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How long does a flight from Washington to Chengdu take?
An average nonstop flight takes 18h 35m, covering a distance of 7636 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Washington to Chengdu?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($552), Air China ($646) and Delta ($816).
Do I need a passport to fly between Washington and Chengdu?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Washington to Chengdu?
For Washington to Chengdu, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Chengdu back to Washington, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Washington
$552
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$552
$607
only
$607
Destination
Chengdu
$552
only
$552
Tue, Mar 6
IAD
CTU
19h 43m
Tue, Apr 17
CTU
IAD
25h 51m
Trip: 42 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 12
IAD
CTU
19h 35m
Tue, May 15
CTU
IAD
19h 35m
Trip: 34 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 3950 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.0
Food
6.0
PEK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants where excellent.

n/a

PEK
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Level of Service

PEK
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Everything. Air China comfort and service is great. I travel a lot to China and Air China is my first choice.

PEK
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Crews were polite and helpful

Food was edible but horrible! It makes me doubt this country’s 5000-year history of cuisines.

PEK
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

The aircraft crew was polite

The connecting flight left me. Had to stay in China for a day. Mumbai airport didn't communicate with airlines in China

Mon, Mar 12
DCA
CTU
26h 45m
Tue, Apr 3
CTU
DCA
21h 00m
Trip: 23 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

ATL
DCA
Good 6.6

The movie availability was very much appreciated.

Although my TSA Pre check number was on my flight coming into Atlanta, it wss not on my fight leaving Atlanta. That caused me to arrive at my gate 5 mins before boarding time and prevented me from having time to eat breakfast before my flight.

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight movie was very much appreciated.

Thu, Mar 15
IAD
CTU
29h 54m
Mon, Mar 26
CTU
IAD
27h 09m
Trip: 12 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4292 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
LAX
Okay 5.3

Crewmen at the luggage/bags scanning were very rude. Our flight from Manila to Guangzhou was delayed by an hour or so. With all the pressure we were already experiencing and rushing to get to our connecting flight, here comes these crewmen in charge of scanning our bags we're all shouting at us to rush. The delay was not the passengers fault.

CAN
HAN
Excellent 8.3

Ok

BKK
CAN
Good 7.6

For such a classy airline, they have terrible coffee and tea

CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

Wed, Feb 21
DCA
CTU
37h 10m
Wed, Feb 28
CTU
DCA
39h 08m
$1076
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4053 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
YVR
Good 7.6

Easy boarding, good entertainment. Great crew.

Long flight to easy to complain about something. But really no problems here

HKG
KIX
Okay 5.0

Good entertainment choices, but the system itself was awkward and slow to respond.

The 777 was tired. Tray tables weren’t clean and it was fitted with seats that did not recline. Most uncomfortable!

SFO
HKG
Excellent 8.3

Brand new A350-900 airplane. Better movie selection. Nicer bathrooms.

No more advanced seat selection except for an additional $180. No more serving wine and beer with dinner although I think its still available on request. A lot more screaming kids on the flight. Cathay is becoming more like the budget Chinese airlines. Sad.

SIN
HKG
Okay 5.0

I enjoyed the good check in service, and the excellent lounges. As always, the overall level of service on Cathay was good.

The utterly appalling seats on Cathay's old B777s are unacceptable for a premium airline. Non-reclining economy seats which are desperately uncomfortable for any flight of more than 1 hour, and completely unsuitable for an overnight flight. These planes desperately need a refit. Best avoided until this has been completed. The flight was overbooked, and the cabin crew seemed stressed and very busy. As a long term frequent flyer with CX, this was a very disappointing experience.

MNL
HKG
Good 6.0

Food is ok.

Washrooms are small and dirty.

Tue, Mar 13
DCA
CTU
42h 45m
Sat, Mar 24
CTU
DCA
29h 52m
$1125
Trip: 12 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4589 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
HRB
PEK
Excellent 10.0

As always, I was impressed by the high level of professionalism.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Timely departure/arrival, comfortable flight, helpful crew

Food menu selection

BKK
PVG
Excellent 9.0

The staff are very efficient and professional. The food was much better than I expected. We were given pillows and blankets . Bathrooms were clean .

The only issue with CEA was checking in and boarding. It was brutal coming out of Bangkok. I’m not sure if this is the fault of CEA or Bangkok Airport.

CTU
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

This ridiculous airline and it's rude, obnoxious staff in Chengdu made a mockery of my friend and I (two 21 year old American girls traveling alone). We had booked round trip tickets back in October 2017 that included a 1 hour layover in Chengdu first, then a 7 hour layover in Shanghai on our way to Bangkok for a trip in Thailand. That was fine with us. Then all of a sudden it changed to a 6 hour layover in Chengdu then an 18 HOUR layover in Shanghai. We decided to deal with it and get a hotel room in Shanghai, no big deal. After a great trip in Thailand and leaving fine from Bangkok to our first layover in Chengdu, that is where the nightmare started. First off, going through Chengdu customs, I don't know if it is because Americans do not travel through there a lot, but the officers pulled us aside and were passing around our American passports around their staff, taking pictures of them with Iphones before handing us "in-transit" paperwork to fill out. As weird as that was, no one really seemed to speak english and we just wanted to get away from them and get through. When we went to the check in counter, they handed me a boarding pass for our flight at 1:50 that afternoon, but then proceeded to tell my friend that she wasn't on a flight until the next morning at 7 am out of Chengdu and our original connecting flight out of Shanghai at 11:50 the next morning was now at 8 pm for her. What could have been simply fixed like it WAS after calling priceline and our travel agent, the staff at the ticket counter and a representative over the phone made our lives living hell. They barely spoke english and the ones that did were very rude to us, saying that they couldn't help us and put us on the phone with China Eastern. FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF we were on the phone with a representative who was talking us in circles, telling us that there were no available seats on the 1:50 and that he could get her on the next 3:45 out of Chengdu, then put us on hold to come back and say he couldn't only change 1 domestic flight in China, but would have to cancel her flight to NY. When offering to pay to just DO IT and get out of china, he said that if he were to cancel it and take our credit card info, it "may or may not go through" and if it didn't she would be stuck with no flights. When asked how that made any sense, he proceeds to say" Because miss, our system sucks," and other rude things like "Why can't you just keep your flight and meet your friend in NY." then him along with a rude ticket counter guy say that he could help us if we took 5,000 yuan out of the bank and paid them cash. TRYING TO SCAM US. After all this drama a simple call to priceline was able to fix the problem no payment involved, and there WERE available seats on all the flights and a domestic flight could be changed. LYING, SCAMMING, RUDE, individuals. Definitely worth a little more money to take any other airline BUT THIS ONE.

PVG
CRK
Okay 5.6

Everything but the seat

The seat didn’t recline. Very uncomfortable especially on a late night flight

Thu, Apr 5
DCA
CTU
28h 37m
Tue, Apr 10
CTU
DCA
26h 23m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 6
IAD
CTU
29h 35m
Sat, Apr 21
CTU
IAD
29h 20m
Trip: 16 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 3950 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.0
Food
6.0
DEL
PEK
Good 7.3

overall it was good; crew was excellent, kept the plane, specially toilet clean throughout.

food selection for vegetarians better movie selection; english in TV documentaries.

PEK
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Level of Service and the food.

PEK
CKG
Mediocre 2.0

I had to stay at Beijing for overnight and took a flight the next day.

PEK
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Crews were polite and helpful

Food was edible but horrible! It makes me doubt this country’s 5000-year history of cuisines.

PEK
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Everything. Air China comfort and service is great. I travel a lot to China and Air China is my first choice.

Thu, Apr 5
IAD
CTU
26h 40m
Mon, May 7
CTU
IAD
24h 13m
Trip: 33 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Apr 8
IAD
CTU
19h 00m
Fri, May 18
CTU
IAD
17h 35m
Trip: 41 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 3950 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.0
Food
6.0
PEK
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Level of Service and the food.

PEK
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Level of Service

PEK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants where excellent.

n/a

PEK
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Everything. Air China comfort and service is great. I travel a lot to China and Air China is my first choice.

PEK
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

The aircraft crew was polite

The connecting flight left me. Had to stay in China for a day. Mumbai airport didn't communicate with airlines in China

Thu, Apr 5
IAD
CTU
26h 40m
Tue, Apr 10
CTU
IAD
24h 37m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 9
IAD
CTU
18h 35m
Fri, May 18
CTU
IAD
19h 40m
Trip: 40 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 3950 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.0
Food
6.0
PEK
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Everything. Air China comfort and service is great. I travel a lot to China and Air China is my first choice.

PEK
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Level of Service and the food.

BOM
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

The aircraft crew was nice

The ground staff in Mumbai airport was rude and disrespectful. These people need special training on communication. Very dissapointed, never taking air China again.

PEK
JFK
Okay 5.6

The style of the pillows and blankets were nice. The pillows were really comfortable and a good size. The taste of the food was okay. I honestly expected a horrible experience, it was not fantastic but it was better than what I anticipated.

The sealed blanket had white hair as if from an older person. Although I liked the pillow, on my return flight I used it to sleep, I used it for my back the entire time going, when I got home I noticed I was developing a sty on my eyelid. My companions noticed that the sometimes when he received his food it was still cold in some parts. On my return flight there were a few times my row was skipped for drinks. On my return flight the stewardess seemed hesitant when I asked for an additional drink. I ordered tea and asked for water. The gate agent in Beijing was extremely rude and unhelpful, she ignored us and even tossed our ticket back at us when we tried to ask about our seats for the flight.

PEK
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

The aircraft crew was polite

The connecting flight left me. Had to stay in China for a day. Mumbai airport didn't communicate with airlines in China

Thu, Apr 5
DCA
CTU
23h 50m
Thu, May 10
CTU
DCA
25h 48m
Trip: 36 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight movie was very much appreciated.

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

Thu, Apr 5
IAD
CTU
26h 40m
Thu, May 10
CTU
IAD
24h 13m
Trip: 36 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 10
IAD
CTU
29h 35m
Fri, May 18
CTU
IAD
17h 35m
Trip: 39 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 3950 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.0
Food
6.0
PEK
CKG
Mediocre 2.0

I had to stay at Beijing for overnight and took a flight the next day.

DEL
PEK
Good 7.3

overall it was good; crew was excellent, kept the plane, specially toilet clean throughout.

food selection for vegetarians better movie selection; english in TV documentaries.

PEK
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Level of Service and the food.

IAD
PEK
Excellent 10.0

Level of Service

LAX
PEK
Okay 4.0

Efficient and friendly staff

Seat backs barely recline - not acceptable for flight of this distance. For this reason will not book Air China again

Sun, Apr 8
DCA
CTU
36h 25m
Tue, May 15
CTU
DCA
27h 18m
Trip: 38 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

DTW
SLC
Okay 5.3

Its a 3.5 hr flight. No charging outlets available. Food options very limited by the time they got to me, row 26. No in -seat entertainment screen. Hard seats.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

Tue, Mar 6
IAD
CTU
19h 43m
Tue, Apr 10
CTU
IAD
24h 37m
Trip: 35 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 12
IAD
CTU
29h 54m
Thu, Mar 22
CTU
IAD
25h 49m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4292 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SIN
CAN
Excellent 8.3

Flew Business class from SIN to CAN. Seats were OK, crew was very attentive and eager to please. Food was good.

Seat did not go back as far as I would have liked

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

BKK
CAN
Good 7.6

For such a classy airline, they have terrible coffee and tea

LAX
CAN
Mediocre 3.3

2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it

CAN
DPS
Okay 5.6

Extra leg room in emergency exit row They actually played a movie that was in English. Not the first time I have flown China Southern, but the first time I had air control above. This is something I feel makes flight a bit more comfortable.

Food is terrible. They ran out of wine during first beverage service. Exit row passengers are not permitted to keep items under seat. Flight was delayed at take off and perhaps in route because we were over an hour off of schedule. Aircraft always had a line for the bathroom, two is not enough for amount of people and duration of flight. I do not know if there was bathroom in front, it was sectioned off.

Wed, Apr 11
IAD
CTU
19h 00m
Fri, May 18
CTU
IAD
17h 35m
Trip: 38 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 3950 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.0
Food
6.0
LAX
PEK
Okay 4.0

Efficient and friendly staff

Seat backs barely recline - not acceptable for flight of this distance. For this reason will not book Air China again

PEK
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

The aircraft crew was polite

The connecting flight left me. Had to stay in China for a day. Mumbai airport didn't communicate with airlines in China

PEK
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Everything. Air China comfort and service is great. I travel a lot to China and Air China is my first choice.

BOM
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

The aircraft crew was nice

The ground staff in Mumbai airport was rude and disrespectful. These people need special training on communication. Very dissapointed, never taking air China again.

DEL
PEK
Good 7.3

overall it was good; crew was excellent, kept the plane, specially toilet clean throughout.

food selection for vegetarians better movie selection; english in TV documentaries.

Sun, Mar 11
DCA
CTU
31h 10m
Wed, Apr 4
CTU
DCA
27h 26m
Trip: 24 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight movie was very much appreciated.

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Washington to Chengdu Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Chengdu
Flights Depart from Washington
Flight Price $552
Distance 7636 miles
Airlines Air China, Delta, China Southern, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern
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