Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Seattle to Chengdu
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 518 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,846 deaths as of Jun 12 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 17h 30m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,083), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on China Eastern ($2,906) and Multiple Airlines ($3,111).
From Seattle to Chengdu, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Chengdu back to Seattle , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Seattle you will be using Seattle/Tacoma Intl, often referred to as Seattle Airport. You will be landing at Chengdu, also known as Chengdu Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was great, flight was great."
Cons: "Not Delayed My Luggage."
Pros: "Business class was comfy"
Cons: "Movie choices could be better"
Cons: "Can make the food and tea more hot ? Shanghai to Hong Kong meal is goood"
Pros: "Ease of boarding."
Cons: "Delayed an hour without a notification of how long."
Cons: "plane parked too far from main terminal. long bus ride delays arrival time."
Pros: "good seat in business class. Outstanding crew."
Cons: "The food for dinner was tasteless, and the breakfast was incredibly greasy."
Cons: "Bad airlinws. No respect of ppl waiting for chk in"
Pros: "It was cheap, had a pretty good selection of movies, was able to choose my seat."
Cons: "The food was pretty mediocre, staff was pretty stingy with drinks, ran out of drink choices, not that comfortable seats for a 15 hour flight, most of the staff was pretty rude to non Chinese customers. You get what you pay for."
Pros: "Short layover, very good price."
Cons: "Very obvious the crew (at least in my section) have a problem with Non- Chinese people. Their attitude changed to others as well as me when they are asked for something. Very noticeable!!!!!!"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Turbulence most of the time Crew not courteous"
Cons: "My flight from guangzhou landed 20 minutes befoe the the flight from shanghai to orlando would leave. there were total of 12 passangers and they did not bother delaying that flight by just 20 mins. To get new booking on ticket it took over 2 1/2 hours."
Pros: "Business class I’m comparable to Cathay Pacific."
Cons: "No special que for Business class passengers when boarding the plane"
Cons: "Airport construction in Xi'an was horrible. It took nearly an hour to get from the plane to the airport exit."
Cons: "There was a long wait to transit or transfer but besides that everything was great"
Pros: "The staff in the airplane very polite"
Cons: "I did tell the lady in the boarding area in la that we have limited time to cacht the other conection fly to phuket from chengdu. She ignore us and say we have enough time. Of course we miss the fly because a delay in migration in China. And this was a ticket of the same Airline. No one help us and even speak english. We were stuck in china for 24 hours and the staff in the airport threat us like homeless. It was worst experiencie of my life"
Pros: "Bathrooms were clean"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. Seats did not have individual tv screens. There was no variety in the meals provided during the flight."
Pros: "Our flight to phuket went off without a hitch. The plane was a little cramped but it wasn’t terrible for the price we payed"
Cons: "On our return flight, we arrived at the airport to the airline telling us that we were not allowed to board our flight because we didn’t have a visa for our layover. It had not been made clear by the agency that this was a requirement and so we never looked into it. We just assumed we would be able to stay in the airport for the duration of our layovers. We were forced to book and alternate and very expensive flight. Not pleased. Will not be using again."
Cons: "5 hours delay in Shanghai/ no fin"
Pros: "Flight was non-eventful."
Cons: "Original flight was cancelled, resulting in spending an additional 2 hours at airport."
Pros: "The food was good. The entertainment was great. But not having anyone by me was best as I slept horizontal. Great if no one else is by you."
Cons: "Only 2 meals through out the entire flight. The airline attendant wouldn't specify if I was drinking oolong tea or green tea."
Pros: "The crew was good - very attentive. The plane itself was a nice new 737 - very clean."
Cons: "The business class lounge was not good. All they served was warm soft drinks and beer. Waited on the business class van for 30 minutes while everyone else went to board the plane which I found odd. Chengdu airport has 175 gates yet we still have to get on a van and board the plane on the tarmac which is odd. No wine in business class which I thought was odd too. Food wasn't god, but I am used to that."
Pros: "The crew members were extremely helpful and accommodating."
Cons: "There was no hand soap in any of the bathrooms.That means no one on the plane, including the crew members, could wash their hands for the duration of the 14-hour flight. Disgusting! I sked one of the crew members to refill the soap, but it appears that they had none."
Cons: "Our flight time was moved up by an hour, and we weren’t notified so needless to say we missed out flight and two night of hotel accommodations that were paid for and went unused as well as having to spend additional money to make new hotel accommodations."
Pros: "Low price"
Cons: "Skimped on napkins. Bread offered way a little much late."
Cons: "Seats did not recline. (Overnight flight.)"
Pros: "Food was decent"
Cons: "They've gave us the wrong flight times,had to pay and extra 100$ a head to get on the flight we were originally scheduled for. Arrived in shanghai, and again was given the wrong flights and has to stay an night in shanghai delaying our entire trip,forcing us to be a day behind for everything. Still worried our flights home won't be correct. Will never fly with then again, everyone beware."
Pros: "The seats are nice, but I was given a broken seat."
Cons: "My armrest in the business class seat did not work. Not ideal for a 10+ hour flight! Really disappointed."
Pros: "Fast-tracked us through Shanghai airport with a personal handler for a tight connection. He knew all the back routes and which border agent could put us first in line. No problem even though connection was boarding as we were disembarking arrival flight. Lounge at JFK superb."
Cons: "No control over air con vents at seat. Plane uncomfortably stuffy for us...asked to turn down temp and they did for awhile."
Cons: "I couldn't use my phone on the plane even in airplane mode."
Pros: "China Eastern Airline Customer Service Is VERY BAD. Do not fly China EAstern Airline because it offers no customer service"
Cons: "It is my first time to take China Eastern Airline. My son and I had a round trip from New York to Zhengzhou (Connected at Shanghai). I had no problem for outbound trip from New York to Zhengzhou. But for inbound trip from Zhengzhou to New York, we missed the flight due to China Eastern Airline's very bad customer service. At the airport check in, we were told passport ID number did not match the Eastern Airline flight tickets passport ID number. The check in clerk let us to make changes at Eastern Airline counter. The guy from EA just changed my passport id but did not want to change my 7 years old son's ticket id. He was sitting there and did not care about anything. I told him we were going to miss the flight, he gave me a phone number 95530 to let me call EA in Shanghai. I called and EA in Shanghai said I should change at EA counter of the airport. Man, it's a nightmare. The guy updated my ID number on my ticket, but refuse to update my 7 year old son's ID number. So we had to reschedule to next day flight thru the China Eastern Airline USA. They charged $100! We finally got back to New York. They don't care we miss the flights and their customer Service Is VERY BAD"
Pros: "They had a wrong passport # when I checked in for my return trip."
Cons: "The lady who did my check in was patientless and acted aggressively. The good part is that she found a way to identify my ticket number and issued boarding pass"
Pros: "The people are nice and professional. They were very helpful with the needs of the passengers"
Cons: "The flight was delayed almost 5 hours causing me to miss a very important business meeting. This happened to me going to Lhasa as well as returning to Chengdu."
Cons: "Arrived 2 hours before flight time (1315) but massive queue at bag drop and security. When got to security it was already 1230 and gate is closing in 25 minutes, I talked to people for a quicker access but to no avail. When I got through security, it was 1305 and the gate was closed. About another 12 passengers on the same flight could not board the same flight. When I talked to someone At the end another is arranged at 1625, only delayed until 1900 for boarding, and took off at 2000."
Pros: "Very timely with international flights. Very friendly crew. Decent food."
Cons: "Nothing was terrible. Keep up the good work."
Cons: "Staff smiles while never attempting to assist and even gave false information to shuffle issues to someone else"
Cons: "Everybody was told that the flight was on time, so we were on board at 8:45pm from Shanghai to xiamen. After waiting in the plane for 1.5 hours, they informed us that the flight was cancelled. We had to check out our luggages. The airline arranged the hotel, and our flight was rescheduled to next day at 8 am. We were randomly pick to stay with another passenger in the hotel. 2 people a room. When we reached the hotel, it was 1 am, and we were told to check out at 5:20 am. We all did, and waited in airport till boarding time. The flight was delayed again. It was too much of on and off and tiring with all the travels. I wouldn't mind if the airline tell us ahead, and we could have time to make some plans...instead just wait in the airpots."
Pros: "Comfortable seat, nice staff. Clean plane and boarding was easy."
Cons: "Only one meal option served. It was seafood, and the whole plane smelled. As per usual, the flight was delayed due to delays at Pudong Airport."
Cons: "The food for the two leg of the flight is the same. The inflight screen showed the same gag show"
Cons: "They change the boarding gates my whole trip, delay departure and got stuck with transit flight. 3 different language announcements every 5 minutes while we watched the move so I could not finish watch one movie whith 41/2 hour flight. My food tray was sticky when I touched it and it was the worst experience ever. No other airline restrict cigarette light on board except china eastern. So many worst thing happen in this trips."
Pros: "Crew was nice. Flight was an hour late getting off the ground."
Pros: "More food and drink choices More international appeal Free internet"
Cons: "Lack of international entertainment"
Pros: "Cheap, ontime and good."
Cons: "there wasnt anything particularly annoying or to be disliked"
Pros: "I liked that the crew was attentive to our needs."
Cons: "I wish we had more snacks offered"
Pros: "Early morning flight MNL-PVG on an A321. Check in was well-staffed and plane relatively new. The flight attendants were efficient. Food was just a stuffed pastry for a 3.5 hour flight. Seat pitch was good. Overall it felt like flying a U.S. airline. Not at the same level of excellent service as a lot of Asian and Middle Eastern airlines."
Pros: "Once at the gate the announcements were clear in good English."
Cons: "Delayed, very rude to Americans, not accommodating"
Cons: "first time on the airline and this will be the last time. Flight was 2 hours delayed"
Pros: "Newer Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, had video touch screen entertainment. Lots of entertainment options for a 13+ hour flight."
Cons: "Service: The service is minimal, no sense of providing a luxurious service on this long haul flight. Food: food wasn't that tasty and no variation (I had the Asian Vegetarian meal), I felt like I had the same tasteless food on all 4 legs. Entertainment: while the touch screen had updated movie options, the software was buggy, each time an announcement came on screen (which was numerous times on this rather turbulent flight) the video playing would stop and go back to the start screen, rather annoying to have to fast forward to find the spot that you left off at."
Pros: "My check in baggage arrive to chengdu two days later, I thought it was lost."
Airlines flying from Seattle to Chengdu 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 Seattle to Chengdu
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Seattle to Chengdu
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Seattle to Chengdu
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Seattle to Chengdu
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Seattle to Chengdu