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High season

JulyMost popular time to fly with an average 60% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$538(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$398or less

Good deal one-way

$284or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Qingdao to California for the following prices or less: to Los Angeles $284 one-way - $398 round-trip, to San Francisco $385 one-way - $519 round-trip
  • High season is considered to be January, February and December. The cheapest month to fly to California is January.
  • Morning departure is around 65% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving Qingdao 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: "Overall good"
Cons: "A"

Pros: "as expected"

Pros: "I thought the seat were better and were very uncomfortable!"

Cons: "Should have leg rest and phone charger outlet"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes"

Pros: "seats are comfy fast boarding on time"
Cons: "not enough food"

Pros: "The plane was clean and the boarding process was very smooth. The crew was professional. The selection of movies was outstanding."
Cons: "There was not as much legroom as I would have liked. We had Asian Veg meals which were a little bit too much the same each time."

Cons: "Good"

Cons: "Bags lost"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Cancelation flightnothing"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Leg room in economy is tight"

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

Cons: "The food"

Pros: "A-380 seems to be significantly quieter than the 777."

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "Fav in crew inattentive/ and reluctant to enforce any airline guidelines"

Pros: "The multiple bathrooms"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "Non"

Pros: "China Southern has nice customer service, good entertainment options and decent food. They moved me to an actual bulkhead seat because i am tall and it made the 13 hour trip easy."
Cons: "All good."

Pros: "Hospitality was good except food. For long route frequent snacks suggested which was missing."
Cons: "Food, beverage, water, liquor supply and bumpy ride."

Cons: "I didn't like the crew too much. There were many empty business class seats so I moved to a window and took my pillow with me. They came and took the extra pillow back! Bizarre behavior. My vegetarian meals were not good at all. Couldn't eat them. 2 identical meals for dinner and breakfast."

Pros: "The pilot was great"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "A+++++++++++service"

Pros: "I will like to travel anytime with your traveling agency"
Cons: "I like everything about your company"

Pros: "Great space. Easy to get on and off plane."
Cons: "Movie/media monitor did not work. Selection of movies and audio were very limited Takeoff very shaky cabin- scary"

Cons: "The China Southern Airline in GuangZhou could not validate my online tickets during check-in. I was required to pay more than $200 additional fees for last minute add-on for two tickets and spent over an hour doing this. It was not a pleasant experience at all."

Cons: "The airline broke my luggage, which make me very unhappy. They broke the handle as well as the wheels, they were obviously just throwing my luggage around. I am expecting a call or email back regarding this situation."

Pros: "Good movie selection"
Cons: "The check in Desk crew and cabin Crew (specially women) wasn't really friendly, no vegetarian option, unless you order in advance, can't use your cell even for games and music, so I was pretty bored of my 14 hours flight."

Pros: "Great!"

Pros: "na"
Cons: "na"

Pros: "Delayed"
Cons: "Delayed"

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: "i was very comfortable the entire journey of my travels"

Cons: "AC didn't work."

Cons: "Too crowded. Seat size small and aisles narrow. Not enough bathrooms."

Cons: "Flight delayed"

Cons: "on the return flight the headphone female jack doesnt connect well so the sound is terrible. i had to use my earphone but the sound only one side. the food is not as good the depart flight"

Cons: "I want to receive info about reimbursement"

Pros: "Very few or none options for none red meat eaters."
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Always, the level of service must be considered in light of the price--and CS had an excellent price. Food was acceptable, nice blankets."
Cons: "CS serves primarily a Chinese speaking clientele, so they do not need to attract staff with high levels of English. You are flying on a Chinese carrier, not one with a global feel. Service is more than adequate with respect to call button etc. But meal service is "clipped" (for lack of a better term). No extras, warm beer, wine but no liquor. No snacks.They can do better, if they want to compete with the gulf airlines. Baggage took about 45 minutes to arrive at LAX. Very glitchy entertainment system"

Pros: "Would be nice to be able to charge phone."

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: "Overall good."

Cons: "Plane was late, causing me to miss flight in LA; I had requested an aisle seat but got placed in a the middle of a row of four seats, with a large man on one side and a Chinese woman on the other who both kept encroaching on my very limited space. I had no room, could not sleep and the entertainment (TV) for my seat was non-functional."

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."

Cons: "2 of my 4 bags, which I checked in, were broken during my travel."

Pros: "Good"

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

Pros: "Overall price."

Pros: "Never never fly with This airline Poor Customer service"

Pros: "I love the vegan food that they provide me."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "There was a good amount of leg room for an economy seat"
Cons: "I wish there was a bigger movie selection"

Pros: "The crew are amazing"

Pros: "Crew was very good and professional, yes the seats were comfortable"
Cons: "I think the Xiamen knows how to run an airline."

Cons: "They wouldn’t let us in the plane due to passport expiring within 6 months of travel. That should have been something you should have put out there during the booking process. We’re now not going on vacation and are having a hard time getting anything back from a trip we couldn’t take"

Cons: "Chinese airlines often require you to take a bus at boarding and then carry your suitcases up large flights of steps to enter the plane - this was the case in Xiamen. This flight often is delayed and this was the case. The food was below average. WiFi is free but it blocks google and gmail."

Pros: "In time"
Cons: "Don’t let customer wait long time for gate after landing"

Pros: "Attentive crews, food on board - Food on board provides couple of choices of mainly Chinese food. I don't claim it to be extraordinary but it is far better than most of food other airlines provides in the economy class."
Cons: "Lavatory needs a bit more amenities, e.g. hand soaps, etc."

Pros: "Attentive crews, food on board - Food on board provides couple of choices of mainly Chinese food. I don't claim it to be extraordinary but it is far better than most of food other airlines provides in the economy class."
Cons: "There is no individual entertainment screen. The small screen from the ceiling of the airplane was far from sufficient."

Cons: "The crew should speak better English. They polite and helpful but clear English is a plus value"

Pros: "Comfy seat"
Cons: "Less salt in the food"

Pros: "The crew was great, and seat was comfy compare to other European airlines seats"
Cons: "Less salt in the food would’ve been better"

Pros: "Crew was very nice and I was happy to get emergency exit row window seat to make the the long flight more comfortable."
Cons: "The food could have definitely been better too many shrimp and fish options even in the morning for breakfast. I was happy there has been a pasta served for dinner otherwise I wouldn’t have eaten the entire flight! Shrimp for breakfast isn’t an option for American folk and the movie selection"

Pros: "Great airplane (787 Dreamliner), comfortable seats, lots of meals, free beer and wine. Great ticket price!"
Cons: "The cabin crew did not really understand english. When I asked something, it was clear that they didn't understand. I had to claim my checked bag and recheck it at every flight segment. No ability to select seats unless it was more than 72 hours before departure."

Pros: "Great airplane (787 Dreamliner), comfortable seats, lots of meals, no charge for beer & wine"
Cons: "IMO, the flight attendants should understand better english. It was clear they didn't understand much. I had to claim checked bags and recheck every flight segment. No abilty to reserve seats unless it was more than 72 hours before departing!"

Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "The food vegan Movies"

Pros: "You give me the suck time form shenyang to Fuzhou . I have to pick up all my stuff and chinking all the stuff to shenyang form Fuzhou . And just a 40 minute how I make it ? And I miss my fly to Fuzhou . I have to buy 2 new tickets form shenyang to Fuzhou ! $400 .. I feel so bad very bad .."
Cons: "How you guys gonna do for it ?"

Pros: "No real problems"
Cons: "Nothing significant"

Pros: "Very responsible and kind cabin crew. We were delayed by maybe 8-10 hours because of weather. The crew would have to work all night, but were very kind about the situation."
Cons: "Short flight; so there was no real in-flight entertainment. That's really alright though."

Cons: "got severe food poisoning from the airline food."

Pros: "Crew's Services"
Cons: "Snacks and water ran out during the last several hours of the flight. For shorter people, their feet would have difficulty touching the floor."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was charge a terribly high exchange rate for this tickets! Not acceptable at all."

Pros: "ALL"

Cons: "the transit in Xiamen after my flight from Hong Kong it was 7 hours I have stay in xi amen. The promotion and/or advertisement saying that I have eight hotel for me to rest in Xiamen or a city tour. After I arrived there.all of those was saying nothing provided today. all I can have is leading me to a lough where just seats, tables for passenger to sit there. provided tea, water, Chinese made coke with natural temperature no ice . just sit there for 7 hours to wait for my connection flight to LAX"

Cons: "Flight got delayed in Xiamen, miss the connecting flight to chongqing."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "No problems for the price"
Cons: "Ok no problems for the price"

Pros: "This leg was continuation of flight that began in Xiamen. Same plane and crew. 787 Dreamliner layout is efficient, generous legroom and recline is better than American carriers. Crew works as team, fast and courteous. Very helpful and professional, Water offered frequently, trash pick up kept cabin neat, bathrooms always clean. Passenger announcements are clear and crisp is English and Chinese."
Cons: "Really, no complaints. More entertainment choices would be appreciated however is not my priority."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing. I was sent to two long layovers in China and was told they were too long for them to take me without a visa for China. I was not told I needed one for any layover. I had to purchase a ticket on another site to get home or be stranded in Manila. Kayak doesn't have a customer service number to fix this."

Pros: "the order of boarding the plane"
Cons: "food was dry"

Pros: "Plane was new and clean. Flight crew was very friendly. Liked the mood lighting during the flight. Good selection of films to watch during the long flight."
Cons: "The food was okay but they ran out of selection a couple of times so I had no choice what to eat. But that’s it nothing else I didn’t like. Really good airline."

Pros: "Clean plane. Left on time. Better than average legroom."
Cons: "Movie selection was virtually all violent related. Nothing the airline can do about the numerous Security checks passing through this Airport."

Pros: "1. Friendly crew and attention 2. Affordable direct flight from LAX to XMN 3. Good timing"
Cons: "1. Seat cushion is too thin, resulting in painful butt after 12-14 hrs flight 2. The in-seat screen doesn't tilt, thus when front passenger reclined seat, the screen is right in front of your face (less than 5-inches). You need to crank your neck down to watch any programming which results in neck pain 3. Entertainment and food have much room to improve"

Cons: "u had to transfer ur luggages even though its the same airline. what a joke? u had to get through numerous security points to get through the airport what the hell?"

Pros: "The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!"
Cons: "Couldn't be helped, it was just a long flight!"

Pros: "The flight crew was kind..really hard working.."
Cons: "I was not informed before hand I needed a visa to enter China..Xiamen international airport does not have transit lounge...so leaving on the 6 December from Lax to Xiamen ..I was denied to fly Xiamen so they scrambled last minute an put me on China southern airlines...upon return from Singapore I had to pay for Chinese visa since I was to return through Xiamen...it was a nightmare"

Pros: "I liked the plane. 787’s are the smoothest rides."
Cons: "Xiamen Airlines should be applauded for having a direct flight from LA to Qingdao. But they have a lot to learn about the proper service and materials in business class. Not surprisingly, they have gone for the cheapest way to service the customer. Lot to learn."

Pros: "entertainment choices were good"

Pros: "food is great"
Cons: "check in time is too long (about 1 hour)"

Pros: "Seat were comfortable , staff friendly"
Cons: "The long layover"

Pros: "Two meals plus sandwich in between were enough to keep me from getting hungry."
Cons: "Boarding line was too long. There was no grouping which means there was a bit of disorder. A check-in counter agent was super slow. Other agents had a supervisor watching over their shoulders so they were much more efficient. The flight ran out of hot tea... but got refilled later. Need more tea cuz most passengers were Chinese."

Pros: "Even though the flight was short, a simple meal was served and it tasted great. It was around dinner time but I wasn't expecting a meal. The flight crew was friendly and professional also."
Cons: "The flight landed at an outlying terminal and we had to be bussed to the main terminal. Just a little inconvenience."

Pros: "The food was surprisingly good. I would have expected some of it from a restaurant, not an airline. The in-seat entertainment was functional and had a lot of things to watch and games to play."
Cons: "Nothing really. We have to keep in mind that an airline can only do so much to help us get through flights that are many hours long. This Xiamen flight was about as good as I can imagine a long international flight could be."

Pros: "I was forced to buy a new ticket home, which made me discover how wonderful Japan Airlines is..."
Cons: "How are these people still in business? The only people answering customer service hotlines were from the main HQ who only spoke Chinese and would immediately transfer callers to a line for “forgeiners” which would just ring awhile and then disconnect. Same thing happened for at least 10 different people stranded by cancelled flights, even had people trying to call for me from the US. A travel agency was able to switch my friends flights, only to be blocked at his gate by an uninformed Xiamen agent saying he needed a visa for his layover in China, ultimately forcing him to buy a whole new ticket. Xiamen never answered, reimbursed, or recitified any of this. On the flight there, flight attendants had attitudes and SMOKED IN AIRPLANE, it STANK like an ashtray!!! And the food was the worst I ever encountered."

Cons: "XiamenAir lost one of my bags and has still not found it"

Pros: "Crew, comfort, food, entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding."

Pros: "Crew was super friendly, professional and excellent!"
Cons: "The 10 hour layover :("

Pros: "International carriers kick butt on US domestic carriers. As a A+ SWA traveler, I know my 787s like the back of my hand. Xiamen had a Business class section (small & unfortunately: untested by me). Economy was as expected but imagine getting a Bao (chicken) & packaged fruit, pastries, pickled cucumbers. Hey, beats a pack of peanuts. You could also get a white or red wine (didn't try them) - all for the price of admission. Take that UA, Delta, & AA! Why can't foreign carriers bring their game to the US routes and really give some competition!"
Cons: "No entertainment (there was some fold down screens playing some ads) but the volume was so low that nobody paid any attention to it. At least someone can read a sentence in English (and there were pre-recorded anouncements)."

Pros: "None"
Cons: "."

Pros: "na"

Pros: "Boarding was easy."
Cons: "Food ! Tasteless and bald.."

Pros: "Boarding was streamlined, planes took off on time and made it to destination before time. Entertainment options were decent."
Cons: "Food isn't the best (had Hindu meal for my flights) not sure if there is a better option. There isn't much in terms of snacks, outside the set meals. Some of the crew members do struggle with communicating in English, but I always found someone to work with."

Pros: "Nice food and great crews!"

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See abovr"

Pros: "Air China is a good solid performer...with modern planes and decent staff. Clean, On-time, safe. Our 748-8 had a modern entertainments system. Seats a bit tight for a 5'10 guy...but fine for my 5'1" wife."
Cons: "PEK boarding ramps really rundown at PEK. Signage for Immigration misleading. Range of local overnight hotels is more aimed at smoking business travelers from China....not some must Americans and Europeans. Transfers to and from airport can be unreliable...especially for very early or late flights. Coris hotel is a safe but expensive choice...with excellent staff and transit vans."

Pros: "The flight attendants where excellent."
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Pleasant flight"
Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "meals were served well, free beer and wine was great"
Cons: "food was not good, no veggie option , plane seemed outdated, seats crammed, in flight entertainment was not good. Remotes and navigation were terrible."

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

Pros: "I assume that everything will be alright but instead of landing in San Francisco, I am still stuck in Beijing waiting for my flight."
Cons: "Well, I could take the flight because our flight was delayed. So I need to wait at the airport until tomorrow for my next flight."

Cons: "The plane was dirty. Entertainment system at my seat was broken. Food is nearly inedible. They are still flying outdated 747s that are literally falling apart and show their age. The plane is overdue for new paint and a refurbishment or just retirement. This is the typical experience with Air China. Fly Korean Air, ANA, JAL, or China Airlines for a better experience."

Pros: "Can’t beat the price"
Cons: "Pushy flight attendants don’t want you on your phone even if it is in airplane mode. Movie selection was slim."

Pros: "Transit time"
Cons: "Food, entertainment"

Cons: "See above. The lack of room is particularly concerning on such a big plane."

Pros: "It was the fastest boarding that I have ever experienced in an aircraft of that size."
Cons: "I was requested by 2 flight attendants to trade seats with another passenger so that he could sit with his wife who was sitting right next to me but wouldn’t ask herself. Eventually, the wife moved and there was an empty seat that was then filled with my neighbor who put her feet in my lap when she sprawled out. I did not sleep for the entire 10 hours."

Cons: "Flight delayed 3+ hours, missed my connection"

Cons: "Seat too tight"

Cons: "Seats too small"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "i give 0 star"

Pros: "In flight movies."
Cons: "Long delay - forced to sit in plane at gate. Very little cabin air. Stuffy and very hot!"

Cons: "Horrible service, part of the ceiling light came off, got so hot when we were boarding - I was nervous that there was a big issue with the plane"

Pros: "I arrived safely and had no issues with luggage. The staff were pretty good about going through the plane to offer water (especially important, since a second screening at the entrance to the plane confiscated all water, including bottles purchased passed the initial security check!)."
Cons: "That there was no worry of the water confiscation-only second security check. To not be allowed to bring any drinking fluids on an 11-hour flights poses a pretty serious risk of dehydration unless plane crew are significantly committed to ensuring passenger hydration. On the food front, my eggs were kind of dry."

Pros: "Good leg room."
Cons: "Got food poisoning"

Cons: "Airline didn't make an effort to hold the connecting flight. Also tried to book passengers two to a room for the 24 hour delay. Delay did not come through on vayama/kayak systems so when I called vayama they couldn't help because they thought the flight had departed on time."

Pros: "The crew was pretty responsive."
Cons: "Not a great selection of in-flight movies."

Cons: "Terrible ticket change process"

Pros: "Beautiful and helpful staffs"
Cons: "Their English level too low"

Pros: "Good movies, quick boarding."
Cons: "Was a bit bummed they did a water/beverages security check at the gate before boarding the plane. Full, unopened water bottles purchased feet from the gate were not allowed to be brought on board. With it being a 12 hour flight, I would prefer to have a water bottle ready whenever I need a drink instead of relying on the flight attendants to bring water by the tiny cup full. Seemed inconvenient without any purpose stated. Also in one section of the plane it smelled strongly of an uncleaned bathroom."

Pros: "Flight was fine, some delays but Ok"
Cons: "Air China lost my bags, and never once helped me in retrieving my lost luggage. Got my bags back 1 hour before my return flight 10 days later. Thanks in no part to Air China, about 3 hours of long lines and frustration trying to find my lost luggage."

Pros: "Foot rest at your seat."
Cons: "They don't allow you to board with a bottled water and wont give you one on board. Therefore on a 12 hr flight if you want to sleep (who doesn't) and you would like water, you have to have a little cup without a top to be on your tray table or in the easily hit with your knee cupholder. I ended up drinking my small amount of water quickly so I wouldn't end up with an accidental spill onto my feet. Not good foresight by a major airline."

Cons: "Cancelled flight without notice. 24 hour postponement; marginally passable accommodations. No compensation / upgrade / consideration / anything. Horrid staff, passengers, food, plane, etc. 16 hour layover in the frozen prison camp called the Beijing airport. Avoid like the plague. Fly literally anything else."

Pros: "Everything was ordinary. Nothing special."
Cons: "Food was terrible and yuk!. The attendents need to take a course on spoken English and how to be polite . Entertainment set Sucks! Only Chinese stuff. Need to add more English on a international flight. Could do a better job cleaning the toilets !!"

Pros: "Flight and Crew were good but entertainment wan't as they had old selections in Entertainment."
Cons: "I had booked "Hindu-vegetarian" meal (it's completely different than Chinese Veg or other Veg) and they often had Chinese Veg in the flight. If they can't offer "Hindu-Vegetarian" then they should remove this option from their list of meal."

Pros: "Overall the service of the flight crew was good, seats were comparable to other economy class flights on other airlines. Boarding was easy, and meals were good and served at appropriate times."
Cons: "Our connecting flight between Beijing and another city in China was cancelled, there was no Air China staff at our airport in the US to handle the rescheduling (the check-in counter staff actually worked for another airline) and so we could only try to reschedule when we got to Beijing airport. There was a staff member at the gate to give us directions to the general check-in area, but then once we got to the area there were no signs directing us where to go. We were waiting in line for half an hour before I learned that we were supposed to be in a different line to first reschedule our flights (a 40minute wait), then wait in the line we were originally in to check-in (yet another 40minutes in line). This on top of waiting more than 1 hour in the customs line. Staff at the airport counters in China were brusque, and they seemed understaffed as the lines were often very long. On the flight, the touch screen entertainment system as buggy and would sometimes freeze, although the selection of entertainment was decent."

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Without asking or choice, I got stuck at the back of the plane, which was noisy, bumpy, & somewhat smelly."

Pros: "The plane tickets were cheap, but I guess you get what you pay for."
Cons: "Airport staff in Beijing was rude. We boarded our plane and then proceeded to sit on the runway for 2 hours during a known weather delay. Airplane was very uncomfortable with few movie options. Flight attendants were rude on every flight I took with air China. I guess this was an improvement as the entertainment system was broken on my way there. My luggage was lost both ways of travel. In trying to report lost luggage, the desk attendant was rude and not helpful. She wasted about 30 minutes of my time just to tell me she couldn't help me. She should have told me that initially when I described my problem to her and she didn't listen. This delay caused me to miss my connecting flight. Overall I had a terrible experience and will never fly Air China ever again!!!"

Pros: "I enjoyed the entertainment offered, and the hot jasmine tea was yummy."
Cons: "They did not give us enough water for a 12 hour flight. They only came around four times – once before the two meals and once after – and they only filled up the small cup about half way each time. I left the plane dehydrated after the first flight. On the return trip, I bought a bottle of water in the terminal to take on the plane, but they confiscated it at the gate. I've never had that happen before, especially since I bought it past security in the Beijing airport. Since they took it, I probably annoyed the flight attendants with how much I asked for water, but I didn't really care."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and they let you get drinks when ever you wanted."
Cons: "For the price, no complaints."

Pros: "Great selection of movies, friendly flight crew."
Cons: "Food was ok."

Pros: "The attendant tried very hard to help me fix the broken headphone jack, and when it didn't work, she gave me another seat that had a working jack and way more legroom."
Cons: "Every time the entertainment was paused for an announcement, it turned the volume WAY up, so loud that it hurt my ears and every time i had to tear the earphones off. I understand not wanting to let people mute the announcements, but minimum volume should be around 30-40%, not 70%"

Pros: "So much space for the legs!"

Cons: "plane was late to start boarding and there was no communication about that. After boarding we had to wait about 1 hour for the plane to depart from Beijing causing to land extra late in SFO."

Cons: "there was a gas leak on the plane which caused me a headache and when I asked to move, the stuartesses were very obstructive. I would recommend people not fly Air China again."

Pros: "Good choice of food, both American and Chinese."
Cons: "The crew seem to be a bit more kindly to people who speak Chinese and less so to English speakers."

Pros: "I can't really think of anything really. I guess just having my own tv screen with movies that are false advertise in the booklet."
Cons: "Boarding was all over the place, so as the crew. The food distribution was chaotic. Food was a basic typical airplane food. Nothing really special. Entertainment has different shows/movies than the ones in the book."

Cons: "Wouldn't let us bring liquids on the plane and didn't go around enough with water."

Pros: "Really enjoy the individual video for each seat and the footrest for this long flight."
Cons: "People opening the shade during the flight and not enforced by the crew. Food quality was horrible!! Did not like the bus ride out to the airplane."

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