Chinese carrier China Southern Airlines is offering a very attractive sale from London-Heathrow, selling tickets to a bevy of destinations in Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam & the Phillippines below £356 / €400. All fares include checked baggage up to 23kg and board service. Unfortunately, most of the lowest fares include two layovers – one in Amsterdam and one in China Southern’s main hab Guangzhou. Further, you cannot gain any frequent flyer miles with these fares.
- Cebu City at €369
- Jakarta at €378
- Phu Quoc at €378
- Manila at €381
- Hanoi at €381
- Ho-Chi-Minh-City at €381
- Nha Trang at €384
- Phnom Penh at €396
- Siam Reap at €402
On most itineraries, KLM will take you from London to Amsterdam first. Then, a China Southern Airbus A330-300 will take you to Guangzhou. After a layover of varying length, a China Southern short haul plane (either Airbus A320 family or Boeing 737NG aircraft) will take you to your destination. A nonstop flight between Guangzhou and London exists as well, serviced by China Southern Boeing 787 Dreamliners. However, this flight is solemnly part of the cheapest available offer.
Search & Book
Since Google Flights displays all fares in question accurately, we recommend to search for suiting flight dates there (instructions). You can save money by using those dates on skyscanner to search for the cheapest flights available.
China Southern’s fare rules restrict these fares to the following travel periods:
- Today until July 14
- August 19 – December 18
- December 25 – December 31, 2019
This offer expires on June 30, 2019, but may run out of availability earlier.
Layover in Guangzhou
Most of the connections offered in this fare include a long layover in Guangzhou, that might cover an entire day. Fortunately, the city formerly known as Canton has a lot to offer. Because all connections we’ve mentioned feature an international connection flight, you can apply for a short-term Chinese Visa at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and explore a marvelous city.
Information & Tips for Guangzhou
Guangzhou is better known as Canton in western counties. It is the most influential metropolis in Southern China. Although in these days it is overshadowed by neighbouring cities Shenzhen and Hong Kong (both can be reached by car within an hour), Guangzhou has a much larger legacy than those flashy up-and-comers. Its name is patron to both dialect and culture of the whole region – Cantonese. The city features large, green parks and a buzzing city center. Strolling through the lovely colonial district or having a look at the majestic Pearl River will make your stay in Guangzhou worthwile.
Best Time to Visit
Winters are mild and dry, whereas summers are hot with rainfall and high humidity. The best time to travel is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool and therefore very pleasant.
From the Airport to the City
Guangzhou Baiyun Int’l Airport is homebase to China Southern Airlines and one of the busiest in the country. It is well connected to the city center by a metro line. The trip takes 30 minutes to get downtown and costs around €1. Further there are eleven bus lines that connect the airport directly to points of interest like Guangzhou Railway Station, taking about an hour. These are priced around €4. A taxi ride will take 60-90 minutes and costs approx. €15.
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According to China Southern Airlines, tickets are issued in booking class X. That makes mileage calculation really easy, as it will end up being zero in any case.
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