Absolutely by any measure the most pathetic airlines in the entire world. This is not a deal a honey trap !!!
I would say you have to take reviews with a pinch of salt. You know the one complaint heard loudest over 1000 good reviews. I would say dont be frightened to give this a try, the same experiences the above have do not mean you will.
Thanks, I will be going to Philippines next year and I thought if I should cheap out and buy a flight with AirChina, or spend a bit more and enjoy the flight
Yes, I vowed never again a long time ago. The food and drink, in flight service, entertainment etc is awful. They even lost my luggage in Hong Kong which then had to be forwarded to me a day later. The check-in service is comparable to Little Britain’s “Computer says, No!” Seriously, I would never recommend them.
Horrible airline, speaking from experience! Not only lost our bags on the way back from Beijing but managed to send my bag to my friend in Manchester and his bag to me in London! Took another week before we saw any of our baggage. Better off paying £50 - £100 more and cutting a few hours off via India or UAE!
I am. I've flown them a number of times. Air China is better by a country mile.
Koryo haha be real
China Eastern, China Southern, Koryo, Jet Airways, Aeroflot (because of Moscow Sheremetyevo and how awful they are are anything resembling comfortable transit experience), Ryanair, Easyjet. Even BA on some of their older aircraft are worse than Air China for comfort.
Reservation now includes 2 checked in bags per person. When I booked last year it was only 1. May email them to clarify.
Great post, thanks
Fair enough. I did recieve the email yesterday. I can see your post is a week old
While I am subscribed to jacksflightclub, I posted this deal before receiving it yesterday 07/11. Found this one all on my own.
OP should really have given credit to the Jack's flight club email that he recieved the other day. I fully recommend subscribing guys www.jacksflightclub.co.uk
I flew Air China to NZ once - I think I'll pass on using them again.
I fly to China at least 10 times an year on business and ALWAYS avoid Air China. Most of their crew is rather impolite and indifferent and does not seem to understand what one would need on a long haul flight. And I am talking of Business Class here.
Lol check the stop over times tho
Hope you put in compensation claim over 3 hours with EU departure its about £440 for long haul
Ps have heat !!
Yes, that's the reason why it's buy one get one free! If you're tubby or chubby, in a hurry or having a curry, don't fly air china, fly (insert rhyming word)!! Haha
Just came back from Bangkok last Friday with Air China, absolutely no problems what so ever, plane had much more leg room than both the Virgin and Lufthansa flights I took to the states last year. Food was average and catered to Chinese tastes as were the selection of movies, but that was obviously going to be the case. Paid £350 for my return flight I have no complaints.
How are you getting the option for long layovers? I can't see how to do that
Security at PEK were allowing only one power bank and confiscating others - saw piles of perfectly good power banks confiscated. I got my Anker power bank through and they took long time looking at my powered speaker 'brick' but allowed that through in the end.
I've used Air China to Bangkok in the past. Flight London to Beijing is good but the Beijing to Bangkok is pretty small and old aircraft. Food is OK! Would fly with them again. I also stayed 72 hours in Beijing. Paid around 320
What was their issue with powerbanks? They never took mine, I always kept it in my hand luggage which I believe is a condition of all airlines
Flew Air China to Manila in March 2016. Leg room was reasonable. There are two options for each meal: Western or Chinese. I went for the Chinese and it was satisfactory. They only do complimentary beer or cheap wine and water isn't handed out in bottles, only small cups. Customer service was ok but nothing special. You get what you pay for.
I'm wondering if Bangkok bombing and China's crash means reduced prices all around. There is always some good that comes from bad (discuss).
Hot, heat added
Air China is the worst of all, from services, food, aircraft .... very small leg room, rude stewardess, horrible food, can not ask for extra juices....AVOID at all costs. No one flies them for the second time, that is why all tickets still there, and reduced significantly!!! You go through hell with Air China!
where have you seen that as normal last time? For the last 3 years £200-400 was the norm for me £600 is Business class via Transaero..
Hot, normally return to China is over £600