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    • ceewash
    • By ceewash 6th Oct 17, 9:56 AM
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    Flights to China very soon.
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    Flights to China very soon. 6th Oct 17 at 9:56 AM
    Hi. Help needed. Flights Manchester to Beijing needed for Sunday or Monday. Anything less than £1000 is up for consideration. Max 2 stops. Really struggling to find anything. Itís one way. Will consider other uk airports. Thanks for any help.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 6th Oct 17, 10:05 AM
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    Tuesday is cheaper.

    Btw If your reason for travel is 'compassionate', I hope it isn't, a compassionate fare may work.
    Last edited by richardw; 06-10-2017 at 10:08 AM.
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 6th Oct 17, 10:11 AM
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    Is there any potential return date? £1,400ish for both single and return direct.

    Ethiad and Qatar, one change, coming in at around £1,150 single.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 6th Oct 17, 10:18 AM
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    Give Trailfinders a call and see if they have any flight+hotel deals on one of the Middle East airlines, or Singapore airlines or Cathay Pacific, with one night in a hotel.
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 6th Oct 17, 10:45 AM
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    Probably heading to Heathrow and getting a flight from there will be advantageous for cost...a number of one-way options under £500
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    • By heatherw_01 6th Oct 17, 11:45 AM
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    Did you have a look at skyscanner?
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    • ceewash
    • By ceewash 6th Oct 17, 12:50 PM
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    Thanks to you all. Managed to get a flight Monday night with 2 stops on way. £805 Just waiting confirmation. Fingers crossed.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 6th Oct 17, 3:12 PM
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    Hope it isn't a 'the price has changed' agent.
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    • ceewash
    • By ceewash 6th Oct 17, 3:29 PM
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    Hope it isn't a 'the price has changed' agent.
    Originally posted by richardw
    Me too! Can they do that once they have taken your card details? They said we should hear in about 4 hours, which is about now. Will let you know.
    • AlSto
    • By AlSto 6th Oct 17, 3:29 PM
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    Thanks to you all. Managed to get a flight Monday night with 2 stops on way. £805 Just waiting confirmation. Fingers crossed.
    Originally posted by ceewash
    Cheapest is Azerbaijan Airlines from Paris on Sunday 12hr 55min with one stop. £555 one way. £730 return.

    But a somewhat tight connection from MAN to CDG.
    • ceewash
    • By ceewash 6th Oct 17, 3:49 PM
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    Probably heading to Heathrow and getting a flight from there will be advantageous for cost...a number of one-way options under £500
    Originally posted by Caz3121
    I can't find any under £500
    • AlSto
    • By AlSto 6th Oct 17, 4:23 PM
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    That's because they don't exist, unless you ignore the two stop rule and travel for two days.


    Cheapest return flights are from Stockholm on Monday for £516. Getting to STO is another matter .

    Cheapest viable return flights are from BRU on Monday £608, but with a long stopover(8 hours) in Moscow.
    • ceewash
    • By ceewash 6th Oct 17, 4:37 PM
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    Phew. Just received e ticket and confirmation. The company was Kiwi.com. It's taken all day and 2 phone calls but tickets are here. Was v worried they were going to hike up prices, but they didn't. people on phones were v helpful. Thanks to all of you who replied. It's for my son. he's got a bit of a trek, 2 stops and a tight change over in Abu Dhabi but at least the whole journey is only just over 24 hrs.
    • AlSto
    • By AlSto 6th Oct 17, 4:48 PM
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    If you REALLY want one way;



    • AlSto
    • By AlSto 6th Oct 17, 4:58 PM
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    Phew. Just received e ticket and confirmation. The company was Kiwi.com. It's taken all day and 2 phone calls but tickets are here. Was v worried they were going to hike up prices, but they didn't. people on phones were v helpful. Thanks to all of you who replied. It's for my son. he's got a bit of a trek, 2 stops and a tight change over in Abu Dhabi but at least the whole journey is only just over 24 hrs.
    Originally posted by ceewash
    A pity I didn't see the thread earlier. Especially as exactly the same combo above, is available from the 8th too, for £5 less. £705 in total and only around sixteen hours of flight time including the single stopover.
    • AlSto
    • By AlSto 6th Oct 17, 6:53 PM
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    If you REALLY want one way;



    Originally posted by AlSto
    It's odd that the travel agents didn't pick up on this combo, as it is Turkish Airlines metal all the way and ample time for the stopover.
    • AlSto
    • By AlSto 6th Oct 17, 7:12 PM
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    Seems their system doesn't work; http://uk.businessinsider.com/skypicker-czech-startup-that-finds-hidden-cheap-flights-2015-5

    Skypicker is now Kiwi.com
    • heatherw_01
    • By heatherw_01 7th Oct 17, 10:50 AM
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    Phew. Just received e ticket and confirmation. The company was Kiwi.com. It's taken all day and 2 phone calls but tickets are here. Was v worried they were going to hike up prices, but they didn't. people on phones were v helpful. Thanks to all of you who replied. It's for my son. he's got a bit of a trek, 2 stops and a tight change over in Abu Dhabi but at least the whole journey is only just over 24 hrs.
    Originally posted by ceewash
    Glad you got it sorted!
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 7th Oct 17, 11:02 AM
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    Make sure your son reads up on the kiwi.com guarantee. I believe kiwi are the only agent that cobbles together separate tickets meaning there is no protection from the airline for missed connections so, in the worst case, he will need to contact kiwi to get them to try and sort another flight
    • ceewash
    • By ceewash 7th Oct 17, 11:09 AM
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    The first layover is hour and half. The 2 journeys are both Etihad but it says you need to pick up luggage. Is that possible in the time? Is it possible to ask at check in at manchester to send luggage through seeing as they are both same airline.
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