Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chengdu to London
Most visitors from Chengdu need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter London.
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Visitors from Chengdu will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering London.
Visitors from Chengdu must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to London: most visitors from Chengdu may enter London but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
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Managed quarantine package for Scotland
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COVID-19 testing package
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Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 23h 15m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Ethiopian Air (£488) and Multiple Airlines (£522), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Thai Airways (£677) and Multiple Airlines (£2,461).
From Chengdu to London, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from London back to Chengdu , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Chengdu you will be using Chengdu, often referred to as Chengdu Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: London Stansted, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow or London Luton.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Allow passengers to select their seats when paying for a ticket."
Cons: "The seat was too old for flight service and should be replaced soon as possible and the crew serviced like a robot especially for men. This is my first time for eco class."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Terrible business class seats that are 10-15 years old. Have to take a bus to the gate in Bangkok. It’s 2019. We should have lie flat seats, not angled."
Pros: "The B787 between Taipei and Bangkok was very comfortable. Really amazing how much less unpleasant it is to be in that plane compared to others. Crew was fine."
Cons: "No vegetarian food, only ground up piggies between Taipei and Bangkok. It was a bit weird that the flight was in 'night mode' in the middle of the afternoon (leaving TPE at 2pm)."
Pros: "Check in is easy. Everything went smoothly. Food is like a roll stuffed with chicken and sauce. Really good actually. Kinda like a mini chicken bake from Costco They also have arcade games and a remote"
Pros: "Food was good. Wine was better."
Cons: "Couldn't get an aerobridge slot at BKK. Odd for the national carrier. Not great with bags, going down stairs, having to take a bus to the terminal."
Pros: "- The check in and seating went smoothly. The sign w/ designated boarding seat numbers worked well. - Crew were helpful and professional."
Cons: "- Entertainment system may need to be upgraded. - Food was a hit and miss. Perhaps, providing more fruit rather than cake or pudding may help improve the experience."
Cons: "Passengers in front were very loud for a night flight and drinking, air crew didn't tell them to be quiet."
Pros: "Food & entertainment are okay like the usual."
Cons: "Crew were unusually very unpleasant & rude on this particular flight considering their airlines & the country are considered the land of smiles. They should've been more pleasing since the flight has been delayed for an hour due to some technical issues in the landing gear."
Cons: "Todo muy bien todos amables buena comida salio a tiempo"
Pros: "2 empty seats next to me"
Cons: "Food was disappointing being vegetarian Flight was hot then cold then hot then cold Quite cramped when people put the seats back and couldn’t eat food easily Delayed on takeoff"
Pros: "Good friendly staff. Good flights"
Cons: "Food wasn’t good. Movies selection is not good."
Pros: "Superb service, nice plane, confortable seats (business)"
Pros: "Courteous and professional stadd"
Cons: "Some hurry up but not overly so"
Pros: "The dedicated check in area that led to its own screening and immigration"
Cons: "Food service was a little slow, not a good selection of movies"
Pros: "Boarding and food was ok, staff friendly"
Cons: "Poor communication about delay, old entertainment system"
Cons: "Bus gate on arrival"
Pros: "Value Friendly staff Cleanliness of plane"
Pros: "Airlines service and cabin crew services."
Cons: "The gate was the furthest one and boarding was delayed more than 30 minutes"
Pros: "For such a short 1 hour flight, they managed to feed an A330 plane load of people - pretty impressive feat considering that US carriers don’t even bother to give complimentary hot food on a cross country flight. The color scheme didn’t hurt either. The FA’s were very accommodating and so pleasant."
Cons: "Customer service was great !"
Cons: "Worn out old 777. The seat cushion could’ve been made of wood!! Not good for a 12 hour flight!!!"
Pros: "Service and entertainment"
Cons: "Not so satisfied with food"
Cons: "Air Canada cancelled the original flight and rescheduled it for one day later. This was an obvious problem since it affected other travel plans. Air Canada customer service was very poor. First agent was unhelpful, second agent better. Overall it was a pain to finally get another flight for the original day."
Cons: "My flight was from Thailand (BKK) to Japan (Narita) for the first leg on Thai Airways was fine."
Cons: "No snacks or drinks offered between meals."
Pros: "Crew very unhelpful"
Cons: "CREW NO GOOD"
Pros: "Great carrier flown with all the others thai airways best!"
Cons: "Had to ask for blanket not on seat ready for use."
Cons: "no headphones or media available."
Cons: "3 hour delay made it difficult to be thrilled about anything"
Cons: "I was charged by Kayak and Thai airlines for the same ticket. Kayak charged me $286 and Thai airlines charged me $276. I will call Kayak when I get back home to the U.S. and fix this extra charge from Thai airlines."
Pros: "Comfort seat"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats in business class. Window seat passenger cannot get out without aisle Seat passenger being disturbed Food below par."
Cons: "film choices, old or irrelevant or American."
Pros: "Good friendly staff"
Pros: "Whole package very good"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "old 747, seats not very comfortable"
Pros: "I love the Japanese style food as well."
Cons: "Food quality"
Cons: "My sister died and I wanted to change the date of my ticket and Thai would not cooperate at all, on the other hand Delta changes all my tickets so I could return to the states with no additional fees. Thai said economy call was full on my requested change date but they had Business Class tickets available, and I ask if I could apply the cost of my economy ticket amount to the Business Class ticket and they said no, that I could only purchase a new Business Class ticket. Real accommodating when you have an emergency."
Pros: "Cabin crew"
Pros: "A380 is a comfortable plane but Thai Airways setup not as nice as Qatar. Boarding was swift, the crew was polite enough."
Cons: "It was a night flight but I wish water was served often."
Pros: "Seating legroom Food Drinks Service Attention to detail Entertainment choices On time Check in to boarding perfect Disembarking to baggage collection faultless..."
Cons: "Having our holiday end!!"
Pros: "Very nice crew. Clean seats and floor. Infotainment system is use and good to use."
Cons: "Seats were bad for the back, I had a sciatica flair up."
Pros: "A pleasant on time flight in a very nice Airbus 380. Business class was very comfortable with prompt, kind flight attendents. The lounge in Hong Kong is well appointed. An overall great experience."
Cons: "Small electronics, like tablets are not allowed on take off. The inflight entertainment is also locked out during take off for quite a long time."
Cons: "Entertainment system was not working on all seats"
Pros: "Crew were very good."
Cons: "No vegan food available."
Cons: "The conditions were very cramped. The entertainment system was quite old and had very little selection. My entertainment system actually stopped working all together. I called for assistance from my seat a couple of times, but nobody came."
Cons: "2 hours delays from LAX to CDG then additional two hours delay from CDG to CAI, this is disappointing"
Pros: "Crew memebers"
Cons: "First class bathroom could have been cleaner and wider - very narrow, hard to maneuver"
Cons: "They made me check my carryon rolly which is allowed on every other plane in the world, which meant going all the way back into a chaos of hundreds of people to check in. Because I had a connecting flight to New York in London, the check in caused many problems...and everything inside soaking wet"
Pros: "It was very comfortable and pleasant."
Cons: "Could be a little better the service, the dinner was late"
Cons: "This was one of the worst flights I’ve been on. Both planes were downright filthy. The flight from Dallas to Barcelona had several broken toilets. Flight from Paris to Barcelona boarded and once everyone was on board, they told us that we would be sitting there for 2 hours before leaving."
Pros: "Crew was ok and servicial"
Cons: "Food and reception at door of boarding"
Pros: "The whole crew is so kind"
Cons: "Delta made my whole first flying experience the best."
Pros: "The schedule and timing"
Cons: "The airport, some of the crew, the aircraft seats, the entertainment system"
Cons: "Plane is old and entertainment facilities are no longer appropriate"
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "Overhead luggage storage jammed with luggage belonging to someone who was sitting far behind my seat."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and the food could be better"
Cons: "Everything very good"
Pros: "Crew was awesome!!"
Cons: "I paid extra for the seat, but there was a metal box under the seat in front of me that curtailed my ability to stow my carry bag, and my leg room. I am very diappointed that I paid above the normal seat charge as if there was a premium to this seat, but in reality it was a sb par seat."
Pros: "Nice staff. Flight on time."
Cons: "Bus to plane. Long walk to terminal upon arrival. Long Liong customs line?!!??"
Pros: "The airplane"
Pros: "Staff and services all very good definitely"
Cons: "Everything was brilliant"
Pros: "On time, staff was nice."
Cons: "Not many options and not even a glass of champagne. That’s a minimal requirement. No sparkling water. Just very limited"
Pros: "The crew were polite and friendly"
Cons: "Everything was incredibly poor. Flight was delayed, entertainment was outdated and the airport staff were rude."
Pros: "Just a routine flight but done with perfect execution."
Pros: "Good selection of movies"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "That I was able to sleep a bit on the flight - and that we gained an hour."
Cons: "It left at 6 am. Which means we had a wake up call from the airport hotel at 3:30 am to stand in line with hundreds of others. The Air France app on my phone didn't let me pre- check in."
Pros: "Very quiet"
Cons: "We were in the last few rows on a turbulent route. The yaw damper constantly overcorrected, resulting in lots of side to side motion for the passengers"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Hard seats Boarding was 35 min delayed"
Pros: "Fast and efficient boarding and friendly and efficient staff. Landed 15min ahead of schedule."
Pros: "Haven't flow with Air France for some time now and definitely noticed a lowering of standards"
Cons: "The gate changed 3 times and the terminal was very crowded. The staff seemed disinterested and distracted. The quality of the food has dropped dramatically."
Pros: ". Budget airline with no legroom or extras"
Cons: "See above. Nothing specific to like."
Cons: "Plane left more than 40 minutes late with no explanation or apology."
Cons: "They were unfreindly and rude."
Pros: "Arriving safely."
Cons: "We didn't get boarding passes for the second flight at EDI so we had to exit the secure area, get boarding passes, and go through security a second time for the same trip."
Cons: "The flight was late, real late."
Cons: "The company simply lets passengers board a fulled booked flight with far too much luggage. Result, take off 20 minutes late because there was not enough room for luggage in the overhead compartments. I was flying with just a small backpack that went under the seat"
Cons: "Initially the flight from Lima was delayed for almost 1:30 and then we lost this connection then Airfrance rebooking to SAS they tell us to take all our luggage’s and check in again it’s was awful and really bad from then walk and spend time we suppose to be quite at home ... the worst was in SAS have ano system and for 1.5 kilos extras you might pay 33€ so after long day and wait, running everywhere with all my staff I see to eat a 11€ menu at the airport with not more explanation from Airfrance .. really bad and worst services.."
Pros: "Love the flight attendant, loads of food couldn’t take it anymore. Professionalism at its peak."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and professional, fresh croissant and hot chocolate on my short flight. As many airlines charge now for any and all food items it was nice to again experience fast and efficient food and beverage service without the tedious hassle of ordering and paying. I’d gladly fly Air France again. First time, but likely not the last."
Cons: "Like all airlines , the seats could use a few more inches of space, even two would be nice."
Pros: "Flight was only 50% full. Room to spread out."
Cons: "Leg room cramp. Flight arrived late as a result missed connection home."
Pros: "General air of professionalism is reassuring"
Cons: "Food, crew appear rushed"
Cons: "Disappointed to get delayed due to control tower issues at CdG. Landed more than 30 mins late in London"
Pros: "All crew I interacted with was great, friendly, and helpful."
Cons: "Flight was late. Boarding very slow. Entertainment was ok by today's standards. Each seat had a display, but movie selection was not great. For a French airline I was looking forward to breakfast -- maybe some nice pastries or at least a decent croissant with jam. None such. It was disappointing. Meals were not impressive either, but the complimentary wine was good."
Pros: "Airplane staff were good"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Not enough food"
Pros: "Flight arrived safely."
Cons: "Air France offered no help rebooking missed connection at JFK due to delay of more than 2 hours in arrival."
Pros: "The service provided by Jet and Air France was excellent. The wheelchair service did help very much"
Pros: "I like that they still feed you and provide alcohol for free, even on a 40 min flight (unlike BA)."
Cons: "At one point during the flight I took a video out of my window with my camera, a member of the cabin crew barked at me in French. In bewilderment I asked her in English to repeat herself and she sarcastically repeated what she had said, in French, I asked for her to speak in English (which she had done to me previously on this Paris to London flight) yet again she scolded me in French. I was left absolutely none the wiser and it left a bad taste in my mouth."
Pros: "The fast boarding."
Cons: "The long wait without the air conditioning until our slot in the takeoff list became available."
Pros: "Excellent sleeper seat in business class. Good food. Good service. On time departure and on time arrival."
Cons: "no suggestions"
Pros: "Pilot kept us well informed."
Cons: "Even though ground service was servicing the front of the plane, they were unable to service the rear of the aircraft for another hour. Don’t they know that every plane has a front AND a back. When we arrived at RDU, AA did not have someone available for nearly 20 min to get someone to us deplane"
Pros: "Never flew with China Southern before. Really excellent service."
Cons: "Need sweeteners for beverages besides sugar."
Cons: "Flight attendants allow passengers to use their phones during the flight to play games and watch movies without headphones at very loud volume levels"
Pros: "Excellent caring crew."
Cons: "Limited entertainment selection"
Pros: "Seat space"
Cons: "Flight was 1 1/2 hours late and China Southern had shortened the connection time in Guanzough, China to Kuala Lumpur. In spite of me asking the crew to contact China Southern in Guanzough, no assistance was given. 'Service' by China Southern in Guanzough was NON-EXISTENT! We missed our flight to Kual Lumpur --where we had a driver waiting, a hotel for 2 nights, and a tour the next day. We lost ALL of those and did not arrive in Kuala Lumpur until 2PM the next day. Timing was CRITICAL that we be in Kuala Lumpur the night before per the schedule. China Southern served no beer or liquor on their international flight --only cheap wine in the smallest plastic glasses I have ever seen."
Cons: "They’re the worst airline I’ve ever flown with."
Pros: "Everything from take off to landing was great. I ordered special meal and it came with no problem The flight crew was great, very attentive. Beds in business class were fine ."
Cons: "All was great."
Pros: "I slept the entire flight so I considered this flight a success!"
Cons: "I packed snacks to eat on the flight because I had flown with this airline twice before and they had terrible food so I wanted to be better prepared."
Cons: "First and Business not VIP immigration or luggage!?! Multiple crying babies with toddlers running the isles all night with no parental control or Flight attendant(s) intervention, even after being asked by multiple passengers. Woooh... movie/IFE selection drastically cut back! why? Food, worst in 7yrs. Guangzhou layover, lounge(s) not prepared, minimal pre packaged snacks no hot food, showers not working or rather not cleaned from night before would take "hours" for them to be cleaned and available. Will probably be last flight with Southern China, has dropped considerably and is no longer a "worthy" airline."
Pros: "Amazon A380 flight, great service by the flight attendants."
Cons: "Unable to check in online."
Pros: "The aircraft was new and very well kept. The crew was very attentive and highly professional. Will fly them again!"
Cons: "Boarding process was chaotic on all flights. The Premium passenger was supposed to be separated and was not."
Pros: "Everything went well except for my comments to the right."
Cons: "Check in in person . The lady that issues boarding passes. She never smiled and I was scared to ask her anything. She sure did not volunteer any info concerning our flight from Chengdu to LAX via CAN. Never asked if we preferred isle or window seats. I remember her and will avoid her next time."
Pros: "Was transferred to Thai Air as the plane was over sold."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient. Airport staff were friendly enough. Ticket price was cheap."
Cons: "Airline website for check-in was a huge challenge... not as easy or convenient to use at all. Cabin crew really could care less about service. Typical Chinese hospitality, if you know what I mean. But honestly, if you’re looking to save a few dollars and don’t mind lack of technological convenience or service Inflight, and your expectations aren’t that high, China Southern does the job."
Pros: "On time departure and variety of foods to choose from during the flight. Staff was very accommodating of requests and did their best to provide excellent service."
Pros: "Friendly staff , realitively clean"
Cons: "We could not check on line"
Pros: "Overall everything was nerdy pleasant. I have nothing to complain about."
Pros: "I thought that the trip was fast and everyone was efficient.I"
Cons: "I expected that I would have the priviledge to check in 2 bags but was informed that I had to pay 400+rmb extra last minute to include my 2nd bag. The zipper on my suitcase had been opened by someone and now will not properly close after I retrieved my bag when I arrived in Incheon International airport in South Korea. I hope that I will not have problems with my suitcase when I complete the last 2 parts of my trip back to the U.S. from Korea"
Cons: "Plane delayed due to weather conditions. This seemed unnecessary as when we did fly the weather was fine. Meant I missed a connection and was put up in a three star hotel for 24 hours. Also had delay and the previous flight. Unimpressed."
Pros: "They got me to my destination safely."
Cons: "First flight was delayed three hours without explanation or information (just had to sit there and wait for them to call us the whole time). Second flight was delayed about an hour. Crew on second flight was not friendly."
Pros: "One member of cabin staff made me a cup of black coffee."
Cons: "Massive Delays due to storms. Very real possibility of missed connections. Infrequent updates. Boarded us in Guangzhou and left us on the plane for about 4 hours before even taxiing. Dreadful coffee."
Pros: "Itinerary is everything and we could not have gotten better direct flights, especially for the price. (They discount child fares too). The 319's don't have individual movies but they played a nice kids movie on the overhead screens which was a pleasant surprise. And even though the flight was delayed I can't be too upset because they upgraded our family of 7 to economy plus ahead of time without me even asking (We risked not paying for seat selection and it worked out great!). Bags checked all the way through and no complications on any of our 4 international flights, that's good service!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed two hours from CAN to RGN and we had to take a bus to our airplane. The A1-A5 gate area is bare bones for waiting but they handed out snacks and water to try to help."
Pros: "The flight itself was uneventful. It was almost empty so I had an entire row to myself and I could stretch out and sleep."
Cons: "The 16 hour delay was horrendous. China Southern knew this flight was going to be delayed more than 12 hours before the scheduled departure. Yet, they did nothing to prepare for it. They began looking for hotel rooms after the departure time had passed. I was in the last batch taken to a hotel where I had a choice of sleeping on the tile conference room floor or sharing a room with a stranger. At least I got my own bed. Others had to share a bed with a stranger. There was no prior thought given to prepare for the situation, no meal vouchers offered, and the level of rudeness displayed by the airline staff was beyond comprehension. Delays happen. They are part of modern air travel. But, in many years of international travel, I have never before seen a delay mismanaged so completely.. Then to top it off, bags were left in NY."
Pros: "The weather inside was comfortable, seats are little hard and to sit for so many hours. Specially for those that sat in the middle of two little overweight passengers. My seat was OK but uncomfortable. I had use Eva Air in the economy class and the seats are much better."
Pros: "on time departure and arrival"
Cons: "unappetizing meals"
Pros: "The flight was on time. Food on flight was normal. It was a full meal."
Pros: "Slept like a rock."
Cons: "Not much entertainment."
Pros: "Good service, very pleasant cabin crew and a very smooth 787 flight. Good food."
Cons: "For a modern plane the seats are very hard on an eleven hour flight Having flown China Southern before on this route I brought along a memory foam seat squab this time! Very impressive is the transit hotel accommodation provided free for transits over eight hours."
Pros: "everything else"
Cons: "flight was delayed"
Pros: "comfortable seat in economy comfort section friendly crew"
Cons: "We left late and arrived late and waited a long time to disembark, down the stairs, and into an extremely crowded (standing room only) bus that must have driven us for 10 minutes or more before we reached the terminal. Fortunately I had one of the small number of seats on the bus but I felt very sorry for all the people who had to stand."
Cons: "I wasn't allowed onto my flight home because I missed my flight from Guangzhou to Seoul. Ridiculous that it was "for security reasons," but I could pay more money (cost of an entirely different flight) to bypass the protocols. I ended up getting a ticket from United that cost less than what China Southern was asking me to pay to get onto the flight that I had already paid for... My takeaway from this is use websites like these to find airlines that are offering cheap flights and then just go to them directly to buy the tickets. Easier to deal with flight changes that way."
Pros: "Punctual departure, early arrival. Cabin crew was very attentive. Plenty of drinks to keep hydrated. Lots of movie and entertainment choices."
Cons: "Seat cushioning was worn out...not so comfortable for a long flight. Limited leg room. Unless you were seated at the beginning rows of the food service, there was only one food choice left. Also ran out of snacks for the back rows."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and most spoke some English. They offered drinks throughout the flight and were courteous. Personal TVs were nice."
Cons: "Take off was late. Could not use my cell phone the entire flight even if it was on airplane mode. Absolutely ridiculous as I've never had another airline do this. Why can I use an iPad but not an iPhone? The meal could've been much better. Maybe some other, better snacks instead?"
Pros: "I was traveling business, the crew were so helpful, it's 1 to 1 individual service. The seats were so comfortable and lots of room. Food is fantastic, lounge is very good, good food and drinks. Their price is quite reasonable, makes this trip worth every cent of it! Love it and I will travel with them in future."
Cons: "poor service.i had a fever and they did not provide me with a simple medication like asprin"
Cons: "poor service.i had a fever and they did not provide me with a simple medication like asprin"
Pros: "The flight attendents were helpful when a few of us passengers required different seats due to varying circumstances. Even I had changed my seat once because two seats became available next to me and the seat I was in was quite crowded because of a very large passenger next to me. So I switched my seat. Later, the flight attendent asked me to go back to my original seat because they wanted to give those two seats to someone else who was also having an issue. Even though I didn't want to, the flight attendant was very kind and patient and considerate. It ended up being fixed well to the satisfaction of all passengers by a bit more switching around, and all were accomodated."
Cons: "same as above"
Pros: "The price was good and the layover hotel arrangement was very nice. The flights themselves were not very pleasant. The flight attendants were rude, food was mediocre, the wines were bad."
Cons: "The bathrooms, food, flight attendants service and attitude towards passengers was bad."
Pros: "Business class seating"
Cons: "Boarding, food, poor english"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and the boarding process was efficient."
Cons: "The food was mediocre. There could have been a better variety of in-flight entertainment (fewer comic book movies)."
Pros: "Arrived on time ."
Cons: "No western food selection"
Cons: "On Sep 14th, I paid on your websites with the confirmation of three airline tickets from Chengdu China to Los Angeles. All the information I provide for each passengers are correct. However, due to the fact that you missed up three of the passengers information, they couldn't check in yesterday. The whole fight to LA was missed. As a result, we had to pay very high price to buy new tickets for the next available fight in order to complete the trip. I'v made four phone calls with your agent, with all records made. 1) The 1st agent confirmed that the information I provided were all correct for each passengers. So she believed there was nothing wrong and did nothing to help. 2) The 2nd agent realized the information were mixed up. But it was too late to let them check in. 3) The 3rd agent confirmed that the issue were caused by your system. He said only the supervisor could deal with this matter. He gave me a number which is not valid. 4) Finally, the 4th agent said you would contact me. No response by now. Still waiting for the response. Very disappointed after all."
Cons: "I did not have a complete ticket until approximately 24-hours before departure and only after I called Airfare.com literally for weeks, and then finally told them I wanted to cancel. Then all legs of the trip were suddenly booked, but seats were not confirmed. I was charged a $450 cancellation fee despite the fact that they did not do their job because I was unable to trust anything they were doing, and subsequently booked my flight direct through Delta. Please keep in mind I purchased the ticket on July 3, 2016 and Airfare.com was unable to provide me a complete ticket until the night of August 16, 2016 with a August 17, 2016 departure date to China! I can honestly say this was the worst travel booking experience I've ever had."
Pros: "Was prepared for the worst and was actually a good airline."
Cons: "Chicken in our meal had gone bad. Crew very apologetic. Then the plane was terribly hot and crew kept making excuses and the problem was never resolved. Faucet in the bathroom sprayed everywhere. One of the worst flights I've ever taken but not so off the mark for Chinese carriers"
Pros: "We got scammed out of the tickets from Justfly.com and Ethiopian Airlines turned us away without looking at our tickets. I am upset. Now I have to get more Covid Testing done and that will cost approx. $700 and new plane tickets. JustFly.com's customer service is misleading and deceiving. And they blocked my number."
Cons: "Background check your booking agencies and their agents."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Serve Warm food"
Pros: "I like that it’s a direct flight from Newark to Lomé I like that it’s cheaper than over airlines I like that it’s a late flight: it allows out of state passengers to catch the flight without having to stay overnight in NY"
Cons: "Some crew members are unfriendly The toilets are always smelly and dirty. The floor stick with pee. Pee all over the toilets seats. Unsanitary especially when you are traveling with a child or an elderly. The TVs touch screens do not work The volume of the crew is too high"
Pros: "The crew members were very accommodating and friendly. They do a wonderful job. When I told them that the power was not working in my seat and that I needed it for my CPAP (I call it my anti-snoring device), they arranged for me to move to another seat where the power worked for the CPAP. When the power did not work in the new seat for my laptop, they offered to let me charge it in a more powerful outlet near the galley."
Cons: "The power didn't work for my laptop. It did work for my CPAP device. Some of the seat control buttons were out of order."
Cons: "Better seat"
Pros: "Crew were very good. Comfortable flight."
Cons: "Choice of movies could be much better."
Pros: "Seat was very comfortable and the air stewards were good"
Cons: "The entertainment system not working correctly and the food was poor"
Pros: "The landing was smooth and so was the whole flight! Loved it"
Cons: "Food. I ended up throwing up shortly after eating"
Pros: "Punctuality in Punctuality"
Cons: "Everything's is ok"
Pros: "Excellent crew, approachable and helpful. Seat was comfortable with legroom and headrest at the right height"
Cons: "Better selection of videos"
Pros: "Crew was so nice and very helpful"
Cons: "Timing, delayed by 20 minutes"
Pros: "Very conformable and quiet."
Cons: "Nothing very nice flight."
Pros: "The crew were ok but took ages to help you"
Cons: "faster service in the plane"
Pros: "Good selection on inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Lack of food choices."
Pros: "Excellent service and on time performance."
Pros: "Very average experience."
Cons: "Very average experience."
Pros: "I liked they’re fury free in flight shopping, very nice affordable pieces of jewelry and perfumes"
Cons: "They weighed my carryon! I haven’t seen any other airline do that before. I flew with them 3 times this year, 13 hour each flight and the entertainment was not the best. They didn’t have enough current movies or tv shows. The food was bland. Coffee cups were plastic and it burnt my finger."
Cons: "The delay was too much"
Pros: "They are nice and friendly"
Cons: "Toilets should be cleaned often"
Pros: "I was a bit hesitant to fly Ethiopian Air for such a long flight (Dublin to LAX) however it turned out to be the best leg of multi-segment trip (all other flights were Aer Lingus or Delta and Ethiopian Air was far superior to both of those carriers). Flight attendants were friendly, the physical space was comfortable and spacious, the food was plentiful and delicious. Movies offered were relatively new and the IFE worked well. This flight is a continuation from Addis Ababa to LAX so when we boraded in Dublin most people were already onboard. It was a bit difficult to find space in the overhead bins but with a little rearranging of smaller packages by other passengers, we were able to fit our carry-ons in the overhead bin near our seats."
Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "Always delaying, catastrophic food."
Pros: "Everything was to my satisfaction."
Cons: "Plane didn’t hold, even though I would have made it if they waited 10 minutes, and surely they knew I was coming from a delayed flight caused by Ethiopian and left anyways. Now have to take 3 extra flights and will miss a train at my final destination."
Pros: "I received flying miles for this flight, well actually I really tried to find something positive to say"
Cons: "spent 19+ hrs in the airport in Addis Abeba, when I was supposed to be transferred to a hotel, needless to say, the airport at night is not the best place a woman would like to spend her time."
Pros: "The customer service from crew members"
Cons: "The snacks"
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn't working properly. I requested Asian Vegetarian Meal and they gave me regular Vegetarian Meal."
Pros: "Check-in staff at desk ,claiming not working for Ethiopian Airlines only providing service to Ethiopian Airlines therefore unable to in depth questions."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Good not that great - a suggestion - why not something like fresh bread (sandwiches) with cheese and tomato on it - bread often not so fresh"
Pros: "This was an A-350 and the plane was very nice. Better entertainment system than the 777. The flight was smooth and the food was good."
Cons: "It took quite a while before the first service. It would be nice to have a drink service sooner."
Pros: "Food was pretty good. Flight attendants were very nice, however they didn’t do too much on a screaming baby that wouldn’t shut up the entire flight."
Cons: "Late take off from Newark led to us almost missing our connections to Johannesburg. We were moving like sheep herded to buses. Seemed very unorganized. The inflight entertainment was very basic compared to other star alliance flights in the states. Can’t understand the pilots very well when they spoke English. P"
Cons: "Rude Staff"
Cons: "Food horrible. Poor infrequent service, cramped seating, poor movie selection"
Pros: "Am very impressed with the service, and punctuality. The crew are friendly, helpful and respectful. I love the airline operating timeline of leaving Nigeria and getting to US same day. Also the fare is very reasonable. Advertise more, let people know u Pls enhance and expand ur Advertisment among nigerians. Am already spreading d good news among our friends and colleagues. Ethiopian Airline is d way to go"
Cons: "It took too long for d luggages to come out. Pls improve on it"
Pros: "food and beer were fine"
Cons: "4 flights ,4 delays. poor customer service . every thing is very slow ."
Pros: "evry thing"
Cons: "no thing"
Pros: "The food was terrible but it was somewhat editable. It could have just been because I was so hungry I could eat anything too."
Cons: "The staff was rude, the boarding was a mess, the cabin was at least a little cooler than previous flight but still very uncomfortable, the amount of announcements was absolutely absurd!!! It was almost an announcement every 15 minutes. And the plane played music (terrible music) for 45 min extremely loud after taking off AND and hour before landing. It was so awful and so loud you couldn't even hear your own entertainment playing from your own headsets. I understand music while boarding and de-planing but there is absolutely no reason to have that playing that long after take off and hat soon before landing."
Pros: "Great prices, and helpful staff"
Cons: "The food was mediocre, almost poor."
Pros: "Good food and drinks"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "Crew was not friendly and seemed to ignore my requests. Seat was not comfortable. Food was okay."
Pros: "I liked the interaction of the cabin crew with the passengers. They were helpful and responsive."
Cons: "I was disappointed with the limited entertainment options on board."
Cons: "Seats were so uncomfortable, like three airline doesn't care about comfort. The food, which is usually decent, was also below par."
Pros: "The food. And the on board entertainment. Staff was also nice but a little bit sloppy and slow."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. No information was given on this. Also,Addis adaba is not a tier 1 Airport. I'd rather pay the same. Money to go through Qatar or dubai."
Pros: "Service & Staff"
Cons: "Toilets always get messy because there are many people flying for the first time and some using a public toilet (or even flush toilet) for first time ever. They need instructions in the bathroom for how to use the toilet, how to keep it clean, how to dispose of trash, how to flush toilet paper, etc. If fly all over the world, but every time I fly from Africa it's the same mess, regardless of airline. Simple instructions would help - they cannot assume all of their clients have used flush toilets when over 80% of Africans do not have them."
Pros: "New 350 was a fantastic plane and the seats were excellent. Bags arrived within 15 minutes"
Cons: "nothing negative at all"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable & some of the cabin crew were courteous"
Cons: "Flight delayed due to confusion at boarding gate, unprepared airport staff, wrong info on monitors. Again lack of food, forced to take whatever food they give you or you're told sorry, how can one side serve only fish while the other side chicken??? Vegetarians doomed as they don't get anything & are left without food! Major improvement required in food choices & availability! Our row of seats did not have volume on the tv monitors hence could not use!"
Pros: "Boarding was quick, airport staff doing a great job, cabin crew friendly, entertainment just okay."
Cons: "Poor variety of food, it's either take it or leave it! Make sure to order your food while booking or get ready to suffer!"
Pros: "Entertainment options were good and they fed you several times"
Cons: "-changed flight schedule several times after booking ticket -3/4 segments were delayed causing me to miss connections - staff unaware of procedures -several mechanical problems with plane -still do not have bags after 7 days -no compensation provided for inconvenience -poor customer service"
Cons: "Customer service was horrible. Cancelled a trip within 24 hours of booking but put me through hours of waiting on the phone for assistance and still charged a 300 dollar fee. Our ticket was somehow suspended BY THEM so we had to call an office in a different country to unsuspeND then we were able to cancel. No help at all and kept dodging responsibility and forwarding the problem to other offices. Would book a different airline to avoid unneeded stress."
Pros: "Good customer service on time flight"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and most good English"
Cons: "The food could have been better and there could have been a better selection of movies."
Cons: "Flight attendant coughing into hand while handling drinks cart. Flight attendant wearing face mask would be less threatening to health of passengers"
Pros: "This was my first time flying with China Eastern and I was very impressed. The plane was clean and comfortable. The crew was nice and it was overall a great experience. I would fly them again and recommend them to others."
Cons: "no indication of which terminal to check in, flight was delayed, both cabin and ground crew (and chengdu airport staff) hardly spoke English."
Cons: "There was cigarette smoke in the aircraft."
Cons: "So hot on the plane and cramped."
Cons: "More entertainment choices in music. Easy access to wifi"
Pros: "Amazing crew for such a long flight. Nice to get fed too."
Cons: "On line check in could have been simpler"
Pros: "Crews are good. The seat has more room for leg."
Pros: "Loads of space. Super crew,"
Cons: "Nothing. It was perfect."
Pros: "The only positive thing to say is that the flight was on time."
Cons: "* Failure at communication: At check-in we were told that they cannot route the luggage to the final destination (Shanghai). We will have to fetch the luggage from the luggage belt and check it in again at Chengdu airport from scratch. Also it was not possible to get the boarding pass for this flight online and select seats. This was brand new information for us. Nor China Southern, nor KLM nor Kayak did inform us about this at anytime. This never happened to us and if we knew in advance we would not have booked this connection (one in Amsterdam and one in Chengdu). Passengers need to be informed about this! Some people mentioned this is Chinese state policy, still not sure about this though. * Horrible transfer experience: In summary we were on ourselves, information was absent or just plain wrong by the ground staff at Chengdu airport. Which resultet in us queuing in 3 different lanes. Even in the first lane we queued, following official signs for transfer, the first staff told us we can queue here but then the lady at the counter (after 30min queueing) told us to go somewhere else instead. We had to wait in the rain to take a shuttle bus to another terminal. There we then queued at a China Southern counter, but it turned out to be incompatible with our ticket (booked with China Southern but operated by China Eastern - not communicated to us). Hence we queued yet again at a China Eastern counter which was eventually the correct one. Common to all this was the negative attitude of all staff which basically didn't care at all and were just incompetent. Note that this was not a language issue, as one of us is fluent in Chinese. * Once boarded the plane, which was 25% full, we were even disallowed to change seats due to "weight balance issue" (which seems to be just a joke given the weight of the airplane itself...). Note that the check-in agent explicitely told that because the plane is half-full we can just freely select an empty seat - yet another false information. * Conclusion: 1. Transparent information is they key for making a booking decision. 2. Do not fly via Chengdu airport. This will just ruin your trip. This airport is not ready to serve as international transfer spot."
Pros: "The seats recline a bit more than US carriers, so that was a plus."
Cons: "The crew was stressed-never saw a smile. Customer service is not a priority-they get everyone served, but it felt like a burden asking for water or coffee. Food was not great, but it’s airplane food-I was just glad to have something."
Pros: "Everything was perfect! No complaints."
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "Amazing flight"
Cons: "They never pick up the phone when you call them at their offices."
Cons: "I did tell the lady in the boarding area in la that we have limited time to cacht the other conection fly to phuket from chengdu. She ignore us and say we have enough time. Of course we miss the fly because a delay in migration in China. And this was a ticket of the same Airline. No one help us and even speak english. We were stuck in china for 24 hours and the staff in the airport threat us like homeless. It was worst The experiencie of my life"
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"
Cons: "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."
Pros: "Airline personnel very helpful. Plane was clean."
Cons: "Finding China Eastern in very large terminal. Almost no signs in English."
Cons: "This flight was delayed 12 hours. They kept the passengers in a terminal that was partially open to outdoors, and this was in the middle of winter and it was only 35° F. In fact the reason for the delay was because of weather. When asked about a Plan B, they talked in circles and gave us no real answers. Every hour they said wait another hour and this went on for 12 hours. Had they just cancelled the flight early on and made other arrangements, passengers could have gotten out of the cold and gotten food for themselves. When told that people were hungry and freezing, instead of moving to an indoor heated terminal, they simply brought down airplane blankets which did little, and a case of water bottles and airplane food to which they only passed out to the Chinese passengers and when any nonChinese passengers went to get food or water, there were turned away. I truly have never experienced anything in my life like this. It borderlined on inhumane. Worst experience of my life. Do not ever fly China Eastern."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and spoke English."
Cons: "Seats are hard like rocks."
Pros: "Short flight with very basic interior. 1 magazine in Manderine is what you have for entertainment. Nothing really notable."
Cons: "Seat was a little tight for me but bearable for a short flight. I’m 6’2”."
Pros: "Boarding was great, flights on time. Movie selection okay. Crew okay but not the friendliest."
Cons: "CANNOT USE MOBILE PHONE EVEN IN AIRPLANE MODE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC OR WATCH OFFLINE CONTENT. Silliest, most outdated rules I ever encountered on a flight. Not keeping up with the times, overly bureaucratic."
Cons: "Seats were tight and there was not a good variety of movies"
Pros: "Nothing about this experience was acceptable nevermind enjoyable."
Cons: "Due to some strangely worded "regulations" regarding layovers in China I was barred entry to my flight. China Eastern made no effort in helping me; essentially pointing the finger at the online booking agent (Kayak/Justfly) who in turn, pointed their fingers back at the airline. All parties refused to process my ticket OR refund my cost. Eventually I bought an additional ticket directly to the city of the final leg of my itinerary so as to avoid the visa restrictions on multi-city layovers. Only to find that China Eastern would NOT honor the ticket from Kunming to Vancouver as I had not been on the first two legs. Again, no solution was offered and no refund provided from China Eastern, Kayak or Justfly."
Cons: "During my check in, the counter officer told me that flight will delay due to weather condition but after it was delayed again no information given. Flight was delayed for almost 12 hours. When reaching Shanghai no flight available to go to Busan, have to take flight next day. Transfer counter officer told me that they will put me to Hotel and stay overnight at their own cost plus some pocket money to spend for dinner. Waiting time for bus 1 hour. Bus was too cramp with people and luggage. Upon checking in Hotel, no dinner and breakfast coupon provided. No cash money given for dinner. i don't have Chinese yuen so no dinner and Breakfast. Drink only mineral water provide by Hotel. Checking out time as early as 0400hrs for bas to pick up to Airport. My Flight time was 0920hrs. Mini Bas was also congested. 18 seater bas with 17 passanger and full of luggage with no luggage compartment.So just imagine what kind of rate do you want me to select."
Pros: "The people were friendly and helpful. They genuinely wanted me to feel comfortable. This gets a double thumbs up from me!!!"
Cons: "There were no problems with anything. I would gladly take this flight a bunch more times."
Pros: "Staff were friendly"
Cons: "Delayed for over three hours!"
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable, the flight was very fast and safe."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "One of the flight attendants claimed the milk in the beverage area was his, that he paid for it, and the only option was the dry powdered kind. I just wanted some for my coffee. Oddly the milk was not branded, it was clearly provided by the airline for the passengers. Another flight attendant gave me some from a carton with the same appearance. I assume the other guy steals it and sells it in China when he gets home."
Cons: "Need more room"
Cons: "The plane has delayed"
Cons: "Rescheduled flight was not a direct flight to Shanghai. Arrived late in Shanghai. Obtaining hotel accommodation was not smooth."
Pros: "I dont understand why stop at japan for one hour. I was in san francisco for half hour and force me to pay out of my pocket another 1000 dollars to catch the next flight."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and no heat in the gate area so we were freezing and could not get food. Food on the plane was horrific. We had a stop where we were not supposed to get of the plan, but we had to get off and go through customs. I would not recommend China eastern to anyone."
Pros: "The flight was fine - the crew were very attentive and everything went smoothly."
Cons: "There was an employee of China Eastern at the gate to the plane taking people's water and telling them that they could not bring water on the flight. There is no way that is legit or ok, especially when water is sometimes hard to come by because staff members are busy and only give you a small amount each time they come around."
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 $200 to get to where I was flying... avoid them if you can and if another air line is a few extra bucks more it my be cheaper in the long run"
Pros: "service and crew were fine"
Cons: "Flight was a mess, boarding process a mess, we departed late and arrived late, no one gave an status update to the customers, I didn't like this experience"
Pros: "All overall"
Cons: "Nothing to mention"
Cons: "Awful flight, this domestic flight must be one of the worst you can take in China, won't do it again, seriously uncomfortable, awful food, crew in bad mood, no entertainment, no flight status update, seriously I hated this flight;"
Pros: "That I wouldn't have to pay for luggage to Manila,but never happened"
Cons: "The fact that I was not allowed to board plane,that ticket was sold to me with airline knowing an American can not have a layover of more than 24 hrs, that my son whom I never got to see be born had to be without his dad longer now and that airline would not give waiver voucher so that I'd be allowed full refund...both staff at airport n corporate have no communication with each other...corporate said because I'm an American citizen I'm allowed to pass threw but airport said corporate was wrong"
Pros: "I actually missed my flight one whole day but airline charged me only 100$ for another ticket."
Pros: "corteous, helpful"
Cons: "Obliged me to buy a whole new return ticket when checking in for reasons beyond my control"
Cons: "I didn't like that I had recheck my bags for the same airline in Chengdu"
Pros: "Only thing to like was that i got 3 seats all to myself.. few nice cabin crew out of the many"
Cons: "Food - small portion, taste was horrible no entertainment (only a common screen for few rows that played a chinese movie) seats were uncomfortable, was rock hard boarding was delayed and no information was given regarding that"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "You can't check in online and you don't have seats until you check in at the airport. The check-in process was unorganized and ended up being a nightmare. The food was horrible...pretty much rice and fish which ended up smelling up the entire plane."
Pros: "Flight was right on schedule. Crew was friendly and helpful. Snack was tasty."
Cons: "Could have used a bit more legroom."
Pros: "The Boeing 777-300 gives plenty leg room for economy class. The crews are professional and very friendly. Food and drinks are served often."
Cons: "Meals are mostly Chinese dishes. Don't get me wrong, I love Chinese food but China Estern can do a better job on meal quality and taste."
Pros: "there were some excellent choices of quality films in the international and drama categories that one would not normally come across as well as the standard western or asian action movies // the seating was also comfortable in economy and the bathrooms kept clean //"
Cons: "the main hot dishes were fine, if not slightly oily, but the accompanying side dishes -- appetizers and such, were nearly exactly the same for both hot meals on the 12 hour flight // be a little more creative"
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