✅ Verified Review
| With flights starting at around 120 USD between Seoul and Yantai, Shandong Airlines proved to be the cheapest option (beating Asiana, China Eastern and Korean Air). Given the price I was a little hesitant to believe the service to be of a high level however I was pleasantly surprised. I was given a friendly greeting in English on boarding, crew holding a basket of sweets for passengers to take as they headed to their seat. For the rest of the flight the crew seemed to conduct their service pleasantly with a smile. On the outbound flight to China apple chips and bottles of water were offered however on the return leg a delicious hot meal was offered consisting of a sweet and sour type meat dish with rice. Highly surprising considering the flight time was less than an hour. Interestingly, on both flights the captain performed a detailed speech in Chinese and English. Despite the fact that the Boeing 737-800 was several years old, it was fitted with Boeing's Sky interior and its interior seemed to lack any signs of wear and tear. The interior including the toilets appeared to have been cleaned well. The seats were comfortable and had ample legroom for the short flight. The IFE onboard consisted of overhead screens, these played the moving map on the outbound flight at Mr Bean on the return journey. Overall a good journey!