Each airline has a unique personality and performance to offer travelers and Air China is one, which we will discuss today. We’ve had the opportunity to fly in several international flights with Air China on different types of aircraft. First off, knowing that this is a major world airline (currently ranked 10th in fleet size) from a large country can help one understand how big their network is and how many passengers they work to satisfy on a regular basis. It must first off be said that the airline offers a very good service overall. Like any carrier there are strengths and weaknesses to explore.
The first impression one gets from Air China is that of promptness and efficiency. Things are well planned and carefully executed from the boarding of the plane, to the push back time, to the take off and the in flight service. Things run so smoothly that it may seem a bit robotic, but wouldn’t you rather have water and tea circulating every half hour on a long flight than having to go to the back and ask for more? That’s just one benefit, it is of course nice to depart and arrive on time too. Meal and drink service is done competently as well.
The overall demeanor of the attendants is amicable, yet still one is assured that getting their routine underway is top priority. That having been said, they will assist you in whatever way they can. It is understandable that their foremost attention is given to getting the in flight service underway, especially in such a large and long flight. One of the features they take very seriously is the use of the intercom. Even the slightest bump of turbulence or runway delay will have them letting you know exactly what’s happening. This is a plus in respect to knowing what’s going on and a minus when it occurs perhaps a bit too frequently.
In terms of the plane itself, those we’ve had the opportunity to experience are sturdy planes with good quality seats and normal overhead space. The overall look of the airplanes is new and indeed the planes themselves are a younger fleet as a whole. The planes have had decent in flight entertainment programs from a selectable database of interactive films, shows and programs. The food quality is good with a meal of good portion and quality. Bathrooms are in use quite often, but cleaned several times during the flight by the staff.
Air China it is a very good airline, by virtue of its service it is highly preferable to many of its competitors. The flights cover many destinations within China and bring many tourists from around the world to some of China’s biggest cities. Fares are good and on occasion can even be great for such a long haul flight. Air China is a reliable, safe and above all efficient airline in its delivery of service and transport. Thus visiting the wonders of China by arriving in its flag carrier airline can be a good way to start the journey.