Air China: Flights from Paris to East Asia starting at 339€, Australia at €544 (checked bags included)

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Air China is once again offering cheap tickets for flights from Paris to Asia. Starting as low as 339€ the Star Alliance carrier will get you to Taipei or – for just a little more – to Hong Kong, Manila or Ho-Chi-Minh-City. This fare already includes one piece of checked luggage (23 kg). A real bargain are flights to Sydney, starting at €544 for a roundtrip!

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Affordable flights ton many Asian destinations, e.g. Taipei.
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On all routes, you will have a layover in China before continuing to your destination. As a citizen of the European Union, you should be eligible for transit visa exemptions at all Chinese Airports that Air China approaches. Just make sure to find the right counter after your arrival.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, the offer should be available until December 10, 2019. That said, it is unlikely that Air China will keep this sale going for such a long time. As always: better book early, if you want to take advantage of this low price.

The cheap fares are valid for the following travel dates:

  • From now until June 20th, 2019
  • From August 23rd until October 3rd, 2019
  • From October 14th until December 19th, 2019

You will have to stay for at least 5 days, and your last stopover must commence no later than 3 months after your departure from Paris.

It is hard to find suitable dates using Google Flights (instruction), because Google usually does not display prices for flights sold by Air China. Therefore it will take a while until you can see how much a trip costs. So we recommend using the ITA Airfare Search or Skyscanner to look for dates that suit you best.

You can find the low fares to Sydney using these parameters on ITA Airfare Search:

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Search for outbound flights with a layover in Beijing and inbound flights with a layover in Chengdu.

Following the instructions, a reasonable amount of travel dates will be displayed. Now, you can use them on skyscanner to book your flight. Please note that the instruction above are only suitable for flights to Sydney. To find low fares to other airports you’ll need to enter “CA PEK CA” below the destination as well.

Mileage

The booking class for these flights is L. Most Star Alliance programs will credit you with 25% award miles. For flights that cheap this isn’t a bad yield. Examples are given for a Paris to Sydney roundtrip:

  • 21,200 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 15,900 on Air India Flying Returns
  • 10,600 on TAP Miles & Go
  • 8,520 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 6,360 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 5,300 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 5,300 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 5,300 on Asia Miles
  • 5,300 on Asiana Club
  • 5,300 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 5,300 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 5,300 on South African Voyager
  • 5,300 on United MileagePlus
  • 5,300 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 5,300 on EgyptAir Plus
  • 5,300 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 5,300 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 5,300 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 5,300 on Miles & More
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

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