Introduction: A Weekend In MongoliaReview: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Los Angeles AirportReview: United Global First Lounge San Francisco AirportReview: Air China First Class 747-8 San Francisco To BeijingReview: Hilton Beijing AirportReview: Air China First Class Lounge Beijing AirportReview: Air China Business Class 737 Beijing To UlaanbaatarReview: Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaReview: Ulaanbaatar Airport LoungeReview: MIAT Mongolian Business Class 767 Ulaanbaatar To FrankfurtReview: United Business Class 777-200 Frankfurt To HoustonReview: United Club Houston AirportReview: United First Class 737 Houston To Los Angeles Air China 986San Francisco (SFO) – Beijing (PEK)Wednesday, July 12Depart: 2:50PMArrive: 5:55PM (+1 day)Duration: 12hr5minAircraft: Boeing 747-8Seat: 3A (First Class) I boarded through door L2, where I was greeted by three extremely friendly flight attendants and escorted to my seat.
Air China’s cabin layout on the 747-8 is unusual. Right in front of door two are the 12 first class seats, spread across three rows in a 1-2-1 configuration. Air China 747-8 first class cabin Air China 747-8 first class cabin Then in front of first class is business class, which is a layout I haven’t seen on any other airline. Immediately in front of first class are 12 business class seats, spread across two rows in a 2-2-2 configuration.
Air China 747-8 business class cabin Then in the nose are another 12 business class seats, across three rows in a 2-2 configuration. I always enjoy sitting in the nose, so this is a cool place to sit if flying Air China’s 747-8 business class. Air China 747-8 business class cabin Air China 747-8 business class cabin On top of that, there are another 30 business class seats on the upper deck. Air China’s business class seats are standard fully flat B/E Aerospace Diamond seats.
They’re not industry leading, though are perfectly fine. However, I found the color choices to be a bit curious. Air China business class seats 747-8 Anyway, back in first class, the center seats are great for couples traveling together. There’s a partition between seats, though that can be lowered on demand. Air China first class seats 747-8 Air China first class seats 747-8 I had assigned myself seat 3A, the window seat on the left side in the last row of first class.
The seat was quite comfortable, though I find it a bit odd that Air China didn’t go for a fully enclosed suite. The seat has the same “bones” as fully enclosed suites, but there’s not actually a door. So you have some privacy, but not as much as you’d have on other airlines. Air China first class seat 747-8 There was an ottoman on the opposite side of the seat, as well as a sliding tray table and personal television.
Air China first class seat 747-8 I like the concept of the sliding tray table (it makes it easy to get up during the service), though this one was badly in need of some lubrication, as it made a terrible squeaking noise when I moved it. Air China first class seat tray table Then along the front right of the seat was a small closet, which was only big enough to hang one or two articles of clothing.
Air China first class seat closet On the right side of the seat was an armrest with a small exposed storage compartment, as well as some basic seat controls. As you can see, while this is still a fairly new plane, it’s already starting to look a bit worn out. Air China first class seat armrest Above that was a reading light. Air China first class seat reading light Then on the left side of the seat were the more advanced seat controls.
Air China first class seat controls Then there was a storage compartment with both a 110v and USB outlet. Air China first class seat storage compartment Lastly, there was an entertainment controller. Air China first class seat entertainment controls Already waiting at my seat on boarding were a pair of headphones. They were decent quality, though not as good as my Bose headphones. While I thought the flower was a cute touch, the headphone case seemed like a strange place to put it.
Air China first class headphones There were also a pair of slippers waiting at my seat. Air China first class slippers Moments after settling in I was greeted by the friendly purser, who explained she would be taking care of me. I find service to be the biggest variable on Chinese carriers, and the ladies working first class on this flight were incredibly well intentioned. She asked how she could address me, and also whether I wanted a pre-departure drink.
For drinks I had the choice between water, orange juice, and champagne. I ordered the champagne, which was room temperature, unfortunately. On the plus side, it was served with mixed nuts and a warm towel. Air China first class pre-departure champagne, warm towel, and mixed nuts I was also presented with the menu and wine list for the flight. Air China first class menu & drink list I was then given the pajamas and amenity kit.
The pajamas were decent quality, though not amazing. Air China first class pajamas The amenity kit had L’Occitane products, including lip balm and body lotion. On top of that there was a hair brush, toothbrush and toothpaste, socks, earplugs, etc. Air China first class L’Occitane amenity kit Then I was also presented with a newspaper, with the only choice being the China Daily. Air China first class newspaper During boarding two other flight attendants came by my seat to introduce themselves and welcome me onboard.
I was also offered a champagne refill, though declined. One of the other strange things about the position of the first class cabin is that the 28 business class passengers board through first class to get to business class, so the first class cabin isn’t as serene during boarding as you’d find on the 747-8s operated by Korean Air and Lufthansa. During boarding the purser took all of my meal and drink orders.
I’m sure I could have told her I wanted to decide later, but she asked me my order for the first and second meal, as well as what I wanted to drink with both meals. Like, I’m really not sure what I want to drink in 10 hours… While I’ll have more on the menu in a bit, one bizarre feature is that Air China has a “daily special” in first class. I can appreciate the concept of a special every day in a restaurant, but for an airline that just seems silly.
Even stranger, they didn’t have the correct daily special. “If you want, you can have the daily special. Today is Saturday, so you can see it here.”“I think it’s actually Wednesday though, no?”“Let me check.” She returned a few minutes later to tell me they didn’t have the correct daily special. Hmmm… Then she also took drink orders, but they didn’t actually have most of the wines on the first class list.
It was all just very strange. At 4:15PM the door closed, and much to my delight, I was the only passenger in first class. Yay! At 4:25PM we began our pushback, at which point the safety video played. The video was incredibly adorable thanks to the panda in it. However, am I the only who thinks the animated ladies in the video have larger than usual bosoms? [embedded content] One of the benefits of the first class cabin being a bit further back is that you have a nice view of the 747-8 wing.
What a giant! Pushing back at SFO It took about five minutes for our engines to start up, and then we began our taxi to runway 28L. Taxiing at SFO This involved crossing runways 1L & 1R. Taxiing at SFO As we approached the runway the captain made his welcome aboard announcement, informing us of our flight time of 11hr15min. His English was reasonably good, certainly better than the pilots of Air China 981.
😉 Taking off runway 28L SFO Our takeoff roll felt shorter than usual for such a big plane, and it was awesome to watch the 747-8’s wing flex as we accelerated. View after takeoff from SFO We had a smooth climb out, and despite that, the seatbelt sign stayed on. Actually, the seatbelt sign remained on the entire flight. Apparently it’s an Air China policy. If there actually is turbulence, the pilots just flick the seatbelt sign again, and then everyone is advised to return to their seats.
To me this seems like a dumb policy. It would seem to me that it’s better to use discretion with turning the light on than to always have it on. View after takeoff from SFO View after takeoff from SFO About 15 minutes after takeoff I headed to the lavatory to change into pajamas. There are two lavatories located behind the first class cabin. However, the crew has to keep them locked, so they’ll unlock them as you approach.
That’s because first class is right in front of economy, so thy explained that economy passengers try to use them if they don’t lock them. The lavatory was a good size and featured the new Boeing design you’ll also find on the 787. Air China first class lavatory The lavatory had some modest amenities, though mainly I just have to commend the crew for always keeping the bathrooms spotless (don’t get me wrong, that’s how it should be given that I was the only first class passenger, but often that’s not the case).
Air China first class lavatory amenities Air China doesn’t have wifi, so once back at my seat I browsed the entertainment selection. Air China first class entertainment selection I started with the airshow. Air China had the system where you can choose the view you want, which I like. Airshow enroute to Beijing Airshow enroute to Beijing As far as the entertainment selection goes, it was… well, okay.
It could have been worse, but this really wasn’t a competitive selection. If you’re picky I’d certainly recommend bringing your own entertainment. Air China first class entertainment selection Air China first class entertainment selection I ended up watching “Chips,” which was terrible, but seemed like the best of the options based on my (terrible) taste. Air China first class entertainment selection After takeoff the crew asked how soon I wanted to eat.
I said right away, so the meal service started minutes later. Here’s the menu, including the daily specials that weren’t loaded correctly: And here’s the very long drink list, which doesn’t really reflect what was actually available: Service began with a warm towel. Air China first class lunch service — warm towel Then I was served a glass of champagne, along with more nuts.
Air China serves Lombard champagne in first class, which is… fine. It’s certainly better than Duc de Paris. 😉 Air China first class lunch service — champagne and mixed nuts After that a big tablecloth was brought to my table, and I was served the canapés. This included shrimp wrapped with prosciutto, and then canapés with salmon and cheese. They were… fine. Air China first class lunch service — canapés After that my table was set, including a breadbasket and the Chinese appetizers.
Air China first class lunch service — appetizer This included a pretty basic bread basket with four pieces of bread. Air China first class lunch service — bread basket The Chinese appetizers consisted of a vegetarian roll, barbecue pork, and barbecue eel. Air China first class lunch service — Chinese appetizer Next I was offered a minestrone soup, which was reasonably tasty, though only lukewarm.
Air China first class lunch service — minestrone soup For the main course I had some sort of a lobster dish, which wasn’t actually on the menu, but rather seemed to be replacing the daily special. It was reasonably good, and the highlight of the meal. Air China first class lunch service — lobster main course Next up came the three course dessert, which included a fruit plate, cheese plate, and chocolate cake (the other option was cheesecake).
I also had a glass of white wine to accompany it. I have no clue what it was, since the drinks on the menu didn’t match what they actually had. Air China first class lunch service — cheese, fruit plate, and dessert The meal service was done about 90 minutes into the flight, so the service was paced well. The service throughout the meal was exceptionally well intentioned and friendly. I had two flight attendants taking care of just me, and they did a great job.
They weren’t necessarily the most polished crew I’ve had, but they sure tried hard. The food itself was okay. I’d say it was roughly on par with what I’d expect in business class, and wasn’t any better than what I’ve had in Xiamen Air business class or Hainan business class. I think the food in first and business on Air China is roughly the same. In first class they don’t even plate anything on the plane — it’s all just heated up in the oven and then served straight away.
After the meal I was offered a bottle of water and a landing card for China. I should mention that China has a policy against using cell phones inflight. Even in airplane mode they don’t allow it. I tried to get away with it, but when the purser noticed she politely said “I would suggest you not use your phone, please.” Air China first class bottled water and immigration card After the meal and finishing the movie I asked to have the bed made.
While they were making my bed I snapped a picture of the staircase. While not as grand as the A380 staircase, it is more impressive than the 747-400 staircase. Air China 747-8 staircase The good thing about having the cabin to yourself is that you fully control the lighting in the cabin, so the crew checked with me to make sure I wanted the lights completely out. Yes please! Air China 747-8 first class cabin The crew did a great job making my bed.
The sleeping surface itself is quite large, though I didn’t find the bedding to be great. There was just a thin mattress sheet, and then a pillow and duvet, which were fine. Overall it was a comfortable sleeping surface, though there are definitely more plush beds in the sky. Air China first class bed Air China first class bed By the time I was ready for bed we were about 2hr20min into the flight.
Airshow enroute to Beijing Airshow enroute to Beijing Airshow enroute to Beijing I must have been tired, because I slept much more than usual, and woke up just under three hours before landing, so I got about six hours of sleep. Airshow enroute to Beijing Airshow enroute to Beijing Within a few minutes of waking up the crew asked if I wanted anything. I just asked for a coffee. For what it’s worth, there’s a small snack bar behind first class, though it wasn’t well stocked.
(I’m not sure if that’s because there was just one first class passenger, or if it’s always that way). Air China first class snack bar There was also a snack menu. However, apparently many of these can only be consumed while watching a movie. 😉 Without asking I was offered a warm towel, package of Milan cookies, raspberry yogurt, grapes, a Godiva chocolate, and a Kit Kat. Air China first class snack I decided to work for a bit, and the crew told me I should let them know when I wanted to eat the pre-arrival meal.
About 90 minutes before landing I told them I was ready. The pre-landing menu read as follows: The meal service started with a warm towel and some orange juice. Air China first class pre-landing meal — juice and warm towel The starter consisted of grilled scallops on a mesclun salad. Compared to the first meal it was pretty good, though the scallops were a bit on the chewy side. Air China first class pre-landing meal — appetizer However, the main course was phenomenal.
It consisted of seabass with beurre blanc sauce, and was great. Air China first class pre-landing meal — seabass To finish off the meal I was offered a fruit plate, and also ordered some coffee. Air China first class pre-landing meal — fresh fruit and coffee We began our descent way early. About 50 minutes before landing the crew was asked to prepare the cabin for landing. I know crews have a lot to do before landing, though I find it annoying to have to sit upright, put up the windows, etc.
, this far out. We descended pretty steeply at first, but then leveled off at a low altitude, where we flew for about 20 minutes. #BeijingATC View approaching Beijing As usual in Beijing, there wasn’t much in the way of views due to the smog. View approaching Beijing View approaching Beijing At 6:55PM we had a smooth touchdown at Beijing Airport. View approaching Beijing Upon exiting the runway we had to hold position for about 10 minutes due to congestion.
Fortunately it was only a short taxi after that. Taxiing Beijing Airport However, rather than getting a gate, we got a remote stand. How they can’t find a gate for a 747-8 blows my mind. Remote stand upon arrival in Beijing On the plus side, being able to walk on the tarmac next to a 747-8 is a treat. Air China 747-8 upon arrival in Beijing Air China 747-8 upon arrival in Beijing Air China 747-8 upon arrival in Beijing There was a “VIP bus.
” Unfortunately this wasn’t just for first class passengers (that would have been nice), but rather was for all premium passengers. That meant the bus was filled like a sardine can. The driver also didn’t seem to have much regard for the fact that he had dozens of standing passengers on his bus, based on how he drove. Air China “VIP bus” to immigration Immigration lines were short, and I was off to the Hilton Beijing Airport.
Air China first class bottom line My flight in Air China first class was pleasant, though this isn’t one of the world’s best first class products. What impressed me was the friendliness of the crew. They were well intentioned and professional overall, and having the cabin to myself I received great service. I also slept extremely well, thanks to the decent size bed in first class. At the same, everything else about the experience was more on par with what I’d expect in business class.
However, if you’re flying to Beijing, Air China is a great option to avoid connecting. It just wouldn’t be my first choice if traveling elsewhere. If you’ve flown Air China first class, what was your experience like?See Also: Pet First Aid Classes
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REVIEWS "cushion comfort is not that good for sleeping" Quite a modern seat, 1x2x1 arrangement in the cabin and privacy is reasonable. Seat cushion comfort is not that good for sleeping, and they don't offer a mattress - which would help sleep comfort. IFE didn't work that well and choice of programmes not as listed in guide and quite poor. FA's tried quite hard and were polite and quite charming.
Food was poor by First Class standards. "configuration was 2x2x2 and seemed cramped" Chaotic boarding due to the terrible transit passenger experience at the Beijing airport. Cabin service was generally good although flight attendants seemed to vanish for periods of time. Food quite good. The business class configuration was 2x2x2 and seemed cramped perhaps because it was a full flight. The seat was a full flatbed although it was narrow, and it was of a type in which feet are under a portion of the seat in front and that is quite cramped.
The entertainment was video-on-demand which worked quite well–particularly a system that tracked the flight from various angles–but the choices of movies were limited. Overall it was a better experience than usual for United for example, but not at the level of ANA. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : AIRBUS A330-200 Date 28 July 2014 Cabin Business Class Review by F Pramana Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended SYD-PEK-MUC, CDG-PVG-SYD, A330-200.
All departures on time. Services were excellent. Staff were friendly and requests swiftly attended. Meals with Chinese & Western choices. Lavatory was very clean and kept clean by the cabin staff throughout the duration of flights. Seats are flatbed with plenty of legroom. Seat width should be slightly wider, just fit to lay on the back with both arms on the side. Pillow & Quilt are comfortable.
On arrival in Beijing and Shanghai we were picked up by the ground staff and 2 cars were waiting to take us to our hotel! Price is competitive as we can have a visa free stopover within 72 hours in two different cities, so it's value for money. We booked the tickets ourselves via Air China's website but were assisted by Air China Office in Sydney, who provides an excellent support. AIR CHINA FIRST CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777 Date 28 July 2014 Cabin Business Class Review by J Weller Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended Amazing seats.
I am 6-6 and had plenty of room . I normally fly UAL because of miles, but the whole FC area was large as well as the bathroom. I notice when I got back that it now takes more miles to go AC than UAL. This was from SFO to PKK. So I guess everyone has caught on to how nice this is AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-300ER Date 15 April 2014 Cabin Business Class Review by C Yen Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended JFK-SHA return.
Seats were comfortable. I didn't like the fact that they store the magazines right next to the seat belt. Food was okay at best. The cabin temperature was very hot on outbound flight, but on the way back the staff did attend to this and it was much better in the cabin. Pajamas and toiletries provided, it wasn't bad for the price. If you sit in the window seat, you have to climb over the other passenger to get out.
One thing I did not like was that on arrival, they do not section off economy passengers before first and business class exited. It got very congested. AIR CHINA FIRST CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-300ER Date 15 April 2014 Cabin First Class Review by M Johnson Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended The seat was private but not claustrophobic, the seat (once I had figured out how to use it) was comfortable and offered a myriad of resting/sleeping positions.
I particularly liked the table which was open all the time, and one could simply pull it towards one for eating or working. AIR CHINA FIRST CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-300ER Date 13 July 2013 Cabin First Class Review by Roger Williams Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended Great aircraft, clean fresh, bright, very attentive polite crew, comfortable seat, good food.
Full flat bed with quilt, good choice of English movies and TV, amazingly large screen, good quality pictures and sound. Wasn't too sure at first flying with Air China but I would recommend it. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-300ER Date 20 April 2013 Cabin Business Class Review by Thomas Mohl Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended FRA-PEK-PVG-PEK-FRA.
Quite new plane for the long-haul connection. Good seats, full flat, but the space for the feet is quite limited. The plane for the return trip was quite new, however the seat felt quite worn and the seat cushion was too soft. Overall still excellent product compared to other airlines. Overall seating is very competitive vs Lufthansa, KLM etc, but service is not. FA at Air China I met do not speak English well and do not really have an idea how normally business class service should look.
Meal/drink service takes forever, even considering that you have to make the orders for the complete flight already before the flight departs. Food/drink quality (tried western food only) was weak, got frozen salad and warm Champagne. There is a great service of Air China in the major cities. They offer free limo transfer for biz and first passengers. They picked me up directly at the airplane door, brought me through immigration etc.
in a special lane, then to a brand new BMW series 5. From touch down of the plane to the hotel in PEK downtown it took exactly 50 minutes, this is really great. I would take Air China again, their pricing is very competitive and the seats are still more than okay. Next time I probably need to take some one food/drinks on board. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-200 Date 19 March 2013 Cabin Business Class Review by A Benado Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended PEK-BKK.
The seating configuration on this aircraft in business class is 2-2-2 (no 1st class). Your feet fit in an opening under the seat in front of you, so technically your bed is a bed as long as your body pivots around your feet. But it was very comfortable. The seat controls allow you to adjust your sitting position, and with one button you take the seat flat and it feels flat and very comfortable. The Air China B777 cabin is far superior to United's sardine-can approach, and is competitive with Delta's seats, equally comfortable but with a bit less privacy.
The service on Air China was very attentive. Every seat comes with a pillow and a blanket. The bathrooms could have been cleaner, though they were not awful. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : AIRBUS A330-200 Date 10 February 2013 Cabin Business Class Review by Mark Cahill Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended London-Beijing and found this comfortable.
Forward facing and arranged as pairs the seat goes completely flat for bed position and comfortable. As others have said, slightly narrow in bed position. Not much adjustment as a seat but comfortable enough. Large IFE screen and Air China seem to have improved their programme choice recently. Amenities nice, great duvet and okay pillow. Meals a bit bored for western choice, staff language skills a bit mixed, but very friendly.
AIR CHINA FIRST CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-300ER Date 10 February 2013 Cabin First Class Review by M Hauser Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended FRA-PEK, large and comfortable seat which turns to one of the best beds I've ever tried, with a very nice duvet. Large IFE screen and extremely good sound system but limited choice if you are not much into Chinese movies.
Great Chinese food and teas, champagne and wines lagging behind. FA trying their best. AIR CHINA FIRST CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-300ER Date 10 February 2013 Cabin First Class Review by Jonathan Alder Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended LAX-PEK. Wonderful flight. Great seat, very wide, though a tad firm.
Service was wonderful and very attentive. Great food and entertainment system with very large screen. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-300ER Date 10 February 2013 Cabin Business Class Review by G Daun Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended I have flown the Air China Boeing 777 several times from Frankfurt to Beijing and back.
Compared to the first experiences with Air China in 2006, this new airplane is greatly improved. The seats can recline to a full flat position. It is one of the few airplanes on which I can actually sleep. If flying to Shanghai I opt for a stopover in Beijing just to get a bit of sleep on this specific plane. For very tall people like me the leg room tapers drastically and I also do not like the fixed pillow/head rest in sleeping mode but it is still so much better than what Lufthansa offers at higher cost in their brand new Airbus A380 on the same route.
The entertainment system is technically okay but the repertoire tends more and more to Chinese movies, but then I do not fly in business to watch but to work or get some rest. AIR CHINA FIRST CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-300 Date 10 September 2012 Cabin First Class Review by M Jacquet Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended CDG-PEK, great seats and very confortable.
Wide, and quite private suite type of seat. Very large IFE screen and choice was fair considering this is a Chinese airline. Nice duvet, pillow and things, but pyjamas very rough material and not comfortable. Staff were polite and smiled, some language skills were a bit limited. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : AIRBUS A330-200 Date 10 September 2012 Cabin Business Class Review by G Evans Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended PEK to LHR, full cabin in both sections.
Goes fully flat, and comfortable as a bed - not quite as nice for the seat position, but still quite good. Small pop up privacy screen okay, and quite a lot of seat storage space. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : AIRBUS A330-200 Date 2 September 2012 Cabin Business Class Review by I Waterfield Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended Sydney to London via Beijing in new business class.
We were very impressed with the width and lie flat facility of these seats. We managed to sleep on all legs of the trip and when not sleeping we found the seats very comfortable. The only issue I found was the screen was poor for IFE. AIR CHINA FIRST CLASS SEAT REVIEW : BOEING 777-300 Date 27 February 2012 Cabin First Class Review by R Sargent Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended A fairly new Boeing 777 with the new First Class cabin, and what an improvement.
This is one of the best First class seats I have experienced in the last 2-3 years. Wide seat, good privacy and very comfortable for sleeping - nice cushion support. Large table for meal, huge TV screen and finally for Air China a good choice of international movies. FA's spoke good English, the food was also great and a top-rate experience all round. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : AIRBUS A330-200 Date 26 October 2011 Cabin Business Class Review by M Pauchet Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended This A330 had the newly fitted flat bed seats and what a difference! Nice and wide and comfortable in the seat/relax position, but the adjustments for backrest, footrest etc are not brilliant in seated stance.
As a flat bed in full recline, it was nice and comfortable and much nicer than many of the pod-style seats on other airlines I have flown this year. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : AIRBUS A330-200 Date 21 February 2011 Cabin Business Class Review by Y Ren Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Recommended Air China Business Class seats are relatively comfortable, with angled flatbed, it has 5 positions, sleep, dinning, take off and landing and two other positions.
TV is really small for business class, with the distance you probably need a pair glasses for watching. 2-2-2 arrangement is similar with other airlines. Try to score the front seats when you check in. Aircraft Boeing 747-400 Cabin First Class Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Fairly standard F Class seat with flatbed capabilities. Air China seem to have put a lot of effort into improving their First Class and its now quite competitive compared against Lufthansa, Air France or Thai.
Overall, very satisfied with this experience and would consider Air China in the future. Aircraft Airbus A340 Cabin First Class Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy A fair quality flat-bed seat. Cabin arranged 1x2x1, and window seats give a reasonable standard of privacy. Whilst not the very latest generation of F-class seat, the seat width was particularly good around the shoulder area when turned into a flat bed.
Cushion comfort also reasonably nice, and seat mattress, nice duvet and good pillow are provided. Quite good storage areas, a small personal cupboard as well - quite pleasantly surprised by the comfort of these seats. Aircraft Airbus A330 Cabin Business Class Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Angled lie-flat seat - its okay in the sitting position, but not very wide, and seat cushions are too thin and hard.
Arranged as a 2x2x2 cabin, there is a flimsy little slide partition that you can pull up, but does not offer privacy. Very difficult to find comfortable sleep position, as only angled lie-flat and quite steep, and legrest length is too short. Air China really needs to offer flat bed seats if they want to compete better. AIR CHINA FIRST CLASS SEAT REVIEW : 20 June 2008 by J Bai Aircraft Boeing 737-800 Cabin First Class Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy Large seats on the Boeing 737-800 in Row 1-2 are Air China's First Class Seats.
These 738s only fly within China and some routes on short haul international flights, such as Japan, HK, Singapore. Large pillows give you extra comfort and folded table under arm rest. Nice product for less than 3 hours flight. There is another folded tea cup holder under the other arm rest, which can be quite handy to use, if not having anything to eat. AIR CHINA BUSINESS CLASS SEAT REVIEW : 15 November 2007 by Marco Spinar Aircraft Boeing 747-400 Cabin Business Class Sleep Comfort Sitting Comfort Seat Length Seat Width Seat Privacy New York to Beijing.
Seats fairly comfortable, though a little stiff and narrow. As far as angled lie flat seats go, they are average - difficult to sleep on side. The service quality was mediocre. Entertainment offered 8 movies. REVIEWS