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Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Good service, friendly cabin crews and on-time flight. Great price. Relatively spacious seat in the Airbus A 380 flight."
Cons: "no USB for charger which is almost standard in most other airlines; limited drink selection; restroom not as clean or as often cleaned as some other airlines"
Pros: "Fell asleep before take off and woke up two hours before arrival. That's a great flight. Arrived half hour early. Staff was beyond pleasant. Great flight"
Cons: "No USB ports in economy class on plane."
Cons: "The seats and legroom in the A380 were among the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced in an airplane. Not sure who to blame, China Southern or Airbus. Stiff foam and hard, no movable headrest, curve did not match my back, knees hit chair in front. I had just flown EVA airlines on a new 747 (I think) and had no such problems."
Pros: "Great entertainment on board"
Cons: "Turbulent flight"
Pros: "Graeat for the business class price"
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! Also, I was not given the h boarding pass for the last leg of my tire; I had to leave th secure area and get in line to check-in for that last flight. Again, zero benefits for being SkyTeam Elite Plus even though thhe flight was a China Southrn codeshare with Virginia America."
Pros: "Pilots did the best, comfortable, good entertainment"
Cons: "Demanding flight attendant, delaying without notice ahead, food didn't taste good."
Cons: "Not your fault but I had to wait for over 30 minutes to get my baggage in LA because the machine did not work for a long time."
Pros: "It was an inexpensive flight. Flight attendants were nice enough. Each seat had pillow, blanket, and headphones for personal screen. Drink cart came by several times and there were two meals served. Boarding was fairly quick as was deboarding. No problems with baggage. Early landing."
Cons: "Seats aren't very spacious; not much leg room and doesn't recline much. Luckily I'm a petite person, but I can imagine if I was of average height or taller/heavier I'd be uncomfortable. Food is mediocre. Airline food isnt great in general but I've had better on an airline. Flight had a delayed departure."
Cons: "AC didn't work."
Pros: "Very good service"
Pros: "Can't beat the price and the itinerary was great. Plane was on time, crew was very helpful and I thought the legroom was above average (especially for a 6 foot American traveling in Asia!). And the A380 was amazing! So big you hardly know you're flying. The air quality is good so we didn't feel dried out. My kids slept 9hrs and loved the movie selection"
Cons: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Vegetarian should be default food choice. Charge a premium for meat and make more money (while appropriately accounting for the environmental cost of meat production)."
Cons: "Seats hard. Seats narrow. Food not hot."
Cons: "Too crowded. Seat size small and aisles narrow. Not enough bathrooms."
Pros: "I liked the selection of movies, the staff was polite, and the flight was on time."
Cons: "The seating was cramped and the food was almost inedible."
Cons: "I want to receive info about reimbursement"
Pros: "Very few or none options for none red meat eaters."
Pros: "Always, the level of service must be considered in light of the price--and CS had an excellent price. Food was acceptable, nice blankets."
Cons: "CS serves primarily a Chinese speaking clientele, so they do not need to attract staff with high levels of English. You are flying on a Chinese carrier, not one with a global feel. Service is more than adequate with respect to call button etc. But meal service is "clipped" (for lack of a better term). No extras, warm beer, wine but no liquor. No snacks.They can do better, if they want to compete with the gulf airlines. Baggage took about 45 minutes to arrive at LAX. Very glitchy entertainment system"
Pros: "I ate food"
Cons: "The food was bland, no flavor, inadequate in service. Kept asking for water/soda and took forever and choked at one point"
Pros: "everything else"
Cons: "flight was delayed"
Pros: "New, up to date aircraft with lots of good entertainment options. Staff was friendly, flights were on time."
Cons: "Food was terrible. Seats were mediocre comfort level."
Pros: "Early arrival, entertainment was good."
Cons: "cramped seating. long lines for restroom"
Pros: "Would be nice to be able to charge phone."
Pros: "Plenty of food and drink as well as a well stocked entertainment center."
Cons: "Seat too small and it's just too long"
Pros: "Flights are always on time, flight attendants are very nice."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, mediocre in-flight entertainment."
Pros: "Boarding was speedy and efficient"
Cons: "Little to choose in meals and unable to select this when booking the flight for vegetarian option. Very cramped and uncomfortable. IFE and offered nursing services but crew very poor English to communicate ...more concerned I had to find identification rather than get to person in trouble...then was not needed as someone else in lower deck was already present...frustrating"
Pros: "Arrived on time . Had very good selection of movies"
Cons: "Food was not enough. Business class seat and leg space too small"
Pros: "I appreciated the amount of meals they served. Even on the short 5 hour flight I received an entire meal. Also the variety of tv shows and movies was great. They provide a free hotel room for long layovers in China."
Cons: "No wifi Flight attendants were rude Transfer attendant to hotel was rude Layover hotel was disgusting. Mold in shower, mildew smell, bed was as hard as a rock and dirty. No outlets to charge my phone"
Cons: "Confusing and lacking announcements/instructions. Crew cannot speak intelligible English. Flight was late over 4 hours and no food vouchers aside from hotel accommodation. No apologies received from Crew/staff from the major inconveniences throughout the flight."
Pros: "The crew is all very polite and proffetional. The airplane is in good shape, and the business class is very comfortable. Good movies on the plane."
Cons: "China Southern lounge in Los Angeles is very disappointing compare to any other. Out of 4 flights we had 2 delays of 2-3 hours each. Food is not in the quality you expect at least not for business class. They take your headphones 1 hour before landing while the movies run until 15 min before landing."
Pros: "Very big plane. Smooth flight.The route and transfer was a lot easier than other stops compared to Beijing. Staff was friendly and boarding process was very good."
Cons: "Better quality on business class amenities..."
Cons: "Plane was very late to get to the gate.Seating is very uncomfortable. I am 5'2" and 136 Lb's. I am not a large person. The seating was cramped and no padding in the seat."
Pros: "Everything went well!"
Pros: "China Southern staff in the airport was very professional and helpful in Guangzhou even though the conditions were very hot, humid, and information was confusing. On the plane, the flight crew attitude was professional and friendly. Food choices were great. Seats were larger and more leg room. Seatbelt fit well. I was a little dehydrated from my travel and the flight crew provided extra water on request. VERY SMOOTH landing."
Cons: "Had several gate changes and information was very confusing. The last gate A05 had a small waiting area for too many passengers in the room. It was very loud and also very hot and humid in the room. Some passengers were getting impatient with the delays, gate changes, and lack of information. The China Southern airline staff in the room was doing their best based on the circumstances and they were very professional. Some Chinese / English passengers assisted the airport staff to translate for other non-Chinese speaking passengers, which I thought was wonderful. Announcing system was hard to understand over the noise in the room."
Cons: "Horrible customer service. Will never, ever use this airline again. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Seats are so small. Since my husband and I both are bigger than ordinary Chinese. We choose one window and one aisle seat. The guy sit in the middle separate with his wife since they didn't pre-select their seats so he ask both rows customer to change the seats with them. Of course no more wants to. I can understand he is upset but that's his fault. So he's trying every possible yo upset the person sat next to him. He even put his leg under my seat. I had to kick him back. Struggling for twelve hours. Terrible! One of the flight attendant is so rude. The guy sat in front of me didn't pull his shade and she wouldn't dare to wake him up since he is a white guy. So she woke me up to tell me to reach to his window(yes, reach since the window wasn't in between our seats). I am not a Chinese but Asian. You can tell the difference between they treat White and color. Very unpleasant flight. We choose them since we need to go to Bangkok after visit Shanghai. And their flight schedule fits better than others. However the over all food and service is below expectations."
Cons: "Language problem is very disturbing."
Cons: "The seats felt like it didn't have enough cushion."
Pros: "They really take care of their customers, especially those on long layovers. I was completely stunned by how well I was taken care of."
Cons: "It's not up to them to "control" other guests, but I feel like the boarding was a little chaotic. Maybe more organization with the boarding process, but that's really just solution hairs at this point. The airline itself was still great"
Pros: "Arriving safely and on time."
Cons: "The food is awful. I requested lacto vegetarian. That means, pasta, pasta and more pasta. Once of the pasta meals smelled as if it had gone bad. Made me gag. No who grains and margarine instead of butter. Flight crew slow in picking up dishes from the meals. Also, they did not come by with water often enough. The bathrooms were not kept clean during flight and at once point ran out of toilet paper."
Cons: "Crew needs training. Extremely difficult to communicate. Unable to speak English."
Pros: "Nothing much"
Cons: "No info update on their website No customer service at all Delay Nobody responsible"
Cons: "almost missed my flight due to an unannounced or posted gate change."
Pros: "Provided blanket, pillow, eye mask, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and ear plugs. Pretty decent movie selection."
Cons: "Difficult to get enough water. Very dehydrated during flight. Sat near bathrooms which had a constant line hanging and leaning all over my seat. And being so near the lavatories, it smelled of human waste. The actual bathrooms were poorly maintained throughout the flight with urine all over the floors. And to top it all off...they lost my luggage."
Pros: "Crew members were friendly"
Cons: "Beverage section was so so. Food so so as well."
Pros: "Seats was ok not very comfortable . They don’t understand English . Before food served there is announcement for apologies for not choice. I ask her about food , what is this she said I don’t know. They don’t know what they are serving. It taste was horrible. That was the desert with food."
Cons: "They have to learn English and serve the better quality of food."
Cons: "Comfort was not rated as high because space between me and seat in front of me was extremely tight and I'm not a big person. Otherwise flight was good, food better than expected and actually pretty good and entertainment had plenty of options"
Cons: "I missed my flight and had to pay more money to book another flight. I read the time wrong, it was in military time and I missed my flight"
Pros: "Flights ran on time. Fares were very low."
Cons: "Service was minimal. No way to get help at the gate. Minimal service on board. Beverage service twice on a 13 hour flight. No snacks. Terrible food. Limited choices on entertainment system."
Cons: "No updates on reason for 2hr delay of flight."
Pros: "Having an empty seat between myself and the other passenger. There was also a plug between each seat to charge devices."
Cons: "We couldn’t use any devices and had to rely on in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Our first flight from Hong Kong was late and we almost lost our connection to Los Angeles. There was no one there from the airline guiding the passengers to expedite the process. Going through security was horrible and I was stopped again after going through the gate for a second inspection. Food was nasty too."
Cons: "Since we missed our flight to LAX, we had to walk up to the immigration office again and asked for a re-book of a flight to LAX. Unfortunately, the next one was in 9 HOURS! Horrible experience at the airport with lackluster WiFi that can't even load simple Facebook messenger. Our loved ones waited at LAX with no updates whatsoever for ~9 hrs."
Pros: "Flying on Air China typically works for my travels to Los Angeles. I think they are a great choice given the cost and services : )"
Cons: "The departure out of Beijing was delayed some 1.5 hours because of one person who apparently left his passport near the gate prior to boarding. It was a full flight. I was just stunned that they would inconvenience hundreds of people whose schedules, including mine, were affected by their decision. May be it was a policy issue. But the crew didn't explain it very well, seemed more sympathetic towards the individual. While that was a kind solution to that one individuals but I wondered about the judgement of the crew. It was very frustrating for the rest of the people waiting onboard. Also this was the first time booking through justfly.com because it seemed the cheapest but the hidden (additional) cost was in the seat selection stage afterwards. Kinda misleading."
Pros: "In between there must be light snacks be served"
Cons: "Flies on plane. Tv screens not working. Less than a dozen movies to choose from."
Pros: "Trip was comfortable Ticket prices excellent"
Cons: "Air china is thinking about Asian people only, but not others..food just for Asian, what's about others? Nothing for me, I was so hungry for all trip because I didn't like that food that gave to me, and no choice. That's shame.. air china should have to announce that only Asian can travel with them so we can understand better.."
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty."
Cons: "Air China had a delayed flight so I would miss my connection and their representatives in Beijing were rude about helping me contact my family to let them know about the situation. The food was the worst I've ever had and no one had beverages on the plane, I had to go get it myself."
Pros: "The Dreamliner is an excellent aircraft with all the amenities. Crew was nice and friendly and a self serve water and other soft drinks station mDe the flight a breeze."
Pros: "Airplane was good"
Cons: "Food was not good at all and quality was poor No snacks provided in between meals. Sitting in the plane at tarmac without any reason. No reason to board if crew knew about this in advance. The crew incharge of us did not have proper training to deal with family with small children."
Cons: "First time flying Air China - it was cheap and I mistaken it for China Airlines. Newer seats with touch screen TV, but the seating, screen and tray table were dirty and not properly wiped down. Lack of entertainment - no new movies, just a bunch of old released. Food was ok, minimal drink options. At time very difficult to understand crew members. It was the cheapest flight, and now I know why. The flight back to the US was significantly better than the flight from LAX to Beijing. That flight there was in an old Boeing with old dirty uncomfortable seats that I had to first drape with a blanket before sitting down and extremely dirty tray area that I scrubbed down with some wet wipes myself. The only saving grace was that it was an empty flight and I had the entire row to myself. Worst, we had a 7-hour delay in Beijing where the ground members did not speak English and could not give anyone an explanation as to why there was a delay. My family in Thailand came to the airport twice because they went back home the first time since they were waiting for too long and the airline could not give them an estimate of when the flight would take off. Never flying Air China again. Would recommend spending more a little more and fly EVA air or something else."
Cons: "The food options"
Cons: "1. Delayed 4 hours, with insufficient AC in the plane!! 2. Speaker jack was broken and could only "watch" movies."
Cons: "Crew was particularly bad with English, wemleft four hours late, the food was dry and overwarmed, and we arrived to LAX with no gate, sat on tarmac for at least another half hour."
Cons: "Bad and poor costumer service. Never again even if they were the cheapest or even if it's free."
Pros: "Nothing, it was a horrible, never to be repeated experience compared to JAL, Asiana, and China Airlines (Taipei), which I ususually take."
Cons: "Inconvenient gates, landed in LAX near the beach, 40 minute bus ride to Tom Bradley. Horrible, inedible food. Basically I will never take this airline again and strongly recommend that their low-ball pricing is like a mean trick; and not worth the low cost at all. I should have known, "you get what you pay for"."
Pros: "Business class features Seating Entertainment Food"
Cons: "Language barrier, but not too bad"
Cons: "I had a coonecting flight to Panama City -- the flight was delayed 1 hour and 30 minutes out of Beijing. I missed the connection flight. It was my son's graduation and no one did anything to help until AFTER I missed the flight."
Pros: "Only crew"
Cons: "1 No provision for veg food 2.you cant use phone even in flight 3Even in this age buses ferry you from plane to the terminal,disgusting 4Security/immigration people lack smile on their faces"
Cons: "The crews didn't look like that they were very happy to work in the middle of the night since our flight was a midnight flight, wouldn't want to flight Air China again if I can help it unless the ticket is dirt cheap."
Pros: "For $250 less than Cathay and China Southern, the price was very good. Nothing fancy but it got the job done reasonably. There were about 40 empty seats. I was on the window seat. There was a lady on the isle seat. The middle seat was empty so it gave us some room to stretch. Food was basic but was sufficient. Wine for dinner but not breakfast. Restroom was spacious and clean. Landing was perfect. Luggage went to carousel before I got there. Very fast. Very good value."
Cons: "There were a few passengers in a tour group constantly broadcast their conversations to the entire cabinet. Maybe they were very excited about the trip but they did not have to wake up other people and ruin their moods. This is probably not the airline's fault but it went to the overall experiences."
Pros: "I was with my friends which was nice"
Cons: "I will never fly Air China again. Flights were delayed coming and going which effected my plans, and kept me in Beijing over 24 hours, air china showed zero interest in accomadating or taking responsibility. Literally the worst experience I have ever had flying on each of the four flights I was on with them."
Pros: "I was extremely pleased with the flight attendants. They were excellent at all times. Very professional and friendly. I was particularly surprised at their approach to any passenger who could potentially cause problems for the flight or other passengers. I'm American and to be frank, we are total jerks in flight. You tell an American to put away their mobile device and as soon as you turn your back they're back at it. Americans in general are unreasonable people. The flight attendants' approach to solving problems before they have an opportuniy to become problems was a sight to see, friendly, non-confrontational. They brought beverages around at regular intervals which was very comforting. Also, not only were blankets and pillows at every seat before takeoff, but they were fairly decent. Very comfortable. On a US carrier you can expect to be charged extra for any little thing, and so you don't even bother to ask for it. On Air China you don't have to worry about it."
Cons: "I had my iPad so entertainment wasn't a problem, but checking out the listings there was inadequate entertainment for a twelve hour flight for any passenger who didn't bring their own as I did. On my twelve hour flight from Beijing to Los Angeles, they only had one meal. And this was after the flight had been delayed. I couldn't understand why they thought it was OK to provide only one meal for a twelve hour flight."
Cons: "Flight did not exist, missed connecting flight"
Pros: "staff was very friendly and helpful. I must say I was scared after reading some reviews but it was great and pleasant. I flew coach and would def do it again because of how smoothly it went. If I did put a negative comment it would be about the food, my friend liked her food but I am a picky eater so not so much for me. BUT it's air plane food so I wasn't expecting much."
Pros: "The flight attendant was nice."
Cons: "The "dinner" was a snack. I'm not a big eater but this tiny serving was a joke. I had planned to actually have a meal on the plane so I needed to ask for a second dinner. Seriously?!"
Pros: "Movie selection was okay, could have been better but there was enough to make a 12 hour flight passable."
Cons: "Traveling from Bangkok we were required to go through security twice more at Beijing from some reason, and then again prior to boarding our carry-ons were checked again and all water/liquids taken from us. This became a problem because after the initial meal and drink service there was no service for more than six hours. For at 12 hour flight only two meals were offered. The flight attendants were scarce and unwilling to help people, even closing the curtains to their work areas. My girlfriend is on medication and shouldn't become dehydrated so I was forced to "acquire" a bottle of water from the service area when the attendant left. The food was atrocious, far worse than when we flew from San Francisco to Beijing for some reason. I believe the crew was understaffed and tired. Overall it was extremely disappointing and I will do my best never to fly with them again, or through Beijing airport."
Pros: "The only good thing was punctual arrival of flights to all the destinations."
Cons: "Boarding: bad, I couldn't check-in online because of some error which apparently only I faced. I still don't know the reason Customer care: horrible, either there are no reps with Air China or they just don't pick their phones. Tried calling them on various occasions for various things but wasn't answered even once (except for booking the meals). Baggage care: irresponsible, my luggage couldn't be loaded on time despite a good 3 hour layover at Beijing airport. I stood at the baggage belt for a good 45 mins (on the edge of crying) before the person responsible to inform me that my luggage hasn't arrived yet showed up. After that as well, I wasn't given a file reference number through which I could track my luggage. Also, nobody picks the phone at baggage claim office unless you call repeatedly for 50 times. What's with the distance between their phones and reps? Inflight crew: impolite, just one word for them. Food: boiled veggies for Hindu vegetarian meals, I mean I wouldn't place a special request for a meal like this. Seats: uncomfortable, the small monitor hangs so frequently that you give up watching even your favourite movie inside a boring flight."
Pros: "There were nobody to help me with my flight."
Cons: "The price."
Cons: "Food a bit blah, entertainment a bit sparse. But hey, it was cheap!"
Cons: "Worst experience ever... All of my negative feedback applies to this entire airline and trip to/from. Air China is not even worth my time anymore... So will not go in to much detail. They treated us like dirt... Will never fly with them again... And to be perfectly honest, will likely never book through kayak again. This was my first time booking with kayak and will probably be my last as this experience was beyond terrible"
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Rude crew, unprofessuonally managed company, lost luggage"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Crews were oddly rude. It felt as if it was normal, not personal"
Cons: "Transit, boarding, service..."
Pros: "Choice of movies was decent."
Cons: "Food for vegetariansw as disgraceful. To the flight crew - please know basic English if you're serving a flight going to the US. And it would be nice if you weren't so racist towards Indians....just sayin'."
Cons: "There were no sign where the gate was located.. when asked no one was able to help..."
Pros: "The boeing 747 was a great plane with lots of entertainment options for the long 13 hour flight back to the US. The boarding was efficient and the plane left on time."
Cons: "The food was better compared to other Air China flights I have taken but it is still not delicious compared to other airlines."
Pros: "The crew was attentive, professional and well mannered. *I would use this airline again if it meant saving $500-$600 dollars...just pack your lunch!"
Cons: "The food was the worst that I have ever had in a flight. Absolutely terrible. My husband and I travel 2-4 times a year so we have quite a bit of experience. I only a piece of bread and some watermelon in a 12.5 hour flight. The cabin crew, although very polite, did not have control of the passengers who were not sitting when required, pulling their bags out of the overhead compartments when getting ready to land and customers helping themselves in the flight attendant alcove. You are not allowed to use your cell phone at all during the flight and are not permitted to bring any liquids on the plane even after you clear customs and security. They inspect your bags before boarding AGAIN!"
Pros: "Cabin crew, seat comfort, cabin cleanliness were all excellent in business class."
Cons: "Food quality was poor. Available snacks between meal service were limited to fruit, candy, and dehydrated noodle soup. Only instant coffee, no brewed coffee was available. Luggage was prompt to arrive on the carousel, but despite the priority tag on my bag, hundreds of non-priority tagged bags were delivered before mine. Beijing business class lounge offered very low quality and extremely limited food."
Pros: "The price was only reason we took this"
Cons: "Broken bathroom , limited food, no snack when requests . Attitude on the staff and entertainment system always freezes or no sound , poor good quality , hard chairs"
Pros: "Staff was professional!"
Cons: "The smoked salmon was spoiled in the salad!"
Pros: "Crews are all polite and attentive."
Cons: "The guys that pushed our wheelchair refused $5 tip for each. They want double. We gave $10 each. My husband is disabled and i got heart issues. No more wheelchair at time of boarding. We walked slowly from Gate 30-gate 51. Then we have to climb the stairs of the aircraft. Almost had heart attack."
Pros: "Leg room was pretty good Decent movies selection"
Cons: "Could be cleaner in bathrooms Chinese rules - no phone even in airplane mode any time Announcement in "English" incomprehensible with accent Once came to a wet seat for some reason (they washed it?) and they just gave me a towel to sit on and is all"