Star Alliance member Air China currently offers two different promotions for flights to Taipei, Taiwan. This results in cheap tickets starting from Paris and Rome with a layover in China, starting at €328 from both cities. A checked bag up to 23kg is included as well as meal service on all flights.
Flights from Rome to Taipei are part of Air China’s campaign to promote their new nonstop service between Rome and Hangzhou. As a result, every flight takes you on an A330 to Hangzhou and continues with A320 family service to Taipei. Flights from Paris feature a layover either in Beijing or Chengdu.
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Unfortunately, none of these fares can be found on Google Flights. We suggest to use the Airfare Matrix to quickly find suiting flight dates (instructions). The following parameters will guide to a table showing you when the lowest fares will be available:
Flights from Rome to Taipei have a minimum stay of three days, passengers from Paris need to stay five days. Both offers are limited to a maximum stay of three months. Fare rules give certain travel periods for both offers:
- August 23 – October 3, 2019
- October 14 – December 19, 2019
- January 1 – March 31, 2020
- August 19 – October 4, 2019
- October 16 – December 12, 2019
- January 1 – March 31, 2020
Tickets from Rome are available until June 30, 2019. The fares from Paris remain valid until December 10, 2019, but may run out of availability earlier.
Air China issues these tickets in booking class L for all segments. Most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs will not credit you more than 25% of distance travelled in award miles. The harvest of a trip from Rome to Taipei should look like this:
- 9,060 on Air India Flying Returns
- 6,040 on TAP Miles & Go
- 5,570 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 3,840 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 3,620 on ANA Mileage Club
- 3,460 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 3,460 on Asiana Club
- 3,440 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 3,340 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 3,340 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 3,340 on Miles & More
- 3,140 on SAS EuroBonus
- 3,090 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 3,020 on South African Voyager
- 3,020 on United MileagePlus
- 3,020 on Asia Miles
- 3,020 on EgyptAir Plus
- 3,020 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 3,020 on Air Canada Aeroplan
Information & Tips for Taiwan
Things are complicated when it comes to Taiwan’s political status. The island’s government claims to represent the independent “Republic Of China”, while mainland China views Taiwan as a “rebellious province”.
Regardless of those issues, the island of Formosa provides a heavily urbanized West Coast with Taipei as a masterful example of a modern metropolis. On the opposite, the East Coast is full of natural rain forests and smaller towns and villages. There is no place on earth where Chinese and Japanese culture form a harmonious mixture like in Taiwan, making it a unique place to visit.
Entry & Visa
Most EU-Citizens will receive a 90-day permit upon arrival at any Taiwanese airport. Only a passport valid more than six months after arrival is required.
Best Time to Travel
Taiwan is located in a subtropical climate zone, meaning high humidity all year round. While the southern part experiences a monsoon season from May through August, rainfalls are more evenly distributed through the year in the north. Best travel times are October through January, when rainfalls are low and temperatures are modest.
Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar as currency. 1€ is worth approx. 35 TWD.
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Information & Tips for Taipei
Taipei is the largest city of Taiwan. About one third of all Taiwanese poeple live in Tapei’s municipality. The city stands out as unique conflux of Chinese and Japanese culture, architecture and cuisine. Being built into a mountainous region with huge rainforests, even the way from the airport downtown is hugely spectacular. The city is home to the Taipei 101, a skyscraper that used to be the tallest in the world at time of its opening in 2004. Another fascinating aspect is Taipei’s huge network of suburban malls.
Best Time to Visit
Being located in a humid subtropical climate, Tapei’s summers are hot, long lasting and very humid. Occasional heavy rainstorms or typhoons make this time an unpleasent one to visit the city. From November through March, average temperatures are around 20 dregrees and it rains less than during summer, making this an ideal time to visit the city.
From the Airport to the City
International flights arrive almost exclusively at Taipei Taoyuan Int’l airport. Getting to the city is as easy as it can be. A regular and an express metro line connect the airport to the city center. The 5€ ticket includes free Wi-Fi. Further, there are a number of shuttle buses to different parts of the city, operating even at night time. A taxi ride will be around 1000NT$, approx. €30.
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