Bangkok £358 and Manila £343 Return many other destinations with Air China
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Bangkok £358 and Manila £343 Return many other destinations with Air China

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Found 18th Aug 2016
Just got an email from Air China, Bangkok £358 and Manila £343, I flew with them earlier in the year and although not on the same level as BA, and the entertainment package left a lot to be desired for this price its an absolute bargain.

I also took advantage of the 72Hour visa free visit to the major cities and spent two nights in Beijing. Unlike other Airline Air China will let you book long connections in order to take advantage of this.

Just don’t take any of your Chinese power banks with you, I had both of mine confiscated by the Chinese authorities, one on the way in and the other on the way out. At least they made it back home.

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Is an OK price depending on dates but a quick check at Kayak and there's Oman Air flights to Bangkok (only 16hour duration) for £334 end Sept.

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burtiec

Is an OK price depending on dates but a quick check at Kayak and there's … Is an OK price depending on dates but a quick check at Kayak and there's Oman Air flights to Bangkok (only 16hour duration) for £334 end Sept.


Thanks Burtiec, great price.

How do you request the long connection time of 2 days to visit Beijing?

Book as a multi destination trip (Air China usually don't surcharge a stopover) or select an itinerary will long duration (though you won't get your baggage in Beijing)..

Booked this for a Thailand trip in October a couple weeks back, also added a 72hr stop in Beijing at no extra cost. £348

Price is nothing special - lots of other options at that sort of price. What are Air China like with changing return date? One assumes the leg room is limited too! Something to be factored in for a 12hr flight!

Cheers for the tip on a short stopover in Beijing. A good way to squeeze in another city.

lookatmywadd

Price is nothing special - lots of other options at that sort of price. … Price is nothing special - lots of other options at that sort of price. What are Air China like with changing return date? One assumes the leg room is limited too! Something to be factored in for a 12hr flight!Cheers for the tip on a short stopover in Beijing. A good way to squeeze in another city.



Flew Air China to Manila in March 2016. Leg room was reasonable. There are two options for each meal: Western or Chinese. I went for the Chinese and it was satisfactory. They only do complimentary beer or cheap wine and water isn't handed out in bottles, only small cups. Customer service was ok but nothing special. You get what you pay for.

What was their issue with powerbanks? They never took mine, I always kept it in my hand luggage which I believe is a condition of all airlines

I've used Air China to Bangkok in the past. Flight London to Beijing is good but the Beijing to Bangkok is pretty small and old aircraft. Food is OK! Would fly with them again. I also stayed 72 hours in Beijing. Paid around 320

jumpinoffthbed

What was their issue with powerbanks? They never took mine, I always kept … What was their issue with powerbanks? They never took mine, I always kept it in my hand luggage which I believe is a condition of all airlines



​Security at PEK were allowing only one power bank and confiscating others - saw piles of perfectly good power banks confiscated. I got my Anker power bank through and they took long time looking at my powered speaker 'brick' but allowed that through in the end.

How are you getting the option for long layovers? I can't see how to do that
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