Review of China Southern flight Shenyang Haikou in Economy

Airline China Southern
Flight CZ6728
Class Economy
Seat 52A
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 04:28
Take-off 23 Dec 18, 09:00
Arrival at 23 Dec 18, 13:28
CZ 134 reviews
By 628
Published on 17th July 2019


Transfer at SHE

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After spending 10 minutes at the transfer check-in hall, I proceeded upstairs for dedicated transfer security. 

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Security was very swift as well thanks to the dedicated lane. PS: When someone is the only white person within a group of Chinese people, they are gonna stare at you for sure :)

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Terminal 3 looks really nice…

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The architecture truly expresses our Ice and Snow culture!

SHE Airport pp lounge TERMINAL 3

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When you see this, turn right immediately, and then you will find a lift. Take the lift to the upper lounge and the one and only PP lounge will be in sight!

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I got my Priority Pass through my American Express Platinum card.

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The receptionist checked us in very quickly.

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The food selection was okay at best… This was my first day back home, so I couldn't eat any artesian food in order to avoid diarrhea.

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Snack selection. Instant coffee Ewwww.

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Traditional Manchurian breakfast. I guess this is our edition of Egg and Cereal?

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Can't say no to free up noodle, though.

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This lounge is a just barely so so place to get free breakfast, therefore I am going down to the terminal for some planespotting!

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Plenty of shops here. This terminal looks absolutely marvelous!

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I love Manchuria! Good to be back home for 3 hours!

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Sunrise. Apparently, this robot thing can give you a wellness report in 2 minutes.. 

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Shenzhen AIrlines A320

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China Southern A320. Look at the snow! I miss snow so much! 

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More snow!!! When you are a true Manchurian and snow and ice just stick to your identity…

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Here she is, B-6622, a 8 year old A321.

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Why are they dressing so much? I am only wearing a shirt and jeans. (I will find out more, unfortunately, inside the jetbridge)

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Boarding in just a sec…

WHY so many manchurians in hainan?

Manchuria is cold… Like minus 30 celsius (-22F) on a "warm" winter day. 
What do we do?
1) Buy a vacation house on the island of Hainan, aka the Hawaii of China.
2) Fly for 5 hours.
3) Stay there for 4-6 months every year .
4) Enjoy and repeat! 
As a result, many retired people and small children go there every year. Unsurprisingly, this flight was full of seniors and children.  

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Darn it! I forgot that it is well below freezing in Manchuria! Everyone else was wearing parkas and I was wearing a shirt and jeans… 

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Ugh I am literally freezing right now! What has California done to me? (Another pro for moving to Canada…)

China southern airbus a321 economy review

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Took this picture with my shaking hands…Mom was giving me an eye roll…I swear I could see it…

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That's my thin shirt and jeans…And legroom too! Pretty nice for a short 5 hour domestic flight! 

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Seat pocket content.

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Some people were definitely falling asleep for this early flight… Not me though I have been up since 1AM!

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Window seat as per usual

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Without further delay, we taxied to the runway. 

Took off only 5 minutes behind schedule!

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Bye Manchuria!

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No sharklets :(

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Brunch service

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Side dishes

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Shrimp salad 

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Entree: (SFML) (Seafood Meal)
Grilled salmon
Boiled shrimp

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The meal was really good! The seafood courses were well cooked and flavourful. I appreciate the fact that China Southern lets you book meals for free even on a short 5 hour domestic hop!

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Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) (ZBAA)

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Back to inflight entertainment (Pre-Calc Homework) Ps: That took a solid 3 hours…What a wonderful way to pass the time!
Oh thy glorious DesCartes' rule of sign!  

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Walking to the bathroom. I didn't take a picture because there was an elderly person doing number 2 with the door unlocked. Then I walked in… Almost threw up… Good thing the other lavatory was vacant!

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That was a fun 5 hours of doing maths and flying!

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Descending into paradise…

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It was pretty windy that day on the North Shore. 

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Smooth cross-wind landing!

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Hainan 787-9. I am flying her in 2 weeks!

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Parked next to another A321

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Thanks for a nice flight China Southern!

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26*C out

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Remote gate today.

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Our route.

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Short walk to the carousel.

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One more leg to go after 22 hours…

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After a short 90 minute train ride, I arrived in Sanya.
Thanks for reading y'all! 

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Pork blood and 大閘蟹 (大闸蟹) (Big crabs)

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Roast pig

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North Korean Leng Mian

Interesting Infographics

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Short stay at the Atlantis, Sanya.

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The beach

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Shenyang - SHE


Haikou - HAK



It was a wonderful flight on China Southern! The crew were wonderful, and the food was excellent. I love you so much but I have to take points off for not having any entertainment, sorry CZ!



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  • Comment 511874 by
    Oscar 10 Comments
    This was my first day back home, so I couldn't eat any artesian food in order to avoid diarrhea.>

    Same man same - although it's hard to control yourself when transiting through cities like CAN :).

    Ugh I am literally freezing right now! What has California done to me? (Another pro for moving to Canada…)>

    I feel you - although it is the opposite when I go back to China. We call it a heat wave if its over 25 degrees here in Canada ;)

    Back to inflight entertainment (Pre-Calc Homework)>

    That brought me back to my high school days lol. But at least in university (depending on your program) you might not have to see that ever again!

    Walking to the bathroom. I didn't take a picture because there was an elderly person doing number 2 with the door unlocked. Then I walked in… Almost threw up… Good thing the other lavatory was vacant!>

    That happened to me so many times on my last flight with MU. People don't seem to lock (or even fully close) the door so the FA's just stare at me as I awkwardly choose which lavatory I want to take my chances with.

    Looks like CZ is still offering full meal service which is nice (they actually offer the exact same thing on a 1h 20 min flight from CAN to WUH) and yeah, I hope CZ installs some sort of entertainment on their narrow-bodies. Looking forward to your review of HU!
    • Comment 511936 by
      Harry_He AUTHOR 66 Comments
      Thanks for reading! Haha SoCal has definitely spoiled my with its sunny weather. Love it how Californians start to wear Canadian Goose and UGGs as soon as it drops below 16*C (60F)
  • Comment 512307 by
    jish.b 283 Comments
    Interesting to see that you put '5hr' and 'short hop' together - that's a solid medium haul flight for me :P
    Nice report otherwise! The boarding experience reminds me of boarding in the USA during the winter: 'while the airplane is warmed up and ready for you, the jet bridge will still be pretty cold!' Thanks for sharing this one!

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