BA First LHR-HKG £2,076

Old Sep 1, 17, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by zoqfotpik View Post
Certain nationalities are eligible for transit in China without visa aka TWOV. In PEK, you are allowed up to 72 hours as long as your itinerary takes you to a "third country". HKG is treated as a separate country. In this case, you can do LHR-HKG-PEK-LHR or LHR-PEK-HKG-LHR, but not LHR-PEK-HKG-PEK-LHR without a visa.
Can I ask why the latter isn't valid? Surely it's a return flight ... LHR-PEK-HKG (valid for 72-hr visa) and then HKG-PEK-LHR (valid for 72-hr visa).
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Old Sep 1, 17, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by adrianlondon View Post
Can I ask why the latter isn't valid? Surely it's a return flight ... LHR-PEK-HKG (valid for 72-hr visa) and then HKG-PEK-LHR (valid for 72-hr visa).
I stand corrected, I think you are right. I suggest going to China TWOV thread for more information: China 24, 72, and 144 hour Transit Without Visa ("TWOV") rules master thread
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Old Sep 1, 17, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by zoqfotpik View Post
but not LHR-PEK-HKG-PEK-LHR without a visa.
But this fare (London-Beijing R/T) does not allow this routing. If you fly like as you mentioned, it will be prices as London-Hong Kong R/T.
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Old Sep 1, 17, 1:49 pm
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I have no issues staying in HK both outbound and inbound:

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...BA28;sc=f;eo=e
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Old Sep 1, 17, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by cysyuen View Post
I have no issues staying in HK both outbound and inbound:

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...BA28;sc=f;eo=e
Of course no problem.
The fare allows up to 2 free stopovers in Area 3 (Asia & Oceania).
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Old Sep 1, 17, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by cysyuen View Post
I have no issues staying in HK both outbound and inbound:

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...BA28;sc=f;eo=e
Is there any reason this is £90 more expensive in this itinerary? £2166 vs £2076
I thought you allowed to have free stopover in HKG.
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Old Sep 1, 17, 9:21 pm
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Does anyone know if these fares are open to DEL? I'm not sure what the regular prices for that route is generally.
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Old Sep 2, 17, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by cysyuen View Post
I have no issues staying in HK both outbound and inbound:

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...BA28;sc=f;eo=e
Actually, would prefer it to having to stay in PEK.
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Old Sep 2, 17, 1:23 am
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Originally Posted by meowycrystal View Post
Is there any reason this is £90 more expensive in this itinerary? £2166 vs £2076
I thought you allowed to have free stopover in HKG.
Stopover itself is free of charge if you apply this fare, but ot doesn't mean you can avoid paying taxes.
When you transit or depart from Hong Kong, you have to pay certain amount of taxes.


https://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/...rture-tax.html
https://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/...ction-fee.html
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Old Sep 2, 17, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by AHO View Post
Stopover itself is free of charge if you apply this fare, but ot doesn't mean you can avoid paying taxes.
When you transit or depart from Hong Kong, you have to pay certain amount of taxes.


https://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/...rture-tax.html
https://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/...ction-fee.html
clear explanation! Thanks
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Old Sep 2, 17, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by jj12345 View Post
Does anyone know if these fares are open to DEL? I'm not sure what the regular prices for that route is generally.
BA's website shows that they have First class deal to Delhi too.

https://www.britishairways.com/trave...t=SEPPLOFAVLH1
Originally Posted by British Airways
Mumbai
from £2197 return

New Delhi
from £2027 return
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Old Sep 3, 17, 1:49 am
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Old Sep 5, 17, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by kirker View Post
Just FYI, China now offers 10-year tourist visas (IIRC for about the same a one-year visa used to cost). Or at least they do for US citizens, though I don't see why UK citizens wouldn't also be included.
10-year multiple entry Chinese visa is only for US citizens.
1. In accordance with a 2014 China-U.S. visa arrangement, U.S. citizens may be eligible for 10-year multiple entry visa. The remaining validity of the U.S. passport must be over 12 months.
http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/hrsq/
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Old Sep 5, 17, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by AHO View Post
10-year multiple entry Chinese visa is only for US citizens.


http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/hrsq/
The standard China visa for UK citizens these days is 2 year multiple entry. It's bl**dy expensive, by the way.
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Great fare for F.
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