Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|March||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,117||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "flights very comfortable"
Pros: "They were good."
Cons: "Better English language and Better professional training."
Cons: "Seats were very small and uncomfortable. Checking in to the flight was horrible and took a very long time."
Pros: "seats are comfy fast boarding on time"
Cons: "not enough food"
Pros: "The food on the way to China and on the way home was horrible. They stopped serving cup noodles too. Only sandwiches when I asked for other option when the main course weren’t good."
Cons: "I didn’t like the food choice at all. The fish didn’t taste good. Chicken with pasta tasted cheap and the beef with potatoes were spicy. Should have make the spicy sauce on the side in case for people who can’t eat spicy food. They used to serve 3 meals now cut down to 2 meals... maybe it’s time to reconsider another airline."
Cons: "Flight was late. Disembarked at the China Southern repair building. Miles from the terminal"
Cons: "They gave me a regular seat when I paid for extra comfort."
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "Again, the checkin process with China Southern felt like an interrogation process. During the flight, the guy behind me was like a loud squirrel. Storing things in the seat pouch, talk8ng loudly, and continually moving around. The seats are thin and spacing is limited so it was annoying. I'd spend a little more and go with a better competitor the next time, skipping the transit through china if possible."
Pros: "I had the chance to chose my meal in advance, the food was great"
Pros: "It wasn’t a difficult flight"
Cons: "Wish there would’ve been inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Lounge over booked to crowded. Poor boarding procedures Poor baggage handling (No Priority!) No child control in business class cabins Entertainment old and diminishing options, very bad"
Pros: "The food selection is good it’s up to what u expect"
Cons: "I had a rotten potato in my food and it tasted so bad I actually went to barf because it is carcinogenic and from then I didn’t feel well"
Pros: "The flight attendants are great, and doing their best in a broken system..."
Cons: "The airline is always late, and you will consistently miss connecting flights. They will do nothing to accommodate you, while you wait for the next flight. They've lost my luggage on 30% of my flights with them."
Pros: "Crew were friendly and very efficient. China Southern completes the service of food and drink very quickly when compared to other airlines. Boarding was super easy."
Cons: "The plane was extremely hot. It was hot while we were on the tarmac, then it cooled right down once we were taking off. Once we levelled out it was way too hot again. Not pleasant at all."
Pros: "left on time and arrived a little early, lunch was served (food was not bad, but not super amazing)"
Cons: "no personalized entertainment system"
Pros: "Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble."
Cons: "Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful."
Cons: "Never again"
Pros: "The Flight Attendants were very kind and helpful. always a lot of legroom!!"
Cons: "Didn't have individual TV screens on this route"
Cons: "Need food to take with medication they served us one meal at the very start hen the next SEVEN hours later and had nothing available in between I asked three times for medical purposes before Rhett went to first class for a freezing cold piece of bread."
Cons: "Not being able to get a 24 hour visa to leave the airport and spending 10 hours waiting for the connecting flight at the airport"
Cons: "Boarding process, families were not given seats next to each other so there was a lot of chaos inside when they kept trying to ask fellow passengers to move etc."
Pros: "The China Southern business class lounge is excellent. It has plenty of seats with good space. It serves excellent breakfast. Services of the business class servant are outstanding."
Cons: "The new Terminal 3 in Chongqing airport has a lot of space. But walking from the airplane deplane location to the luggage site is more than 700 meters. It is too far to walk in particular for people who can not walk well."
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Had a headache going up crew checked in to see how I was doing. Though I precious years they would have just given me advise or the like. I can understand why they were reluctant to do so nowdays."
Cons: "I understand minimum leg room a such, but seriously, no lumber support makes sleeping while sitting quite uncomfortable."
Pros: "Proactive service, friendly and fast."
Cons: "Attention to details such as asking what would you like to drink when serving the food, at odd times in business class"
Cons: "I fact that though I have Elite Plus status in the SkyTeam alliance I didn't have an upgrade and people who have no status were given upgrades!"
Pros: "It was fast and we got water. The pilot flew well through the turbulence."
Cons: "Unhealthy snack. Offer something fresh instead of cookies."
Pros: "Ease of transition in Beijing since staff was there to help facilitate easy transfer to my next flight."
Pros: "We got moved up to Business Class on the 15 hour flight from JFK to Guangzhou. That was awesome. China Southern put us up in a very nice hotel because we had a 10 hour layover in Guangzhou, food included. Aircraft was new. Very impressed."
Cons: "Had to declare onto the tarmac and get a shuttle to the airport when landings in Guangzhou. Not enjoyable. Could be very stressful with a short connection time."
Pros: "Because of our 8-hour layover in Guangzhou, China Southern gave us a free hotel room 30 minutes from the airport, which included a free buffet breakfast. The bus to the hotel was also complementary. Also, they fed us twice on the trip from LAX, and once more on the flight to Hanoi."
Cons: "The food was okay but could be improved. Also, the online check-in system for our flight from LAX was unavailable."
Pros: "Left on time and went through customs in no time. Nice airport in Guangzhou and the crew had no problem with my vaporizer and no passengers complained either."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The business seat, the availability of Chinese food."
Cons: "Don't know how to serve a client. Not very responsive, don't give away menu, no wine list."
Pros: "The service staff were very friendly throughout the boarding and flight. The seats were fairly comfortable with a decent amount of legroom."
Cons: "The boarding area at the Wuhan airport is miserable. There was one tiny shop to buy some snacks, and nothing else. There was a completely empty Duty Free store, and no available food options - even though it was in the middle of the day. My flight departed from Gate 2, International Terminal. The entertainment options in the flight were plenty, however, the sound on my system did not work. Therefore, I was not able to use the system throughout the entire 14 hour flight."
Pros: "new planes on departing."
Cons: "no english.bad food.no customer service.delayed flights worst nightmare.will never fly again."
Cons: "Prior to the flight I could not bring it up online using the confirmation code with the airline or yapta or kayak."
Pros: "arrive chengdu for two days,still didn't.get our bags,all our stuffs were in those bags,and now still didn't know when can we get our luggage"
Pros: "Very good for this flight. i will be use this service by next time. and thank you very much for KAYAK ."
Pros: "My flight was delay for 4 hours. For no reason.. everybody was upset And unhappy waiting for the flight. I had a buisness meeting as early as 8:00 the next day which I had to move. That delay as no reall good reason. And the rest of the flight I was to engry."
Pros: "I liked the foot rest, pillow, blanket and head rest. The entertainment had a great variety of movies, which I enjoyed."
Cons: "The boarding could've been more organized. I only ate one meal out of the three that were served and the noodles were bland. The TV's should have a brightness option."
Pros: "direct flight from NYC to Guangzhou"
Cons: "difficult to select seat"
Pros: "Flight landed 30 minutes early which was a big deal with an after midnight scheduled arrival."
Pros: "I was bumped from economy to business class. This was a unique experience in which I got to travel as a VIP. Economy class with China Southern is better than domestic U.S. carriers, but business class was something else."
Cons: "I did not have a complete ticket until approximately 24-hours before departure and only after I called Airfare.com literally for weeks, and then finally told them I wanted to cancel. Then all legs of the trip were suddenly booked, but seats were not confirmed. I was charged a $450 cancellation fee despite the fact that they did not do their job because I was unable to trust anything they were doing, and subsequently booked my flight direct through Delta. Please keep in mind I purchased the ticket on July 3, 2016 and Airfare.com was unable to provide me a complete ticket until the night of August 16, 2016 with a August 17, 2016 departure date to China! I can honestly say this was the worst travel booking experience I've ever had."
Pros: "Staff was very helpful to get me to my connecting flight on time."
Cons: "Lack of communication that the flight was diverted by weather and would result in a very late arrival"
Pros: "The staff was friendly and attentive."
Cons: "The plane was filthy. The pillow they gave me was gray for example. I had to wipe everything down first. The biggest surprise was that there was no internet on any of the four flights I took with this carrier. It's 2016 how do you not have internet available? I would not fly this airline again until they can compete with Western airlines."
Cons: "Horrible customer service. Will never, ever use this airline again. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!"
Cons: "The flight attendents were very rude I was going to write personally Made me feel bad asking for a drink of water - and then the lady grabbed my cup when I went to throw it away"
Pros: "4 hours delay"
Pros: "Nothing much"
Cons: "No info update on their website No customer service at all Delay Nobody responsible"
Airlines flying from Michigan to Vientiane have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights