|Popular destinations||Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou|
|Flights depart from||United Kingdom|
|Avg. flight duration||10h 51m|
|Airlines||SWISS, Lufthansa, Multiple Airlines, China Eastern, KLM|
The average direct flight from United Kingdom to China takes 15h 03m, covering a distance of 5536 miles. The most popular route is London - Shanghai with an average flight time of 11h 20m.
The cheapest ticket to China from United Kingdom found in the last 72 hours was £315. The most popular route is London to Shanghai and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £332.
Hainan Airlines, Air China & China Southern fly the most frequently from United Kingdom to China.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Shanghai (42% of total searches to China). The next most popular destinations are Beijing (13%) and Shenzhen (5%). Searches for flights to Nanjing (5%), Shenyang (4%) and Chengdu (4%) are also popular.
Pros: The crew
Cons: More comfortable seats
Pros: The crew was terrific and friendly as I expected.
Cons: I have no other suggestions here since I'm pleased with the flight and services.
Pros: Swiss is always excellent
Cons: This flight was poorly advertised as Economy Light. I had to pay $500 in baggage fees to being one checked ski bag round trip - more than the cost of my entire fare!
Pros: Swiss is aways good
Cons: They lost my luggage during the tranfer in Frankfurt. They did return it however within 24 hours.
Cons: I could not purchase transport for an extra bag on the website. I did purchase it at Larnaca Airport. There, I checked in, dropped off the bag, had to go to another counter to pay (long delay in them being able to generate a receipt). Then I had to run the receipt back to the ticket counter.
Pros: Smooth flight.
Cons: More leg room.
Pros: Crew were very friendly and welcoming. I was in economy, and I am a big person but the seats were comfortable.
Pros: The process and the food. Plane was much too crowded and the seats were impossibly tight. Zero leg room.
Cons: More leg room.
Pros: The food was delicious and of high quality. I enjoyed the entertainment selection. I flew business class. The flight attendants were excellent and gracious. I would fly China Eastern Airlines again.
Cons: Passengers making a connecting flight to Bangkok (BKK) at Nanjing (NKG) were gathered together, escorted through customs, to baggage claim, to the ticketing counter, and back through customs. One of the passenger had to call out each person from their passport. The process took 2 1/2 hours.
Cons: Ground service staff (not individual) in PVG showed poker face to customers not only to me.
Cons: When boarding need better arrangements, very unorganized.
Cons: Boarding was chaotic and lack organization. Limited drink selections and should include club soda. Food was bland!
Cons: Customer service and organization could improve.
Pros: The earphones for out two seats only worked intermittently, but the Purser, Lee-Ann handled it professionally and pleasantly. That was the only disappointment in an otherwise pleasant flight
Cons: The earphones could have worked!
Pros: The crew was nice and helpful (our flight was 2h late so they put us on the one before in business class for us not to miss our connection)
Cons: A lot of delays, on both flights. We spent twice as much time waiting than flying.
Cons: The website I booked on and the Delta phone line on the printed ticket said that I had baggage when it turns out that I did not according to the check in staff and they made me pay.
Pros: KLM was a great experience compared to Airitalia. The food was good, the flight attendants were very helpful.
Pros: well mannered and attentive crew - good supply of complimentary food/drink - good over all comfort
Cons: boarding was running very far behind - considering this is mainly a hub operations carrier - resulted in several passengers missing their connecting flights -
Pros: We asked at the China air lounge if we could change seats to sit together, which they did.
Cons: Food quality (we did not eat a bite), space
Pros: It got me there.
Cons: Vintage plane.
Cons: You can't even supply the flight yet constantly send e-mails asking how the flight was. You shouldn't offer flights if you can't book them. Then sending constant e-mails making it seem like they're booked.
Pros: The departure from Shenzhen instead a typical Hong Kong departure is good, also the cost was good
Cons: Airliner should offer something to cover the seat at busisnes class instead just the blanket as other airliner do. The policy of no eletronics during the flight is not ok
Pros: Crew served perfectly.
Cons: This flight was 13 hours delay. No any info and undated news from airport and Shenzhen airline. I was sitting in the airport for over 13 hours. NO food was supplied. All customers were desperate and annoyed.
Pros: The food was surprisingly good. Also staff were accommodating and patient with all the passengers.
Cons: Make the flights on time!!! Cancelles my flight and totally ruined my vacation!!
Pros: Crew is so nice
Cons: I think they doing well as it is
Cons: I'm very gtateful
Cons: It was hot. Just horrible experience.
Pros: On time. No problems
Cons: Entertainment on the Boeing 777 suffered from access problems
Pros: They flight
Cons: Complementary hotel for long stops
Pros: The entertainment was excellent, the seats very confortable
Cons: Some of the crew members where “to green”, perhaps a bit more of experience is needed.
Cons: Quatar is the best
Cons: They lost my luggage
Pros: Service was awesome
Cons: Inflight entertainment has a limited selection
Pros: Not knowing much about this airline, I was pleasantly surprised with the short flight from Edinburgh to Dublin. Sorry all you plane geeks, I don't know what model aircraft it was, but I was seated in the middle of a 2-3-2 arrangement. Boarding was speedy, staff pleasant and even offered a sandwich in the short hop. Seats were comfortable and being early on a Saturday morning, it was not fully packed. This meant that getting off was not a chore. I'd definitely use them again and wouldn't hesitate in recommending you use them for the sort flight like I made.
Cons: The only issue that marks them down was the lack of on line check in for the flight (Edinburgh to Dublin). Despite that, checking in via a traditional route was efficient and done with a smile.
Cons: The hearphones sound quality is deplorable, and since the aircraft noise level is high is almost impossible to use it. Ok, that is easy to correct with no cost: remind the travelers to bring they own hearphones (I didn't bring mine) for best sound.
Pros: Very comfortable (business class)Delicious food, good entertainement, wonderful service. Outstanding price-quality ratio.
Cons: This was a really old plane. The screens were really small And was so scratched and messed up that it was almost impossible to use . I was never offered a choice of breakfast before I boarded and I could not get what I wanted. You do not offer enough space fo list all my comments. Very unfair
Cons: We left Baltimore an hour and a half late and missed our connecting flight to Paris.
Cons: The planes floor plan showed bathrooms which I avoided. But there were none at that spot so we lost out on more comfy seats.
Pros: The entertainment was good and the crew friendly
Cons: My seat and table were dirty and sticky. We had a 45 min delay. I was seated in the middle of the plane and received my meal lady and of course had no more meal choice available since they had run out . For the snack I also was given a different meal than my seat neighbor
Cons: I missed this flight, because my previous flight was delayed
Pros: Over All was good
Cons: They should offer some soft drinks or coffee at no cost for the price we paid
Pros: Seat was ok Food was fine and the crew too.
Cons: The ground cree including yhe security were terrible Nasty and borderline unrasonable.
Cons: Now we waiting for two hours for our luggage On the door of the luggage doesn’t open and waiting
Pros: The price was great, the flight was comfortable, crew was very friendly.
Cons: The airport check-in was probably the most chaotic I've ever experienced anywhere, but the people - travelers and staff - were all very nice.
Pros: Seats were superb. Competitive price
Pros: Efficient boarding
Cons: Headphones provided for the entertainment screen
Pros: Impossible to enjoy a flight you didn't choose and were forced to fly on due to a schedule change, especially when the flights you'd booked had much better timing for a fixed teacher's holiday schedule. Avoid Oman Air unless you are sadistic and enjoy forced flight changes and no compensation. As I was forced to change to a flight to one arriving at 03.10 with my work starting at 06.00, I tried (and failed due to a lack of space and fidgety neighbour) to sleep all the flight to be fresh and professional for my work. The booked flight which was forcibly cancelled got me home 9pm the night before work. Oman Air refused a suggestion to upgrade me to business class so I could try and sleep.
Cons: I am a teacher. I can't choose my holiday times. I get three fixed weeks in summer. In both 2017 + 2018 Oman Air changed their schedule forcing me to change my flights. I was out of pocket for a small amount - they refused to pay the $27.60. I was to arrive home at 9pm for an 06.00 start to work they changed my flight so I arrived at 04.00. I asked for an upgrade to business class to try and sleep. They ignored the request. They instead sent me a copy of the small print saying that they were allowed to change anyone's flights and give zero compensation if the 'client' is informed two weeks in advance. I will avoid Oman Air from now on, even if they seem to offer the best times to fly.
Pros: On time, Comfortable seats Good food
Cons: Rather cold in the cabin
Pros: Nice clean plane
Cons: Snacks would have been better than a cheese sandwich
Pros: In general, everything as expected, some crew members were even extra nice.
Cons: When checking in, they were quite slow and they didn't seem like they wanted to be helpful. Some crew members were not as helpful as when we were going to Brazil, and even the way they communicated the rules was not always very nice, but not rude either.
Cons: The seat recliners didn't work for 3 of our seats. The buttons were so hard and were not functional. 2 of the crew members were NOT welcoming while others were. Not expected from Emirates.
Pros: Seats weren’t all that comfortable.
Cons: Service and meals were good.
Pros: Crew were great! Emergency exit was great too
Pros: A vast amount of entertainment
Cons: Cabin crew was not the best. Some were very forgetful and did not return to provide us with drinks with our meal. Some did not ask passengers to raise their chairs during meal time and we were constantly forced to do it yourself.
Pros: Entertainment system was good - toilets relatively clean
Cons: Main complaints are with other Rude passengers, kicking seats, failing to return seats upright during meal times. Cramped space and no offer to move to available seats. Food was poor quality on this flight. Such a difference from our flight on same airline to China
Pros: Great films
Cons: .no veg option unless prebooked
Pros: Food and Crew
Cons: Limited IFE and complications with hotel meant to be provided due to long layover.
Pros: great service and attitude by the staff, on time flights, and the food was fine
Cons: The plane was a little old and there were no entertainment options
Pros: I got there
Cons: Endless waiting and lost luggage. Excuse was unpredicted weather conditions. It was snowing in Finland so they had to clear the Ice from the planes.. Snowing in Finland? How uncommon is that during December? I actually think most of this is poor ground handling In Helsinki.
Cons: The transfer was too complicated, long distance to walk, security check line, not enough time for transfer, had to run to catch the next flight
Pros: Leg room, friendly crew, good choices for entertainment, nice blankets!
Cons: The flight was delayed for an hour, but the transfer in Helsinki was easy, I made it to the connect flight just in time for boarding
Pros: I have flown to hk with Cathay and American exclusively. I wanted to try Finnair because the price was very good for business. I now know why. The food is mediocre. The staff aren’t friendly or attentive. At $2700 it’s cheap compared to CX and AA but I know why now.
Cons: Service, staff and food.
Pros: I liked the window seat.
Cons: They didn’t talk much about the landing card.
Cons: The airlines should have serve meal meal early instead of waiting almost half way through the flight
Cons: Flight delayed, Missed connecting flight Not good response from ground crew members
Cons: had 6 hours connection and urumchi and they did not have any lounges abd no internet in there
Pros: Food was okay
Cons: Media system had to be fixed
Cons: After checking in for 1.5 hour, the crew told me that my name is not in the system 15 mins before boarding. Of course, I could not get on that flight. Result, staying extra 12 hours in the airport plus force to stay one night in Guangzhou.
Pros: The crew was great! The entertainment was pretty good too.
Cons: The cabin was WAY too warm.
Pros: Swiss is aways good
Cons: The boarding organize by group could improve the process
Cons: No overhead fans and seats were not very comfortable.
Cons: Check in was annoying in Paris as we had to go to ticket counter, and then go to a different counter to pay for luggage. Annoyed in the first place to have to pay for 2 checked bags on international flight, but to have to go into three separate lines in order to do so was pouring salt into a wound.
Pros: The crew was kind and attentive. The food and complementary drinks were satisfactory. There were many movie and television options.
Cons: The lady next to me got into an argument and no one intervened to defuse it. Not sure what protocol is there. The seats reclined too far into my personal space making me feel uncomfortable.
Pros: Thé entertainment was amazing. I watched a live soccer game
Cons: The space in the plane
Pros: Never seen such a large streaming movie library. Never seen live stream at seat from cameras (3) outside the plane.
Cons: It was not clear this was a no-checked-baggage flight, seeing as I specifically searched with flights with luggage. I chose Lufthansa's flight counting on the fact that international flights always allow one checked bag. I had to pay on that way here. I"ll have to pay on the way home.
Pros: The food and complementary drinks were perfect. The staff was kind and attentive. There were many movie and television options.
Cons: The seats reclined too far making me uncomfortable.
Cons: Impossible to do beter.
Pros: Great Entertainment
Cons: Depart on time there was over 45 min delay without an explanation
Pros: Absolutely nothing
Cons: Just a crappy experience. This airline is absolutely the worst. Spend a couple more dollars and fly Cathay or any other airline. I’m a 3 million miler and there’s no fare low enough for me to fly this dog airline again. Shame on Delta for partnering with them!
Pros: Flight was quick
Cons: Chairs were small and uncomfortable.
Pros: crews are good
Pros: Good food. Wine was excellent. Good service.
Cons: There were issues with the headset provided. It did not connect properly therefore sound was very poor. The programs system was not operating the first hour of the flight.
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