|April||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 33% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 38% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$834||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a round-trip
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 18h 50m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on ANA ($939), Multiple Airlines ($1,130) and Air China ($2,044).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was helpful and meals are delicious."
Cons: "Give free mask."
Pros: "Always excellent Japanese service."
Cons: "No entertainment system, only one channel for everyone in the middle of the airplane like in the 80's. No reclining seats, sit straight only, but decent leg room, unless you are taller than 6ft."
Pros: "Everything was great. The crew was nice and the food was pretty good."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Add a low carb meal option"
Cons: "Food was great, flight attendant were very friendly and helpful and eager to make sure I was comfortable, ANA rocks as a awesome carrier; my goto airline when it’s time to cross the pacific again"
Pros: "I was surprise that even it was a short 2/3 hour ride there was still food being served. A very nice Japanese breakfast. - smaller plane, bus that picked us up and dropped us off in front of the airport. As we were doing a 12 hour layover, all our check in luggage was taken care of and sent to van"
Cons: "At our first checkin from Korea Ana, seems we have to look at a screen for our luggage just to double check that they made it past customs (never had to do that before) - check in was a bit longer compare to yvr their scanner was much smaller so definitely can’t have big carry on"
Cons: "can not think of anything. Everything was more than i expected.Thank you for my experiance"
Pros: "Staff were friendly. Alcohol beverages are free. Good upsated movie selections."
Pros: "The cabin staff were extremely caring."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Disappointed with some of flight attendants. ANA used to provide best customer service."
Pros: "Service, crew, seats, punctuality"
Cons: "Bad food, cold coffee and tea."
Cons: "Purchased tickets through Kayak on ANA with confirmation. Bumped to United after confirmation. Although I realize both companies are Star Alliance, the bait & switch is unacceptable & I would NOT have purchased these tickets for United. Flight had much more turbulence than my experience on ANA which is why I refuse to fly any other airlines. Will recommend against Kayak to everyone I know."
Pros: "Food and services"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic. Really polite and attentive. Liked that they offered liquids throughout the flight to keep us hydrated. Good experience overall."
Cons: "Entertainment - didn't have to many movies I liked. Food was just ok. I enjoyed the soy sauce beef and rice the most."
Pros: "The flight attendants were so nice and the food was really good."
Pros: "Food and services were great"
Cons: "Not a large selection to view on the TV"
Pros: "Friendly staff, comfortable seats, able to watch new release movies, good food."
Pros: "Service and the fact that flight was not full provided for a better experience. Staff was super friendly and attentive. The films were new and tv was big! Food was ok."
Pros: "Service, Cleanliness and Overall Quality"
Cons: "We got lie flat cubicle seats on the way out but just tilt seats on the return, both on new 787's. After a 11 hour flight in lie flat cubicles and connecting to a standard recline BC seat is a bit painful."
Pros: "The seat, service and food..all is great as always."
Pros: "Excellent service. Good food. Great entertainment selection."
Cons: "No free WiFi"
Pros: "Food was quite good"
Cons: "the plane was Hot! So hot we couldn't use the blankets. The staff in Tokyo did not want to let me and my twin 11 yr olds board early. We need extra time to be organised and in our seats for a very long flight. If not we block the aisle. And that is without consideration for the fact that my daughter has limited sight so needs my help and it takes time. I was disappointed that they didnt come through the cabin from time to time with snacks as most airlines do on long haul flights."
Cons: "Chose to fly directly across Pacific through multiple thunderstorms instead of routing through Alaska and Canada. Half of the flight was 4/5 level turbulence."
Pros: "Aircraft menu and service"
Cons: "Aircraft seat pitch"
Pros: "- Airfare Price - Ease of Checking In - Friendliness of Staffs - Aircraft is clean"
Cons: "- Entertainment options were limited - Food choices limited as well - Seats are a bit stiff and small"
Pros: "service..service..service and ontime performance"
Cons: "See subject line"
Pros: "The crew is so polite and attentive. Snacks are free, generous, and tasty. Food is pretty good for airplane food. Interior was very clean and kept clean during the flight."
Cons: "I suppose the food could be better."
Pros: "Wonderful service"
Cons: "Food was on the very bland side"
Pros: "The staff was so friendly, attentive, helpful and pleasant!"
Cons: "14 hours on a a plane is a long time, no matter what :/ but it is amazing to be able to fly across the world in a day! The meal schedule was weird, but after we figured it out, it was fine, and the food was pretty good too."
Pros: "Staff was wonderful and pleasant. Food was good for plane food. Entertainment was enough to get us all the way there."
Cons: "Seats in economy are a little uncomfortable, but to be expected."
Pros: "Was a smooth flight, good flight crew. Tasty food too"
Pros: "The service, our seats, overall comfort and cleanliness of the plane."
Pros: "flight attendants excellent"
Cons: "Delay 4h+ while passangers stay inside aircraft. No firm information, information keep changing. Crazy!"
Pros: "They made a special dessart for my niece and her husband for their honeymoon trip."
Cons: "Not realky."
Pros: "The crew was very efficient and the food was also good"
Cons: "You should add some veg dishes"
Pros: "Everything is perfect!"
Pros: "Food, staff, and entertainment."
Cons: "Tight space and the tray was on the dirty side."
Pros: "Very friendly staff, happy to explain and let us try the lemonade drink"
Cons: "would have preferred more asian food options"
Pros: "The flight attendants are super nice every time we fly with ANA, and the have great food."
Pros: "From communication on flight details to boarding to in-flight comfort, ANA rocked. The staff was so kind, seeing that we had what we needed. I didn't feel like a liability at all, and I think their approach to the work ensured a great flight experience for everyone."
Pros: "The Star Wars theme was unexpected, and fun. The food was great, fresh, as always on ANA."
Pros: "Wish there was more movies in English"
Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "Was put on "Standby", even though I was traveling with my teenage daughter, and I arrived more than 2 hours before departure! I ended up getting a seat, but this was unnecessary stressful (there were some seats left in business, so they knew I was going to get a seat eventually. They could have told me I was going to be able to go at check-in)."
Cons: "I waited 20 minutes for my baggage to return"
Pros: "Compared to different american airlines, this flight was great. Decent meals, decent movies, all around good."
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."
Pros: "I found the seats to be very comfortable"
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: "Amazing crew and service"
Cons: "The seats had a foot rest that, when not used, keeps hitting your shins and reduce the already narrow leg room."
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: "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."
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: "Entertainment screen is fault."
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: "I have flown with Air China before and had a bad experience. They are improving everything from customer service to in-flight amenities. Transfers in Beijing are still a problem with zero efficiency."
Cons: "They don't honor seat selection when booking but attendant at gate helped and was very understanding."
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: "I like it most that we don’t need to get the luggage out in Beijing or get the boarding pass again in Beijing. It’s very convenient."
Cons: "There was a delay of the connection flight and for half an hour, we were told flight time is TBD. I’d expect at least an estimate of the new boarding time."
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."
Cons: "since this portion of my flight was cancelled by air china they tried to book me on the next day but my husband decided to come meet me in beijing after getting me a hotel and driver to pick me up the night that i was stranded. i told air china not to book me on the flight the following morning that i wasn't going to take it. they never did that and ended up cancelling the entire remaining flights on air china. this was the worst experience with an airline i've ever experienced."
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: "Flight was canceled. Customer service was incredibly unprofessional."
Cons: "Poor customer service and flight delays"
Cons: "Cancelled a week before flight. No one pickup phone to rebooking."
Pros: "The on boarding process was quick and efficient at Songyuan airport. Very clean airport, and pleasant staff. Plane had decent legroom in the economy seating. Food was decent for short flight airplane food."
Cons: "Airline crew never gave any status updates about why the flight was not getting ready for takeoff after everyone was seated and the planes doors closed. Sat there waiting for +30 minutes with no updates. Flight crew never gave immigration cards. Deplaning was a nightmare because we had to deplane in several groups because it was raining and the Hongqiao airport would not let us deplane through a jetway."
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."
Pros: "All our luggage was at the end with us, nothing missing"
Cons: "The weather delay was not fault of the airline."