Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Los Angeles to Xi'an
Most visitors from Los Angeles will not be allowed to enter Xi'an. Exemptions apply to:
-Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas; -International travelers coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
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Visitors from Los Angeles will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Xi'an.
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Xi'an.
Health Declaration Form
Must be presented upon arrival
Masks: Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 22h 05m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($867) and China Eastern ($2,168), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($2,075).
When flying out of Los Angeles you will be using Los Angeles, often referred to as Los Angeles Airport. You will be landing at Xi'an Xianyang, also known as Xi'an Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "It was extremely loud the entire trip and after traveling for more than 24 hours beforehand, it was an extremely uncomfortable trip."
Cons: "Chinese airlines often require you to take a bus at boarding and then carry your suitcases up large flights of steps to enter the plane - this was the case in Xiamen. This flight often is delayed and this was the case. The food was below average. WiFi is free but it blocks google and gmail."
Cons: "The crew should speak better English. They polite and helpful but clear English is a plus value"
Pros: "The crew attention to the customer is top notch. I traveled with China Southern, Delta and Virgin Atlantic but by far Xiamen Air out performed them all."
Cons: "The occasion freezing of the entertainment system must be addressed. I did inform the crew and they did try their best to resolve the issue without success."
Pros: "Comfy seat"
Cons: "Less salt in the food"
Pros: "attentive and polite flight attendants"
Pros: "Great airplane (787 Dreamliner), comfortable seats, lots of meals, no charge for beer & wine"
Cons: "IMO, the flight attendants should understand better english. It was clear they didn't understand much. I had to claim checked bags and recheck every flight segment. No abilty to reserve seats unless it was more than 72 hours before departing!"
Pros: "The check in boarding pass is not that nice."
Cons: "The boarding pass people need to improve, especially to elderly people."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "To many transfers"
Pros: "Almost nothing, this was a terrible flight and experience! The movies were good, that's about it."
Cons: "No online check-in, long waiting at in-person check-in. Rude, inattentive personnel; worst is that every passenger in transit need to go through customs in Xiamen which is terribly complicated. No word about this upon booking or on Xiamen airline's website. Customs in China isn't a nice experience either. Nobody was able to find the right way for check-in, it was a mess. I will never fly again Xiamen Airlines and I recommend to everyone to avoid this airline under any circumstances."
Pros: "I paid $14.95 to have a seat selection before departure however, my seat was given is in the middle not the roadside seat I prefer either karak to refund all seat selection charges."
Cons: "I paid $14.95 to have a seat selection before departure however, my seat was given is in the middle not the roadside seat I prefer either karak to refund all seat selection charges."
Pros: "food and service"
Pros: "The Chinese people were wonderful! But I was required to pass thru security checks 3 times arriving. 3 times transiting and 3 times leaving. At customs, transit and departure. No common sense to their process only"letter of the law". For example I was taking beef jerky to my friends in Thailand but the Chinese security has a meat sniffing dog and they confiscated it as well as the girl in front of me More than $100 worth of jerky. They should have given it back at departure gate. I had to buy more in their duty free shop. Also they cancelled my flight without advising me but did get me on Thai airways later that day. Too much hassle to Transit China"
Pros: "The flight was fine"
Pros: "I liked playing tetris and pacman with a controller that was like that of a console. My flight had a lot of empty seats, and I noticed they staggered the seating so that there was nobody in front of me or behind me. Flight crew was genuinely nice and helpful even though we didn't speak the same language. The little cup holder was actually pretty cool. There even seemed to be ample leg room compared to other Chinese international flights I've been on. I've flown previously with china southern and China eastern, so that is my basis for comparison."
Cons: "They didn't give me boarding passes for both flights (had a long layover in china). Other airlines printed both at the start of trip. This added quite a bit of confusion for me, seemingly unnecessarily. Also, I'm a bit disappointed in their free hotel room deal for long layovers. When I had a long layover previously with either china southern or china easter (can't remember which one), I got my own free hotel room, a free meal, and a free ride to and from the hotel. That was a real perk for my 12 hour layover. The deal with xiaman is you get a free hotel room, but you have to share it with a stranger of the same gender, and you have to pay for taxi to and from the hotel. Although you do supposedly get a free meal, I chose not to take them up on the hotel offer. Instead I took them up on their transfers lounge. This is a dark, quiet room full of dingy, dirty padded chairs and people sprawled out and snoring. I would have stayed more than 15 minutes if there were more phone charging plugs, but instead I went and ate mcdonalds and found a plug in at the kfc. Aside from all that, I would suggest getting some better Hollywood movies to choose from, as xiamen's competition has them beat there as well, in my opinion."
Cons: "I didn’t realize that Chinese transit visa is needed to transfer at Xiamen airport. When I bought the tickets, I wasn’t notified nor advised to get the Chinese visa. The Xiamen rep at Lax didn’t let me board first and I explained and they gave me the visa waiver paperwork. It was so much of hassle. I’ve laid over many Chinese cities via different airlines and never had any problems. Will not fly again on Xiamen!!"
Cons: "The flights got delayed. One of the flights got delayed without a notice in advance."
Pros: "The flight is easy to check gave us 23kgs check in luggage 46kgs if u have intl flight. Free hotel with breakfast. Not bad at all."
Cons: "They require us to get the luggage and check in again tomorrow."
Pros: "Flew business class. Cabin crew was some of the most attentive I have experienced. Food was very good and nicely presented. Pillows could be better, but had two. Same with blankets. One thick and puffy, the other lighter. Nice for temperature regulation."
Cons: "First leg lax - Tao delayed almost 3 hours. Fortunately the 2nd leg was delayed 1.5 hours. 3rd leg on this itinerary was also delayed, I could have made the flight, but they gave my seat away. It was a bit of a Charlie Foxtrot rearranging flights and overnighting Hotel. 2.5 hours. A supervisor was needed to sort it all out. We will see if the above was bad circumstances or not. I run the same itinerary in reverse on the way home in a week."
Pros: "New and very clean airplane. Appears to be an inch or two more room between the seats on the 787 to and from China. Good boarding procedure."
Cons: "The actual flights were ok. The experience at the airports was the reason for the below average rating. They are not set up to handle transit passengers. The signage in English is poor or nonexistant. The overall level of English for the airport staff is very poor. One goes upstsirs/downstairs nunerous times. Because the second portion of WF858 is domestic flight, the passenger needs to exit the terminal and re-enter as an international passenger. Numerous security and passport lines. I found the movie selection to be poor with few non-violent movies available. Will not fly this route again."
Pros: "Plane was new and clean. Flight crew was very friendly. Liked the mood lighting during the flight. Good selection of films to watch during the long flight."
Cons: "The food was okay but they ran out of selection a couple of times so I had no choice what to eat. But that’s it nothing else I didn’t like. Really good airline."
Pros: "Clean plane. Left on time. Better than average legroom."
Cons: "Movie selection was virtually all violent related. Nothing the airline can do about the numerous Security checks passing through this Airport."
Pros: "Nothing. never boarded. Took the train instead."
Cons: "1 hour connection. I missed my flight because the flight out of LAX got delayed."
Pros: "No problem with staff"
Cons: "Food is okay"
Cons: "wrong food?"
Pros: "Complimentary wifi and excellent crew service"
Cons: "The econ seat is too low, when front seater tilted the seat backward, the screen is right in front of my face. Entertainment video screen doesn’t adjust; in other words, it cannot be adjust in angle, causing neck pain over time. Meals are average, definitely different from the quality compared to regional or domestic equivalent. Very sad, considering that Xiamen Air has a good reputation inside China. The restroom is also poorly stocked — no toilet roll constantly"
Pros: "Price and flight were great. Communicating was small problem. 5 am arrival nothing open so couldn't change money for food, taxi etc. Finally found an ATM that worked. People used their cell phones to try and communicate."
Cons: "Some obstacles with early morning arrival and communications"
Pros: "Nice wide seats, well run flight. Lots of food served, though very mixed quality. The unfortunate experiences described in the negatives of this review, do not repeat on the return flight."
Cons: "In the fine print is the fact that the flight includes a stop in Shenzen. On the outbound flight this was a nightmare experience with Chinese immigration. Exhausted from a 14 hour flight, passengers had their passports taken away; were put through a bizarre 45 minute finger printing process using machines that did not work; and then left to wait for an hour or more with no information. The continuation flight was in another part of the airport - a very long walk; and it turned out not to be at the departing gate that was displayed on the monitors. We arrived at the indicated (wrong) gate with no guidance. Very nearly missed the continuation flight. Once in Xiamen, our arrival was late enough that the second floor of the airport was closed. There were no ATMs on the first floor; no way to get the Chinese cash needed to take a taxi to the airport. Fortunately a kind citizen agreed to exchange some cash, using mental calculations and sign language about the exchange rate."
Pros: "We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly"
Cons: "My keychain was ripped off from my baggage despite me hiding it. It was stolen by their baggage handler and the airline refused to admit liability and was protecting it Staff. Xiamenair is a corrupted airline which I will not take in the future!"
Cons: "Nobody helped me switch my flight around, I hate you."
Pros: "I like the price but best of all the service and the attention given to us by all staff members."
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "food is great"
Cons: "check in time is too long (about 1 hour)"
Pros: "crew provide excellent and attentive service. food is good"
Cons: "food could be better"
Pros: "Nice new plane, efficient crew, lots of food ... if a bit bland. Airline provided a free hotel in Ciamen for the overnight."
Cons: "Terrible paper shuffle in Shenzhen getting a require temporary visa, because the leg from Shenzhen to Xiamen was domestic. 2 hours or paper shuffle during which they took away our passports, with no guidance in English about what the heck was happening"
Cons: "They will cheat u of money. Somehow. Beware."
Cons: "I couldn't fly because they said there was NO TRANSIT lounge in the airport and I didn't have a VISA to enter China? Who ever heard of a visa for transit?! My destination was Singapore! I am told I have to get a transit visa in order to return home and for me and my son 350!! For 2 hours transit in an airport??? This is NOT a world class airlines, they make their own rules. I will buy another ticket!!"
Pros: "All announcements in Chinese and English. They keep feeding you."
Cons: "Lots of checkpoints but hey. Why complain about them trying to keep us safe."
Pros: "Nice and friendly. Chinese is always spoken first then followed by English. Pillow and blanket provided."
Cons: "Window seat on a 14 hour flight has its pros and cons. Little more room vs having to wake people up to get up and walk or go to bathroom."
Pros: "The food was good and staff was friendly"
Cons: "XiamenAir lost one of my bags and has still not found it"
Pros: "no regards for customers"
Cons: "no regards for customers"
Pros: "I really liked the space in Business and the priority boardings in Asia. Worth every penny. Food was great. A lil slow on serving alcohol though. Very relaxing trip."
Cons: "Not much. Liked I mentioned, slow on serving the alcohol. You have to push to get a drink."
Pros: "Crew was super friendly, professional and excellent!"
Cons: "The 10 hour layover :("
Pros: "Gave me a free hotel when I was transferring in Fuzhou. All I had to pay was the taxi fare of 20kuai. The staff are extremely nice and the food from JFK to FOC was excellent. 2 full meals and a sandwich left me pretty full."
Cons: "It is difficult to get in touch with the English Customer service."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "couldn't book through from Shenzhen yp Guilin. Had to check-in again at Fuzhou and go through security again."
Pros: "787 Dreamliner's hardscape was new and clean. IFE was decent but had some anomalies (can't take off of pause unless you shut off screen, select same movie and resume). Food was fairly decent and plentiful. Think a cheap chinese diner & you've got it."
Cons: "Crew was efficient but can't speak Englsh worth a nickel! While I have a limited ability in Mandarin (think 5yo vocab), the announcements in Engrish was almost as bad as some of the translations in many Chinese products. I pity the people who can't understand ANY Chinese: they could not possibly get most of the announcements. They should really get at least 1 FA that can speak and understand English. The signage in Xiamen (I was transiting from LAX to TPE) was amazingly poor and confusing. You basically stumble from 1 floor to another based on the signage. The airport was actually very large for what appears to be a medium size city."
Pros: "I love the fact that the program that launches the flight were pretty new, but the fact is; everything run like a well oiled machine. From customer service to departure everything went smoothly. Since the flight was brand new not a lot of people knew about they're great deal. I bought a one way ticket to xiamen because I will be working a school teacher. I didn't realized til later on that it's possible for someone with a z visa to receive an extra 23kg check in baggage for free. I contacted the customer service who replied within a day and everything was fixed. Now, I've been travelling a good amount to China and US, so far the food that are good is xiamen airlines. It's healthy, not greasy, and my stomach didn't hurt."
Cons: "For now ? Nothing. It's my first time riding this airline and I would definitely pick this than China southern or eastern airlines. I have been disappointed with them too many times.... food suck, cramped leg space, and an overabundance of delayed and cancelled flights. Need improvement: it would be nice if the flight attendant don't assume every Asian is Chinese. Over and over the flight attendants would suggest food options, snacks, and drinks in chinese. I understand this won't be the first nor would it be the last that someone would mistaken me as a native Chinese speaker. Overall, the whole experience was amazing!"
Pros: "Excellent, friendly service on a terrific plane. More leg room than the average (American) airline for a long flight. Had to call Customer Service. They were as helpful as they could be."
Cons: "There was no computer check-in even for people with no bags to check. Long wait on line to check-in. Probably could use more staff at airport. TSA wait that night was also very long. Not Xiamen's fault of course."
Pros: "No , blankets ."
Cons: "Cleaner restrooms, blankets and verbal offers"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful. Entertainment had a good variety."
Cons: "The second leg of the flight from Shanghai to Bangkok felt like sitting on wooden chairs. Picking the type of food and not end up with allergy inducing food didn't seem like an option."
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"
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: "Business class pod was excellent. Free WiFi"
Cons: "I could only use WiFi on one device. So choose preferred smartphone or tablet ahead of time."
Cons: "No WiFi at all"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly, the plane was clean, the food was ok. The portions were great but the food selection was very ethnic and not neutral. The set was not y’all friendly. Couldn’t sleep all 14 hrs."
Cons: "Seat tailored to accommodate a taller customer. 6.2 Nanjing Airport was terrible (customs) more Shanghai connection."
Pros: "The food was delicious and of high quality. I enjoyed the entertainment selection. I flew business class. The flight attendants were excellent and gracious. I would fly China Eastern Airlines again."
Cons: "Passengers making a connecting flight to Bangkok (BKK) at Nanjing (NKG) were gathered together, escorted through customs, to baggage claim, to the ticketing counter, and back through customs. One of the passenger had to call out each person from their passport. The process took 2 1/2 hours."
Cons: "OK for the price"
Pros: "Price is cheap"
Pros: "Friendly Service, Outstanding Meals, Business Class Comfort,"
Pros: "Everything was great for the Price Free Wifi Vegan Food Option"
Cons: "Blankets from Shanghai to Delhi could be little more better Apart from it all good"
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable and the crew was very kind!"
Pros: "The flight is not too busy"
Cons: "I have to checked my all suitcase out and re-check in again even thought I am transfer. This is horrible!! Nobody informed me, I have to go back to customs and get my suitcase."
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"
Cons: "Airport construction in Xi'an was horrible. It took nearly an hour to get from the plane to the airport exit."
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: "The crew was great and really helpful if you needed something. Language barrier is always hard, but they really do try and help the best they can. Seats in economy do recline quite a bit which was awesome! Inflight entertainment offered, and you can use your phone on airplane mode but cannot have headphones in during takeoff or landing. Offered a lot of food during meals but limited options for vegetarians or allergies."
Cons: "Not able to use headphones or charging cord during takeoff or landing. Super strange to me even as a previous flight attendant."
Pros: "The plane was delayed both at LAX and at Pu Dong, but still arrived on time so I didn't miss my car sevice. Kelly, if you read this, it was a pleasure flying with you!"
Pros: "only about 20 people on economy in our section"
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."
Cons: "Improved English?"
Pros: "Professional and quick boarding"
Pros: "Surprisingly comfortable. We were fed several times. The entertainment system was more than adequate."
Cons: "Nothing stands out. It was better than I expected for economy."
Pros: "Pro tip: sleep the whole flight I’d recommend the window seat just so you can lean your pillow against it to sleep on, it’s pretty comfortable. Just take small sips of water throughout the flight to keep yourself hydrated but not too much that you have to pee often. The crew was nice and there was a good selection of games and movies if you couldn’t sleep."
Cons: "Took an hour longer for the plane to take off. Please love yourself and bring your own earbuds. The ones that they supply are literally useless, it’s impossible to hear anything clearly on them. The fish and rice,,,,,,is not poppin."
Cons: "We can’t use our phones for listening music By 14 hrs and I pay WiFi"
Cons: "Lacked flavor... quantity was great"
Pros: "I liked the seats are roomy"
Cons: "I didn’t like the limited choices for food. In addition I felt those that spoke Chinese were taken care of better. I sat towards the end of the plane and they ran out constantly of food. The food they did serve wasn’t very good."
Pros: "Cheap price"
Cons: "Crazy rules insisting people remove earplugs 1 hour before landing."
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable."
Cons: "The flight was delayed several hours which made me miss connecting flight. Since the next flight was not China Eastern, I had to buy a new ticket to get to destination."
Cons: "8 hour delay, no updates. No schedules"
Pros: "it was on time"
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: "Light and table were broken."
Cons: "Too much too list here what I didn't like. Unbelievable. Horrible experience. Will NEVER book this airline ever again."
Pros: "It was pleasant, nothing wrong."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "Need more room"
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: "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: "Free meals were great. Movies were awesome."
Cons: "The entertainment system went down twice."
Pros: "Overall I would avoid China eastern in future. Th food was terrible."
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: "Considering the low price, it was an excellent experience!!"
Airlines flying from Los Angeles to Xi'an have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Los Angeles to Xi'an
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