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Overnight layover in Chengdu on Air China : Free hotel?

Overnight layover in Chengdu on Air China : Free hotel?

Old Sep 8, 13, 4:40 pm
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Overnight layover in Chengdu on Air China : Free hotel?

Hello,
Bought ticket with Aeroplan miles and will be flying Istanbul-Cairo-Guangzhou-Chengdu-Xichang (on Air China for the last two flights), do I qualify for free hotel and meals? Would anyone have an email address or a number I can contact?
Thanks a bunch
Jacques
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Old Sep 8, 13, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by jacquesrules View Post
Hello,
Bought ticket with Aeroplan miles and will be flying Istanbul-Cairo-Guangzhou-Chengdu-Xichang (on Air China for the last two flights), do I qualify for free hotel and meals? Would anyone have an email address or a number I can contact?
Thanks a bunch
Jacques
I would guess not; free hotels on award tickets are no longer especially common. But, even if they do give you hotel, chances are you won't want to stay in it anyway.
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Old Sep 9, 13, 6:57 am
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Old Sep 9, 13, 8:12 am
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On domestic to domestic certainly not. Are you going to launch a rocket?
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Old Sep 9, 13, 8:24 am
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On domestic to domestic certainly not. Are you going to launch a rocket?
In spite of the domestic segments, the OP's intin is certainly international. Still, I just don't see it happening. And, like I suggested, CA's hotel choices tend to really suck (e.g. they are fond of the Shanghai Airlines Hotel in Beijing... no thanks!).
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Old Sep 9, 13, 9:49 am
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No way this gets a free hotel in Chengdu. Probably CA wouldn't cough up even on a paid business class ticket!

It is an interesting destination though. Besides the rocket center (unlikely foreigners would be welcome to visit, heh), Xichang is useful as a back door to Lugu Lake then Lijiang. Or into some rugged hiking and minority culture visits in the Muli area. Or the asbestos mine at Shimian.
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Old Sep 9, 13, 11:05 am
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haha thanks everyone. I was able to get ahold of someone from the Chengdu CA office. No free rooms for those traveling on reward tickets.

Flying to xichang to actually going to a village named Dechang, where my dad was born.

All the best,
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Old Sep 12, 13, 8:41 am
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Overnight layover in Chengdu on Air China : Free hotel?

Dependa how long your layover is, best choice is the Holiday Inn (the one next to the Intercon). It's about 20min drive
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