Beijing Xian Flight Experience

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Plan a Xian Tour? Take a morning flight from Beijing to Xian is mostly sought after by time-strapped travelers who either fly back to Beijing again on the same day or stay a bit longer in Xian.

Approxi 20 daily flights going between Beijing and Xian, mainly operated by three domestic airline giants – Air China, Eastern China Airline, Hainan Airline. The one and half flight makes it possible for foreign travelers to plan a doable Beijing Xian day trip.

Each airline will change its aircraft type operating according to the actual number of passengers and its flight operations status as well. This morning I take the early morning flight HU1737 set to take off at 7:50am and arrive at Xian at 9:50am if the flight is on time. This Beijing Xian flight HU1737 takes withing 2 hours and operated by Hainan Airlines.

I went to Hainan Airlines’ official web site and had my Beijing Xian flight checked online to fix my seatinng and got my boarding card. Haihan Airline usese the Terminal 1 of Beijing Capital Airport. So most of the airplanes run by Hainan Airlines take off and land at Terminal 1.

People are waiting for boarding at the Gate A17 for the Beijing Xian flight HU1737.

Some passengers are still seated, chatting and joking…

Some passengers are still seated

 

Major Beijing to Xian Early Morning Flight Timetable
Airline Flight No. Plane Depart Arrival
1Air China CA1231 Boeing 737 800 PEK 07:40 XIY  9:10
3Hainan Airlines HU7137 Air Bus 330-100 PEK 07:05 XIY 10:10
2China Eastern Airlines MU2102 Air Bus A321 PEK 07:50 XIY 10:10
Major Xian to Beijing Later Afternoon Flight Timetable
Airline Flight No. Plane Depart Arrival
3Hainan Airlines HU7338 Air Bus A300-200 XIY 22:40 PEK 00:40
1Air China CA1236 Boeing 738 XIY 20:25 PEK 22:25
2China Eastern Airlines MU2119 Air Bus A321 XIY 21:55 PEK 00:05
There is a store on the floor where Gate A17 is located. The stores mainly offer various kinds of stuff with snacks, water, books and etc.

There is a store on the floor where Gate A17 is located

The airport shuttle bus takes us from the Gate A17 to somewhere below the plane. 

The airport shuttle bus takes us from the Gate A17 to somewhere below the plane

To my pleasant surprise, Today’s pick from Hainan Airlines is Air Bus 340 – 600, a huge passenger plane for the mid-rang domestic flight Beijing for Xian.

uge passenger plane for the mid-rang domestic flight

On the plane

 

on the place

Comfortable seating

Comfortable seating

Taking off

Take off

Flying over the clouds

Flying over the clouds

Simple Chinese and Western breakfast on board

Simple Chinese and Western breakfast on board

Landing

Landing

People disembarking from 340 – 600

 

People disembarking from 340 – 600

Xian Xianyang International Airport

Xian Xianyang International Airport

People are waiting for their checked luggage

People are waiting for their checked luggage

The planes take off at Beijing International Capital Airport and land at Xian Xianyang International Airport.  The one and half hour flight doesn’t include the time and hassle getting to and from the airport.

06611Tip: Hassle-free Xian Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Xian guided tours:

Xian City Day Tour from US$69
Xian Terracotta Warriors Day Tour A from US$85
Terracotta Army and Song of Everlasting Performance from US$135

Xian 2 Day Tour Package from US$170 p/p
Xian 3 Day Tour Package from US$235 p/p

Terracotta Army  Join-in Escorted Bus Tour RMB 480 p/p
Terracotta Army  Escorted Private Tour  US$ $125 P/P

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