CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, CZ3547), BOEING 777-200
Route: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Departure date of flight: June 2012, 7pm
Flight Number: CZ3547
Flight duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
Class: Economy Class
Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200
Punctuality of the flight:
Amazingly, the flight departed on time from Guangzhou, considering the evening rush hour. A slightly bumpy ride due to some turbulence, nevertheless other than that it was a nice flight. Nothing unusual.
Any baggage issues:
No issues- I only had hand luggage.
Comments on the check- in staff and any issues:
No check in issues. Everything went perfectly smoothly at check-in at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. The check-in gates for domestic flights to Shanghai at located in the A-section of the building after security. There is a Starbucks coffee shop, and plenty of other small food and drink shops (expensive through of course being an airport). Various souvenir shops too.
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
Just drinks, and including tea and coffee.
Comments regarding the first meal:
For this two-hour flight, a choice of two dishes (Chinese) for dinner. One was noodles with seafood, or chicken with rice. I opted to take the noodles with seafood.
The main hot dish contained delicious noodles, along with various bits of seafood including crab meat, baby squid, and prawns. Very healthy and scrumptious for an evening dinner.
A tray containing the following was included:
1. A bunch of fresh cherry tomatoes
2. A delicious coconut and vanilla flavoured cake. Very soft to the tongue and just perfect after the seafood!
3. A small pot of mineral water offered by Bilin.
4. Chilli sauce to put onto the noodles-another innovation by China Southern Airlines.
The above dishes were accompanied with tea or coffee (and beer if needed).
Comments regarding the drinks service:
A second round of drinks were offered before (orange juice and water), during, and after the meal. Plenty of milk, coffee, and tea. There was also local Yanjing beer (Guangzhou brand).
Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
China Southern Airlines use a mixed fleet for the Guangzhou to Shanghai route. The evening slots can be busy so that’s why they use the Boeing 777 for the fully packed evening flight.
The China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-200 uses:
Economy Class seats have a pitch of 32 inches, and a width of 18 inches
First Class seats have a pitch of 38 inches, and a width of 21 inches
Overall rating 1-10 (worst-best): 10
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