There are some incredible Air China deals to the Uk and Europe. I’m pretty happy with a long layover as I have three kids and an overnight stay in a hotel works well for us on long flights. I can get to London and back out of Rome to Australia for six weeks over Xmas for about $750 each. Is Air China that bad? Closest price is Qantas at $1130 each - so about $2000 more for the whole family.