Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New York to Shenzhen
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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
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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 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.
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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 501 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,846 deaths as of Jun 11 2021
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 26h 05m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($665) and Air Canada ($785), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air Canada ($1,394) and Multiple Airlines ($2,086).
From New York to Shenzhen, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Shenzhen back to New York , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of New York you will be using one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl. You will be landing at Shenzhen, also known as Shenzhen Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew took care of us during a strange virus affected flight."
Pros: "The ANA crew is pretty awesome. They are super nice and professional. I would 12 out of 10 travel with ANA again."
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "The cabin crew was so warm and friendly, always ready with a smile and eager to help."
Cons: "Simply an older aircraft and the entertainment options were lacking compared to other carriers. The news video NHK would not fast forward or rewind but would always start over. Otherwise it was a good flight thanks"
Pros: "Attentive crew !"
Pros: "Flight attendants were amazing and so service oriented!"
Pros: "japanese airlines food is always better than u.s. airlines. service is also very courteous."
Cons: "disliked their entertainment system. no varieties in movies, and interface was a bit annoying as you could not see a visual menu of all movies and had to keep scrolling line by line to get to the next movie."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "The way they board"
Pros: "Service, crew, seats, punctuality"
Cons: "Bad food, cold coffee and tea."
Cons: "The main issue was getting off the plane in Sydney - we had to wait for a bus to offload us as the plane was sitting a long distance from the terminal. The bus eventually came, offloaded half the passengers and then returned 20 minutes later to start to offload the rest. It's the longest time I've ever spend disembarking from a plane and clearing an airport - very poor whoever was responsible (I'm assuming Sydney airport was at fault)."
Pros: "Great experience overall"
Pros: "A taste of Japan food."
Pros: "Food and services"
Pros: "Food was ok for economy and they bring more coffee when you ask. The flight wasn’t so full so the seat next to me was empty and also I could sit in the exit isle to work on my laptop"
Cons: "The seat pitch is such that you can’t use a laptop in a normal seat. This would have been a big issue if there wasn’t a seat in the exit row for me to borrow. Staff fine but nothing special."
Pros: "Service Politness of staff"
Cons: "Boarding at the gate Shuttle from gate to plane was too crowded Ascending to aircraft was almost a stampede"
Pros: "Staff were very helpful and very foamy and comfortable seat"
Cons: "No boarding zone number called in economy"
Cons: "No available slippers for economy class. I’m a star alliance gold and other star alliance airlines member provide the said amenity."
Pros: "Take off and landing was smooth. Stewardesses were very helpful."
Pros: "Food tasted great, flight attendants were super nice love the food holders under the seats to rest your feet"
Cons: "Nothing really to Complain about. Selection of movies could have been a little better but it’s a Japanese airline didn’t expect a lot of American Content"
Pros: "Great service by the crew! Excellent food and flight was on time,"
Cons: "Film and movie offerings and music entertainment while on board should be improved with more selections."
Pros: "The seats in business class are excellent. The staff is wonderful and very attentive. I'd fly ANA again especially on the 787."
Cons: "The entertainment is pretty limited , and the food selection is limited for western food."
Pros: "They came around often to see if we needed water or anything. Food was good."
Cons: "Tray is too small and not able to use the entertainment system because it is too short for a tall person. I would be staring down the entire time."
Pros: "Configuration of your 787-800 Busn./ Class,was nothing more than an updated 707 from the past. Crew was good food was average. A flight I may avoid."
Pros: "service from crew"
Cons: "chaotic boarding process/queue. connecting flight gate is quite a walk from 1 terminal to another (went down 3 floors of escalator ride and a distance tunnel walk - on a tight connection time (after a delayed departure/arrival)."
Pros: "The plane was new enough and clean, the food was modest but good, snacks were generous and tasty, but what sets ANA apart is the attentiveness, courtesy, and thoughtfulness of the crew. I used to fly Singapore Airlines often and felt this way about them, but in recent years I’ve noticed a fall off in service. ANA has maintained or even raised their standards of service."
Cons: "The food good but not great. But...it’s airplane food."
Pros: "ANA crew is very hospitable."
Pros: "People the staff was nice and tried to be helpful"
Cons: "Gates kept changing flight was delayed multiple times the flight had no air so I was sweating the whole time my nose began to bleed. I missed my connecting flight to Okinawa they sent me on a hour long shuttle to another airport to fly out the next day."
Pros: "Pleasant stewardesses"
Cons: "Expensive lunches, no entertainment unless you pay"
Pros: "Flight left on time, service is good and also good entertainment options. Food is a bit so-so frankly but not bad."
Cons: "They take a long long time to let economy class deboard on arrival even after the doors are open. Biz get off first naturally but the staff are sometimes chatting to them for a rather long time."
Pros: "The plane was very clean. Staff was very polite and helpful. Foodoffering was very good."
Pros: "The leg space and the comfortable chair"
Cons: "The crew they hardly speak English but its ok"
Pros: "Love everthing."
Cons: "The crew were not as friendly and welcoming, especially to coach passenger like me. There were too many announcements and interruptions. Not sure why but it was unnecessary to have too many, can't rest or sleep nor continue with viewing the entertainment provided. It seemed like a tired crew this time. The food was not good."
Pros: "Food, crew, and entertainment were great. They give you snacks and drinks right away."
Cons: "Elbow room is tight so pray you don't sit next to someone on the larger side. And the seats and tables look well used."
Pros: "Love the staff, helpful and polite!"
Pros: "Most comfortable economy flight I've ever taken, good legroom, excellent customer service, tasty food, best toilets!"
Cons: "Very nice services"
Pros: "leg room!"
Pros: "Modern planes Clean planes Great flight attendants Comfortable seats in economy"
Pros: "Was able to request a gluten-free meal for the flight"
Pros: "Legs-room was good."
Cons: "Sit have good legs-room, but not a great comfortable sits... Food can be better."
Pros: "crew was awesome! Service was outstanding"
Cons: "a little warm on the plane. food was ordinary"
Pros: "Food was good but not on every segment. Unlike many other airlines, ANA ticket counter team was very good. Japanese cabin crew etiquette & respectfulness are appreciated."
Cons: "Cramped seats. Narita has poor general facilities overall. Therefore ANA should offer a discounted lounge facility for passengers with more than 4 hours transit. (I read that lounge food is surprisingly bad. I used the United lounge instead.)"
Pros: "The service is always top notch from the flight attendant, food is better than most airline and toilet is always clean. I could get a good seat with the leg room at my request."
Cons: "Entertainment, the variety of film is quite limited but they have good Japanese movie."
Pros: "nice sevice"
Pros: "Everyone crew members was very friendly and helpful. I"
Pros: "Check in was easy and staff and crew were very polite."
Cons: "Headphones didn't work well. We had pre-ordered a child meal 24 hours in advance but did not receive it."
Pros: "staff was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "movies were not sp good"
Pros: "Need to step it up with the food, don't have time for shitty service this day and age"
Cons: "Getting overcharged on surfboards, shitty food, should have free wifi give me a break"
Pros: "the crew was amazing. Seats needs to be more comfortable."
Cons: "seat needs to be more comfortable."
Pros: "Crew and pilot were great."
Cons: "The plane was absolutely PACKED during the peak of a global pandemic. Completely irresponsible to not have people spaced out by at least one seat."
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "The WiFi would not connect for two of my flights. I wanted to watch movies"
Pros: "I was very appreciative that the cabin crew went through the cabin prior to take off to check that everyone was wearing a mask properly (covering mouth AND nose). I flew United a few weeks ago and had to politely ask the person next to me both on return and departing flight to make sure the mask covered thier nose. A lot of people in the cabin weren't wearing masks properly and the crew didn't seem to care."
Pros: "Nothing. Will never fly American again"
Cons: "Better customer service at the gate."
Cons: "there was no social distancing"
Pros: "One member of the crew who focused on the back of the plane was pleasant and kind during a one hour delay on the tarmac."
Cons: "One member of the crew who focused on first class passengers complained about having to pick up trash, having to stay in Birmingham, and was just unpleasant. The AA system was down in Charlotte which effected everything. The attendant at the gate was very, very short with several passengers. There was not enough AA ground crew at our destination to allow us to embark. They couldn’t move the jetway and unload bags at the same time so we just had to sit there for 30 minutes. At 12:30am."
Pros: "Everything was amazing"
Cons: "More snack options"
Pros: "Nothing. It’s a terrible airline. Seriously, don’t book with them unless you’re desperate or you want to have an anxiety attack."
Cons: "American isn’t my preferred airline for obvious reasons (delays, notoriously bad service, old planes, and a lack of amenities like WiFi and tv’s), but now I’ll never spend my money with them again. They took me off an already delayed flight after I’d already boarded to examine my smart bag. I know that lithium batteries can’t be taken in the underbelly of the plane and I knew my bag would likely be checked at the gate (why I removed the battery and left it at home in the first place). When they asked me if I had a lithium battery in my bag I said “no.” They then gate checked the bag and allowed me on the plane. After everyone had been boarded (half an hour after we’d been scheduled to take off) they then called my name out on the speaker. I had to then de-board the plane and re-explain to staff that there was no lithium battery in my bag. The staff didn’t believe me citing the infallible logic: “there are ports so there’s a battery.” I told them again and again that the battery had been removed and the charging ports—while there—were inert as they weren’t attached to the battery. STILL, I had to remove all of my clothes from the bag, and open every single compartment (of which there were many) for them to allow me to get back onto the plane. They were telling me that they might have to “rebook the flight” if my bag couldn’t get on. I don’t think I need to explain how agitated/terrified that made me."
Pros: "I pay $30 more for my bags"
Cons: "I pay $30 more for my bags,"
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Pros: "Regular delays. This one by 2 hours. Easier to fly a different airline."
Cons: "Just the chronic delays. It’s a good airline, great crew. Tired of damaging delays without compensation."
Pros: "Great first class cabin crew."
Cons: "My flight time was changed because the crew was not on time. Then it was changed back after everyone had already made accommodations for their connections, me included."
Cons: "I was annoyed when I was told I would have to check my carry on because there was no more room in the overhead compartments. Then as I was walking down the aisle to get to my seat I saw a lot of room in the overheads."
Pros: "More space in these seats than in other flights I’ve taken"
Cons: "Waited on the tarmac for over an hour before departure with very little explanation."
Cons: "Service was excellent"
Pros: "Flight left on time. Pilot had a sense of humor."
Cons: "Entertainment seemed canned"
Pros: "I like that I made it home alive."
Cons: "Everything about Departing and arriving was a Poor experience. I might not be using this particular airline again. 4 Airlines now on my list of do not use."
Pros: "No need to drive from OKC!!!"
Pros: "Fast and easy service"
Pros: "Entertainment streaming was decent."
Pros: "Staff very professional, everything else went as planned. That's all one needs."
Cons: "We had a hard time hearing (clarity of speech) announcements over the intercom at the gate & on the plains (specially when the captain spoke). Nothing life threatening, but wouldn't want to miss something important."
Pros: "Rude staff at the check in counter both flights. Very disappointed in American"
Cons: "Rude agent at first check in and again at second check in"
Pros: "Nothing aside from that the flight wasn’t crowded so I didn’t have someone next to me which was a plus."
Cons: "Funky smell in plane something like artificial strawberry, farts and mildew. Crappy plane overall. Old and no power at seats. Horrible in flight entertainment for a long haul with no individual screens. American used to be so good and now it’s aweful."
Pros: "Smooth flying and lots of respects to the pilots for their dedicated work. The entertainment really works very well."
Cons: "Poor Service. The service of drinks is done very poorly. Really concerned with the attitude. Never need those complimentary drinks."
Pros: "Got me to where I'm going safely. Crew was nice."
Cons: "Flying is painful"
Pros: "Not much"
Pros: "The flight left on time - I do appreciate that."
Cons: "We were forced to check our Uppababy Vista stroller at EWR departures that we hoped to check at the gate. Needless to say this made it difficult to get our toddler through security. At baggage claim only half our stroller was there - they had disconnected the seat from the wheels. Luckily we spotted what looked like a similar frame to ours at the gate when we landed. It then took another forty minutes for the baggage claim office person to go through security, to the arrival gate and back to baggage claim."
Cons: "No personal space or legroom. Uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Great attendants. Easy ride. Easy take off, easy landing."
Cons: "We departed late due to something going on in the runway. No free wifi option."
Pros: "Getting to my seat was overall the best experience. Out side of the finally walking onto the plane and sitting down, over an hour late, it was less than mediocre."
Cons: "If the plane was on time and didn't run an hour and 20 Ish minutes late, it would have been fine, except for the blinking over head reading light that would flash in my face every 20/30 seconds that could not be turned off being due to, as the flight attendant said, "they all do that"."
Pros: "Crew was very professional"
Cons: "My flight was delayed 5 hours"
Pros: "The flight arrived early which was nice. But that's the only good thing about this flight."
Cons: "From checking my bag to leaving the plane in Dallas, I felt like AA employees thought passengers were just in the way. It was almost as if the flight attendants were traveling to Dallas and they happened to have to take care of passengers along the way. There were very few smiles, hellos, or how can I help you. It was almost always and grunt and what do you want? The personal device entertainment was very buggy. the movie I tried to watch kept skipping, like on old scratched CD."
Pros: "3 hrs delay Small plaine No entertainment"
Pros: "Priority boarding provided by my credit card"
Pros: "On time departure and early arrival."
Cons: "No meal. Only a bag of pretzels and one drink. Even half a sandwich would have been acceptable."
Cons: "Everything was ok"
Pros: "Stewardesses tried to make up for disastrous management mistakes. One customer service rep was helpful when Kiosk refused to give me boarding pass or seat assignment or pay for baggage check--ALL USING MY AMERICAN AIRLINES ADVANTAGE MASTERCARD!"
Cons: "Change of airports from EWR-Oak to JFK/SFO after I had printed boarding passes. Got call from AA but when I picked up, no one was on the line. Equipment prob, they said. I think it was two half full planes and they screwed the EWR passengers. Manhattan was in gridlock because of UN session. I discovered change when I arrived to check luggage curbside at EWR. 3 hours of stop and go traffic to get there. See other box re kiosk problems. Boarding pass didn't have my TSA FTN so had to go back. Could not check luggage curbside. Got seat in last row when I noticed boarding pass had no seat assignment. They lost my luggage at SFO. There's more, but..."
Pros: "I liked the seating on the first part of the flight and the snacks"
Cons: "The exit row seats were very confining g..way to narrow due to type of seat used..had the tray in the arm"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "every thing is okay other than the delay."
Cons: "delay in departure for 2 hrs"
Pros: "i was delayed first for 2 and a half hours in newark which changed to 4 hours and were told because of refueling. which made me miss my connecting flight in phoenix. then the new flight i was put on in phoenix i was rushed onto the plane only to sit and wait on it for another 2 hour before taking off. terrible experience"
Cons: "I took a flight in 2016 from Newark New Jersey four times and I only went to Florence South Carolina one time. I ended up in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, another time in Columbia South Carolina and the last time in Charlotte North Carolina. Each time I departed I had to pay to come back to Florence South Carolina."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "1 hour on the runway for a 1 hour flight"
Pros: "No lines at checkpoints..on time departure and arrival!"
Cons: "Seat cushions"
Pros: "quiet plane"
Cons: "2.5 hours delayed flight without prompt notifications. Honest and prompt flight-delay alerts. Updates for delay came *every* half-hour. No opportunity to schedule ANYTHING based truthful delay estimations and the lack of timely communication."
Cons: "Bags didn't get loaded, plane delayed. Poor customer service."
Pros: "Staff polite and provided fast service."
Cons: "Boarding was hazy and let room for loosing the plane."
Pros: "Seats and plane condition"
Cons: "The flight was operated by Air Canada, who habitually assume either that the people in the final row have no hand luggage or simply suffer from a severe lack of operational storage capacity. Overhead bins full of spare plastic cups. As far as the crew are concerned, no problem, because you can just push your way three or four rows forward while everyone else is boarding and then take someone else's overhead space. When will Air Canada learn how to run an airline?"
Pros: "Flight went extremely smooth. No issues during the layover they even got us an earlier flight to our layover destination, giving us more time between flights."
Pros: "Our flight boarded slightly later than expected but ended up taking off on time. Flight crew was courteous and provided water the entire time to ensure everyone was hydrated. In flight entertainment was nicely done with a personal touch screen headrest TV that had ample TV and movies to choose from. We landed slightly ahead of schedule and by the time I got to baggage claim, my oversized bag (snowboard bag) was already waiting for me."
Pros: "TV in seat, new plane. I liked nothing else about this crappy airline."
Cons: "Delayed because they couldn't fit the luggage on the plane, had to pay extra for my family to sit together, worst service ever on board, the slowest old ladies pushing the cart, 90 minutes late in perfect weather, took forever to get the baggage."
Pros: "Entertainment and crew helped make the situation better but a 3 hour delay made my experience unpleasant."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled 5 mins before I arrived at airport and never received any notification"
Cons: "Information provided on delays was limited and information on connecting by flights was incorrect"
Pros: "TSA precheck"
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Seats little bit cramped in economy"
Cons: "Check in staff not present until after 430, yet it was recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hrs early for the 6am flight. The group of people waiting were unorganized and handled poorly which I suspect was due to such low staffing i.e. 1 person trying to adress, organize and then process ~100 people. Entertainment system didn't work on the flight either."
Pros: "More leg room than on other airlines, friendly crew"
Cons: "No snack provided"
Pros: "The people at the front desk in gander were great"
Cons: "There were delayed at every stop. I had a 9 hour delay because the flight attendant had food poisoning. How was there not a replacement?"
Pros: "The flight was comfortable over all. It was on time. The staff was pleasant."
Cons: "It was hard to connect our computer to the movies. It was rather confusing and eventually we came to the conclusion that there were only 2 films that were compatible with our laptops. They were the unrated films from film festivals."
Pros: "Crew on board as accommodating as they could be."
Cons: "Arrived at the airport to find hundreds of people on line trying to check in. No Air Canada employees were explaining anything to anyone, as we all stood in line for over a hour, nervous we'd miss our flights. Word was passed from the front of the line that the system was down. They held planes, so I guess everyone eventually made it to their flights--but not until everyone was stressed out to the limit. Lack of assistance from Air Canada personnel was glaring."
Pros: "Food on board"
Cons: "Waited 50 mom for delay. Arrived and delayed on tarmac 1hr and long wait into duties."
Pros: "Other than the usher at the check-in desk, all other Air Canada staff were polite and helpful."
Cons: "Usher at check-in desk had terrible communication skills. He had an antagonist tone that set an aggressive tone for those just trying to comply to his directions."
Pros: "Overall a good experience. Had to pay for food but it was quite good so I didn't mind. Supposedly the crew were short staffed but I found them attentive and helpful and to be honest I believe the people who complained may have been a little precious."
Pros: "Everything was solid."
Cons: "There was no WI-FI which was inconvenient. The crew was good...could have been nicer on the way from Newark to Vancouver."
Cons: "They over sold tickets"
Cons: "i was told if i donot check my self in icant bord he was very rude I am hanNdy cap he did not care over 77years old"
Cons: "The crew was unbelievably rude"
Pros: "The flight attendant Kaldon was amazing. He was friendly, professional, and you could tell he loved his job. He truly made the short flight something special."
Pros: "Delayed without cell phone text notification update."
Cons: "Crew was late and did not apologize. they were also rude during service"
Cons: "Paying for baggage."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 hours"
Pros: "Right on time. No problems boarding"
Cons: "No food/entertainment"
Pros: "It's on time"
Pros: "I liked the newer plane as the head rests were more comfortable with the movable sides."
Pros: "One of the flight attendant saw I needed help holding my second big bag while I was putting my carry on in and she held it for me without me asking and helped me find my seat, it was very stress relieving for me, and I really appreciated that. She was also very nice to everybody."
Cons: "I had a sprite and the amount was very little, I feel like the cups have got smaller. But that's not a big deal"
Pros: "There was an excellent agent during boarding. I didn't catch his name but he was a tall dark skin gentlemen and he went over and beyond to assit me. His kindness left a lasting impression on me. I only wish I had his name, because he deserves to be noticed for his excellent service."
Pros: "Early and luggage delivered quickly"
Cons: "The flight was considerably delayed, so that we missed our connection, the airport personnel at Newark sent us all over the place attempting to pass off the problem onto somebody else- even encouraging passengers to go to Montreal and "figure it out from there." Bags were taken off the plane and then put back on...the subsequent flight (the next day) was also delayed, and required half he plane to sprint through Montreal to their connections. It was not worth it. Especially considering I tried to call Air Canada for some of my refund and the number they gave me was a fax line."
Cons: "Flight out of Newark delayed so we were going to miss the connection. We were rebooked to fly via London but we lost 6 hours in Rome. Air Canada attendant at Newark said the flight was always delayed and passengers regularly needed to be rebooked. You should recommend air Canada cancels selling this itinerary or bringing the Newark flight forward to de risk any delays"
Cons: "All three Air Canada flights that I had to take on this itinerary were late including the 2nd one which was six hours late. Air Canada personnel on this 2nd flight did not do a good job of communicating information to the customers during the delay. Air Canada booked be on a 3rd night that lead me to only get 3 hours sleep in a hotel. AC does not work with the customers when booking flights. they just make changes after the previous flight has left the ground."
Pros: "Flight was good.dela"
Cons: "Delay for both ways"
Pros: "Entertainment system is good"
Cons: "Crew was an hour late arriving at airport so flight was delayed. No food, not even a snack, on a 5+ hour flight is not acceptable."
Pros: "Free movies."
Cons: "Delays at the gate going and coming back"
Pros: "Great crew. But aircraft had mechanical issues."
Cons: "Stuck on plane for 90 minutes before take off."
Cons: "the seats were very uncomfortable and didn't recline"
Pros: "Newer plane"
Cons: "Delayed for 4hrs and less than adequate meal voucher for $10 for dinner? Very disappointed and I'm a long time AC customer."
Pros: "Everyone was super polite"
Cons: "After waiting at the airport for hours with multiple delays the flight cancelled. I still haven't made it home. Today is my little girls 2nd birthday and I have been away from her for 12 days now. The earliest flight I could get is 10am. I won't get home till at least 12 noon."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. We even landed a good 20 minutes before we were supposed to. Best flight I've been had"
Pros: "How easy everything was"
Cons: "The delay"
Cons: "Everything. My booking confirmation was with United Airlines only to get to the airport to find that they had subcontracted the flight to a budget airline. Eurowings. The food very substandard. If you were on a basic ticket, you were only entitled to water and no food. So people are travelling on long haul flights without being offered anything as standard. Passengers on these tickets were not aware that they would not be served.any food which is probably unethical. They offer to sell you food if on a basic ticket"
Cons: "No screaming babies but that’s out of their hands ;)"
Pros: "Great job."
Cons: "Short trip , WiFi was out but not an issue. Again I was so pleased not to have to climb narrow stairs to board. It was excellent and glad to be home. Maybe some peanuts."
Pros: "We had a wheel chair person and they made it very easy to drop off at the gate and get it at the destination gate. Also they drove us over to the baggage area due to many elevation changes required to reach this area."
Cons: "The obtaining of the boarding pass in Newark needed more people to help get the boarding pass. I like the option to use a machine if I want to generate a boarding pass but there were issues with the machines and not enough people to help alleviate the backup of people having to wait."
Pros: "If the food is offered free as part of the fare. The food is roughly $12.00 or whatever price. That should have been added to the fare we are paying for the flught."
Cons: "Significant delay-no weather issues, didn't make sense."
Cons: "No drink service And no free tv"
Pros: "Smooth boarding process."
Cons: "The WiFi wasn’t working."
Cons: "I was in business class and was terrible The airplane too old , so expensive for that? Can’t believe it..."
Pros: "Staff was on point!!! Awesome"
Pros: "Service, food quality, profwssionalizem"
Cons: "Equipment. Very old. Seating inconvenient cand cramp."
Pros: "Ontime and excellent service. No complaints at all."
Pros: "The plane window seat"
Cons: "The sit isn't recliner"
Cons: "The seat table was badly stained andlooked like it hadn't been wiped in ages. The sack in front had garbage from previous passengers. It was also freezing cold. Food inedible"
Pros: "The two people that helped."
Cons: "That United had NO remorse for our inconvenience and offered NO compensations."
Pros: "Movie selection!"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Never happened"
Pros: "The landing was perfect"
Pros: "Fast loading and effect attendant"
Pros: "Staff were lovely"
Cons: "Food was Terrible, couldn't eat the veg option and the TVs kept freezing"
Cons: "The wi fi should be free of charge"
Cons: "Cancelled and rebooked on a different airline with a long layover."
Cons: "Very stressful experience at counter check in. Airline representative didn't know the difference between the expiry date of a visa and that of my passport.. he just ran away with the passport to check and didn't get convinced and it took him long to return, with me just waiting and knowing nothing about where he went. Only the passport needs to be valid for three months after returning from the trip. Not the visa. He should know that. I got my boarding pass at the end, and he didn't apologize for the inconvenience or anything."
Pros: "Dependable, fast, clean"
Cons: "Plane was not up to par with other current planes. Pricing was high for not having more leg space, TV's which should be a standard by now, and free liquor/wine on international flights! United is truly a disappointment and I may not be flying with them anymore if I had a choice"
Cons: "The inside of the plane felt 50 years old. Completely uncomfortable."
Cons: "Free wifi access"
Cons: "Ride was quite bumpy Couldn't get an aisle seat."
Pros: "United the worst.never again"
Pros: "The plane had tvs on the back of each seat"
Pros: "I was able to bring on my musical instruments."
Cons: "Coach was very tight"
Cons: "My seat was changed right at the boarding! Even I just checked in on line the night before!"
Pros: "The staff on the plane was very nice. Good movie choices"
Cons: "There was mass chaos in Newark airport- the tea lines were out of control. I was at the airport super early. I had about 5 minutes to run to my gate. Unnecessary stress to travelers that day."
Cons: "all the attention"
Pros: "No issues. Quick and painless."
Pros: "Even though there was a delay. The trip was.Great."
Pros: "On time Smooth ride Actually slept"
Pros: "Tight seating funky food"
Pros: "Everything it's perfect"
Cons: "Worst airline"
Cons: "My 2 checked suitcases had tsa locks, both of which were taken off and not returned and I have a couple items missing. Not much you can do about it but very frustrating."
Pros: "I loved how quickly the process went with boarding and take off. i really enjoyed the meals they provided and the movie selection. The ride was smooth and everyone was extremely friendly"
Cons: "The seats were a little cramped, but I worked around that"
Pros: "My screen on the first leg didn’t work too well. It would turn on and off on its own, but since it was an overnight flight and I was tired, I slept most of the way so didn’t complain. Just had to dim the screen for the times it would turn on automatically while I was trying to sleep. 2nd leg had"
Cons: "I understand it is a Chinese airline, but I wish there was more English spoken, or the flight attendants not assume everyone who is Asian understands Chinese, especially since the flights are international."
Pros: "The combination of service, quality of the flight and the outstanding price were really a hit."
Cons: "All in all, we were very happy."
Cons: "They couldn’t find my reservation. I almost missed my flight."
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "crews were amazing"
Pros: "The service is phenomenal. They served so many meals i felt like a bear in hibernation, waking up, eating and going back to sleep."
Cons: "I don’t have anything bad to say. The service was really good."
Cons: "Very unorganized and dirty inside cabin"
Cons: "I had an issue with reserving seats"
Cons: "No entrance forms for foreigners to fill before landing. Shocking to learn that A black guy found "dead" in the middle of the flight, probably due to heart attack China Eastern web site is horrible as it only allows passengers who bought their tickets DIRECTLY from their web site to access booking managing like seat choice and printing boarding pass. If you bought tickets from travel agents like Justfly.com, forget to use China Eastern web site to manage your booking, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE"
Pros: "Price of biz class is attractive but it’s good and entertainment could be better for western travelers"
Cons: "Limited Western food menu in box class with many choices not available Eggs were like cement Most flight crew speak limited English and hard to understand"
Pros: "left on time and arrived on time pretty good seat crew is very nice"
Cons: "food is mediocre. plane does not dock at the terminal in Shanghai. I have to walk down the stairs to get to a bus. That's difficult for me because I have some carryon bags and my sense of balance is not very good."
Pros: "Everything is that trip was excellent: food, service"
Pros: "The dinner and lunch service was weird as missing components of the both services came when we were finished eating .. Breakfast was much better"
Cons: "Poor service during checkin in and in air. Bad IFE system. No one spoke English. No wonder it has to sell its ticket very cheap."
Pros: "Service..on time .."
Pros: "Business class with flat beds and the forward compartment was very comfortable and cosy"
Cons: "Food Service Limited entertainment"
Pros: "Inattentive service which is typical of Chinese airlines. Food mediocre for business class, Korean Air much better. Flight was safe and in time, bed was narrow but comfortable for a slim person."
Pros: "Staff on the plane."
Cons: "China Air failed to transit my Baggage from Shanghai to Tokyo. Stuck withouth clothing!"
Pros: "Not sure"
Cons: "I didn’t like how rude the staff was. I also don’t like the fact that my luggage was misplaced and I’m on the other side of the world without my things."
Pros: "Is fine"
Pros: "Business class service very good. Seating very comfortable for a long flight."
Pros: "Comfy seat and caring flight crew."
Cons: "They served dinner at 2 am just after takeoff and breakfast 11 hours later."
Pros: "Really glad I took advantage of the private car service to and from JFK, it was nice to be picked up in an Escalade. Check in was a breeze. The Air France lounge at JFK was very nice, it was a great way to start our vacation at the airport with some light snacks and champagne. Seats on the plane were very comfortable in business class. Entertainment was a nice mix of Western and Eastern options, theninitial dinner meal was great."
Cons: "Fight attendants were just ok, they weren’t rude, but did not go above and beyond to make the flight special, there was constant smell of cigarette smoke, even though the flight was supposed to be non-smoking."
Pros: "a little tricky to do, but you can reserve seats before your flight with the ticket number given to you beginning with “781” on china eastern’s website."
Cons: "in flight food mediocre. boarding process in JFK is a big cluster. can be difficult to find space for luggage in overhead compartment if you arrive late."
Pros: "Staff very friendly"
Cons: "Choice of food. Very limited for business class. Movie selection very limited also."
Pros: "Liked my window seat"
Cons: "The crew is very rude. They snatch headphones from the seat. If you aren’t Asian they won’t help you."
Pros: "Great price. More or less on time. Reasonably comfortable. Good entertainment. No real problems."
Cons: "Mediocre food. Inscrutable website."
Cons: "Worst experience ever. 11 hour delay at JFK. No information given by staff at JFK. Missed connection in Shaghai. Took business class but was not admitted to Air France lounge."
Pros: "the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english"
Cons: "they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level"
Cons: "12 hours late and lost my bag!!"
Pros: "Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay."
Cons: "Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight."
Pros: "very comfortable seat in business class excellent food friendly and competent flight crew"
Cons: "plane did not pull up to the terminal. We had to go down the stairs and get on a bus. wifi was difficult to use and slow."
Pros: "Movies are updated"
Cons: "Wifi doesn't work. Rude crew, doesn't have manners. Lack movies. no choices since they run out."
Pros: "Comfort it is ok."
Cons: "Nothing to comment."
Cons: "Need better communication and welcoming."
Pros: "The food was good, the attendants were friendly and there was a lot of free movies for my 17 hour flight. I would definitely recommend this airline to friends and family."
Cons: "I didn't like how uncomfortable the seats were and the little bit of space we were given. However, I still really enjoyed flying with this airline and would recommend it."
Pros: "Was fast and smoothly landed . Desert was awesome, but meal was strange."
Pros: "For the price, I would say it was a very solid flight. Other options cost twice as much and I'm certain they weren't twice as good. Food could have been a little better, but again at the price, there is nothing to complain about. Buy a salad or a snack for the flight with all the money you are saving. The entertain was good but not as extensive as some of my other recent trans-pacific flights."
Pros: "Nothing. Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "The ground support personnel were surely, obnoxious, and clearly untrained in their own policies. There was massive confusion in JFK for the 1st leg of my trip (NYC - Mandalay) regarding the availability of my visa on arrival. China Eastern argued that it was not available, and nearly did not let me board my flight. They were completely wrong, and made my life miserable in the process. Because of this, China Eastern refused to check my luggage through to my final destination (though this has been done many times before), and THEN informed me in Kunming that I needed to pay AGAIN for my extra piece of baggage, though they had already charged me for it in New York. Do yourself a favor and never do business with these creeps - there are too many other available options for air travel."
Cons: "It was just delayed without any announcement."
Cons: "China Eastern airline is the least friendly and irresponsible airline that I have ever used. The crews completely screwed me up on the sequential travel itineraries until the last minute."
Pros: "Nice crew,courteous service"
Cons: "Food could take improvement"
Pros: "excellent biz class seats great aircraft good flight"
Cons: "unprofessional service courteous flight attendants but in general service was poor un organized and inconsistent...china eastern needs better in flight service training compared to other airlines"
Pros: "The leg room in economy seating is good."
Cons: "Poor customer interaction while boarding. Delay wasn't explained and members of the airline were condescending and dismissive. Very poor attitudes towards customers."
Pros: "Staff was friendly."
Cons: "The leg room was tight."
Cons: "The airline denied me travel using mil orders and ID back to the states. Something any other airline allows. The staff was rude, and needless to say they would not refund me the ticket. They did the same to several military members traveling home for the holidays. Left us all stranded at the airport. Ended up buying a flight with another airline which had no issues."
Pros: "Some of the best food I've had on an airplane in quite a while. I fly round trip China/US about 4 times a year in Business class. I rarely even order the hot entree because it is so awful. I get the cheese plate for an entree. China Eastern offered salmon on the western menu and it was actually very nice. The soup was also very good. Service was good. Only complaint was very limited entertainment options."
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