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Low season

March Best time to beat the crowds (17% less expensive on average)

High season

January Most popular time to fly (34% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

RM 1,255 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

RM 166 or less

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  • High season is considered to be July and August. The cheapest month to fly to China is April.

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Top airlines flying Kota Kinabalu to China

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.1
China Southern
Overall score based on 5,521 reviews
7.3
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "yes"

Pros: "Excellent sleeper seat in business class. Good food. Good service. On time departure and on time arrival."
Cons: "no suggestions"

Cons: "There was an hour delay in the flight returning to Seoul and several hour delay leaving Seoul."

Pros: "Missed flight due to incompetence in rechecking bag. Check in kiosks do not work. Whole operation totally understaffed. I did not like anything"

Pros: "Smooth transfer at CAN"
Cons: "Vegetarian food needs to be better. Tasteless food served. No options for vegetarian."

Cons: "The seats of A380 CAN-LAX flights were little cramped."

Pros: "The boardings service was perfect."
Cons: "From Bejing was the flight more 4 hours delayed. It wasn't comunications why?"

Pros: "flights very comfortable"

Pros: "All are fine"
Cons: "Choice of food should be offered"

Pros: "Helpful staff both on ground and in the air"
Cons: "- The plane supposedly has free wifi :) :) :) but this is too good to be true. After a long and complicated procedure “all free wifi passes are gone, try again next time”. Someone said there are only 70 passes for the entire plane. - Similar experience with “free wifi” Guangzhou’s Bayun airport if you don’t have a Chinese simcard in your phone. - Navigating China Southern’s website for online check-in is a nightmare."

Cons: "If we weren’t delayed for our flight and didnt missed this flight, i would have given a good review and be a good camper. I am requesting a refund/credit for a next flight purchase due to the incident. Please contact me at ayasoliva@yahoo.com Thank you"

Pros: "Professionalism of the Crew."
Cons: "Business class seat are tired and in need of an overdue update."

Pros: "Busines class seats (pods)."

Pros: "Boarding procedure, flight attendants were helpful"

Pros: "I like food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "See above."

Pros: "I like it allow an adult passenger with 2 free checked baggages,each can be 23kg max."
Cons: "The Online service is only set for Chinese who is living in China. You can not do the Seat Reservation without Chines mobile phone. You can not do any pre check-in because you are holding an Australia Passport."

Cons: "Online checkin didnt work, long disorganized lines, delayed flight, bag lost"

Pros: "Cabin crew support for food."
Cons: "Availability of limited Bollywood movies. Expecting English subtitles for Hollywood movies"

Pros: "window control"
Cons: "I travel to see the places I go, not to watch movies instead. I found the auto-darkening of the window infuriating as I couldnt look out to watch the world I travel to see. Pretty much makes flying a waste of time if you are forced to look at movies you dont really want to watch because the real reason you bought the ticket is denied you without warning it will happen prior to investing in the ticket for the route. Button at seat worked for a while to sneak a peak at the real world but then the system seemed to take over and tell me to conform with the demand I not look."

Pros: "The service has improved a lot than previous years"
Cons: "Sometimes when the passengers asks for something they try to avoid saying it will be served after the meals or something. If someone asking for water, then they must try to serve as soon as possible without giving any excuse."

Pros: "9.0-- Excellent- Service- staff speaks English. Food great. My time on flight excellent.. highly recommend flying with China Southern from Los Angeles, Ca (USA) to Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (Mainland) My trip was on March 4, 2018 CZ621. :)"

Cons: "I selected middle and window seats for each flight so my girlfriend could rest her head on the window and sleep. We were given middle seats and aisle on each of our flights. It’s fristrating that I paid extra to book the seats we wanted and we did not get them."

Pros: ""Nothing". I really mean it Nothing."
Cons: "I was flying to Delhi & it was an emergency situation for me bcz i lost my Dad & i was flying to perform the cremation of my Dad. And thing this was informed to the China Southern officials so that they could arrange something for me. I requested them to put me into another flight for which i was ready to pay the whole amount but no one listen to my request & i had to wait so long. I was amazed to see that no one was keen to understand my problem at both he airports i.e. Auckland Airport & Ganzhaou Airport. Apart from this the behavior of your officials was so rude & arrogant it made me feel as if i was a slave or some kind of culprit. Due to the ignorance & laid back attitude on your part i couldn't reach my destination on my time. Seriously it took me "24 hrs Extra" to reach my destination & as a result of which i couldn't perform the cremation. I was pissed off by the service; complete ignorance by the staff/officials of ur airlines. I wasn't expecting this kind of treatment from a reputed company like you. I request you guys to look into this matter seriously and try to take some corrective measures so that this thing won't happen in future with someone else."

Pros: "Nothing". I really mean it Nothing."
Cons: "I was flying to Delhi & it was an emergency situation for me bcz i lost my Dad & i was flying to perform the cremation of my Dad. And thing this was informed to the China Southern officials so that they could arrange something for me. I requested them to put me into another flight for which i was ready to pay the whole amount but no one listen to my request & i had to wait so long. I was amazed to see that no one was keen to understand my problem at both he airports i.e. Auckland Airport & Ganzhaou Airport. Apart from this the behavior of your officials was so rude & arrogant it made me feel as if i was a slave or some kind of culprit. Due to the ignorance & laid back attitude on your part i couldn't reach my destination on my time. Seriously it took me "24 hrs Extra" to reach my destination & as a result of which i couldn't perform the cremation. I was pissed off by the service; complete ignorance by the staff/officials of ur airlines. I wasn't expecting this kind of treatment from a reputed company like you. I request you guys to look into this matter seriously and try to take some corrective measures so that this thing won't happen in future with someone else."

Pros: "We took China Southern from Sydney to Guangzhou few weeks ago , the crew was rude, very bad services, but when we come back from Guangzhou to Sydney yesterday, same airline, Crew was excellent. can't understand why so much different in two different days."
Cons: "We took China Southern from Sydney to Guangzhou few weeks ago , the crew was rude, very bad services, but when we come back from Guangzhou to Sydney yesterday, same airline, Crew was excellent. can't understand why so much different in two different days. the services need to be consistent ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Ground staff did not want to help me and refused to put me on this flight because they reffered to no transit visa, although I was legally allowed to get on the flight as I have just found out, but it is gone already. As a result all my consecutive flight were cancelled as no show. I tried to reach the airline help line, however due to Chinese New Year they don't work, so there was no way to solve this problem I am VERY dissapointed. Will take this case to the court if my money not refunded"

Pros: "Didn't know what to expect. Terminals beautiful and new in Xi'an and Chengdu. Check-in super easy. Flight was great, attendants very professional. This is what we should aim for in the US. Metro from Chengdu airport to downtown was a dream."

Pros: "Cabin crew very courtious and professional."
Cons: "Sitting on the Business class seats is like sitting a lump of rocks. Entertainment selection of movies needs to be updated."

Pros: "Service and aircraft fleet."
Cons: "Most flights delayed for no good reason. Miss connections on both legs of our round trip to India"

Pros: "Meals and professional cabin crew."
Cons: "Seats and movies are due for an update."

Pros: "leg room"
Cons: "No toiletry bag"

Pros: "Good leg room"
Cons: "Two flights now that I had a touchscreen that didn't work. Flight was fine but not exceptional. The main frustrations were from inconsiderate passengers - no doubt the ones who take advantage of lower airfares."

Pros: "Wonderful staff. We had a problem with our entertainment system and so they upgraded us to first class. Felt really valued."

Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Customer service sucks. The airline has no definite answer regarding our concerns."

Cons: "Me and many customers on CZ 371 lost our baggages during the transit in Guangzhou. Still no update on lost and found yet."

Cons: "Please help me find my luggage!"

Pros: "Great staff, food, comfort. Very clean toilets."

Pros: "Food was delicious and leg room was decent. Good toiletries."
Cons: "Chairs could feel every kick, nudge and tapping on touchscreen. Not many snacks offered."

Pros: "Food was okay compared to Melb-Guangzhou journey that was excellent."
Cons: "Not much leg room (structural bits took up space). Entertainment touchscreen did not work. Not many snacks offered. Food was served more than an hour after a 12:20am take off. No toiletries."

Cons: "The food is great in business class, great service, really enjoyed it"

Pros: "Professional cabin crew."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic and not properly handled to separate Premium passengers from rest of passengers. Was made to check my small bag when others were able to carry on more than two bags and heavier ones. Food was mediocre."

Pros: "price"
Cons: "Only allow one piece luggage."

Pros: "Friendliness of staff."
Cons: "Tired and outdated business class seats. Use of buses to take passengers to aircraft."

Pros: "Friendly cabin staff."
Cons: "Choice of movies was poor."

Pros: "Friendliness of Crew."
Cons: "Business class seats could do with an update. Entertainment - movie selection could with an update."

Pros: "Not crowded."
Cons: "Waited three hours at Shenzhen airport before I could check in for my flight. Then waited two more hours in a dismal VIP lounge."

Pros: "A+++++++++++service"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Food."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Please serve food hot. And tell sir hostess to smile. And worst flight. They I Only served one meal for 8 hour flight"

Cons: "Seat belt"

Cons: "Supper was very average , one slice of pizza , that’s it"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Vegetarian Food need to be Improved...."

Cons: "Food need to be improved"

Pros: "Comfort & punctuality"

Pros: "Comfort and food."
Cons: "Some flight attendants could ve friendlier."

Pros: "Different seat location for family of five Missing luggage"

Cons: "No entertainment facilities available even in business class"

Cons: "If the assigned seat reclined. I had to Move to a different seat which Worked."

Cons: "Felt more like a domestic flight than an international"

Cons: "My entertainment system was not working, so was my seatmate's."

Pros: "The crew was very attentive. The pilot landed the plane smoothly. Although had a delayed departure from KUL, we arrived in Sydney earlier than expected."

Pros: "we had extra legroom travelling with an infant"
Cons: "the staff could have been a little considerate when serving food to you while you're holding a sleeping baby"

Cons: "the food could have been nicer"

Cons: "Not being cancelled and delayed"

Cons: "I am more than pleased with the service I received, keep up the work Kind regards Shane"

Pros: "Comfortable seating map"
Cons: "Food could be improved especially for vegetarians"

Pros: "Cool and excellent service."

Cons: "I was incorrectly charged credit card fees by BudgetAir as I paid via debit card and they never replied to my emails or answered the phone. This caused stress as my bank account went overdrawn. Cannot recommend BudgetAir at all. Appalling lack of customer service. Avoid like the plague!"

Pros: "The seat was very nice position."

Pros: "Some staff were good others could not be bothered."
Cons: "Nicer staff"

Pros: "Comfortable seats"

Pros: "There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching"
Cons: "The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom"

Pros: "cabin crew very friendly and professional"
Cons: "Seats cramped; not enough space, especially for long haul. Provide more space! Earphones didn’t work. Could not enjoy entertainment. Seat would not recline. Slow checking. Not enough counter staff. Check in counter contractor staff inexperienced and held us up for over an hour due to unfamiliar"

Cons: "Flight delay announcement could have been made much earlier"

Cons: "It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point"

Pros: "crew provided attentive and excellent service. Good food and beverage."
Cons: "cabin, seats and table cleanliness need to be improved. decline angle of seat and foot rest angle so limit."

Pros: "Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an excellent experience The seats were so comfortable as well, and the customer service on and off the plane was amazing"

Pros: "Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an experience"
Cons: "Nothing not to like. They went above and beyond"

Pros: "The hospitality of the staff Smooth sailing process"
Cons: "The food and the seats and leg room is too small especially for larger people"

Pros: "Smooth flight, great entertainment"

Pros: "Friendly staff, smooth ride, easy boarding"

Pros: "Pleasant steward"
Cons: "Delayed and waste time at Jakarta airport"

Pros: "Crew on board did their best."
Cons: "Because of an accident at Manila, all flights were delayed. This can happen, but the information provided by ground staff was far below standard. I assume they have procedures in place to inform passengers, and to make any estimations and guidance on what to do next. Absolutely no courtesy for passengers with connecting flights with different airliners. Usually, MH is a professional organisation, but this was an all time low in their service. Sorry."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight delayed, no head phones supplied and the food was burnt."

Cons: "Similarly delayed departure and arrived at HongKong over 11/2 hour later- poor service!"

Cons: "They charged for the ticket but blocked the ticket so i had to buy mew ticket"

Cons: "Malaysia airlines lost my luggage. Delayed for over 24 hours and had to send to another airport. Cost me hundreds of dollars and no compensation provided"

Cons: "Fight was delayed"

Pros: "Fast flight and boarding time"
Cons: "Inflight food was bad, luggage at the airport took Long"

Pros: "Very quick transfer of my luggages in KL"

Pros: "food was good and overall good economy class flight"
Cons: "distance between rows seems shorter than other airlines such as Emirates"

Pros: "Food was good and staff was always with a smile in their face"
Cons: "Super crowded and not much room in between rows, I aspected a bit larger and more comfortable plane for an international flight"

Pros: "The cabin crew and this was the only flight that reflects the correct boarding gate on my boarding pass."

Pros: "The cabin crew."
Cons: "Again, incorrect information of boarding gate."

Pros: "Can’t find anything good."
Cons: "The airline is protected by the government. Hence there is no motivation for them to improve. This airline is my last choice. My biggest dissatisfaction is the hospitality shown by the crew.. not sincere and in some cases rude... is this the MH - MALAYSIAN Hospitality that they keep advertising? Very disappointing.."

Pros: "Easy and efficient boarding"
Cons: "Too hot onboard"

Pros: "Peanut."
Cons: "Concentrated orange juice? Seriously? Dated flight, seats, interior."

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