Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
China has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except Chinese nationals, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan passport holders, and travelers with diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas, or visas issued after March 28, 2020.
China has suspended all direct flights from the UK.
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Foreign nationals arriving from the abovementioned countries must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure
Travelers arriving from Taiwan must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
Travelers arriving from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, US or Zimbabwe must have a green QR code with a must declare their health status for 14 days in the WeChat app "FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN". A green QR code generated from the program must be presented before departure. Travelers arriving from the following countries will need a COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 48 hours and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours prior departure prior to departure to generate this code. Travelers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new Health Declaration Form in each transit country.
Foreign nationals arriving from the abovementioned countries must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. Travelers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new Health Declaration Form in each transit country.
Travelers arriving at Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shenzhen (SZX) or Xiamen (XMN) are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
Airline crew with a layover at the above airports must undergo NAT inside the passenger terminal, then self-isolate at their hotel temporarily before acquiring the NAT results.
There are currently 448 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,846 deaths as of May 5 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 17h 50m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($623) and EVA Air ($905), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air China ($820) and Multiple Airlines ($1,231).
For New York John F Kennedy Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Shanghai Hongqiao Intl back to New York John F Kennedy Airport, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The whole experience was amazing. For a long flight, I was expecting to be miserable. But I was oddly satisfied. From the nice spacious seats, the the smorgasbord of food (never been fed so much on an airplane) to the excellent staff service I was impressed. Even the bathrooms were clean!"
Cons: "I wish I could’ve chosen to have my meal later. I didn’t ask but it would be nice to have that option since I wanted to sleep when they handed out dinner."
Pros: "Crew friendly and courteous as always, plane had more legroom than most, entertainment tech was top-notch, and of course, EVA always has great food."
Pros: "Crew and efficiency of them"
Cons: "Their policy regarding check in luggages and carryon luggage wright limit policy"
Pros: "There was so much good food."
Pros: "Comfortable seat with good storage and lavatories are clean and big."
Cons: "Seat space is too small. When serving drink and food, the crew put drinks tray above my head ,and passing food to other passenger right on top of my foods, I have to stop to eat . EVA Crews need to be train, learn how to more respectful, more professional...."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Little chilly in cabin"
Pros: "I enjoy visiting Japan. I love the cultural, the foods, the people, Museums, and architecture. I came specifically to celebrate my 65th birthday by climbing Mt. Fuji."
Pros: "Everything was very well organized and efficient. Plus the prices were so cheap! :)"
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Flew with EVA 16 years ago to Hanoi, Vietnam and again in 2018 to Hanoi, via Taipei. Very professional, attentive, good food, little amenities that make a difference in the overall experience of traveling. Very clean bathrooms, even after a 16-1/2 hour flight to Taipei it was still clean at the end of the trip. Food was good and plentiful, wine, spirits, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages offered. Came around at least three times on the leg to Taipei with food and water and when I wanted more water they gladly made sure I stayed hydrated on such a long flight."
Pros: "Mom got the flight but hearing good things about Eva Air, I can't wait to try!"
Pros: "I’m a frequent traveler and there is usually always a long wait when calling any airline customer service number. This is my first time flying EVA so I had several questions. I called 3 times in one week and was surprised that all my calls were answered within one minute. Well done!!!"
Cons: "I gave the representative my TSA pre approval information but found out later at the security check point they don’t participate in this program."
Pros: "Everything’s is good"
Pros: "very clean and tidy washroom. smiles on attendant's face."
Cons: "30 minutes delayed in boarding, 35 minutes late in arrival."
Cons: "Entertainment system not functional. Food was terrible."
Pros: "Food & entertainment"
Cons: "Some stewardess spoke English to fast & I don’t understand."
Pros: "Their performance were great!"
Cons: "No bad experience encountered. Everything went smooth."
Pros: "We were fed plenty of times, snacks and drinks always available, the crew was very kind and accommodating. They even had a vegetarian entree available for me!"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, efficient boarding, great selection of games and movies for IFE, good food. Totally satisfactory."
Cons: "I think they are unfortunately discontinuing the daytime departure JFK-TPE. Too bad as the combination of nonstop flight and evening arrival minimizes jet lag for me."
Pros: "Crew is nice and very accommodatingw, but food is not the same as it used to be ( this is my 3rd booking for Eva air) it’s not comfortable the space between roll a very tight)"
Cons: "Food, accommodation,"
Pros: "Service is excellent"
Pros: "Ok food. Snacks were good. Crew was kind and professional. I would fly EVA again"
Cons: "As with any flight there could be more leg room. I had a large man behind me and I felt bad putting my seat back because of his legs."
Pros: "On time flights, great crew, efficient service, great price"
Cons: "More varieties of food choices"
Pros: "flight is on time. you can pre check. crew is helpful. amenities are there. one of the best long flights i had."
Pros: "Overall good"
Pros: "Plane was clean, blanket and pillow comfortable, attention during scheduled meal and snack services good"
Cons: "Food a step down from what it was during last flight a few years ago. Movie selection meager. Flight attendants could make a few more rounds to check passenger needs."
Pros: "Many options in entertainment pkg Food very tasty, many offerings of water by in-flight cree"
Cons: "Leg room cramped It would be nice if coughing passengers were offered a mask and throat lozenges"
Pros: "The best I was ever treated in economy class. New equipment less than-year-old 777 300. nice flight attendants that seem to be concerned about your comfort.The food was actually decent and legroom for this 15 hour flight. American flag carriers watch out.learn from your nationalist Chinese masters"
Cons: "Our first leg of the trip started at JFK with a one year old 777 300, economy was 3-3-3 seating arrangement The second leg from Taipei to BKK was a 3-4-3 seating arrangement on a one month young 777 that was certainly not as desirable"
Pros: "The service at the counter in JFK. I think the guy's name was Darren (not sure on the spelling) - great service. The EVA plane staff was well trained and accommodating."
Pros: "The flight left and arrive on time. The crew pleasant, the food great and the choice of what to drink was a nice selection. Liked the tracking map of the flight. Would fly with them again if I was going to their locations. Four of us booked at the same time and at least their paired us next to each other."
Cons: "Going from one gate to another and having to re-enter, take shoes off etc and there was a long line. Bring your own headphones, they were like $20 a piece."
Pros: "I am very pleased with EVA' service after all."
Cons: "All good!"
Pros: "helpful staff at check in in jfk airport. flights were not too crowded. only one stop to final destination."
Cons: "delay for more than one hour from jfk airport"
Cons: "there's not much choices in the tv shows.. there's none like my favorites reruns of Friends and law & order episodes. and more hollywood movies pls evenntho old"
Cons: "Space beneath seat in front, where you put a backpack and such, was very, very small - smaller than other airlines"
Pros: "excellent staff, and care for the passengers. definitely the best airline i have ever flight with."
Pros: "Flight arrived earlier!"
Pros: "The customer service the lrg room very spacious and tge cleanliness superb"
Cons: "30 up seats to tight for a heavy passenger"
Pros: "Excellent pilots! We met a very tough weather when we took off from Taipei 4/21/17 8pm. I thought it was the end of my life! Prayers, competent pilots, and dependable plane had saved us. To God be the glory!"
Cons: "I was requested to wait for a space for my carry on luggage which is fine. I waited for the FA to tell me where to put it and I placed it myself where she asked me to. Few minutes later, she asked me to move my luggage and to place it to another overhead cabin because she said It's "heavy." I followed the standard size and weight for carry on luggage. Another passenger helped me instead. No place to rest our feet."
Pros: "customer service was superb. very polite staff. amenities made one feel comfortable during the entire flight. food and entertainment was great."
Pros: "Taste is good"
Cons: "Not much choices, service is awful"
Pros: "Everything was great except that the cabin temperature was too cold. But not a major problem. This was my first EVA flight, and I thought it was great."
Pros: "The crew are very helpful esp. to us who are senior citiizren"
Pros: "The crow, the comfort, timing"
Cons: "Chack in is slow, online services like ordering a kosher meal isnt avaliable, reserving a seat isnt really available only 24 h before departure"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "It's unpleasant to ride on a plane for 17 hours."
Pros: "The price was less."
Cons: "Not very comfortable."
Pros: "Great service, comfy flight, free in-flight entertainment, good food"
Cons: "I don't understand why I can't use my own headphones in the headphone jack attached to the built-in monitors. I was in the middle of a movie in the last 30 minutes of the flight and we were asked to turn in our EVA-provided headsets, which was fine. Since the movie was still playing, I plugged in my own and was promptly asked to remove them. This rule seems a little ridiculous."
Pros: "Customer service was outstanding. After a debacle with Jetblue where they cancelled our originating flight, we booked another ticket through Delta to get to JFK. The Delta flight was delayed on the tarmac of JFK for 45 minutes, giving us only 15 minutes to go to the EVA terminal and check in. The terminal was nearly empty when we ran up to the counter. Luckily, the agents had not closed down yet. They attempted to check us in when they realized that the airline cancelled our ticket because our Jetblue originating flight was cancelled. The agents worked furiously to ensure we got on the flight, even communicating with the gate to let them know we were coming. They rebooked our tickets and got us on the plane. We are so appreciative of the EVA staff at JFK for saving our vacation."
Cons: "The food is alright. Equivalent to a TV dinner."
Pros: "The crew was amazing - so helpful and so accommodating"
Pros: "Nothing. Very small seats. 4 seats and 3 spaces for feet. Cannot put our carryon (small) under seat. Very hot."
Cons: "Nothing. Very small seats. 4 seats and 3 spaces for feet. Cannot put our carryon (small) under seat. Very hot."
Pros: "Flawless flight, comfortable seating for me."
Cons: "Food mediocre at best. Air China serves beef or fish. If you don't eat either, request vegetarian. Food not as good as other airlines."
Cons: "If my flight was not 2hrs delayed, could catch up the transfer flight instead of late for the transfer and have to wait for the 2nd day flight and still stocked in Beijing Airport now"
Cons: "I'm very gtateful"
Pros: "Number of crew and attentiveness; meal service on a short flight and efficiency in delivery"
Cons: "Mass boarding rather than by section"
Pros: "I had the seat 48A which was next to the emergency exit and no chairs front of me which made me very comfortable. Also I can drink anything i want as much as I want."
Cons: "Out of the whole 13 hours flight we only had 2 meals which was not enough for me. I was hungry between the two meals during the flight so i asked the flight attendant for anything to eat and she gave me 2 hot peice of bread. I accepted without complain."
Cons: "Big delay in PEK"
Cons: "Late No wifi internet said there was Late Had to run through airport to catch connection Bags didnt arrive Now have to wear sweaty clothes (after running for a day or two) Food sucked"
Cons: "The food is not so tasty."
Cons: "They added 10 hours to my scheduled layover and would not give me lounge access for the inconvenience."
Cons: "Waiting to book seats till arriving at airport because it was 3 party booking. Didn’t want to pay more to pick seats because that’s why we booked with you to save money. Was on a 15hr flight not with my husband. Did not start out vacation out on the foot."
Pros: "Plane was clean"
Cons: "Crew walked around with only water no juice. There was no fruit or refreshments for such a long flight as on other airlines. The two meals had very little meat in them very mediocre Seats very narrow."
Pros: "Everything. I love Air China. Great service. Delicious Noodles."
Cons: "Can you believe only two meals for 14hours trip ??"
Pros: "I was able to sleep most of the flight"
Cons: "The people next to me were annoying and smelled awful."
Cons: "very irresponsible! & no English"
Cons: "cancelled last minute, rescheduled for the next flight three days later"
Cons: "Nobody was even at the counter? Only a sign saying the flight was cancelled. Worst experience at the airport I've ever had."
Pros: "The whole experience was unsatisfactory"
Cons: "They were changing my seat around. They lost my luggage. Still not found yet and has all the Christmas gifts I was bringing to my girl friend and her family. My clothes and medicines as well."
Cons: "No vegetarian option, crew spoke little to no English, board was a mess, delayed an hour on tarmac after boarding late, only 4 agents at JFK to check in several hundred people."
Cons: "Entertainment screen is fault."
Pros: "We got to move to the front of economy which gave us more legroom which we needed."
Cons: "They changed planes on us and we lost our upgraded “premium economy” seats."
Pros: "Some of my friends had bad experience with Air. China. I was a bit worry about delays and lost luggages. It came out to be quite good. It was only delayed by half an hour and I was able to retrieve all my luggages. The food is also quite good."
Cons: "For the long flight, I was not able to use the touch screen for any entertainment. I think it was broken. The seat is not as comfortable as I thought. They need to upgrade the entertainment touch screen and seat cushions."
Pros: "The crew was pleasant and helpful, meals were adequate with drinks and snacks available between meals."
Cons: "The interior of the plane could use a facelift, the seats were well worn and stained. The movie selection was limited with more than half the choices in Chinese with subtitles too small to read on the tiny seat back screen. Also the headphone jack did not fit properly so I had to constantly hold it in place. Bathrooms were not well maintained."
Cons: "My complaint is against FlightNetwork.com AND Air China for failing to respect the agreement made when my ticket was purchased and the money had been withdrawn. I would like Kayak to be cautious about working with flightnetwork.com because they took my money but did not honor my ticket or register it with Air China. While waiting to speak with an agent at flightnetwork.com, the Air China manager told me he had plans and would not wait for me to help solve the issue. I was left alone at the counter and forced to buy an entirely new ticket from a different carrier last minute. I do not recommend using Air China from NY JFK or the flightnework.com service connected to Kayak."
Pros: "Great flight and entertainment throughout."
Cons: "Everything w this flight was satisfactory. No negatives to mention."
Pros: "Crew efficient"
Cons: "No entertainment, console broken. Ran out of menu item of choice, but alternative was easily digestible."
Pros: "Offered an emergency exit seat to make me comfortable. Great crew very polite and helpful Great pilot great landing"
Cons: "14 hour flights are rough on anyone but they made it bareable"
Pros: "Service was nice and quick. Plane wasn’t too crowded."
Cons: "It was abnormally cold on the plane, which made relaxing difficult."
Pros: "Flight was delayed, check in was not as orderly... but customer service to accommodate re booking on connection flight was great. Overall the airline is great in being accommodating."
Cons: "Chinese passengers needs more training in travel etiquette and listening to crew members. As a fellow chinese myself, it is really sad to witness the uncouth behavior of chinese travelers."
Pros: "It was nice."
Cons: "Delayed a little bit."
Cons: "I was already on the airport and about to check in early, so they didn't let me check in because I forgot to put my middle name on reservation. I tried to call kayak and nobody is answering, I also called priceline and they couldn't do anything. They said I have to cancel everything then rebook a new one. So I ended up paying $1300!!! for a new flight and in addition to that I have a penalty of $200!!! For my original flight cost of only $600. And my companion who has the same flight as me didn't take her flight because the agent in Air china said that we could rebook her flight without charge and for the same price. So we ended up paying $1300 for her as well plus again the $200 penalty. So we lost $3000 for just the 2 of us!! I will never fly air china again! Worst day ever!"
Pros: "Overall ok. Plane was an older model."
Cons: "No wifi for long trips. Very important to me."
Cons: "The seats were very close together so when the person in front of you reclined back, it was very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Staff was friendly and helpful. They were very accommodating and even found me a vegetarian meal even tho my request hadn't gone through. On time and on point."
Cons: "No negatives to report at all!"
Cons: "since this portion of my flight was cancelled by air china they tried to book me on the next day but my husband decided to come meet me in beijing after getting me a hotel and driver to pick me up the night that i was stranded. i told air china not to book me on the flight the following morning that i wasn't going to take it. they never did that and ended up cancelling the entire remaining flights on air china. this was the worst experience with an airline i've ever experienced."
Pros: "Worst flight ever. Delayed 2 hours on the front end. Food was horrible. Plane was freezing. Service awful. No information on the delays."
Pros: "Mr. Zhang helped me a lot. Thanks!"
Cons: "delay for 4 hours from JFK to peking, then we missed connecting flight. We can't find our luggage and services is horrible."
Pros: "Everything was good on and everything we wanted was up to date on the business class."
Cons: "On the last short flight there was business class seats but we were at the very back of the plane."
Cons: "Seat is small and uncomfortable No entertainment on flight Landing late Food test not good poor customer service"
Cons: "We missed our connecting in the Beijing airport both times. Even though our flights were delayed by several hours, the AirChina staff seemed unprepared to help us about we sat in the Beijing airport for multiple hours before going to Phuket and again on the way home when going back to NYC. They refused to give us meal vouchers and were generally unapologetic."
Pros: "Everything worked, boarded quickly and crew served passengers efficiency. Luggage was already on the conveyor belt when I arrived."
Cons: "They informed me 3 days in advance via email that my connecting flight is cancelled. No rebooking to other carrier, no hotel. They expected me to wait 24 hours in Beijing airport! Worst: had to try 4 times to call them till someone picked up, 3 times I gave up after 30 minutes (roaming). Very unfriendly handling of case."
Pros: "Polite and customer oriented flight crew."
Cons: "Food could be better in terms of content/ ingredients. Entertainment choices for non-Chinese oriented movipes/songs were too few."
Pros: "Cabin crew was excellent, Business Class seat was comfortable and roomy, though you had to crawl over the aisle seat occupant to leave the window seat. Was a 747-800 - we sat in the upper deck."
Cons: "Audio did not work on my entertainment system"
Cons: "Plane was not climate controlled well."
Cons: "Flight landed late, middle of airport when it's raining, and we had to take the steps down and squeeze into a tiny bus...which also only fit half the flight, so a lot of people got stuck waiting in the rain for a bus after they got off."
Airlines flying from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl 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 New York John F Kennedy Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
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