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Old Apr 14, 13, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by lax2010 View Post
I know this post is 5-month old but what was the significant about November 18, 2012 with respect to this?
Major Communist Party gathering in Beijing, during which security was tightened at nearly all railway stations with train departures in that direction.
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Old Apr 14, 13, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by mosburger View Post
Major Communist Party gathering in Beijing, during which security was tightened at nearly all railway stations with train departures in that direction.
Thanks for the info!
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Old Apr 17, 13, 1:16 pm
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For those who don't speak/read Chinese, ctrip now lets you buy train tickets in English

http://pages.english.ctrip.com/promo...vel/index.html
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Old Apr 17, 13, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by embla View Post
For those who don't speak/read Chinese, ctrip now lets you buy train tickets in English

http://pages.english.ctrip.com/promo...vel/index.html
Please note the limitations: only G and D trains are bookable, and delivery is currently only in Shanghai. The surcharge of RMB 40 per ticket seems reasonable, though.
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Old Apr 17, 13, 8:08 pm
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For all FT'ers with Chinese colleagues, biz partners or friends: It's possible to book and pay your train ticket in advance over the internet, then pick it up against the order number and by showing your ID at the train station ticket windows. Foreign passport digits can be used.
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Old May 19, 13, 8:30 pm
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your assistance, PLEASE!

jiejie:

After reading your responses to the traveller who wanted to travel help with his 2 week itinerary to China, I realized you are who I have been searching for. Would you be willing to help us out? I hope so

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Old May 19, 13, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by rochellew46 View Post
jiejie:

After reading your responses to the traveller who wanted to travel help with his 2 week itinerary to China, I realized you are who I have been searching for. Would you be willing to help us out? I hope so
We're all willing to help you out. We like China, and we want people to make the most of their time in these parts (i.e. focus on really experiencing the culture rather than hanging out in tourist traps).
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Old Apr 4, 14, 2:03 pm
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Hello. Arrive on American Airlines flight from LAX-PVG. Have about a 2 hour layover to my flight to BKK on Juneyao that departs at 9:20 pm. What is the transfer situation like at PVG. I have carry on and no checked bags. Will I transfer in the same terminal? Lounge Access etc? The AA and Juneyao are different tickets purchased through different channels.. Thanks and Safe Travels
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Old Apr 4, 14, 2:27 pm
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Hello. Arrive on American Airlines flight from LAX-PVG. Have about a 2 hour layover to my flight to BKK on Juneyao that departs at 9:20 pm. What is the transfer situation like at PVG. I have carry on and no checked bags. Will I transfer in the same terminal? Lounge Access etc? The AA and Juneyao are different tickets purchased through different channels.. Thanks and Safe Travels
I'm pretty sure that you'll need to check in with Juneyao in the departures lobby (as opposed to a transit desk), but this shouldn't be a huge ordeal for you (e.g. the AA flight is usually on time); both AA and HO are in T2. HO is actually a pretty nice/friendly airline IMO (many of us MU hostages would like to see them get stronger).

I don't think you'll get lounge access, but you probably wouldn't want it anyway.
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Old Apr 7, 14, 12:39 am
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I am flying into HK on April 13th, going to take the Ferry to Shenzhen then stay the day and night to rest up, visit a couple of factories on Monday, then on to Guangzhou for the Canton Fair for the week.

Think I have everything figured out for that part of the trip.

From Guangzhou I am then traveling to Quanzhou, then on to Ningbo and then to Qingdao. From there it is back to Shanghai to fly back home.

I've had advice from my Chinese partners to take the HSR and from some of them to fly.

Was wondering what your thoughts were.

I would be spending a day in each city, and I will be flying back home April 28th
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Old Jan 2, 17, 12:45 am
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Will arrive at PVG coming week from HKG around 4pm.

Need to go to Suzhou the same evening as the connection from there to my actual meeting destination the next day is preferable to those from Shanghai.

Question: Are the PVG - Suzhou buses still running in these HSR times and when does the last one leave?

Even getting to SHA by bus would be ok as then can either take HSR or a cab.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 6:54 am
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http://en.shairport.com/2012-11/12/content_15974173.htm
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Old Jan 2, 17, 12:13 pm
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Thanks a lot, the good old bus connection seems to be alive and well.

Got a very good price/mileage ratio to PVG on CX/KA this time but should really put more attention seeking fares to SHA.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by mosburger View Post
Thanks a lot, the good old bus connection seems to be alive and well.

Got a very good price/mileage ratio to PVG on CX/KA this time but should really put more attention seeking fares to SHA.
The intermediate stop and the 3 hour total travel time don't strike me as especially appealing. I've been finding good fares to SHA recently btw.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 1:35 pm
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The intermediate stop and the 3 hour total travel time don't strike me as especially appealing. I've been finding good fares to SHA recently btw.
Ah, CX/KA had very competitive rates with plenty of MPC mileage from Europe to PVG right now, that is. From NA the situation might be different, or even from European airports if I'd paid more attention.

The bus as such is ok, I used to take it many times in 2006 - 2007 before HSR was established on the Shanghai - Nanjing track.

Some nostalgia, also some relief in not having to deal with rude taxi drivers or asking unnecessary favors from local friends in setting up a limo transfer.

As I will ask them the next day for my final destination...
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