Route: Shanghai Hongqiao to Guangzhou Baiyun International
Departure date and time of flight: 19:45pm on the 23rd December 2009
Flight Number: CZ3504
Flight duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Class: Economy Class
Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR
Punctuality of the flight:
The flight departed on time and landed on time.
Any baggage issues:
No issues- the bags arrived on time and in one piece.
Comments on the check-in staff and any issues:
No check in issues. Everything went perfectly smoothly at Hongqiao Airport. I find the operations at Hongqiao much more efficient than those at Pudong Airport. It’s not that busy, which makes it easy for the speedy whisk through security and onto the departure gates.
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
Just drinks (non-alcoholic), and including tea and coffee.
Comments regarding the first meal:
The dinner box contained the following interesting items: apple chips (tasted more like wine flavoured crisps), a plain and boring bun, a few slices of melon and a packet containing preserved spicy pickle which you can put onto the main food. The main hot dish contained a very generous portion of healthy chicken noodles and vegetables. The food did not look edible, but in saying this I was impressed with the taste of the chicken noodles- not bad actually (though it did look like as if someone had stamped their feet onto the chicken noodles).
Comments regarding the drinks service:
A second round of drinks were offered after the meal. No alcohol, but plenty of milk, coffee and tea.
Improvements that could be made:
I cannot really comment much on the in-flight food or the environment because it was not a long flight. But it was acceptable for a short 2-hour flight- all I can say is that I had a good sleep when I went home and I had no stomach problems.
Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
The 777-200 plane had a seat configuration of 3-4-3 with an all Economy Class seat set up. The plane was clean and the toilets were clean too. It was not full at all. Not bad a flight after all. The crew were friendly too.
Overall rating 1-10 (worst-best):
7 (sorry but the food lets the flight down)
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