After taking a few trips on China's biggest airline and trying out their 787 and 380 I was eager to experience their brand new A330 Business and Economy Class from Amsterdam to their hub in Guangzhou which also just opened a new Terminal. Read on to see what their new product is all about...
Flight China Southern Airlines CZ308
Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Guangzhou (CAN), June 12th
Airbus A330-300 B-1063
Duration: 10:10 hours.
Seat: 6K (Business Class)
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Guangzhou Hotel Recommendation: Langham Place
My favorite Place in Town
Every time my travels take me to Guangzhou my preferred Hotel is the Langham Place. I have stayed at many Langham's around the world, including Melbourne, Hong Kong or Beijing.
I especially love their property located on Pazhou Island. The rooms are extremely spacious, offer a great view and the staff was beyond helpful.
The hotel also offers a couple of dinning options from Western to Chinese cuisine. Which I can strongly recommend. Check for the lowest rates here.
The Canton Tower is around the corner and the The China Import and Export Fair Center is just opposite the hotel as well as shopping malls and other sights.
China Southern Airlines New Business Class
The new cabin has improved a lot from the former layout which was a bit outdated, especially the angled flat bed which wasn't very comfortable. Now China Southern's A330 comes in a modern 1-2-1 configuration with 32 seats which go completely flat. Every seat features an USB-slot, noise-cancelling headphones, a power point, personal entertainment and Free WiFi. You even get slippers! Something you won't on Qatar Airways or Emirates anymore these days.
Improved Entertainment and Free WiFi
China Southern Airlines has also improved their Entertainment options featuring many more International movies and sitcoms. Now you can also browse the internet in the skies with Free WiFi. The only down side is that you have to surf the 'Chinese' Internet which has no access to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Something China Southern 787 Dreamliner doesn't feature.
China Southern Airlines Food Options
The food combined with the brilliant service on China Southern really stood out. The catering out of Amsterdam was superb and there was a good choice of food offered. I went for the Lamb with potatoes wedges which was lovely. Also the dessert options were great. They had a little cart being pushed through the cabin with cheese, ice cream and cakes.
China Southern Airlines New Economy Class
China Southern's Economy Class has also improved. Every seat comes with a huge personal entertainment screen in a 2-4-2 configuration. Also all passengers in the back can take advantage of the Free WiFi which is provided. I find the new cabin to be super modern and spacious.
China Southern Airlines new Business Class Bottomline:
The new Business Class is an absolute great product combined with the amazing crew on China Southern. I really enjoyed my flight and not much was left to be desired. The service was very personal and efficient and also the seat is extremely comfortable. The seat might be a bit a narrow for some people but I enjoyed myself very much on this flight and I would fly China Southern without hesitation again.
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