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Flying to New York from Xi'an requires at least one layover, as there are no direct flights for this route. The shortest flight duration is 20h 10m.
Yes, you'll most likely have to show a valid passport before boarding the plane in Xi'an and on arrival in New York.
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Xi'an is served by only 1 airport and there are 2 airports in New York. You will leave Xi'an from Xi'an Xianyang and you will be arriving in New York at one of these airports: Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl.
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Pros: They were able to fly us out of Incheon to JFK even there was only less than 10 passengers.
Cons: Could not ask for more.
Pros: They were able to fly us out of Incheon to JFK even there was only less than 10 passengers.
Cons: Could not ask for more.
Pros: I experienced the same type of service that I received on the flight from Bangkok to Seoul. I could not have expected more. I find the crew professional.
Cons: I can't think of anything that could have made service better. They should keep up the good work.
Pros: Amazing crew Thank you
Cons: When open rows are available they should be able to be used instead of making people cram together. I saw several elderly people turned away.. crew was very rude and I’m highly disappointed
Pros: Seoul to NYC JFK 1/24/20 trip. This female Korean member was rushing passengers. Which was totally unnecessary. It is necessary to give client some time to get situated. Airline serve all kinds of age group of client. I was watching the way she was serving food, again in a rushed manner? Does she like her job? This is unprofessional. The rest of the crew members were courteous except her. Bad representation of this company.
Cons: Read above. The food is on the mediocre side. The beef was so hard to chew. The shrimp pasta had 3 pieces of small shrimp. I will not recommend this airline.
Cons: better in-flight entertainment movie options
Pros: Great crew, amazing food.
Cons: I tried to cancel the flight more than 14 days before the flight and you didn't let me. I couldn't fly that day and i have not received a refund
Pros: Cabin, seat, and aircraft comfortable but not at all luxurious.
Cons: Service was really bad, the toilets were filthy; in this regard probably the worst business class experience in recent years.
Cons: It should have been good but I requested wheelchair for my dad who is 78yrs old and he has SCIATICA and cant walk for long time, coming from the Philippines it was ok. But once we areive at incheon. They did not bother to give any wheelchair at all these crew doesnt not care. They dont have compassion. Im very disappointed to asiana
Pros: Same as above
Cons: Same as above
Cons: Flight was delayed by 10 hours less with less than 24 hours notice. Had to call Asiana to change flight to a 1 stop flight (original flight was nonstop). Flight to Seoul from New York was also delayed by 8 hours and I ended up having to spend ~$70 for hotel/taxi due to arriving in Seoul past midnight. Horrible experience both there and back and don't think I would ever take Asiana again.
Pros: I love how they give importance to parents traveling with little kids.
Cons: They ran out of food choices. I have been flying with Asiana for the longest time and this has happened thrice.
Pros: the beautiful and polite crew
Cons: seats lack of cusion
Pros: The crew was exceptional
Pros: The crew was kind. The Meal was great. All good.
Pros: the very punctual flight
Cons: Entertainment headphones did not have good sound quality; there was no option for English captions for most of the movies.
Pros: The crew were efficient, nice and friendly. There was a sick passenger and I think they were able to help them out. Even though there was a slight delay in the take off but we managed to stay on time.
Cons: The bathroom was slightly flooded, one bathroom the water wasn't running so I couldn't wash my hands. There are not enough amenities in the bathroom. The food could use a little improvement. Waiting for the baggage claim took too long.
Pros: The airline crew were very helpful in making today comfortable during the long flight.
Cons: Go around and serve water more often. Two lavatories don’t have water to wash your hands. Please provide liquid/foam hand sanitizers OT wipes at least.
Pros: We liked the food and the friendly staff and the little things like a toothbrush and snacks.
Cons: Why don't you board by zones? The long stressful line of all sections of the airplane is tiresome.
Pros: Entertainment was nice with a good variety.
Cons: Terrible seats. It seems like asiana is going out of their way to make their economy seats as uncomfortable as possible.
Pros: Food was excellent at least some of the time. And pretty good the other times. It was also nice to get slippers/
Pros: Large body plane, A380 is exactly what's needed
Cons: Need more movie selections and USB outlets don't work given it's a newer plane. Was the same when I traveled to Seoul.
Cons: Very unorganized boarding process.
Pros: The Korean dinners were fine. Good last minute exit window seat
Cons: There should have been more snacks during the flight for the passengers to nosh. Cathay Pacific would have trays of goodies for people to take and the attendants would bring cup noodles and water upon request. The mid flight pizza sliver was a joke. The movie choices were limited.
Pros: Access to restrooms through out the plane should be encouraged to avoid traffic by users in one particular area
Pros: This airline and this model of aircraft (Airbus 380) makes a 14 hr transpacific flight almost enjoyable! We've flown this route numerous time and this was by far the most comfortable experience
Pros: The price: my round trip ticket from Tokyo Haneda to JFK was only 850USD The layover is only 2 hours which is bearable and enough time to find the boarding gate and a little shopping.
Cons: Everything else. You can check-in online within 48 hrs before your flight, but there is no QR code produced on their app for paperless check-in. The food was terrible, and the seats were not made for long flights. I really felt the "economy" vibe. They only provide disposable slippers, but everything else you need to check the lavatories if there were toothbrushes or mouthwash packets left. Overall, I will still consider flying this airline for any emergency flight back to the US, but if there will be a compeittive airline, maybe i'd try another. Their business class seem enticing.. maybe comsoder it too.
Pros: Both of my roung trip got delayed for about an hour. The service was very so so compared to Korean Air. I couldn't get tickets through Korean Air because of no ticket available but next time I will definitely look forward Korean Air only.
Cons: Just about everything.
Pros: The service and the food
Pros: Great service, comfy spacious seats, decent meal service
Cons: Food was a bit bland
Pros: The service and experience was excellent
Cons: I only wish the seats were more comfortable for such a long flight. I understand that the length of the flight cannot be changed… It is just difficult to set the entire time. I wish the premium seats cost less so that I could afford to lay down
Pros: I liked the airbus used to fly from and to the USA. On a 15 hour flight comfort is key, and they did their best. The have build little foot pedals to rest your feet on. Meals also came often, and the food was on the better end of airplane food. Crew was also very friendly!
Pros: Everyone was so personable. We had 4 adults , 2 boys and a baby girl so it was hard to get everyone situated but with the staff on the plane it was just simplicity. All of our needs were met , wether it was someone wanting an extra blanket or the baby needing food or even helping the 2 boys get situated before and after take off . They apparently love babies because they couldn't get enough of ours and were always wanting to play with her and make her smile (which goes along way) and that helped her not feel so groggy on the plane . They know it's a long flight so they get you comfortable even down to giving you slippers and great tasting food.
Cons: The only thing I didn't like was the long flight but that's not the staffs fault, it was inevitable if your flying halfway across the world . the plane had 12 inch touch screen tv with music, movies, games , news , kids entertainment and even how to learn Korean so it it was very helpful in keeping you entertained throughout the plane ride .
Pros: The crew was lovely and very helpful. They were attentive and constantly providing beverages. The films were nice and a large selection. The food was delicious and it was overall a lovely flight which was nice since it was over 13 hours in length.
Cons: It would have been nice for slightly more space but it is definitely not the most cramped economy class I have sat in. Additionally, it would have been nice to have different movies from my flight to Seoul but there is so much too choose from that this is not a real issue either.
Pros: My travel with asiana is excellent. The crew are so professional and helpful..except for boarding need to be more organized..
Pros: For 14 hours, it was passable. Food surprisingly good (only chose Asian selections; Western food looked dismal). More movie options would be nice.
Pros: On my long-haul flight from Seoul to JFK - the middle seat in my row was empty, the seats were much more spacious than Cathay Pacific, and I appreciated how there wasn't a 10 minute promotional video before watching every movie/TV show as with other airlines. I am very satisfied with this airline overall!
Pros: THE staff were really nice and kind.
Cons: Not enough snack small amount of wine usually you get 1 small bottle. NOT enough movies choice. No control on the air over your head.
Pros: Everything was great, to be honest. If this was 3, 4 years ago, I'd have given it 5 stars across the board without hesitation.
Cons: No wifi on the flights means I'm limited to working offline and Asiana's IFE system, which was amazing but had limited selection.
Pros: I like how they gave us an empty seat in the middle.
Cons: The food wasn't that great. It was better on the way in. Boarding took forever. It didnt seem like they came around with beverages.
Pros: Enjoyed the flight overall - wish there was better food.
Cons: It's not the airlines' fault, but the passengers next to me were a little strange and were always up in my space.
Pros: seats are comfortable for being economy
Cons: food was not great as used to be and for a long flight not to have extra snacks options its a bit hard.
Pros: From Seoul, the staff were all quick and prompt.
Cons: JFK Front desk clerk( she seemed to be an indian or Latin Indian) were so rude and she looked to have no idea for her job. Sorry to grade for " Boarding, Mediocore" Nevertheless, the girl made us too confused. our departure to HK thru Seoul, she gave us boarding pass only to Seoul and my husband uses a cane due to leg pain. ( he can not bend his leg properly). I asked her to give a front seat. She simply ignored my request. At least, she should better say yes or no! However, other staffs helped us!
Pros: IN flight attendants are great, always willing to help and with a smile.
Cons: I can see the airline growing ans some of the perks disappearing.
Pros: Crew was attentive and the food for economy was good.
Cons: 13 hour from Seoul to NYC and the crew never once went into and took care of any of the four bathrooms in the lower cabin in economy class. On the flight two weeks before from JFK - they did a great job on the bathrooms.On both flights there was no need for the constant interruptions telling us to put the seat belts on. Just turn on the light no need to make an announcements in two languages.
Pros: New aircraft with personal TVs; good food; efficient and professional service by the cabin crew
Pros: Better entertainment options.
Cons: Loud children all over, my dietary choices for all three meals were messed up ever though I spoke to three different levels of Asiana employees to verify (due to the mistake on the flight to Korea). When I tried to explain to the flight attendant my dietary needs they couldn't be bothered and got an attitude when I asked for the meal that was being served. The flight crew was unfriendly. The bathrooms were crowded and chaotic after meals with no attempt on the flight crew to organize or redistribute the crowds (unsafe situation could occur). I waited 15 minutes at one point because there was simply no order. Some flight attendants were better than others but overall, they played favorites with certain groups.
Cons: Seats need more cushioning
Pros: Standard flight
Cons: My connecting flights were terrible. I was kept at the airport on a layover to another city and they wouldn't let me board because they said my passport number was entered wrong on the reservation. This made no sense as I had gotten off another flight on my way back home. No one at the airport in Shanghai was helpful and it was really frustrating to think that I would be stuck in China. I was finally able to track down a international supervisor who was able to print out my boarding passes and let me board my flight. Unfortunately, another family with small kids were dealing with the same issue as me only their flight was leaving in 30 mins. I hope they were able to make their flight.
Pros: the entertainment was okay
Cons: The seats provide very little space which is especially bad during such a long flight, the food options are really bad and limiting for those who don't eat red meat or don't eat meat at all, this is the only flight i've ever been on where i was asked to take out my headphones during take off and 30mins-1hr before landing, the aircraft itself is incredibly dated and left in disarray often.
Pros: Business class was comfy
Cons: Movie choices could be better
Cons: The food is horrible. Bring your own sandwiches. The flight attendants are very nice, but inexperienced. Our flight had to wait for the fate to clear and passengers got up and started taking their bags down while on an active taxi way. They were walking around while the plane was moving.
Pros: The crew is amazing.
Cons: The quality of the food could be better.
Cons: There was a metallic can opener in food Crew does not speak english Toilets really bad
Cons: It would be appreciated if the movie were more updated.
Pros: Seats are fairly spacious, crew is there when needed; plane is ok
Cons: Food was really terrible - soggy and greasy; very few beverage options New movies are not bew at all, bad options for a 15 hour flight
Pros: Left on time and arrived on time
Cons: Long lines at immigration and security. Crowded and uncomfortable lounge. Had to walk up the stairs to board the plane, which was parked far from the gate.
Pros: The price and availability was a plus. Food and drinks was too. No personal entertainment....short flight anyways. If leaving or arriving from HKG, you will be taking the shuttle on the Tarmack, so you maybe out in the weather for a few. Clean and friendly. Would fly again.
Cons: They rescheduled my return flight a few hours earlier, but offered no compensation....also it was about 30 minutes late. So what was the point in making the flight earlier?
Pros: the price
Cons: boarding process
Cons: transfer process in Shanghai choatic. Need to wait for staff to take me to transfer area. Airport staff in Shanghai rude.
Pros: Nothing special
Cons: Food was not so good. Chinese lady was sitting in the isle and no one in the middle, me at the window. She was so rude and didn’t care that I was sleeping. She was trying to lay down on both seats and kept waking me up with her best naked feet! 5 times I asked her to sit normally, nothing worked, she djs t understand, I guess this is normal in China. Rude and nasty! She was picking her nose then taking my bred from flight attendant to pass to me to be nice but why with your hands that just been up your nose!!!! And when she kept waking me up using both sets no one seemed to care!
Cons: After I missed my connecting flight because of delays in Bangkok, they wouldn't provide me with any food coupons while I wait 8 hours for my next flight. They offered a meal that they cooked in-house, but the wait to receive one was absurdly long and seemed rather dicey. This was confusing as they had provided me with a food coupon in Bangkok for the initial delay, so their customer service policy is rather confusing and comes down to how they feel in the moment. They really should have been more accommodating.
Pros: Nice cabin crew. Seats not as cramped and uncomfortable as US carriers. Bathrooms at larger so easier to maneuver especially for old and handicapped. Food average. Ample snacks and drink available in the kitchen for self serve during the long 14 hour flight.
Pros: Flight crew was amazing; very attentive, constantly ensuring that I had everything I needed. Plane was very clean and there was no smoking on this flight, unlike the flight over to China.
Cons: Ground crew needs work, the agent at check-in did not give us our boarding passes for the PVG-JFK flight and told me I could get it in Shanghai. Took almost 30 minutes just to get the boarding pass to wait another 30 minutes to go through passport control and another 20 minutes to go through security, we narrowly made our connection. In New York it took an hour and 15 minutes to get our bags... flew business class, our bags should have been towards the first half of the bags off the plane, our limo driver almost left because he had waited so long for us.
Pros: I like that it boarded on time and the crew were nice in giving us their vegetarian food seeing we failed to book it ahead of time.
Cons: It was a bit hot inside, their was not constant service, the entertainment has been the same for awhile no updated movies, tv show, games etc and the food was not all tasty, serving just pork and shrimp is poor.
Pros: Very comfortable seats, several meals served.
Cons: China eastern is the absolute worst airline I've ever flown. They constantly chnage your flight. Which causes people to miss connecting flights. There was a whole group of us that were hauled off to a hotel for the night which had the worst heat everrrr. It was freezing! We slept in several layers of clothes. It was their fault we missed our connections. Our flight coming home got delayed again. Crew is rude and rarely even smile. Their ability to help you or explain things is poor. The plane is beautiful and actually comfortable though and they do feed you. The food was not bad.
Pros: In flight entertainment system was good and had a nice selection.
Cons: Almost could not board my flight back home from Korea as China Eastern changed the departure time of my connection in Beijing by 20 min. After dealing with customer service for over an hour they let me board the flight I already paid for! Middle isle, middle seat at the back of the plane for 14 hours. 1st meal had a very fishy smell so many on the plane didn’t eat it. Someone was smoking in the bathroom too which added a nice smell to the cabin. 2nd meal was a bit better. My seat was pretty tight. (I am 6’2” 230 lbs) Every time I take China Eastern I think to myself never again, but every now and again I have no option. Customer service is almost non-existent if anything goes wrong. They are the only airline that I have issues with almost every booking.
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: All was good.
Cons: Contacting China eastern airlines customer service was very painful. Accent differences being the major contributor for the cause. China eastern website was giving errors out most of the times while we tried to make seat reservations. Ultimately, the seats we reserved online were not given to us for both of our return flights. Special meals ordered was also not provided to us, stating that we were supposed to reconfirm the meals selection once again during check-in time, which I something we have never done in the past with any of the airlines; I did that for my last flight and bingo - I got the special meals for that flight alone. Anyone asking for special meal - please note this point; it doesn't harm to reconfirm though it sounds like an unnecessary step. Shanghai airport has very limited options for vegetarians. Kimchi noodles, Kimchi cake and Bibimbap were the only good options if you are a vegan. Landing was not good: As the flight had to wait for the runway allocation due to early arrival, flight was going in circles near the airport area, climbing up and down; vomiting sensation!!
Pros: The staff were really nice!
Cons: I didn't like the uncomfortable seats :( it was a 14 hour flight and I was super uncomfortable! i couldn't even sleep. The food was decent and the staff were great. I also didn't like that it took us 2 hours to get off the plane after we arrived at JFK. I don't think it was the airline's fault though, there was another plane parked at our gate!
Cons: 唯一遗憾的是我们不得不在飞机上等待一个多小时，因为没有停机位。还好乘务员服务良好，减轻了我们的抱怨和焦虑。 以后还会选择东航。谢谢。
Pros: CE has B777 to/from JFK which are up to date and comfortable. The biz class is similar to all others, lie flat and more than enough entertainment. The flight attendants are fantastic, always willing to do what ever they can.
Cons: Often you must deplane/board from the tarmac on connecting flights in PVG. Of course only an issue during in climate weather or if you have difficulty with steps. They are building another terminal so hopefully in a year or so all flights can board form the terminal.
Cons: boarding at PVG is a mess, and the food is bad, eveb cinoarubf tge vri
Pros: Everything except the man in biusiness who kept getting up and ignoring the flight attendants
Cons: Nothing. To complain about
Pros: the flight staff and comfort was excellent.
Cons: You are not allowed to use the phone during the flight even with flight mode so it is quite disappointing.
Cons: Website doesn't work Customer service unreachable by phone Not able to check large baggage (musical keyboard) without prohibitive fee (1000 usd +)
Pros: China Eastern Airline Customer Service Is VERY BAD. Do not fly China EAstern Airline because it offers no customer service
Cons: It is my first time to take China Eastern Airline. My son and I had a round trip from New York to Zhengzhou (Connected at Shanghai). I had no problem for outbound trip from New York to Zhengzhou. But for inbound trip from Zhengzhou to New York, we missed the flight due to China Eastern Airline's very bad customer service. At the airport check in, we were told passport ID number did not match the Eastern Airline flight tickets passport ID number. The check in clerk let us to make changes at Eastern Airline counter. The guy from EA just changed my passport id but did not want to change my 7 years old son's ticket id. He was sitting there and did not care about anything. I told him we were going to miss the flight, he gave me a phone number 95530 to let me call EA in Shanghai. I called and EA in Shanghai said I should change at EA counter of the airport. Man, it's a nightmare. The guy updated my ID number on my ticket, but refuse to update my 7 year old son's ID number. So we had to reschedule to next day flight thru the China Eastern Airline USA. They charged $100! We finally got back to New York. They don't care we miss the flights and their customer Service Is VERY BAD
Pros: The flight was fine, the aircraft was relatively new.
Cons: I paid $ for assigned seats, and when I got to the airport, China Eastern told me they couldn't honor the seat assignment. My seat had been given away. Please don't offer assigned seats for $ if you can't honor the transaction.
Cons: We waited nearly two full hours for our bags to be delivered. And no explanation given--at least not that I heard. An agent was sent out after 90 minutes or so, but she gave no explanation, only that the bags were "coming." (She did apologize profusely.) I understand that things happen, but this was a black eye for the airline. Everything else was great.
Pros: Flight was extremely reasonably priced and the planes were new. The flights were on time and I felt like the take off and landings went quite smoothly.
Cons: The boarding process was a free for all - complete with pushing and shoving to get to the ticket checker. The food was abysmal and I got sick from it on the way to and from my destination - I would not recommend that ANYONE eat the food. The attendants were rude and did not have a grasp of English - lots of reaching over, using hand gestures instead of words. People were definitely smoking on the flight - at least three of the four flights I took and I'm not sure how the attendants didn't stop the smokers. These were also flights where there was a lot of uncovered coughing, hacking and uncovered sneezes in addition to unrelenting farting. Neighboring passengers did not practice personal space and constantly leaned over on myself and my friend.
Pros: China Eastern came in several hundred dollars less than the competition for our roundtrip international flights from NYC to Bangkok via Shanghai. Because of this, we were naturally a bit worried. China Eastern did not disappoint. Their check in process and boarding process is a bit lengthy; however, we boarded seamlessly and were able to be as comfortable as possible during our 15 hour flights. 3 meals were served in this time period, and a pillow and blanket and earphones were provided. There was never a long line for the toilets, and there was an ample selection of movies on the entertainment front. Overall, would use China Eastern again for our international travels to Asia.
Cons: Other patrons were pushy/pissy, but you cannot please everyone. Look at other reviews, for example :)
Pros: It flew
Cons: Flight departure time was wrong in Kayak and flight stood at Xi'an airport for 40 mins + arrived at the satellite terminal in HK which meant a bus. Long wait for bags too
Pros: For the price of the flight I believe this was an excellent airline to choose. I your on a budget this is great. Cant really complain~ 14-15 hr flight and food was good (you get 2 meals) and the crew was pretty nice. All of the seats have entertainment with many new movie releases to choose from as well as a variety of music and video games.
Pros: Managed to get a seat in a good spot which more legs soace
Cons: Chinese regulation forbid the use of any cell phone during the entire flight... even in flight mode!!! This is utterly frustrating and annoying, especially when the flight is 15 hours long!!! Also food was meat only, no possibility to get fish or vegetarian
Cons: I am a very frequent flyer. This is by far THE WORST company with THE WORST customer service. I'll skip the details of the flight itself. We are getting ready to sue this company in the United States for their outrageous behavior on our way back from Phuket. We bought 3 round trip tickets from New York to Phuket and back with an overlay in Shanghai. On our way back, at 2am, when all offices are closed, the China Eastern team refused to put us on our plane. They notified us that our tickets were canceled without a prior warning (no refund, by the way). They couldn't help us by, let's day, selling us the same tickets again, and they did not offer any other accommodations. The manager refused to share his supervisor's information and concealed his identity by turning over his badge. They only told us to call the hotline number on the reservation. The number did not work. As we didn't have anywhere to go at 2 am, we stood by the registration counter and kept asking how the company was going to help us get back home since we paid a lot of money and did not receive any prior notice or at least a refund. The manager called six security guards and ordered them to get us away from the counter. Because of the China Eastern despicable customer service, we ended up overpaying $3600 for 3 people, missing an important business meeting, and losing wages as a result of a missed day of work.
Pros: They changed my connecting flight for free! I had originally booked a long layover in Shanghai, and a few days beforehand changed my mind and wanted an earlier connection. They were very accommodating in changing my flight. Was actually shocked at how simple the process was. In addition, all the staff on the flight, a grueling 15-hour trip from Pudong to JFK, were polite and helpful the entire way.
Pros: Overall a very good flight for a very reasonable price
Cons: In two connecting flights I received meal 3 times, I ordered vegetarian meal, and all 3 times it was exactly the same. I am sure it has nothing to do with an airline but upon landing at JFK we were waiting inside the plane near the gate for 1 hour and 40 minutes before we were allowed to disembark. I am sure it was the airport's fault.
Pros: I bought this business class ticket because it was ~$300 cheaper and had a long layover in Shanghai allowing me to visit friends. Boarding process could have been more orderly, but normal chaos for an Asian flight. Seat itself was fine though certainly not the level of comfort you'd find in other airlines that I wouldn't consider to be luxury airlines. Think Delta vs. Emirates. On this spectrum, China Eastern keeps company with Southwest or Spirit except I don't think these airlines have upper cabins. The food was inedible; attendants did not come through with snacks in between and I basically subsisted on a beer diet and what snacks I Had in my carry-on from previous flights. All the movies had the English scrubbed which meant I could watch only if I wanted to watch a silent movie and read English subtitles as if it were the 20s. Cabin and crew were perfectly nice and I don't fault them for the airline's inadequacies.
Pros: Did not like much. The crew was not the friendlyess. There was a crying baby and a loud women sitting directly behind our seats. The crew did not seem to know how to handle the lady or the crying of the baby. The annoying sound made for an the most uncomfortable flight ever. The crew did nothing accommendate us for the noise. A better seat up front, headphones or something should have been offered with out request! Even an apology for the out of control environment! Me and my mate will never take China eastern ever again! And will advise others to do the same. There were plenty of seats available to be moved too... The food was the only decent thing on the plan. The bathrooms where a mess and again the crew was horrible except maybe one, but that doesn't make up for the other 5 or so members who where suppose to be helping out.
Pros: Flights were on time, quiet, and we were fed sufficiently. We purchased tickets separately, so requested to sit together when we checked in at the airport. They accommodated us to sit together for the first flight, but did not try for the second flight, which is mildly annoying. Leg space was great int he exit rows and pretty average in non-exit rows.
Cons: The airline lost my travel partner's luggage. Despite a 5 hour layover, her bag did not make it to our final destination with us. While I understand this happens, what was really frustrating was the airline's, and lost luggage department's ability to provide any information about where her bag was and when it would arrive. They were unresponsive for 3 days. They did not follow up, though we tried calling, no one answered nor returned our messages. We finally got information after returning to the airport in person, and they bag was delivered within 24 hours of that in-person follow up.
Pros: The plane left on time, arrived on time, the staff was friendly enough, the food was good - it was nothing extraordinary but it did the job
Cons: China Eastern Airlines is not made for tall people. I'm 6'2" and I was very cramped.
Pros: Air china has the worst service I have ever ran across and I have been traveling for years! The changed my flight a week before my flight out and rescheduled it to miss my connection flight with them. I spent multiple hours on the phone on hold waiting to talk to an agent and they did not pick up. I emailed them.... no response. Finally I went to the airport and the told me the best they could do was get me to my destination 3 days later or I could buy another ticket. Then they lost my bags on the way back. I doubt I will ever get my money back from them despite the fact I spent an additional $200 to get to where I was flying... avoid them if you can and if another air line is a few extra bucks more it my be cheaper in the long run
Pros: The lounge in Shanghai was second rate--bad wifi, mediocre food. The business class seat was very comfortable and it had a lot of shelves and places to put things.
Cons: The Chinese food and the Western food on our flight were both not very good. The cabin crew did not pay much attention to the needs of the passengers. They never asked about beverages. When I got up and went to the galley to ask for a cup of coffee after dinner they took my order but never brought the coffee.
Cons: Delayed an hour to board the flight, then delayed and sat on plane for hour and half before takeoff.
Pros: The attendance and crew are nice - they serve you food and drinks(rarely), they are really good at not bothering you.
Cons: 16 hour flight and they only serve you 2 meals? Actually it's ok becaus the food is uneatble anyway, gross meat, and the Chinese 'salad' is suspicious. Both meals came with butter, however there are no bread/rolls for ya - they're just there to troll you.
Cons: The ticketing staff in Shanghai were very unhelpful in providing any courteous upgrade or voucher for our delayed flight and poor hotel accommodations. They also failed to inform the plane staff of my vegetarian request. The plane staff tried to accommodate by offering their own meals to me, or side dishes from the meat meals.
Cons: Poor entertainment options. A 14-hour flight with limited movie choices and inability to use some electronics is not fun.
Pros: Some of the crew were nice
Cons: There was a smell of someone smoking 3 times during the flight. Several times, I would ask for something (for example salt), a crew member would say...I'll bring it right over...and then disappear, not even coming over to say whether they have it or not. The flight was uncomfortable, mainly due to the toddler sitting next to me who was extremely loud and kicking everyone's seats around her. When asked to move, the flight attendant did look if there were seats available but said everyone's free seats next to them had been occupied because people were asleep, stretched out on them. When asked if there were maybe seats in the business class, the attendant wouldn't even hear of it, claiming that that is not area and thus she won't even check. Lastly, the food on China Eastern airlines always leaves me feeling a bit off. Freshness is just not their forte. But what can I say, their flights ARE cheap, so you get what you pay for. All in all, a mediocre experience, at best.
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