✅ Trip Verified
| Urumqi to Xi'an. I arrived at Urumqi airport at 730 am early in the morning but found out that there was already long queue for all check in counter which handled China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines flight. I attempted to check in from the kiosk but unsuccessful. There were ground representative assisting passengers with the check in process. Today I am flying to Guangzhou transit at Xi an. The ground staff informed me to queued up at the row which handles Guangzhou flight but was later found out that I ended up at the wrong queue upon reaching the check in counter. As a result of that, I have to re queue at a different row which was assigned for Xian flight. Upon checking in, the ground staff told me that I would have to collect my luggage at the luggage carousel in Xian and walked up to the departure hall to issue my boarding pass to Guangzhou. A similar luggage check in process is required. In short, check in counter is a mess in Urumqi Airport. Boarding commenced approximately 40 minutes before flight departure. I was transferred to the aircraft via an airport shuttle bus. This flight was operated by Boeing 737-800 NG, the cabin is relatively new and equipped with in flight entertainment apps. By connecting to the aircraft WIFI, it automatically re assigned the website for CS apps downloading. The choice of movies, music etc is rather limited, though suffice for short flight. Every seat is assigned with socket which makes charging convenient. Cabin crew are kind and helpful. In flight beverages were served after departure which was followed up by lunch. The standard of the in flight meal is moderate, typically Chinese local dish considering that this is a domestic flight. I believe there are still room of improvement on the in flight catering.