expired China Return ex Sydney Flying China Eastern: Shanghai (Direct) $159, Chongqing $188, Chengdu $188, Guangzhou $267 @ IWTF

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OK, this is ridiculous. Return flights to China including meals and baggage allowance don't get cheaper than this. What's more, most of the prices are for payment with a credit card, so an added bonus. Flights are direct to Shanghai, and via Shanghai for the other cities. Valid for travel Sep/Oct. Sample dates and prices below. Jump on these quick before they go! Enjoy :)

Sydney to Shanghai Return
29/Sep 13/Oct $159
28/Sep 13/Oct $159
30/Sep 13/Oct $159
27/Sep 13/Oct $159
19/Sep 17/Oct $159

Sydney to Chongqing Return
29/Sep 13/Oct $188
30/Sep 14/Oct $188
28/Sep 13/Oct $188
30/Sep 15/Oct $188
30/Sep 13/Oct $188

Sydney to Chengdu Return
28/Sep 13/Oct $188
29/Sep 14/Oct $188
30/Sep 13/Oct $188
28/Sep 14/Oct $188
26/Sep 14/Oct $188

Sydney to Guangzhou Return
30/Sep 14/Oct $267
30/Sep 15/Oct $267
30/Sep 16/Oct $267
30/Sep 13/Oct $267
29/Aug 10/Sep $347

closed Comments

  • +4 votes

    This has to be a pricing error of some sort?

  • +2 votes

    Too good to be true!

  • +2 votes

    The cheap flights all appear to be through Expedia Australia, almost double elsewhere. Worth the punt for Expedia rather than some of those overseas based OTAs but seems likely it's a price error.

    Sydney - Chongqing:

    Traveller 1: AdultAU$188.46
    Flight AU$20.00
    Taxes AU$168.46

    Sydney - Shanghai:

    Traveller 1: Adult AU$159.66
    FlightAU$10.00
    Airline TaxesAU$149.66

    So $10 and $20 flights.

    • +1 vote

      Not unheard of, I have seen $30-$40 base fares to NZ and Asia before. Certainly could be a price error but might just be an incredibly good promotion.

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    What an insane price!

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    Amazing! Just wish there was a TA code. Oh well

  • +1 vote

    I checked the official website of China Eastern Airlines. Return flights are around 520RMB plus tax 799RMB. If it's an error, it must be the airline.

    • -1 vote

      Their website is pretty awful. It doesn't show any flights to Shanghai or Chongqing at all from Sydney as if they don't fly there at all.

  • +10 votes

    I WTF indeed!

    If only I didn't have a job…

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    advertised, so can't be price error.
    http://iwantthatflight.com.au/d12515-Flights-from-Sydney-to-...
    I heard from a flight attendant that these Chinese airliners make money from the planes cargo transportations too, so flying passengers or not, still ok business.
    believe at your own will. nevertheless these return ticket are still at incredible prices

  • +4 votes

    Same price as going to Melbourne… What in the world…

  • +5 votes

    Man, Adelaide always missed out

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    Which destination is recommended for sight seeing for someone cannot speak Chinese? Thanks

    • +1 vote

      Shanghai is pretty good, lots of signs in English and plenty of locals who want to practise English with you.

    • +2 votes

      shanghai is perfectly navigable with some travellers' common sense and a guide book, but honestly there's not much to see there. take a bullet train or a short flight to beijing/xi'an and pay for a private local tour guide for a day

    • +1 vote

      Shanghai will have the most English.
      I think it might have a special 6 day visa on arrival or something too?

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      Come to Chongqing, i can be your private escort! Hahaha

      • +4 votes

        Private female escort?

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        Chongqing have comparable markets to shanghai? Might just take you up on that offer if its a nice enough area with the things I want close-by.
        This deal is my tipping point for finally buying some tickets to do a notepad's worth of shopping, from (good) fake branded shoes to circuit boards.
        Hell, having a local with me would cut bargaining times in half, may not even have to walk out on so many deals for them to give in!

        Let me know! Will happily buy you some drinks and meals… Mhmm, I could go some sidestreet Chinese takeaway right now.

        • +1 vote

          Haha, thats a long post mate. Chongqing is famouse for its hotpot, spicy food and history of chinese civil war. but in terms of natural attractions, its not worth to go to Chongqing.

          Markets: normally we buy things on Taobao, thats the best market for fake brand, JD.com and Xiaomi.com/cn. Goods usually will arrive next day or third day. And its cheap enough, for instance, xiaomi power bank 5000ah is around 49rmb(around 9 AUD, amd xiaomi offers free shipping with order over 150rmb) normally in China.

          Alright back to this air ticket offer, its best to go to Shanhai as they have large portion of people who can actually at least communicate in simple English. Ask some of ur friend in China or your tour guid to buy stuff from online and ship to ur hotel address.

          Im happy to company u one day or two if you really wanna go to Chongqing, as I am flying back to Chongqing too.

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      Chengdu has a nice panda zoo…

  • +2 votes

    How much is the visa?

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      Was also wondering this.
      Not just how much in terms of dollars, also in terms of hassle.
      I have recollections of a friend spending a whole day waiting at the consulate for his visa, getting denied for some stupid reason then having to come back and waste another day.

      • +1 vote

        use a chinese travel agent. they can go into the visa office for you and make sure your docs are all good

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        They now use a (private?) company to handle visa applications.
        You book a time online and I've never had to wait more than 20mins to get served. When you arrive, you get a ticket generated by a machine (depending on why you're there). I guess for people that are doing non tourist visas, the wait may be longer…
        They check your docs, then send you on your way without your passport.
        (IIRC they advise you which day to come back).

    • +3 votes

      $100-$200 depending on how you apply

    • +1 vote

      About $140.

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      More than the cost of the ticket if you want a multi-entry visa.

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      Applied in Sydney in person, normal, not express, cost $110.

      Do take along a copy of your passport data page as well. I didnt, and had to make a copy there. I didn't see it on the visa application site.

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      around $60 - $70

  • +26 votes

    CRAZY!!!! booked the family for $580! 3 adults 2 kids!

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    any other dates?

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      our one is 25/10 to 4/11 Sydney to Shanghai

    • +2 votes

      Flying China Eastern Airlines. Return flights from $159
      Dep. Fri 11/Aug/17Ret. Tue 31/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 01/Sep/17Ret. Sun 03/Sep/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 08/Sep/17Ret. Wed 13/Sep/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 08/Sep/17Ret. Mon 18/Sep/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 08/Sep/17Ret. Tue 17/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Mon 11/Sep/17Ret. Mon 18/Sep/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Wed 13/Sep/17Ret. Mon 18/Sep/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Wed 13/Sep/17Ret. Mon 16/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Wed 13/Sep/17Ret. Fri 20/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Thu 14/Sep/17Ret. Tue 19/Sep/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Sun 17/Sep/17Ret. Wed 20/Sep/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Mon 18/Sep/17Ret. Tue 17/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Tue 19/Sep/17Ret. Mon 16/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Tue 19/Sep/17Ret. Fri 20/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Tue 19/Sep/17Ret. Tue 14/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Tue 26/Sep/17Ret. Fri 03/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Wed 27/Sep/17Ret. Wed 11/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Wed 27/Sep/17Ret. Fri 03/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Thu 28/Sep/17Ret. Wed 11/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 29/Sep/17Ret. Sun 05/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Sat 30/Sep/17Ret. Sat 14/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Sat 30/Sep/17Ret. Fri 03/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Sun 01/Oct/17Ret. Sat 14/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Mon 02/Oct/17Ret. Wed 11/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Mon 02/Oct/17Ret. Thu 12/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Mon 02/Oct/17Ret. Sun 15/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Tue 03/Oct/17Ret. Fri 03/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Wed 04/Oct/17Ret. Mon 16/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Mon 16/Oct/17Ret. Mon 23/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Mon 16/Oct/17Ret. Sun 29/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Wed 18/Oct/17Ret. Mon 23/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Wed 18/Oct/17Ret. Fri 17/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 20/Oct/17Ret. Sun 22/Oct/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 20/Oct/17Ret. Thu 21/Dec/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 20/Oct/17Ret. Wed 27/Dec/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 03/Nov/17Ret. Fri 10/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Fri 03/Nov/17Ret. Sat 11/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Mon 06/Nov/17Ret. Fri 17/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight
      Dep. Sat 11/Nov/17Ret. Sat 18/Nov/17Economy$159 Select Flight

  • +1 vote

    I wonder how they make profit out of this???

  • +1 vote

    February has the same prices. Use skyscanner to search fast

  • +4 votes

    Thanks TA, it is Shame only Sydney to Shanghai, no specials from Brisbane

  • -3 votes

    Even the unemployed can fly now ;)

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    This is amazingly good. Have made a booking. Thanks TA

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    Does the cost of the flight shown on the website includes tax?

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    anyone can post a link for visa application ?cheers

  • +1 vote

    booked a week in shanghai with insurance for 200 with change… cheaper than my trip to Auckland lol. Thanks OP!

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    Anyone know if I can just miss my return leg back home if I take a domestic flight to another city and take the flight home from there instead?

    •  

      If you want to pay for it and not take it, of course? ..If you're asking if you can still get home on the return ticket after going to a different city, most likely no but contact them to see what they can do..

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    NO Mel Deal????? WDF

  • +2 votes

    Ticket price changed from AU$269.66 to AU$6,837.66. Because prices change often, we recommend booking now to lock in this price.

    For Feb 2018 Feb 05 -> 25

  •  

    I feel ripped off for paying $893 for 2 adults and 2 children return Bris-Beijing.

  •  

    Thanks OP, booked!! Been itching to go China/Japan/Korea for the last few weeks, can't wait!!

  •  

    When is a good time to go after Apr-ish? anyone found some good fares?

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    anyone know about the visa process? I found this one the website

    • Information of the inviting entity or individual, including name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, the signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual.
    The invitation letter may be in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout, but the applicants should bear all the responsibilities aroused and the original invitation letter should also be submitted if requested by consular officers.

    any OZbargainer wanna invite me? ahah :P

  • +2 votes

    Its insane price,late Sep and early Oct is the best season (weather and temp is perfect)for Shanghai,if you are mitten crab lover, its even better. Be aware 1st Oct to 7th Oct is National Holidays (1.3Billion people on Holiday :D)

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    Don't get too excited. I think they have fixed the price error. click into expedia and the price has gone up to $600+, although the IWTF website is still saying $159.

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    Yep looks like they fixed it.

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    Anyone flown China Eastern b4? Any reviews on their quality?

    • +3 votes

      Pretty awful. wouldn't fly with them if have other choices. But $159 beats all the awfulness. Oh well since that is gone now…

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