Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from London to Xiamen
China has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except Chinese nationals, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan passport holders, and travelers with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas, or visas issued after March 28, 2020.
Travelers arriving at PEK will be given a PCR test and quarantined for 14 days at a designated location in Beijing.
Travelers arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) and a 14-day quarantine in designated places for medical observation.
Airline crew with a layover at the above airports must undergo NAT inside the passenger terminal, then self-isolate at their hotel temporarily before acquiring the NAT results.
Airline crew arriving at the above airports will be quarantined after their last shift, and must self-isolate in crew hotels during shift breaks.
Travelers arriving at Guangzhou (CAN) or Shenzhen (SZX) who live in or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, or the United States in the past 14 days must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation. All passengers arriving at SZX will have a PCR test.
Travelers arriving at XMN will be quarantined for medical observation at designated hotels for 14 days at their own expense. This does not apply to travelers under 18 years old or above 70 years old, pregnant women, and travelers suffering from illness, who must apply for permission to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home.
There are currently 558 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CN and 4,846 deaths as of 16 Jun 2021
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 22h 10m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (£610), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines (£1,579) and China Southern (£2,328).
When flying out of London you will be using one of these airports: London City, London Gatwick or London Heathrow. You will be landing at Xiamen Gaoqi Intl, also known as Xiamen Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crews treated me with respect and the seat was okay being for economic seat."
Cons: "It’s my first time flying with China Southern. I have no comparison at this time."
Pros: "Crew very helpful in helping me make my connection in Guangzhou when our flight was late."
Cons: "Dingy waiting area separated from terminal. Boarding is random once it starts. Food was like 1980s airplane food."
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Cons: "I was not able to select my seat and do the online checkin. The flight was delayed therefore I missed my connecting flight to final destination. As result the flight took longer than expected"
Cons: "For some reason both ways I couldn't buy a seat and couldn't check in online. The way to Thailand I ended up with a middle seat because of that. And on the way back. After trying online and tried calling China southern. I finally got someone that speaks Thai to do it for me and reserve a window seat. I tried calling and pressing 3 for English and no one ever picked up. Very disappointed"
Pros: "Easy ride"
Pros: "Service and food were fine. Baggage allowance was generous."
Cons: "There was very little seat space... seemed narrower than usual and knees touched seat in front all the time unless I got them in one particular position, then it was just a very light touch. I don't recall being on a less comfortable flight. It's a shame that it was an 11 hour flight. The next flight was far better although only 7 hours. However, after the first flight I really appreciated the extra space so very much!!"
Pros: "The food was ok I wish there was more western choices on the menu and sandwiches for snacks in between meals"
Cons: "The gates between arrival and departure terminals are so far apart that if you have a short layerover and your plane is running late you might miss your connecting flight"
Cons: "According to ticket bought, there was no stopover and immigration process mentioned. However it turned out that there was a stopover between Frankfurt and Guangzhou. As a result: Chinese "One China policy: collided with a sticker in my passport, so that I was declined necessary entry into China for transit purposes. 1) The staff in Frankfurt should have checked my documents first and should have pointed out that problem. 2) It should have been clearly highlighted on the tickets and during booking, that there is a stopover with necessary immigration into China."
Cons: "Hard seats"
Cons: "They gave me a regular seat when I paid for extra comfort."
Pros: "Sevice Short transit Flight on time Friendliness"
Cons: "No halal menu. Please offer at least one full can of soda."
Cons: "I'm sorry but the Chinese push people and crowd people like no other. There's no such thing as personal space. For that reason, I won't book on this airline again. The Beijing Airport wasn't pleasant. Had to sit downstairs in the basement gate area just to get internet connection which was non existent. Airport was pretty small to be waiting around for 3 hours. Won't connect through there again."
Pros: "Wonderful staff. We had a problem with our entertainment system and so they upgraded us to first class. Felt really valued."
Cons: "Baggage didn't come to HCMC on time. CS changed the schedule so the time was too tight to transit which caused lost baggages and unhappy experience."
Pros: "Seats were ok. Downloaded media for each seat was diverse and entertaining. Food was alright."
Cons: "Crew was pretty curt and not polite. They also 'didn't have time' to load my bag onto the plane, along with ~15 other people. I had to wait two days for it to arrive. 'No time' to load bags is kind of an odd and slightly unacceptable reason to not load baggage onto a plane. Airlines close check-in for flights 30 mins before departure time to ensure that all bags make it onto the plane. I was 3 hours early. Don't know why they 'didn't have time'. They also broke my friend's bag."
Cons: "Wait too in hotel"
Pros: "I could not fault my journey with your Airline at all. I was very pleased with your staff and your service throughout both of my Flights. I shall be very pleased to travel with your Company again and would recommend you to all my Friends and Family."
Cons: "There was nothing i did not like."
Pros: "very good service both on flight and on the phone"
Cons: "the connecting flight from Guangzhou to Xiamen delayed for 2 hours, which made me waited in Guangzhou for 8+ hours."
Pros: "Every seat on the New 777 has a TV and the fight to/from China to/fron San Francisco included two meals and a transit hotel in China. At first we expected to be stuck in the airport for hours on end but the airline goes above and beyond to help that not happen!!!"
Cons: "People in China."
Cons: "I reserved the wheel chair service but when I checked in at the counter with the wheel chair symbol, I was told they changed the counter to the other one which is far away and they also rejected to help me check in there. I had to move to the one with a long queue to handle those standby customers. This is my worst experience ever. The service of China Southern airline is becoming worse and worse. Never recommend again."
Cons: "Could not reserve a seat ahead of time and the website was impossible. But once on the flight, all was good. But I agree with others that the seats are very hard. This was business class and a 15 hour flight."
Pros: "Everything was mediocre at best"
Cons: "China southern line and its base Guangzhou airport is notorious for delays. I had 18 and 23 hour delay so for each of my legs of my return flight. Of course connection flights were missed and the multi-step reassignment was time and labor intensive."
Cons: "2 hours delayed, I couldn't say anything good about this flight and the terrible experience waiting for my flights in china"
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."
Cons: "Cancelling my flight and unable to get me home for a wedding in time. I had to rebook on another airline and got no answers to when my reimbursement will go through."
Pros: "The price was nice and the itinerary didn't seem too painful."
Cons: "They refused to board me; were at a different kiosk to board/check in and were unwilling to accomodate. Was not able to access website to check in online. Hard enough traveling in a foreign country."
Pros: "KLMs overall attention to detail from hot towels to regular water or juice to prevent degradation. Welcoming friendly cabin attendants."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 1.5 hours, so I arrived at JFK,NY at 6:20am, with my flight to Baltimore at 7:59am. I have to go through Customs, then claim my baggages which took a while to come, then recheck the baggages which at that time 7am I was told was already late, but eventually took them when I told them my flight was delayed. After that, I have to go to screening with a long, long, long line of people. I finished at 7:45am, now I have to go to my gate B55, so starting from B18, I was both running and walking fast, asked 2x a staff if there's a faster way, but was told I have to walk through it. I heard overhead paging 3x final calls for my flight. I eventually made it a few minutes before the door closed, but I was really catching my breath when I finally sat on the plane. I hope this won't be experienced by anyone else, as it wasn't a good experience!!!"
Cons: "The plane was very old"
Cons: "no english.bad food.no customer service.delayed flights worst nightmare.will never fly again."
Cons: "Prior to the flight I could not bring it up online using the confirmation code with the airline or yapta or kayak."
Pros: "would do it again."
Cons: "some food a bit dodgy but otherwise OK."
Pros: "The quick and friendly attention to my request for coffee and a blanket."
Cons: "The online web service is not very user friendly. I did not get an email of my upcoming return flight reminder for web check in. Also, your seat selection process needs to be upgraded. My seats were not shown on my record; so I called and was told that my seats had already been assigned and confirmed. We had 4 checked bags for two passengers. However, they did not transfer all the bags at Guangzhou from Sydney to Incheon. The baggage clerk quickly found the bag and said it would be delivered to Daejeon the next day. We will continue to fly China Southern as much as possible because of the good fares and great service."
Pros: "Meals were served. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing really."
Pros: "I really can't think of anything on this flight that stood out. We were delayed to check-in for no reason, and nothing special was done. No entertainment on board."
Cons: "We arrived late into Guangzhou, and had to do the international transfer, and the staff were not much help at all. They did nothing to make sure we made our next flight with them. We literally ran through the airport which wasn't completely necessary. It was the cheapest by a long shot though. Spending the night in the GZ airport on your way to Phnom Phen is not recommended. . . We did that and the GZ airport has windows open to the outside so it's freezing inside."
Pros: "I was worried about such a long night flight with an airline that I wasn't familiar with but they were extremely polite and helpful, the seats were comfortable and a great entertainment selection. To everyone who complained about the food... It was not bad, actually better than most airplane food I have had. And I didn't hear a single person have anything negative to say about it as they polished everything off!"
Cons: "No usb charging cord. Other than that; it's great."
Pros: "Control of my own movies."
Cons: "He very was only ok. I felt like I couldn't have enough water to drink."
Pros: "Lots of kiddie and action movies (but very few interesting ones!)"
Cons: "NO leg room! Extremely cramped and uncomfortable. Had less than an inch between my knee and seat in front. Very hard to get in and out of seat. Terrible tasteless food. Wine served in tiny cups (two oz?) and ran out after the first serving. China Southern is also impossible to reach--they don't answer phones, there's no website that I could find. So seat assignments were made at airport, and each time we got seats right next to bathroom with loud flushing sounds all night long. Terrible excuse for an airline."
Pros: "Delta flight with Delta service. All was very good."
Cons: "Lots of pork and beef"
Pros: "whem I arrived on the aircraft I requests two business class seats which was available and we got it, two other passengers came requesting up grades to business class and was told that no seats are available. This was when boarding was complete."
Cons: "When the aircraft took off, I saw air hostess taking turns to sleep in business class seats that was available. Their was three seats available which was kept back for the air hostess to use personally and passengers were refuse the up grade."
Cons: "This is the worst airline ever!!! The flight attendants are nothing but rude and poorly train on customers service. Gave everyone else (Chinese) snacks and blankets and skip me. Chinese are fake and rude."
Cons: "Almost same like the flight from Jakarta to Guangzhou."
Cons: "flight showed as an hour delayed online, so I went to the airport later/accordingly, only to find out that the flight wasn't delayed (and I'd have been screwed if they didn't let me use the priority line for security check). Did leave an hour late after all, but w/o specific explanation as to why"
Cons: "The seat was not comfy, crew was rude and impolite, the food cart hitting my leg white I was sleeping."
Cons: "There was an extremely long delay, nearly seven hours. We sat on the plane without any notifications about our status for two hours. All annoucements were in Chinese and Korean, but barley any English. When other passengers and I tried to engage flight attendants and gate personnel in English about what the airline was planning, even simple questions like where we should wait and if there was likely to be another plane on the same day, staff routinely ingored us and even walked away while we were asking for assistance. Our compensation was 100cny."
Airlines flying from London to Xiamen have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from London to Xiamen
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from London to Xiamen
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from London to Xiamen
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from London to Xiamen
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from London to Xiamen
Cheapest flights to Xiamen from London found in 2021