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Top 3 airlines serving Ningbo Lishe Intl to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.1
China Southern
Overall score based on 5,521 reviews
7.3
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

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."

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: "Great!"

Pros: "I liked being seated in the upper deck. Great service. Nice heavy blankets, head support, and foot rests"
Cons: "The western breakfast with eggs wasn't good. Not very many good movie options."

Pros: "na"
Cons: "na"

Pros: "Delayed"
Cons: "Delayed"

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: "Check in was easy"
Cons: "Food can be better."

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)."

Pros: "Crew"
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."
Cons: "Food"

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: "Business class was confortable but plane showed signs of age"
Cons: "Would recommend a western menu option"

Pros: "I've flown China Southern several times before and like the airline. Legroom is good, so is the service and the movie selection."
Cons: "The food was okay but for our western taste doesn't deserve an 'excellent' rating ...and on other long distance flights the crew comes around to serve water or Oj, or they give you a water bottle. None of this happened on this flight...while the crew was still friendly and helpful, it could have been better service, sorry! The seats also seemed a litter harder than on previous flights, not 100% sure if it was the case or if it was just my own impression, LOL."

Pros: "Room and comfort were a bit above average for coach. Crew was pleasant, food was good, lots of entertainment choices, flights were punctual. Guangzhou airport is modern and has amenities EXCEPT western periodicals."
Cons: "Something to be aware of: It's the People's Republic of China. They tell you this in the announcements. You're not supposed to use your cell phone at all in flight, even in airplane mode. Some government inspectors went through my checked suitcase and removed a lithium power pack and left me a note."

Pros: "Crew friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Food was well planned out and tasty."
Cons: "The Airbus 380 is more comfortable but CZ owns fewer of them than the B-777. Boarding is chaotic partly due the the Chinese tradition of disorganized attack instead of queuing but also the failure of the ticket takers to insist on queueing."

Pros: "Overall good."

Pros: "free hotel service for long layover. over all - customer service was good."
Cons: "really hard to get someone on the phone. i had to call customer service in china."

Cons: "Seats were horrible. Alll the cushion seems to have disappeared with age. Also no organization for boarding. Basically a free for all. Lots of pushy passengers. I am questioning whether or not the low fare was worth it."

Cons: "Very bad food."

Cons: "We got inside to the checkin desk finally after waiting in horrible traffic and lines just to get into the airport. The checkin staff had already left the desk with 1 hr and 10 minutes before the flight. The guy at the information desk came to verify. After making a scene the police/security finally agreed to get someone on the radio. They refused to come back to get us and we were not allowed to go through security. We were told to go to an office in another building but the door was locked, no one home. We continue to fight but couldn't get any progress, missed our flight and ended up spending 10 hours in that airport and then having to wait an extra 10 in China for our missed connection. We went to the office. They refused to help us. Made us pay cash, couldn't take credit card, had to take out 3 different withdrawls, couldn't rebook us, had to call a downtown office. And basically said we were liars and we weren't there on time. Even though they only had the 2 employees working the entire airport for this airline. Still no power in the seats, no wifi, ended up missing an entire day plus the travel day that I was meant to be working. Travel insurance wouldn't cover because it wasn't a "strike" I don't know what else you call it when someone decides not to do their job."

Pros: "Everything!!! Great crew and great staff."

Pros: "Courtious, helpful and kind service I absolutely recommend."
Cons: "Everything they go the extra mile."

Pros: "The flight was on time. Price was better than other airlines."
Cons: "Freezing cold for 12 hours and flight attendants did not speak or understand English."

Pros: "Control of my own movies."
Cons: "He very was only ok. I felt like I couldn't have enough water to drink."

Pros: "Best time saving flight"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Someone had booked the same seat as I did and since i was traveling alone they moved me up to first class on my long flight to China. Overall Excellent service!!"

Pros: "The business class cabin felt very much like business class on a regular U.S. carrier (although maybe lacking slightly in design). The lay flat seat was comfortable and the bedding was fine. The flight attendants tried hard and were very nice."
Cons: "The service was always just a bit off like they had no organization. My partner was served a little nut plate, no such thing for me. They got my entree wrong for dinner and entirely skipped me for dinner on the return flight (of course they were very nice and apologetic when I mentioned it). They served one of us cheese but passed the other one by. Not a big deal, but everything just seemed a bit disorganized. The mobile device thing was odd--- they kept telling me to turn off my kindle at odd times and no cell phone can be used even in airplane mode. The food was mixed--- some things were ok but other things were off, not due to taste but things like luke warm soup and stale bread."

Pros: "Warm washclothes & blankets were great!"
Cons: "Did not pass out enough water (apprx 2-3 cups) to stay hydrated for a 14 hr flight."

Pros: "Plenty of movies friendly stewardesses"
Cons: "Arm rests on my row or this plane didn't go up. Touch screens on my seat and a seat mate were wonky at times"

Pros: "Great, multicultural movie selection."

Pros: "Great crew, comfortable aircraft"
Cons: "snacks were wimpy"

Pros: "Lufthansa crew and service made the long trip not just bearable,but enjoyable!"
Cons: "The seats are super squeezed together. My daughter and I weigh no more than 130 lbs each and We were very uncomfortable."

Cons: "A little more shoulder room and a spot where I can charge my phone on flight to be able to watch a movie."

Pros: "Crew was friendly, helpful and very competent. Flight arrived early. Regular notification/reminder via SMS on flight status. Comfortable seats, generous seat pitch."
Cons: "For a three-hour international flight, and at that ticket price, substantial snacks should be complimentary. In Asia, flights of three hours or more on legacy carriers have proper inflight food. Low cost carriers sell food; but UA is not LCC."

Pros: "The crew between Newark and Los Angeles were phenomenal,"
Cons: "The seats were quite narrow"

Cons: "25 people aprox loose the connecting flight"

Pros: "Staff always amazing."
Cons: "No Wi-Fi available."

Pros: "I LOVED that they got me on the next flight without any issues. Wait time was just an hour longer"
Cons: "No ear buds for sale or offered. No charger plug ins in the seat"

Cons: "We arrived to one terminal and no one says that the next flight was in tom bradley terminal. After asking on the way, I realized that had to walk more than 35 minutes. No transfer service, no info, nothing. Finally after reach tom bradley terminal, the ANA staff said that they was very delayed and wanted to change my flight."

Cons: "Sat on the runway way too long. Hot. Cramped plane"

Pros: "professionalism"
Cons: "At boarding/check-inn there was inly one young women to handle the crowd of passengers boarding. She was over worked, but did real welll!!!"

Pros: "Upgrade and lay flat seats."

Pros: "Flight was on time and luggage was not lost. In flight meal service was better than average."
Cons: "in the last row battling for share if the armrest."

Pros: "New planes were more comfortable and I love the entertainment being free and with own devices"
Cons: "Basic economy should not be an option for mileage plus members"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "That my flight got delayed in Denver over an hour and I missed my flight from LA to BJX because of that. I was suppose to land in BJX At 6am on Friday April 28th for a family emergency and now my next flight isn't till 1pm! This is the worst flight experience I have ever had in my life. Never in my life will I ever fly with united again. My plans got ruined, I was forced to sleep on the cold dirty floor of LAX. This cost me a lot of time and money, and I am upset about it. I will tell all my peers about this horrible experience and encourage them to never fly with united ever again. I do expect some sort of compensation over this horrible experience."

Pros: "All services where very good from check in to arrival In L.A."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like."

Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "The aircraft was super HOT and the seats were smaller than any plane i have ever been on. there was zero leg room available."

Pros: "The Stroopwaffle"
Cons: "The hour delay"

Pros: "It was a good flight and for a great prize"

Pros: "No big incident, was offered a small bag of pretzels, complimentary."
Cons: "Seats have uncomfortably small spacing."

Pros: "United is very reputable airline with great pilots and safety record. Prior to leaving for Mexico, the plane was examined amd found a 'mechanical issue'. All of the passengers were immediately switched to a different airplane. The safety of the airline and the pocedures used to ensure the craft was 100% was very comforting."
Cons: "I was bothered by the fee to check in 1 bag and the lack of food and ebtertainment upon the return flight from Mexico to Los Angeles. During the entire 4 hour flight, passengers were offered a bag of chips and nothing else, not even for purchase. Thus particular plane didn't have any screen for entertainment. I was most bothered by the baggage fee of $50 ($25 each way ) because the ticket price doesnt reflect an airline that charges for necessary things."

Pros: "I enjoyed the speedy boarding process"
Cons: "The flight was over booked. Very crowded and when we arrived in Los Angeles we sat on the runway for over an hour"

Cons: "Left my Kindle on the plane. It has yet to be returned/found."

Pros: "nice flight attendancts"

Pros: "There was a lot of space and a quick departure."
Cons: "When we got to LA event though we were early we had to wait. I know its not the airlines fault but it sucked."

Cons: "No entertainment at all?"

Pros: "Enough space."
Cons: "Ground staff was racist. Standards vary depending ur color. Specially at Heathrow. Ask personal question loudly."

Pros: "refund"
Cons: "Hour delay that made me miss my connecting flight. Customer service agent, Theresa, at the United gate was more interested in checking her cell phone text messages & handing out $10 food vouchers than the long of people who have conflicts with connecting flights or missing events in the destination they were flying to. Every minute lost could prevent customers from obtaining another immediate or comparable flight to their destination. Customer service agent sent those who were going to have problems with their connecting flights to the United Airlines service desk, of which, there were no customer service agents at any of the four available stations. I waited 10 minutes for an agent & no one arrived. When I went back to the original line I was standing in, I was forced to go to the back of the line rather than the place I was originally standing. Therefore I waited in line an additional 20-30 minutes. Once I was served they did not have any more seats available on direct flights to Melbourne. They wanted me to fly to NY, then Sydney & then Melbourne. Additionally the customer service agent did not seem confident this flight was not going to have any hiccups. Worst of all, I had been planning this trip for months & it was ruined by United Airlines."

Cons: "The most unpleasant crew we have ever had in our flying lives. Rude, condescending, treating passengers as if we are not human. Lufthansa should carefully examine their customer treatment training."

Pros: "That i got home safely."
Cons: "4 5 Hour delays accompanied by apologies with a $10 expired food vouchers."

Cons: "Flight was delayed by over 2 hours. Then halfway through the boarding process there was a glitch in the system and I believe that they lost the seat reservations, which delayed us even further."

Pros: "The flight attendants gave stellar service, especially the ones from Hawaii !!! I wasn't feeling very well and they noticed and checked up on me and made sure I was hydrated and got something to make me feel better. (I was so grateful to have a mom~type take care of me, on a long flight.) Thank You!!!"
Cons: "The lack of space - in the isles AND in between the seats in front of us. Anytime the person in front of me wanted to recline their seat, it made it hard for me to even get out and go to the bathroom. That was not pleasant."

Pros: "Brought us safe to Hawaii and back home home."
Cons: "My brother accidentally left his passport, ring and chain inside the plain which was very expensive and he called after he noticed he didn't have it with him. He left it inside of the pocket holder of the seat on the plain where the magazine are. He called and was told nothing was there. On our way back home, the flight was delayed 3 1/2 hours behinds. At no moment did the co pilot excused himself nor did he apologized for the the delay. We deserved at least a free meal or some kind of compensation. Instead, the pilot and flight attendants just told us to rich it because we had to leave to L.A! We (8) family members came and this includes an elderly person (my mother who has been fighting cancer for about 2 years, along with diabetes) came to see her grandaughter get married. Now they were rushing her as well? Uncalled for. Now my other brother and his family which was a party of 10 on another flight, also flew to Hawaii. Now that alone tells you how much money was spent. The stay in Hawaii was amazing! We would visit again but the way we were treated on this airline, I don't think we would fly again and choose this airline. To be honest, not even recommend it. I'm ashamed to let others know such as friends and co workers know of this airline's service. To top it off one flight attendant was very rude! She saw us when she handed the other passengers pretzels and skipped my mother, my sister and I. I asked her nicely if we may have some and told her she had skipped us. She said, "I did?" Came back with 6 bags of thenm and was like, "Here!" Like shoving them to me. I felt humiliated! I didn't say anything because I didn't want to embarrass her. But it was extremely rude!!! I read some reviews and I guess it's normal on your end to be the way you treat your customers. We even asked before abording from Hawaii to L.A, what can you do to make up for all this and we were told, "nothing could". So ashamed."

Pros: "Great crew, very efficient boarding"
Cons: "Not much that could be helped. Short flight, very turbulent on takeoff and landing. Getting stuck in front of a kid who kept dropping her tray table open and slamming it shut wasn't fun, but I know United isn't responsible for someone else's sucky parenting. And when did the leg room shrink???"

Pros: "Gate personnel were great."

Pros: "I liked the new movies. Lots of movie selections. Friendly flight crew."
Cons: "Flight was a little bumpy at times, and flight was also delayed 1 hr."

Pros: "The seats were mostly comfortable (although extremely cramped), pillows and blankets were provided. I liked the one free thing offered; ability to follow the planes progress on my iPhone."
Cons: "All of the screens on the side of the cabin I sat in did not work so even if we chose to pay the ridiculous fees for content it wasn't an option. Charging $16 for internet is gouging to the extreme. Truthfully, I would choose to pay a little more for my ticket if I knew that United did not cram people in like sardines, provided good quality free internet, provided free video content (on consoles that worked), and provided a small snack (better than a little wafer)."

Cons: "When i came back to my country everything was ok until i got my credit details and i saw that your receptionist stole money from my card. I should have pay for an exstra suitcase 60 dollars so i gave the receptionist my credit card. Yesterday I got my credit details i saw an extra charge of 400 hundred dollars !!! I am so mad and im waiting for you to cancel it and recompense. I hope it will be soon before i involve a layer and require you. My phone number is +97224518838."

Cons: "Flight was an hour delayed and I was never told the reason.. There was no enough of the beverage I wanted to be given just one can of juice.."

Pros: "I was able to bring on my musical instruments."
Cons: "Coach was very tight"

Cons: "Internet didn't work on the plane"

Pros: "Thank you for the comfortable flight to LA .Espacially free entertainment & comfortable new aircraft."

Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "No wifi was available as described on seats"

Pros: "We were boarded and sat on the ground for 3 hrs. while they "downloaded the entertainment". Then we were deboarded so a new flight crew could be brought on board. Arrived at 2:30am instead of the 9:30pm original time."

Pros: "Free movies were a plus. Very comfortable. Came with pillow and a blanket."
Cons: "Got stuck for 30 mins trying to get ice off the wings but no fault of United."

Cons: "Delays, delays, and more delays....rude gate crew forcing economy passengers to check bags when there was still TONS of space in overhead bins for a not even full flight. Added extra hour to an already majorly delayed flight day to wait for a bag that could have easily been stowed overhead. Service was lacking. Plane was new but no real in-flight entertainment for a long flight. Uncomfortable flight all around. Will do everything I can to avoid United from now on. 14 hour travel day that should have been half the time! Haven't had such a bad experience in years."

Pros: "Getting off the plane, away from the airline, and their disregard of customer service."
Cons: "My flight being canceled after a three hour delay, waiting in the customer service line until four in the morning, sleeping in the airport, and having my luggage lost for nearly a week. I will never fly United again."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled from LAX to SD."

Pros: "The flight was ok but they got my luggage almost destroyed and I couldn't complain once I got it, because no one was working in the courier."
Cons: "The flight was ok but they got my luggage almost destroyed and I couldn't complain once I got it, because no one was working in the courier."

Cons: "Plane old , no music, no tv, no plug in"

Cons: "Wuhan"

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: "This connection has been changed and it was too early for my flight, it got changed and i was told I don't hv a connecting flight.. ca7265"
Cons: "This connection has been changed and it was too early for my flight, it got changed and i was told I don't hv a connecting flight.. ca7265"

Pros: "Plane was clean. Had electrical outlet between seats on one of my international flights (not the return flight). Left and arrived on time."
Cons: "Seats felt close together. Crew doesn't really return smiles. Food wasn't great. English movies that weren't "B" level were few on my first flight, better on my return flight. Not much refreshment in the 7 or so hours between meals. Did not have electrical outlets between seats on one of my international flights. English translations of announcements were difficult to understand."

Pros: "The flight crew’s polite attitude was the only redeeming quality."
Cons: "They kept telling us before the inflight meal that there may not be enough food. And “sorry”. Luckily there was enough for my partner and I, but it was unsettling. Most importantly we found our luggage ransacked when we arrived at our destination. There were zip ties wrapped around both our suitcases that were cutting into the fabric. When we opened our luggage we found numerous items missing and broken. We will be filling a complaint with the airline as well as a claim with travel insurance. Finally, I will do my best to avoid connecting through Beijing airport. Most restaurants didn’t start serving food until 11:30am and our next flight boarded at that time. We arrived at 6am and we were starving. So our only real option was soup."

Pros: "Food, especially the hot entrees and the salmon salad and the matcha cake"
Cons: "I repeatedly asked for upgrade options, was told 1) Gimpo airport can't process upgrades 2) wait until cabin door closed 3) flight is too full, no seats available when I could see an entire business class section empty. Was charged $110 to check an extra bag. Only one bag of three received upon landing. Airline staff was completely unapologetic and disingenuous, saying my bags would arrive on the next flight at 11 (there was no flight arriving at 11) and then treating me like I was inconveniencing them by needing to leave the airport two hours after my flight landed instead of continuing to wait indefinitely for my bags."

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: "Good flight, clean, good service and great price"
Cons: "Food for vegetarians is not that great. Carry your own food. English is definitely a problem for the crew but everything is manageable."

Cons: "minimal legroom"

Pros: "Crew was excellent"

Pros: "Business class section very good and clean. Cabin crew very attentive. Good value for a business class flight."
Cons: "Being a Chinese airline, it lacks the variety of US inflight entertainment choices compared to an airline such as Cathay Pacific."

Cons: "this long flight was made much more difficult by the 10 hour layover in cold airport 11F outside while we had no cold weather clothes (since we were in 90F Thailand previous). We should have had short layover but flight got cancelled and terrible rebooking had us waiting 10 hours in middle of our trip at Beijing. The food on the flight was poor and the crew never came around to offer water."

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "people work in PEK is very helpful, but delay is way too much to handle."
Cons: "miss flight, miss flight, miss 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."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Airport in lounge was a waste of time, no wifi, terrible coffee, no showers."

Pros: "Chaostic"

Pros: "I enjoyed my journey from L.A. to Beijing. I haven't traveled in a while but it was fun. Thank you Air China for getting up and back safely."
Cons: "See the above comment regarding the music and television selections."

Pros: "Was worried about losing my luggage originally but everything turned out fine."

Pros: "The air crew (in the airplane flying) were really good. Good food."
Cons: "The ticketing agents in San Francisco were very rude in the check in process. No online check in or Kiosks so you have to talk to a rude person. Then the same people go board the plane which started to board at the same time it is supposed to leave (its a 747 so there is a lot of people it is not a 10 min board) this makes it very difficult if you have a connecting flight. Every flight that I took with them (4 total) left late and my luggage did not arrive in LA on my way back to the USA. Their baggage office was not helpful and when I tried to call them over the next several days they never answered or responded to messages left on the machine or via email. The in flight is good on the ground it is terrible."

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: "Flight went very smoothly"
Cons: "Loved that I was able to pick up where I left off on my in flight movie when I transferred planes. The flight went well!"

Cons: "Rude rude rude!!!"

Pros: "The staff was pleasant and always on top of things. The food was also excellent and I appreciate how often thet provided water."
Cons: "The seats were cramped to the point where it was awfully hard for me to sit properly. The entertainment touch screens also froze quite often."

Cons: "Departure delay of more than an hour due to air traffic. Prolonged sitting was not good for circulation of blood."

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. They were courteous and bilingual. They served two dinners and offered complimentary beverages, even beer and wine at no extra cost. There was also a complimentary blanket, pillow and headsets in every seat. Also great movie selections."
Cons: "On the returning flight guy from Beijing to LA my headphones only worked on one side. There was no way to fix it."

Pros: "New plane, 2 good meals and beverages. Flight staff friendly and helpf"
Cons: "The crying baby seating behind us for 12 hours"

Cons: "Had to take a shuttle to get to the plane. Beijing international airport is too busy."

Pros: "crews"
Cons: "Foodstuffs"

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."

Pros: "Seat entertainment, food, cabin staff"
Cons: "customer service on ground was weak."

Pros: "There was really anything exciting about the flight. Far under par."
Cons: "Seems like the crew forgot about us once they turned the lights down. Getting water was a mission. They also left one of our bags in Beijing. Getting it now is a mission."

Cons: "Food a bit blah, entertainment a bit sparse. But hey, it was cheap!"

Pros: "Nothing"
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: "There was nothing special about the flight"
Cons: "It was late taking off from Beijing and the ground crew did not inform the passengers what was going on. The food was mediocre, there was no breakfast and the video/monitor attached to my seat did not work!!!!"

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."

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