Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Qingdao to Washington
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 19h 35m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United Airlines ($9,249) and Air China ($11,388)
When flying out of Qingdao you will be using Qingdao, often referred to as Qingdao Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Washington Reagan-National or Washington Dulles Intl.
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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"
Cons: "No delays"
Cons: "There was a very strong smell of urine in the back of the plane. Unfortunately, I was in the last row (38F). They (IAH) should offer TSA precheck after customs in the "connecting flights" area."
Cons: "Everything was excellent. I got upgraded to first class, the flight arrived early and I was on the left side of the aircraft so I had an excellent view of DC as we came in for a landing."
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: "Checked baggage was delivered quickly and not damaged. comfortable flight"
Cons: "Seats are not very comfortable. Food selection is not very good.."
Pros: "Good equipment. Pilots communicative."
Cons: "First class food choices were both heavy ( meat ravioli or braised beef tips). I had a nice grilled chicken wrap from Coach. Flight attendants were pleasant and professional but not very attentive."
Pros: "We flew for only 45 minutes on a flight that had been scheduled for 1.3 hours."
Cons: "The long delay seemed strange, as the plane had arrived from Costa Rica. Why would an airline schedule the same plane for an international flight and then a short hop from Newark to DC without adequate time in between? The departure gate at Newark was absolute chaos! Announcements were overlapping and not understandable. There was inadequate seating."
Cons: "The crew were harsh and abrupt. The seats were uncomfortable and tilted too far toward to be able to sit in the upright position. The "reclined" position was a more reasonable upright position."
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!"
Pros: "Got home earlier than planned because I was able to get on an earlier flight."
Cons: "They lost one of our bags"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable and cramped."
Pros: "Ir was good experíence"
Pros: "United canceled my flightl"
Cons: "United canceled my flightl"
Cons: "Delayed because of mechanical problems and did not announce gate changes."
Pros: "Airline rebooked me to a more convenient flight at no charge. The service was excellent. Seats were comfortable. The crew were upbeat."
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."
Cons: "Never got there canceled for weather."
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."
Cons: "I'm 5"10 and sat in a middle seat. I had zero leg room. Never a prob on other airlines. Thank god flight was short."
Pros: "Boarding process was efficientt"
Cons: "Plane circled around for 30 min with no update from pilot. Luggage took 35 min to arrive."
Pros: "The crew tried"
Cons: "I sat in the middle seat of row 38. The last one between 2 tall broad melus there was no room to even put the tray table down.it was the worst flight I ever had. Never United again"
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: "Notification of the fight being delayed."
Cons: "The turbulent ride, the plane was shaking so much I thought it might fall apart! Not a good flight!"
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: "Long waiting time to get luggafe"
Cons: "After three on-time flights from the other side of the world, I was stuck in Chicago for a 3 hour delay. The flight finally arrived at Reagan 2 minutes after the runway closed so we were rerouted to a different airport where we finally landed 4 hours late."
Pros: "Same....very possible experience"
Cons: "Air China Service was horrible. I missed my flight due to an accident and when I got to the airport they were rude, and did not try to give me a solution. I had no money and I did not speak the language and the only solution they gave me was to call costumer service with the coins I have left. I will never fly with Air China again and I hope the rest of the people do the same. Horrible horrible experience."
Pros: "Nothing it was awful"
Cons: "Everything they are racist."
Cons: "Gate change notice"
Pros: "It was ok. It’s a long flight to sit in regular seating. If anyone is flying international I would definitely recommend first class or business."
Cons: "The food will keep you alive but is not that tasty to me but I’m used to American food. They served Chinese food."
Pros: "More leg room than traditional American carriers. Flight crew is a little different, but would fly them again when going to Asia. I felt safe and was happy with service."
Pros: "The crew this time was outstanding! Also, the food improved much from last time."
Cons: "My entertainment screen did not work."
Pros: "Good food, relatively comfortable for a 13 hour flight"
Cons: "The entertainment system was modern, but not that many good, English-language movie or TV options. I found it difficult to get wine and black tea (they served green) - both of which are essentials for a long-haul flight. Flight was a little late. The security lines for transfers at the Beijing airport is a complete mess, which was the most stressful part of the trip."
Cons: "See above..."
Pros: "Friendly flight, nice people"
Cons: "Food wasn't good."
Pros: "In-flight entertainment was pretty good - I watched 2 movies and a couple nature documentaries. Food was decent."
Cons: "Seats are horribly uncomfortable especially for a tall person. The "C" shape plus the headrest jutting out so far make it impossible to get comfortable enough to fall asleep and there is very little leg room. I had finally drifted off when my friend poked me awake because they were serving dinner even though there were about 4 hours left in the flight. I was half asleep and had no appetite so I ended up giving them the whole tray back. There was also a shrill toddler several rows ahead of us who was yapping loudly for the entire second half of the flight. I obviously understand that children will be children and it was a long flight, but would have been nice if staff had asked the parents to try to quiet him down as they were not attempting to do so at all. Finally, our bags did not make it onto the next flight in time."
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."
Cons: "Flying from iad,pek,mnl Air China lost our luggage and we get the next day at the air port. From mnl,pek,iad our luggage made it all the way.Our experience of customer service was not Good from pek to iAd."
Cons: "Play flight attendants horrible food movie selection very poor"
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: "Everything was surprisingly decent."
Cons: "Seats we’re lacking appropriate padding."
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: "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: "The staff was extremely polite, very accommodating, and willing to serve. The entire experience was overall very good and very contrary to what reviews said online. I would fly with them again in a heartbeat, far exceeded American standard airlines like Delta and American."
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"
Pros: "Very courteous staff at the check-in and very polite and hospitable flight attendants, very efficient and quick in serving."
Cons: "No charging ports for your IPads for tables for an over 14 hour flight. Bathrooms were not kept clean during flight. Attendants are rude. Luggage didn't get to our destination. Disgusting Air line."
Cons: "Food was bland. Very limited flight entertainment selection."
Cons: "1. Very rude staff. Very inconsistent. No customer service skills or people skills. 2. Food was horrible. I wouldn't feed it to my dog. Kids meal was bad as well. 3. Nonalcoholic beverage selection was very limited. 4. Very small English movie selection for a very long flight. 5. Blankets were used and had stains for the previous flight. I've flown different airlines before and never had this many issues. Air China please take a step back and reevaluate."
Pros: "Not much. Size of seat and legroom same as other economy class so although cramped it was acceptable."
Cons: "Flight was delayed but no announcements and no change to boarding information posted at gate. Food was inedible and also not enough for the long flight. The major food groups served were white bread, white rice, and more white bread. With some extremely salty and corn starchy food in small amounts to go with. Entertainment system had touch screen that was very difficult to use, 90 percent Chinese movies, and headphone was very unsatisfactory."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled. I was never notified about the cancelation. Found out about it when I got to the airport."
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: "Literally nothing about this flight was enjoyable"
Cons: "Paid for exit row. Was a woman with infant on lap in same row. Staff is extremely rude. Unhelpful. Plane not in good condition. Food is horrible."
Pros: "Direct flight, no layover , price ... you get what you pay for shitty service"
Cons: "staff was rude, food sucked, seats uncomfortable. luggage was lost, no contact, it has t been 3 days, customer no service does not pick up phone. i've tried reaching them at every number listed anywhere on web, phone not answered or straight to voice mail ...... very frustrating"
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: "Good service . Spacious seating on the long flight from the usa"
Cons: "The delay in take off -two hours on the tarmac with all planes grounded with no reason stated. ."
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: "How can you expect people to sit on a plane for 13 or 14 hours and not supply in flight wifi. It is unthinkable and backwards."
Cons: "I will pay slightly more money to get a more comfortable seat and a little more room."
Pros: "I'm happy to be back in the U.S. safely. Thanks to the crew for their expertise!"
Cons: "Coming back to the U.S., the food was not prepared well; something was wrong with the noodles. The salad didn't taste good. The fruits were okay The flight attendant was supposed to help me with setting the entertainment, but she never came back."
Pros: "Great price but crowded seating, no air flow, bad food, couldn't use the games on my phone, and the touch screen entertainment was a 50/50 chance of not working. The stewardesses were nice but spoke almost no English so helping us to find our connecting flight was impossible."
Cons: "Crowded seating, no air flow, bad food, couldn't use the games on my phone, and the touch screen entertainment was a 50/50 chance of not working. Stewardesses spoke almost no English so helping us to find our connecting flight was impossible."
Pros: "Love watching movies"
Cons: "Super cold and hard to get around and to processed to the next flight"
Pros: "I got to USA! After 14 yrs overseas!"
Cons: "The crew was out there in space! I have to bring to her attention twice after serving a meal to the middle and aile passenger!!! At least! Pls! Can u smile! I feel that I was not welcome to the flight!!!"
Airlines flying from Qingdao to Washington have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Qingdao to Washington
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Qingdao to Washington
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Qingdao to Washington
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Qingdao to Washington
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