep you alive but is not that tasty to me but I’m used to American food. They served Chinese food."
Pros: "More leg room than traditional American carriers. Flight crew is a little different, but would fly them again when going to Asia. I felt safe and was happy with service."
Pros: "The food."
Cons: "Entertainment system"
Pros: "Good food, relatively comfortable for a 13 hour flight"
Cons: "The entertainment system was modern, but not that many good, English-language movie or TV options. I found it difficult to get wine and black tea (they served green) - both of which are essentials for a long-haul flight. Flight was a little late. The security lines for transfers at the Beijing airport is a complete mess, which was the most stressful part of the trip."
Pros: "Sometimes the flights are half-empty, meaning you can get a full row to yourself if you're lucky."
Cons: "The seats were very cramped for an international flight and half of the foot space was taken up by an installed box of sorts. The "foot rest" also dug into my upper shins the entire flight (I had it in the upright position, but I have long legs). The food was really bad, basically inedible. Not just on this flight but on all the Air China flights I've been on, and both food options are usually identical other than the option between fake chicken or fake beef or seafood. The flight is super structured (referring to my 13-hour flight), that you're not allowed to sleep when you want because they have such a regimented schedule of when to turn on/off the lights, etc. On multiple occasions the flight attendants have turned off my tv monitor while I'm in the middle of a movie just because it appeared I was sleeping. With my 1 hr layover in Beijing that ended up being less than 10 minutes due to a delay, I made the rush through security quick enough, but my bags did not and needed to be shipped to me a day later at my destination. Air China purposefully schedules flights with such short layovers, putting customers' travel at risk. Not a major issue, but the crew surprisingly also had pretty limited English on the Beijing-Washington DC flight. For connecting flights, I have no expectation of English language ability, because it doesn't involve travel to an English-speaking country. However, if you're flying to the US, you should expect to communicate in English well, at least one of the cabin crew."
Pros: "The crew was outstanding."
Pros: "Friendly flight, nice people"
Cons: "Food wasn't good."
Pros: "In-flight entertainment was pretty good - I watched 2 movies and a couple nature documentaries. Food was decent."
Cons: "Seats are horribly uncomfortable especially for a tall person. The "C" shape plus the headrest jutting out so far make it impossible to get comfortable enough to fall asleep and there is very little leg room. I had finally drifted off when my friend poked me awake because they were serving dinner even though there were about 4 hours left in the flight. I was half asleep and had no appetite so I ended up giving them the whole tray back. There was also a shrill toddler several rows ahead of us who was yapping loudly for the entire second half of the flight. I obviously understand that children will be children and it was a long flight, but would have been nice if staff had asked the parents to try to quiet him down as they were not attempting to do so at all. Finally, our bags did not make it onto the next flight in time."
Pros: "Nice carrier. Enough leg room and clean flight"
Cons: "Entertainment had very limited options. I had booked my flight through travel agent vayama. I would never ever recommend people to use that travel agency. It takes approx 35-45 mins to contact customer care, you are way better off taking the tickets from airline as they cannot help much if the tickets are done through agency and not airline directly. Moreover the agency charges additional fee over and above airline fees for any changes"
Pros: "It took me home."
Cons: "Mediocre food, obnoxiously long boarding and decent process, dated plane, limited leg room compared to competitor flights, apathetic attitude of staff and depressing mood on board."
Pros: "Food was okay but nice to have a small snack in between the 2 meals; felt a bit hungry from Washington Dulles flight to Beijing."
Cons: "The problem is the time Air China to make the connection flight. It only allows one and half hour from the flight from Hong Kong to Beijing and the latter to Washington Dulles. When the plane touched down in Beijing, it took over half an hour just to taxi to the gate. I have to run literally from the gate to the immigration and to TSA. I had also cut the line to get to the front so I don't missed the connecting flight. There were people screamed and yelled about our action (I Have 2 other couples under the same situation and don't want to miss their flight). But I finally made the security understand that we were told by Air China (with the red Air China round sticker) that we should cut the line to get to our plane. This is second time happened to me and Air China won't wait to close its gate when departure time arrives. I am not sure what will happen if I miss the connection. I stranded one night in Beijing with Continental couple years ago because of typhoon and was told the airline is not required to do anything for you because of weather related. But the connection issue needs to be addressed as I am sure some of my fellow passengers had missed their connecting flight yesterday. For now, I will stay away from Beijing connection ( ie no more Air China) until the latter makes some realistic adjustment to its connecting schedule. This is not difficult but they need to be aware and lessen stress to its customers. Beijing airport authority needs better facility with properly trained personnel to facilitate the transfer process. I had used Tokyo and Seoul with so much ease. Beijing needs to get up"
Pros: "Staff was pretty nice. Meals were decent for airline food. Movies and tv show selections were good. During our very short layover in Beijing (1 hour) they helped us find our next flight with ease. Gave wine with dinner and beer the entire time. Even when I slept through meals they tried to find something for me to eat."
Cons: "Meal options could be better."
Cons: "Flying from iad,pek,mnl Air China lost our luggage and we get the next day at the air port. From mnl,pek,iad our luggage made it all the way.Our experience of customer service was not Good from pek to iAd."
Pros: "Crew very nice. Take off on time both times. I liked the movies and games, kept me entertained for 13 hours. The Air China plains, used for domestic flights, don't have any entertainment, even during 3 hours flights. This I didn't like in China."
Cons: "The seats in both international flights were not confortable. The audio port on plane from China didn't work well I had to keep holding it at all times to be able to hear on both ears."
Pros: "The aircraft crew was polite"
Cons: "The connecting flight left me. Had to stay in China for a day. Mumbai airport didn't communicate with airlines in China"
Pros: "Level of Service and the food."
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "There’s no wifi, barely any english speaking movies, and the food is horrible. Will probably never fly air china again."
Pros: "Everything was surprisingly decent."
Cons: "Seats we’re lacking appropriate padding."
Pros: "They had decent seats and food."
Cons: "Terrible. First flight was delayed, and there was no help in getting us on our connecting flight, so we missed it. They board us and just stand around for ages. Then we're told we must pick up our luggage and check back in which took approximately 2.5 hours for something that was not through a fault of our own. Then when we reached our second connecting flight, we were told Air China had given us a paper ticket (ie. worthless) instead of an electronic ticket. Do yourself a favor and take another airline."
Pros: "Food is not good for vegetarians,and they missed baggages both the way from and to USA-MUMBAI.. I called them for claim many times but they didn't pay yet.. I bought new bag for Rs- 9,500/- that also they missed on the way back home from Biejing to USA.."
Cons: "Food was not good for vegetarian.."
Pros: "Cozy pillow, blanket, slippers, hot towel to freshen up, lots of water offered, announcements in english, friendly crew despite language barrier, great selection of audio & video entertainment, food was decent"
Cons: "Overuse of plastic cups"
Cons: "The layover time at Beijing airport was short but the airport is huge and takes a while to get through. I almost missed my connecting flight twice. When people fly Air China for connecting transfers, the attendants should provide guidance to passengers about ways to expedite this process. My bags weren’t delivered from Bangkok. It would have been nice if the airport attendants at my destination announced that before having passengers wait an hour for the bags to come out because it was evident they were aware beforehand."
Pros: "Meals were decent, Staff was VERY attentive, courteous and polite. Ride was very smooth. Didn't hear much from the pilots, which is ok!"
Cons: "The no-phone, no-internet rule is absurd. I could have really used some internet-for-purchase on a 13 hour flight. Some movies were only in Chinese with no subtitles and the games seemed to require a separate controller with X/Y buttons. Overall blah score entertainment. Announcements were too frequent an intrusive, especially when they're repeating the same thing 2 minutes apart. Also, the weird rules--shades must be up during takeoff, but must be down while we were in the air. Seat must be up during meal time. Learn to chill a little China Air."
Pros: "The staff was extremely polite, very accommodating, and willing to serve. The entire experience was overall very good and very contrary to what reviews said online. I would fly with them again in a heartbeat, far exceeded American standard airlines like Delta and American."
Pros: "Food was good, crew was courteous, comfortable seats."
Cons: "Some delays, touch screen was not working."
Pros: "Price was good."
Cons: "Crew was rude at times. Might be a cultural difference. Crew was more friendly and responsive to Chinese travelers."
Cons: "Food was terrible. Drinks are served room temperature without ice. Staff was rude. Tried multiple different televisions that barely worked. They will not let you have your phone on even on airplane mode for music or games, etc. Would not take again."
Cons: "Non English speaker, very rude crew"
Cons: "cannot access the reservation or checkin at Air China site"
Cons: "Food, cleanliness of airplane"
Cons: "No charging ports for your IPads for tables for an over 14 hour flight. Bathrooms were not kept clean during flight. Attendants are rude. Luggage didn't get to our destination. Disgusting Air line."
Cons: "Food was bland. Very limited flight entertainment selection."
Pros: "Smiles of flight attendants and services"
Cons: "Flight delayed, limits of food choices"
Cons: "1. Very rude staff. Very inconsistent. No customer service skills or people skills. 2. Food was horrible. I wouldn't feed it to my dog. Kids meal was bad as well. 3. Nonalcoholic beverage selection was very limited. 4. Very small English movie selection for a very long flight. 5. Blankets were used and had stains for the previous flight. I've flown different airlines before and never had this many issues. Air China please take a step back and reevaluate."
Cons: "Incredibly unfriendly staff. My entertainment center was broken and they could not shut off my overhead light."
Pros: "I've read a lot of bad reviews of Air China. All my flights with them were excellent overall. They provided me with free transit hotels for over night layovers. The staff was friendly and courteous. The food is what you expect from any airline, mediocre. They offered a variety of multilingual movies, which I haven't seen with other airlines."
Cons: "Food could be better, but so could every airline's."
Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "Loading was chaotic. I had more issues with the passengers being rude and pushing than the staff. Perhaps a more organized way of loading the plane could have avoided this. The two hours sitting on the runway in Beijing both getting to my destination and the hour delay in Beijing coming home was inconvenient. That was more the airport than the airline."
Cons: "After boarding, passengers sitting on the plane for ~2 hours before the plane starts to depart"
Pros: "Good service . Spacious seating on the long flight from the usa"
Cons: "The delay in take off -two hours on the tarmac with all planes grounded with no reason stated. ."
Pros: "One of the four flights gave us water bottles and hot towels"
Cons: "Delays outbound and inbound and airport staff did not do anything to help with rearranging connecting flights even though it was known that we would miss the scheduled connection, and it was a disorganized inefficient process in Beijing that took over 2 hours of standing in line and the hotel they arranged for required sharing rooms and a 20min shuttle ride and by that point there was only 3hrs left before check-in time."
Pros: "How can you expect people to sit on a plane for 13 or 14 hours and not supply in flight wifi. It is unthinkable and backwards."
Cons: "I will pay slightly more money to get a more comfortable seat and a little more room."
Pros: "Great price but crowded seating, no air flow, bad food, couldn't use the games on my phone, and the touch screen entertainment was a 50/50 chance of not working. The stewardesses were nice but spoke almost no English so helping us to find our connecting flight was impossible."
Cons: "Crowded seating, no air flow, bad food, couldn't use the games on my phone, and the touch screen entertainment was a 50/50 chance of not working. Stewardesses spoke almost no English so helping us to find our connecting flight was impossible."
Pros: "Love watching movies"
Cons: "Super cold and hard to get around and to processed to the next flight"
Cons: "The airport in Beizing is not good for smorker. No place for smoking area. It's my second time flighting at Beizing and I should have to have 1 hr delay from the departure as always."
Pros: "I like the movie choice on my screen at the time. However, I think I just got lucky on this trip and was able to watch great movies while on a 14 hour trip."
Cons: "I didnt like the fact that after the first few hours of the flight, the bathroom on my side of the plane was unavailable for the rest of the flight. Something went wrong and it just stopped working."
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