Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Auckland to Shanghai Pudong Airport
Etihad Airways, LATAM Airlines and China Eastern have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Auckland Intl to Shanghai Pu Dong. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Auckland Intl to Shanghai Pu Dong.
Most visitors from Auckland will not be allowed to enter Shanghai Pudong Airport. Exemptions apply to:
-Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas; -International travelers coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
Read more about travel restrictions for Shanghai Pudong Airport
Visitors from Auckland will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Shanghai Pudong Airport.
Visitors from Auckland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Shanghai Pudong Airport.
Health Declaration Form
Must be presented upon arrival
Masks: Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Direct flights cover the 9368 km separating Auckland to Shanghai Pudong Airport in about 12h 06m.
In normal times, a total of 7 direct flights connect Auckland to Shanghai Pudong Airport weekly. On average, there's 1 departure per day.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Auckland to Shanghai Pudong Airport were found on Air China ($2,098) and China Eastern ($2,411). Air New Zealand proposed the cheapest one-way flight at $797.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Shanghai Pudong Airport on a Wednesday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Tuesday is the most expensive day to fly from Auckland to Shanghai Pudong Airport. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Thursday and avoiding Wednesdays for the best deals.
Auckland airport is called Auckland Intl and the only airport in Shanghai Pudong Airport is Shanghai Pu Dong.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the food was excellent."
Cons: "Cannot think of anything"
Cons: "The airline went on strike and I have to go through the process of disputing the charges since I had no airplane to board. Really caused a problem since it was a international trip."
Cons: "Flying a different airline would have been better"
Cons: "The flight departed over one hour late from SFO and caused a mis-connection at Taipei,"
Pros: "attentive staff"
Cons: "they destroyed my suitcase"
Pros: "Great friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "Nothing I can think of."
Pros: "On time boarding and no delays Crew and staff are very professional and exceeds customer's service"
Cons: "Food need some improvement"
Pros: "They staffs were very friendly"
Pros: "Special meal options: I enjoyed seafood meal."
Cons: "Departure was delayed and arrival at Taipei was also delayed"
Pros: "Never heard of Eva air, highly recommend. The plane itself was very comfortable, many amenities provided. Staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "They have a good number of movie and music selections. I got plenty of rest throughout the flight and barely felt the travel time. The seats were comfortable."
Pros: "Orderly way of boarding, restroom is clean & tidy, good legroom between seats, smooth landing"
Cons: "During Taipei to Manila flight, the attendant promised to bring a blanket I requested but never came back."
Pros: "metal silverware is great, reduces plastic waste."
Cons: "plastic cups, they're not biodegradable. Better to use paper cups."
Cons: "No way to tell them that I am vegetarian. And only if I buy tickets with their site I can get it :("
Pros: "Everything including the attendance supper service"
Pros: "Great flight and loved the airport! Lounge serves a great meal as does the flight!"
Cons: "Shanghai immigration is slow."
Pros: "The attentiveness of the crew, the food & the amenities in-flight"
Cons: "I was in the middle seat & it was a hassle every time I go to the restroom esp when the flight was a long one. I preferred an aisle seat but none was available even when I checked-in early online."
Cons: "I don’t understand why flights don’t board from the back to the front. People at the back have to get past the ones in front still in the aisles to get to their seats."
Pros: "Good food, attentive staff,but entertainment need a little upgrade . Overall it was good"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, efficient boarding, great selection of games and movies for IFE, good food. Totally satisfactory."
Cons: "I think they are unfortunately discontinuing the daytime departure JFK-TPE. Too bad as the combination of nonstop flight and evening arrival minimizes jet lag for me."
Cons: "We love there service no complaints"
Pros: "Great a d happy with the service recei ed"
Cons: "On time"
Pros: "Complimentary upgrade based on being star Alliance gold. Thank you"
Pros: "Flight was good especially since I know I'm flying I can't really expect much and I'm not a picky person."
Pros: "Seat is reasonably comfortable in Eco Plus"
Cons: "Flight departed 30 minutes late, gate in SFO was a mad house with no practical lounge options for *G (must use UA Club in T3 which is a 10-15 minute walk). Please also give more than a thimble of water / beverages - serving sizes are tiny compared to US airlines."
Pros: "Had to request a wheelchair at the last minute. Staff was swift and courteous. During the flight it was rather bumpy so drink/snack service wasn't as often. Flight attendants were minimally invasive for safety belt checks. Food was decent. For the price I paid, at the last minute, I cannot complain."
Cons: "Wait for wheelchair was rather long. But it's holiday season and it's last minute so it's to be expected."
Pros: "People very friendly and the flights were on time"
Pros: "everything was on schedule, the crew/staff are very accommodating."
Cons: "not enough food choices and no entertainment system on each seats."
Pros: "The staff are nice..."
Cons: "Pork was the only option in that flight."
Pros: "In economy the seats recline more than your average airplane and also there's a bit more leg room so on a long flight this is a big plus. I also liked the fact that the washrooms are kept very clean during the flight and they offer toothbrush with toothpaste."
Cons: "Overall I liked everything is a very good airline. The flight attendants rush you too much for everything, that bothered me a bit."
Pros: "excellent staff, and care for the passengers. definitely the best airline i have ever flight with."
Cons: "My tv was broken, so the charger didn't work. For a 14 hour that was awful."
Pros: "Good flight attendants"
Pros: "The flight attendants were on point and very well trained. Decent legroom in Economy class and decent inflight entertainment. Flight on tune and boarding was seamless. Will fly EVA air again."
Cons: "Food was decent but could have been better. Entertainment was ok but could have used more choices. Not much too gripe about though."
Pros: "The food is very good"
Cons: "Bad turbulence for most of the flight,no bottled water,limited choice of movies etc"
Pros: "Just ok nothing special."
Cons: "Uncomfortable Seats, Food not good."
Pros: "Great vegetarian options that can be selected in advance. Very kind and courteous staff! Flew Eva to and from Asia and staff consistently exceeded expectations."
Cons: "Husband and I got separated for long leg from Taipei to Seattle. Got stuck in between to very large men...impossible to really sleep. The middle seats should cost less."
Cons: "When checking-in online it tells you to print your boarding pass to bypass the front desk and to go to security when I got the security they told me I had to go back to the front desk I'm going back to the front desk they told me yes it's true so I don't know why they asked you not to go to the front desk. I had great customer service from the lady who check me in at the front desk and my perception of my experience change great."
Pros: "The service was good. Entertainment was good updated movie list. Food was ok."
Cons: "Would have liked to have been offered more drink choices"
Pros: "Everything is excellent from flight to cruise to ground staff"
Pros: "Very comfortable seats and great movie options! Crew was very attentive."
Cons: "The food was a bit different from what I'm used to, but I'm not in the US anymore so I shouldn't be surprised!"
Pros: "I like the service, I felt that it was genuine and with care. They made the long flight seems short."
Cons: "The food wasn't that great. I hope that they can provide light meals on the flight which was offered by the other airline (CX and EY)"
Pros: "Great airline, especially for a long flight. Would def use it again."
Pros: "The screen that everyone has in front of them is large and has a lot of entertainment options. Lots of leg room! I had an economy ticket and was pleasantly surprised by how much leg room you get. I appreciated the warm blanket, pillow, and slippers. There are eye masks and toothbrushes available in the restrooms."
Cons: "The food was OK, it wasn't bad, but it definitely wasn't anything amazing. The staff was attentive and professional, but I don't know if it was just me, they seemed a bit "cold". No warm smiles. It's a small issue because they did a great job, no complaints with that."
Cons: "See comment above as I entered it in the wrong section."
Pros: "EVA airline is the second time I traveled between Toronto and Hong Kong. Its excellence service, which says all, is persistent."
Cons: "Don't understand why they would not give me airmail on my United Mileage Plus last time, and did not give me airmail from Toronto to Taipei this time, The trip from Hong Kong to Toronto is yet awaiting."
Pros: "Big TV screen in front of me, and plug for USB charging. Nice selection of Hollywood movies and TV shows (latest Game of Thrones and Downton Abby)."
Cons: "food could have been better"
Pros: "Fine flight - only 30 min"
Pros: "Crew were helpful and pleasant and it was nice to get a drink of water, a cookie and the offer of a cup of tea or coffee"
Pros: "GREAT CREW, THEY DID THE BEST THEY COULD. VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL."
Cons: "Ground personnel could have been way more helpful. We came back from Europe and needed to take a domestic flight to Palmerston North.We had a lot of handluggage that was allowed in our international flight, we had purchased an extra suitcase ticket to make sure it wouldn't be a problem. The lady that helped us was not willing to include any more items than 1 small suitcase that weighed only 11 kg, but we had paid for 23 kg. When we wanted to board the airplane we were told we could only take 7 kg each. Which caused problems and stress that we couldn't use after a 40-hour flight from Europe. We discussed this with the lady at the counter which wasn't really helpful to start with, but eventually, she let us board the plane anyway after we had to explain our situation a few times, and after she asked us to weigh our extra items, which of course we're more than 7 kg. We were pleased that at least she let us board our plane in the end. Hopefully next time we won't encounter the same problems."
Pros: "crew were fantastic. stewardess called Stacy was wonderful; had to time to chat and sort out my diet problem (gluten free) in time for the return flight. i've flow on a variety of airlines over the years and, frankly, ANZ is by far the best for friendliness, efficiency and understanding. Big Thanks"
Pros: "Crew were fantastic"
Cons: "Entertainment choices"
Pros: "Great crew. Wine and cheese was nice."
Cons: "Nothing. All good."
Pros: "Free WiFi - was great and fast"
Pros: "The crew was great. The seats were good but not as spacious as some other business class airline seats."
Cons: "The TV screen interferes with the tray table and could knock off food from the table."
Pros: "As I was in premium economy it was of course amazing, however it was a very packed premium compared to my previous experience so wasn’t as comfortable but still amazing."
Cons: "The selection of movies currently was a bit lacking."
Cons: "Very Slow meal service, had to ring for sparkling water when we had asked the attendant during the meal service. Took 20 minutes."
Cons: "I can’t be more demanding. Everything on the flight were good."
Pros: "My first experience in business class"
Pros: "The crew were very welcoming and made you feel special. The food was great! The burger was tremendous! The films very up to date."
Cons: "The seat is comfortable but doesnt recline enough, I dont like the fact that you need to flip the seat to get it flat, when is it flat its rock hard! Good on AirNZ for providing the foam mattress topper it helps. ButOnce its flat you cant really watch TV."
Pros: "Staff were always happy and friendly"
Cons: "Our family nearly missed the trip due to delayed from Melbourne"
Pros: "Staff and seating"
Cons: "Paying for movies on a long trip really stingy ☹"
Cons: "i was a little disappointed in seating .... felt like a Sardine ... unlike my flight from Brisbane to Auckland on my way to LA... which surprised me,"
Cons: "The check in at premier lounge wasn’t as good as before for bussiness elite !"
Pros: "The flight was on time, staff courteous and we made good time to the destination."
Pros: "A bit late leaving Auckland but we were kept well informed of the changes"
Pros: "Crew were lovely."
Cons: "Had a lot of hassle adding baggage to this leg of my trip on booking. At check in i was asked to pay $130 for baggage, which was no surprise. Luckily Air New Zealand ground staff sorted it out and I did not have to pay. I will book direct with the airlines next time."
Cons: "I added Luggage 16.5kg and they charge $130 AUS.The weak point is they are not showing luggage when we booked."
Pros: "Smooth flight. Crews' sense of humour"
Cons: "A bit of delay in take-off schedule"
Pros: "Our hostess was extremely friendly, accomdating and engaging. Air Nz need more staff like her! We had taken a Honolulu flight to Auckland flight the day before and were really disappointed with the service, lack of friendliness and the limited availability of food were not what I have come to expect on Air NZ, an airline we have been so proud of in the past to fly."
Cons: "There was no doubt the staff made this journey great!"
Pros: "Plz could u guys add Korean subtitle to movie or tv . Because when i was boarding, i couldn't find any Korean subtitle. I can understand English so that's find. But it let me think u guys don't really care Korean market ."
Cons: "We were late arriving, the cabin crew although they were pleasant, didn’t do enough to allow the passengers to get off first, for the connecting flight. Malaysian airlines stayed in the runway, fixing an engine and the pilot said they were delaying the plane, driving in for passengers to disembark. After being told by cabin crew that a number of us were late for connecting flight, that they were going to wait for us, they didn’t and we were told we had missed the flight. We were kindly put on the next flight which wasn’t until five hours later. Unrealistic scheduling causes is to miss our flight and had us sitting at the airport for four hours, making it an unnecessarily long day. Not impressed."
Pros: "This flight was great. The team were friendly and the plane was also well air conditioned."
Pros: "The crew were delightful. Nice cup of tea and a magnificent day for flying."
Pros: "Meal was excellent"
Cons: "Would have liked a blanket, it was a bit cold."
Pros: "Was a huge help when my connecting flights didn’t link up due to flight delay, I was so stressed but every single person with air nz helped to make it as easy as possible and were so friendly!"
Cons: "Nothing at all!"
Pros: "Crew complete meals and drinks efficiently so passengers can settle quickly for night flight"
Pros: "The fact that every possible thing was tajen 8nto account to connect us from our late arrival intetnational flight. Great team"
Pros: "I was feeling motion sick and several flight attendants went out of their way to help me feel better. I wish I knew their names as I would specifically mention them, but I really appreciate everything they did for me during that time."
Cons: "Allow passengers to choose if they want a vegetarian meal."
Pros: "Flight good. Plane modern model with good entertainment system. Flight crew good."
Cons: "Check in automated systems referring most checking to supervisors. No manual system so supervisors overwhelmed. Chambolic 2 hours."
Pros: "Friendly crew, timely response, food was nice"
Pros: "Everything ❤❤❤"
Cons: "- Crew was ok, not friendly just professional."
Cons: "Not enough room"
Pros: "Fr]iendlyt, efficient flight attendants"
Pros: "Quick, efficient, friendly service"
Pros: "Staff were kind and thoughtful with younger passengers."
Pros: "Very helpful check-in staff helped me arrange to sit with a friend on the trip."
Cons: "My first seat had a broken entertainment system but I was quickly moved to a new seat."
Pros: "Some of the crew were excellent service wise"
Cons: "Some of the crew were less than what I would expect service wise"
Cons: "For some unknown reason, I can not lower my seat when I wanted to get some sleep. As the air plane took off at 11:55pm, I was really sleep. After 10 minutes of maneuver, I decided to ask a flight attendant to help me figure out what happened to my seat. I pressed the button asking for attendant and waited for 5 minutes, no response. So I pressed the button again. IT showed that I had already pressed the button. So I kept waiting. But then no one ever came for me the 9 hours until it was time for the meal before getting off. Sitting straight sleeping was a really terrible experience!"
Cons: "I got upgraded to business :)"
Pros: "The service and entertainment. And blankets to keep you warm because it does get cold on the plane."
Cons: "Small seats, no room."
Pros: "Snack ordering system Good service (picked up passenger's eye glasses when person was sleeping)"
Pros: "Loved the landing lollies :) I was in a comfortable seat for a 3.5hr flight, and the entertainment system was on par with Qantas. I've long been a staunch Qantas traveller but will remain open to air NZ when travelling to NZ in future."
Pros: "Amazing crew , both ground and in fligbt"
Pros: "Crew was not very friendly."
Cons: "Checking in for flight was not very good. Counter help was not well informed/trained."
Cons: "Better aircraft"
Cons: "Crew attitude and snacks"
Cons: "E mail up dates of change of gates or times."
Pros: "None at all."
Cons: "If they give you the seat assignment you pay for."
Pros: "The flights were fine. Airplanes clean. Food and service good"
Cons: "Manila airport is chaos. Transferring planes on international flights is horrible. 2 additional security checks and disorganized chaos"
Pros: "Food & drinks"
Cons: "more sauce in food selection."
Pros: "Great boarding system and all crews were attentive and polite."
Cons: "more sauce on the meat."
Cons: "Airport is not very well organized. Airline is ok but crew did not show the importance of addressing customer service. We paid for choice seats but others got the same without paying. We should have been allowed to move to wider leg room seats since we paid."
Pros: "Very friendly staff and modern plane."
Pros: "Super long delays at each leg"
Pros: "3 hrs delayed."
Pros: "the airline I've heard is habitualy late. It was on this flight."
Cons: "Food was barely passable and coffee tasted like toasted wood."
Pros: "Nice flight attendant. Alcohol included."
Cons: "Snack choices. More tea and coffee"
Pros: "Theno del crew were polite and cheerful, efficient in their work. Seats are okay, more legroom would be better."
Cons: "no delays on schedules."
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Security at manila airport is totally over the top. I am 100% for security but 5 checks!!!!"
Pros: "Lots of space and warm, soft, pillows and blankets."
Cons: "My entertainment remote didn’t work and they ran out of mango juice and the bangus."
Pros: "On time flight"
Pros: "Yes PAL FA are always excellent and the Pilot Captain n Co Pilot really made us all safe."
Pros: "The crew was great!"
Cons: "PAL requires you to subscribe to their WiFi on flights without seat back entertainment, but no instructions were given how to do this. PAL ‘s website is difficult to navigate. Plane seats are very small"
Pros: "3 meals, drinks, pillow, blanket, toothbrush, toothpaste and sleep mask were included. Staff was friendly and kind. Would definitely fly with them again."
Pros: "Stewards service."
Cons: "Missed the connection and had to pay to rebook"
Pros: "I observed that the crew were doing there very best to help with the passengers and their concerns. I also saw that they were on top with regards to cleanliness especially the lavatories. I also like how they treat each and everyone with respect especially the older people that we are with."
Cons: "PAL - Plane Always Late! it seems that this meaning to the acronym sticks really good with our flag carrier. I was observing and trying to get some information on what is happening or reason for our delayed flight but to no avail. The captain's explanation makes no sense. With a 3 hour delay, I knew and felt that It would not be a great ride because right from the very start it already started wrong. I was already stressed out from the very beginning even though i saw in the cabin crew's effort and super great service towards especially to our older passengers their dedication and passion to serve. I was really looking forward to this flight but I guess this was one of those days that all you could do is close your eyes and stretch your patience. One other bad experience was getting on Terminal 1. Great improvement but it could be still better. Can't connect to Wifi (its asking me my number on the US when I did not sign up for roaming and for sure will not be able to get the code that they will send on my number) Last year was better, just log on and boom! Impressively lightning wifi speed connection. No questions or log ins and you can safely assure and text your relatives waiting patiently outside that you are there waiting. I just wished we went to Terminal 2 instead. But I guessed it will also be the same because everything started on a bad start with that 3hour delay. They were lucky most of the passengers were excited to be home and sleeping!"
Pros: "No direct contact details to change flight"
Cons: "Terrible customer service"
Pros: "Nothing really , service was ok but nothing special"
Cons: "The lounge was terrible , the food was average in the lounge , no international magazines or newspaper, the plane was so so so , food mediocre, entertainment was not good either ,"
Pros: "Food was warmed to my liking. Crew were professional - but a bit too rigid. I was seated with a guy that was coughing all the entire 16 hours flight and I requested to be seated somewhere else but attendant simply said they can't do anything. I asked if they can ask someone a bit younger and fit to change seat with me but crew never got back to me. In fairness, they said they'll try."
Cons: "Seat covers were musty and smells old - they need to change those! Flight got delayed for almost one hour while trying to dock because there was no assigned hangar station for the plane! How can an international airline company allow themselves to be treated like that? The crew looked overworked - what are these airline companies doing to these young professionals - treat them like slaves? I'm not surprised - that's the Philippines companies ways - pay them just enough so they can come back the next time to work."
Cons: "People trip me indiscriminate"
Pros: "Crew was nice, flight was smooth"
Cons: "Boarding was quite unorganised. Their system wasn’t efficient because they let people board even when it wasn’t their turn. Food was average, no entertainment in Economy class, took a while to dim the lights on a overnight flight then when it was time to wake up the lights were turned on fully rather than gradually."
Cons: "Food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. Could be improved."
Cons: "it is the worst airline I ever fly."
Pros: "Flights were on time! Food was good. Service was great!"
Pros: "philippines air is great! very easy and accomodating"
Pros: "What? Free check-in for one bag? Free full meal?? Thank you!!!"
Pros: "I flew PAL 2 years ago and was impressed on this flight home. An awesome added feature that blew me and my 10 year old daughter away was the entertainment! My daughter is afraid of flying. But as soon as we boarded and saw this feature, she completely forgot about her fear. She was so pre-occupied during entire flight to Manila that I was able to relax and enjoy the trip myself. There was a great selection of movies available that almost made me wish the flight was longer so I could watch more! The USB charging option was also a neat feature to have. I could easily charge our phones throughout the flight. I was also impressed with how well staffed the crew was. There was always a crew member going up and down the aisle with water and offering assistance in any way possible. Overall I am happy with the flight. PAL has made the trip home easier, more pleasurable and most importantly closer than ever before. Thank you PAL!"
Cons: "It's always difficult to sleep on airlines especially on long flights. I hope one day the seats are much more comfortable and roomier to have some extent ended leg room and better reclining capability."
Cons: "Mechanical difficulties. 9 pm delayed then new flight next day around 10/11am"
Cons: "need better control in boarding...passengers that were called to board at the very beginning couldn't get to the front of the line because everybody is already in line. Need to advise passengers that boarding is based on seating assignments and enforce it."
Cons: "Manila logistics are horrible. Flight schedule inconvenient for connections and all four of my flights were delayed more than an hour"
Pros: "Not so crowded!"
Cons: "Not reclining seat."
Pros: "Food wasn't too bad, stewards were pleasant but had to wait ages for water. Like the 2 4 2 layout so we didn't have to disturb anyone for "comfort" breaks."
Cons: "Checking in, a few kg overweight, they made us put the excess into our hand baggage, it meant opening our 4 cases, actually moving things which weighs less than half a kg, complete waste of time, over half an hour. Complete waste of time as it's on the same plane FFS. Entertainment via iPads, poor selection of films."
Pros: "Crew service"
Cons: "No announcement for boarding and flight delayed."
Cons: "Of the four total flights, to include connections, Philippine Airlines was delayed on all legs. The delays were all after boarding and while sitting in plane. Delays ranged from 30 minutes to 75 minutes and all four flight delays were reported to be due to delays in getting baggage on the planes or getting the meals loaded on the planes according to the pilot's reports. Of note, on all four flights, the crew ran out of food before getting to our isle and had only one option remaining with no alternatives for those allergic to any portion of the meal. I would absolutely never recommend Philippine Airlines to anyone. The reduced cost of tickets was absolutely not worth the experience."
Cons: "The crying baby two rows up, which isn't the airlines fault, but was a bit trying during the entire flight."
Pros: "Courteous Staff altogether."
Cons: "Delays should have been posted earlier. Long lay-overs."
Cons: "Traffic getting to the airport. Advice to others is allow plenty of time getting into manila"
Pros: "On Time"
Cons: "terminal at NAIA"
Pros: "I was very impressed with the service give by PAL. Good meals, good utensils, and blanket and pillow provided to each passenger as well as current tv shows and movies on the entertainment system for free."
Cons: "Some of the equipment on the plane seemed dated and didn't work so that was a bummer. The attendants offered to move me to a another spot, but couldn't due to it being a full flight. Also the plane was two hours delayed leaving."
Pros: "It was good other than how long it takes to travel, but that's only because there are no direct flights to Puerto since it's anairport in the making... But other than that, friendly staff. Good flight."
Cons: "I don't like to complain. It. Makes me feel selfish, I didn't really see anything out of the norm, instead I met some great people along the way."
Cons: "Everything, totally understaffed, check-in kiosks do not work. Will avoid any carrier who uses them."
Cons: "i had a hard time with their english, but it is better than my Chinese"
Cons: "Seats on plane were small and uncomfortable. Checking in to flight was awful."
Pros: "Very clean, new plane, excellent boarding and flight. Great entertainment options."
Pros: "First time doing China southern. Their lay flat beds are more narrow and getting in and out was tight. I ain't that fat but my beer belly made it tight. Food outbound was better than return flight."
Cons: "Beds could be more comfortable. They don't lay 100% flat."
Pros: "Service, Food, timing, price"
Cons: "Seats were too narrow, but problem with A380 instead of Airlines."
Pros: "I was expecting less and China Southern delivered a very good experience on their.international flight from Auckland to Guangzhou. I was able to meet up with my son who flew them from SFO and fly on to Cambodia together. Guangzhou airport is stellar, clean, spacious, and transit was comfortable. Will flutter again with confidence."
Cons: "The usual complaint thatevery airline's economy seats are just too small."
Pros: "Easy ride"
Pros: "The flight-staff was super co-operative when I told that I didn't select the vegan / veg food option in advance. They tried to to do their best to ensure that I still get some veg food to eat. In general also, I found that the flight-staff was the best."
Cons: "I am not sure how it happened, but I never got a chance to select meal when I did the booking. Probably because the booking was from third-party site but then again, when one clicks on "Book", the third-party site directs to airline site only."
Cons: "Didn’t receive the special meal that was ordered"
Pros: "Fligths were on time"
Cons: "The entertainment system didint work on my seat, the crew on the fligth from China to Bangkok was not friendly, most of they were not smiling."
Pros: ""Nothing". I really mean it Nothing."
Cons: "I was flying to Delhi & it was an emergency situation for me bcz i lost my Dad & i was flying to perform the cremation of my Dad. And thing this was informed to the China Southern officials so that they could arrange something for me. I requested them to put me into another flight for which i was ready to pay the whole amount but no one listen to my request & i had to wait so long. I was amazed to see that no one was keen to understand my problem at both he airports i.e. Auckland Airport & Ganzhaou Airport. Apart from this the behavior of your officials was so rude & arrogant it made me feel as if i was a slave or some kind of culprit. Due to the ignorance & laid back attitude on your part i couldn't reach my destination on my time. Seriously it took me "24 hrs Extra" to reach my destination & as a result of which i couldn't perform the cremation. I was pissed off by the service; complete ignorance by the staff/officials of ur airlines. I wasn't expecting this kind of treatment from a reputed company like you. I request you guys to look into this matter seriously and try to take some corrective measures so that this thing won't happen in future with someone else."
Pros: "Food, entertainment, solid"
Cons: "Flight got rerouted to Chicago because of snow. Airline abandoned us for almost 10 hours. No one knew where to go, what to do. That part was horrible after a 15 hour flight."
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."
Pros: "Ontime departure"
Cons: "Nothing special. Entertainment system was intermittently working requiring reveal reboot. Food just average or perhaps slightly below. Customer service was fair but not to the caliber of other Asian airlines (e.g., Cathay Pacific)"
Pros: "Great staff, food, comfort. Very clean toilets."
Pros: "Nothing special but there was a good amount of room and the crew was nice."
Cons: "Had to take a bus to the flight."
Cons: "Only allow one piece luggage."
Cons: "I still don’t have my luggage and I’m coming home. Awful"
Cons: "seats didn't recline as much as they should have been able to in the space."
Cons: "The bus took so far us to get security check. The whole layover time wasted in that. No time to rest after 13.30 hour flight from Vancouver."
Pros: "Food and check in staff"
Cons: "Crew member from JFK to Can unprofesanal from Can to Ktm very exlent costumer serves It was fisrt time I fly but as hole not bad"
Pros: "That I got on the flight. That it was cheap."
Cons: "That every single southern china air flight was delayed, which nearly caused me to miss my other flights on the way back. When we were on the plane they didn't even tell us the flight was going to be delayed, we just sat on the plane for an hour twiddling our thumbs. No reasons given, will not flight southern china again"
Cons: "No one spoke English and too many delays. I missed my flight and stayed in hotel until next flight 14hts later"
Pros: "Service was standard"
Cons: "7 hour delay"
Pros: "The onboard staff was polite and helpful, but inexperienced at dealing with unruly passengers. On flight departure (rarity in the PRC)"
Cons: "The food was something you can get on the average street corner in Shanghai for about 1.00 USD. I understand costs are important, but a steamed piece of bread and a foil packet of pickled vegetables is a bit of a stretch. The gate agents were less than helpful. I usually get an upgrade with my Delta status on partner airlines. Nope, not on this flight. I requested it and they said it is not possible on China Southern. I showed them my boarding pass from less than 48 hrs before on the same airline... they looked bewildered. Boarding was the usual "every man for himself". Zones? Classes? Awards members? Not in Shenzhen..."
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: "Help And pleasant staff"
Cons: "Poor quality entertainment screen"
Cons: "No wifi. All food options contained meat or seafood. I wasn't sure if there were any snacks."
Pros: "I flew China Southern from Shenyang to Shanghai 4 days after rupturing my Achilles tendon. There service was fantastic, getting me wheelchairs through both airports, changing my seat to give my leg more room, giving me special attention during the flight to make sure I was comfortable. Their service for me was outstanding and caring in every way. 10+ from me. Thank you China Southern!"
Cons: "No complaints at all."
Pros: "The only positive thing was that the flight was on time."
Cons: "Cabin crew was largely absent. The seats were small and there was no legroom. The food was mediocre, but edible. Alcoholic drinks were limited to a red wine, a white wine, and beer, none of which were good.The bathrooms were quite dirty, though that is more a reflection of the passengers than of the crew."
Pros: "The flight arrived on time. The cabin crew was reasonably polite."
Cons: "The service was underwhelming. While it wasn't bad, it felt like a domestic flight instead of an international flight. Boarding was a free-for-all."
Pros: "The food was very good the staff very very dedicated & caring was really surprised to see such high standards of service to the customer on the airline.It dispelled all my doubts about chinese airlines service quality, Was one of the best flying experiences.It was the best leg of the entire journey"
Cons: "Was unable to do online checkin for the flight. Should get more online alerts about the exact terminals locations ,navigations etc about the check in counters for the customers doing the transit"
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: "The aircraft layout was one seat right, two seats middle and one seat left. Very private. Blankets and pillows soft and comfortable. Flight attendants very attentive, polite and eager to help."
Cons: "In flight entertainment was poor. Very limited selection for everything. The TV shows featured had only one episode! So if you wanted to see another, too bad."
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Free hotel in layover in China (although hotel room was pretty gross)."
Cons: "TV was broken on the flight from Jfk to China. Luggage was lost on the flight back from China to Jfk. The food was awful. The inability to pick seats before checking in is an added annoying hassle. Flight was delayed in leaving from jfk to China. Flight attendant once woke me up to ask if I wanted a hot towel - It's a 15 hour flight - Wake me up to offer food but not a stupid hot towel. Small seats. I'm 5'9 and I was squished and knees killing after the flight"
Pros: "One leg of the flight was a dreamliner."
Cons: "Food was the worst I have had in memory. Crew are also the worst I have experienced in memory."
Pros: "Nothing positive"
Cons: "Boarding continued even 10 minutes before schedule departure time. Flight was delayed 30 minutes. In flight entertainment was mostly ads for cars or cellphones. Didn't get a jet bridge at Shanghai so had to park on the runway and take a bus to the terminal"
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 great.simple no fuss, quick, late night , not many passengers."
Cons: "Airline lost our bags, took 2 days, when delivered the driver was overally rude, and made us pick up from the truck, would not bring to door. Threathend if we didnt pick up they would toss our bags!"
Pros: "Arrived on time ."
Cons: "No western food selection"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Being held at the gate to deplane, tho this isn't the airlines fault but more pudong airport"
Pros: "I love the in flight move and the Stewart's was just wonderful I love everything about the flight"
Pros: "Fast check in Courtesy of staff Helpfulness of staff"
Cons: "Long walks through terminals ."
Cons: "This airline needs to get it together with the delays. To keep it short, I will not fly with this airline again."
Pros: "The staff was friendly and attentive."
Cons: "The plane was filthy. The pillow they gave me was gray for example. I had to wipe everything down first. The biggest surprise was that there was no internet on any of the four flights I took with this carrier. It's 2016 how do you not have internet available? I would not fly this airline again until they can compete with Western airlines."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Seats are so small. Since my husband and I both are bigger than ordinary Chinese. We choose one window and one aisle seat. The guy sit in the middle separate with his wife since they didn't pre-select their seats so he ask both rows customer to change the seats with them. Of course no more wants to. I can understand he is upset but that's his fault. So he's trying every possible yo upset the person sat next to him. He even put his leg under my seat. I had to kick him back. Struggling for twelve hours. Terrible! One of the flight attendant is so rude. The guy sat in front of me didn't pull his shade and she wouldn't dare to wake him up since he is a white guy. So she woke me up to tell me to reach to his window(yes, reach since the window wasn't in between our seats). I am not a Chinese but Asian. You can tell the difference between they treat White and color. Very unpleasant flight. We choose them since we need to go to Bangkok after visit Shanghai. And their flight schedule fits better than others. However the over all food and service is below expectations."
"Best flights I have had in a long time!"
Cons: "For United to go out of business"
Pros: "They changed my seat twice to accommodate mother's with children. Lost my window seat. Told me no more room for carry on bag. Was my only bag cause doesn't want to go to baggage claim. Cost me extra 45 mins claiming my bag."
Cons: "Not take away my carry on bag at gate (was not a size problem), don't change people's seats."
Pros: "The staff was nice and helpful"
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable and not enough space. Not ideal for a long flight"
Pros: "Crew is always great with United."
Cons: "Wish we could have gotten seats next to each other"
Cons: "Service for people not able to sleep on the long haul"
Pros: "The staff was accommodating and worked hard to make us more comfortable and be helpful when possible- there was a lot of turbulence so dinner was served late and there was a lot of time we couldn't move about but they made the best of it."
Cons: "The added benefits of the Air New Zealand long flight planes of the entertainment like mini games and the footrest into bed as well as my husband and I not being seated in between two people but being on one side or the other."
Pros: "Everything was on time and as far as flights go, it was uneventful which is what you want on a long haul flight such as this."
Cons: "Food options have gotten old as I have taken this trip many times for work, maybe mixing up the choices a bit."
Cons: "Food ran out and only one choice"
Pros: "The crew was very good."
Cons: "The foot room could be better for lying on you side."
Pros: "After United lost our luggage in Houston we had to file a claim in Auckland which meant we missed our flight to Wellington. Ground crew were super helpful and got us on the next flight 30 mins later. Cabin crew were great and sorted us out with water and snacks before take off as could tell we were desperate after flying in from London via Houston."
Pros: "Everything: ticketing, gate experience, boarding, service, comfort."
Cons: "No problems at all."
Pros: "Food and wine was surprisingly decent."
Cons: "Slightly bumpy turbulence, nothing horrible. Lavatory could have been cleaner. There’s nothing special about United; they’re the Macy’s of the sky."
Cons: "they changed our flight without notifying us! they messed up our seats and asked my mother to deplane! when we were flying with twin babies! they also gave us grief about gate checking something on the trip home that we had no problems with on the way there. honestly i will never fly united again."
Pros: "We made it to our destination on time"
Cons: "Extremely cramped seating. Terrible food"
Pros: "The staff was courteous and efficient. The entertainment selections were diverse. The seating was adequate for a long haul flight."
Cons: "The check-in process took 50 minutes at the counter as the staff told me that I needed a visa for China (transit) while that info was incorrect. I had to deal with online customer service while the person at the counter couldn’t help. It finally took 3 people at the counter to send me away. Once on the plane for a 14+ hour flight, I couldn’t use the bathrooms freely as they were filthy. The staff obviously didn’t maintain the bathrooms during the entire flight. The food served made me wish that I had bought take-out food for 3-meals prior to my boarding. the quantity of food was inadequate for the long flight as well. 1 extra snack would have been appreciated. I will likely book my future trans-Pacific flights with another airline."
Pros: "No one was in my row, so I had the opportunity to lay down and stretch out!"
Cons: "The crew didn’t seem to inviting. There was one woman who was very kind... but other than that, they all seemed like they hated thief jobs... the food was very bland."
Pros: "crew was apologetic"
Cons: "no movie service, no wifi. this is the 3rd time this has happened to me on an international flight to China on United. so bad. every other airline has it all together"
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Entertainment system Completely broken for full duration of flight. Individual screen also broken as well as seat Broken 19C"
Pros: "- Crew was attentive."
Cons: "- Personal device entertainment was intermittently functional, had to use the poor onboard display for entertainment. - Internet access was $39.99 for the length of the trip, that price is ridiculous."
Pros: "Can keep electronic devices on in flight mode. Had power outlets, very nice!"
Cons: "Boading horrible mess. A second flight was boarding using same audio system. And no elite flyer pre boading in SFO"
Pros: "Entertainment was actually good"
Cons: "Not very good food but I guess they gave ice cream so maybe that made up for it? Not super comfortable seats/room."
Pros: "On time arrival in China. Good entertainment options for my iPad, better than seat back display"
Cons: "The usual lack of attentiveness by United Flight crew"
Pros: "The movie choices were the only saving grace."
Cons: "They split up my family and were not accommodating in helping to find seats near each other. Flight attendants were rude. Requested a veggie meal and got chicken. Seats didn't recline."
Pros: "Flight left and landed on time. In flight entertainment worked."
Cons: "In flight food made me sick later in the flight."
Pros: "Food choices"
Cons: "Average service"
Cons: "WiFi for $39.99, used to be $19.99 before."
Pros: "Om time"
Cons: "Didn't offer food, just handed out soda"
Pros: "Great fly"
Pros: "No complaints here! The Air New Zealand staff were amazing. They did their jobs really well! They made everyone comfortable during the trip."
Cons: "I am at a loss for words. I was scheduled to depart from Tampa,Fl July 25th at 5pm. I was able to catch an earlier flight when another airline so I did. I still needed to fly back from my destination from Newark, Nj on Monday July 31. Due to me not taking my original flight United cancelled my ENTIRE reservation and they want me to pay $250 to rebook, which I do not have. I am currently stuck in New York with no money for a return flight, and will possibly lose my job. I am extremely shocked that they would do that. I will NEVER recommend or fly with them again."
Pros: "Food was excellent, flight attendants were awsome"
Pros: "Landed on time"
Cons: "Changed gate to another terminal at the last minute, we made it on time buy with an infant and a toddler taking a bus in a raining day was tough."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful especially with looking up connecting flights due to most people missing their connection."
Cons: "The delay, but what can you do. The seats are not comfortable when you're short."
Cons: "Need more leg room and more movie options. Also crew needs to be a little nicer lol"
Pros: "Getting from A to B safely. Some of the crew were extremely helpful and sweet."
Cons: "The poor guy next to me had a TV screen that was not functioning properly. He could only watch Lion King because the top right part of his screen would not register his touch. 15 hours with no entertainment."
Pros: "Connecting flights in China need more of a layover I missed my connecting flight not happy it was a disaster going through immigration takes forever in Shanghai .."
Cons: "Polaris Biz servie was worse than old biz class service. Only six salmon dinners aboard! Cabin crew needed to asked for many standard items. After dinner service, they were invisible. Brkfst was rushed in last hour before touch down. This was a real disappointment after an excellent flight from LAX to MEL! We can fly AA for such service at a lower price!"
Cons: "That i got stuck in China for 2 days"
Cons: "i booked my flight on Kayak and immediately been cancelled dunno why"
Cons: "The seats are tiny. If you drio something, you can't reach down to pick it up. The food was burnt. The app isn't downloadable in China. The overall experience makes me not want to ever fly United again."
Pros: "Crew was great, food was good, and had a superb entertainment selection."
Cons: "Comfort was as issue, I was assigned more leg room at the emergency row and the wall would be pushing against me, forcing me to go towards my neighbors side. Also, I had initially picked the last row to sit on, which was stated on my itinerary but when I printed my boarding pass, I got assigned middle of plane - which I did not understand nor complain about."
Pros: "Arrived a bit early to the destination."
Cons: "Every time the crew came by with something (more food, duty free, custom forms) (which seemed very regularly) it was announced over the intercom so it made sleeping very difficult on the 11 hour red eye flight. Other airlines will just walk by and catch your eye if you are awake. Seats were quite small as well."
Pros: "Got there on time with bags"
Cons: "Headline AND noone knew or was clear on whether i needed to transfer bag myself to Juneyao airline in Shanghai. Was told by 800 number no but turned out yes. Friend thought yes and arrived in Chaing Mai and bag still in China!"
Pros: "I like the entertainment screen and the food was tasty"
Cons: "My seat...not being able to pick an aisle seat. Also the passenger behind me kept doing something with her seat pocket and I could feel that everytime. Need more padding there. And halfway through the flight the screen quit working."
Pros: "Flight cancelled"
Cons: "Flight cancelled. Had to wait 30 minutes to speak to United service rep to rebook to Boston. No other Manchester flights. Forced to check carry ons. There were 10 terminals for service reps and only five reps. Line was very long and reps were in no hurry to assist. Not a pleasant experience. They should pay us a cancellation fee like they charge us when we cancel. Incurred additional expense getting to Manchester, NH. Not happy with United."
Pros: "The Air NZ FLight from Aickland to San Francisco was operated by United Airlines. The seat had excellent leg room. The attendants were very pleasant and available throughout."
Cons: "When I first border the plane there was another passes egg in my allocated seat. The selection of movies available was only okay. their is only a minimal number of toilets for the number of passengers and one of them was out of paper when I went or use it. But they were always clean."
Cons: "Food. It is a very long time and there no food enough"
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