Airport Lijiang / LJG

Old Aug 8, 12, 9:05 pm
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Airport Lijiang / LJG

I can't find this particular airport on United.com? I know Air China flies there....
But it's not even on United.com search....

However, award to JHG(in the same province as above) is searchable, just terrible flight schedule.


Any suggestions?
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Old Aug 8, 12, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by superking View Post
I can't find this particular airport on United.com? I know Air China flies there....
But it's not even on United.com search....

However, award to JHG(in the same province as above) is searchable, just terrible flight schedule.


Any suggestions?
I would call.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 9:15 pm
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We flew to LJG as part of multi-leg itinerary in April. I had to call UA for them to book it. Air China only flies from Chengdu (CTU) but it's worth a stop there to see the pandas.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 9:38 pm
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True that, come to think of it I was on China Southern or China Eastern when I last flew out of Lijiang.
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I think I flew there on MU connecting in Kunming. For intra-Chinese flights, you can find cheaper fares separately on Ctrip.com. Also, the flights can be cheaper even a week before departure. Booking a month in advance may seem reasonable with US airlines, but it's actually pretty far ahead for Chinese airlines.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 10:28 pm
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I can fly from my home airport all the way to LJG included in the award. I would stop at CTU, but limited time, I want to hit LJG and JHG in about 10 days or so, then make a visit in another city on the southeastern size. Thanks I will call and book it.
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LJG is a popular spot for summer travel. CA usually sells Y fares only and does not release any award spaces.
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Old Aug 9, 12, 8:55 am
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LJG is a popular spot for summer travel. CA usually sells Y fares only and does not release any award spaces.
I see all the JHG award flights available from CTU on United.
Howeverm, LJG is not even an airport listed on United.com

JHG only depart at 9:30pm
LJG only depart 6am


Both times are brutal when I'm coming from the States, I'd need to fly to PEK, then CTU, then JHG or LJG. That's 40+ hours flight with layovers etc.

China Eastern provide like 10 flights daily from Kuming, might be a better option if I could find a low mileage award on Delta.
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