Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Kunming
The cheapest airline ticket to Kunming from the United States in the last 72 hours was $1,055 one-way, and $1,136 round-trip on the route from New York to Kunming. The most popular route is from Los Angeles to Kunming and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,852 round-trip.
Kunming Airport is 15 miles from the center of Kunming. View on Map.
Kunming is served by Kunming Changshui Airport, also commonly referred to as Kunming, Kunming Changshui, or simply Kunming Airport. The airport code is KMG.
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 552 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,846 deaths as of Jun 15 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "New plane!!"
Cons: "No WiFi"
Pros: "We arrived early in Toronto . Excellent Service"
Pros: "Service was efficient and pleasant. Complementary drinks and snacks were served. This was a nice surprise!"
Pros: "Overall a great experience."
Cons: "My flight from NYC to Montreal was delayed 4 hours due to a storm that had passed earlier in the day. That was understandable, however we then sat on the tarmac at the gate for an additional hour because Air Canada's entire computer system suddenly crashed. We finally got to the runway and in the middle of takeoff the pilot slammed on the brakes and aborted the takeoff because he did not reach high enough speed. It was very scary. I was supposed to land in Montreal at 10:20 pm but arrived there at 2:30 am the next morning."
Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "Horrible customer care"
Cons: "Multiple delays, slow employees at desk, employees had attitudes when they were asked questions."
Cons: "Long delays"
Cons: "Delayed for more than two hours on both the trips to and from Canada. This is a common thing with Air Canada i heard. Flights always get delayed."
Pros: "The fact that I called in the a.m. and they rebooked immediately, no charge."
Pros: "No problems."
Cons: "Was not on time, old air craft."
Pros: "Air Canada sucks! Rip off artists. Service is poor and price gauging is rampant"
Pros: "Take off and landing were both smooth and ahead of time. Landed Toronto from New York about 30 minutes early!"
Cons: "Charging for earphones!!!"
Pros: "Does not alert passengers they need an ETA before checking in. Waste of time"
Pros: "On time and quick and simple"
Pros: "Flight delayed we wait 1:30 with 4 child and we were already there 5 hours before coming from miami and air canada do not offer anything for the delay"
Pros: "It was on time and they served drinks."
Cons: "Not getting home when I needed to."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Efficiency, comfort"
Pros: "Prompt, efficient and friendly."
Cons: "I would have liked a coffee"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Some of the crew is not friendly."
Pros: "Everthing was smooth and on time"
Cons: "Nothing specific"
Pros: "Flight was delayed several hours with no compensation given"
Cons: "Cancelled flights and delays."
Cons: "AC Ticket attendants were unbelievably rude."
Cons: "It was canceled"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time."
Cons: "Cancelled flights, delays, no refund option so I had to wait 15hrs to get to a 1 hrs destination. Then they lost my luggage so my mini weekend away turned into a disaster. I basically wasted $1,000 for a nightmare trip. If they would've just issued a refund in the beginning I would've been fine w the cancelation."
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "Everyone was nice and the seating area had room."
Pros: "Checking our luggage at the gate and how courteous everyone was Maureen"
Cons: "paying for extra seats was fine but our zone was the last to call. Maureen"
Cons: "The crew had bad attitude and ignorant. Landind in Toronto on the way back was so scary!!"
Pros: "- Friendly and helpful crew - No turbulence - No major concerns"
Cons: "- Flight was delayed for over 20 minutes"
Cons: "It got cancelled and the service was horrific"
Cons: "My daughter got destroyed by a cup of coffee a passenger behind her was holding when turbulence struck quiet bad,neither he or the airline apologizes for either."
Pros: "We arrived ontime."
Cons: "LONG DELETED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "Long time till take off."
Pros: "it was on time landed a few minutes early stewerdess were very nice"
Cons: "WiFi was not working"
Pros: "Love United’s service. Nothing to complain about."
Pros: "Having our own device"
Cons: "I kind of miss watching movies on the seat in front of me option instead of just having our own mobile device.. wish the outlet were more reachable and easy to get to."
Cons: "There are hard to reach outlets and no ports to charge a device without a box. Also, no monitors."
Cons: "The boarding process was chaotic and the plane attempted to land once, got about 100 feet from the ground and had to pull up. So we basically landed twice."
Cons: "On time departures"
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: "One if the bathrooms was closed and a second one had no running water."
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"
Cons: "Easy for check-in and on time"
Pros: "The timing."
Cons: "The landing was a little rough."
Cons: "no pre-check line or priority access line through security. There's not even advance warning when you buy a ticket that its anything but business as usual at LAX. They are renovating the lounges too so some are closed with no mention on the website. It's really inexcusable to not mention the state of affairs when considering traveling on the airline"
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"
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: "Staff was nice and chairs were comfortable"
Cons: "The turbulence"
Pros: "The food."
Pros: "It's always a mess. SFO should put more chairs on the main level at international boarding and have people sit up there until their boarding class is called. it's simply too tight at the actual gate to have everyone clamorous to get on the plane"
Cons: "Flying in general just sucks unless you're in business class."
Pros: "on time, friendly service"
Cons: "cannot think of anything"
Cons: "WiFi and entertainment"
Pros: "The crew was adequate."
Cons: "The airplane was old and dirty."
Pros: "I booked my business flight through kayak, but looks like kayak is using Flyus.com who’s has a nasty customer service. Even requesting meals cost money. Air China can’t do anything with my flight and are sending me to the kayak.com. I will never again book through kayak and will be reporting this"
Cons: "Don’t sell services through Flyus.com."
Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "The aircraft was super old. The flight was delayed. The transfer at PEK (beijing) airport is horrendous. Never again."
Pros: "crews are kind and help."
Cons: "entertainment system sucks, no internet"
Pros: "Lounge in lax was wonderful"
Cons: "Boarding for business class was a mess"
Cons: "Make the flights on time!!! Cancelles my flight and totally ruined my vacation!!"
Cons: "For this plane, the seat is very cramp - leg room has shrunk. Entertainment selection is poor, no new movies at all - like watching reruns."
Pros: "Flight left on time and got to Beijing on time. Everything was fast and easy. Crew member helped me with luggage. Food was good. The only thing is entertainment, not good."
Cons: "The entertainment."
Pros: "I have requested refund my money but still pending"
Cons: "arrived in Beijing and flight was delayed - unknown departure time. no English information available. waited 2 hours to get info"
Pros: "Once aboard it was fine"
Cons: "I was delayed by a connecting flight and there was no way to pre-check, notify the airline or get ahold of anyone to let this be known in advance. I tried customer service for airline, for travel agent etc. no way to get ahold of anyone. Thought I was there at the time of boarding, they would not let me board, because I was not within their 1 hour check in time so I missed the flight. Since connections to Korea are only once per day, I was delayed a full 24 hours and endured several more hardships that could have been easily avoided with some good customer service. Also, it was stifling hot inside the aircraft and the crew could not seem to help cool it off despite twice asking them to get me some air-flow."
Pros: "The food was really go and the flight attendants were really nice"
Cons: "Seats weren’t so comfortable so I will next time splurge on better seats"
Cons: "Their seat arrangement. I feel a little more like being in the coach"
Pros: "Very clean and staffs was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "Need more movies option."
Pros: "On time low budget very good for The price"
Cons: "The flight was very hot the entire 12 hours, no individual air controls were present. We asked for a beer when the first drink service came around and were told only juice or water was available, while the next row of seats were served multiple beers without issue. After the service was over we rang the attendant button, it was immediately shut off and no one came to assist us. Rows ahead and behind us ran an attendant and were served. We asked again for a beer and were told they didn’t have it (these were all by the same attendant that was serving our area, who was liberally serving others in our area) We eventually got up to and went to the service station, where 5-7 other passengers were standing, helping themselves to beers in the carts and pouring themselves wine while flight attendants stood there chatting with them and continuing to ignore us. Eventually we were able to get ones attention and were able to secure two beers, after being told Mulltuple times that they didn’t have them, while other passengers were being served multiple at a time, or helping themselves to the beverage carts in the service areas. Staff was unprofessional and the entire flight was a battle for service. I have flown many 12+ hour flights and never had any stress or issues whatsoever, this was a new and frankly terrible experience. I am wishing my flight home was not with this airline, as I am afraid of a repeat."
Cons: "The food doesn’t taste good"
Pros: "Everything fine"
Pros: "Food was good. Flight attendants were good."
Cons: "Tiny beds in business class with two-across seating so the window passenger has to climb over the aisle passenger. Are they stuck in the 90s? I won't fly with them again. Boarding in Beijing for Manila was a free for all. Business class was not called first. Isn't this why I pay triple the coach fare? No English language newspapers from Los Angeles to Beijing."
Cons: "Flight arrived on time...they wouldn’t let me on the plane...said the other plane already took off and I had to stay overnight in china...friend/famliy waiting at airpor"
Pros: "Nice clean plane"
Cons: "Very bad food boiled vegetable and meat with no taste at all. Most entertainment movies, music and video in Chinese language."
Pros: "Absolutely no customer service whatsoever, not even a smile. Best thing about this flight was the food and trust me that’s not saying much."
Pros: "Attentive gate staff who made sure there were no issues with my seat and made sure to seat me with my husband. Honestly just a long coach flight, maybe don’t fly coach if you can’t handle being a little uncomfortable. I was expecting much worse from some of the reviews. Bring your own food though. Good selection of films."
Cons: "Terrible online check in."
Pros: "Good for the price i payed!"
Pros: "No hassle check in and boarding."
Cons: "Meals were average. Rice meals are better than the noodles. IFE selection for US passengers could be better. No cell allowed after take off."
Cons: "Wverything else"
Cons: "Held my bag for two days, No explanation, apparently just wanted to rummage through it. Stranded in Mongolia with no clean clothes or medication."
Cons: "Cabin was really dirty, carpet coming apart and stain on the seats"
Cons: "Every single flight was delayed. 15 hour trip turned into a 40 hour one. Notice of flight rescheduling was given on the day of the flight. They did not give us a hotel room during a 12 hour wait caused by a misconnect due to their delays"
Cons: "Almost four hour delay to destination"
Cons: "The video selections had limited appeal to westerners."
Cons: "Beijing airport was under construction. There was long delay."
Pros: "Serving two meals"
Cons: "Coffee was bad"
Cons: "I got my baggage after 4 days from landing."
Pros: "Only boarding"
Cons: "No drunks like other flights"
Pros: "Short ride over to Phoenix, very nice trip"
Cons: "The fact that they closed the ticket counter 1hr and 10min before the flight left and I missed my flight! Then when I asked the man he said well you should always be an hour and a half early. To bad we are going home... I am a United States military member who was home on leave and this was my first time in La. such a horrible trip. I had to borrow money to rebook my flight."
Pros: "Nothing. Flew business class only and each time the service was mediocre at best. Food is good going to China, terrible coming back. Worst part was the crew. I've been a pilot and an FAA inspector; after confronting the crew about smelling smoke on board and asking why the smoke detectors had been disabled,they simply played stupid."
Cons: "Several safety violations. I wouldn't fly this airline again even if they paid me."
Pros: "When you are on a very long flight it would be nice to have a crew that is pleasant and nice . I will never fly this airline again. One of the many instance of rudesness from the crew was after a long while where I was sitting the person smelled so I saw an empty seat in the back and say there since no one was using it. The crew member rudely made me go back to my seat and indure 13 long hours uncomfortable"
Cons: "My luggage was not on the plane when I landed in destination even though I was at the airport at 5 in the morning and I didn't fly out at 8 at night... they went through my luggage taking all my brand new zippo lighter that was not even used yet stating that they had fuel in them which they confascated in China. There was no help where to go when you landed in Beijing. Didn't get my luggage til 3 days later delaying my travel"
Pros: "Nice choice in movies in English and Chinese on the newer planes. The older ones don't have tvs--that made for a long dreadful flight."
Cons: "The seats feel small, I felt like my knees were hitting the chair in front on me. The food was AWFUL and hugely lacking in alcohol choices for an international flight. Too many on board announcements. not enough water offered. Had to flag someone down multiple times."
Airlines flying to Kunming 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 to Kunming
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Kunming
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Kunming
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Kunming
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