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Review of China Southern flight Harbin Shanghai in Economy

Airline China Southern
Flight CZ6257
Class Economy
Seat 40K
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:34
Take-off 21 Jul 18, 07:48
Arrival at 21 Jul 18, 10:22
CZ   #38 out of 129 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 116 reviews
Harry_He
By SILVER 547
Published on 7th December 2018

48 hours in shanghai


Routing

  • Harbin(HRB) - Shanghai Pudong(PVG) China Southern A320 You are here
  • Shanghai Pudong(PVG) - Harbin(HRB) China Eastern A321 Coming soon

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Routing for this trip


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At Harbin (HRB) parking is available for 50 yuan a day which is about $8


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Somewhat chaotic check-in took roughly about 30 minutes.


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Arrived at gate after 15 minutes
Wait? Where is my ride, which is an Airbus A320? What is this A321 doing here?


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Boarding…I have no clue where we're going tho…


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Walking down a jet bridge that's not even attached to the aircraft.


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Remote Apron!!!
CZ gives these "confirmation cards" so that people don't get on the wrong flight.


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"redycle"… I think China Southern had just created a new word!


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Miserable for everybody else to be trapped in this metal box without AC for 10 minutes in July…
But fun for me!!! I love getting free ramp sightseeing tours.  


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They couldn't wait to get on the plane.


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China Southern is definitely the dominant carrier here at Harbin (HRB)


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XIAMEN AIR Boeing B737-800


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Flying B-6680, an 8 years old Airbus A320


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IAE V2500


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Seating at the emergency exit row today. Unlimited Legroom for my 5'6" frame.


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No Photos Allowed? I couldn't care less…


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Group Photo.
China Southern has a lot of emotional value to me. Growing up in Harbin, I've flown their Airbus A320 numerous times. 


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Another CZ A320 B-6766 is going to Yantai (YNT) today.


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Seatback content


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Interesting illustration of Airbus B737


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Lining up RWY 23


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Window seat


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Great view!


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Emergency Instructions


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Meal service had begun. I had reserved the fruit platter option online, I couldn't sleep last night with so much excitement about airplane meal. LOL 


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I thought that was a bag full of trash, and I was confused when the FA handed me trash… Usually it goes the other way…
After 10 seconds of awkward eye contact between the FA and me, as it turns out that it is my breakfast!!!
Nice job on economy meal presentation China Southern, what a beautiful plastic bag!!!
Seriously this is a little sad even for economy. 


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Breakfast—Pathetic fruit platter option
1 piece of orange
1 piece of kiwi
2 grapes
2 blocks of dragon fruit
3 slices of cantaloupe
I finished my breakfast even before my neighbor started his… 
Completely disappointed… 


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View is pretty good tho


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Cabin shot 
There are no entertainment except for these tiny overhead Tvs 


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Legroom situation at regular economy seats


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I asked for a regular meal


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Regular Breakfast
3 smaller slices of cantaloupe
Corn
Steamed bun
Sweet potato
Chinese yogurt
     Use the STRAW people!!!


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3 hours did go by fast without any kind of entertainment…


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Pretty windy today. Wind is at 24 kts


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landed


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Disembarked via jetbridge.
Why are HSBC ads everywhere? They always remind me of my house mortgage. 


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Hainan Airbus A330-300 "Hai Manchester" sticker. Get the pun? Hai stands for Hainan instead of Hi


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Walking


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UA 787-9 Dreamliner. Probably going to LAX


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The End

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Verdict

China Southern

7.2/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi3.0
Meal/catering9.0

Harbin - HRB

6.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access6.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness7.0

Shanghai - PVG

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Overall, I had a pleasant flight on China Southern. The lack of entertainment seems to be a norm flying domestic in China. The fruit platter was definitely underwhelming, but I wouldn't expect much. Remember the time when British Airways served a granola bar to trans-atlantic premium economy passengers? I will fly with China Southern again if their schedule works for me.

Information on the route Harbin (HRB) Shanghai (PVG)

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The airline with the best average rating is China Southern with 7.5/10.

The average flight time is 8 hours and 24 minutes.

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3 Comments

  • Comment 479181 by
    ThomasDutch SILVER 289 Comments

    I would definitely be surprised too when a dish is handed over to you in a plastic bag. Most likely the flight attendants were lazy or simply did not bother to unpack it. A very sloppy thing for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  • Comment 479837 by
    Shisdu SILVER 651 Comments

    Hai Harry! (Get the pun?) LOL

    I loved your report. So many experiences in a single flight!

    Boarding…I have no clue where we're going tho…

    Luckily you ended up in the correct flight. My worst nightmare would be getting lost in an airport in China, without knowing a single word in Chinese!

    Walking down a jet bridge that's not even attached to the aircraft.

    Er... I strongly recommend you check there is something attached at the end of jetbridges before you reach the far end, unless you're planning to catch your flight like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vPE6KJs4Sc

    CZ gives these "confirmation cards" so that people don't get on the wrong flight.

    I feel reassured. So I am not the only one who could get lost in China!!

    "redycle"… I think China Southern had just created a new word!

    Nice try from the part of the airline, but it sounds a bit "redyculous"!! XDD

    But fun for me!!! I love getting free ramp sightseeing tours.

    That's the spirit of a flight reporter! We can endure the worst conditions!!

    No Photos Allowed? I couldn't care less…

    I wouldn't care, either!! But, why the red arrow pointing down? "No photos under the seat?" LOL

    I thought that was a bag full of trash

    That's the most unpresentable presentation I have ever seen! Well, it was your pre-ordered meal, and the bag was probably showing that this meal was "special"? Or was it just laziness from the part of the FA?

    Cabin shot

    Looks much like a bus! Just wider! :D

    There are no entertainment except for these tiny overhead Tvs

    Next time bring your binoculars with you!! XD

    I asked for a regular meal

    Looks small, but delicious. I love corn!

    Thank you very much for sharing. It was a very entertaining report! :D

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