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Ua: Jfk-ctu $757 3.9 cpm

Old Jun 23, 14, 10:14 am
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Ua: Jfk-ctu $757 3.9 cpm

K fare

dates after summer 2014

ride on the new 787 to CTU from SFO

Details on the blog...
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Old Jun 23, 14, 10:18 am
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7 day min stay :/
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Old Jun 23, 14, 10:24 am
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And I think US citizens will need a Visa which tacks on another $100 or so to the price
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Old Jun 23, 14, 11:08 am
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Ua: Jfk-ctu $757 3.9 cpm

CTU is an option for the no cost transit visa
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Old Jun 23, 14, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by bertrob View Post
CTU is an option for the no cost transit visa
1. To be eligible, you have to be transiting to a third country (very difficult to do profitably on this MR)

2. 7 day min stay. Visa exemption is for 72 hours.
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Old Jun 23, 14, 11:52 am
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Despite the min stay and visa requirement issues, thanks for posting when you found a deal!

How many stopovers are permitted, and how much do they cost each?
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Old Jun 23, 14, 11:53 am
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It could be a nice combination of a MR and a mini-vacation. That's actually my preferred mode of travel as opposed to pure MR's. There are great opportunities for seeing pandas nearby. Lots of other interesting things to see within a short domestic flight as well.
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Old Jun 23, 14, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by andrewwm View Post
1. To be eligible, you have to be transiting to a third country (very difficult to do profitably on this MR)

2. 7 day min stay. Visa exemption is for 72 hours.
right...just squeeze in a CTU-TYO/ICN/BKK r.t. etc then you're good
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Old Jun 23, 14, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by andrewwm View Post
1. To be eligible, you have to be transiting to a third country (very difficult to do profitably on this MR)

2. 7 day min stay. Visa exemption is for 72 hours.
If you book a flight CTU - HKG, BKK, XYZ in the middle of this trip you can avoid this on both ends. Cost may be marginally higher than a visa, but you can still see the pandas in Chengdu, but then also do something else for this good price.

EDIT: Beat me to the punch tjtcwfls...

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Old Jun 23, 14, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by tjtcwfls View Post
right...just squeeze in a CTU-TYO/ICN/BKK r.t. etc then you're good
Until someone at UA insists you need a vise to travel to China.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...ing-there.html
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Old Jun 23, 14, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by RNE View Post
Until someone at UA insists you need a vise to travel to China.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...ing-there.html
That is really bad - but seems like a genuine UA mistake. Plus that case is not about the 72 hour rule. I never had an issue with the 48/72 rule in China. I found the check-in agents and immigration agents very willing and correct.

Reminds me of a scam they run in Kuala Lumpur where they require you to pay $200 in 'extra fees' for an 'express visa' when you fly FROM there to another country.

In the end it is the same thing - even if it is clearly non-sense - the check-in agent has a lot of power if your complete ticket is about to be cancelled a a 'no-show'.
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Old Jun 23, 14, 4:27 pm
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Almost pulled the trigger on the earlier, better deal. It was only $972 from ORF with the same NYC-CTU deal.
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Old Jun 23, 14, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by RNE View Post
Until someone at UA insists you need a vise to travel to China.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...ing-there.html
This happened to me in DC last year going to Argentina.. I had a visa, but it was a blank one and not the "one in the picture" they had been trained on. I also had a DNI, but they didn't care. They claimed that they'd be fined $10,000 if they let me on. Had to talk to a manager, and show them the 14 stamps I had. Very dangerous game, but it can be done..
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Old Jun 23, 14, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
And I think US citizens will need a Visa which tacks on another $100 or so to the price
Now the visa to china costs $ 160
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Old Jun 23, 14, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by astroflyer View Post
It could be a nice combination of a MR and a mini-vacation. That's actually my preferred mode of travel as opposed to pure MR's.
Yes, the blended run

Done many my own self

And +1 on TWOV. Done it on blended runs to PVG and PEK. Has its own thread in China forum.
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