CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Guiyang Airport), BOEING 737-800, PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS
Route: Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport to Guiyang Airport
Departure date of flight: December 31 2014, 7pm
Flight number: CZ6170
Flight duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
Class: Premium Economy Class
Aircraft type: Boeing 737-800
Punctuality of the flight:
The flight departed on time on a rainy and dark evening in Hangzhou. This was rare because even under normal weather conditions, most flights are delayed in China, and for the flight to depart to depart on time during rain was something to cheer about, I guess.
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 Hangzhou Airport. The check-in gates for domestic flights to second and third tier cities, such as Guiyang are located in the A-section of the departures building (though this may change later). For an airport the size of Hangzhou, it is somewhat underused and quieter than it should be (the international departures terminal is practically dead quiet 80% of the time).
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
Herbal Chinese tea, orange juice and some other drinks, 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 chicken with rice.
The main hot dish contained delicious rice, along with various bits of chicken cubes- quite edible for a short-haul flight.
A tray containing the following was included:
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 regarding the in-flight snacks (if any):
Comments regarding the second meal (if any):
Comments of professionalism of the cabin crew:
The cabin crew seemed proud to work for China Southern Airlines, and were very welcoming.
Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
The China Southern Airlines Boeing 737-800 uses:
Economy Class/Premium 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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