Shanghai: €1,210 Business Class Flights From Spain

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British Airways is currently offering discounted fares on flights from Spain to Shanghai. Tickets for a round-trip from several Spanish cities to China are available at prices starting at only €1,210. The cheapest origin is Barcelona but many other origin cities are possible. As of now, availability is great beginning in November and all through to August 2020. You can even book trips around Xmas and New Year’s Eve.

All origins:

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British Airways will fly you to its hub in London Heathrow, where you’ll have a layover. And a rather short one in most cases. The carrier will operate a Boeing 777 on the long-haul flights. Unfortunately, this is not one of the routes on which British Airways will offer the new Club Suite.

But even the older business class product is solid. Although it does not offer direct aisle access to all passengers. To get a better idea of what BA’s Club World is like, check out this review:

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, tickets will be available until October 16th. Technically, there are no restrictions as to when you can travel and benefit from this deal. And in fact, we’ve been able to find excellent availability from November through August 2020. There are only a few days in December where prices seem to be higher.

The minimum stay requirement is the night from Saturday to Sunday, and you can spend up to 12 months in China with this fare.

Google Flights (instructions) will display availability and prices correctly. Use the tool to find your preferred dates and then have our Travel Dealz flight search compare prices for you. Or book directly on the carrier’s website. This might result in higher prices. But has it’s advantages.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

  1. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

    If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.

    This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Baggage Fees
    Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

Mileage

Tickets for feeder flights will be issued in booking class J, the one for the long-haul route in booking class I. The earning rate will be somewhere between 100% and 350%(!), depending on the frequent flyer program you’ve signed up for. Besides, the BA Executive Club will credit you with 360 tier points. Here’s what you can expect to earn on select programs:

  • 34,120 on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 26,210 on LATAM Pass
  • 26,210 on Finnair Plus
  • 21,090 on British Airways Executive Club
  • 21,090 on Iberia Plus
  • 21,090 on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 16,280 on Air Italy Meridiana Club
  • 16,280 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 16,280 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 16,280 on American AAdvantage
  • 16,280 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • 16,280 on Asia Miles
  • 16,280 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 16,280 on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 16,280 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for China

China is the most populous and the third largest country in the world, so naturally, there is a lot to see. The most touristically important cities are the capital of China, Beijing and the financial and trade center Shanghai.

Best Time to Travel

Since the country is vast and extends over several climate zones, there is no best travel time for China. China is connected to Europe through numerous direct flights and the travel time is about 11-13 hours. Flights to China can be found for less than 400€ throughout the year, and there are also often excellent Business Class fares.

A general advice is that travel should be avoided during the Chinese national holidays, which span over the first two weeks of October. During these time tourist destinations are overcrowded with Chinese tourists on their domestic vacation.

Visa for China

Most European citizens will need a visa to enter China.

You can apply for a tourist visa at a Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) in your country. There you’ll hand in your visa application personally and can pick it up again after a few days. There is no faster and cheaper way.

Alternatively, you can apply for a visa by mail. The processing time will be up to two weeks, and you’ll have to pay for extra for shipping.

There are also so-called Visa services available that sometimes offer a faster (and maybe even cheaper) way to get your Visa. Check local sites to find out more.

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Information & Tips for Shanghai

Shanghai is the most important financial and commercial center of China. But not only business travelers are welcome here. Also, regular tourists can get there money’s worth. And this is great because the city is connected to many major airports and therfor we’ll often present you with good deals for flights to Shanghai.

Best Time to Visit

Since Shanghai is located in a subtropical climate zone, spring and autumn are the best travel times thanks to moderate temperatures and a few rainy days. April, May, September, and October are particularly suitable for a visit to the Chinese city thanks to the low rainfall and humidity.

From the airport to the city

Shanghai Pudong Airport is located 40km east of the city center. Probably the fastest and most exciting method is the Maglev. The magnetic levitation train takes only 7 minutes, and with costs of around 5€ it is also a rather inexpensive (and of course faster!) alternative to a taxi, which would cost about 20€.

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