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How long does a flight from Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average nonstop flight takes 13h 35m, covering a distance of 4902 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Southern ($343), Sichuan Airlines ($356) and XiamenAir ($366).
Do I need a passport to fly between Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
For Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Sydney Kingsford Smith, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Shanghai
$343
only
$343
Destination
Sydney
$343
only
$343
Fri, May 25
SHA
SYD
13h 35m
Sun, Jun 17
SYD
SHA
13h 40m
Trip: 24 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

CAN
HAN
Excellent 8.3

Ok

CAN
BKK
Okay 5.6

My bag didn’t make it to the final destination. I was one of many people in the same situation who made the same journey originating in SF and ending in Bangkok. We had an almost 3 hour layover in Guangzhou, so I doubt that there wasn’t enough time to make the bag transfer.

SIN
CAN
Excellent 8.3

Flew Business class from SIN to CAN. Seats were OK, crew was very attentive and eager to please. Food was good.

Seat did not go back as far as I would have liked

DPS
CAN
Okay 4.0

On time departure and arrival The inflight Crew were courteous

Food is inedible My issue with the boarding had to do with the poor decorum of the representatives at check in and those who helped assistance me to the gate.

Thu, Mar 29
SHA
SYD
17h 20m
Tue, Apr 3
SYD
SHA
23h 50m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 106 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.9
CTU
TNA
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were awesome and the food was good.

All was good

LAX
CTU
Excellent 8.0

We had to get off the plane in Jinan to go through customs and get back on rather than going straight to Chengdu. In Chengdu we had to claim our checked bags and check in again before boarding to Taipei.

LAX
TNA
Good 7.3

Most of the crew was not skilled with English (both comprehension and pronunciation) so it was difficult to communicate or to understand instructions. The flight was also delayed for an hour, which could have been avoided if the airline staffed more people for check-in or streamlined the check-in process since that was the only bottleneck preventing passengers from being on time.

TSA
CTU
Excellent 8.0

Flight was on time. Good basic airline with no frills, but who needs them for such a short flight?

No way to check in on line.

LAX
TNA
Excellent 8.6

The flight attendants were really nice and the food was surprisingly good!

The time frame. My flight was supposed to leave at 11:50pm. We left at almost 2am. In which case made me late to a layover I had in China which made me miss my last flight to Japan. BUT, luckily, a woman that worked for the airline in China was able to put me on an air China flight to japan, which again in very grateful for!!!!

Sat, Mar 17
SHA
SYD
17h 30m
Wed, Mar 28
SYD
SHA
26h 35m
Trip: 12 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
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

XMN
YVR
Excellent 10.0

We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly

SEA
SZX
Excellent 9.6

The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!

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

XMN
CGK
Good 7.3

Friendly and eager to serve crew

Lack of variety on food choices

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.

Tue, Apr 17
SHA
SYD
33h 10m
Wed, May 2
SYD
SHA
17h 10m
Trip: 16 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1159 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

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.

PEK
CAN
Excellent 9.6

Not a crowded flight so had an extra seat. That was really nice.

It was all fine.

Tue, Apr 24
SHA
SYD
33h 10m
Mon, May 7
SYD
SHA
19h 45m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 11
SHA
SYD
15h 35m
Mon, Jun 18
SYD
SHA
14h 40m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
HAN
Excellent 8.3

Ok

ICN
DLC
Okay 5.3

The staff spoke English very well at ICN, which was a nice change compared to China, where I live and work. They listened and understood my concerns, especially about having little time between flights, not knowing what to do next, and needed their assistance with getting my luggage forwarded.

Usually I love ICN airport. I was not aware there was another terminal, kilometres away by shuttle bus, that I needed to use between flights. If not for the extremely helpful information booth staff at station E, who arranged to have my luggage forwarded to my final definition, barely in time when the flights were purchased separately, I would have missed my flight trying to get my luggage then check it again, in addition to all the other steps. This time, I found the various steps in the procedure unpredictable. The signage is great but I didn't know what I was to do next.

SIN
CAN
Excellent 8.3

Flew Business class from SIN to CAN. Seats were OK, crew was very attentive and eager to please. Food was good.

Seat did not go back as far as I would have liked

LAX
CAN
Mediocre 3.3

2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it

CAN
HAK
Excellent 10.0

Fast plane

Sun, Mar 18
SHA
SYD
19h 20m
Wed, Mar 28
SYD
SHA
24h 10m
Trip: 11 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.

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

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
YVR
Excellent 10.0

We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly

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

Tue, Apr 24
SHA
SYD
33h 10m
Tue, May 8
SYD
SHA
25h 55m
Trip: 15 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1159 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
SEA
PEK
Excellent 8.6

Customer service from the crew was outstanding.

Lack of leg room.

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.

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.

FOC
PEK
Good 6.6

The flight went smoothly, once we began.

CAN
PEK
Excellent 9.0

The crew is very attentive and kind.

Crowded, small space.

Fri, Jun 1
SHA
SYD
34h 45m
Fri, Jun 15
SYD
SHA
32h 15m
Trip: 15 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
CAN
Mediocre 3.3

2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it

LAX
CAN
Okay 5.3

Ko

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

SIN
CAN
Excellent 8.3

Flew Business class from SIN to CAN. Seats were OK, crew was very attentive and eager to please. Food was good.

Seat did not go back as far as I would have liked

Mon, Mar 19
SHA
SYD
34h 15m
Wed, Mar 28
SYD
SHA
32h 40m
Trip: 10 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
CGK
Good 7.3

Friendly and eager to serve crew

Lack of variety on food choices

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.

SEA
SZX
Excellent 9.6

The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!

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

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

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.

Tue, May 1
SHA
SYD
33h 10m
Wed, May 9
SYD
SHA
17h 10m
Trip: 9 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1159 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
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.

SEA
PEK
Excellent 9.3

Nice movie selection of movies.

Nothing.

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

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

PEK
CAN
Excellent 9.6

Not a crowded flight so had an extra seat. That was really nice.

It was all fine.

Fri, Jun 15
SHA
SYD
23h 30m
Fri, Jun 29
SYD
SHA
28h 55m
Trip: 15 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
DPS
CAN
Okay 4.0

On time departure and arrival The inflight Crew were courteous

Food is inedible My issue with the boarding had to do with the poor decorum of the representatives at check in and those who helped assistance me to the gate.

CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

LAX
CAN
Mediocre 3.3

2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it

ICN
DLC
Okay 5.3

The staff spoke English very well at ICN, which was a nice change compared to China, where I live and work. They listened and understood my concerns, especially about having little time between flights, not knowing what to do next, and needed their assistance with getting my luggage forwarded.

Usually I love ICN airport. I was not aware there was another terminal, kilometres away by shuttle bus, that I needed to use between flights. If not for the extremely helpful information booth staff at station E, who arranged to have my luggage forwarded to my final definition, barely in time when the flights were purchased separately, I would have missed my flight trying to get my luggage then check it again, in addition to all the other steps. This time, I found the various steps in the procedure unpredictable. The signage is great but I didn't know what I was to do next.

LAX
CAN
Okay 5.3

Ko

Tue, Mar 20
SHA
SYD
13h 50m
Wed, Mar 28
SYD
SHA
26h 35m
Trip: 9 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
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

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

YVR
XMN
Excellent 10.0

Price and flight were great. Communicating was small problem. 5 am arrival nothing open so couldn't change money for food, taxi etc. Finally found an ATM that worked. People used their cell phones to try and communicate.

Some obstacles with early morning arrival and communications

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.

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?

Mon, Jul 2
SHA
SYD
17h 20m
Tue, Jul 10
SYD
SHA
23h 50m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 106 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.9
HGH
CTU
Okay 5.3

My bags never arrived and haven't been found to date

LAX
HGH
Okay 4.6

It was never made clear in my itinerary that there was a stop at Hangzhou. I didn't realize there was a seperate flight until I checked in at the hotel.

LAX
TNA
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing. Absolutely nothing, it was completely horrible!!!

Everything was delayed by at least 1 hour. The flight delay was announced at 11pm the day of, but the passengers weren’t situated in a hotel until 3am. And the flight didn’t arrive until 11pm the next day!! A 15hr delay! And because I had a connecting flight, the delay made me have to spend ANOTHER extra night in the airport, AND never compensated me for the connecting flight ticket which I had to purchase another one of.

CTU
ICN
Good 7.3

The booking itinerary did not specify that there would be a layover in Jinan. Even though there was, it would have made more sense to allow the continuing passengers to stay on the plane rather than forcing everyone to go through customs at this point.

PEK
CTU
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were very nice.

The check in counter in Chengdu doesn't open until 1 1/2 hours before the flight departs.

Tue, May 15
SHA
SYD
33h 10m
Thu, May 24
SYD
SHA
35h 45m
Trip: 10 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1159 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
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

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

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.

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.

FOC
PEK
Good 6.6

The flight went smoothly, once we began.

Mon, Aug 13
SHA
SYD
34h 45m
Thu, Sep 6
SYD
SHA
17h 10m
Trip: 25 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
CAN
Okay 5.3

Ko

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

CAN
LAX
Okay 5.3

Crewmen at the luggage/bags scanning were very rude. Our flight from Manila to Guangzhou was delayed by an hour or so. With all the pressure we were already experiencing and rushing to get to our connecting flight, here comes these crewmen in charge of scanning our bags we're all shouting at us to rush. The delay was not the passengers fault.

DPS
CAN
Okay 4.0

On time departure and arrival The inflight Crew were courteous

Food is inedible My issue with the boarding had to do with the poor decorum of the representatives at check in and those who helped assistance me to the gate.

CAN
HAK
Excellent 10.0

Fast plane

Wed, Mar 21
SHA
SYD
34h 15m
Wed, Mar 28
SYD
SHA
26h 35m
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.

XMN
YVR
Excellent 10.0

We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly

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.

YVR
XMN
Excellent 10.0

Price and flight were great. Communicating was small problem. 5 am arrival nothing open so couldn't change money for food, taxi etc. Finally found an ATM that worked. People used their cell phones to try and communicate.

Some obstacles with early morning arrival and communications

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?

Fri, Jun 8
SHA
SYD
24h 45m
Mon, Jun 11
SYD
SHA
13h 40m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 30
SHA
SYD
33h 10m
Tue, Apr 3
SYD
SHA
25h 55m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1159 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
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.

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.

SEA
PEK
Excellent 9.3

Nice movie selection of movies.

Nothing.

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

FOC
PEK
Good 6.6

The flight went smoothly, once we began.

Thu, Mar 22
SHA
SYD
19h 20m
Wed, Mar 28
SYD
SHA
24h 10m
Trip: 7 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
SEA
SZX
Excellent 9.6

The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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Distance 4902 miles
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