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|February||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 10% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 32% increase in price.|
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|$680||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew is wonderful .they do everything in business class to make you feel comfortable"
Cons: "I will never fly China Eastern again. EVER !! I need to add an extra day or two onto our flight. We purchased business class flights so they are not cheap. In order for us to make a change they want $1700 each person, a total of $3400 to take the same flight two days later. The fee is the highest I have ever hear for the same flight class .. I will never ever use China Eastern again, they are taking advantage..I could actually buy a return ticket on another airline for cheaper than they want for a flight change."
Pros: "Cheap and fast"
Cons: "Crews are not as friendly as they should."
Cons: "The food was really bad, with no good choices. And the staff were not friendly - most didn't speak English, but that wasn't a big deal for us"
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: "nothing. flight was delayed. i have connecting flight but then the plane left i had to stay in a hotel."
Cons: "it could be better if my connecting flight waited for me"
Pros: "I was very impressed with the planes on both legs of my journey. Extremely modern, clean, and comfortable. The service was also exceptional. Personal whole being extremely efficient. Thank you to all the cabin crew."
Cons: "The food on my flight was not the best. The appetizer and desert was great. The vegetables on the side were at best edible. But my main dish of beef filet was difficult to eat. The red wine was terrible but the white whine and sparking wine were decent."
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: "Remarkably few in flight announcements, which made it easier to sleep on the redeye. The bathroom was kept pretty clean."
Cons: "The food was pretty bad. The flight attendants were helpful, but not friendly. The other flyers were pretty active all night, with quite a few seat changes, which was distracting."
Pros: "crews were amazing"
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: "Everything is that trip was excellent: food, service"
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: "Business class I’m comparable to Cathay Pacific."
Cons: "No special que for Business class passengers when boarding the plane"
Pros: "Seats little hard. Back and butt hurting all the way there. Crew kept pumpin into me while I was sleeping. Food ok, not amazing. Long wait to get on the plane. Overall good."
Cons: "Hard seats. Long wait to board. Food can be better."
Pros: "Is fine"
Pros: "good boarding good crew good seat in business class left on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "food was mediocre"
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: "The crew, the food, the entertainment, all of the things onboarding are excellent. Very comfortable!"
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: "flight from NYC was delayed for 11 hours. then we were in line for more than 4 hours in Shanghai."
Cons: "We spent 2 hours at the check in because China eastern changed our connecting time and we were going to miss our flight. The food was terrible, they lost my husbands luggage. We are on our honeymoon and he has no clothes. And they put us up in a very dirty hotel."
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."
Cons: "12 hours late and lost my bag!!"
Cons: "Delayed by 9 hours, horrible service, no one knows anything. No update, no announcement. China Eastern is the worst airline I have ever seen."
Pros: "Fairly cheap tickets but u get what you pay for. I slept 7 hours then watched 3 movies which helped the fact I had a middle seat. Entertainment system was pretty good and had usb charger."
Cons: "Food on China Eastern is sub-par and they did not serve coffee the entire flight. As usual with all Chinese airlines you have to keep your phone off the entire flight. They would not let me select an isle seat online or at the gate, they said none were available, I’m 6’2”. Right behind me in my assigned seat there was an empty isle seat. If you ever have to call customer service at China Eastern may god be with you, because they will not be."
Pros: "Price was great - the aircraft was new"
Cons: "food was so so - no choice was given on the first meal - snack was a sandwich but the bread was very very dry - crew was very stingy in giving out drinks - half a glass for soda - found the crew not very friendly"
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: "compared with others."
Cons: "4 out of 5 times I've taken Chinese Airlines something mechanical with the plane went wrong. This time 8 hour delay and I miss connecting flight again. Headed us into small hanger where man slammed into my leg. Ruined my vacation."
Pros: "flat beds, extensive menu and great service"
Cons: "Need better communication and welcoming."
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."
Pros: "Very friendly staff!"
Cons: "Food wasnt the best but not bad either. Just ok."
Cons: "Flight was late by 2 hrs so I mussed my connection"
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: "I really liked the decor of the aircraft, the crew team, the temperature and the cleanliness, the hot rolls and soft butter!"
Cons: "The food was NOT that great, but decent."
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."
Pros: "nice crew goodteam"
Cons: "ticket cost"
Pros: "The boarding process was very efficient and the flight attendants were very friendly and accommodating as I do not speak Chinese. The flight was on time and had a smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "Not the airline's fault but I was seated with a young child next to me (I was in a window seat) and another young child in front of me. The two kids spent the entire flight jumping around in the seats playing and talking over me. For a short flight it was bearable but on a longer flight would have been very annoying. The flight crew did very little to get them to sit or stop yelling during the flight."
Cons: "Horrible service. Still waiting for them to find my luggage"
Cons: "Worst experience of my life"
Pros: "The crew was amazing - so helpful and so accommodating"
Cons: "Horrible experience of sitting on the tarmac for more than four hours with no air conditioning in New York on a 95 degree day. I thought I would die. There seemed to be no concern among the crew for our extreme discomfort."
Pros: "The food was not bad. The crew was okay and definitely not amazing."
Cons: "Seats could be bigger and more comfortable like their alliance partners ANA, Asiana and Eva."
Cons: "Food is poor"
Cons: "It should be illegal to have that short of layover in PEK that is impossible to make. They also made us stay on the plane for 5/6 hours waiting to take off with no explaination and very little food or water."
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: "Crew was great again."
Cons: "I had 0 options for entertainment on the flight from NYC to Beijing. No Wi-fy and the TVs in my section of seats didn't work."
Pros: "It was an "average" flight"
Cons: "Food sent me and others to the bathroom---not good"
Cons: "Flight was canceled but there wasn’t any notice prior we arrived at the airport. And there wasn’t any employees from air China to inform us at the airport. Unprofessional!"
Pros: "Cabin crew were kind us but service details are poor very much."
Cons: "We were very bored during fight from JFK to PEK."
Pros: "New York to Beijing plane was new."
Cons: "Not have salt pepper tooth pick.Halfway of plane juice finish. In this long flight no have snacks"
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: "They added 10 hours to my scheduled layover and would not give me lounge access for the inconvenience."
Pros: "On board crew service is better than US airline"
Cons: "Ground service (in it's JFK airport desks) of Air China were unsatisfied. It has not been improved for more than ten years."
Pros: "They tried their best to accomodate but didn't do much to make everyone feel treated well."
Cons: "Flight changed three times with different times. In the end we were delayed for 5 hours and missed connecting flights. They offered a $15 food voucher and forced people to sleep together in a hotel room since they refused to let people who came alone have their own room. They rebooked and made it a complete waste of a vacation day while we wait to board a new flight in the middle of the afternoon."
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."
Cons: "I had to stay at Beijing for overnight and took a flight the next day."
Cons: "Plain delayed and connection missed. Should not sell tickets with short overlays."
Pros: "Everything. I love Air China. Great service. Delicious Noodles."
Cons: "The plane was so cold that by the end people were wearing their parkas. I started the flight healthy and ended it with a hacking cough that turned into a full blown cold. The not very good food was also not warm."
Cons: "Can you believe only two meals for 14hours trip ??"
Cons: "seat is really tiny! food was bad. only few movies available."
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."
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: "Crew efficient"
Cons: "No entertainment, console broken. Ran out of menu item of choice, but alternative was easily digestible."
Pros: "Service was nice and quick. Plane wasn’t too crowded."
Cons: "It was abnormally cold on the plane, which made relaxing difficult."
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!"
Cons: "We were delayed in the plane on the ground for seven hours. I missed my connecting flight by five hours. Worst flying experience I have ever had."
Pros: "Overall ok. Plane was an older model."
Cons: "No wifi for long trips. Very important to me."
Pros: "Flight crew was nice. Seats comfortable. Flight left on time."
Cons: "Food and entertainment need improvement."
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!"
Pros: "Food was okay for an airplane and economy class. They weren't generous with alcohol, but they didn't run out like on other China airlines I've flown with."
Cons: "The seats felt especially cramped and hardly leaned back at all (maybe I was able to push the chair back like 2 inches at most) Uncomfortable ride, I know it was only economy, but still seemed more cramped than other airlines economy class sections."
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: "Please see above...All 4 of Air China flights to and from JFK to Beijing & Beijing to Bangkok were delayed... one of them over an hour another over two hours another one over three and a half hours and another one over an hour and a half. Missed even their own connecting flights! The seats were cramped and tight the food was horrible, really quite disgusting. They walkthrough very quickly with a water bottle and cups when I really feel they should mandatory pour you water on such long flights if you are not sleeping. If you do not get their attention they just pass you. They also should conserve and or do recycling they go through a lot of waste of cups, utensils xcetera. The movies they offered were mainly Chinese. The headphones work huge and not adjustable, they kept falling off. Also when I needed to change my flight due to an emergency I was on hold multiple times with several disconnections for a total of over six and a half hours over a two-day time span. Finally got through when I called the insurance company could barely understand there customer service person. They ended up calling me back left a voicemail saying that I was all set for me to call back I went through the whole process again of being on hold for three hours and then get disconnected. When I went to check in and get my boarding pass in Bangkok to fly back they said I didn't have a ticket they pulled me out of line and waited for about a half an hour and they finally printed me a ticket. I also have the experience as to when I was sleeping as most of the plane was sleeping approx 95% there were a whole bunch of Asian people standing up gathered around the restroom talking very very very loudly! I finally called for the attendant and reminded her that I paid for my ticket too and I would like to be able to rest and if she could ask them to sit/quiet down, she did but it only lasted so long... I could hear it completely through the headphones with the music. So if you decide to fly Air China I would definitely make sure that your connecting flights are far apart, pay for business or first class, preorder your meal/ bring your own food, bring your own headphones and do not plan on changing your flight- so don't get hurt on your vacation/travel. Btw.. they don't even serve breakfast or offer coffee... it's all Chinese food either chicken beef or pork with rice or noodle. GOOD LUCK!"
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."
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."
Pros: "The leg room and entertainment with the ability to change your devices. They were on time."
Cons: "The air hostess dont know how to speak to passangers professionally at all and they are not knowledgeable in aircraft device recommendations. What they were hitting passangers with are old and out dated. Phones do not interfair with the plane system as that to has computers in them. Just google it and you too will see it's nothing to get worked up over. English skills were poor, transferring in Beijing was horrible, there security is still old school with no common sense at all, a woman acted like she just got out of a dilemma with me and my wife. There directions is there but no assistance you will have to figure it out on your own."
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