Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Zhengzhou
The cheapest airline ticket to Zhengzhou from the United States in the last 72 hours was $1,024 one-way, and $1,007 round-trip on the route from New York to Zhengzhou. The most popular route is from New York to Zhengzhou and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,007 round-trip.
Zhengzhou Airport is 20 miles from the center of Zhengzhou. View on Map.
Zhengzhou is served by Zhengzhou Airport, also commonly referred to as Zhengzhou. The airport code is CGO.
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.
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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 410 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,846 deaths as of May 9 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Should enforce limits on carry on items which causes boarding delays and inconveniences. Some people with large personal items and backpacks and carry on take multiple storage spaces in overhead bins."
Pros: "Entertainment was good. Ground attendant at LAX was helpful and understanding at least..."
Cons: "Everything else. For starters, I purchased a ticket from LAX to Kiev with a 2 hour stop in Toronto. AIR CANADA never informed me I'll need an eTA and I had to do it under pressure of missing my flight at the airport. Connection was awful as well. My luggage never arrived to Kiev...."
Pros: "The crew was really nice especially since it was a full flight."
Cons: "The boarding calls weren’t clear so many people kept boarding during the wrong zone. The entertainment was good, but the interface was really old."
Cons: "Check-in was bad. Too few staff for too many people."
Cons: "2,5 hours delayed. Econ seats are tiny with zero legroom."
Pros: "Fair space"
Cons: "Head steward with an attitude"
Cons: "Compared to other airlines Air Canada is just so bad. Crew are always slow. The flight never boards on time or leaves on time. I don’t think I’ve ever been on an Air Canada flight that leaves on time. It’s incredibly frustrating. The staff were rude and cold on this flight and very very slow. I usually don’t write reviews like this but honestly can’t find anything good to say about this last flight. It was just bad."
Cons: "Boarding at LAX was a bit difficult as sound system in that area of the terminal was muddy."
Pros: "Ease of flying right from and to home"
Cons: "Mostly everything"
Cons: "Plane delayed 1 hour and a half. No compensation."
Cons: "Zone 5 boarding even after I had pre checked in online."
Pros: "The crew was lovely!"
Cons: "Please feed people on international flights! Don't charge passengers for crappy samdwiches. Please figure out how to make the online check in work, I was sent an email telling me to do it and the websites did not work, even though I tried several times from different devices. Please fix that!"
Cons: "No one smiles"
Pros: "from LA to Toronto, between the seats was roomy"
Cons: "to LA, between the seats was very narrow"
Pros: "That they give you ear phones"
Cons: "Delay 1 hour"
Pros: "good services ."
Cons: "evry thimg on time"
Cons: "Since my flight was delayed from calgary I had to sleep overnight to catch a morning flight. To my inconvenience I had to wait to have my seat assigned at the gate. I asked the rep at the gate to please have an aisle seat but she asked me to wait as she will call my name for seat assignments later. As I waited like she called many names and not mine, i again reminded her that she didnt call mine and she then just gave me my boarding pass without even apologizing that shr had put me in a middle seat. I told her i cant sit im a middle seat i need am aisle because I go to the bathroom often. she coldly said. "no more aisle seats". bad experience with ground staff in general as this is not the first time."
Cons: "No TV"
Cons: "Arrived 1 hr 15 min late."
Cons: "Baggage hasn't arrived after 45 minutes"
Cons: "Your worst nightmare. Lost my luggage and 24 hours can't even tell me where it is. Complete incompetence."
Cons: "The landing"
Pros: "We had requested special meals and they showed up fine on the reservation page o. AirCanad's web site. Then they changed the itinerary (again) with a minor improvement after we had upgraded to Business class. Somehow Air Canada deleted the special meals. Not just lost with the change but actively deleted according their rep. So no meals."
Cons: "Good flight.. but.. (1) GTAA Ground support on luggage is totally inadequate for this aircraft.. a 30 min wait after the long walk from the landing gate and clearing customs. (2) the new flight tracker program is idiotic with unrelated place names flying all over the screen with no clear sense of where we are."
Pros: "We were already delayed by alot"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "1. Boarding arrangement was very poor. 2. No zone number on our boarding passes. Although we were seated in seats 22,23, we were automatically pushed to zone 5 and forced to board last. 3. My wife and I were assigned two middle seats in two separate rows. 4. We were forced to check in our cabin baggage saying that there was lack of overhead space, but when we boarded among last passengers, there were a number of empty overhead bins. We could easily have saved 45 minutes in Toronto airport without having to wait for our bags."
Cons: "Losing my bag, someone took it by mistake, but all turned out well."
Cons: "I paid to upgrade seating and on other airlines you get priority boarding and can store your bag in the overhead bin. Not the case with air canada...not great customer experience compared to delta or united."
Cons: "Lavatories didn't flash properly. No tap water"
Pros: "Your service was good."
Cons: "The outcome was not. They would not allow me to board the plane b/c I didn't have a valid passport. I grew up in Canada & over the years have crossed the border in both directions & never needed a passport. Could you be more diligent in letting people know this."
Pros: "Yes, I like it"
Cons: "We could not book for large group, so we have to separate"
Pros: "Modern plane, space, good service"
Cons: "The pasta was not good and the piece of sugary bread for breakfast was also not good."
Cons: "Flight and hospitality"
Cons: "Child behind me kicking seat entire time!!!"
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was satisfactory."
Cons: "-They wanted to check my bag at the gate, so I let them, and they lost it, for two and a half days, all the while being rather smug to me about it, saying things like "what do you want me to do about it." -On a 6 hour international flight starting at 9:45AM and landing at 6PM they did not offer us even a pretzel or peanut. This flight definitely spans lunch hours, but they insist you pay for even the smallest snack. -Customer service has been repeatedly short with me (I have had other incidents with lost luggage). They act like whatever happened could not have been avoided, and that you should know your place as a traveller. The idea of the customer being right is totally lost on them. CONCLUSION: they simply don't care. This airline was a monopoly for years, and it shows in their daily operations. They are ineffective, and entitled, and I will go far out of my way not to deal with them again."
Pros: "service staff were nice"
Cons: "didn't like that bags cost USD25 extra. USD10 should be the cost."
Pros: "It was good!"
Cons: "If you have a stop in Canada - you must have Canadian visa! Which does not make any sense and no one warned me about that."
Pros: "I got a larger than normal seat,"
Cons: "The idiots lost my luggage, and it took two full days and about 20 phone calls to get it back."
Cons: "the egg sandwich had a really bad sauce on it."
Pros: "Never flown "air canada", was a bit apprehensive. But I was very much happy & pleasantly surprised!"
Pros: "On time, excellent flight."
Cons: "There was only a very limited choice of movies to select from."
Cons: "It was late arriving in from TO. We had to pre board due to a handicapped companion and there was no time to settle with all the rest of the passengers shoving to get on due to the lateness. The majority of the flight was through turbulence. No one helped with placing bags for the handicapped in the overhead. They did not call for the wheelchair at arrival nor was there an attendant att arrival to push the chair up the ramp."
Cons: "No movies"
Cons: "The seats in this plane are very uncomfortable the worst I've ever sat in!"
Pros: "In time"
Cons: "Don’t let customer wait long time for gate after landing"
Cons: "Hope to keep departure on time !!!!!!"
Pros: "The crew was great, and seat was comfy compare to other European airlines seats"
Cons: "Less salt in the food would’ve been better"
Pros: "great price and overall service"
Pros: "attentive and polite flight attendants"
Pros: "crew is ok though not much speaking english"
Cons: "no other comment"
Pros: "The check in boarding pass is not that nice."
Cons: "The boarding pass people need to improve, especially to elderly people."
Pros: "Just good overall. Beats any American carrier (which is not saying too much!)."
Cons: "Was late. But they were very apologetic (not their fault). Seattle port entry is HORRIBLE. I thought China was bad!"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "To many transfers"
Pros: "Crew was amazing. Welcoming, helpful and caroming to passengers needs."
Cons: "Replace worn out seats."
Pros: "No real problems"
Cons: "Nothing significant"
Pros: "yes crew were amazing"
Cons: "ticketing was terrible, id number is totally different from our passport.causing lots of ordeal in check in and security check"
Pros: "Almost nothing, this was a terrible flight and experience! The movies were good, that's about it."
Cons: "No online check-in, long waiting at in-person check-in. Rude, inattentive personnel; worst is that every passenger in transit need to go through customs in Xiamen which is terribly complicated. No word about this upon booking or on Xiamen airline's website. Customs in China isn't a nice experience either. Nobody was able to find the right way for check-in, it was a mess. I will never fly again Xiamen Airlines and I recommend to everyone to avoid this airline under any circumstances."
Pros: "I paid $14.95 to have a seat selection before departure however, my seat was given is in the middle not the roadside seat I prefer either karak to refund all seat selection charges."
Cons: "I paid $14.95 to have a seat selection before departure however, my seat was given is in the middle not the roadside seat I prefer either karak to refund all seat selection charges."
Pros: "food and service"
Cons: "The flight left before we get there. I had to book a train ticket to my final destination because I have to be in Fuzhou that day. I was told by the airline that I would be reimbursed the air fare from Xiamen to Fuzhou."
Pros: "The flight was fine"
Cons: "Had to process in and out of immigration then back into airport No transit area"
Pros: "No problems for the price"
Cons: "Ok no problems for the price"
Pros: "I liked playing tetris and pacman with a controller that was like that of a console. My flight had a lot of empty seats, and I noticed they staggered the seating so that there was nobody in front of me or behind me. Flight crew was genuinely nice and helpful even though we didn't speak the same language. The little cup holder was actually pretty cool. There even seemed to be ample leg room compared to other Chinese international flights I've been on. I've flown previously with china southern and China eastern, so that is my basis for comparison."
Cons: "They didn't give me boarding passes for both flights (had a long layover in china). Other airlines printed both at the start of trip. This added quite a bit of confusion for me, seemingly unnecessarily. Also, I'm a bit disappointed in their free hotel room deal for long layovers. When I had a long layover previously with either china southern or china easter (can't remember which one), I got my own free hotel room, a free meal, and a free ride to and from the hotel. That was a real perk for my 12 hour layover. The deal with xiaman is you get a free hotel room, but you have to share it with a stranger of the same gender, and you have to pay for taxi to and from the hotel. Although you do supposedly get a free meal, I chose not to take them up on the hotel offer. Instead I took them up on their transfers lounge. This is a dark, quiet room full of dingy, dirty padded chairs and people sprawled out and snoring. I would have stayed more than 15 minutes if there were more phone charging plugs, but instead I went and ate mcdonalds and found a plug in at the kfc. Aside from all that, I would suggest getting some better Hollywood movies to choose from, as xiamen's competition has them beat there as well, in my opinion."
Cons: "I didn’t realize that Chinese transit visa is needed to transfer at Xiamen airport. When I bought the tickets, I wasn’t notified nor advised to get the Chinese visa. The Xiamen rep at Lax didn’t let me board first and I explained and they gave me the visa waiver paperwork. It was so much of hassle. I’ve laid over many Chinese cities via different airlines and never had any problems. Will not fly again on Xiamen!!"
Cons: "Xiamen reps at KUL didn’t let me board because they said my middle name on boarding pass didn’t match with the name on Chinese transit visa. I got this Chinese transit visa just to transfer because of the airport layout and that part was also didn’t make sense. They didn’t accept my middle “Y” on the boarding pass and it was so much of hassle to argue and finally let me through. Will never fly again on Xiamen."
Pros: "The flight is easy to check gave us 23kgs check in luggage 46kgs if u have intl flight. Free hotel with breakfast. Not bad at all."
Cons: "They require us to get the luggage and check in again tomorrow."
Pros: "Flew business class. Cabin crew was some of the most attentive I have experienced. Food was very good and nicely presented. Pillows could be better, but had two. Same with blankets. One thick and puffy, the other lighter. Nice for temperature regulation."
Cons: "First leg lax - Tao delayed almost 3 hours. Fortunately the 2nd leg was delayed 1.5 hours. 3rd leg on this itinerary was also delayed, I could have made the flight, but they gave my seat away. It was a bit of a Charlie Foxtrot rearranging flights and overnighting Hotel. 2.5 hours. A supervisor was needed to sort it all out. We will see if the above was bad circumstances or not. I run the same itinerary in reverse on the way home in a week."
Pros: "The number of take offs equaled the number of landings :)"
Pros: "Empty seats"
Cons: "Everything else. Staff was rude and did not speak English, food was terrible, and the airport was very confusing. We had a 4 hour layover at Xiamen airport and instead of going straight to our gate, they made us go through immigration, then transfer services, then back through immigration. We landed at 5am, the transfer services open at 6, then check in opens at 6:50, but we weren’t allowed to check in until 8am because our flight was at 10am. We basically stood in line without anyone giving clear instructions and waited at different line ups for 1 hour each. Horrible airplane, horrible airport. Never transferring here again."
Pros: "New and very clean airplane. Appears to be an inch or two more room between the seats on the 787 to and from China. Good boarding procedure."
Cons: "The actual flights were ok. The experience at the airports was the reason for the below average rating. They are not set up to handle transit passengers. The signage in English is poor or nonexistant. The overall level of English for the airport staff is very poor. One goes upstsirs/downstairs nunerous times. Because the second portion of WF858 is domestic flight, the passenger needs to exit the terminal and re-enter as an international passenger. Numerous security and passport lines. I found the movie selection to be poor with few non-violent movies available. Will not fly this route again."
Pros: "Clean plane. Left on time. Better than average legroom."
Cons: "Movie selection was virtually all violent related. Nothing the airline can do about the numerous Security checks passing through this Airport."
Cons: "wrong food?"
Pros: "Complimentary wifi and excellent crew service"
Cons: "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"
Pros: "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."
Cons: "Some obstacles with early morning arrival and communications"
Cons: "Nobody helped me switch my flight around, I hate you."
Pros: "entertainment choices were good"
Pros: "crew provide excellent and attentive service. food is good"
Cons: "food could be better"
Cons: "I couldn't fly because they said there was NO TRANSIT lounge in the airport and I didn't have a VISA to enter China? Who ever heard of a visa for transit?! My destination was Singapore! I am told I have to get a transit visa in order to return home and for me and my son 350!! For 2 hours transit in an airport??? This is NOT a world class airlines, they make their own rules. I will buy another ticket!!"
Pros: "The food was surprisingly good. I would have expected some of it from a restaurant, not an airline. The in-seat entertainment was functional and had a lot of things to watch and games to play."
Cons: "Nothing really. We have to keep in mind that an airline can only do so much to help us get through flights that are many hours long. This Xiamen flight was about as good as I can imagine a long international flight could be."
Pros: "Nice and friendly. Chinese is always spoken first then followed by English. Pillow and blanket provided."
Cons: "Window seat on a 14 hour flight has its pros and cons. Little more room vs having to wake people up to get up and walk or go to bathroom."
Pros: "The food was good and staff was friendly"
Pros: "no regards for customers"
Cons: "no regards for customers"
Pros: "I really liked the space in Business and the priority boardings in Asia. Worth every penny. Food was great. A lil slow on serving alcohol though. Very relaxing trip."
Cons: "Not much. Liked I mentioned, slow on serving the alcohol. You have to push to get a drink."
Pros: "787 Dreamliner's hardscape was new and clean. IFE was decent but had some anomalies (can't take off of pause unless you shut off screen, select same movie and resume). Food was fairly decent and plentiful. Think a cheap chinese diner & you've got it."
Cons: "Crew was efficient but can't speak Englsh worth a nickel! While I have a limited ability in Mandarin (think 5yo vocab), the announcements in Engrish was almost as bad as some of the translations in many Chinese products. I pity the people who can't understand ANY Chinese: they could not possibly get most of the announcements. They should really get at least 1 FA that can speak and understand English. The signage in Xiamen (I was transiting from LAX to TPE) was amazingly poor and confusing. You basically stumble from 1 floor to another based on the signage. The airport was actually very large for what appears to be a medium size city."
Pros: "International carriers kick butt on US domestic carriers. As a A+ SWA traveler, I know my 787s like the back of my hand. Xiamen had a Business class section (small & unfortunately: untested by me). Economy was as expected but imagine getting a Bao (chicken) & packaged fruit, pastries, pickled cucumbers. Hey, beats a pack of peanuts. You could also get a white or red wine (didn't try them) - all for the price of admission. Take that UA, Delta, & AA! Why can't foreign carriers bring their game to the US routes and really give some competition!"
Cons: "No entertainment (there was some fold down screens playing some ads) but the volume was so low that nobody paid any attention to it. At least someone can read a sentence in English (and there were pre-recorded anouncements)."
Pros: "I love the fact that the program that launches the flight were pretty new, but the fact is; everything run like a well oiled machine. From customer service to departure everything went smoothly. Since the flight was brand new not a lot of people knew about they're great deal. I bought a one way ticket to xiamen because I will be working a school teacher. I didn't realized til later on that it's possible for someone with a z visa to receive an extra 23kg check in baggage for free. I contacted the customer service who replied within a day and everything was fixed. Now, I've been travelling a good amount to China and US, so far the food that are good is xiamen airlines. It's healthy, not greasy, and my stomach didn't hurt."
Cons: "For now ? Nothing. It's my first time riding this airline and I would definitely pick this than China southern or eastern airlines. I have been disappointed with them too many times.... food suck, cramped leg space, and an overabundance of delayed and cancelled flights. Need improvement: it would be nice if the flight attendant don't assume every Asian is Chinese. Over and over the flight attendants would suggest food options, snacks, and drinks in chinese. I understand this won't be the first nor would it be the last that someone would mistaken me as a native Chinese speaker. Overall, the whole experience was amazing!"
Pros: "Excellent, friendly service on a terrific plane. More leg room than the average (American) airline for a long flight. Had to call Customer Service. They were as helpful as they could be."
Cons: "There was no computer check-in even for people with no bags to check. Long wait on line to check-in. Probably could use more staff at airport. TSA wait that night was also very long. Not Xiamen's fault of course."
Pros: "on time food"
Cons: "no movies"
Cons: "The staff was rude and the flight was delayed twice."
Cons: "The delay was extremely horrible causing us to miss our flight and then put us on a flight that was once again delayed for another 6 hours. The crew was still hesitant on disclosing the time we would be leaving"
Pros: "Comfortable and friendly"
Cons: "No problems"
Pros: "Crew very pleasant and eager to Please cheerfully"
Cons: "The three layer sandwiches were pretty average. Food was ok. Sometimes flying other direction from BKK to sad food is better"
Pros: "Excellent service from the ground staff"
Cons: "Better food served in the lounge"
Pros: "There were a lot of empty seats around"
Cons: "If there were so many empty seats maybe allow people to spread out more"
Pros: "They ran out of red wine shortly after the first dinning service. Third time with this airline. A definite trend... cheap tickets obviously why... so I will accept the ill affect of inexpensive flight."
Cons: "Morebred wine hehehe"
Cons: "I’m very disappointed with China eastern airlines. Despite making the request during reservation, my mom who has bad knees did not get wheelchair. Staff was very rude and did not provide wheelchair and she had to walk a lot with pain."
Pros: "Nothing at all. I didn’t like anything."
Cons: "They provided us such poor service. They barely spoke english which should be required as it became problematic. Moreover my father recently had knee replacement ahrgedy. After a 12 hour flight he NEEDED. a wheelchair. They refused to give him one."
Pros: "The fare was inexpensive."
Cons: "Not as good as other airlines . Only chose it because of the price."
Pros: "Seats and entertainment systems are reliable. On time boarding and departure was made. Free Wifi was offered. Really slow but ok."
Cons: "Crew service and attitude can be improved. (Inappropriate Communication may cause some rudeness. ) Food presentation doesn't really look like a premium class."
Cons: "I requested for Asian vegetarian meal for parents and they make sure they have put the request but when I went to the airport the airlines denied that there is no request for food and can’t provide any vegetarian food since too late for them to find. So the results my parents travel without food for 13 hours flight which is not acceptable."
Pros: "On time flights"
Cons: "All was good"
Cons: "A liter bottle of olive oil packed well with"
Pros: "Everything was perfect! No complaints."
Cons: "I don’t have any complaints."
Cons: "When I used my confirmation code, the China Eastern Website said that was not connected to a valid reservation. i gen spent ~45 minutes on the phone with JustFly, for them to finally tell me that something must be wrong with the website. I got to the airport and was able to check in at the counter and they told me I wasn’t able to check in online because I had chosen my seats o line (and paid $15 extra to do so) but that that was not allowed on this flight. So it was a lot of worry and time wasted the day before departure, and money wasted on choosing seats."
Pros: "Planes were clean and relatively new."
Cons: "The flight from Delhi to Shanghai was three hours late due to bad weather wt Shanghai. China eastern agents at Delhi lied about the status of the connecting flight from Shanghai to SFO and made us start the journey knowing fully well that we will miss the connection. At Shanghai the agent and her manager were one of the most rude and incompetent folks I have come across - they took three hours to handle 50 passengers. And to top it the immigration folks were equally inefficient they took 3 hours to clear 40 ~ 50 folks for 24 hours transit visa. There were two agents and one supervisor. Do the math - 13 to 16 minutes per person. We stood in line for straight 6 hours. My wife had swollen feet for next few days. China may be great at manufacturing but service is surely not theie thing. Avoid Shanghai airport and China Eastern like the plague."
Cons: "If anything goes wrong with your flight , they will Rob you of your money and there is nothing you can do about it. DO NOT fly with east china air just trying save a few bucks. Bad idea"
Pros: "I made the round trip reservations 3 months prior to flight; was excited to stay in Shanghai for 24 hours. Was told that I would be able to leave the airport in Shanghai with a 144 hour entrance visa there. The airline made a reservation for a hotel, taxi both ways and I could visit the city while there."
Cons: "Unfortunately, US tariff plans were made public 3 days before my flight and as a result when I checked in at the CEAir in SFO prior to flight was told I could NOT leave airport in Shanghai for the 24+ hour layover and hotel, taxi and sightseeing were not possible. As a result my flight was cancelled and I had to make reservations for the following day with China Airlines for a direct flight to Taipei, with a 3.5 hr layover and 4.5 hour flight to my destination in Depassar, Bali. The 1 way ticket was more expensive that the entire round trip flight SFO to Shanghai to Bali. Not pleased with the last minute change due to US policy intentions. Not my fault!"
Pros: "food was decent, both chinese and western menus, but not significantly better than domestic first class on a good day biz configuration gave good privacy and leg extension"
Cons: "seats were hard enough to be uncomfortable for sleeping on a 13 hr flight. very narrow tunnel to fit yourself into"
Pros: "Food was good, bathrooms well kept, cabin was comfortable"
Cons: "Slight delay"
Pros: "Good space, pillow, blanket, food"
Cons: "More English movie options"
Cons: "Headphones provided Food Comfort of seats Use of cell phones ok airplane mode"
Pros: "Nov 29, 2017. While flying China Eastern through Quingdao Liuting International Airport with overnight transit, I knew that airport shuts down overnight and was prepared for it with off the airport hotel reservation and all. But I was surprised at the time of check in at the origination airport (San Francisco) that I would be required to pickup the checked in luggage at Quingdao and check it back in next day for connecting flight to Shanghai. There was a Left Luggage facility at Quingdao Liuting Aurport on second floor departure level, to take away some pain. But more surprise as they charged me for two full days just for overnight service. Argument was that I am leaving the luggage today evening at 7:00pm but will pick 5:30am tomorrow morning thus making two calendar day charges. Staff did not know English but was very nice and helpful. It was very clear that they were policy bound and the money was not going in her pocket. For two pieces it was RMB 80 (20 per piece per day). Fortunate my English to Chinese translator phone app T Mobile One Plan and extra RMBs I had kept hoping to defray such unexpected situations helped a lot to make handling this situation easier. Otherwise I would have been much more dismayed :( But all in all I was impressed by the Airline Crews’ hospitality and Airport staff professionalism :) despite the fact that I don’t they get paid as much as most of their western counterparts. I read that a new Quingdao airport is on the cards in 2019 or so and that can change the situation. So I have mentioned a date at the start of this comment to make sure future readers have a time context too."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "The entertainment was the only part of the flight that was good."
Cons: "The crew was hostile and rude, the food was nasty, and China eastern airline had the nerve to change my end destination to a different city without giving me reason why, resulting in big problems on not knowing how to contact me friends who are picking me up at a different location because WiFi is so crappy it wasn’t working."
Pros: "Entertainment, food, drink, bathrooms, light, everything!"
Cons: "Nothing really."
Cons: "Small seats"
Pros: "Crew is so nice to help my family with wheeldriver."
Pros: "I liked the price the best. Also, the total hours of flight time, layover time, was good. Lots of choices in movies, too."
Cons: "I wish they had more chicken dishes, as chicken is all I eat in non veg."
Pros: "Very smooth boarding and in-flight service. Friendly attendants. Had vegan meals that were tasty and good quality. Flight was not full, so we had a free seat between us."
Cons: "Attendants spoke reasonable English, but there were a few points of confusion. Online checkin was not available, but this was not clearly stated on the website, so I wasted time trying to sort things out. The customer service phone line was down the day before our flight."
Pros: "Crews and stff were very helpful and accommodating."
Cons: "Just the long distance and long flight, but until they can "beam us up" there is no getting around that."
Pros: "Good space, good food, good entertainment!"
Pros: "Staff were very friendly and courteous. Enough leg space"
Cons: "We were not allowed to use phones even in airplane mode. I thought that was stupid."
Pros: "Affordable Quick Boarding"
Cons: "Crew Rude/Not Responsive Smoking Smell REALLY BAD Super cramped seats.... really really cramped"
Pros: "The crew were very helpful and polite and the food was decent for airline food."
Cons: "The seats were extremely tight and the seats lean back enough to where if you are taller your screen won't angle enough to see it very well."
Pros: "Food, service, on time, etc."
Pros: "The flight attendants were attentative and try their best to respond to your needs even though they barely speak English. Seats were so small. Barely reclined. Little leg room. The food was delicious though."
Cons: "The seats. Everything was so compact. I am short so I made it work even though it was sometimes painful. Not sure how a tall person could do it."
Pros: "It's cheap."
Cons: "The air ticket from Shanghai to Wuxi is not an air ticket. It's a bus ticket! I had to stay in the coach 3hrs. I can't believe you guys never mentioned about it! Disappointed!"
Cons: "My original flight was delayed to the point of missing my connecting flight. They rerouted me to Shanghai and refused to pay for ground transportation to get to Nanjing, despite my original flight being booked to Nanjing. Absolutely horrible customer service and no attempt to help. I ended up losing hundreds more on booking my own transportation from Shanghai to Nanjing."
Pros: "Rooms, the area, I love the people who work there! Super friendly!"
Cons: "It was all good"
Cons: "Horrible flight horrible service"
Pros: "The ticket was cheap to India"
Cons: "Rude staff,I paid extra money to pick my window seat but they gave me another seat that was not window,I asked air hostess if I can sit on empty seat she said NO"
Cons: "No vegetarian options were provided, even though i had booked it by calling customer care. Flight got delayed by 3 hours as well."
Cons: "This airline had horrible delays with no updates, I was stuck at a layover for four additional hours than scheduled- this is unacceptable service."
Pros: "Entertainment on flight have games and movie are good. Cabin Crew have 2 men is good and keep take care people. Women is really ignore , not nice , no smile ."
Cons: "1. Staff who work at check in couter doesn't have knowledge or brain for do there job. 2. Horrible from smell people smoking on the flight. i dont know how but i beleive it allow can smke otherwise will not gonna have more than one person smoking. Imagine if you have to sit on the flight for 15 hours in plane have smell of smoke because my seat is last seat on plane. This is high chance to get the cancer and if really happen it can sue. 3. Food is no choice. It s only one kind of meal. you need to eat what they have. Imaging if you dont eat chicken or seafood , you will be hunger on flight . 4. Toilet is very dirty , Cebin Crew might clean only 1 times in 8 hours."
Pros: "Seats were quite comfortable and was given blanket and pillow. The best part was the entertainment system, had a lot of good movies and the touch screen was definitely the smoothest I've experienced so far."
Cons: "Food wasn't that good. Crew was alright."
Pros: "vessel itself was clean"
Cons: "flight took off an hour later than expected with explanation being "luggage was taking long to load" which made me miss my connecting flight in shanghai. once in shanghai, someone from the crew grabbed my connecting ticket, ripped it in half and told me to get a new flight with no direction of where to do this. New flight booked for the next day and then bused to some hotel for the night. overall the crew seemed terse and unhelpful. one flight attendant yelled at me on the flight back to san francisco when I asked her I could squeeze past to use the restroom. would not fly again and would not recommend china eastern."
Pros: "Many entertaining ways to kill time in flight."
Cons: "The food on the flight from SFO to Shanghai was not tasty at all. And when I was checking in during the return flight, they said me that my seat was not booked before and way behind, which was disappointing because I paid extra fee to book the seats on round trips right after I bought the tickets..."
Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "They have wifi and charging stations, BUT THEY DO NOT ALLOW YOU TO USE YOUR IPHONE EVEN IF IT IS IN AIRPLANE MODE. iPads are ok, they said, but not iPhones. They are very rude about making sure your phone is off."
Pros: "Very clean"
Cons: "I wanted water but the staff couldn't help."
Pros: "good movie selection"
Cons: "Switched planes from boeing 777 to airbus. the business class configuration changed, it was uncomfortable. Also no self serve drinks or liquor in the kitchen area, not a lot of food options."
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "3 hours delay, not easy to communicate in English, schedule change caused us to arrive a day late at final destination"
Cons: "Luggages lost but didn't provide necessary help"
Cons: "If Crews could speak English, Crews not readily available, Hope there are more choices for food, So small portion of drink, Ordor needs to be controlled"
Pros: "The customer service rep from the United at the check-in was awesome."
Cons: "I bought my ticket from justfly.com. My vegan food choice did not feed into Air China. I had no food."
Pros: "Entertainment selection was great. Nice to have two meals in flight"
Cons: "Meals could have been a better selection. Did not know we had to request vegetarian meals in advance."
Cons: "The flight is cancelled and nobody had notified us. I only find out when I went to airport. No good"
Pros: "Crew pleasant and friendly"
Cons: "The food is terrible. Selection of beverages and meals very limited."
Pros: "The food was good and the seating was great as well"
Cons: "I wish there was a menu to request more food and drinking. I only had 2 drinks with my meals for the entire flight."
Pros: "Crew was good. Boarding good too."
Cons: "On time performance."
Cons: "Departure always not in time"
Pros: "Cheap ticket price"
Cons: "Flight landed more than an hour late in India. Other than that nothing really need to be said for improvement at the moment."
Pros: "The 748 is nice and new and in premium economy the legroom stretches for miles"
Cons: "They lost our Bags! Crew did not speak english! Transferring is a pain! Food was very poor quality"
Pros: "Entertainment was good quality, and had a good variety of games and movies. The food was also pretty good, and provided pretty good headphones."
Cons: "The plane departed 1 hour late, and arrived 1 hour 15 min late, and we barely made our connection on time. The crew gave full cups of drinks to the Chinese passengers, and half full cups to the people of other races. I was sitting in a row of 4 seats, and the person next to me couldn't get anything, so they asked me to get water for them. I asked for water for me, and tried to ask for water for the person next to me, but the crew member just ignored me. I asked her 6 times, and she just wouldn't pay attention to me, so the guy next to me didn't get water."
Cons: "We paid $37 to check in 1 Baggage and the flight from SFO to Beijing had delivered the baggage in baggage claim area. We had to take Chinese Visa to get to the baggage, even-though it is a transit. We missed the next connecting flight to Shenzhen as it ate up all our time. Now have to travel in the mercy of the airlines for next flight. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LIST THAT "VISA NEEDED IF CHECKING IN BAGGAGE" MISSED ALL FLIGHTS"
Cons: "We paid $37 to check in 1 Baggage and the flight from SFO to Beijing had delivered the baggage in baggage claim area. We had to take Chinese Visa to get to the baggage, even-though it is a transit. We missed the next connecting flight to Shenzhen as it ate up all our time. Now have to travel in the mercy of the airlines for next flight. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LIST THAT "VISA NEEDED IF CHECKING IN BAGGAGE""
Pros: "Service was good."
Cons: "Upgraded and didn’t get the perks of the upgrade"
Pros: "I actually liked the pork noodle dish. It was a little Greeley but just what I wanted"
Cons: "The staff is young, they try hard but they don’t have the grace that more experienced international crews will display. There video display interface was confusing for someone e who doesn’t read chinese simplified characters. I had to ask how to turn on the overhead light."
Pros: "My trip started off with airplane problems from the beginning. From my flight being delayed multiple times by air china to the overly packed united to the confusion of the non updated confirmation numbers or the e-ticket number. Even on the day I left upon arriving to the airport my confirmation number they had just given me after all the prior problems still didn't work. Air china had mediocre food with okay entertainment except my headset jack on the TV was broke and I couldn't watch anything. On the last air china flight from Bejing to Bangkok. I couldn't even charge my phone, watch any entertainment and basically was just stuck with no WiFi. Justfly wouldn't compensate for the changes on their end and said I myself would have to ask the airlines for compensation which the.the airlines directed me no where for compensation or even to upgrade my seat. Now I'm finally in Thailand but I'm scared of my return."
Pros: "Courteous service, clean cabin, reasonable price for business class ticket compared to any other airline."
Pros: "Attendants were courteous and smiled. Food was ok. Drinks were good. Got the blanket."
Cons: "I assumed blinds were given out during long flights, but was not offered one. No slippers. Don't get the fish."
Pros: "The in-flight meals from SFO to Beijing were good and the flight attendents' service was up to the standard."
Cons: "The transfer at Beijing was awful."
Pros: "I think the food served on the flight has improved significantly over the last few years. I've been flying Air China for the past few years and am very impressed by the progress made by Air China. I will continue to be a loyal customer of this airline. Thanks!"
Pros: "Service was absolutely great, seats were spacey and comfy, entertainment system for every seat had a wide selection. Overall a great flight!"
Cons: "The food was aweful, but it's airplain food, usually it's aweful..."
Pros: "Airfare was cheap"
Cons: "No variety of options for entertainment"
Cons: "Terrible flight. Crew was rude. Food was terrible. Seat back entertainment was broken, and they don't allow any electronics on for any reason."
Cons: "My baby (not yet 1-year) was uncomfortable on the flight and through out. When I asked one crew for help to clean up the floor she just gave me a disgust face and told me I should make the baby throw in the trash bag... I was super shocked and disappointed. I think air china really need to improve their employee training."
Cons: "Wasn't on the flight"
Pros: "The service was good. The aircraft was an old aircraft and noisy."
Cons: "Aircraft was old and noisy."
Pros: "Clean safe and on time. Competent cabin crew. The great fares made this trip possible....so we have no complaints about Air China."
Cons: "Wasted more than an hour in the wrong immigration line because we got no guidance from Air China that long layover passengers need to sign up at a special...and poorly market special pre-immigration desk before proceeded to regular immigration line. As for the flight itself.....the seats are just not made for people over 5' 7"."
Pros: "Food was good. and more leg room. Also gave you a pillow and blanket. Of course the flight to China was a much larger airplane a Boeing 747, where flight to Sfo was a 737-800 and a smaller Air bus. All my flights made it to destination on time. Or close to it. You should plan on at least 1&1/2 hours between transfers. SFO was under staffed at security long lines, and empty desks. Beijing & Soul airports had smaller lines. The Visa free transit at Beijing worked well."
Cons: "Long time through customs and security especially when transferring from one plane to another. We had carry on luggage but still had to go through baggage claim and exit before transferring to the next flight."
Cons: "The air China flight attendants are some of the rudest people I have encountered. They were extremely unhelpful and one went so far as to sigh and roll her eyes at me. Our flight was also delayed for four hours with no explanation, while we all sat on the plane waiting. Finally they made us all get off of the plane issued us new tickets and then we got back on. The whole process was rediculous. The seat space was smaller than usual and the plane was very dirty. It was also the worst airplane food I have ever tasted. I would definitely recommend not flying air China. K"
Pros: "Courteous & professional. Provided information & snacks while waiting. If they devised a way to provide information & resources about connecting flights to each passenger, they would be at the top of their game."
Cons: "I had to pay to catch my connection with no way to document it, as it was an extreme rush & cash was the only way to get it done on the run. So I doubt I'll see any reimbursement. Airlines, Air China included, should try to provide better accommodations for delayed connecting passengers & not just leave it to airport ground crew or worse, passengers own resources. The only assistance provided was a couple crew directing with flight number signs from the arriving gate. But nothing further than that."
Cons: "I didn't like us taking the bus onto the plane from the tarmac. Luckily it wasn't raining or 10 degrees Fahrenheit like my last experience with air china in Beijing"
Pros: "I liked be provided with a blanket, pillow and entertainment system."
Cons: "they cancelled my flight connecting in beijing to shanghai. no reason this just happens all the time in china. they lost my luggage for hours. they didn't have another flight until the next day. and i was traveling alone meeting my husband in shanghai. so i was just stuck in beijing. they were incredibly unhelpful and unconcerned that i was alone with no luggage, without a phone that worked since i was getting a chinese sim from card from my husband in shanghai, no hotel, transportation etc."
Pros: "Boarding is smooth, organized"
Cons: "Both flights from SFO to Beijing and from Beijing to SGN all are delayed, both at the gate and taxi out, food is very basic nothing fancy about it, same goes with drink, and in fact I don't expect much from them. I hope they will learn and compete with other asian airlines in the region, like Eva Air, or Singapore airlines."
Pros: "Courtesy & willingness of crew to respond effectively"
Pros: "The flight was crazy cheap. The boarding was fast a simple enough, and the food was pretty good for airplane food. Overall I would probably pay this price to fly this airline again, but if I had to pay even 30 or 40 dollars more I would not."
Cons: "The Crew was crazy bad. They had plenty good enough English they just didn't give a rip if we needed something. My son spilled his yogurt on his lap so I asked for paper to get it cleaned up. The lady just huffed and walked away, I thought to get napkins, but nope, she never came back. This was one of several things that were just lazy or rude on the flight. Also, While I get that this is Air China, so most of the entertainment would be Chinese, the last time I flew Korean Air, and China Southern on international flights they had a pretty good international entertainment selection. Not so on Air China! there were about 4 English choices, and nothing else. Again, I would fly this again at this price (600 for round trip from CGO to DEN) but for even 30-40 dollars more, I would find something else."
Pros: "I didn't like it , nothing to tell"
Cons: "12 hours delay at departure, service very bad, overall very shity plane, thats,why ticket so cheap"
Cons: "Food, entertainment"
Cons: "Delayed twice - on my way to an my overnight layover to see a friend in Beijing and then on my way to Tokyo."
Pros: "It was a smooth flight"
Cons: "Everything very friendly staff and it was a very comfortable flight."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Boarding was a cluster of people"
Pros: "I was worried after reading some of the reviews. However, I was extremely happy with my experience. Clean and comfortable. Everything was on time and no delays. Cabin crew was attentive and very helpful. A great all-round flight and trip."
Cons: "No real complaints. Airline food is airline food. The services for drinks was amazing though."
Pros: "Food and service was really nice! The entertainment system was outdated"
Pros: "The only thing I like about it is that each seat has its own TV player in which I can watch my own choice of movie even if there are poor choices when it comes to the varieties of movies."
Cons: "The crews are unapproachable. They don't even offer water. Food choices are not as good as well. First meal was edible the second one is we don't even know what it is."
Pros: "Personal television, blanket available, food better than most plane food"
Cons: "Crew prefer to deal with Chinese speaking people."
Pros: "New plane w/ well designed seating for space, access to bathrooms and roomy overhead compartments. Attentive personnel & good food--Eastern/western mix. Direct flights from west coast w/ reasonable schedule at gopd price. Recommend."
Cons: "If you book other than Air China, cannot check-in online, but only at airport. Any follow-up (ie seat assignments) must be done by phone w/ endless waits (although I was never disconnected in the end). Didn't really like the movie choices--mostly for kids, or action. I watched Cinderella and a story about a British skier. Ok."
Pros: "The plane was well maintained, the bathroom was accessible, and drinking such as water and juice were readily available at the back and could be retrieved at any time."
Cons: "The entertainment options were limited- very few movies of interest or new titles. Although there was a lot of food, it was not very good. The smell made it especially unappealing."
Pros: "Did not expect the individual video for each seat. Nice video selections."
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