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Domestic Airline Flights in China

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Domestic Airline Flights in China

My husband and I are going to book two different flights....one from Xian to Guilan and Guilan to Shanghai. Is there a preference in airlines, ie. China Southern or China Eastern.

Thanks and any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

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Xi'an
Shaanxi, China
Shanghai
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Shanghai Region, China
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1. Re: Domestic Airline Flights in China

Not really. Take whichever is cheaper or more convenient. Note that it is called Guilin not Guilan.

Use ctrip.com or travelzen.com or elong .net

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2. Re: Domestic Airline Flights in China

We bought ours from a US based rep of China Southern Airlines. It was nice being able to call someone and email. Phil is American born, yet fluent in Chinese, so he was very helpful.

Phillip Yu

phillip@csair.us

China Southern Airlines

Los Angeles Office

Address: 6300 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1510

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Tel:323-653-8088 x 830

Fax:323-653-8066

www.csair.us

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3. Re: Domestic Airline Flights in China

I would book based on price/schedule, the best prices are around 3 weeks before departure date.

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4. Re: Domestic Airline Flights in China

You cannot rely on prices always dropping closer to the travel date, nowadays. Best to monitor fares; sometimes you can get an 'earlybird' discount up to 3 months in advance which will not be beaten.

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5. Re: Domestic Airline Flights in China

If you use ctrip daily price graphs, you can pretty much see if there is a "last-minute" effect of air prices in the week to 10 days before departure. Most routes there still is. The totally tourist routes are price fixed, such as to Lijiang, Zhangjiajie and Jiuzhaigou. Very high almost all the time, depending on the time of day.

There are some early-bird fares which are bargains, and some which are phony. Gotta check.

You can read about this and other issues traveling inside China here at the Top Questions about China, tripadvisor.com/Travel-g294211-c115805/China…

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