Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Hainan
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Hainan.
Health Declaration Form
Must be presented upon arrival
Masks: Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Most visitors from United States will not be allowed to enter Hainan. Exemptions apply to:
-Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas; -International travelers coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
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Visitors from United States will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Hainan.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Hainan takes 39h 43m, covering a distance of 8033 miles. The most popular route is Los Angeles - Haikou with an average flight time of 27h 10m.
The cheapest ticket to Hainan from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $305 one-way, and $1,546 round-trip. The most popular route is from Los Angeles to Haikou and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,757.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The help"
Cons: "Early boarding in sfo, I had to forget my food."
Cons: "My baggage was lost."
Cons: "Couldn’t get the WiFi to work"
Pros: "On time!"
Cons: "no vegetarian óption for breakfast"
Pros: "Staff was ind and friendly. Generous"
Cons: "Wish there was better food. It was okay."
Cons: "Lack of space and organization"
Pros: "the warm baked goods when we landed"
Cons: "not so much leg space"
Pros: "The direct TV was free on this leg of my trip"
Pros: "The check in staff which was the same boarding staff was below average there was 3 agents who very poor, poor in attitude, poor in problem solving, wished at that moment I had booked on another airline."
Cons: "I thought it was ANA but it was United."
Cons: "The gate was so far away. And the AC wasn't working in their terminal"
Cons: "Food was not good"
Pros: "Being up in the sky so cool."
Cons: "Easy for check-in and on time"
Pros: "The timing."
Cons: "The landing was a little rough."
Pros: "Great movie selection and quantities of meals/snacks."
Pros: "The stewards were awesome. Funny kind and attentive"
Pros: "Very good! Very nice and friendly employees!"
Pros: "All of the above"
Pros: "The plane."
Cons: "Travelling with a nine week old: no add on seatbelt (as per QANTAS) for lap sleeping, paid for an extra seat we didn't realize we were buying. The food has not improved in the last decade in contrast to other airlines."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Very roomy and workers were helpful."
Cons: "Nothing. It was great!"
Cons: "The boarding process is a bit chaotic. I honestly think the wi fi should be free."
Cons: "Im ok with everything. Thank u."
Cons: "Everything. Delays were inexcusable, staff ridiculously unfriendly and just bad attitudes all round. Very unpleasant experience, won't be using this airline ever again."
Cons: "Did not have enough good snacks"
Pros: "Perfect service"
Pros: "They did not care"
Pros: "Price was nice at $142"
Pros: "good movie selection"
Cons: "couldn't reserve seat in advance; told 3 different things when I bought ticket"
Pros: "They were friendly no matter where you were seated. Always had smiles"
Cons: "All was good. No dislikes"
Cons: "My 3rd old was very hungry and I reached out to cabin staff for any kind of food for purchase, they turned me down saying I need to wait for another hour till the dinner time. Did not provide any help there."
Cons: "the airplane is really old! Don't have any amenities."
Cons: "Is ok"
Cons: "No room in the seating, nor in the overhead."
Pros: "Orderly protocol"
Cons: "Boarding is chore based but it went smoothly."
Pros: "Staff was nice and chairs were comfortable"
Cons: "The turbulence"
Pros: "The food."
Pros: "No delay ,staffs were helpful"
Cons: "I had an overweight lady next,extremely uncomfortable for both of us."
Cons: "Worst airline"
Pros: "Crew is wonderful .they do everything in business class to make you feel comfortable"
Cons: "I will never fly China Eastern again. EVER !! I need to add an extra day or two onto our flight. We purchased business class flights so they are not cheap. In order for us to make a change they want $1700 each person, a total of $3400 to take the same flight two days later. The fee is the highest I have ever hear for the same flight class .. I will never ever use China Eastern again, they are taking advantage..I could actually buy a return ticket on another airline for cheaper than they want for a flight change."
Pros: "My screen on the first leg didn’t work too well. It would turn on and off on its own, but since it was an overnight flight and I was tired, I slept most of the way so didn’t complain. Just had to dim the screen for the times it would turn on automatically while I was trying to sleep. 2nd leg had"
Cons: "I understand it is a Chinese airline, but I wish there was more English spoken, or the flight attendants not assume everyone who is Asian understands Chinese, especially since the flights are international."
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "crews were amazing"
Pros: "The service is phenomenal. They served so many meals i felt like a bear in hibernation, waking up, eating and going back to sleep."
Cons: "I don’t have anything bad to say. The service was really good."
Pros: "I got the seat all the way in the back i prefer those because it sits 2 and you are only sitting next to one person. Tv had more than 2 dozen movies options and several games to choose from. They provided a pillow and blanket along with headphones for tv. Crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Food, but its airplane food and can not except to much unless your sitting first class."
Cons: "No entrance forms for foreigners to fill before landing. Shocking to learn that A black guy found "dead" in the middle of the flight, probably due to heart attack China Eastern web site is horrible as it only allows passengers who bought their tickets DIRECTLY from their web site to access booking managing like seat choice and printing boarding pass. If you bought tickets from travel agents like Justfly.com, forget to use China Eastern web site to manage your booking, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE"
Pros: "The actual flight was really fantastic, food was warm, flight was relatively comfortable/smooth, entertainment at least for me was good, since they had a decent amount of Japanese music to choose from, and the attendants were friendly and nice. Everything was 100% on time as well. I could complain more about tiny tiny things, but for $500 I felt I got a lot better service than United on an equivalent route."
Cons: "Seats were slightly stiff, but not too bad. Only bigger issue was upon boarding all the people lined up in a 100+ yard line and caused a bit of commotion instead of waiting for their seat numbers to be called and forming a small normal line. This is in no way the airline's fault, and they tried to make it work in spite of the people doing it, but as a Westerner this was confusing."
Pros: "Price of biz class is attractive but it’s good and entertainment could be better for western travelers"
Cons: "Limited Western food menu in box class with many choices not available Eggs were like cement Most flight crew speak limited English and hard to understand"
Pros: "left on time and arrived on time pretty good seat crew is very nice"
Cons: "food is mediocre. plane does not dock at the terminal in Shanghai. I have to walk down the stairs to get to a bus. That's difficult for me because I have some carryon bags and my sense of balance is not very good."
Pros: "Seats were fairly comfortable, and food was tasty, although very small portions, and no fresh fruit or salad"
Cons: "Almost a mission impossible to reserve your seats in advance - felt like I was back in the 90s. Unnaceptable in our digital age. Old movies in “new releases” entertainment section"
Pros: "Everything is that trip was excellent: food, service"
Pros: "Love the plane, crew, service. Free movies, games and other entertainment."
Cons: "I would like more vegetarian options for food. There wasn’t a lot to eat if you don’t eat seafood or meat."
Cons: "Poor service during checkin in and in air. Bad IFE system. No one spoke English. No wonder it has to sell its ticket very cheap."
Pros: "Service..on time .."
Pros: "Business class with flat beds and the forward compartment was very comfortable and cosy"
Cons: "Food Service Limited entertainment"
Pros: "Inattentive service which is typical of Chinese airlines. Food mediocre for business class, Korean Air much better. Flight was safe and in time, bed was narrow but comfortable for a slim person."
Cons: "The seats are very small and the food was horrible. The flight attendants were rude, they actually rolled their eyes on you when you asked for water"
Pros: "Staff on the plane."
Cons: "China Air failed to transit my Baggage from Shanghai to Tokyo. Stuck withouth clothing!"
Pros: "MU588 goes a north pole route, which appears to be less turbulent than (the previous) MU587 which goes north Pacific route. Because of that it takes also slightly shorter than Mu587 (about 15-30 mins). Overall speaking the service is decent and quality though taking a long haul flight is never an enjoying experience for me."
Cons: "In the economic cabin the space is not large enough, in a long haul flight, this might cause tiredness. One thing I don't like is (not just this flight, but in almost all china eastern flights), that the captain typically does not speak. All the announcements are either pre-recorded or made by flight attendants."
Pros: "Seats little hard. Back and butt hurting all the way there. Crew kept pumpin into me while I was sleeping. Food ok, not amazing. Long wait to get on the plane. Overall good."
Cons: "Hard seats. Long wait to board. Food can be better."
Pros: "Is fine"
Pros: "good boarding good crew good seat in business class left on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "food was mediocre"
Pros: "Business class service very good. Seating very comfortable for a long flight."
Pros: "Comfy seat and caring flight crew."
Cons: "They served dinner at 2 am just after takeoff and breakfast 11 hours later."
Pros: "a little tricky to do, but you can reserve seats before your flight with the ticket number given to you beginning with “781” on china eastern’s website."
Cons: "in flight food mediocre. boarding process in JFK is a big cluster. can be difficult to find space for luggage in overhead compartment if you arrive late."
Pros: "Staff very friendly"
Cons: "Choice of food. Very limited for business class. Movie selection very limited also."
Pros: "Liked my window seat"
Cons: "The crew is very rude. They snatch headphones from the seat. If you aren’t Asian they won’t help you."
Pros: "Great price. More or less on time. Reasonably comfortable. Good entertainment. No real problems."
Cons: "Mediocre food. Inscrutable website."
Cons: "Worst experience ever. 11 hour delay at JFK. No information given by staff at JFK. Missed connection in Shaghai. Took business class but was not admitted to Air France lounge."
Cons: "12 hours late and lost my bag!!"
Pros: "Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay."
Cons: "Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight."
Pros: "very comfortable seat in business class excellent food friendly and competent flight crew"
Cons: "plane did not pull up to the terminal. We had to go down the stairs and get on a bus. wifi was difficult to use and slow."
Pros: "Movies are updated"
Cons: "Wifi doesn't work. Rude crew, doesn't have manners. Lack movies. no choices since they run out."
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."
Pros: "Comfort it is ok."
Cons: "Nothing to comment."
Cons: "Need to cater to US clients and offer better food"
Cons: "Need better communication and welcoming."
Pros: "For the price, I would say it was a very solid flight. Other options cost twice as much and I'm certain they weren't twice as good. Food could have been a little better, but again at the price, there is nothing to complain about. Buy a salad or a snack for the flight with all the money you are saving. The entertain was good but not as extensive as some of my other recent trans-pacific flights."
Pros: "Service on their 777 JFK-PVG is great. CE has an outstanding crew. I just don't understand why other carriers charge 20-70% more for the same business class."
Cons: "Some flights out of PVG require you to board the plane from the tarmac using stairs. Uncomfortable during in climate weather. OK a bit picky."
Pros: "Nothing. Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "The ground support personnel were surely, obnoxious, and clearly untrained in their own policies. There was massive confusion in JFK for the 1st leg of my trip (NYC - Mandalay) regarding the availability of my visa on arrival. China Eastern argued that it was not available, and nearly did not let me board my flight. They were completely wrong, and made my life miserable in the process. Because of this, China Eastern refused to check my luggage through to my final destination (though this has been done many times before), and THEN informed me in Kunming that I needed to pay AGAIN for my extra piece of baggage, though they had already charged me for it in New York. Do yourself a favor and never do business with these creeps - there are too many other available options for air travel."
Cons: "It was just delayed without any announcement."
Cons: "China Eastern airline is the least friendly and irresponsible airline that I have ever used. The crews completely screwed me up on the sequential travel itineraries until the last minute."
Pros: "Nice crew,courteous service"
Cons: "Food could take improvement"
Pros: "excellent biz class seats great aircraft good flight"
Cons: "unprofessional service courteous flight attendants but in general service was poor un organized and inconsistent...china eastern needs better in flight service training compared to other airlines"
Pros: "Staff was friendly."
Cons: "The leg room was tight."
Cons: "The airline denied me travel using mil orders and ID back to the states. Something any other airline allows. The staff was rude, and needless to say they would not refund me the ticket. They did the same to several military members traveling home for the holidays. Left us all stranded at the airport. Ended up buying a flight with another airline which had no issues."
Pros: "Some of the best food I've had on an airplane in quite a while. I fly round trip China/US about 4 times a year in Business class. I rarely even order the hot entree because it is so awful. I get the cheese plate for an entree. China Eastern offered salmon on the western menu and it was actually very nice. The soup was also very good. Service was good. Only complaint was very limited entertainment options."
Pros: "Got an upgrade to a business class. Very attentive staff."
Pros: "The crew was accommodating during the flight but spoke very little English and could not help with information on connecting flight."
Cons: "We missed our connecting flight due to a delay and the airline would not let us through because we could have made our second flight...."
Pros: "Great entertainment - The plane offers a ton of blockbuster movies that are recent and from many catagories. They also offer TV from different lands and video games and selection of languages to hear them in. Great food - Even economy passengers get great free food during the trip. For a trip as long as going from Washington DC to BeiJing, they give you two dinners. Roominess - The seats are as cramped as any airline. However, the flight attendants don't give you are trouble when you want to get up and walk around and stay standing and talking with people of a long time. It has two isles so it feels pretty roomy to get up and walk around. Friendly staff- They make american flight staffs look very rude."
Cons: "Leading up to the flight, customer service can only be contacted by email. Don't even try calling. They never pick up and won't get back to you. At least the flight is very good."
Cons: "Touch screens don’t work very well."
Pros: "Crew are okay. Lucky, there wasn’t that many people on the plane."
Cons: "Rest room need clean more and food wasn’t that good."
Pros: "The food was good."
Cons: "Could have usb outlets for devices. Connecting flight could have arrived on time. Airline don’t lose your luggage."
Pros: "Exceptionally, there was an audio on this flight! I enjoyed movies very much! Also the chicken lunch there was delicious."
Cons: "For my return flight, I expected the same, but in vain."
Cons: "Narrow seats"
Pros: "Crew was great. Boarding and deplaning was really fast."
Cons: "The entertainment was horrible. I had to watch the same three movies over and over again, because the other choices were not good. The food was barely edible. If I fly with AirChina again I will have to bring my own food and download enough entertainment for the whole flight."
Cons: "I’ve never been on a long haul flight and perspired through my short the entire 14 hours. Hot and stuffy... not great!"
Pros: "For a long and filled flight it was comfortable"
Cons: "Stewardess was somewhat rude and uncaring"
Cons: "Do not like the food at all."
Pros: "Provide new movie"
Cons: "More small snacks provide."
Pros: "Service, food, entertainment, flight experience"
Pros: "Crew was helpful and polite"
Cons: "Food was terrible compared to other airlines in the region and the entertainment options were limited."
Pros: "Free booze."
Cons: "Temperature was too hot, food was bad, excessive flight notifications kept me awake and the landing preparatipn started an hour before landing. The landing was extremely rough and unsafe."
Cons: "I didn’t like the fact how our flight was late ( air China flight 818) it took off a hour late which made us almost miss our flight from Beijing . Our luggage was lost .. there’s no way our luggage could’ve got lost if it took the airlines a hour additionally to depart ."
Cons: "One of the suitcases was completely wet. One more suitcase ripped, we only noticed once we got to the airport, and when we called the customer service, they said to go back to the airport. The service was really terrible, the staff was really rude."
Pros: "Well..I had seat to sit on"
Cons: "Horrible food..imagine 14 hrs flight with no good food"
Pros: "I like the food. The trip overall very nice"
Cons: "Nothing I don’t like. So far we’ll regarded except in China they don’t speak good English"
Cons: "FLIGHT DELAY FROM USA TO BEIJING AND BEIJING TO HCM."
Pros: "Friendly staff, great price"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi on plane"
Pros: "Level of Service"
Pros: "Smooth, right on time, good food."
Cons: "Our luggage was delayed and we didn't have clean clothes for the first day."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Luggage did not arrive for 2 days from Beijing"
Pros: "Enjoyed all that I’ve come to expect from air travel for the most part- in headrest entertainment (movies/games/flight track), decently good food (two full meals in the 14 hr trip), and pleasant crew with timely departure and arrival."
Cons: "The seat cushion is a bit hard after extended seating, with a few bumps that show themselves over time. Not terrible though, but definitely could be packed to be more comfortable for the longer hauls."
Pros: "boarding on time! departing on time! ..."
Cons: "no free Christmas gift"
Pros: "The service is overall good"
Cons: "The booking with Air China and flying with United is confusing."
Cons: "Bad audio quality on entertainment system. Poor communication and food service. No way to call airlines beforehand for arranging special meal."
Pros: "Selection of entertainment. Regular beverage service. Nice staff."
Cons: "Food selection."
Pros: "They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!"
Cons: "They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were great, stylish and they took their job seriously. The food was good compared to other airlines. Overall we had a very goos experience."
Pros: "Timeliness of the flight, good decent meals and most important, best and cheapest fare."
Cons: "No leg room, crappy toilets, rush between changing flights, as there was very little changing time"
Cons: "very inconvinient"
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "Constant and substantial changes to their schedule, Ticketing gave me wrong seat, Flight attendant argued about seating for a Long time and then gave me the seat that I requested. Food was absolutely terrible ! Beijing airport was very dirty and disorganized Will not fly with them again – too many problems."
Pros: "They took good care of me even when I got to drunk"
Cons: "The flight was way too long but there's nothing they could do about that lol"
Pros: "Fare was low."
Cons: "They delayed the flight almost two hours to wait for other people to make the connection. We had stickers put on our shoulders to indicate that we were in a short time window, but it seems that those were badges for us to be taken advantage of by hawkers with mobile carts to pick us up outside security, take us to our gate and then demand cash."
Pros: "Food, blanket, movies on board"
Cons: "The layover was too short and I had to run to my transfer. I wish crew would have let people with short layovers off first"
Cons: "It took 30 minutes to take a bus from where we were parked to the terminal another 40 minutes to get through security when we finally made it to the next gate to connecting flight they had closed the gate. After all the work to get a temporary visa so we could get our bags and check back in our next flight was with Philippine airlines"
Cons: "Food was bland. Very limited flight entertainment selection. Flight attendants are extremely rude."
Pros: "I didn't like anything."
Cons: "The plane crew was not pleasant. The food was not fresh nor was there enough of it. The staff for Air China at the gate were rude and I was racially profiled and forced to go through a search in which my waist was wiped down, my shoes and wrists. My bags were emptied and this was as I was walking to board the actual plane."
Cons: "The food and drinks are limited from all flights. Due to the limitation on the carry-on luggage, I had to place my camera batteries and other stuffs to the check-in luggage at the check in counter in Washington DC. The Chinese custom in Beijing took them all. They are normally just take the battery charger, but not the camera batteries. These are expensive items and not conviniece at all to customer."
Pros: "Loved the wide seats and space between seats. Staff service was impeccable."
Cons: "My TV screen was not functioning well."
Pros: "Airline staff"
Cons: "Delayed flights (2 legs, 4 hours) and mishandled luggage"
Pros: "I liked the selection of movies."
Cons: "I didn't like that the staff didn't know English that well, they only had Pepsi,spirt,oj, apple juice. No cranberry juices, no ginger ale, no liquor. I didn't like the staff touching me.You can use your words to politely get peoples attention. I didn't like that our flight was 3 hours late in Beijing and no one had an answer of why or how long. The only information was for us to get another flight in the morning or to just wait for 10hours or a few days. What kind of customer service is that! Food was terrible!!!!!!"
Cons: "Poor customer service and flight delays"
Cons: "Cancelled a week before flight. No one pickup phone to rebooking."
Pros: "The flight was pretty good and courteous. And boarding was pretty average."
Cons: "I hate the fact that I can't use my phone for entertainment even when it's on airplane mode. I have the wifi off and airplane mode on and I still can't use it."
Pros: "It was on time and relatively cheap. Grateful for nonstop itinerary. Love the interactive map available to see flight over the pole."
Cons: "Food poor. Breakfast was same as dinner...rice and not good tasting chicken in a gravy. No other snacks or meals in a 14 hour flight. I departed hungry. Very few movie selections for Westerners. Cold air in cabin made me pull my blanket over my head to stay warm, despite wearing a jacket."
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