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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: "na"
Cons: "same as the previous ones"

Cons: "got crushed here at airport. There was a lot of people here at 5am. No one was at the ticket counter and all check-ins were automated. So no staff available at ticket counter. The auto system didn’t recognize my passport with the ticket. Then I had to go to duty manager who was not helpful."

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: "Overall good flight"
Cons: "First flight was delayed which resulted in the missed connection, overnight stay in Beijing and lost time in our final destination"

Pros: "The Air China crew was exceptional. They made sure wheelchair service was available all of the time without a hitch. They were very compassionate"
Cons: "The coach seating is very tight. I wish there was more leg room."

Pros: "Great price and reasonable to good service for a family on a budget, this worked well."
Cons: "Both flights had delays based on weather, and it seemed the communication around it could have been better."

Pros: "crew and general experience was great"
Cons: "baggage mishandling"

Pros: "Boarding was streamlined, planes took off on time and made it to destination before time. Entertainment options were decent."
Cons: "Food isn't the best (had Hindu meal for my flights) not sure if there is a better option. There isn't much in terms of snacks, outside the set meals. Some of the crew members do struggle with communicating in English, but I always found someone to work with."

Pros: "the flight is delate"

Cons: "Crew's English needs improvement."

Cons: "The Air China ground staff was horrible. The return flight was late and so I missed my connection in Beijing. One of the flight attendants then blamed me for it because Kayak had booked the connecting flights too closely. I was then shuttled downstairs to ground crew who were terse, uncommunicative, and downright mean. I ended up in a hotel and can only hope this last part of my flight gets better. I’m still in beijing as I write this. And no wi fi on the domestic or international legs of the flight. Primitive."

Pros: "The flight crew was nice."
Cons: "My seat was broken. I had to sit lop-sided for the entire flight. The plane looked like it was built in the ‘90s. There was one screen on the wall constantly playing. It’s not like I had an option to look away as it was in front of me when I would try to relax. The check in desk was ridiculous as the line wrapped all the way through BKK airport. They needed to organize the queue better."

Cons: "No updates on reason for 2hr delay of flight."

Pros: "Once aboard it was fine"
Cons: "I was delayed by a connecting flight and there was no way to pre-check, notify the airline or get ahold of anyone to let this be known in advance. I tried customer service for airline, for travel agent etc. no way to get ahold of anyone. Thought I was there at the time of boarding, they would not let me board, because I was not within their 1 hour check in time so I missed the flight. Since connections to Korea are only once per day, I was delayed a full 24 hours and endured several more hardships that could have been easily avoided with some good customer service. Also, it was stifling hot inside the aircraft and the crew could not seem to help cool it off despite twice asking them to get me some air-flow."

Pros: "My trip started off with airplane problems from the beginning. From my flight being delayed multiple times by air china to the overly packed united to the confusion of the non updated confirmation numbers or the e-ticket number. Even on the day I left upon arriving to the airport my confirmation number they had just given me after all the prior problems still didn't work. Air china had mediocre food with okay entertainment except my headset jack on the TV was broke and I couldn't watch anything. On the last air china flight from Bejing to Bangkok. I couldn't even charge my phone, watch any entertainment and basically was just stuck with no WiFi. Justfly wouldn't compensate for the changes on their end and said I myself would have to ask the airlines for compensation which the.the airlines directed me no where for compensation or even to upgrade my seat. Now I'm finally in Thailand but I'm scared of my return."

Pros: "They were friendly, competent, we were comfortable"
Cons: "The lines and time spent getting into the gate area. Because the flight was to go on to Beijing from Vienna, all of us going from Barcelona to Vienna waited in line with the others."

Pros: "Pleasant flight"
Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Not near as bad as the reviews I've read. Service was good and seats comfortable."
Cons: "food isn't great (but is it good on any other economy flight), nor is drink service (they really limit when you can order wine). Poor entertainment."

Pros: "We did eventually make it home, so I'm counting that as a plus."
Cons: "Our original flight got cancelled so our departure time got pushed up one day, ending our vacation one day early. Then when we went to the Air China counter to get our boarding passes, the ticket on the new itinerary did not exist. So I ended up spending an hour on the phone (incurring a large international phone cost) in order to get on a plane. Our layover in Beijing was 10 hours on the new itinerary, which was terrible especially since we had great difficulty finding anything vegetarian in Beijing (ultimately just ate a bunch of croissants as a full meal). The food quality on the flights themselves were not great, but that is minor compared to how poor the rest of the experience was."

Pros: "Excellent breakfast"
Cons: "No soap loaded in the bathroom dispenser"

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Luggage did not arrive for 2 days from Beijing"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing. There is nothing good about flying air china. Spend the extra bucks on another airline."
Cons: "Boarding organization was horrible. Staff was rude. Food was horrible. Luggage was left behind and had to wait three days wearing the same clothes we flew in. Ridiculous. No compensation or apology for lost baggage. I will never fly air china and will do everything it takes to make sure anyone i know does not fly air china. When reclaiming luggage we were put on hold for 45 minutes all three times then also gave a call back option but they never called."

Pros: "Good experience and in time. Clean."
Cons: "Passengers ahead talking too much."

Pros: "The staff was extremely polite, very accommodating, and willing to serve. The entire experience was overall very good and very contrary to what reviews said online. I would fly with them again in a heartbeat, far exceeded American standard airlines like Delta and American."

Pros: "Everything but entertaiment on board. Very vas audio."
Cons: "Entertaiment"

Cons: "- Out of Date airplane. - Stricter technology rules limitations than other international airlines. - difficult website to navigate."

Pros: "I have flown with Air China before and had a bad experience. They are improving everything from customer service to in-flight amenities. Transfers in Beijing are still a problem with zero efficiency."
Cons: "They don't honor seat selection when booking but attendant at gate helped and was very understanding."

Cons: "This was like flying in the 90's. The seats were super small and uncomfortable my TV didn't work and they wouldn't let me use my phone (even on fly mode) and the Beijing international airport didn't have WiFi."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Did not bring wheelchair to board at gate for my friend. I asked them to bring it they said were you brought in by wheelchair I said yes she was. She said just sit down someone will come back to Board your friend , everyone started to board still no wheelchair I went to ask again she got annoyed and told me sit down horrible flight will never use them again."

Pros: "Friendly staff on flight. Low cost business class ticket."
Cons: "Lost luggage needed for meetings, takes three days to recover. Coffee is gross, 3in1 powder. Only one water bottle on flight so I got dehydrated. Food is gross."

Pros: "Cheapest flight"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Complimentary Movies with headphones provided were a plus. This was my transfer flight with AirChina they were not too happy about me being a vegetarian. Meals were provided. If you are not vegetarian or find out how to put your name on a special request sheet it should go smooth."
Cons: "Seats were very narrow and seat by window wouldn't recline like other window seats for both flights. (No I was not by the exit.) I am a vegetarian. And asked for no meat during meals provided. They didn't have my name in a special request list. The crew member did know how I would be asked to be put on the list and was rude when I told her I was a vegetarian even when I informed multiple crew members during my boarding since I had an issue the previous flight. The crew members in that flight were very rude even when I told them during boarding and a crew member came across with the special request sheet. Still no one could tell me how to put my name down as a special request to avoid any further confusion"

Cons: "Plane were smelly Crew could not speak English Baggage didn't come"

Pros: "Overall ok. Plane was an older model."
Cons: "No wifi for long trips. Very important to me."

Pros: "Flying on Air China typically works for my travels to Los Angeles. I think they are a great choice given the cost and services : )"
Cons: "The departure out of Beijing was delayed some 1.5 hours because of one person who apparently left his passport near the gate prior to boarding. It was a full flight. I was just stunned that they would inconvenience hundreds of people whose schedules, including mine, were affected by their decision. May be it was a policy issue. But the crew didn't explain it very well, seemed more sympathetic towards the individual. While that was a kind solution to that one individuals but I wondered about the judgement of the crew. It was very frustrating for the rest of the people waiting onboard. Also this was the first time booking through justfly.com because it seemed the cheapest but the hidden (additional) cost was in the seat selection stage afterwards. Kinda misleading."

Pros: "The food served were good."
Cons: "But there were not much choices for the drink. There was no Ginger Ale or Seltzer water available. Also, there should be snacks available between meals. Passengers get bored if they can't sleep and just watching the TV during the long flight."

Cons: "There was no entertainment system."

Cons: "first flight to China was delayed so the connecting flight to Tokyo was missed. no explanation was given for the delay no food vouchers were available that night they lost my bag in china for 3 hours they brought me to hotel in unmarked bus with no explanation hotel told me that air china would only cover half the cost so I need to pay more or share a room the next day, air china's manager was uninterested in helping or explaining there hotel arrangements food on the last flight was just rice gruel and an aged egg. I am flexible but that's not even considered a meal in china. there is at least salt or pickled things in it. audio ports on plane did not work properly. on arriving home, most of the items in my suit case were crushed (coat hangers snapped, boxes crushed, bags ripped open) my dslr camera batteries were all taken (alkaline based ones) I travel between japan and america two or three times a year for the last 30 years. this last trip was one for the books! not sure where to start"

Pros: "Nice stewardesses"
Cons: "Can't use cellphone in airplane mode! Should have been warning about this. 2 hour delay with no explanation"

Pros: "Clean plane delay"

Pros: "Business class features Seating Entertainment Food"
Cons: "Language barrier, but not too bad"

Cons: "Boarding and deplaning from the tarmac vs a jetway"

Pros: "one flight the attendant thanked me for being gold The agents at red house for gold members in Shenzhen were amazingly helpful in getting me a flight in time to connect when mine was badly delayed, really helpful"

Cons: "Poor customer service and flight delays"

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

Pros: "Hard to find anything that was worth mentioning as outstanding - boarding happened without any hickup and food was average/good."
Cons: "TV screen did not work - 15 hour plus flight, it is a big no-no! Crew not very helpful - language barrier very huge and almost impossible to understand "English" used by crew and on intercom. example: Ladies and gentlemen - sounds like "fishermen" We are taxying towards the runway - came out as ... "we are taxying the wong way" - thankfully we ended on the right runway."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "They lost my bag it had all my souvenirs from my Japan trip"

Pros: "The service and other features o nth trip were pretty much on par with what you would expect from international airlines, so nothing to write home about these."
Cons: "1) Missed connection - my flight from New Delhi, CA 948, took off about a half hour late, resulting in a delay in landing in Beijing, and me missing my connecting flight to Washington DC. Not sure whom the blame for the delayed flight lies with, but the time gap between the two flights was only an hour, and this delay added about 12 hours to my journey, including a forced stay in Beijing. While the airline provided free accommodation and assisted in changing the flight, this error should not have happened at all in the first place. I guess I knew this possibility existed when I booked the flight, but I was hoping the airline would be competent enough to avoid it."

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