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Foreign nationals arriving from the abovementioned countries must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. Travelers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new Health Declaration Form in each transit country.
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 19h 05m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Eastern ($3,246) and Multiple Airlines ($7,584)
From Los Angeles to Ningbo, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Ningbo back to Los Angeles , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Los Angeles you will be using Los Angeles, often referred to as Los Angeles Airport. You will be landing at Ningbo Lishe Intl, also known as Ningbo Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable plane"
Pros: "Entire crew members, food, hospitality & aircraft !!"
Cons: "I couldn’t get my aisle seat & missing my Hindi movies.."
Pros: "Staff always amazing."
Cons: "Everything was good overall."
Cons: "Everything that could go wrong went wrong with this flight"
Pros: "Everything except food"
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty which made the whole long flight more bearable."
Cons: "Typical United service, without any bells or whistles."
Pros: "ANA: Flight attendents very nice"
Cons: "ANA: Seat was uncomfortable for a seven hour flight....Could not totally recline ANA: Food was very basic--not a business class meal"
Pros: "the price of the flight"
Cons: "have to pay for movies, uncomfortable seats for a 5 hour flight."
Pros: "The direct TV was free on this leg of my trip"
Pros: "Extra legroom"
Cons: "No free entertainment options"
Pros: "The check in staff which was the same boarding staff was below average there was 3 agents who very poor, poor in attitude, poor in problem solving, wished at that moment I had booked on another airline."
Pros: "free in flight entertainment- great flight attendants"
Cons: "seats seem really small and tight"
Cons: "I thought it was ANA but it was United."
Pros: "I got upgraded from Economy to Economy Plus without being charged a dime more. And the difference between the two classes is very noticeable! The Economy Plus seats may have an extra 3" per side and it's awesome! Plus, United partnered up with ANA for my first leg to Manila and that plane was spectacular, as was the top-notch crew!"
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: "The gate was so far away. And the AC wasn't working in their terminal"
Cons: "Food was not good"
Pros: "Fact easy boarding Helpful crew Really good food"
Cons: "No negatives"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "I liked the ticket counter person who helped straighten things out. When I arrived"
Cons: "When I arrived st 3:30am I found out that the first leg my flight had changed. The ticket person convinced the person she spoke with on the phone to confirm the change and not make me call the 3rd artsy booker. Unfortunately, I lost the seats that I had paid extra money to book. Everyone wants to blame everyone else!"
Pros: "-Blue lighting and head space makes the plane feel more open. -Staff was patient considering the unfair backlash they were getting for the recent abuse of a United passenger. -Seats were well cushioned. -I arrived home to my family alive, unhurt, and safe."
Cons: "-2 hour delay (especially after I arrived 2 hours early) is unacceptable. -Overhead bins too low over our seats. We can't stand up straight at our seats making it very difficulty to get in and out of our seats. -Couldn't access entertainment on my Mac laptop. -Bathroom closets are too small. Floors in the bathroom were consistently wet because the sink is too small for people to wash their hands. -Two bathrooms for the majority of the passengers on the plane is just not enough and you know it. It's pretty uncivilized. It creates a line at the back of the plane covering at least 5 rows. Then, your aisles are too narrow. So we have to rub our bodies up against each other to let people squeeze through. -I think you guys could do better than one tiny bag of pretzel mix for a 5 hour flight. -Let's get upper management flying in economy across the country and see what they would change."
Cons: "I coudnt make an on line checked in, and i called i asked for aisle seats the gurl said yes and its checked in but when i recieved the boarding pass it was middle seat and the worst seat ever at the emergency seat, it was really small the food was terrible service was so bad ! No more united airlines for long flights."
Pros: "easy flight"
Cons: "I had a terrible backache by the time we arrived in NJ. You need more leg room."
Cons: "Easy for check-in and on time"
Pros: "No assigned seat. Almost did not get on flight. No explanation offered."
Cons: "Super cramped. Few in flight services"
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "The wifi for the entertainment worked perfectly, a power jack is needed to charge the device."
Pros: "Great movie selection and quantities of meals/snacks."
Pros: "Before boarding the attention was very good"
Cons: "After boarding the seats were broken, there was no entertainment and the food was next to nothing"
Pros: "Vegetarian meal good taste."
Cons: "Hour delay by "catering", missed connect at LHR. (United's booking too tight also). TV screen needed "reboot", flight announcements piercingly loud. Requested gluten free meal not provided."
Pros: "The plane was super crammed and I could barely even enjoy the ride or move freely."
Cons: "I didn't like the size of the plane and the size of the Seats"
Pros: "Entertainment, problem connecting to wifi."
Cons: "Delayed Three hours because Plane wouldn't start."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "There was no food"
Cons: "Hour delay that made me miss my connecting flight. Customer service agent, Theresa, at the United gate was more interested in checking her cell phone text messages & handing out $10 food vouchers than the long of people who have conflicts with connecting flights or missing events in the destination they were flying to. Every minute lost could prevent customers from obtaining another immediate or comparable flight to their destination. Customer service agent sent those who were going to have problems with their connecting flights to the United Airlines service desk, of which, there were no customer service agents at any of the four available stations. I waited 10 minutes for an agent & no one arrived. When I went back to the original line I was standing in, I was forced to go to the back of the line rather than the place I was originally standing. Therefore I waited in line an additional 20-30 minutes. Once I was served they did not have any more seats available on direct flights to Melbourne. They wanted me to fly to NY, then Sydney & then Melbourne. Additionally the customer service agent did not seem confident this flight was not going to have any hiccups. Worst of all, I had been planning this trip for months & it was ruined by United Airlines."
Cons: "Waiting in line for over 3hours to change our flight they have 2 employees for the hall plain it make us very tired. Next time they should be more prepared"
Cons: "Everything. Delays were inexcusable, staff ridiculously unfriendly and just bad attitudes all round. Very unpleasant experience, won't be using this airline ever again."
Cons: "Did not have enough good snacks"
Cons: "The seats on the flight from LAX to ORD are built for people who are under 6' tall. You need to disclose the fact that your seats cannot accomodate a person who is 6'2" and 200 lbs. or you will need to accept medical responsibility for the damage done to a persons musculoskeketal system."
Cons: "My tv wasn't working which made it boring for a 6 hour flight and flight delayed"
Pros: "Luftansa ... never saw them. I ended up on a Unoted Airlines flight. My deat changes from window to middle seat in the middle of the plane. Will not fly United again. Personnel were noce ... but I resent the switch up in carriets."
Cons: "My 3rd old was very hungry and I reached out to cabin staff for any kind of food for purchase, they turned me down saying I need to wait for another hour till the dinner time. Did not provide any help there."
Pros: "I havd to buy a whole new flight. from mechanical errors. it was horrible. I have no help"
Cons: "the airplane is really old! Don't have any amenities."
Pros: "Economy Plus seating was quite comfortable. Movie and TV selection options provided wide variety which gave me an opportunity to view several titles on my wish list."
Cons: "The menu card did not provided selections for this flight and the crew description was very broad - pasta or noodles. For example, "ravioli with marinara sauce or chow mein with vegetables" would have been more helpful."
Cons: "Bad service, delay flight, crew not smile and food being a delay flight as courtesy not even a free meal?"
Cons: "No room in the seating, nor in the overhead."
Pros: "No , blankets ."
Cons: "Cleaner restrooms, blankets and verbal offers"
Pros: "It was a terrible, long and very crowded flight."
Cons: "The people/passengers. The whole flight felt like a budget airline. I am not looking forward to the return."
Pros: "The boarding was great! The flight was very comfortable. We had enough blankets and slept through the flight. I have an allergy to soy and the crew was nice enough to provide an alternative that was not on the menu."
Cons: "More food options for those with soy allergy."
Pros: "Lie flat seats in business class are very comfortable. Got a nice 10 hour sleep on the flight across. Bathrooms are clean and clean smelling and large. Crew pleasant and efficient."
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: "Flight, airplane, crews were Better than expected"
Cons: "Add more entertainment. Add more food, keep the restrooms clean."
Pros: "You get what you paid."
Cons: "Entertainment system needs the ability to have closed captions in English. It’s in Chinese all the time—can’t even turn it off. The sound system is very poor so captions would help."
Pros: "Room on the plane, layout of the plane, early arrival"
Cons: "Add CNN news to your tv channels"
Cons: "No WiFi at all"
Pros: "cheap flight"
Cons: "Don't fly into Shanghai's airport."
Pros: "Seat comfort better than similar herringbone configurations with more torso and foot room. Food much better than expected especially after reading quite a negative review. Maybe lobster was a bit overdone but it was a nice portion with large claw and half tail. Crab with fungus variety good also. Yes, provide a proper spoon for the ice cream vice the inadequate tiny plastic one. Crew was attentive and cordial."
Cons: "See previous regarding ice cream spoon. Wi-fi was not operable which seems to be the norm from other report."
Cons: "almost no recline for a 15h flight! could not lift side arm rest."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good food, good entertainment, nice staff"
Cons: "Shanghai airport, but not the airline's fault"
Pros: "I didn't expect much from this budget flight, but they went above and beyond and matched the quality of larger and more expensive airlines. The food was excellent (and they served food twice on a 14 hour flight), nothing was broken, and the boarding process was smooth."
Pros: "Still here in China! It was terrible! I will never do this flight again! My flight was delayed way n accommodations was not accommodating."
Cons: "Getting stuck in Nanjing!"
Pros: "New, well equipped aircraft. Very comfortable flat bed with lots of privacy."
Cons: "Flight crew was very professional but not much "personality" warmth. Almost robotic."
Pros: "Can’t think of a thing !"
Cons: "Entertainment sound system is bad, must be bad quality headphone. Toilet is not enough for eco class, crew also hardly try to keep them clean and fresh."
Pros: "The crew was friendly. Seats were small."
Cons: "Food could be better. Website slow - sometimes unresponsive."
Pros: "The crew ask to change sit with another passenger and I said ok, then start to demand I move so they can sit together.i guess I didn’t move fast enough to suit him. Of course changed there mind. Maybe a race thing with me being black. The crew show lack of respect toward me."
Cons: "We can’t use our phones for listening music By 14 hrs and I pay WiFi"
Pros: "Good food and servir of the crew."
Cons: "Problems to check in, long lines to aboard."
Cons: "I requested all window seats. I was put in a middle row aisle seat. I don't understand why I paid for a seat that was available and then bumped to a different seat."
Pros: "Everything was great! The time and the timing of the flights we took couldn't have been any better. I really like the transitional time between the time zones. The crew were all really wonderful except for one minor thing. Boarding was well organized. We were really impressed."
Cons: "There was just one minor thing. The stewardess that was giving us the bread almost at the end of the meal suddenly got impatient (?) and we think rude. I was with my husband and son. Our son was very sleepy and wasn't being very clear in responding whether he liked a bread or not. So as the stewardess was standing there waiting for us to figure out whether he wanted a bread or not, my husband said just to give it to him instead (he hasn't had one). She dropped the bread on my husband's already used food container (plate) with a very obvious attitude of impatience. Mind you my husband is a veteran with a severe case of PTSD. Flights already make him anxious let alone getting this sort of treatment. It was good that he had taken his meds prior to boarding and that made it easier for me to calm him and not make a scene. Otherwise it could have been a very ugly experience. It is for this one reason that I couldn't give an EXCELLENT review on this segment of the flight."
Cons: "Too much too list here what I didn't like. Unbelievable. Horrible experience. Will NEVER book this airline ever again."
Cons: "Overall flight was excellent but one of my bags did not make the flight and I didn't receive it until I got back from Seoul on 30 May. This was a major inconvenience since none of my softball equipment made it for the tournament."
Pros: "Liked the price!"
Cons: "No particular dislikes. Had no real expectations for a China base airline. No frills, all was Ok. Nothing to build any allegiance with the company"
Pros: "There's only one type of red wine and they ran out."
Cons: "They have one tiny bar of soap in there restroom..."
Pros: "Excellent trip overall. Ban on iPhone/iPad use forced restricted entertainment choices."
Cons: "Long flight. They don't like anyone opening the window shades but I would have liked to see the Alaska coastline we flew over."
Pros: "That I got to Thailand safely"
Cons: "I got to Thailand safely when, it was time for me to board my flight back to United States your ticket agent denied me access on the plane. even though I sat in front of her for four hours ahead of time when it was time for me to check in at the ticket agency she told me that I was not allowed on your plane and then gave me a number that didn't even work she told me it was for the embassy which it was not it was a fake number and when I came back to the table to talk to her she walked away and someone else came to the kiosk and they acted like they did not know what I was talking about so I am very upset and I would like my money back for return flight for ticket of the amount for the flight from Thailand to the states .... I had to purchase another ticket with a different company and when I told them what happened, They told me that she cannot deny me access without a probable calls and if so for any reason she would have to let me know why am not allowed on the plane. Now this young lady was very nasty to me she gave me a fake number she walked off on me I was hurt along and terrified because I did not know how I was going to get home I had to call 30 of my friends for them to send me money . And a PayPal account in order for me to get up $800 to get a one-way ticket home so I would like my money back and if I do not get it I will sue you for it because I still have to information. And if you do not know who was at the kiosk at the time of 2016 April 25 you should look at your recordings because I'm the only black guy on the plane and the only black guy in line so it is not hard to miss me so once you figure out what has happened I will like to know if I do not hear anything within the next 30 days I will be subject to issue a lawsuit ."
Cons: "There is lack of information of how to get to my second flight. The airlines didn't inform me that i need to go through the border custom, go inside China to get to my second flight. I was late a bit to my second flight because i had to go and ask a lot of people on how to get to the counter of China Southern Airlines. And the airlines told me that i was late, there was no other flight to Ho Chi Minh city so I had to wait till the next day."
Pros: "I was able to pick my seat( an aisle) at online check in and got one in the back. The 777 configuration around seat 70 has fewer seats across so there is a bit more of an aisle, one can then stand or stretch your legs during the long LAX to China flight. Flight attendants were helpful especially as several of us passengers smelled cigarette smoke. The attendant quickly searched but couldn't find the culprit. An announcement to not smoke as a reminder probably should have been made, though. On a previous China flight, different airline, a guy was caught smoking in the lavatory so I know it can happen."
Cons: "Food and entertainment choices were limited.(Shanghai airport International transfer desk needs to increase staff . Airline probably has little to do with this. I had a 5 hour layover. It took an hour and 45 minutes to get through the transfer desk and then security screening.)"
Pros: "Free meals were great. Movies were awesome."
Cons: "The entertainment system went down twice."
Cons: "FOOD TABLA WAS BROKEN AND THE WINE FELT ON ME AND THE OTHER PERSON NEXT TO ME. MY BAGGAGES DIDNT ARRIVED TO MY FINAL DESTINY."
Pros: "Boarding went well. We were 90 minutes early landing."
Cons: "Food was not good at all. It gave airline food a bad name. My tray on whitch to place my food was slanted so bad everything I placed on it would end up on my lap if I didn't hold it. Made eating a chalange to say the least. Asked for a beer and was told there were none, and hour later guess they received a shipment as another employee gave me one. Got the impression that the passengers was a bother the employees would rather not deal with"
Pros: "Modern and newer Airplane. Smell nice."
Cons: "Served meal during flight was not , and I could not eat. At least crew gave me peanuts to eat. Suggest to change the meal plan to be more neutral from authentic. Movie selection was good, but I could not listen well using their headset."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and there was no setting of expectations or announcement by the crew. The frustrated passengers waited and was asking the crew to announce it so everyone would know yet they declined to announce. Everyone just waited even if the flight was late without no expectation on the delay and what caused it. The crew had poker faces and didn't know how to empathize with the frustrated passengers who were worried bec they might miss their connecting flights. There were no apologies and seemed that they didnt care at all, no answer and no setting of expectations theybjust kept asking us to wait whenever a passenger would ask when we will be onboarded."
Pros: "Lay flats on 777 in business class"
Cons: "Bare minimum - seats are uncomfortable, bad amenities, terrible food, even in business class"
Cons: "The flight was canceled and when my secretary called your office your C/S rep did not promise a refund. I expect this handled properly and promptly."
Pros: "Tey had great big personal entertainment systems."
Cons: "Poor service."
Pros: "My check in baggage arrive to chengdu two days later, I thought it was lost."
Cons: "Lack of communication when the flight is delayed. Didn't care if I was switching flights"
Pros: "The check-in clerks in LAX were very helpful and polite."
Cons: "When I had my layover in China, I had to receive my bags and find a hotel. I would have hoped that my bags could atlas been held by the airline or sent straight to Japan which was my final destination."
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