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[Video Only] PEK - LAX via Air China CA 983 (Boeing 777-300ER)

Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:34 am

Flight Info
Route: PEK (Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3) - LAX (Tom Bradley International Terminal)
Airline: Air China
Flight Number: CA 983
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-300ER
Class: Economy


This video report features my flight from Beijing to Los Angeles via CA 983. I can finally say that Air China wasn't that bad at all considering that air fare is really low. However, connecting via Beijing was a bit boring with nothing much to do. The promised access to Air China lounge was not provided to me as for some reason, it was fully booked. As such, I ended up wandering around the huge empty terminal which was freezing because the heater was not set to a warmer temperature.

Upon boarding the aircraft, I noticed that the seats in economy were almost identical to the previous flight on an A330. Good thing is leg room was sufficient. However, there is no power to charge usb devices. I noted that it is Air China policy to prohibit charging mobile devices even with your own power bank. The monitor of the IFE was small. The screens were not responsive and the movie selections were limited. However, there are still newer Hollywood movies.

There were 2 meal service on this flight. Both meals were ok. Nothing extraordinary. But not bad either. Serving size was good enough for an average asian. On a good note, the galleys had some self service snacks and drinks. Something that many other airlines are not offering on long haul. This is really convenient for passengers. The cabin crew was just as accommodating. They were very attentive and also kept walking down the aisle to offer drinks.

Landing in LAX was a bit hassle. Despite the 70+ immigration counters, the lines were really long. And it took around 1.5 hours to get out of the airport. Please see my video report for the complete experience.

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