✅ Verified Review
| Air China from Vienna to Barcelona return. We took advantage of this 5th freedom flight on the way from Beijing to Barcelona with a stop in Vienna from where we flew. It is more convenient to fly on a widebody aircraft, even on a relatively short route such as this one. And the fare was pretty good, with checked bag included and an inflight meal. For our dates, lowcost airlines such as Vueling were selling this route for the same price, so why not try Air China? First disappointment came shortly after take off, when they told us they don't have vegetarian meal we ordered a few months in advance, and the flight attendant just came to us with her list to show us we're really not on the list. Not very professional. Otherwise the onward flight was fine. On the return trip, after being ensured by the checkin staff, we were served the vegetarian meal, which was just ok. Edible, but not good compared to other airlines. The flight attendants were polite, but not very personal and when they spoke English, you could not understand it anyway. And even though the plane was 2-3 years old on both ways, it wasn't very clean, in one of the toilet cells there was a missing lock, so in order to lock the door you had to use your nail to move the lock. The seats had a small IFE touchscreen, with a very slow system, a very very few Hollywood movies and a lot of Chinese movies; they had a very good 3D map flight information system though. So an okay experience, I wouldn't mind flying with them on long haul if the price was a lot cheaper than other airlines.