Review of Sichuan Airlines flight Los Angeles Jinan in Economy

Airline Sichuan Airlines
Flight 3U8700
Class Economy
Seat 30K
Aircraft Airbus A330-200
Flight time 13:25
Take-off 10 Jun 18, 01:15
Arrival at 10 Jun 18, 05:40
3U 13 reviews
Harry_He
By SILVER 2376
Published on 13th August 2018

Summary

Hello everyone this is the first leg of my 2018 Asian trip, from Los Angeles to Jinan

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Sichuan 8700
Los Angeles - Jinan You're here

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Walked to TBIT from my flight from Las VegasClick here

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Walked past my ride today to China

Check-In


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Check-in was chaotic and only 2 counters opened for 180 economy passengers, I waited 30 minutes.
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Walking towards security.
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Inside in 10 minutes
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Tom Bradley International Terminal Shopping mall
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Qantas 747-400ER queen of the skies
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Delta 777-200LR
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The bus gates "Costco gates"
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Chaotic boarding with no gate agent managing the line
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Jetbridge
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Onboard
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The seatpitch is tight at 31" since this aircraft was configured to fly 3 hour Chinese domestic routes rather than 13.5 hour from LA to China
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Window seat
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TO/GA take-of 25R
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First meal service
roasted chicken with carrots
bun
shrimp salad
fruit
Canadian water
cheese & crackers

the meal was good although the bun was unheated
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Self-service bar
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total BS outdated entertainment system… fine for a short domestic flight, but definitely not a 13.5 one
It feels like the seat and the PED are 20 year old although the plane was only 2 year old.
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The bathroom was clean with artificial flowers and scents.
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Overflying Russia
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Breakfast
Chicken pasta with veggies
Fruit
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Airshow
the only working thing on this entertainment system
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Butter
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Disembarked
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Verdict

Sichuan Airlines

4.3/10
Cabin2.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi1.0
Meal/catering6.0

Los Angeles - LAX

8.6/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.0

Jinan - TNA

3.0/10
Efficiency2.0
Access3.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness2.0

Conclusion

I chose Sichuan airlines because the fare was cheap ($650rt) vs Air china ($1,100), and I got what I paid for. The only good thing about this airline is its cabin crew. Hope they fly their A350 to LAX to replace their domestic A330 on this route.

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