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JNB — SHA
May 17 — May 241
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Tue 17/5
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Low season

November

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R43 343

Average price (return flight)

R10 746

Good deal (return flight)

R232 585
Best time to beat the crowds (9% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (12% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R232 585 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from OR Tambo Airport, 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 39% cheaper 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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Top airline flying Johannesburg OR Tambo to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
6,5
Air ChinaOverall score based on 5755 reviews
6,8Boarding
6,5Comfort
7,0Crew
6,1Entertainment
6,1Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "The food was good. It was nice that they supply wet hot towels before each meal. The seat was comfortable with the price I paid for. The rest room is nice and clean and quite spacious. The L’occitane toiletery bag was nice."
Cons: "It would be nice to supply mouthwash in the rest room. It would be nice to have a foot step at the bottom to open the trash container. The comforter is not washed and smells."
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Pros: "The food was good. It was nice that they supply wet hot towels before each meal. The seat was comfortable with the price I paid for. The rest room is nice and clean and quite spacious. The L’occitane toiletery bag was nice."
Cons: "It would be nice to supply mouthwash in the rest room. It would be nice to have a foot step at the bottom to open the trash container. The comforter is not washed and smells."
Pros: "Beautiful new plane, professional crew, totally decent food."
Cons: "Economy for 13 hours is always a bit rough, but no more so on Air China than any other airline. And the price was so much lower."
Cons: "Horrible experience of sitting on the tarmac for more than four hours with no air conditioning in New York on a 95 degree day. I thought I would die. There seemed to be no concern among the crew for our extreme discomfort."
Pros: "Yes"
Pros: "Amazing crew and service"
Pros: "I did like the modern touch of the aircraft and it made me feel cozier."
Cons: "The food options are not that great, and it is almost the same meal given over and over, which does not taste that great."
Pros: "Smooth flight!"
Pros: "The price was absolutely amazing, dollars to miles it was the best bargain on a trip ever. Crew responded very quickly, and handled everything excellently."
Cons: "The seat could have used a little more cushioning, the fasten seatbelt sign was on the whole flight so passengers weren't really sure when it was okay to move about the cabin."
Pros: "Ms. Liu/Chang is one of lovely cabin crew,bring me awesome smile and unforgettable nice experience"
Pros: "First off, the flight was cheap, really cheap, so for the price it was amazing."
Cons: "Planes was a bit old so the entertainment system was a bit temperamental, poor image and the wife’s controller had taken a beating, so was hard to navigate and adjust settings."
Pros: "Constant service through out the night on long 12 hour segment. Hostess was constantly walking up/down aisle serving great green tea and juices. Unlike other airline where crew puts off lights and go to sleep too"
Cons: "Food totally tailored to Chinese tastes. Though Muslim meal pre ordered was ok Beijing airport no WiFi and terrible security check"
Pros: "Good connection time. Not too long, not too short. Just fine."
Pros: "Number of crew and attentiveness; meal service on a short flight and efficiency in delivery"
Cons: "Mass boarding rather than by section"
Pros: "Attentive crew"
Cons: "poor food variety"
Pros: "excellent service,help, clean, comfort, and considerable"
Cons: "Safety, Comfort and nice service"
Pros: "Clean inside,"
Cons: "Too short switching time, cause missing next flight when I went to China; when I am back to America, the flight canceled because of weather, nobody help change the ticket, not good service"
Pros: "Provide new movie"
Cons: "More small snacks provide."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Really Bad Aeevice"
Pros: "Well..I had seat to sit on"
Cons: "Horrible food..imagine 14 hrs flight with no good food"
Pros: "The flight attendants where excellent."
Cons: "n/a"
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
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: "Delay"
Pros: "Nothing except low price"
Cons: "Poor food communication problem"
Pros: "Smiling staff very helpful, selection of entertainment for my 14 hour flight, piping hot towel hand delivered for refreshing self, beverage selection, pillow, blanket and slippers. all this in economy class."
Cons: "food selection (chicken and rice or shrimp and pasta, side salad, fruit salad, roll) is fair but quality could be better."
Pros: "They did not had our foods on both flights."
Pros: "The screen was fault."
Cons: "Entertainment screen is fault."
Pros: "Average"
Cons: "Flight Crew member was very rude and un professional When we ask for his name he refuses so we can mankecformal complain And we ask other members for his name they said its in chineese and difficult for us to understand"
Cons: "Seat too tight"
Cons: "TOO hot in the plane! No personalized air vents. Seats are not comfortable."
Cons: "The air China flight attendants are some of the rudest people I have encountered. They were extremely unhelpful and one went so far as to sigh and roll her eyes at me. Our flight was also delayed for four hours with no explanation, while we all sat on the plane waiting. Finally they made us all get off of the plane issued us new tickets and then we got back on. The whole process was rediculous. The seat space was smaller than usual and the plane was very dirty. It was also the worst airplane food I have ever tasted. I would definitely recommend not flying air China. K"
Cons: "Very unkind crew. They didnt seem to want to help the passengers. They appeared rather annoyed. The seats are too close from row to row. Undoubtedly the most uncomfortable airline seat ive sat in."
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."
Pros: "free local beer"
Cons: "worn out seats, the children playing games on the monitor in the back of my seat so i had to deal with back of my chair constantly moving. clearly frozen to microwave meal. Late departure on both of my flights with them but shockingly, on time arrival for both."
Pros: "Not much at all"
Cons: "Lack of communication - our flight was supposed to land in Beijing but we were redirected to another airport due to bad weather. After we had parked at the terminal of our temporary airport, we were told to wait further instructions from flight crew and the control tower. After about 40 minutes the plane started going towards the runway without any warning to passengers who had started getting luggage down, opened contents of carry on baggage and luggage, etc. It was jarring to say the least and luckily no one got hurt. Additionally, our flight from Beijing to Vancouver, BC was delayed by 8 hours. None of the gate or airport agents could tell us why or provide any alternatives to those of us with connecting flights. Not only did they not provide information, one of the gate agents gave us the wrong information (the local time at arrival). We missed our connecting flight and incurred significant expenses (hotel and purchase of 4 additional one way tickets). For the reasons listed above I will never chose air china and strongly urge any listeners/readers to avoid them at all costs!"
Pros: "Only crew"
Cons: "1 No provision for veg food 2.you cant use phone even in flight 3Even in this age buses ferry you from plane to the terminal,disgusting 4Security/immigration people lack smile on their faces"
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Customer service was incredibly unprofessional."
Pros: "3-3-3 formation of seats with decent legroom. FAs tried to be helpful but if you only speak English language maybe a barrier."
Cons: "The flight wasn't even there at boarding time both ways, no announcement of delay or new boarding time. When we approached the desk, they said there us no delay, when we asked about why the flight isn't there yet, they said 'may be a little bit'. Then we sat in the plane and we queued up for take off but were in the tarmac for about 2 hours. Very little information came out on the PA or from the FAs."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We missed our connecting in the Beijing airport both times. Even though our flights were delayed by several hours, the AirChina staff seemed unprepared to help us about we sat in the Beijing airport for multiple hours before going to Phuket and again on the way home when going back to NYC. They refused to give us meal vouchers and were generally unapologetic."
Pros: "Everything worked, boarded quickly and crew served passengers efficiency. Luggage was already on the conveyor belt when I arrived."
Cons: "Flight did not exist, missed connecting flight"
Cons: "I could nos use my phone even though I took off the SIM card I did not get a good explanation"
Pros: "Crew members are very nice and kind"
Cons: "But it takes more just being nice to be a good service. I always flight business and occasionally first class within the Star Alliance system. I'm a Chinese and I love my people. By still keeping my Chinese citizenship after 27 years living in US may show that. But I have to say my dear Chinese crew members always miss some details on service. For instance, this time on my way back to JFK, they woke us up five hours before landing to serve us the light meal, that other Star Alliance airlines usually do around two hours ahead of landing. I took Air China four times in the past 10 months and they always did the same thing, even though I specifically requested that don't wake me up if I'm sleeping. They turned on the cabin lights and talked with passengers next to me very loud. I hope it's not the case that they serve the light meal so early in order to get their jobs done earlier ahead of landing. Other Star Alliance airlines never do this kind of thing."
Pros: "The flight was accepted by FlightNetworkbut never ticketed. I called and waited on hold for an hour with occasional talk to representative. She indicated that she would call me back in an hour. A ticketing agent called about an hour later and said the flight I booked was unavailable so they switched me to China Southern (where I have no status) but have status with Air China as Star Gold. In addition, they charged me an extra $330 US, so the good fare on Air Chain / Air New Zealand did not materialize. I am thoroughly disgusted with the process and FlightNetwork."
Cons: "The flight was accepted by FlightNetworkbut never ticketed. I called and waited on hold for an hour with occasional talk to representative. She indicated that she would call me back in an hour. A ticketing agent called about an hour later and said the flight I booked was unavailable so they switched me to China Southern (where I have no status) but have status with Air China as Star Gold. In addition, they charged me an extra $330 US, so the good fare on Air Chain / Air New Zealand did not materialize.disgusted with the process and FlightNetwork."
Pros: "The service was pretty good. I only had an hour to board my next flight, so flight attendants moved me up towards the front of the plane so that I could exit earlier than others. I was able to make it to my next flight."
Cons: "There was a 3-hour delay after all the passengers boarded. We were all sitting inside the plane without any explanation. At first, the captain blamed airport for not giving any updates on their departure, and a flight attendant that I talked to blamed the local temperature, which was a total nonsense. Later the captain announced that there was an issue with the engine. My layover was supposed to be 4.5 hours, but it got cut to 1 hour due to the unexpected delay that they had not clearly explained. I had to run to catch my next flight. When I got to my final destination, I found out Air China did not transfer my bag on time, so I had to file extra paper works in order to receive my bag two days later."
Pros: "Fair"
Pros: "entertainmanet was pretty good. crew was kind and give us enough pillows and blankets."
Cons: "around middle of flight, bathroom condition became too smelly and was difficult to use."
Pros: "nothing good"
Cons: "Crew's behavior was very rude to me, firstly they barly understand English and they lie to me by giving me non-vegetarian food and said it is vegetarian. When I resist and said I'll complaint against you guys so they took food and trashed it immediately without my permission."
Pros: "The flight was generally fine and on time. Good as good as to be expected on midrange flight."
Cons: "Transfering in Chengdu takes forever. First we didn't get a gate and had to take a bus to terminal the long way round the runway - 10 mins. Then we had to collect our suitcases and re-check in and the queue was very long. Some people were very stressed about missing their connecting flights. Then when transferring to connecting terminal you first have to walk far within the terminal, then have to go outside security, find yourself the shuttle bus to the other terminal yourself, then go through security again - many more queues. Lots of time spent and lots of stress, and I'm not alone as everyone was complaining."
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