SICHUAN AIRLINES (Chengdu Int. Airport to Jiuzhaiguo Huanglong Airport), AIRBUS A319 (2015-08-07)
Route: Chengdu International Airport to Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport
Departure date and time of flight: 14:45 on 7th August 2015
Flight number: 3U8607
Flight duration: 40 minutes
Class: Economy Class
Aircraft type: Airbus A319
Punctuality of the flight:
The flight departed on time and landed in around 40 minutes. What was truly remarkable was the temperature change and the environmental change within such as short amount of time. From 30 degrees Celsius to just under 2 degrees Celsius. Jiuzhaigou is the third highest airport in China, with the elevation of the runway at around 3,500 meters above sea-level. The views of the Min mountains are truly spectacular. Worth for the short flight!
Top Tip: If you do come here and you have forgotten to bring your thermal jacket (it can be cold here in the summer, too, because of the high elevation, then don’t worry because high-quality thermal jackets are available at the arrivals hall. You can get a very nice jacket for around 70RMB (approx. £7, US$12)- I can guarantee that the same jacket, if sold in the UK for example, would be available for around US$60 at least.
Any baggage issues:
I had a large backpack, weighing around 12kg, which I checked-in as hold luggage. This was the first time I had taken a trip with a backpack, and without much hand luggage. Sichuan Airlines have their own dedicated terminal building at Chengdu Airport, and because the airport is so big, they have airport guides on roller-coasters and segways!
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Comments regarding the first meal:
Just a bottle of water
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Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
This Airbus A319 aircraft has a seat configuration of 3-3 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.
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