Review of China Southern flight Sanya Guangzhou in Economy

Airline China Southern
Flight CZ 6731
Class Economy
Seat 35A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 31 Oct 10, 07:00
Arrival at 31 Oct 10, 08:25
CZ 133 reviews
By 3378
Published on 30th July 2011
I haven't got many pictures of my SYD-CAN-SYX flights on China Southern Airlines so I will go directly to the return flights starting with the SYX-CAN flight.

After a short night in Sanya it was time to go home via CAN and NRT and then on to PPT.
I took a taxi from the hotel to go to the airport. The journey was epic as the female driver was shouting at other taxis what I believe was indications that there were customers waiting at the Crown Plaza, only words at recognized in the conversation ! AMAZING !!!

After a crazy run that should have been part of a sitcom I arrived at the Sanya Phoenix Airport. Not a lot of people in the terminal, a few were sleeping there with their bags and a few Miss World contestants arrived just after me on a specially chartered bus for them. Some of these girls were at the beginning of a very long way home. I was already exhausted for Miss Bahamas that was at the beginning of a very long SYX-CAN-AMS-CDG-MIA-NAS !!! Phewww !
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As a Flying Blue Gold Elite Plus I checked-in at the VIP counters as soon they opened.
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After receiving my boarding card and my invitation I went straight to the lounge. I was the first person to enter. The lounge is rather small with compartments making it in a few small lounges. The furniture is old style and the decoration is heavy.
A lot of choice for snacks and drinks but nothing fresh apart from a few fruits. Cookies, nuts, dehydrated noodles, dehydrated soups etc…
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My selection for breakfast and had I known I would have stuffed myself in the lounge before the flight to Guangzhou !
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I spent some time in the lounge, surfing the net, snacking and watching TV in chinese. I then went to the gate to board my flight which was going to be operated by an Airbus A320 registered B-6577
On board I was seated on the first economy class row. In front of me was Premium Economy and in front of them Business Class which was a real business class, not the european type.
I had the whole row for myself which allowed me to sleep the whole flight.

Good Bye Sanya !
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The welcome on board and safety demonstration video.
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Our neighbor, a Capital Airlines Airbus 320.
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After take off, the crew served a warm sandwich a bottle of water or glass of orange juice and a towelette.
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The sandwich was by far the worst thing I was given to eat !!! To this day I still have absolutely no idea what type of meat was in that sandwich ! AWFUL !!!

Flight went by fast and here are a few pictures of our descent towards Guangzhou.
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Our arrival at the international airport of Guangzhou Baiyun went without problems.
Another China Southern Airlines A320 is getting ready for its next journey.
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Next flight report is in business class on the CAN-NRT flown on China Southern Airlines.
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Cabin crew6.5

Sanya - SYX


Guangzhou - CAN



The only thing that I will remember from that flight is that awful sandwich !
For the rest, China Southern did it's job, flying me between Sanya and Guangzhou in time.



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