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Pros: "Great crew, prompt take-off and boarding / de-planing"
Cons: "Seats were dated and uncomfortable"
Cons: "AC would always delay"
Pros: "Exit seating with more leg room."
Cons: "No power plugs in a 4h+ flight is not acceptable. That should be standard for every passengers. Unclean seats. General abrasiveness from some of the staff."
Pros: "Pleasant crew on board. Quick boarding. The pilot made regular announcements when the flight was delayed (for weather or other reasons that were out of their control)"
Cons: "All was good"
Cons: "After a delay on my first flight, I managed to get to the gate with a few minutes to spare and the door open. The desk agent refused to let me board the plane."
Pros: "We arrived safely"
Pros: "Friendly crew, onboard food was fairly decent and an okay price."
Cons: "Even a “preferred” seat on Rouge (27E, bulkhead on B767-300ER) has no legroom. This, combined with a short and low seat cushion means a dead butt. I’m only 5’11” too."
Cons: "I was unable to board because I didn't have an ETA - I was unaware of this requirement until check in. I was only transiting thru Canada - the ground staff were horrible."
Pros: "Friendly and quiet crew! Good, because the only thing I could do on the flight was sleep."
Cons: "Was not told to download entertainment application until onboard and out of range for the wifi. They also didn't mention having ipads to rent, not sure if they were available."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable. I pre ordered vegetarian meal, but I guess they did not bother."
Pros: "Chairs and the space was very good."
Cons: "Crew and the food was very poor. This is the only long international flight 10 hours that served a night grate dinner and the crews got disappeared the rest of the flight and no breakfast."
Pros: "I liked the care, the kindness, and the help"
Cons: "I didn't travel with children, but if I had done they would have needed entertaining. The crew offered iPads (to rent) for the entertainment of children and adults alike. Why can these not just be given to passengers, better still BRING BACK SCREENS IN SEATBACKS!!!"
Pros: "Once again, being on time was important to me. Crew members were nice."
Cons: "I wish they would've offered free snacks on this flight given how long it was. It would've also been to nice to have been forewarned about needing to go through security again, as I had a U.S. connection from Toronto. That takes a lot of time, even with a bit of a layover."
Pros: "Again, nothing good stood out to me, although the entertainment was very good, with recent movies and music."
Cons: "I was late for this flight due to the delay from Baltimore to Toronto. I got a new flight with no problem, BUT the change messed up my travel plans because the arrival time to Athens was now later than before. We were additionally DELAYED 3 hours in Toronto."
Pros: "The staff and service were excellent!"
Pros: "Flight crew were friendly"
Cons: "Ground staff were terrible and the ground crew mysteriously disappeared. Air conditioning was not working on the flight while it was on the ground. All passengers sweating for an hour on the tarmac. Flight arrived 2.5 hrs late resulting in a missed connection."
Pros: "Very nice crew and a quick flight to the states."
Cons: "The seating area in the gates was extremely crowded as passengers waiting to board. This is definitely the worst part of the Toronto airport. This section could offer more space, more seating, and more food and beverage options."
Pros: "service, friendly attendants, amenities"
Pros: "Smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "The numbers above the seating arrangement cause a lot of confusion for people and some almost want to argue for the window seat."
Pros: "Excellent entertainment system including film festival movies and shorts to pass the time. Friendly crew."
Cons: "Very poor pre-boarding area in San Francisco, but I don't think it's Air Canada's fault. Poorly organized seating in the pre-boarding"
Pros: "The ice cream and the one woman in customer service that actually seemed to care."
Cons: "My husband and I were flying to Italy, on the first leg of our flight neither of our screens worked so we had six hours with no entertainment. They gave us a card to make it up to us but (wisely) don't tell you what it is for. It turned out to be for 10% off your next flight if you book it through their website within a year. Useless. On our return flight we were delayed on the tarmac for over an hour with no air conditioning, they originally said they were waiting for a signature but then said that there was something wrong with the engines that help us take off, then the cabin filled with a fuel smell, then they said they had brought the wrong item for the repair and we were waiting for the correct one. When we finally took off my husband's screen didn't work yet again and this was a 9 hour flight. The flight attendant said that some of the screens hadn't worked for a while ( probably cheaper to hand out useless discounts than to fix them.). We received another 10% off card, which we cannot combine or transfer, again useless. We missed our connection because of the delay, they booked us on another flight but because they didn't tell us that we had to pick up our luggage or where (it was on a different carousel than the rest of the luggage from our flight) and that we had to go through customs we (and many others) missed that flight too. We finally got a flight out the next morning and they put us up at a hotel. We both had to miss another day of work and it was quite an ordeal. My husband's screen worked for almost all of that last flight before it seized up. We didn't bother to report it that time since another 10% off coupon wasn't going to do us any good. Overall it is concerning that Air Canada doesn't seem to be maintaining their planes in optimal condition and that their idea of compensation involves them making even more money from me. Never again."
Cons: "The entertainment system was down and for a 5-hour flight after a previous 11-hour flight, that was quite a disappointment. No food was offered."
Pros: "a lot of leg room, fast boarding, nice screen, cool window with adjustable darkness."
Cons: "all my food were not covered when hostess delivered the tray, salad was missing, apparently it fell into the trolley while she pulled the tray out. and then i couldn't eat it because it was frozen. food quality was just really bad; whenever the crew passed by they were speaking really loud like to the other side of the valley, probably not necessary; the seat itself has a fancy look but the cushion is not comfortable at all, couldn't really rest one's head on it as it would just keep sliding sidewards . another thing that the airline can't really help- baby crying & screaming all the time and playing toys with music, couldn't get any sleep at all... perhaps a "kids zone" like trains have would be good for planes.. ?"
Cons: "No personal tv on an international flight. The tickets were pretty expensive, I would have expected a personal tv instead of having to use my cell phone- especially with spotty wifi. Chairs weren't very comfortable and the food was so so."
Pros: "crew was awesome"
Cons: "that people can recline their seats in coach. very uncomfortable and there's really not enough room to do this."
Pros: "The crew was very helpful."
Cons: "Entertainment was terrible."
Pros: "Seat number was displayed on the monitor of the sheet."
Cons: "Japanese movies, TV was small."
Pros: "The movie selection and the food was great! The crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The lack of space in the cabin was very uncomfortable."
Pros: "The flight from DC to Toronto was late around four hours and after we got on the plane We went back and we were waiting at the airport while get more fuel and which repaired the fault on the plane. so I was late for my next flight to FrankfurtSo I was put on a flight to Frankfurt with a connection in Lisbon.In the end, my suitcase was lost and I got it only two days later. Never I will no longer use AirCanada small planes !"
Pros: "Food is good"
Cons: "Late again, in the last 4 flights over the last 5-6 weeks I was on time once. Two of the last 3 flights you lost my luggage and both times I was told I would have it late in the day or early evening. 3 weeks ago I received it 36 hours later and yesterday I got it the next morning. 3 weeks ago the overhead lights did not work in almost the entire plan. Yesterday, my movie kept cutting out and the guy next to me and a few others too. I got so frustrated that I shut it off."
Cons: "Cancelled flight and didn't even tell me a reason. They couldn't even make reservation for hotel. Hotel sent me back to airport because i didn't have voucher which AIr Canada guys said they can't make one? Everything didn't make sense. And they told me not to come again. They took like... whole day to book another flight. And i had hard time understanding what they were saying."
Cons: "Everything from customer service to flight."
Pros: "On the whole it was a pleasant experience despite the flight being late."
Cons: "I thought that the flight being delayed by almost 2 hours was terrible. That should not have happened."
Pros: "Nothing - they were immature, unprofessional, nervous, unhelpful, and visibly shaken by relatively side problems."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for hours but not technically cancelled, which the ground crew blamed upon the flight crew and vice versa. The failure to cancel caused us to be unable to rebook, and subsequent avoidable delays arising from Air Canada's ineptitude caused us to be two,days late for arrival. The problem was solvable with some simple rebooking, but the ground,crew failed to assist, then the flight crew, when we finally left five hours late, was Impersonable, unhelpful, uninformed, and utterly unprepared. It was a terrible, second rate, poor quality experience and I would not recommend Air Canada to anyone. Your airline needs serious training in Professionalism and responsiveness."
Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "There was no entertainment."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and accommodating and the flight itself was great"
Cons: "We had a 2 hour delay and almost missed our connection"
Cons: "Why is it that Air Canada is the only airline that makes you take off your earphones during take off and landing? Are they stuck back in the 1950's?!"
Pros: "Movies were good. Landing was good."
Cons: "Ventilation was not great. And the Wrap was awful."
Pros: "I really enjoyed my flight from food to comfort with blankets and pillows"
Cons: "TVs on flight didn't work on most Window seats sides and mostly worked in the middle. Wish they had checked the TVs before boarding everyone especially on a long flight."
Cons: "I was not able to board this flight. And it was such a disappointment and a shocking first for me. I reached the airport and on being checked at the counter, I was told that I cannot board because I don't have a Canadian visa. It was shocking to learn that I needed visa for a 1.5 hour layover. The website should give a prompt or should share the requirements. And all my ticket money got wasted."
Pros: "The ground crew were always nice and friendly. They worked hard to deal with delayed flight, missed connection, and tight alternate connection. Flight crew were also friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Four-hour flight delay released in one hour increments without announcement -gate displayed "on time departure" for the duration of the delay. Our hassles were compensated with meager meal vouchers given too late, There was no pre-boarding on our flight (just one big cattle call) which made boarding with child and gear extra awkward,"
Cons: "The flight was 3 hours delayed and we were not kept informed. In fact, the airport boards still displayed that this flight was on time, which was not correct. I kept getting emails of a change in schedule, but no reason was given by personnel at the gate. This was really a bad situation for me as I was meeting my daughter in Toronto who was flying alone with her infant son and she needed my help."
Pros: "Friendly crew and quick flight once we got moving"
Cons: "The flight left over an hour late with no real explanation as to why"
Pros: "Love the direct Air Canada flight from Montreal to San Salvador. In the past, there was a stop in Turks & Caicos but this time (19-26 April) the flight was direct. Please keep it that way... Thank you"
Pros: "The staff was very pleasant, upbeat, and excited to be back at Dulles. They will be offering 3 direct flights daily to Toronto which will be great!"
Cons: "We boarded over an hour late and departed over an hour and a half late and the plane only arrived about 10 minutes behind schedule. The staff seemed very new and was unable to get us out of the airport in a timely fashion which caused a few people to miss their international connecting flights."
Cons: "after wetting half hour in the line they said i didn't pay for my ticket and tell me to parches a new ticket"
Cons: "Flight should leave at 8:00.Left around 8:25 because delay loading luggage....Reached LA 20 mins. late and waited 10 mins to taxied to the gate....."
Cons: "Food is too salty, can’t even eat ."
Pros: "Nothing. It was a bad experience."
Cons: "They could have served food. They could have checked us in through to our final destination."
Pros: "The flight attendant got me a vegetarian meal without me asking. I thought I had ordered one but I had not? So I thought I would have to skip a meal."
Cons: "I hada middle seat next to a very large man with broad shoulders who was taking up space in my seat (he also had a middle seat). I know he could not help it but the flight was long and very cramped and uncomfortable. I wish larger passengers would not get a middle seat"
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: "My mother missed her flight from Shanghai international Pu airport to Harare yesterday due to language barrier. And we requested for her to be put on the next flight. Only to be told with Ethopian Airline to pay $US1850 for a one way flight which was more expensive than itinial flight. She slept at the airport weeping not knowing who and how to contact anyone in a foreign country and noone cared. Instead we were told to pay the 1850 or else she would be stuck for more days at the airport"
Cons: "I would like a refund"
Cons: "Food not so good for an American Less pushing of passengers Less abruptness of flight attendants"
Pros: "I was able to sit with my other passenger but I had to arrive 4hrs early."
Cons: "being able to sit together the first flight since we booked months in advance, my seats were broken both flights in the recline position, and the crew kept getting upset with me for it, we were constantly skipped when crew was asking if anyone wanted water, even during meal."
Cons: "Only at nanging airport they dont’t have Check through baggage all the passenger have to pass immigration and custom to get baggage and recheck in over ticket counter again they informed that they don’t have transit hall at this airport so for transit destination try not to use nanging airport"
Pros: "The only positive thing to say is that the flight was on time."
Cons: "* Failure at communication: At check-in we were told that they cannot route the luggage to the final destination (Shanghai). We will have to fetch the luggage from the luggage belt and check it in again at Chengdu airport from scratch. Also it was not possible to get the boarding pass for this flight online and select seats. This was brand new information for us. Nor China Southern, nor KLM nor Kayak did inform us about this at anytime. This never happened to us and if we knew in advance we would not have booked this connection (one in Amsterdam and one in Chengdu). Passengers need to be informed about this! Some people mentioned this is Chinese state policy, still not sure about this though. * Horrible transfer experience: In summary we were on ourselves, information was absent or just plain wrong by the ground staff at Chengdu airport. Which resultet in us queuing in 3 different lanes. Even in the first lane we queued, following official signs for transfer, the first staff told us we can queue here but then the lady at the counter (after 30min queueing) told us to go somewhere else instead. We had to wait in the rain to take a shuttle bus to another terminal. There we then queued at a China Southern counter, but it turned out to be incompatible with our ticket (booked with China Southern but operated by China Eastern - not communicated to us). Hence we queued yet again at a China Eastern counter which was eventually the correct one. Common to all this was the negative attitude of all staff which basically didn't care at all and were just incompetent. Note that this was not a language issue, as one of us is fluent in Chinese. * Once boarded the plane, which was 25% full, we were even disallowed to change seats due to "weight balance issue" (which seems to be just a joke given the weight of the airplane itself...). Note that the check-in agent explicitely told that because the plane is half-full we can just freely select an empty seat - yet another false information. * Conclusion: 1. Transparent information is they key for making a booking decision. 2. Do not fly via Chengdu airport. This will just ruin your trip. This airport is not ready to serve as international transfer spot."
Pros: "Courteous and helpful crew. China Eastern served QingDao (Tsingtao) beer, quite good, German recipe from the 19th century."
Cons: "The menu was ok but I’ve had better on an Intnl flight. The plane seemed to be short a bathroom, only 3 in the economy cabin. The flight was not close to full but one bathroom wasn’t kept clean."
Pros: "The flight was clean, they offered food even for such a short flight. It felt like a great airline."
Cons: "There was no entertainment."
Cons: "The seats are very small and the food was horrible. The flight attendants were rude, they actually rolled their eyes on you when you asked for water"
Cons: "I had an accident dislocated my shoulder on my way to airport. My wife called all the possible numbers but no one helped. We missed our flight due to medical emergency in an alien country and China Eastern wasn’t helpful atall."
Cons: "Airport construction in Xi'an was horrible. It took nearly an hour to get from the plane to the airport exit."
Pros: "Did not like the airline or personnel at the airport at all. Not helpful. Treated like ssssssss"
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: "China Eastern flight staff are always great, attentive and super firendly. The business class is treated very well and the equipment is new."
Cons: "The gste agents are terrible, even unfriendly. They never make announcements prior to boarding and it is a comolete fiasco every time. And rarely use the sky prioroty gate for business class boarding first. This time the special bus for business class was not available and we had to wait while the coach class was boarded first...stood for 10 minutes at the plane stairs im the eain while coach boarded first...very bad fail to handle the business class well at all. Im beginning to tire of this."
Pros: "Never made my flight :-("
Cons: "I mistakenly could not obtain my boarding pass in time, and even though the security crew at the gate let me through check in with proof of my itinerary they did not let me board because I did not have my boarding pass. I ran as fast as I could to the transfer gate check in, with 15 minutes till departure."
Pros: "I do not think the check in staff could have been any more useless, they wanted us to collect our luggage at every transfer, the plane was cramped, obviously made for people a lot shorter than my 6 ft, majority of the food was not edible for western people. I will not be using them again."
Pros: "Very comfortable seats, several meals served."
Cons: "China eastern is the absolute worst airline I've ever flown. They constantly chnage your flight. Which causes people to miss connecting flights. There was a whole group of us that were hauled off to a hotel for the night which had the worst heat everrrr. It was freezing! We slept in several layers of clothes. It was their fault we missed our connections. Our flight coming home got delayed again. Crew is rude and rarely even smile. Their ability to help you or explain things is poor. The plane is beautiful and actually comfortable though and they do feed you. The food was not bad."
Pros: "Your food especially rice with ocra( what a combination ) that was great"
Cons: "I did not like your language chew mew"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "All was good."
Pros: "Professional and quick boarding"
Pros: "we were on time and it was cheap-ish"
Cons: "customer service is non-existent, crew speaks poor english, seats are kid-size and so are meal servings, entertainment sound system was awful, and transit hotel staff was unhelpful/rude"
Pros: "Good & service"
Cons: "Check in agents bad attitude"
Pros: "The food was ok but you don't fly for the food. Airplane was clean. I had the row to myself which is great for an 11hr flight."
Cons: "I flew business class and had the whole row to myself. The seats were hard and uncomfortable (A330) and the footrest on both seats didn't work. The crew slept in the empty seats on the next aisle which isn't a problem to me until they kept opeing up the overhead compartments all night long. They were also walking up and down the aisle very heavy all night as well. My seat was in the last row before main cabin galley and they were loud all night too. I heard almost every bang, tray drop,door close,and word they were saying. Thank goodness for earplugs."
Pros: "Nothing about it"
Cons: "Rude staff in spite of paying almost close to Cathay Pacific, journey date was forcefully changed just days before traveling with a layover time of 16hours instead of the original plan of 3 hours so was forced to stay overnight at a shitty hotel provided by China Eastern, Check in baggage not handled at Kunming by staff, airport hotel not inside airport, but 20mins away in some dirty part of Kunming, not even in the city. Taxi from airport to and from hotel had no space for checkin baggage and they had to be kept on our laps. No food provided at hotel. Very discomforting experience overall."
Cons: "It was a little loud satying mear gally seat even though I was in business seat especially when the flight attendants. For boarding, crew didn't make separate waiting line for business class passengers from economic class passengers. It made me wait in the economic class passenger waiting line , it made me wait longer than other airlines."
Pros: "flat beds, extensive menu and great service"
Pros: "Staff were very friendly and courteous. Enough leg space"
Cons: "We were not allowed to use phones even in airplane mode. I thought that was stupid."
Pros: "nothing, bad food, small uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "nothing, bad food, small uncomfortable seats was not compensated for a whole day spent stuck in pudong airport, with no timeframe for delay given, so we had to stay in the airport. 6 hours in the airport, then 2.5 hours waiting ON THE AIRPLANE"
Cons: "8 hour delay, no updates. No schedules"
Pros: "It was the best airplane food I have ever had, service was good"
Cons: "No phone policy is a huge con and will probably make me avoid China Eastern in my future, and this particular plane wasn't too comfy"
Pros: "it was on time"
Pros: "the service was outstanding"
Cons: "the temperature control in business class was very poor, it was too hot for the duration of the flight. 2 requests were made to improve and the staff tried, but it was uncomfortable."
Cons: "We waited nearly two full hours for our bags to be delivered. And no explanation given--at least not that I heard. An agent was sent out after 90 minutes or so, but she gave no explanation, only that the bags were "coming." (She did apologize profusely.) I understand that things happen, but this was a black eye for the airline. Everything else was great."
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: "Services friendly.no"
Pros: "I received more than what I paid for! If I flew an American flight, I would be nickeled and dimed to death. I paid $500 roundtrip from LAX to Okinawa. Recieved service like they use to do it back in the day! Great food, entertainment, and soace to sit! I will fly this airline again whenever I can!"
Cons: "The crew was very limited in english, but its China Eastern Airlines. They spoke enough to give me EXCELLENT service!!"
Cons: "The staff are incredibly rude. I was not given any food to eat because I was a vegetarian. The staff told me , " so dont eat"! The entertainment was lousy. I will never fly with this airline 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."
Cons: "People who worked at check in area need to learn better serving to guests"
Cons: "I could not take the flight and had to book my own ticket."
Pros: "They provide a pillow and blanket. The movie options were excellent."
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?"
Pros: "The food was okay."
Cons: "The first night they closed the gate and wouldn't let me on the plane even though the flight was delayed 20 minutes. The seats were very small and had no leg room. The tv's were not personal or numerous enough to see them well. They even ran out if wine for passengers...."
Pros: "The crew was accommodating during the flight but spoke very little English and could not help with information on connecting flight."
Cons: "We missed our connecting flight due to a delay and the airline would not let us through because we could have made our second flight...."
Pros: "Great entertainment - The plane offers a ton of blockbuster movies that are recent and from many catagories. They also offer TV from different lands and video games and selection of languages to hear them in. Great food - Even economy passengers get great free food during the trip. For a trip as long as going from Washington DC to BeiJing, they give you two dinners. Roominess - The seats are as cramped as any airline. However, the flight attendants don't give you are trouble when you want to get up and walk around and stay standing and talking with people of a long time. It has two isles so it feels pretty roomy to get up and walk around. Friendly staff- They make american flight staffs look very rude."
Cons: "Leading up to the flight, customer service can only be contacted by email. Don't even try calling. They never pick up and won't get back to you. At least the flight is very good."
Cons: "Touch screens don’t work very well."
Pros: "Crew are okay. Lucky, there wasn’t that many people on the plane."
Cons: "Rest room need clean more and food wasn’t that good."
Pros: "The food was good."
Cons: "Could have usb outlets for devices. Connecting flight could have arrived on time. Airline don’t lose your luggage."
Cons: "Narrow seats"
Cons: "Air China practices very democratic way (in a bad eay) of boarding the plane, without distinguishing the 1st class, busineas class, and Star Alliance members from the rest of the passengers. The food is abit overly simple, in spite of the short flight - a sendwich wrapped in an alu-foil... And it was crazy cold in the cabin."
Pros: "Crew was great. Boarding and deplaning was really fast."
Cons: "The entertainment was horrible. I had to watch the same three movies over and over again, because the other choices were not good. The food was barely edible. If I fly with AirChina again I will have to bring my own food and download enough entertainment for the whole flight."
Cons: "I’ve never been on a long haul flight and perspired through my short the entire 14 hours. Hot and stuffy... not great!"
Pros: "For a long and filled flight it was comfortable"
Cons: "Stewardess was somewhat rude and uncaring"
Cons: "Do not like the food at all."
Pros: "Provide new movie"
Cons: "More small snacks provide."
Pros: "Free booze."
Cons: "Temperature was too hot, food was bad, excessive flight notifications kept me awake and the landing preparatipn started an hour before landing. The landing was extremely rough and unsafe."
Cons: "I didn’t like the fact how our flight was late ( air China flight 818) it took off a hour late which made us almost miss our flight from Beijing . Our luggage was lost .. there’s no way our luggage could’ve got lost if it took the airlines a hour additionally to depart ."
Cons: "One of the suitcases was completely wet. One more suitcase ripped, we only noticed once we got to the airport, and when we called the customer service, they said to go back to the airport. The service was really terrible, the staff was really rude."
Pros: "Well..I had seat to sit on"
Cons: "Horrible food..imagine 14 hrs flight with no good food"
Pros: "I like the food. The trip overall very nice"
Cons: "Nothing I don’t like. So far we’ll regarded except in China they don’t speak good English"
Cons: "FLIGHT DELAY FROM USA TO BEIJING AND BEIJING TO HCM."
Pros: "Friendly staff, great price"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi on plane"
Pros: "Level of Service"
Pros: "Smooth, right on time, good food."
Cons: "Our luggage was delayed and we didn't have clean clothes for the first day."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Luggage did not arrive for 2 days from Beijing"
Pros: "Enjoyed all that I’ve come to expect from air travel for the most part- in headrest entertainment (movies/games/flight track), decently good food (two full meals in the 14 hr trip), and pleasant crew with timely departure and arrival."
Cons: "The seat cushion is a bit hard after extended seating, with a few bumps that show themselves over time. Not terrible though, but definitely could be packed to be more comfortable for the longer hauls."
Pros: "boarding on time! departing on time! ..."
Cons: "no free Christmas gift"
Pros: "The service is overall good"
Cons: "The booking with Air China and flying with United is confusing."
Cons: "Bad audio quality on entertainment system. Poor communication and food service. No way to call airlines beforehand for arranging special meal."
Pros: "Selection of entertainment. Regular beverage service. Nice staff."
Cons: "Food selection."
Pros: "They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!"
Cons: "They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were great, stylish and they took their job seriously. The food was good compared to other airlines. Overall we had a very goos experience."
Pros: "It was an experience..."
Cons: "The shuttle to the plane took a good 20 min."
Pros: "Timeliness of the flight, good decent meals and most important, best and cheapest fare."
Cons: "No leg room, crappy toilets, rush between changing flights, as there was very little changing time"
Cons: "very inconvinient"
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "Constant and substantial changes to their schedule, Ticketing gave me wrong seat, Flight attendant argued about seating for a Long time and then gave me the seat that I requested. Food was absolutely terrible ! Beijing airport was very dirty and disorganized Will not fly with them again – too many problems."
Pros: "They took good care of me even when I got to drunk"
Cons: "The flight was way too long but there's nothing they could do about that lol"
Pros: "Fare was low."
Cons: "They delayed the flight almost two hours to wait for other people to make the connection. We had stickers put on our shoulders to indicate that we were in a short time window, but it seems that those were badges for us to be taken advantage of by hawkers with mobile carts to pick us up outside security, take us to our gate and then demand cash."
Pros: "Food, blanket, movies on board"
Cons: "The layover was too short and I had to run to my transfer. I wish crew would have let people with short layovers off first"
Cons: "disappointed with the airports"
Cons: "It took 30 minutes to take a bus from where we were parked to the terminal another 40 minutes to get through security when we finally made it to the next gate to connecting flight they had closed the gate. After all the work to get a temporary visa so we could get our bags and check back in our next flight was with Philippine airlines"
Cons: "Food was bland. Very limited flight entertainment selection. Flight attendants are extremely rude."
Pros: "I didn't like anything."
Cons: "The plane crew was not pleasant. The food was not fresh nor was there enough of it. The staff for Air China at the gate were rude and I was racially profiled and forced to go through a search in which my waist was wiped down, my shoes and wrists. My bags were emptied and this was as I was walking to board the actual plane."
Cons: "The food and drinks are limited from all flights. Due to the limitation on the carry-on luggage, I had to place my camera batteries and other stuffs to the check-in luggage at the check in counter in Washington DC. The Chinese custom in Beijing took them all. They are normally just take the battery charger, but not the camera batteries. These are expensive items and not conviniece at all to customer."
Pros: "Loved the wide seats and space between seats. Staff service was impeccable."
Cons: "My TV screen was not functioning well."
Pros: "Airline staff"
Cons: "Delayed flights (2 legs, 4 hours) and mishandled luggage"
Pros: "I liked the selection of movies."
Cons: "I didn't like that the staff didn't know English that well, they only had Pepsi,spirt,oj, apple juice. No cranberry juices, no ginger ale, no liquor. I didn't like the staff touching me.You can use your words to politely get peoples attention. I didn't like that our flight was 3 hours late in Beijing and no one had an answer of why or how long. The only information was for us to get another flight in the morning or to just wait for 10hours or a few days. What kind of customer service is that! Food was terrible!!!!!!"
Cons: "Poor customer service and flight delays"
Cons: "Cancelled a week before flight. No one pickup phone to rebooking."
Pros: "The flight was pretty good and courteous. And boarding was pretty average."
Cons: "I hate the fact that I can't use my phone for entertainment even when it's on airplane mode. I have the wifi off and airplane mode on and I still can't use it."
Pros: "It was on time and relatively cheap. Grateful for nonstop itinerary. Love the interactive map available to see flight over the pole."
Cons: "Food poor. Breakfast was same as dinner...rice and not good tasting chicken in a gravy. No other snacks or meals in a 14 hour flight. I departed hungry. Very few movie selections for Westerners. Cold air in cabin made me pull my blanket over my head to stay warm, despite wearing a jacket."
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