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Average price (return flight)

R9 655(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

R8 356or less

Good deal one-way

R5 171or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R5 171 or less one-way and R8 356 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Guangzhou was found, on average, 41 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is February.
  • Morning departure is around 7% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Malaysia Airlines
Overall score based on 1 532 reviews
7,3
Boarding
7,2
Comfort
7,6
Crew
6,9
Entertainment
6,7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Amazing crews"
Cons: "Nice seats"

Cons: "All four flights with Malaysia Airlines were delayed, no reasons and no information. Appalling."

Cons: "The entertainment unit was constantly malfunctioning"

Cons: "Boarding on time so I didn’t have to loose the connection flight and had to stay at a hotel an hour away from kuala lumpur to barely sleep to catch a plane to auckland next day that arrives late so i cant take the ferry home."

Pros: "ok"

Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "No"

Pros: "Helping and immediate response."

Pros: "Entertainment was good."
Cons: "Sadly one passenger in front of me talked loudly, for 7 hours straight, took an hour to sleep then talked again for the remaining 5 hours. Not airline fault"

Cons: "Better treatment of luggage. Better business class service. Food was poor."

Pros: "Malayasia airlines made me sad since they left my luggage in KL on my trip to Shanghai today. The agent in Shanghai was really bad to handle situation. He doesnt care at all. No one from Malaysia Airlines showed off to explain the situation. Me and my wife dont have any clothes to change. Very bad"
Cons: "Malaysia airlines need to Change the behavior of the staffs in shanghai especially the agent or the station manager of MAS"

Pros: "Boarding was organized"
Cons: "Vegetarian food wasn’t great"

Pros: "There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching"
Cons: "The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom"

Pros: "Crew is ok, accommodating, entertainment system ok, food ok."
Cons: "level up on the service, I think MH needs to take a second look at the whole company in terms of culture and level of service."

Pros: "the crew was flexible enough to allow change of seat to emergency exit after takeoff. Some of the crew are friendly, but not all."
Cons: "the seats. I am 5'9 tall and my knees are touching the seat in front of me. Entertainment system needs to be upgraded. Food is so-so. Overall, MH flights, not just this recent one was just what was expected as the bare minimum."

Cons: "The KUL to DPS leg was on one of the oldest planes I’ve flown. A 737 with no seat back screens. They handed out 2 inch thick “tablets” in Business class, with no touch screen and only a handful of 10 year old movies."

Cons: "Cancel last minute and no compensation given, how rude it is."

Pros: "Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an excellent experience The seats were so comfortable as well, and the customer service on and off the plane was amazing"

Pros: "Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an experience"
Cons: "Nothing not to like. They went above and beyond"

Cons: "The air con totally not cold!"

Cons: "The food"

Cons: "I haven't even made it to my destination yet."

Pros: "Excellent crew. Good food. Comfortable seats even in coach."

Pros: "The flight was pleasant, the staff were delightful, and the plane (a new 737-800) was very comfortably configured."
Cons: "Check-in took an intolerably long time (45 minutes)."

Pros: "The seat I got was certainly comfortable enough."
Cons: "The staff was not enough particular in delivering appropriate food to correct people. In flight KL to Auckland, vegan food was served when Indian vegetarian food was requested. Long queues at boarding in KL."

Cons: "They charged for the ticket but blocked the ticket so i had to buy mew ticket"

Cons: "This is the second time - once on the way to Kuala Lumpur and on the way back that we boarded late and thus missed my connecting flight. Sadly Cathay and Malaysia air (which was the airline Cathay used for the return leg of this trip refused to help and put me on an earlier flight forcing me to stay an extra 6 hrs at the airport while being sick."

Pros: "Fast flight and boarding time"
Cons: "Inflight food was bad, luggage at the airport took Long"

Pros: "Food was good and staff was always with a smile in their face"
Cons: "Super crowded and not much room in between rows, I aspected a bit larger and more comfortable plane for an international flight"

Pros: "There was not much entertainment for kids .. and a"
Cons: "Food was not at all good.. there was not any food at dinner for vegetarians and also for breakfast"

Pros: "Friendly & attentive crew"
Cons: "Departure delay (10 minutes)"

Pros: "The regular plane was swapped out for the A380"

Cons: "The Business class seats are very uncomfortable. There's just no leg room space when the seats are flat and its very suffocating."

Pros: "Not enough elbow space between fat passengers"

Pros: "Staff!!!"
Cons: "Bathroom line"

Pros: "All aspects were fine. Weather caused a delay for landing of ore than 45 minutes, but not airline's fault."

Pros: "Acceptable in general. Food (ran out of option, only fish curry left in row 20's), enterteinment, comfort (empty seats)."
Cons: "Attitude by attendants can be improved."

Pros: "-"
Cons: "Incompetent handling of engine error by both ground and air crew"

Pros: "Everything flowed smoothly."
Cons: "It would have been nice to have inflight entertainment within our seatbacks."

Pros: "The entertainment, seat spacing"
Cons: "The gate"

Pros: "Movie story"
Cons: "Foods"

Pros: "The flight surprisingly arrived ahead of schedule :)"
Cons: "The food, at least it was better than the food out of KUL"

Pros: "Easy to get my boarding pass at the Changi airport. Seating was nice. Not many passengers in this flight."
Cons: "The magazine in my seat pocket was dirty."

Pros: "Massage chair, very relaxing for long hour journey"

Pros: "Efficient check in"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Lost baggage took 24 hours to arrive. Rude staff."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rude staff on ground and cabin crew. Delayed. Lost baggage. Terrible customer service. I would never fly again."

Pros: "Just fly."

Pros: "The crew were reasonably friendly and our experience at check in was positive with an accomodating staff member."
Cons: "Very tight seating with little leg room. Meal was forgettable. Only flight where seating wasn't changed from original booking."

Pros: "The plane was decent. The offering on the IFE was a good mix. Food was ok"
Cons: "The IFE froze. I alerted the crew but it took them nearly 1.5 hours to do a reset of the system. I barely managed to watch a movie and only managed that due to the fact that I had my own earphones. They collect their headsets way too early."

Pros: "The crew was okay. The seating was great on all except for one leg."
Cons: "On one leg, it must have been an older plane, because the business class seats barely reclined."

Cons: "No movie."

Pros: "拿不到行李,需要等下一班飞机"
Cons: "拿不到行李,需要等待下一班飞机"

Pros: "The plane was about 3/4 full, so it felt like there was extra room. It was a red-eye flight, easy to sleep and quiet."
Cons: "Be prepared for some pushing and shoving by the other passengers."

Pros: "I missed my flight due to reading the time of departure wrong, military time. It was my fault."

Pros: "Boarding was easy and the crew were wonderful."
Cons: "Entertainment was weak. Food was horrible."

Cons: "We only had one hour to catch our connecting flight, which was canceled and rescheduled by air China not by customer. Rude!"

Pros: "On time departure, courteous crew."

Cons: "The flight had 02:30 delay due to a technical problem, when we Arrive the luggage was broken."

Pros: "Flights ran on time. Fares were very low."
Cons: "Service was minimal. No way to get help at the gate. Minimal service on board. Beverage service twice on a 13 hour flight. No snacks. Terrible food. Limited choices on entertainment system."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "cabin space"

Cons: "A lot of turbulence the last half. I got sick and I have been flying for 20 years through Europe and Asia. It never happened before. A rough landing."

Pros: "Good leg room and airline food quality was good and great movie choices."
Cons: "Language barrier at times, like when I went to the galley to ask for orange juice, which was sitting on the counter, and flight attendant said - pour it yourself and then walked off kind of funny."

Pros: "Arriving"
Cons: "Play flight attendants horrible food movie selection very poor"

Pros: "Smooth, right on time, good food."

Pros: "I think the food served on the flight has improved significantly over the last few years. I've been flying Air China for the past few years and am very impressed by the progress made by Air China. I will continue to be a loyal customer of this airline. Thanks!"

Pros: "restroom lines were less due to limited choice of drinks which turned out positive specially when flight was full."
Cons: "Had to call agency for confirming seats as web was never successful despite many try's. Agency in Washington was v good and helped. on long haul flights the choice of entertainment is poor. food could have been better"

Cons: "First , all 4 luggages were disappeared in the airport. When we got it is 7 hrs later . Second, 3 out of 4 luggages were broke. Try to call airline, no one answer and help ... very disappointed .. never has those problems with other airlines. Third, delay the airlines without airline people help.. delay almost 10 hrs to flight back to HK .. never buy this airline ticket.. very bad service.."

Pros: "crew, and boarding were good."
Cons: "food and comfort not too good, entertainment was so so"

Pros: "Airfare was cheap"
Cons: "No variety of options for entertainment"

Pros: "The crew from Tokyo to Beijing was the Airlines saving grace; they’re the only reason not getting lowest possible scores across the board."
Cons: "Flight from LA to Beijing was horrible, the entire experience starting with check in."

Pros: "Easy boarding, roomy seats, good price for business class."
Cons: "Bad choice of movies, sub-par food, small bathrooms."

Cons: "Well, the aircraft doesn’t have TV at the back of each seat."

Pros: "Literally nothing. I guess the crew was nice. Sufficient at least and not unpleasant."
Cons: "Where to start. First off, I have flown budget air carriers with more leg room than this pacific international flight. I do admit I am a taller than average guy, but if you are over 6' tall you will have NO legroom. And I mean none. It is an insulting amount of legroom. My 5'6" wife barely had any room, never mind myself. On my flight back, I requested an emergency exit row seat (as I noticed on the flight over the emergency exit row was filled with old people and young couples with babies/ young children). And was informed it would cost $120 USD per flight per person. My jaw almost hit the floor. You mean to tell me that the emergency exit row - the row where in the case of an emergency you are supposed to physically be able to assist passengers - actually COSTS money to sit in? That is an absolute disgrace. You have to pay for the added responsibility to help in the case of an emergency? Of course, once I was on the flight the emergency exit row was filled with old people and babies. All of course perfectly capable of helping in the case of an emergency. I was, and still am furious. The gall to charge that much money and then give the responsibility to people unable to help? Meanwhile, an able-bodied couple in the 20s is denied and I am cramped in my less-than-acceptable-for-budget-airlines legroom. And the food. Putrid. Inedible. It was somehow overwhelmingly fragrant while far too bland. Its hard to imagine someone putting together that meal and feeling proud. The meals all screamed "I do not care about my customers." In fact, that is the overwhelming feeling I got from Air China. An airline that truly could not careless about their customers. I would not reccommend. Even if they are the cheapest by a far margin. Stay away. Do not go near. Air China is a terrible airline that should be avoided at all costs."

Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Flight delayed over 40 hours, in China! Nothing anyone can do about it. Totally got screwed by Air Gina. Almost missed the wedding I was officiating. Worse part is that Kayak has no customer service number to call for help. Never again. If that wasn't enough, they lost a bag on my return flight. Pay the extra money and get treated like a human being."

Cons: "80 minutes delay without explanation."

Pros: "Movies during flight. Had a smooth flight to Beijing. Pilot is very good"
Cons: "Change of gate number. A very long walk to the new gate number. Taking a crowded bus to board the plane. Seats are extremely small. My seat won't recline. Had contant back pain during the 12hr flight."

Pros: "When the flight delays, as least the crew need to tell the passengers when the flight will be fight or boarding."

Pros: "Worst flight ever. Delayed 2 hours on the front end. Food was horrible. Plane was freezing. Service awful. No information on the delays."

Pros: "The food was fine."
Cons: "The flight was two hours delayed, so I almost missed my next one--which was international."

Pros: "I like nothing about this airline."
Cons: "Flight was delay departing from LAX 3 hours, end up missing connection flight in Beijing, Airline doesn't care and expect me to wait at the airport for 12 hours for another flight.... No Food, No lounge, No words from the Airline and No responsibility from the Airline. Worst...To everyone else please pay more for other airline."

Pros: "None"
Cons: "Bad service"

Pros: "Price is good. And the airline service is also great."

Cons: "More delay from Beijing to Guangzhou."

Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "Staff was grumpy and just looked like they hated their job Food was terrible All 4 flight legs were late Beijing airport feels like a luxury prison, no decent food options, no budget options for anything, only super overpriced boutiques."

Pros: "Gave me a free upgrade while I was flying alone."

Pros: "70% of the entertainment is in Chinese so be prepared with your own stuff. Food was not awful, but not great. Comfort and leg room above average."

Cons: "They serve the same food for both meals, and on all other flights. I got sick of chicken and rice, pork and rice, and noodles. The seats are the most uncomfortable I've dealt with on an international flight. And my luggage didn't make the connection for my Beijing-NY flight, so I had to deal with lost luggage after waiting at the baggage claim for a long time. Luckily, I live in NY and could have my luggage delivered later that night. Other people were not so lucky and were told FedEx would get it to them 4 days later. However, having said all that, I feel like you get what you pay for, and I got an incredible deal on this round-trip flight."

Cons: "Air china flight attendants are extremely rude. I don't know if they're over worked but they definitely aren't happy"

Pros: "Absolutly on time. Good check in, no trouble with luggage. Quick proceedings."
Cons: "Food made me sick for two days. And it was definitely the airline food. No entertainment for foreigners, flying standard of 2002."

Pros: "Flight and Crew were good but entertainment wan't as they had old selections in Entertainment."
Cons: "I had booked "Hindu-vegetarian" meal (it's completely different than Chinese Veg or other Veg) and they often had Chinese Veg in the flight. If they can't offer "Hindu-Vegetarian" then they should remove this option from their list of meal."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They informed me 3 days in advance via email that my connecting flight is cancelled. No rebooking to other carrier, no hotel. They expected me to wait 24 hours in Beijing airport! Worst: had to try 4 times to call them till someone picked up, 3 times I gave up after 30 minutes (roaming). Very unfriendly handling of case."

Pros: "I enjoyed the entertainment offered, and the hot jasmine tea was yummy."
Cons: "They did not give us enough water for a 12 hour flight. They only came around four times – once before the two meals and once after – and they only filled up the small cup about half way each time. I left the plane dehydrated after the first flight. On the return trip, I bought a bottle of water in the terminal to take on the plane, but they confiscated it at the gate. I've never had that happen before, especially since I bought it past security in the Beijing airport. Since they took it, I probably annoyed the flight attendants with how much I asked for water, but I didn't really care."

Pros: "Pilot."
Cons: "Food to be improved"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight crew seemed to be a bit racist. I'm American, they're all Chinese. They skipped me while serving food and beverage, skipped me while collecting garbage, and would not come when I asked for help. I finally was able to get some food when the kind man next to me noticed what was going on and spoke up about it. In contrast, 5!3 man on the other side of me kept elbowing me periodically throughout the flight, and placing his feet in front of my chair directly where mine should go. This was extremely annoying on a 13 hour flight. I will never fly with air china again."

Pros: "Entertainment and drink selection was decent. Plane was pretty new with large personal monitors and usb charger"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 3hours. Boarding process was a nightmare. there no was line, people were pushing and was almost like a herd of cows just trying to squeeze through the gate asap. Staff did not do anything about this and just watched. Food was terrible, my salad was defrosted which meand the vegetable was wet and soggy. Although the planes were new, the seats were verr narrow"

Pros: "Price was cheapest."
Cons: "No IFE. Restricted my use of my smartphone even though it was in Airline mode. Food lousy."

Pros: "Comfortable seat and attentive staff"
Cons: "4 hour long layover in Beijing got me into my final destination by 4:30am. Later I learned that it is very common to be delayed in Chinese domestic travel. I will try to not fly domestic in China again. Instead, get an international connection in somewhere like South Korea."

Cons: "Boarding. Service."

Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Food"

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