Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 27h 00m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Air China ($1,159)
From Ürümqi to New York, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from New York back to Ürümqi , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Ürümqi you will be using Ürümqi, often referred to as Ürümqi Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Newark.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "very friendly, courteous staff comfortable seat"
Cons: "check-in process was confusing"
Pros: "Cheap price."
Cons: "The food was not great. No USB chargers. Other passengers were noisy."
Pros: "Excellent service!"
Pros: "My flight was exhausting zing eventually uncomfortable. The seats weren't clean as it irritated my skin. I didn't eat the food as I couldn't identify it. Passengers were told it was "chicken" but it didn't appear to be chicken. The flight attendants didn't know English so they weren't helpful at all"
Cons: "Cleanliness of plane. Better food and beverage quality. Bilingual flight attendants."
Cons: "The flight should be on time"
Pros: "Plane didn't crash! :)"
Cons: "My issues were with the other passengers, not with anything the airline could've prevented. It's a budget airline, you get a budget experience, but I didn't have any huge problems with anything."
Cons: "All old movies, no charging ports for economy class, and the flight attendants weren’t the nicest I’ve encountered."
Pros: "Boarding was quick."
Cons: "1 hour delay, no ability to pre book special meal, 787s are horrible for long haul which is counter intuitive as to why they were built."
Cons: "I bought business class for round trip, However, my flights to/from PEK CGQ were economy"
Cons: "Food was horrible."
Pros: "The service"
Pros: "Attentive crew"
Cons: "poor food variety"
Pros: "The staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The plane was extremely out dated. Half the functions of the entertainment screen didn’t work. No outlets or usb to charge anything. No control over the overhead reading lights."
Cons: "Plane was too hot."
Pros: "Very friendly, great services."
Pros: "Overall all basic comforts we're provided at reasonable price."
Cons: "Not Much options for vegetarian food."
Cons: "Flight cancelled (not because of weather or emergency) without notify me at all! Disarrster trip! At the end both of my luggages lost! I was told they are still in Beijing. Pray I can get them in several days later!"
Cons: "You name it, I've flown it, but Air China takes the cake for all-around worst experience on a plane. For starters, the idea of customer service hasn't made it's way to Air China. The staff were cold, at best, and rude, at worst. The food is one step below prison food. In my opinion, it was inedible. Every Air China flight I took (and I took 4) were the most turbulent I've ever taken, almost as if the pilot was purposefully trying to rattle us. Finally, one of the most annoying things about Air China is not being able to check in via app. Their tech is from 1987, so you have to go to their airport counter and endure long lines. I will NEVER fly with them again."
Pros: "Flight attendants on the flight was very friendly and even made sure I didn't get wet when there was a slight leak above my head between the plastic."
Cons: "The check in process was terrible. I had paid extra to get an exit row seat since I have a very bad knee and I struggle sitting in my seat. My boarding pass printed with a regular window seat. When I went up to the counter to make sure I did indeed have an exit row seat, the woman at the counter told me the plane size had changed and my exit row seat was no longer available. I even gave her my printed confirmation from AirAsia stating I paid extra and she continued to tell me it wasn't an option. I said that the number of the seat didn't matter, I just wanted my exit row seat that I paid for. She visibly rolled her eyes and told another attendant to accommodate me. Except she did it in a way like I was inconveniencing her. It made me feel very insignificant."
Pros: "There is nothing I liked about Air China. It is a joke of an airline."
Cons: "Things I didn't like: 1. Cannot use smartphones during the entirety of the flight: customers should be warned that smartphones are not allowed to be used during the entire flight. I would not of chosen this horrible airlines if I'd known. I would of gladly spent hundreds more on another airline to avoid this inconvenience. I saved games and movies I wanted to play onto my phone for my 20hr flight and learned from the flight attendant that phones usage was not permitted. What a waste. Plus their movie selections were very limited and a complete joke compared to American, Delta, Virgin, or JetBlue. 2. Food: HORRIBLE TASTING FOOD. Air China should be ashamed of themselves to represent "Chinese food" in this way. I found 3 out of 4 of my meals completely inedible and absolutely disgusting. 3. Most cramped seats I've ever flew in: These seats are just tests to see how much you can put up with flying."
Cons: "Not at all Good service"
Cons: "Not enough time to transfer due to delay and staff wasn't helpful"
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: "My complaint is against FlightNetwork.com AND Air China for failing to respect the agreement made when my ticket was purchased and the money had been withdrawn. I would like Kayak to be cautious about working with flightnetwork.com because they took my money but did not honor my ticket or register it with Air China. While waiting to speak with an agent at flightnetwork.com, the Air China manager told me he had plans and would not wait for me to help solve the issue. I was left alone at the counter and forced to buy an entirely new ticket from a different carrier last minute. I do not recommend using Air China from NY JFK or the flightnework.com service connected to Kayak."
Cons: "My bags were lost!"
Pros: "Not a fully booked flight so more space. Also arrived early."
Cons: "Food selection was limited and not as abundant as other air china flights."
Pros: "crew were nice and attentive"
Cons: "Food was pretty bland Not very many films in english"
Pros: "Just fine."
Pros: "We arrived alive and the plane didnt crash. Thats all."
Cons: "We had a 12 hour flight and not once was the fasten seatbelt sign turned off despite the weather being very smooth. How do they expect people to not pee for 12 hours? Seats were hard as a rock. Staff seemed unhappy and definitely were not courteous. I asked for a glass of wine with my meal and it took them well over an hour to bring it. They say to turn off your cellphone for the whole flight. Airplane mode was not said to be okay and my husband is a rule follower and wouldnt let me use my phone in airplane mode. Definitely no wifi available if you wanted that."
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "Check in was very stressful and chaotic, need a long bus ride to board the airplane (such international flight should have its own gate), food not so good."
Pros: "Delayed 8 hours in Beijing with no info given on departure updates. Worst flight ever."
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: "Delays at boarding n waiting on tarmac per usual on time to the airlines in china is a joke"
Pros: "The price was right, the service was decent."
Cons: "Maybe Im picky but the food was only just OK and the entertainment system seemed a bit dated compared to other airlines. No charging ports available."
Pros: "I like Eva air better. This was ok, but Eva keeps the bathroom in tip top shape. Air China doesn't seem to keep cleaning the restroom throughout the flight. They seem to run late too which is fine because customs in beijing is slow. Plenty of food, no complaints there."
Cons: "The video selections had limited appeal to westerners."
Pros: "Crew was very nice."
Cons: "Plane feels old. You get what you pay for, by far the cheapest airfare - but the audio jack for my in-flight entertainment did not work. Had to relocate to the very last row of the plane."
Cons: "wouldnt let our entire group on the flight after we all had seats because of a delay in our connecting flight."
Cons: "All members we encountered were not overly warm or nice, especially given that our flight was delayed which caused our next flight to be missed. They did find another flight for us the same day, but at the airport we were quarantined (so to speak) and could not leave to get food or drinks until the decision was made that we could officially get on the proposed flight. The vending machine offered did not take credit card and we could not leave to exchange currency. On flight, the crew was the same, when I was in the bathroom there was a large bang on the door..I assume to let me know to get out as we would be landing soon...which we didn't land for another 30 minutes. Food was gross, same as above with drinks. I could go on and on..needless to say I won't be flying Air China again."
Pros: "Great flight attendant service. ."
Cons: "Poor amenities: no sandals, no warm towels. Poor airplane"
Pros: "Very comfortable business class seats, very attentive service. My husband left his electronic devices on the plain and it was very easy to receive back."
Cons: "I wish the food was better."
Pros: "Food on PKG to JFK was very good, staff on planes were nice and efficient. Lounge in PKG was roomy and not overloaded, but food was weak. The 6 across lie flat worked good for me, not as roomy as the 4 across in some competitors but for the price was very good. I would do it all again gladly if I knew they fixed the airport - but how would you know and how could you believe them."
Cons: "Most important AVOID Beijing for transfer. 1.5 Hours on line, open unchanneled line with cut ins and it might be 2 hours if we were not a typical couple who walked past it not believing there could be sucha large line for merely doing and international transfer. This is of course after a long long walk with minimal signage. Good thing I scheduled a 4 hour layover - it became a 2 hour stand over. A horror. If I book that again I my wife may divorce me."
Pros: "My husband and I used Air China for the first time for our honeymoon to Asia. My biggest complaint is that many of the passengers on these flights cough and sneeze without covering their mouths. Speaking with a few natives from China, I learned that this was common in their culture. Please, PLEASE wear a mask if you decide to fly Air China. I got a throat infection and 103 degree fever from our flight to China. My husband got a sinus infection on the flight back. I personally will not take the risk again. The quality of the seats, service and entertainment are all mediocre at best. I'm use to seats a little bigger for international flights. The food also was very basic Asian dishes (rice or noodles and a protein in sauce). The service was just ok."
Cons: "So much carry on baggage no space for my bags."
Pros: "Lost my bag took 3 days to find. No updates incompetent baggage personnel food inedible. Fight attendants discriminate. Chinese man beside me got numerous drinks/snack I got one glass of orange juice ife at my seat broken and garbled. My electrical outlet did not work no compensation for lost bag"
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Horrible food In flight entertainment system was poor, outdated, very less choices"
Pros: "Slept for most of the 14 hour flight, but there were 3 tasty meals, great legroom for a 6'1 guy, and okay entertainment."
Cons: "The flight attendants aren't rude, but they're not pleasant, a bit aggressive and forgetful, or they just don't care about what you ask for. They kind of treat you like you're stupid, and by the middle of the flight, you're intimidated to ask them for things."
Pros: "Feet devices helped keepi legs elevated."
Cons: "Crew very rigid and militant. Windows were ordered to be open regardless of glair since I was sick and my eyes were sensitive to the strong light. Drinks were only offered once in a 13 hour flight. I had to keep going to the back to ask for it as I was dehidrated due to a bad cold..not a kind crew. Will not fly in Air China again."
Airlines flying from Ürümqi to New York have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights