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Low season

NovemberBest time to beat the crowds (9% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (12% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

R9 391(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

R8 842or less

Good deal one-way

R5 593or less

When to book flights from Johannesburg to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R5 593 or less one-way and R8 842 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl was found, on average, 55 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is November.
  • Morning departure is around 229% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

6,5
Air China
Overall score based on 5 753 reviews
6,8
Boarding
6,5
Comfort
7,0
Crew
6,1
Entertainment
6,1
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Very helpful, accommodating and attentive crew. Comfortable seat and pillow. best flight Ive had in a while"
Cons: "snack between meals could be offered"

Pros: "Seat was super comfortable and crew is great"

Pros: "Amazing crew and service"

Pros: "crew promptly answers call. very courteous. although we left PEK 40 mins later, we arrived in LAX on time. lots of legroom on this flight back to LAX for a 5 foot frame. a big plus"
Cons: "bathroom would have been cleaner and hoping to put some air freshener in the bathroom."

Cons: "entertainment"

Pros: "Boarding was quick."
Cons: "1 hour delay, no ability to pre book special meal, 787s are horrible for long haul which is counter intuitive as to why they were built."

Pros: "Seat very comfortable"
Cons: "Need better food quality and choices."

Cons: "Barely any legs room to move around and I’m 5”3"

Cons: "Food was subpar. The entertainment devices did not work."

Pros: "Number of crew and attentiveness; meal service on a short flight and efficiency in delivery"
Cons: "Mass boarding rather than by section"

Pros: "Provide new movie"
Cons: "More small snacks provide."

Cons: "No notification that my itinerary required a visa - despite a 144hr transfer allowance for both Shanghai and Beijing it does not apply if you fly in at one and out the other! You only 24 hrs in that case. And I found this out at the gate in Osaka."

Pros: "being offered pillows and blankets"
Cons: "The man across from me received a blanket that had been vomited on. The smell permeated our row. The sandwiches were too much bread and mayonnaise, and not enough meat. The under-seat storage was very small, my bag didn't fit. No screens for entertainment."

Cons: "Bad food choice"

Cons: "flight was cancelled and rebooked for another day, but Air China was cheap in compensation for hotel, let alone compensation for food!!!"

Pros: "It has enough space to make myself comfortable, and staff are very kind and patient. And one meal was provided even though it was only 2 hr flight."

Cons: "NO SPACE FOR HAND CARRY ON LUGGAGE"

Pros: "Flight crew was attentive"
Cons: "Delayed boarding, no personal entertainment and very old seats."

Cons: "- Surly staff, terrible food, terrible cellphone policies (to be fair, this is a china-wide issue), crowded seats, old planes. I HATE AIR CHINA and will try to avoid flying them as much as possible"

Cons: "So bad customer service"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "cancelled last minute, rescheduled for the next flight three days later"

Pros: "Staff were quite helpful and both flights were on time - very cheap which made the things I didn’t like acceptable"
Cons: "There wasn’t really any legroom (I’m about 1.74m) or much comfort and the plane itself was really loud - not used to that from long distance flights. Two out of four meals were okay."

Pros: "Cheap rate"
Cons: "Service"

Pros: "Great service from crew."
Cons: "The length of and number of in-flight announcements. Being told to turn devices off at all times and lifting the window blind."

Cons: "Entertainment screen is fault."

Cons: "I didn't know when I was supposed to board or what the process was, and the crew wasn't helpful to me when I asked. Maybe language barrier?"

Cons: "There were no entertainments and was not allowed to use any devices."

Pros: "Crew is well trained"
Cons: "Beijing airport upon arrival : taxying took long time! Very borny"

Cons: "My baby (not yet 1-year) was uncomfortable on the flight and through out. When I asked one crew for help to clean up the floor she just gave me a disgust face and told me I should make the baby throw in the trash bag... I was super shocked and disappointed. I think air china really need to improve their employee training."

Pros: "In flight entertainment worked on the way back home. Mostly comfortable flight."
Cons: "The food wasn't so good and the worst part of flying air china is having to transfer in Beijing. The security lines are always horrid and people working there make it stressful...even more than America which is hard to do. The other issue is no internet."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Plane was dirty. Area around sink looked like it hadn't been cleaned in some time."

Cons: "Food, cleanliness of airplane"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed which caused us to miss our international connection. Flight attendants did not care, did not attempt to get us out faster, or put on a different flight. Asked for an announcement to be made on board or to be moved to seats closer to the front so we could get off the plane quicker, did not happen. Offboarded and sprinted across the airport for our international connection and was notified by gate attendents that the gate closed five minutes ago and that they could not let us on the plane. Meanwhile, the plane sat there for an additional 30 minutes while it fueled and waited for release from air traffic control. There were six travelers total stuck there in San Fran at that gate, all of us begging to be let on the plane to Beijing, the last one for over 24 hours. Zero compassion from staff at the the airline gate. They did not care about us and did not care about leaving their travelers stranded. Our total travel was Denver to Bangkok, 26 hours of travel including layovers in San Fran and Beijing. In San Fran (after missing the gate connection), we were rerouted us through Haiwaii and the customer service agent that did this reroute did not finish the reroute to our final destination. We got to Haiwaii and were stranded again, at the Air China service desk for four hours having to once again provide documentation of our initial travel plans to Bangkok, having them build a new itinerary to our final destination. Overall, 20 additional travel hours have been added to our itinerary, almost double our initial travel time. We have had to call and cancel pre-arranged bookings in Thailand as we are now missing two full days off our trip. I am absolutely disappointed and heart broken as I write this still stuck in the Beijing airport waiting another six hours to connect to Bangkok. My fiancé and I were traveling to Thailand to get married and have received no compassion from anyone at this airline to try and get us there. I am flat out disgusted by Air China."

Cons: "since this portion of my flight was cancelled by air china they tried to book me on the next day but my husband decided to come meet me in beijing after getting me a hotel and driver to pick me up the night that i was stranded. i told air china not to book me on the flight the following morning that i wasn't going to take it. they never did that and ended up cancelling the entire remaining flights on air china. this was the worst experience with an airline i've ever experienced."

Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "our flight was delayed. No communication as to why or when the plane was going to be take-off. We had to wait for 3-hours without any notification until it was time to board. So you could not leave and go eat. When we landed, our bags were delayed 1-hour coming to baggage claim. Again, no communication as to why our bags were delayed."

Pros: "That this airline delivered me safely to all points."
Cons: "Robotic flight attendants: they acted like robots and never as humans. Smiling is not what their operational programs have missed. They are RUDE people. People should try not to even change planes in China. Koreans and Japanese people are much far adorable than any one Chinese I encountered. They have to step up. For now, never again on any Chinese airlines. Taiwanese airlines provide much better service."

Cons: "No use of cellphone even after take off and landing."

Pros: "Only boarding"
Cons: "No drunks like other flights"

Cons: "Flight was canceled. Customer service was incredibly unprofessional."

Cons: "The 12 hour non stop flight from Los Angeles to Beijing was on 747-400 aircraft with no personal entertainment on the seat backs. they had a monitor that played chinese movies which was hard to see and it was a very boring flight. Kids were complaining 2 hours into the flight saying they were bored as nothing to do. Food was mediocre. I can't imagine an international flight with no personal entertainment screens."

Pros: "Everything worked, boarded quickly and crew served passengers efficiency. Luggage was already on the conveyor belt when I arrived."

Cons: "The flight attendant shoved me down the aisle with a drink cart. Mobile phones cannot even be looked at, even in flight mode, because of outdated policy. Staff is generally rude. The entire plane was spitting, clearing their noses with loud noises, and chewing with their mouths open. Basically, the perfect airline to display one of the rudest cultures in the world."

Cons: "Delayed for a long time."

Pros: "Airline deliberately arranged for me to miss my connection in Beijing.. Resulted I a 24 hour delay. They did not cover food expenses while I waited for a substitute flight."

Pros: "I like schedule and direct flight"
Cons: "Food entertainment no movie"

Pros: "The food and service were good. Nice and spacious aircraft. Excellent aircondition system."
Cons: "Delayed flight cause the bird went inside the plane"

Pros: "The flight was full in economy so they upgraded me to economy plus. The extra space was great and I appreciated getting the space that I could not afford otherwise. Thanks, Air China"

Pros: "Loved the price. The seat back entertainement was good. They had a good selection of movies, shows, music and games."
Cons: "The seat back entertainment touch screens aren't the best quality and would freeze a lot. Even though there was a good selection of entertainment, it wasn't really enough for stuff for round trip (13+ hrs x 2). I would recommend a few more movies. The food was okay, but not great. They came around with carts with drinks but would only pour about 4oz at a time and maybe came 5 times. Not enough for a 13 hour flight. Also, Chinese got preferential treatment for sure, and rude to Americans. Had a connecting flight which we were late so tried to get a flight attendant help us off first. Nope, just said there wasn't enough time and we would miss it and would have to get a flight the next day. Thankfully there were enough people taking the connecting flight they delayed it and we made it, but they do not care..."

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