Airplane Airbus A330-300 (333) Hainan Airlines has 2 classes on board with total of 292 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||64||21||11 - 20||32|
|economy||31 - 32||19||31 - 64||260|
Fully agree with the other review on the same seat: I'm a tall guy as well and the legroom was better than I've had in a long time. IFE is good and has very recent movies and FA's are very friendly and service constantly. Never seen an airline where the FA's clean the toilets frequently but Hainan does it. Would defintely fly again!
Avoid this seat at all cost. No leg room at all as row 61 transistions from 4 seats to 3 seats. Close to the toilets so the constant flushing is deafening. Would i fly Hainan Air again. No way. The entire flight was horrendous. Packed in like sardines. Crew eith very little english. Avoid!!
The aisle is indeed also very narrow. Flight attendants sometimes may bump into you if you have a seat located directly at the aisle. Seats are a bit narrow but o.k. to rest for the flight. Service has overall improved: compared to a few years ago, the flight attendants now do understand better English and can react better. Food was o.k., an express menu was offered for the night flight - not as fast served as for other airlines but did provide more time to rest.
HAINAN AIRLINES offers a very good business class but I don't understand how they got the SKYTRAX 5-star status. The seats are very comfortable (take the A or K seats if you want full privacy or E and F seats if you travel in couple), the service is ok but there are a few setbacks that you don't expect from a 5-star airline: most of the time there's a very long and unpleasant bus transfer from the terminal to the aircraft. Entertainment system is ok but movie and music selection is poor. On top of that the cabin staff collects the headphones 40' prior to landing. Anyway, I will continue to fly HAINAN as they offer good connections, but let's talk about a very good 4-star airline!
Flown TLV-PEK 10 hours flight. It was one of the best flight that i've ever flown. Great Service throughout the flight. Flight attendants were patient and gave amazing service. IFE was really good, great variety of movies and music. The seat was extremely comfortable and i am a tall guy (1.87). I enjoyed the long journey with Hanian!
54H good seat.Hainan economy seats are roomy and comfortable compared to other carriers. Outstanding service by the flight attendants. Good selection of seat back movies. An abundance of food throughout the flight.Large area for standing in the very back. Flew hainan from Seattle to Beijing and back, best international flights I have been on.For some reason all China based airlines do not allow portable electronics in flight (phones, iPads, laptops) Thankfully Hainan has a wide selection of videos and music. Also its true what another reviewer wrote about the seatbelt sign being always on, however the flight attendants do not have any issue if you get up and go to the restroom or go to the back area to stand for a bit. I am 5'8" and was very comfortable on 11 hour flight.
Business class seats A, E, F and K are hidden away and private whereas the rest are directly onto the aisle and are not private. The aisle is narrow and it feels like you're walking in someone's bed. If you're travelling as a couple, E and F are close together but there is an annoying dividing screen which pops up of its own accord from time to time. It's about shoulder height before it pops up. For some reason it seems they leave the seatbelt signs on all the time (happened on China Southern as well so may be a Chinese thing) so you have to ignore them if you need to go.
I am 6'2" tall and had great difficulty getting comfortable in this seat. I dount that it is 31-32" pitch. I felt like a cork in a bottle.