Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Qingdao to District of Columbia
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Gate agent friendly and on the ball!"
Cons: "Seats are torture"
Cons: "There should have been food for purchase."
Cons: "Able to choose own seats"
Pros: "Quick boarding. Nice crew. Newer clean plane."
Cons: "No screens provided. You have to use your phone with the United app and that’s assuming you have headphones and they gave me ear buds but they don’t work for iPhones...so yeah."
Cons: "No delays"
Cons: "Crew was late. Delayed the flight by 45 minutes."
Pros: "Well we boarded and left early..."
Cons: "No free entertainment, kept us on the plane for 30 minutes before getting in to the gate, and left our luggage on a later flight."
Pros: "Old and thus soft and comfortable seats"
Cons: "Old plane overall"
Pros: "Service was nice & early."
Pros: "We seemed to fly faster to make up time"
Cons: "The seats are jokingly small and very uncomfortable. The boarding space was also small so the lines became very unorganized"
Cons: "Boarded the plane later to be asked to switched planes because of mechanical problems with the first one. After boarding the second 2 hour delayed plane my family and I were asked to step off the plane and go to the front desk because they made the mistake to give several people the same seats. It was horrible, and embarrassing. My family, friends and I will definitely won’t be flying eith United."
Pros: "Good service from crew. Fairly quick boarding process."
Cons: "Aircraft seemed fairly new on inside, but didn't have power outlets. Small uncomfortable seats on a long flight that is almost always full."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Your customer service sucks. Not sure if the agents know what they are doing as we are tossed from Delta airlines to United airlines"
Pros: "Availability of flights out of Chicago"
Cons: "Availability of flights out of Chicago"
Pros: "They fixed it quickly so I'm over it."
Pros: "Seemed like an older jet, so the seats felt larger and more comfortable than most newer aircraft these days. I was surprised they could land a 757 at DCA, but we did!"
Cons: "They lost one of our bags"
Pros: "United canceled my flightl"
Cons: "United canceled my flightl"
Cons: "Delayed because of mechanical problems and did not announce gate changes."
Cons: "It was very delayed"
Pros: "It was perfect flight by all means"
Cons: "This was horrible. There was a delay and there was no announcement in the terminal. If I had not been checking my email I would have had no idea. I kept getting emails from UA with different times and they were all wrong."
Pros: "Punctual departure, arrival ahead of schedule"
Cons: "The man in front of me thought it was obvious that he should enjoy 130% space, leaving me with 70%. I couldn't even read my magazine. I've paid full price for my seat. Slow service. Half an hour wait for baggage claim."
Pros: "Crew is nice"
Cons: "United app doesn't work on all my devices"
Cons: "Never got there canceled for weather."
Cons: "Crew did not communicate well with ground crew on maintenance issue, causing us to sit on plane for 2:20 hours."
Cons: "The boarding process was a bit chaotic. At the end i had no where to put the bag and i had to check it."
Pros: "I slept"
Cons: "Provide real food. Board back to front, window to aisle"
Cons: "Terrible delays and little to no communication."
Cons: "Delays sand discomfort!"
Pros: "TSA was very rude in Cleveland."
Pros: "We made it with all our luggage"
Cons: "LONG walk at ORD from gate to gate. Very confusing boarding process."
Pros: "Boarding process was efficientt"
Cons: "Plane circled around for 30 min with no update from pilot. Luggage took 35 min to arrive."
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours sitting in tight space on the plane"
Pros: "Not impressed with United - they are just going down hill in evert aspect"
Cons: "Not impressed with United - they are just going down hill in evert aspect"
Cons: "There are 2 maintenance problems on 2 different planes that caused major delays in Chicago. This is the last time I'm taking United."
Pros: "Tv, seats"
Cons: "Boarding. I was forced to check a carry on sized bag"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Able to sleep the whole way"
Cons: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "Arrived at 1:30 AM"
Cons: "Seating on the plane for about 2 1/2 hours"
Cons: "Long waiting time to get luggafe"
Pros: "I did not like anything .We had four hours of delay. They did not even have the curtesy of giving us something to eat."
Cons: "At Chicago they charged me # 25(dollars) for my bag that weighed Twenty Five pounds. Why? When I left D.C. I had the same bag with me in the plane. When I asked the people at the United Counter no body could give an answer."
Cons: "Departure was delayed for five hours. Gate changes 4 different times to opposite sides of the terminal. Weren't told honest reason of the delay until two hours in. They boarded half of the plane and stopped when the pilots radioed in that there was a severe hydraulic fluid leak. Updates were supposed to happen every thirty minutes but more than three times they were longer than thirty minute intervals and at one point more than ninety minutes without an update. The representatives at the Chicago gate told us we were all set then the rest of the passengers boarded the plane. The pilot said they were waiting on maintenance paperwork to print off but then we waited an extra hour at the gate on board while we could still hear very loud tests of the hydraulic system. Once we finally left the gate and headed out on the runway for takeoff we stopped just before takeoff and the pilot said we were waiting on PAPERWORK AGAIN! This was another 30 minute delay and we finally took off. We were supposed to arrive home at 10:00pm and instead arrived at 3:00am..."
Pros: "Same....very possible experience"
Pros: "The staff for united were super helpful and accommodating. Made traveling with my pet super easy."
Cons: "Nothing. Everyone was acceptional!"
Pros: "Crew was very attentive."
Cons: "Was delayed almost half an hour."
Cons: "Prices to watch Tv"
Pros: "Flight crew was very friendly and helpful. Very unusual for a US airline. Thank you!"
Cons: "Not enough time between transit. Barely made the connecting flight. Boarding pass did not list which terminal I needed to go so when you hop in the train at O'hare, you are not exactly sure. O'hare is not well-organized. The 1 stop immigration/custom check actually was very slow. The regular check was very chaotic, with officers yelling info everywhere. Felt like I was in the market."
Pros: "Nothing it was awful"
Cons: "Everything they are racist."
Cons: "Gate change notice"
Pros: "The food."
Cons: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "See above..."
Pros: "Sometimes the flights are half-empty, meaning you can get a full row to yourself if you're lucky."
Cons: "The seats were very cramped for an international flight and half of the foot space was taken up by an installed box of sorts. The "foot rest" also dug into my upper shins the entire flight (I had it in the upright position, but I have long legs). The food was really bad, basically inedible. Not just on this flight but on all the Air China flights I've been on, and both food options are usually identical other than the option between fake chicken or fake beef or seafood. The flight is super structured (referring to my 13-hour flight), that you're not allowed to sleep when you want because they have such a regimented schedule of when to turn on/off the lights, etc. On multiple occasions the flight attendants have turned off my tv monitor while I'm in the middle of a movie just because it appeared I was sleeping. With my 1 hr layover in Beijing that ended up being less than 10 minutes due to a delay, I made the rush through security quick enough, but my bags did not and needed to be shipped to me a day later at my destination. Air China purposefully schedules flights with such short layovers, putting customers' travel at risk. Not a major issue, but the crew surprisingly also had pretty limited English on the Beijing-Washington DC flight. For connecting flights, I have no expectation of English language ability, because it doesn't involve travel to an English-speaking country. However, if you're flying to the US, you should expect to communicate in English well, at least one of the cabin crew."
Pros: "The crew was outstanding."
Cons: "Meals need to be improved"
Pros: "Nice carrier. Enough leg room and clean flight"
Cons: "Entertainment had very limited options. I had booked my flight through travel agent vayama. I would never ever recommend people to use that travel agency. It takes approx 35-45 mins to contact customer care, you are way better off taking the tickets from airline as they cannot help much if the tickets are done through agency and not airline directly. Moreover the agency charges additional fee over and above airline fees for any changes"
Pros: "It took me home."
Cons: "Mediocre food, obnoxiously long boarding and decent process, dated plane, limited leg room compared to competitor flights, apathetic attitude of staff and depressing mood on board."
Pros: "Food was okay but nice to have a small snack in between the 2 meals; felt a bit hungry from Washington Dulles flight to Beijing."
Cons: "The problem is the time Air China to make the connection flight. It only allows one and half hour from the flight from Hong Kong to Beijing and the latter to Washington Dulles. When the plane touched down in Beijing, it took over half an hour just to taxi to the gate. I have to run literally from the gate to the immigration and to TSA. I had also cut the line to get to the front so I don't missed the connecting flight. There were people screamed and yelled about our action (I Have 2 other couples under the same situation and don't want to miss their flight). But I finally made the security understand that we were told by Air China (with the red Air China round sticker) that we should cut the line to get to our plane. This is second time happened to me and Air China won't wait to close its gate when departure time arrives. I am not sure what will happen if I miss the connection. I stranded one night in Beijing with Continental couple years ago because of typhoon and was told the airline is not required to do anything for you because of weather related. But the connection issue needs to be addressed as I am sure some of my fellow passengers had missed their connecting flight yesterday. For now, I will stay away from Beijing connection ( ie no more Air China) until the latter makes some realistic adjustment to its connecting schedule. This is not difficult but they need to be aware and lessen stress to its customers. Beijing airport authority needs better facility with properly trained personnel to facilitate the transfer process. I had used Tokyo and Seoul with so much ease. Beijing needs to get up"
Pros: "Staff was pretty nice. Meals were decent for airline food. Movies and tv show selections were good. During our very short layover in Beijing (1 hour) they helped us find our next flight with ease. Gave wine with dinner and beer the entire time. Even when I slept through meals they tried to find something for me to eat."
Cons: "Meal options could be better."
Cons: "Play flight attendants horrible food movie selection very poor"
Pros: "Crew very nice. Take off on time both times. I liked the movies and games, kept me entertained for 13 hours. The Air China plains, used for domestic flights, don't have any entertainment, even during 3 hours flights. This I didn't like in China."
Cons: "The seats in both international flights were not confortable. The audio port on plane from China didn't work well I had to keep holding it at all times to be able to hear on both ears."
Cons: "Delayed and unorganized No veggie food options"
Pros: "Bargain price for a RT flight to Bangkok, good movies at a personal video device at the seat. Two ok meals on 14 hour flight to Beijing."
Cons: "Only one choice for red wine and it was pretty bad."
Pros: "Very good experience. Service is excellent."
Pros: "The aircraft crew was polite"
Cons: "The connecting flight left me. Had to stay in China for a day. Mumbai airport didn't communicate with airlines in China"
Pros: "Level of Service and the food."
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "There’s no wifi, barely any english speaking movies, and the food is horrible. Will probably never fly air china again."
Pros: "Everything was surprisingly decent."
Cons: "Seats we’re lacking appropriate padding."
Cons: "Delayed flight, dirty restrooms"
Pros: "They had decent seats and food."
Cons: "Terrible. First flight was delayed, and there was no help in getting us on our connecting flight, so we missed it. They board us and just stand around for ages. Then we're told we must pick up our luggage and check back in which took approximately 2.5 hours for something that was not through a fault of our own. Then when we reached our second connecting flight, we were told Air China had given us a paper ticket (ie. worthless) instead of an electronic ticket. Do yourself a favor and take another airline."
Pros: "Food is not good for vegetarians,and they missed baggages both the way from and to USA-MUMBAI.. I called them for claim many times but they didn't pay yet.. I bought new bag for Rs- 9,500/- that also they missed on the way back home from Biejing to USA.."
Cons: "Food was not good for vegetarian.."
Pros: "crew and customer service were good, boarding was good"
Cons: "comfort minimal, food poor and entertainment below par"
Pros: "Cozy pillow, blanket, slippers, hot towel to freshen up, lots of water offered, announcements in english, friendly crew despite language barrier, great selection of audio & video entertainment, food was decent"
Cons: "Overuse of plastic cups"
Cons: "The layover time at Beijing airport was short but the airport is huge and takes a while to get through. I almost missed my connecting flight twice. When people fly Air China for connecting transfers, the attendants should provide guidance to passengers about ways to expedite this process. My bags weren’t delivered from Bangkok. It would have been nice if the airport attendants at my destination announced that before having passengers wait an hour for the bags to come out because it was evident they were aware beforehand."
Pros: "Meals were decent, Staff was VERY attentive, courteous and polite. Ride was very smooth. Didn't hear much from the pilots, which is ok!"
Cons: "The no-phone, no-internet rule is absurd. I could have really used some internet-for-purchase on a 13 hour flight. Some movies were only in Chinese with no subtitles and the games seemed to require a separate controller with X/Y buttons. Overall blah score entertainment. Announcements were too frequent an intrusive, especially when they're repeating the same thing 2 minutes apart. Also, the weird rules--shades must be up during takeoff, but must be down while we were in the air. Seat must be up during meal time. Learn to chill a little China Air."
Pros: "Food was good, crew was courteous, comfortable seats."
Cons: "Some delays, touch screen was not working."
Pros: "Price was good."
Cons: "Crew was rude at times. Might be a cultural difference. Crew was more friendly and responsive to Chinese travelers."
Cons: "Food was terrible. Drinks are served room temperature without ice. Staff was rude. Tried multiple different televisions that barely worked. They will not let you have your phone on even on airplane mode for music or games, etc. Would not take again."
Pros: "Comfort of the plane"
Cons: "Seat too tight"
Cons: "cannot access the reservation or checkin at Air China site"
Cons: "Food, cleanliness of airplane"
Pros: "I hate that u connect me with poi t to point airline that i ly allows for a one check in bag"
Cons: "I ended removing ine of my two check in bag as Myabmar Bational Airline from Yangon to Bangkok only allow one check in bag. Poor connection on your end"
Cons: "Incredibly unfriendly staff. My entertainment center was broken and they could not shut off my overhead light."
Pros: "I've read a lot of bad reviews of Air China. All my flights with them were excellent overall. They provided me with free transit hotels for over night layovers. The staff was friendly and courteous. The food is what you expect from any airline, mediocre. They offered a variety of multilingual movies, which I haven't seen with other airlines."
Cons: "Food could be better, but so could every airline's."
Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "Loading was chaotic. I had more issues with the passengers being rude and pushing than the staff. Perhaps a more organized way of loading the plane could have avoided this. The two hours sitting on the runway in Beijing both getting to my destination and the hour delay in Beijing coming home was inconvenient. That was more the airport than the airline."
Cons: "After boarding, passengers sitting on the plane for ~2 hours before the plane starts to depart"
Cons: "Everything we're so bad."
Pros: "One of the four flights gave us water bottles and hot towels"
Cons: "Delays outbound and inbound and airport staff did not do anything to help with rearranging connecting flights even though it was known that we would miss the scheduled connection, and it was a disorganized inefficient process in Beijing that took over 2 hours of standing in line and the hotel they arranged for required sharing rooms and a 20min shuttle ride and by that point there was only 3hrs left before check-in time."
Cons: "everything, dont book to justfly, its a trouble"
Pros: "Everything (crew, food, entertainment) was great. I would definitely fly with Air China again."
Pros: "Love watching movies"
Cons: "Super cold and hard to get around and to processed to the next flight"
Cons: "The airport in Beizing is not good for smorker. No place for smoking area. It's my second time flighting at Beizing and I should have to have 1 hr delay from the departure as always."
Pros: "I like the movie choice on my screen at the time. However, I think I just got lucky on this trip and was able to watch great movies while on a 14 hour trip."
Cons: "I didnt like the fact that after the first few hours of the flight, the bathroom on my side of the plane was unavailable for the rest of the flight. Something went wrong and it just stopped working."
Cons: "I lost one luggage and is still waiting for Air China finding it."
Pros: "Quick easy flight, service was great,"
Cons: "5 hours delay of boarding. No chairs to sit."
Pros: "Everything was Overall satisfactory And a Great Thank You to the Crew"
Cons: "No complains"
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