expired Melbourne to Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenz. $296 Beijing $334 (2 Free Nights Hotel in Xi'an or Changsha) Return via Hainan
This deal is back again but with more destinations (Beijing) and cheaper fares (~$50). Dates appear to mostly be March & April but some fares at other dates as well. Best of all is that you get 2 free nights stay in either Xi'an or Changsha.
Hainan is a 5 star airline and bags, food, seats are included in the price.
In the transit airport of Xi’an, Haikou, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Dalian, Hangzhou, Pudong district of Shanghai, Chongqing ,Changsha and Shenzhen, we offer free accommodation and free shuttle service for passengers taking HNA international connecting flight with the transit time being more than 6 hours (inclusive) at the day and on the next day.
Hainan Airlines International Connecting Flights include domestic to international flights, international to domestic flights and international to international flights.
To get the cheap prices:
- Find the dates on Skyscanner.
- Sign up for the Fortune Wings Club. This gets you 6% off (+ extra 2% via sale) when you are signed in. It's free to join but be aware that the site keeps producing errors or doesn't load at times. Strangely using a VPN seems to make everything work somewhat normally.
- Get a $50 coupon on their site. If you get "Got Failed Sorry! Your chances have been used up", change your browser to Internet Explorer (or something else).
Dates: March & April (mostly)
Melbourne to Shanghai $296 Skyscanner. Example Fare gets you in to Xi'an at 5:45PM and out to Shanghai the next day at 9:30AM. On the way back, you fly into Xi'an at 10:30PM and out at 4:50PM the next day. 2 nights in Xi'an. Screenshot of Melbourne Shanghai fare
Xi'an has the Terracotta Warriors.
Via Secret Flights