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How's Service Onboard Air China?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2001 1:41 pm
by Air Taiwan
Since it seems that CA may join STAR ALLIANCE in the near future, how's their service compared those of other STAR airlines?

My guess -- like United domestic??

rgds
Jimmy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2001 2:02 pm
by United Airline
I been on an Air China B 747-400Combi to Beijing. The service was ok. But the plane wasn't very clean

Interestingly, the food was ok too.

However, my grandma told me that it has already improved for 100 times.

Well, United Domestic? I don't think you can compare Air China with UAL can you? Just to be realistic. UAL is a first class airline while Air China has just started improving......... With great speed.

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RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2001 2:42 pm
by MAC_Veteran
Air Taiwan

My business partner described Air China as the flying "Roach Motel". Apparently the airplanes are quite filthy from his viewpoint, told me he saw roaches on the meal carts and some crawling on the floors while waiting in line to use the lav. Also heard of people ripping up their passports and flushing them down the lav prior to arrival at YVR. (a means to help filing for political asylum I believe, if you are "stateless")

Me tink's I'd rather take China Airlines or Cathay Pacific instead. (G)

TTYL
MAC

RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2001 5:39 pm
by mtlu
I've flown Air China once. The service was so so.
The flight attendants were not very friendly.
Try not to tick them off.

mtl

RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2001 5:48 pm
by Air Taiwan
Well is there ANY Star Alliance airlines which has got worse inflight service than Air China?

???
Jimmy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2001 5:52 pm
by usflt1778
My boss, who is Chinese (though living in the USA for 10 years now) has told me several times not to take Air China for the reasons already mentioned: dirty planes, rude crew, bad food, questionable safety, lack of "Western" comforts, etc. Oddly enough, she takes them at least once or twice a year to China and Asia - usually justifying it by saying they're the cheapest.

RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2001 6:00 pm
by mtlu
In all fairness, Air China's safety record on international
flights is very good. I might be wrong, but I think there has not
been any single passenger fatalities with them.

You just need to put up with the poor service and
dirty cabin.

mtl

RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2001 8:54 pm
by ERJ135
You think they are much like United Domestic?
Oh well, there is plenty of room for improvement then.

RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2001 9:37 pm
by Air Taiwan
ERJ135, that's exactly what I meant...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy