Xiamen Airport Reviews

AVERAGE RATING

         

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 4 user reviews

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Reviews from the Community

    • Guest
    • 1 helpful votes

    Avoid it like the plague

             

    01.04.2016

    Never I repeat Never Never ever ever ever ever ever fly via Xiamen transfer. It is a nightmare. It's a small local airport with no transfer zone. I repeat, there is no transfer zone. Tough luck for international travellers who are only there for transfer… You have to go through immigration, fill out a bunch of forms, get a lot of stamps, pick up your luggage, get it through customs check on exit, then go to check-in for the next flight – more on that later – get your luggage through customs again, get your boarding pass, go through immigration and security again, half an hour after you just left. The whole process is ridiculous, tedious, will easily fill an entire page in your passport and steal at the very least an hour of your time, depending on what direction you're coming from and how full that flight was. If you should never ever ever ever transfer via Xiamen, this goes doubly so for any transfer that has a layover window of more than 3 hours but not enough for a stay in a hotel or to visit the city. You thought you can nip into China before the flight, just give up your luggage again real quick? Yeah, no can do. Good luck finding any place to leave your luggage in the airport, check-in doesn't open until 3 hours before the flight and there's nowhere to put it. If you don't feel like dragging your 30kg+ bags around in 30+ degrees heat to see the city and instead decide to stay in the airport, that's not much fun either. Not many places to sit down outside boarding and not even internet access. There is internet, sure. But it can only be accessed via boarding pass data (remember, check-in only 3 hours before flying out) or if you have a Chinese phone number to get a verification via SMS. The air conditioning on almost all levels of the airport outside boarding is pretty much non-functioning, so it is just as sweaty inside than it is outside. Well, maybe a little less than being inside an oven and more like standing reeeeeeally close to it. You get the picture. Additionally, if you want to buy anything at the airport or just want to get something to eat, you absolutely have to withdraw money as none of the shops or even KFC will accept credit cards. I saw a card machine at KFC, but that might just be for Chinese debit cards. Conclusion: 1/10, would not recommend. Probably the worst airport experience I ever had. Only plus point are the Chinese prices on everything, but again, it's a small airport and there is not a very broad selection of things plus the whole pay-in-cash thing. Books are ridiculous cheap, but of course in Chinese only. Not a place to stay at if you don't absolutely have to.

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    • Guest
    • 1 helpful votes

    No Place to Sleep Except the KFC

             

    10.05.2015

    (Guest Review by Traveller 0821) International Terminal – The airport is fine and modern, has everything you need for a smooth journey, however if you do book an overnight leg in this airport and decide to wait for your flight the following day at the airport, be aware that the airport closes for a few hours at night, you will have to exit immigration. The comfy chairs and waiting areas at the boarding gates will not be accessible for airport sleepers. All the establishments are closed at night also and there aren't any rest lounges or pay lounges to crash in. You will have to make do with the seats at the KFC. The help counters can only provide assistance in Chinese.

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    • Guest
    • 1 helpful votes

    Xiamen Airport

             

    01.04.2015

    The Xiamen Airport will close the gate after last flight arrived ,so only can sleep in the arrived mall and KFC in chair and desk.I like its cleanliness , but none of airport worker around you ,it would be little dangerous for single person. I think this airport should offer few persons keep watch and safety . That was my first time to sleep in airport , it was not bad ,and i got new experience 🙂 PS:Sorry for my bad English ,thank you .

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    • Guest
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    Xiamen Airport

             

    XX.XX.XX

    We, not just I, were forced out of the airport and made to sleep on the pavements right outside the terminal even if my carrier was XiaMen Air and they very well know that my flight from Manila to Beijing is connected via XaiMen airport. Arrived at Xiamen 2330 HRS and my flight to Beijing is 0700 HRS the following day. There was no info and no reliable source to ask where "can I wait comfortably"…haikzzzt IMPROVE? well, if they can let the "waiting for connecting flights" passengers inside the airport – that would be great. Additional English speaking ground crews or staff would also be helpful

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