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Origin
Shanghai
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$433
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$433
Destination
Los Angeles
$433
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$433
Thu, Mar 8
SHA
LAX
16h 40m
Wed, Mar 14
LAX
SHA
24h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 323 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.9
XMN
YVR
Excellent 10.0

We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly

XMN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

The flight crew was kind..really hard working..

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

SEA
SZX
Excellent 9.6

The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!

Couldn't be helped, it was just a long flight!

XMN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

I liked the price of the trip and free hotel for long transit time.

Early arrival in Xiamen (5am) nothing open and no way to exchange money for taxi or food. Eventually found ATM that solved that problem. Wasn't dressed for or expecting the cold weather. Communications were a problem.

XMN
CGK
Good 7.3

Friendly and eager to serve crew

Lack of variety on food choices

Thu, Mar 1
PVG
LAX
28h 00m
Mon, Mar 12
LAX
PVG
19h 50m
Trip: 11 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
SZX
PEK
Excellent 10.0

Everything was clean and well appointed. The air attendants were helpful and friendly. The seat was fine and they provide a nice little back pillow & blanket in economy. The food was tasty and simple which is good for long flights. Not overly salted. I found it to be a satisfying experience in economy.

All was fine

FOC
PEK
Good 6.6

The flight went smoothly, once we began.

PEK
SEA
Excellent 8.0

The flight was smooth, once we began. There were few bumps.

I did NOT like having to wait almost two hours to board, and the constant "We expect to have our computer system up in 'a few minutes' " was really annoying.

PEK
SEA
Excellent 8.6

The crew was very attentive.

Having to take a shuttle and then get on the plane outside is cold and a hassle.

CTU
PEK
Good 6.3

The flight boarded on time, and arrived only approx. 30 minutes late for a 15 hour flight. The staff were friendly and seemed well-meaning.

It seemed that the staff for the NY-Chengdu did not include anyone who spoke English beyond a few memorized phrases. Another passenger and I were standing in the back and speaking, and the crew asked her to tell me that we weren't allowed to stand there and had to return to our seats. Their lack of English would be a problem if there were an emergency of any sort. The flight attendant tried to wake me several times to give me my vegetarian meal. When I was finally awake enough to eat he said the food was no longer good, I should wait until the next meal time. Entertainment options for the NY-Chengdu flight were limited - current or recent English options were few. Foreign language (mostly Chinese) options had subtitles, but few looked like there would be an interesting and fun storyline. The entertainment system was broken for the Chengdu-Beijing flight.

Mon, Jun 4
PVG
LAX
23h 35m
Mon, Jul 9
LAX
PVG
18h 00m
Trip: 36 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 25
PVG
LAX
16h 50m
Fri, Mar 9
LAX
PVG
20h 50m
Trip: 13 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 493 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
HKG
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Friendly staff, clean cabin, pleasant food, free entertainment.

After passing through airport security I purchased a large bottle of water for my 12 1/2 hour nonstop flight. When I reached my gate to board my flight I was told by a Hong Kong Airline employee that I could not bring water, WATER, on board the plane.

HKG
PEK
Excellent 9.0

The staff is friendly, alert and attentive. The food is wonderful. The planes are spacious and clean. A wonderfully pleasant experience

Could use a revamp of the entetainment system.

HKG
YVR
Good 7.3

The return flight HK-Vancouver was on the slightly smaller and older Airbus 330 which had no chargers, no in-flight entertainment screen. We received iPad movie screens which were ok. Coach seats were too close compared to those on the LA-HK Airbus big boys (Airbus 350 9 abreast). Bonus negative was my seat was broken and wouldn't recline and there was a metal box underneath the seat in front of me so leg room was restrictive and I'm 6 feet tall. Shoulda sprung for Business Class. As for food, first meal was rice, kimchee, and a tiny bit of pork and veggies which was ok. Snack was pizza bread, really hard to eat/runny and served with no napkin. Breakfast was runny scrambled eggs, beans, and a cooked cherry tomato and single stalk of broccoli. Staff was polite. Worse yet was the Sunday morning line at Vancouver customs: at least 2500-3000 people from several flights and 4 (YOU READ THAT RIGHT: FOUR) customs agents! Took 2 hours and change to get through. Coming to the US through this airport I had to leave security, ticket for Portland leg, recheck my bag, go through security AGAIN, and GO THROUGH CUSTOMS TO THE US. DO NOT TAKE THIS FLIGHT THROUGH VANCOUVER TO TRAVEL BACK TO THE STATES! Worst international travel experience of my life, bar none.

See previous comments.

NKG
HKG
Good 7.3

Boarding, seats, entertainment, food were all good to excellent.

Crew could be nicer.

HKG
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Organized with new aircraft. Good airport staff and crew onboard

No breakfast for non asians was offered.

Tue, Apr 24
SHA
LAX
39h 05m
Tue, May 1
LAX
SHA
25h 00m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 323 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.9
SHA
SZX
Okay 5.0

I was very sick and contagious and asked for a single person hotel room for the night before a connecting flight. It was not accommodated. It would have cost extra 100-200 yuan. Then when we asked for the shuttle to the hotel, the security at the departures level meant we could not exit and be picked up. No one could arrange pick up at arrivals. Instead we paid for a taxi ourselves. Poor service and coordination, especially considering I could barely talk and just badly needed a rest.

LAX
XMN
Okay 4.6

Complimentary wifi and excellent crew service

The econ seat is too low, when front seater tilted the seat backward, the screen is right in front of my face. Entertainment video screen doesn’t adjust; in other words, it cannot be adjust in angle, causing neck pain over time. Meals are average, definitely different from the quality compared to regional or domestic equivalent. Very sad, considering that Xiamen Air has a good reputation inside China. The restroom is also poorly stocked — no toilet roll constantly

SEA
SZX
Excellent 9.6

The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!

Couldn't be helped, it was just a long flight!

SZX
SEA
Excellent 9.3

Kept me well hydrated, supplied tissues that helped me bear a long flight while sick. Early arrival appreciated. Fresh fruit was good.

Crew might have cleared away medications by mistake but they tried hard to find it, inquired all attendants and even looked through the trash. I missed the passing of of declaration forms twice while I was in the bathroom and when we landed the customs people directed me wrong so I had to wait a long time in line to get through customs without water which made me sicker and I had to go to the doctor.

BKK
XMN
Excellent 8.6

Nice wide seats, well run flight. Lots of food served, though very mixed quality. The unfortunate experiences described in the negatives of this review, do not repeat on the return flight.

In the fine print is the fact that the flight includes a stop in Shenzen. On the outbound flight this was a nightmare experience with Chinese immigration. Exhausted from a 14 hour flight, passengers had their passports taken away; were put through a bizarre 45 minute finger printing process using machines that did not work; and then left to wait for an hour or more with no information. The continuation flight was in another part of the airport - a very long walk; and it turned out not to be at the departing gate that was displayed on the monitors. We arrived at the indicated (wrong) gate with no guidance. Very nearly missed the continuation flight. Once in Xiamen, our arrival was late enough that the second floor of the airport was closed. There were no ATMs on the first floor; no way to get the Chinese cash needed to take a taxi to the airport. Fortunately a kind citizen agreed to exchange some cash, using mental calculations and sign language about the exchange rate.

Thu, Apr 5
PVG
LAX
23h 35m
Sat, Apr 28
LAX
PVG
31h 15m
Trip: 24 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
CAN
PEK
Excellent 9.0

The crew is very attentive and kind.

Crowded, small space.

SYX
PEK
Excellent 8.6

I had about 30 minutes to change planes in Beijing cause of the flight delay (still had to switch terminals, check in and go through the border). I was met by an airline representative near the plane with a special bus and accompanied through all the bureaucracy very quickly. Excellent airline staff.

the flight was delayed for 1.5 hours and no staff in Sanya domestic terminal could speak English

SEA
PEK
Excellent 9.3

Nice movie selection of movies.

Nothing.

ORD
PEK
Excellent 10.0

Everything felt comfortable and clean on my first flight on Hainan. I sat in economy and overall it was a great experience, especially considering what I paid from Chicago to Shenzhen via Beijing. The food might be slightly better on Cathay Pacific, but I really have no complaints about it. It was tasty and relatively healthy. It wasn’t oversalted and on long flights that makes a huge beneficial difference. You can always go to the galley and grab a simple sandwich if you need something between meals. Overall it was an excellent experience.

PEK
ORD
Excellent 8.3

The most attentive and caring staff, the snacks set up at the back of the plane, clean, comfortable planes, amazing food. Would always choose over US carriers

The in-flight entertainment set up is lacking. On a 13 hour flight on which your cellphone is banned even in flight mode that’s a big deal

Mon, Jun 4
SHA
LAX
23h 35m
Mon, Jul 9
LAX
SHA
18h 00m
Trip: 36 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 1
SHA
LAX
16h 40m
Sun, May 13
LAX
SHA
19h 25m
Trip: 13 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 323 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.9
SZX
SEA
Excellent 9.3

Kept me well hydrated, supplied tissues that helped me bear a long flight while sick. Early arrival appreciated. Fresh fruit was good.

Crew might have cleared away medications by mistake but they tried hard to find it, inquired all attendants and even looked through the trash. I missed the passing of of declaration forms twice while I was in the bathroom and when we landed the customs people directed me wrong so I had to wait a long time in line to get through customs without water which made me sicker and I had to go to the doctor.

XMN
CGK
Good 7.3

Friendly and eager to serve crew

Lack of variety on food choices

XMN
LAX
Okay 4.0

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

TAO
LAX
Okay 5.0

I liked the plane. 787’s are the smoothest rides.

Xiamen Airlines should be applauded for having a direct flight from LA to Qingdao. But they have a lot to learn about the proper service and materials in business class. Not surprisingly, they have gone for the cheapest way to service the customer. Lot to learn.

SEA
SZX
Excellent 9.6

The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!

Couldn't be helped, it was just a long flight!

Wed, Aug 1
PVG
LAX
16h 20m
Sun, Aug 12
LAX
PVG
30h 10m
Trip: 12 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 3805 reviews
Overall
8.9
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.7
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.5
ICN
JFK
Mediocre 2.6

Sat on the runway for 40 mins with no explanation

Delayed flight

ICN
HAN
Excellent 8.6

Friendly service

Didn't dislike anything

ICN
JFK
Excellent 10.0

flight crew service and timeliness of the flight, email update on flight status

baggage claim was very slow took about 45mins to receive bags after arrival to JFK

JFK
ICN
Excellent 8.3

On both of my long haul flights I had very nice, new planes to fly on which were very clean. Staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating despite having a huge number of people to attend to. Food was good when I ate it. Seats reclined very nicely and there was the most room I've had on a flight ever. Still cramped, but you take what you can get! Would definitely fly again.

2 complaints I would pose. 1. If we're flying on a super long flight overnight, do you have to turn on every light in the pane to serve food? Can we not keep it kind of dim while literally everyone is trying to sleep? Also, why are you serving a meal at 3AM?! I know we took off 2 hours ago and people may want food before we get into the bulk of the trip, but it's 3AM! Everyone just wants to sleep and now the lights are on and you're offering me a full meal?! Believe me, it's great that you're trying to keep me fed, but come on, we've got 12 hours of flight left to go! 2. The movies offered were really sub par. The "new releases' only had a handful of movies I'd even heard of before and only like 3 I even cared to watch. The "movie classics" were the same way. Gotta step up your movie options when I'm trapped in your plane for 14 hours.

BGR
SEL
Excellent 10.0

Everyone was very nice.

The food was a little odd but that might just have been Korean food.

Sun, Feb 25
SHA
LAX
16h 50m
Fri, Mar 9
LAX
SHA
20h 50m
Trip: 13 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 493 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
HKG
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Friendly staff, clean cabin, pleasant food, free entertainment.

After passing through airport security I purchased a large bottle of water for my 12 1/2 hour nonstop flight. When I reached my gate to board my flight I was told by a Hong Kong Airline employee that I could not bring water, WATER, on board the plane.

HKG
PEK
Excellent 9.0

The staff is friendly, alert and attentive. The food is wonderful. The planes are spacious and clean. A wonderfully pleasant experience

Could use a revamp of the entetainment system.

LAX
HKG
Excellent 8.0

New A350 with decent lag space

Food to Los Angeles was soso

HKG
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Organized with new aircraft. Good airport staff and crew onboard

No breakfast for non asians was offered.

HKG
TPE
Excellent 8.0

Decent plane

Lots of delays

Sat, Jul 14
PVG
LAX
23h 50m
Sat, Jul 28
LAX
PVG
22h 05m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Aug 1
SHA
LAX
16h 20m
Sun, Aug 12
LAX
SHA
30h 10m
Trip: 12 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 3805 reviews
Overall
8.9
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.7
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.5
TAO
ICN
Excellent 9.6

I love Korean Air. Can't say enough good things about this airline. I fly Korean Air whenever I can.

Simple meal but a short flight.

ICN
HKG
Excellent 8.6

Friendly crew, good movie selection, USB port.

ICN
JFK
Mediocre 2.6

Sat on the runway for 40 mins with no explanation

Delayed flight

ICN
BKK
Excellent 8.0

The plane was way too hot! Being trapped in a stuffy plane for 5 hours and sweating was the worst!

CHS
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Shanghai to Los Angeles Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from Shanghai
Flight Price $433
Distance 6482 miles
Airlines XiamenAir, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Korean Air
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