Not having to connect in Bangkok.
Crew were attractive, friendly, and professional.
The flight was on time, despite a growing-pain glitch with the check-in system that resulted in a slow line for check-in.
As I knew this is an LCC and that I would pay for food ad baggage, I prepared accordingly and set my expectations properly. Once you understand the business model of an LCC and don't expect it to be Singapore Airlines, you will have a good time.
A glitch in the check-in system meant it took forever to check in, but this was explained by the check-in staff, so hopefully this is due to the fact that this route just opened.
No other complaints!
In both directions, the flight left within one minute of schedule and arrived within one minute of schedule. I expect a flight to operate within 15 minutes on either side of scheduled departure, and this roundtrip nailed it.
I don't like the fact that Kayak does not have a "N/A" column, as I don't expect food or entertainment on a short-haul LCC flight. The flight time is just over an hour, so what am I supposed to say about entertainment? And why is there no row for "On time performance?" When I travel on an LCC, this is my only expectation (in addition to safety, of course).
My only complaint about the HK Express flight was that I had to work hard to get the attention of the flight attendant to buy a bag of M&Ms
The staff were great with my dog(golden retriever) really helped me... Also the service overall was fantastic best journey I have experienced yet travelling to China and I have lived here 8 years so probably 100 flights
Is there enough space? No choice of meals- only fish with rice (I hate fish); drinks served ONLY during drink service time (don't bother asking for one because that's what you'll hear); no personal entertainment center (6 hour flight with no movies); and Shanghai Pudong Airport absolutely sucks. The airport has spotty Wifi, terrible restaurants with worse service, and what kind of country doesn't allow Facebook!?! Pay the extra $100-200 and avoid this airline and airport.
Two of the flights were delayed. The first delay from Bangkok to Shanghai caused that I missed my connecting flight. It was a nightmafre at Shanghai airport. I was forced to go through immigrations and customs and rechecked for the next flight. It was a poor way of handling a passenger on a misconnected flight due to the airline fault.
My husband and I flew from Chicago to Bangkok with a layover in Shanghai Pudong airport. The flight was comfortable. I enjoyed the food, and entertainment choices. The flight attendants were courteous and helpful.
No one answered any phone calls. I couldn't confirm my flight 24h before as recommended. My husband's flight was moved a day earlier leaving from Bangkok due to overbooking, so we called to have his flight upgraded but we couldn't reach anyone. We asked at the check-in counter for the airline to upgrade his flight but were told that we needed to call to do that. We did! But no one answered! The website was always down when trying to reserve seats. My husband and I were seated separately even though we checked in together on the last leg of flight from Shanghai to Bangkok and there were plenty of seats leftover that we could have been seated. The plane was not even full.
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