✅ Verified Review
| Christchurch to Paris via Guangzhou. First leg was a 2230 departure. Crew were very pleasant welcoming me on board. Slippers provided and a choice of water, orange or apple juice. It is usual procedure to select both meals before take off, and drinks. You need to remember to order a pre-dinner drink and wine. Limited choice of wine, but my choice was great. Dinner was served shortly after take off. Main course wasn't great, but edible. Fruit, dessert and cheese were great. In flight entertainment was fine, 3-4 episodes of a range of tv series and plenty of movies. Seat converts to a lie flat bed and is pretty comfortable. I had an empty seat next to me, so used the spare duvet as a sort of mattress pad. Pretty comfortable and I got a good sleep. Breakfast was served 2 hours out - again main course was not great, but cereal, fruit, bread were all fine. Arrived early. In Guangzhou transit I was met by a China Southern host and guided through the process of getting a 24 hour visa. He then took me to the free transit hotel and ensured I was checked in. Second leg was much the same, A330 is older and the entertainment was a little clunkier. The French flight attendant in the business cabin was outstanding. Food was better than the first flight, but the main courses do need work. Arrived early at Paris. Overall China Southern have a really good Business product. They have 2 issues to address: firstly the ordering of drinks and meals before take off; and secondly the quality of main courses. On other flights with them, the quality has been great. I think it might be a matter of consistency. Lounge at CAN was very comfortable, although food not to my taste, so I ate at the other nearby premium lounge. Upstairs recliner seats are wonderfully comfortable!