Route: Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport to Shenzhen International Airport
Departure date and time of flight: 10:20pm on the 28th September 2014
Flight Number: FM8044
Flight duration: 2 hours 50 minutes
Class: Economy Class
Aircraft type: Boeing 737-800 (with winglets)
Punctuality of the flight:
The flight departed around an hour late due to bad weather around Hangzhou. After take-off, a thunderstorm was clearly visible hovering over the eastern part of Hangzhou. The view provided quite a spectacular scene.
Any baggage issues:
No issues- the bags arrived on time.
Comments on the check-in staff and any issues:
No check in issues. Everything went perfectly smoothly at Hangzhou Airport. I arrived around 5 minutes prior to the check-in counter being closed. I had taken an early morning bus to the airport in from Panyu (at around 6am).
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
Drinks, including tea and coffee but no alcohol, were served.
Comments regarding the first meal:
A simple dinner snack was served around 30 minutes after departure.
Passengers were treated to a bread bun, mango slice, small cake and a packet containing pickle.
Comments regarding the drinks service:
A second round of drinks were offered after the meal.
Comments regarding the in-flight snacks (if any):
Comments regarding the second meal (if any):
Comments on the in-flight system (if any):
The IFE system was only activated once during this flight prior to take off (for the safety demonstration). The PVT screens are not placed behind every seat but overhead.
Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
Xiamen Airlines have a seat configuration of 3-3 on all their Boeing 737-800 aircraft with an all economy seat set up. The plane was very clean and had the latest IFE system installed.
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