Hainan Airlines

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5 star Skytrax Rating
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Seat Comfort 12345
Staff Service 12345
Value for Money 12345
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4/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(Canada)

Toronto to Shanghai return via Beijing. Travel dates supposed to be 17/06/2013 - 29/06/13. Departing plane was late and cost me my Shanghai Connection and one night. Return flight from Shanghai to Beijing was delayed 8 hours and cost me connection to Toronto on the 29. Incredibly they could not put me up on another connecting flight until July 3! To get this I had to stand in a 2.5 hr queue. I found the food on Hainan better than average legroom below average (I am 6'1"). My flight over had good movie selection but annoyingly bad sound. The plane was too hot.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
5/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(Canada)

Flew first class round trip. Flew on a highly discounted fare. Seat was similar to Thai and Lufthansa's A340-600 first class seat. This 340-600 is worn. Video was broken at my seat outbound. All AV is old and antiquated. Crew try to be very helpful. Food was delicious. Especially Chinese offering on return flight from Beijing. Beautifully presented. Helpful check-in at Beijing. If you book their free limo they meet you at curb side and escort you as far as immigration. Lounge at Beijing was good. Only person in the first class lounge. Overall good value for the money. Only $1400.00 more than business return. Well worth it for the extra space.
Cabin FlownFirst Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
10/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(United States)

We had 2 hours to catch a connecting flight from Chengdu to Beijing to Seattle. We had to pick up our luggage at baggage claim in Beijing and then go to terminal 2 to get our prepaid ticket and check our bags and go through the detectors and get out to the correct gate. We probably would not have made it on time without the helpful Hainan Air attendant who walked with us through all of the afore mentioned stations and waited with us. With his help it took 1 hour and 20 minutes which gave us 40 minutes before take off and no stress. I will fly them on my next trip to Asia.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
10/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(Japan)

PEK to TXL Germany flight: HU489. Beyond my expectation. Aircraft was quite new the entertainment system is acceptable. Cabin crew are nice and smiled all the time checked the cabin every time I opened my eyes and one stewardess answered my questions attentively. Meals served hit the spot for economy. Inbound was as good as the outbound flight.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
3/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(Canada)

Toronto to Beijing. Seat legroom was minimal cabin interior was dirty and shabby. My seat table and the one of my neighbor was filthy with food and other matter from previous use. One of the washroom sinks was broken so there was no means of washing your hands. AV system kept shutting down. Overall it was a very unpleasant experience and my last with this airline. Pay a little more and get some basic comfort.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Value For Money 12345
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10/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(Australia)

Took multiple domestic flights with HU in December from PEK to SHA and XIY on their 330 and 737-800 aircraft. All flights were pretty much on time (the latest was 5 mins late). Onboard catering was superb for a domestic flight with as much as I would expect on an international flight - and then they came to ask who wanted seconds! Inflight entertainment was provided on the 330 aircraft which again was of an international standard. The terminal in PEK which is solely used by HU is very pleasant and easy to use. The crew were very friendly and promptly answered any enquiries. The legroom was great (I'm 6'4" - so that's no easy feat) and in general having done extensive travel I would say this is the best domestic airline in China. No hesitations in flying with them again.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
8/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(Hong Kong)

PEK-YYZ. Business Class. Hainan uses the KLM lounge in YYZ which was very standard. Seats in 1-2-1 configuration new business class. Breakfast was adequate Lunch was nice - western dishes and dinner I chose Chinese dishes which were the best I had on the fight. Entertainment was nice but a little bit cheesy. The seats are comfortable. Would definitely recommend.
Cabin FlownBusiness Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
6/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(United Kingdom)

YIX-CTU Economy. Flew B737-700. Inside fitted out with their Red colour scheme economy seats OK but not much leg room. Flight slightly late due to late departure. English announcements made. Hot drink and packet of dried Pea snack given which was OK on a 75 minute flight may not be quite so good for a longer flight. Cabin clean but slightly tired looking.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment N/A
Value For Money 12345
yes
6/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(United States)

SEA-PEK-CAN roundtrip. Hard not to recommend Hainan in light of the price difference between Hainan and other airlines. However the aisles are narrow. For the SEA-PEK flight (Airbus A330-200) legroom was tight. Seats are not well padded and by the end of each trip I could hardly sit still. The big thing to be aware of though is the transfer process in Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing we had to deplane by walking down 2 flights of stairs board a shuttle bus to the terminal up another couple of flights of stairs claim your checked bags go through immigration walk 15-20 minutes to a different terminal check in for the next flight and recheck your bags then go to the gate and wait for the flight. My experience flying to China is limited but I think this process is more convoluted than with other airlines. There were 2 meals on the 11 hour flights across the Pacific and one on the in-country flight and they were all good. Beverage service leaves something to be desired. On the long flight I think we were offered drinks only 4 times and each time using very small cups. The seatback video system has a decent array of choices but is very glitchy and can be difficult to use. Headphones are a little uncomfortable and use the Asian double-plug connection so single- plug US headphones will not work properly. The crew were good though not as consistently present in the aisles as on other airlines and spoke English well. On my return trip I found myself I'd probably try to use a US airline for the US-to-China flight but in reality due to the fact that Hainan is $200 to $400 cheaper than the next least expensive option I'd probably opt for Hainan again.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
10/10

Hainan Airlines customer review

(China)

Hangzhou to Shenzhen on a 737-800. Plane was well maintained and the leg room excellent. The snack box served was ok for such a short flight. Departed and arrived on time and our luggage was out fairly quickly. English announcements could be made more clear but otherwise great staff. Hainan Airlines still seem to be a great choice when travelling locally in China as the price is good with good service and nice clean comfortable planes.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment N/A
Value For Money 12345
yes

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HAINAN AIRLINES

Hainan Airlines is a privately owned airline, the fourth largest carrier in China. Celebrating its 24th anniversary in 2017, Hainan Airlines is the only Chinese mainland carrier to be ranked as a 5-Star Airline. The main international hub is Beijing Airport, other hubs at Chengdu, Chingqing, Changsha, Xi'an and Shangai. Hainan Airlines has a fleet of over 180 aircraft, including Boeing 787-9 / 787-8 / 767-300 / 737-800, A330-200/300, anda further 75 aircraft on order.

NEW UNIFORMS

Hainan Airlines unveiled their new uniforms at Paris Couture Week in June 2017. The fifth-generation Hainan Airlines uniforms highlight the combination of traditional Chinese features and internationally popular elements. The fusion of traditional Chinese elements and popular international fashion created an Oriental masterpiece that turned heads in Paris.

BUSINESS CLASS

Hainan Airlines long haul business class is provided on Boeing 787 and A330 aircraft, with flat bed seats, arranged 1x2x1 and 2x2x2 subject to aircraft type. In addition to luxury amenities, business class service includes an Onboard Chef and full dine on demand.

flat_seatsFlat bed seat
power_iconIn-seat &/or USB power
Onboard WiFi (some int'l routes)
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningOn demand a la carte dining
WinesFine wines & beverage service
SleepingPillows & duvet / blanket
PyjamasPyjamas / Sleepsuit
AmenitiesAmenity kit

DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS

Domestic first class is provided using a mixture of widebody A330, Boeing 787 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

flat_seatsFlat bed seat
Seat pitchSeat pitch : 50 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 20 ins
power_iconIn-seat &/or USB power
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningOn demand dining
WinesFine wines & beverage service
SleepingPillows & duvet / blanket
AmenitiesSlippers, eyeshade etc

ECONOMY CLASS

Hainan Airlines long haul economy class uses Boeing 787, A330 and Boeing 767 aircraft, and also includes Boeing 737-800 on domestic routes.

Seat pitchSeat pitch : 31-33 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 17.2 - 19 ins
Onboard WiFi (some int'l routes)
power_iconUSB power (most int'l routes)
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningChinese & Western meals
WinesComplimentary beverages & wines
SleepingPillows & blankets
AmenitiesAmenity pack (int'l routes)

LOUNGES

Hainan Airlines have recently opened their flagship international lounge, the HNA Club at Terminal 2, Beijing Capital Airport. They also offer domestic lounges at many airports across China and have a new International lounge opening in Xi'an during 2017.

Lounge SeatingExpansive seating options
Seat pitchPrivate seat pods
Lounge showersShower rooms
WiFiLounge WiFi
Work StationsWorkstations / business area
power_iconCharging facilities
AVODEntertainment area
DiningBuffet & a la carte dining
WinesSelf service bar
SleepingRelaxation rooms
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