Route: Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport to Chongqing International Airport
Departure date and time of flight: 14:45 on 7th August 2015
Flight number: PN
Flight duration: 45 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 2 degrees Celsius to just under 30 degrees Celsius. Jiuzhaigou is the third highest airport in China, with the elevation of the runway at around 3,500 meters above sea-level.
Top Tip: Try not to fly when you have a cold. I made the fatal mistake of doing so, and ended up with the worst ear blockage ever. As soon as we started our decent into Chongqing, my hearing just went, and with exceedingly painful results. The consequences were that I sought to get a doctor’s advice as soon as we landed in Chongqing- and that didn’t help either (because I had a cold). It also didn’t help that I had a connecting flight to Shenzhen the same evening, and two days after that I was due to fly to Kuala Lumpur, and then Kathmandu (high-altitude again!). The only solution was to go to the hospital in Shenzhen and get my ears cleared using sound therapy, and to take a dose of antibiotics throughout my time in Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu (before flying long-haul to London).
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.
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Comments regarding the first meal:
No food offered. Passengers could buy snacks if they wanted.
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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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