China Flights Update

International flights to China

Commercial outbound flights to China are still operating at limited capacity. China is expected to keep the current tight caps on international flights throughout the first half of 2022.

Transit through China

Currently, transit through Chinese airports is only allowed for passengers with diplomatic, public service, courtesy, or C visas.

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8 most effective flight hacks for China

  1. Get a VPN before boarding the plane. China censors the internet with its “Great Firewall of China” and blocks access to popular websites and services like Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Netflix, etc. Using a VPN is still legal in China, so you should download a VPN app BEFORE you arrive in China. Check these tips on the best VPNs for travel.
  2. See extra destinations for free. Though most people prefer direct routes, few others embrace layovers and take them as the perfect opportunity to visit an extra destination. Some airlines offer free layovers which mean you have an extra city to visit without purchasing any extra ticket. Big plus: in-direct routes are usually much cheaper too!
  3. Watch for a good sale. Most airlines publish their web promotions frequently. To get a great bargain be sure to watch the airline sales over the course of several weeks.
  4. Print all flight and hotel reservations. You will most likely need to show your flight reservations before boarding a plane – as proof that you plan to exit China.
  5. Plan for airline delays. Flights in China are often delayed. Always keep at least one change of clothes and a toothbrush in your carry-on – just in case your flight gets delayed, and you will have to spend the night in the hotel.
  6. Lost baggage prevention. Avoid lost luggage nightmares by removing old tags on your suitcases. Tags are printed with a barcode which is used for identification and tracking – so the old tags can really confuse baggage handlers and the conveyor belt scanners. They are one of the reasons so many bags miss their flight or get misrouted.
  7. Join Air Traveler Club. A proven way to get great prices on flights to China is to become a member of the Air Traveler Club. It is free to join, and deals that the members get every week are priced at least 40% below the average airfare for a given route. Some of these 'hacker fares' can save you up to 80% (!) on your next flight.
  8. DM instead of the call center. Use Twitter or Facebook Messenger to contact the airline customer service. If the problem arises, social media is usually a faster way to contact a real human that can answer your questions. Don't count too much on airline call centers, they are usually super busy.

Cheap international flights to China

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Flights to the China – FAQ

Which airlines offer direct flights to China?

Among airlines that serve China are Air China, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, EVA Air, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Korean Airlines, Emirates, and Singapore Airlines.

How to get cheaper flights to China?

A proven way to get great prices on flights to China is to join Air Traveler Club. Deals we send are priced at least 40% below the average airfare for a given route, and many of them allow you to save up to 80% (!).

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