Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Jose to China
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 24h 35m
The cheapest ticket to China from San Jose found in the last 72 hours was $1,072 one-way, and $1,090 round-trip. The most popular route is from San Jose to Beijing, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,331.
China has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except Chinese nationals, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan passport holders, and travelers with diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas, or visas issued after March 28, 2020.
China has suspended all direct flights from the UK.
Foreign nationals with residence permit with the purpose of work, personal matter and reunion can re-enter China. Holders of expired residence permits can apply for a new one.
Foreign nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities, or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
Foreign nationals must complete a "Health Declaration Form" and present upon arrival.
Chinese nationals arriving from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam or Zambia must have a green QR code with a must declare their health status for 14 days in the WeChat app "FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN". A green QR code generated from the program must be presented before departure. Chinese nationals arriving from the following countries will need a COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 3 days prior to departure to generate this code.
Foreign nationals arriving from the abovementioned countries must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure
Travelers arriving from Taiwan must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
Travelers arriving from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, US or Zimbabwe must have a green QR code with a must declare their health status for 14 days in the WeChat app "FANG YI JIAN KANG MA GUO JI BAN". A green QR code generated from the program must be presented before departure. Travelers arriving from the following countries will need a COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 48 hours and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours prior departure prior to departure to generate this code. Travelers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new Health Declaration Form in each transit country.
Foreign nationals arriving from the abovementioned countries must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. Travelers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new Health Declaration Form in each transit country.
Travelers arriving at Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shenzhen (SZX) or Xiamen (XMN) are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
Airline crew with a layover at the above airports must undergo NAT inside the passenger terminal, then self-isolate at their hotel temporarily before acquiring the NAT results.
There are currently 448 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,846 deaths as of May 5 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to China.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to China is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to China with an airline and back with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to China up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "China airlines service is very good"
Cons: "Newer planes to Manila"
Pros: "Vegan meal was okay. Check in swift and good. Too crowded. Seats too tight."
Cons: "Hard to ask for more spacious seating but I will."
Cons: "Seats too small. We were unable to choose seats ourselves; it got spit to of a computer. Flight was delayed about 50 minutes. Food had a lot of pasta, for some reason, we were not able to choose food. Would have chosen vegetarian."
Cons: "Some of the courses in the dinner were excellent like the soup and appetizer. Other items were off, like the entree. Wine selection could improve."
Pros: "The whole Experience was Amazing. From Comfortable Seat, Great Flight Crew, Tastey Food"
Pros: "Awesome crew on board made the long journey easy. Plenty of leg room and the food was good."
Cons: "To be honest.. everything was perfect for the price and the 12 hours in the air."
Pros: "Excellent customer service with every question"
Cons: "One hour departure delay due to technical checkup but I’m glad they fixed it prior to taking off."
Pros: "Honestly the turbulence really did not make this an enjoyable ride. I actually could not wait for us to late. It was rather petrifying."
Cons: "The food was not great and again the seldom announcements about turbulence made this a difficult ride."
Pros: "I like the staff was very nice, and boarding process was not bad."
Cons: "The aircraft was extremely dirty, also my seat was saturated with a spilled drink and it was all over the seat and the tray table and tv, there was old food crusted on the seat back. I didn’t want to touch a thing thank god it was only a two hour flight. Very very outdated."
Pros: "Comfy 777. IFE screen is bigger than other planes. Facilities are newer. It seems to be quiter too."
Cons: "There is one option for the breakfast."
Pros: "They used a new aircraft. From Jakarta to Taipei was the worst, they used an old aircraft."
Cons: "They do not have additional new movie on board. The movies are remain the same when I flew from Honolulu to Taipei in April 2018."
Cons: "Most terrifying flight I've ever been on."
Pros: "The boarding by zones is a great way to do it and they implemented it efficiently. The crew were outstanding - pleasant, smiley and courteous and made me feel welcomed. Meals were delicious."
Cons: "A bit cramped and not quite enough toilets in economy class. Always a long queue for the toilet."
Pros: "Like everything but the seats. The flight attendants are amazing."
Cons: "Only thing I didn’t like was the chairs weren’t as comfortable as the seats from the flight to taiwan. My back hurt more."
Pros: "Flight crew, food very tasty and good portion size, good selection of entertainment, bathrooms clean and well maintained."
Cons: "A little bigger seat and a bit more leg room would be nice."
Cons: "Seat not comfortable at all"
Pros: "Movie choices"
Cons: "Staff treatment, food, cabin pressure was off, cold temperature, uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and attentive. Wide range of entertainment to choose from."
Cons: "Boarding was done half the plane each, so I stood in line waiting to board for a long time. I also had the middle seat, which was uncomfortable for sleeping. I would upgrade for a window seat next time. There were only meat options for the food, and no main courses for vegetarians."
Cons: "Frigid cold"
Pros: "cheap ticket will put you in seats that are in the very end of the plane where you will feel most of the turbulence."
Cons: "you will be the first to go inside and come out last. food is not impressive at sll!"
Pros: "Footer rest. Promptness around food and boarding."
Cons: "Entertainment selection isn't diverse."
Pros: "Very friendly and helpful flight attendants!"
Cons: "No vegetarian options for the meals... No snacks available for in-flight purchases... No menu of beverages available..."
Cons: "Delayed multiple times."
Pros: "what else can I ask for , fast boarding good service"
Cons: "My seat table was broken and couldn't really eat my food without spilling and how people take forever to get off plane and staff doesn't regulate it should definitely make people who have multiple carry Ima wait until people leave to grab alll their stuff from cabin"
Pros: "Flight attendants were organized and professional. English was mediocre at best."
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable. No padding in the bottom cushion."
Pros: "Attendants were polite and helpful"
Pros: "i like their food ."
Pros: "We were lucky to have an exit row. The flight was smooth and pleasant."
Cons: "The food was not great but got the job done. Could use a wider movie selection."
Cons: "The seats are too close together. If the passenger in front reclines his chair, there is no room to move around at all. It would be helpful to announce that passengers should recline their seats only during sleep time."
Pros: "Chair comfort (but no location) , food and partially the crew."
Cons: "Terrible procedure of getting the BORDING pass. I had to walk very long distance from arrival to gate 155 to find a CIA desk to get my boarding pass. The worst seat on the plane was assigned to me and CiA procedure didn't give me any chance for a normal seat. I had the bad chance to be served by a HIPER team of two flight attendants that rised my blood pressure. Their egarness to be productive and their rush were NOT justified, especially on such a long flight; low professionalizm."
Pros: "Flight was delayed which made me lose my connecting flight to austin. At the counter I was told that they had rescheduled but that I was late. I was late because customs took long and the flight from Taipei was 30 minutes late. So it's not like I was wasting time. I did not appreciate that the blame was placed on me in the way the counter people communicated with me. I noticed that the counter woman, and the supervisor did not speak to me at all. Not even to say "let me find out" or "sorry for the inconvenience" but both did speak to other customers that were of Asian Descent. They communicated both in English and Chinese. The young woman that booked the flight for me (different one from counter woman) was decent and attentive. Sherry who was the third woman I dealt with when I needed to sort the baggage issue was very attentive even explaining to the supervisor why It was the second time I was back at their offices. She went out of her way to make sure I saw my bags delivered to the UA luggage. But again, I am very disappointed and can't help to notice that other passengers received basic cordial treatment when I was blatantly ignored."
Pros: "Landed safely"
Pros: "Lots of food and good entertainment selections, friendly"
Cons: "DelaysDid not appreciate the Delayson the flights.........."
Pros: "No issues, no delays, food and services on par."
Cons: "Airline somehow cancelled our spot on the flight without us knowing, only found out when we were doing the checkin at the airport. What followed was an hour and half of international phone calls to try to sort this mess out. Ended up with us having to go to an airport an hour away to catch another flight so we don't miss our trip. Terrible terrible experience and stressful."
Pros: "The crew was very nice. The flight was safe"
Cons: "Only pork was served. Every movment of the back passenger were felt."
Pros: "On both way of my flight, it delayed one hour every time."
Cons: "The economy class seats are too narrow and crammed."
Pros: "Crew, cleanliness if the aircraft. Pillows and blankets plentiful. Did not overbook the flight. On time"
Cons: "Food awful"
Pros: "Staff and service was great from Sapporo to Taipei. Only because we got upgraded"
Cons: "Can't complain about the free upgrade and also the service was excellent from Sapporo to Taipei. Crew and staff was great. Food not so good."
Pros: "No recognition or privileges given as a loyal Silver Medallion member. Poor inflight service and customer service. Last baggage arrival at the destination."
Cons: "Everything mentioned above."
Cons: "I booked a ticket 2 months ago and yet didn't get requested aisle seat for this 12 hours flight"
Pros: "Plane was clean and staff responds well to your needs."
Pros: "Plane was clean and staff were accommodating."
Pros: "- Very helpful flight attendants - Surprisingly decent airline food"
Cons: "I chose the western style dish - needs improvement."
Pros: "Extra room and fast boarding"
Cons: "Informing that the flight would delayed by three hours ahead of time would have been amazing. Instead of extending the delayed time every 45 min making us miss all the other opportunities to fly out"
Pros: "Crew was great very clean and comfortable plane"
Cons: "Food was very inapropriate for the hr"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Not sitting in an airplane without AC for 30 minutes after everyone loaded"
Cons: "Baggage was extremely delayed. Boarding and take off were delayed too"
Pros: "Crew was great, very generous with snacks and beverages, and prior to boarding we were able to switch flights and seats without problem. All the Delta agents were extremely helpful, and had great customer service!"
Pros: "Very fast and efficient boarding process. We began moving right when they closed the door. Smooth flight, friendly attendants."
Cons: "Stop charging $2 for headphones lol"
Pros: "Handing by any cap was great to get us on the plane on time."
Cons: "The plane we got on time to board was delayed enough to miss our connecting flight, so delayed another 3 hours when missing the next flight."
Pros: "Flight was mostly uneventful, which is great! Right after takeoff we made a complete circle and no information was given as to why, but we assumed it was air traffic."
Cons: "Great flight"
Cons: "I wanted an aisle seat."
Pros: "New plane with good features. I was very comfortable."
Cons: "The food not so much breadddd"
Cons: "The check-in process was abysmal. The crew gave poor guidance delaying my ability to check in my bag, then refused to check it. They then told me to cancel my skymiles flight and purchase a new ticket. I was able to check my bag at the gate. Show up 2 hours before to account for their incompetenc"
Pros: "The seats are probably the most comfy of all the flights I’ve taken. All the crew was super nice."
Cons: "On my delta app it said we’d have the TVs again but we didn’t have any this time."
Pros: "The crew asked a passenger to move so we could all sit together. It was awesome. :)"
Pros: "On time, good flight"
Cons: "No power on outlets at waiting room airport, charge 2 dollars for earplugs"
Pros: "- great customer service - friendly staff - Positive energy"
Cons: "- No room in the seats - No food served on plane - Crowded -"
Pros: "Staff was attentive and pleasant. Seat was comfortable, good knee room. Left and arrived on-time. Good experience."
Cons: "Reclining seats need to either go away, or be built so that reclining takes leg room away from the person reclining. Why should I be punished for a rude passenger in front of me who decides to punish me by reclining their seat?"
Pros: "Flew premium economy/delta comfort + and was a great flying experience. A taste of business without the $3000+ ticket price. Food was excellent, a huge step above economy. Extra comfort with wider seats. And priority boarding as well. This was more like premium economy that you get with European airlines. For long haul flights, well worth the cost. Flight was delayed 2 hours, but Delta had their own special route in Shanghai airport to bypass a lot of the crowds either transferring or checking in for fight. I wouldn’t have made my connecting flight if they hadn’t. Plus my checked bags went straight thru to my final destination in china,n instead of having to pick up and re-check them in Shanghai."
Cons: "2-hour delay causes me to almost miss my connection. I know some passengers had to be transferred to different flights which they almost missed."
Pros: "comfortable seats enough overhead bin space."
Pros: "Got me to my destination, just not comfortably"
Cons: "Seating is ridiculously cramped and overhead storage is small"
Pros: "Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s."
Cons: "for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight."
Pros: "Crew was nice, the snack was pretty good. Good air conditioning."
Cons: "Didn’t turn off overhead light. It’s usually off most of the flight."
Pros: "Travel got delayed by an hour but we were satisfied by the crew and food"
Cons: "The delay of the flight. Not sure on the reason"
Pros: "I got a good seat from LA to GTA on 1st jan. it was in the front and spacious and I was also served food."
Pros: "Makes all the difference to have Flight attendants and pilots all wonderful. Gratefully, ~Elana"
Cons: "They were very dishonest about everything. We need to be there in Australia on Monday morning for very important event but reached Australia Monday night 8PM. Virgin Australia contatcted out their flight from SJC to LAX through Delta and Delta cancelled flights becaue no-show of Pilot to operate the plan. What a Joke???? We asked them to put us through another carrier to LAX for connecting flight they refused.Very very BAD. It was a big miss for us.. never again Delta/Virgin Australia.............."
Pros: "Quick friendly service from crew and captain."
Cons: "First class seat was broken was reclined and super uncomfortable the whole flight the plane was super outdated and old."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by almost 2 hours and caused me to miss my connecting flight. Next available flight was a 6 hour layover that I was not expecting."
Pros: "Great service, very comfortable."
Pros: "Inflight free texting everywhere that wasn't China, decent food, funny crew (I liked the mix of American and Chinese)"
Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"
Pros: "I was a little concerned flying West Jet due to poor experiences in the past with Delta, but the flights were on time, staff friendly and accommodating and the plane very comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing negative to say!"
Pros: "I liked the boarding process."
Cons: "Bigger seats are more helpful."
Cons: "Delay over one hour."
Pros: "Very on-time and fast, respectful crew."
Cons: "The airplane was old and with no entertainment."
Pros: "Courtesy seating"
Pros: "Movie selection"
Cons: "They want us there at 4:20 for a 6:20am flight but Clear doesn't open until 5. I was through checkin by 4:23. Why bother if one can't get to the breakfast facilities for another half hour plus? Then Peet's had no pastries."
Pros: "Distaff who is very friendly and accommodating."
Pros: "Crew was informative. The food was above expectations."
Cons: "The 27 year old B747 was a pain. Seats are hard, and engines are loud. The cabin is extremely dry after 14+ hrs of flight."
Pros: "Getting to China, albeit two days late."
Cons: "The fact that the lack of knowledge regarding international travel visas by the counter staff and supervisor meant that two days of the vacation were lost. Upon arrival in China the 144 hour travel visa was granted with no problem within minutes, but the U.S. staff was completely befuddled by the possibility. The interrogation was completely stressful and resulted in a reschedule of the original flight and during the second attempt at flying even an email from the U.S. consulate with a link to the Shanghai/Chinese government immigration site was deemed "not official enough". i will be expecting proper compensation. I was once given an $850 travel voucher for voluntarily giving up my seat, and was flown first class to Hawaii, given 4 star accomodation and then flown first class on to China within 48 hours. This was an involuntary bump from our chosen flight time, all because of a lack of knowledge about current visa regulations and international law on the part of the check in staff. We have been loyal Delta users for over 15 years, and this was the biggest blunder ever. Also humiliating and extremely frustrating, stressful and a big problem with fulfilling our travel plans between son and father."
Cons: "At least 10, including my entertainment systems didn't work as soon as we took off. A 4 1/2 hour flight cross country with no entertainment, very disappointing. The crew was very unorganized, they couldn't even figure out how to give drinks and snacks in an efficient manner with initially skipping several rows without asking about either. Seat headrests were not adjustable up and down."
Pros: "Take off and landing was incredibly done. Almost unnoticeable that didn't make me nervous at all."
Pros: "New and improved food options!"
Cons: "Boarding took more time than usual. They were able to accommodate less carry on baggage."
Pros: "Very friendly and efficient. Food was hot and red wine excellent."
Pros: "the embraer 175 is VERY comfortable, despite being a smaller jet."
Cons: "Just an FYI - the small overhead bin space on the Embraer 175 made it so that many passengers bags needed to be checked at the gate to baggage."
Cons: "horrible boarding management in SJC."
Pros: "Media options were ok."
Cons: "I received a frozen beer and no napkin. Beer began to overflow, and I sat there for about 10 minutes before another flight attendant walked by. Her attitude was less than desirable upon seeing the situation. Also my luggage never arrived in Singapore. Shanghai didn't have any notification, so I assume it was lost on the Delta end. Overall I am very disappointed and will be seeking a non-delta affiliate for my next trip."
Cons: "Smallest plane ever. Absolutely no leg room or overhead space."
Pros: "The flight back to Columbus made up for the flight from CLT to SJC."
Cons: "This was a multi city, round trip starting out of CLT. My connection was way too close, and we missed the connection due to a mechanical problem. The lines to get vouchers were super long, and the hotel was not the best. It was way after midnight when I got to the hotel, and I did not feel safe staying at a Quality Inn. I had to walk to my room outside, and had leave in the morning in the dark as well. I was traveling alone. Please put your passengers in a better hotel, closer to the airport. I did not expect that from American Airlines."
Pros: "Flight attends are very friendly."
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "Running out of bin space by Group 3 is just wrong."
Pros: "It didn’t happen"
Cons: "It didn’t happen"
Cons: "The crew, the whole experience,"
Pros: "Easy check in and boarding"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 45 minutes while sitting on runway"
Pros: "delivered as expected"
Cons: "drink cart earlier and more often"
Pros: "The entertainment center in the headrests"
Cons: "Switch planes and make that the one that flies between Phoenix and Orlando...the entertainment cent on the shirt flight with 3 kids was better suited for the long flight"
Pros: "Comfortable flight and was able to get a couple hours of sleep in."
Pros: "Take offs were a few minutes late but we arrived on time at each destination due to savvy pilots and great tailwinds. Staff was in a good mood and so were the passengers, no Scrooge’s!"
Cons: "The only BBQ in Dallas Airport Terminal C is a chain spot....boooo!"
Pros: "Friendly crews"
Cons: "Baggage claim took over an hour. Wasted so much time."
Cons: "Another delay on second segment of cross country flight — this time for maintenance issues that were never fully explained. took off an hour late from DFW."
Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "No power outlets."
Pros: "Great flight overall"
Cons: "We were told that we get one checked bag free, but at check-in were told we had to pay. So much for low prices!"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine."
Cons: "All the choices to eat were laden with gluten, salt, and sugar. Surely a salad is no heavier than what they carry, but might not last as long. For those of us gluten-sensitive, watching our glucose levels, or salt intake there’s nothing. A 40 minute gate change from B29 to A11 in PHX was barely long enough to walk far less find and buy a healthy meal. Yet again I arose at 4am and had nothing to eat until after 4pm. ALL the airlines can do better."
Cons: "There should be more number of check in bags for passengers. At the least the overhead bins should be allowed to the passengers."
Pros: "Flight was routine except that I was astonished and pleased that the movie was “Love Simon”. Thank you American for maybe helping to change some attitudes in the center of the country."
Cons: "The food is still laden with gluten. The only gluten-free option was peanuts."
Cons: "Flight was delayed six hours. Flight crew arrived late further delaying trip. Connecting flight missed. Promised hotel reservation by American were non-existent when arriving in Dallas. Had to try to sleep in airport. Will never willingly fly American again"
Cons: "5 delays with the flight. Had to Switch to a flight leaving from SFO and pay $60 for an Uber to get to SFO"
Pros: "Everything seemed to go as normal. We were able to get 5 seats together."
Cons: "Wasn't a dislike, but would have liked to board a little earlier with kids of age 5, 7, and 9. However, all was fine and staff were pleasant."
Pros: "I was upgraded and dinner was delicious."
Pros: "Friendliness of crew"
Cons: "Fourth roundtrip flight where I have been unable to use my upgrades to upgrade to first class on any of the four segments. What good are the upgrades?"
Pros: "I was taking students and we had seats all over but they rearranged so my students could sit together. It was a nice flight with a friendly crew."
Pros: "British Airways I feel did everything to make it as best as possible."
Cons: "American Airlines (British Airlines partners) are a horrible airline. My 8 am flight has a mechanical issue. Which they kept up on the plane till 11. Now no mater what other plane I catch idmiss my connection in Dallas. Which means I don’t get to Paris on time. Which ruined my plans to surprise my gf and propose to her. It took one call to British Airlines to get me rebooked. Something american was taking hours. I still won’t make it on time but at least I’ll make it. American then misplaced my luggage and it took two hours to retrieve it. Turns out it was sitting behind the counter the whole time the kept telling me it would be on the baggage flame area."
Pros: "Everything was on point"
Pros: "Early departure and arrival. Great flight and crew on a full flight."
Pros: "Entertainment was available in front of us on a screen versus an onboard app, which was much appreciated."
Cons: "Oh man, I have so many things I need to say. I tried giving AA a chance, but compared to when I flew on WestJest two months prior for almost the exact same trip (I flew to San Francisco versus San Jose that time), WestJet was by far more superior in terms of customer service, boarding organization, and friendliness. First of all, what bugged me profusely was the lack of seat selection and the crazy pricing for certain seats. On WestJet, the emergency exit seats were available without any additional cost, yet AA was charging $66 USD to sit there. Furthermore, seats closer to Business class also carried a charge of $25 (or something like that) - ONLY because you get to board sooner. I would understand if there was extra legroom involved, but really, it's just a matter of sitting and getting off before anyone else. If anything, those seats should be given to passengers who have tight connecting flights and need to get off asap. even in those cases, you shouldn't be charging someone almost $30 just so they can make it to their next flight that YOUR company arranged within such a short time frame. But the most annoying thing about my trip with AA was the fact that I had to take out all of my belongings from my carry-on and carry them in my arms because there was no room left in the overhead compartments. Excuse me?? How is there not enough room? So I had to walk with my laptop, my iPad, my Beats headphones, my laptop and iPad charger, amongst other things, in my hands to the aircraft. Thank goodness I found a plastic bag, because otherwise I probably would have lost something expensive on that plane. Furthermore, as I walked to my seat, there was most definitely places that I could have stowed my carry-on luggage in the overhead compartments. You shouldn't let people put things like purses and bags of food in the overhead, when those can be stowed underneath the seats in front."
Cons: "The plane had several problems mechanically. After we boarded we spent another hour waiting for the problems to be repaired. It added an extra hour to sitting."
Pros: "Although the flight was delayed from San Jose and Chicago yet they reached as per original schedule time"
Pros: "Flight boarded on time and landed 30 minutes early. Best part is the gate was open in Chicago so we truly arrived early. Flight crew was great too. Very helpful and courteous."
Pros: "Ease of boarding and on time flights"
Cons: "Leg room and entertainment"
Cons: "Airline throughout mentioned connecting flight passengers are okay as the flight will land almost at the scheduled arrival time but once onboard bluntly announced that we don't have further information. This is cheating"
Cons: "No pre boarding for family with kids"
Pros: "On time. Polite gate reps. Helpful crew. Smooth flight and on time."
Cons: "- This was an older Boeing 738 plane that American Airlines refurbished. It still has the old style overhead bins and just feels old, - Like on many on these older planes, the power outlets don't work. - No food offered, even for Executive Platinum member. Unpleasant crew."
Pros: "Legroom was decent and the flight was fairly empty. So lot of space."
Cons: "No vegetarian food though it was mentioned earlier."
Pros: "Smooth sailing. Staff pleasant and professional. Orderly flight"
Pros: "We had a very pleasant staff!"
Cons: "Not letting me know my first leg was operated by AA was very confusing and frustrating. I couldn't find Westjet at the airport at all. Had to guess from the departing time!"
Pros: "Boarding was fine. We started late but they managed to get us to our destination on time so I made my connection with no problem."
Cons: "I had on a jacket but I was so cold I was shivering. I asked if I could have a blanket but I guess they don't have those anymore. The stewardess did ask them to give us a little more heat but it must have gotten turned back because I was shivering again by the end of the flight."
Pros: "The gate agent was able to find me another option."
Cons: "The phone agent was really bad at helping."
Cons: "The flight was not smooth, it seemed like the pilot didn't know what he was doing. I arrived an hour early for my flight and my bag got left behind. I'm only here for a day and a half and my bag won't reach me for another 24 hours. Really poor experience with AA."
Cons: "Looks ghetto and no wifi"
Pros: "Water and sodas"
Cons: "Onboarding crew made me pay 200 usd for extra weight without telling me that I could move lbs from one bas to another and pay less."
Pros: "efficient, courteous staff"
Cons: "This flight was added as they cancelled my flight directly to London then they dropped this flight and had just Phoenix to Lindon! It took many calls, one with over an hour wait, where were told different stories and expectations. I did not receive an actual ticket until the very morning if this flight!! It was very stressful!"
Cons: "The delay my fly canceling poor communication I miss my dates etc"
Cons: "Air Canada has completely gone down the tubes and super quickly."
Pros: "Not much ch, safe arrival in BCN, the captains communication."
Cons: "The crew felt like they were wanting to yell at people and they took power pride actions to do so. If I did not know better, I thought there was a moment when the meal service was actually being tossed...but that would require effort and exertion. Asking for ice is a no no, please do not do so."
Pros: "Quick boarding and smooth flight"
Cons: "No on board entertainment so you needed to provide it yourself"
Cons: "Lack of food choices!"
Pros: "The entertainment selection was great and the seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Maybe we needed to specify this earlier, but there were no vegetarian options offered for the meals. It's minor, but it'd be nice to have that option when we're asked instead of needing to arrange it beforehand."
Pros: "Everything is good"
Cons: "Almost no"
Cons: "delayes again....."
Cons: "Wifi didn’t work after I paid for it"
Cons: "No video screens for entertainment. If you want to use in flight entertainment, you need to download the Air Canada app prior to boarding."
Cons: "In-seat entertainment - screen not working"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Airplane was old, uncomfortable and no screens"
Cons: "Worst experience !!!!"
Pros: "Excellent accommodation/service"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Bad food, no entertainment. Uncomfortable plane"
Pros: "The best flight I ever had. Seat 1h is the best!!"
Cons: "No food on a 5 hour international flight!!"
Pros: "At least the entertainment systems worked this time."
Cons: "I've never thought that airplane food was bad before, but they ran out of the main options and I was left with macaroni and cheese. It was bad."
Pros: "The crew was fairly friendly. A glass of beverage was offered and water was offered a couple more times."
Cons: "Mddle seat is never fun and is one of my dislikes but I didn't hate it. The choice to opt out of the rating of the food and entertainment is not an option on this survey therefore I give 3 stars because they were only available for purchase and I did not purchase any."
Cons: "What a mess. Every DELTA flight I have been on in recent months has had terrible delay issues - I'm cancelling my credit card."
Cons: "Plane was too small with extra small overhead bin. Entertainment system was also mediocre which keep shutting down and have to again select your movie and forward it :("
Pros: "I've always had adequate flights with AC. No one goes over and beyond, but everything is as you would expect. A smooth flight."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Comfortable seats with enough leg room."
Cons: "Cold air blowing on our seats that apparently could not be turned off - we asked twice. Very crowded in terminal with several flights boarding at same time, didnt know when we were being called up and didnt know which line to be in- very confusing"
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment system in the headrest was very robust. My children remained engaged for almost the entire 16hr flight...the flight attendants were not stingy with the food or drink and even allowed me to get a beverage in-between the services to take my medicine."
Cons: "The baggage pickup in Beijing took forever! Over an hour after arriving at the baggage carrosel! My car seats were in two different places (on the belt and in an oversize area). On a minor note, I was unable to get a stamp in my passport after using the automated machine...sad...I would have stood in the line to get the stamp if I was told ahead of time..."
Cons: "Pressed the service bell mutiple over 30 minutes, no one came. Had to get out of my seat and walk to the back of the plane where I found all the attendants having a chat. Not even a sorry from them."
Pros: "Overall I enjoyed the movies provided. In the three week span I had a lot of the movie choices overlapped. However, I found that there were many options provided that allowed me to find movies I had not seen yet even though they were not released within the past 3-5 years."
Cons: "I felt like I was constantly being bumped sitting in the aisle seat. I also was not a fan of the breakfast options."
Pros: "People working at the check-in counter in Sydney were friendly"
Cons: "Delayed departure and while I was rebooked for the possibly missed connections already in Sydney it was a premature decision as I would have made the connection in Vancouver. Food on a long flight is important - lousy meals and worst sandwich ever!"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Over crowded uncomfortable seats No entertainment only to purchase an IPad or download an app. Too small if a plane for that flight. Will not fly Rouge service sgain"
Cons: "Missed connecting flight due to late take off from Paris and long wait at customs in Montreal."
Cons: "Small plane. Poor service. No real inflight entertainment. Food was terrible"
Pros: "Food was okay"
Cons: "Rude people on board, crew didnt do anything about this."
Pros: "The on board food service was great.Entertainment system was good."
Cons: "Weather was bad in Montreall. This stretched out our time at the airport."
Pros: "Boarding was efficiently handled"
Cons: "Very delayed flight with everyone ON the plane. Tiny seats in coach - very cramped Also food not very good."
Pros: "Thanks to the Air Canada for helping me take an earlier flight and make my connection in Vancouver"
Pros: "The fast boaring"
Cons: "The 3hr delay. Not many announcements. No one at the gate/desk. Had to be in a crowded gate area with no choice."
Pros: "Plenty of leg room"
Pros: "New interior felt clean and the new entertainment system felt responsive with a large amount of movies and shows to view"
Cons: "seats were very hard with reduced legroom after you recline. Lavatories were far and few. Food was mediocre with 3 meals, I had to ask for extras."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Air Canada didn't provide hotel accommodation for missing connection. Only reimburse C$100 for hotel stay. The cheapest hotel found near the airport cost C$185. Only gave us C$10 per person for meal. We'll never fly Air Canada again."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable..."
Cons: "Plane windows were really dirt... staff was a bit rude..."
Pros: "It was excellent!"
Cons: "The plane was up and down twice when it landfall."
Cons: "Slow and stupid some of passages"
Pros: "One of the stewardess is really cute and she speaks French"
Cons: "The cabinet temperature is ridiculously low and they only offer a thin blanket"
Pros: "We boarded very quickly! The staff were extremely friendly and made our thirteen hour ride pleasurable. The inflight entertainment had a great deal of new shows and movies. The seats had a decent size and good enough leg room. The flight was smooth, and we took off at a good time. The food was fairly good as well!"
Cons: "once again quantity and quality of food was below that provided by the five other international carriers I have used in the recent past"
Pros: "I liked the cleanliness of the plane and how the crew were kind and helpful. I liked that it was a direct flight, but I had to pay around $150 more than other flights available because this one worked best for me for my timeline of travelling."
Cons: "I did not like how the lights were kept on for the entire red eye flight. I flew to China last year on a different airline and the plane was kept dark once we took off so people could sleep. I would have preferred if the crew also only gave drinks at the beginning of the flight after take-off and the end before we landed, rather than in the middle of the flight, interrupting people's sleeps. The flight was more expensive than many I saw available and wasn't worth it other than the fact it was a direct flight."
Pros: "Crew was good , space was fine"
Cons: "No wifi ?! I couldn't believe you can't buy wifi for the flight ..,"
Pros: "Overall fair experience"
Cons: "Would have liked if the crew was a bit more friendlier. But they were professional for the most part."
Pros: "Nice for a long flight - attendants and entertainment was as nice as possible"
Cons: "What else can be said for airline food that has been left untold"
Pros: "nothing was overpowering good, just an average flight there & back"
Cons: "the entertainment system was terrible"
Pros: "TV was okay when it was working, however crew was not around when I needed help and it was no longer functioning the last 3 hours of the flight."
Cons: "Food wasn't great. Not many options. Nothing vegetarian, of course I brought my own food, however it wasn't anything hot."
Cons: "Boarding by bus .... on time but departure delayed 45 mins ... I guess typical for China ..."
Pros: "The crew was great! The seat is okey!"
Cons: "My honest opinion was about foods they have choices like chicken and fish. But sometimes they might don’t have enough chicken or something cause some people don’t eat fish either like me. Or they’re allergic to fish. But still eat some of the foods except for the fish. Sorry about that."
Pros: "The crew was good and spoke reasonable English."
Cons: "We boarded the plane on time and left the gate then waited for 40 minutes after the scheduled departure time to take off. There were no individual entertainment screens."
Pros: "Crew was very good."
Cons: "Seats not as comfortable as most business class seats."
Cons: "3 hours delay I miss my professional meeting in Shanghai because of this big delay !!! I Sky Team Flying Blue Platinum for Life and this is the first time I got a bad seat and no window"
Pros: "Pros: Very pleasant and helpful crew flying back."
Cons: "Cons: Small seats, food was scarce and mediocre (considerably better on our flight away versus coming back). On flight to China, crew were quite curt. The in-flight entertainment was low-quality--both my and my partner's tvs were broken for our return flight."
Pros: "Easy ride"
Pros: "The crew is very friendly , hard working and helpful."
Cons: "Bags lost."
Pros: "Finally left the airy"
Cons: "Had to stay in the airport 24 hrs.."
Cons: "China Southern caters almost exclusively to the Chinese market and, essentially, operates like a gigantic bus for Chinese tourists making their way across the seas. At least 95% of the passengers were Chinese. Why does that matter? U.S. customer service is entirely absent. That means, things that you take for granted, like selecting your seat and getting your boarding pass on-line, is unavailable. Their website, such is it is, simply is not developed to the levels one would expect. We were unable to select our seats, get seats together, check on the status of the flight, check-in on-line, or get a boarding pass in advance. We essentially paid huge $$$ to a company then crossed our fingers that our reservation would be honored when we got to the airport. VERY STRESSFUL"
Cons: "Delayed boarding"
Pros: "The service was outstanding. They had a person waiting as we got off the first flight to guide us to the second flight. The stewardesses were attentive and outstanding. The seats were comfortable, the food and movie optons were top notch. I can't recommend business class highly enough."
Cons: "I loved everything about this flight!"
Pros: "It’s simply a way to get from one airport to another. Everything is adequate minus the food."
Cons: "The food is really bad, and everything else is adequate for simple travel."
Pros: "China Southern is just a good solid team their people are nice and the planes are clean and proper."
Cons: "i don't think they gave us breakfast, which would have been nice, given that upon arrival there's a tough visa ordeal to go through."
Pros: "Wonderful staff. We had a problem with our entertainment system and so they upgraded us to first class. Felt really valued."
Cons: "The food is always bad, and they didn’t allow use of electronics (phones, and they didn’t like me using my iPod I suppose because it looks like a phone?) on a 6 hr international flight when there was NO individual entertainment and no screens. What’s worse is I went into the bathroom right after a flight attendant and there was urine all over the seat! She either did it and left it, or she saw it and hovered over it, leaving it for the next person. Not classy."
Pros: "Food was mainly excellent. Entertainment was mainly excellent, except the game choices were limited and the movies were edited."
Cons: "1. Uncomfortable boarding at CAN: Had to go out in the cold to ride a BUS to the airplane: Why can't they use a BRIDGE like everyone else? Since our first leg was from, and our lest leg was to, very warm places, we were not prepared for near-freezing conditions. 2. Loss of baggage, CAN to MNL, flight CZ3091, 1/1/18: The luggage which had our clothes was delayed. Worse, the over-ground delivery of said luggage took too long: one third of our stay in the Philippines. I knew we'd wear the same clothes for almost 24 hours straight, didn't expect to do so for three additional days."
Pros: "Very professional and friendly staff. Prompt response to call button"
Cons: "Same as nearly every airline....;why not board from the rear. it would be so much more efficient.."
Pros: "The flights Ending!"
Cons: "First and Business not VIP immigration or luggage!?! Multiple crying babies with toddlers running the isles all night with no parental control or Flight attendant(s) intervention, even after being asked by multiple passengers. Woooh... movie/IFE selection drastically cut back! why? Food, worst in 7yrs. Guangzhou layover, lounge(s) not prepared, minimal pre packaged snacks no hot food, showers not working or rather not cleaned from night before would take "hours" for them to be cleaned and available. Will probably be last flight with Southern China, has dropped considerably and is no longer a "worthy" airline."
Pros: "Very efficient with such a short layover in Guangzhou."
Pros: "The serve food .great stewards.."
Cons: "Late arrival missed connection.."
Pros: "10 abreast in economy. A380 didn't feel big. Reminded me of 747. Crew was efficient, nice and polite. Food was mediocre. Two meals ran out wine."
Cons: "I hate Guangzhou airport. It's huge but requires miles of walking. Needs a shuttle or tram. I spent Y20 electric cart, so I could catch my flight. Other Chinese airports have trams between terminals. Donald"
Pros: "The crew was exceptionally attentive. The plane is comfortable and all staff professional and polite."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic but once on plane it went smoothly/"
Cons: "They lost our bag, then claimed it was our fault it was lost. Told us to keep coming back to the airport every few hours to check if the bag had made it on a flight.. They also got extremely upset with me when I didn't want to switch seats with a family who wanted to sit together, I paid extra for the isle bulk head. They wanted me to switch to a middle seat in the far back."
Pros: "Food & entertainment"
Cons: "Babies crying the entire trip. There should be a special place for families with three young children under the age of 4."
Pros: "Proactive service, friendly and fast."
Cons: "Attention to details such as asking what would you like to drink when serving the food, at odd times in business class"
Pros: "Crew, boarding, entertaiinment"
Cons: "We did.not get veg food that was ordered except that rest ok"
Pros: "Friendly staff and my ticket price was unbeatable"
Cons: "It was a bit cold on the flight, and the intercom messages in English were not understandable."
Pros: "The Cabin was clean, seats were new, usb charging port was a nice touch."
Cons: "The food was really poor."
Cons: "Horrible food. No beer. Poor selection in entertainment"
Pros: "Overall service, layover arrangement, on time, cabin service/cleanliness etc."
Pros: "Counter staff at JFK was exceptional for our check-in. The crew was very attentive and accomodating. Providing any amount of beverages we asked for as well as adjusting cabin temperature and providing with extra blankets. Nice selection on entertainment system with no hassles to make It work. Always smiling. Constantly cleaning up trash and the bathrooms. One of my most enjoyable long distant flights ever!"
Cons: "Seats were narrow."
Cons: "Crew was not organised"
Cons: "I really had bad experience with china southern airlines. The flight from Ha noi to Guangzhou was delayed about 7 hours by mechanical problem. I got in the airplane, then had to get out by the problem. I arrived in GZ about 12am. the wheel of my suitcase was broken. I did go out and asked a staff, but she said that you should claim inside near baggage claim. So it means that i could not go inside, so i got out already. - The flight today from Guangzhou to Ha noi was delayed 1.5hours. It was really terrible experience with the airlines. The food was bad."
Pros: "The aircraft layout was one seat right, two seats middle and one seat left. Very private. Blankets and pillows soft and comfortable. Flight attendants very attentive, polite and eager to help."
Cons: "In flight entertainment was poor. Very limited selection for everything. The TV shows featured had only one episode! So if you wanted to see another, too bad."
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: "I would like the food choices to be containing less fish as it's rather smelly in a contained space such as an aircraft. Otherwise it was a rather short flight so no complaints."
Cons: "Flight delayed 90 minutes. Poor communications in boarding area. No bi-lingual staff. Food consisted of a cup of yogurt, banana, and stale bread. Awful. Cabin crew was rude. Spouse's entertainment system did not work correctly."
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: "I liked the complementary hotel room. The room was really nice and everyone was very helpful getting me there, they even gave me a map to the check in desk. I definitely got more sleep there than I would in the airport."
Cons: "I didn't like the 13 hour layover."
Pros: "Not a big fan of most of the Chinese airlines, but CZ is really quite decent. They are usually on time and things tend to work out. No complaints on this flight."
Cons: "Food, English skills of the crew, unruly behavior of some of the passengers not controlled by the crew. Nothing that was unexpected"
Cons: "poor service.i had a fever and they did not provide me with a simple medication like asprin"
Pros: "The leg room compared to economy seats on other airlines is noticeably roomier. Abundant pillows and blankets. Entertainment was good."
Cons: "But I speak for my neighbor, whose touch screen would not respond to touch, either finger or frustrated forehead smack. Fifteen hours is too long to go without some access to distracting material. Granted there was a language barrier between us, but he shared his first language with the flight crew. His seat was 43J on flight CZ 399 from Guangzhou to JFK departing November 24, 2016 at 1:50 AM. Get on it!"
Pros: "From check inn to arrival baggage all well I did not Expect was little nervous when I had booked . But all was good"
Cons: "Aircraft clean and new , staff from ground and air crew all Helpful"
Pros: "Crew was great.simple no fuss, quick, late night , not many passengers."
Cons: "Airline lost our bags, took 2 days, when delivered the driver was overally rude, and made us pick up from the truck, would not bring to door. Threathend if we didnt pick up they would toss our bags!"
Pros: "Extremely impressed with the service and comfort of the flight"
Pros: "good food, good movies, excellent service"
Pros: "The on-board staff was friendly. Wish I had more good things to say."
Cons: "Delays seem to be a hallmark of this airline. I could go on for pages about the lack of communication from this airline and how they made me have to stay in a hotel because of a delay, but the less said the better. What exactly are the qualifications for being a member of the SkyTeam? On-board entertainment? I just want TIMELY, safe and comfortable flights. Frills are nice, but not necessary, and do NOT make up for not consistently delivering these priorities. Not allowing the use of cell phones in airplane mode on-board was mildly inconvenient also. Having more than one bathroom on the planes would also be appreciated."
Airlines flying from San Jose to China 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 San Jose to China
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Jose to China
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Jose to China
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Jose to China
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from San Jose to China