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Calgary to 10 different places in China - $598 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Mount Siguniang in Sichuan province

Air China has dropped the price of some of their late May and June flights from Calgary to Wuhan and Chengdu, China down to $589 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

This is just kind of an interesting one I felt like posting purely because of the unusually low price. I can't imagine there are really too many out there that would want, or be able to take a relatively last minute trip to Chengdu or Wuhan. For starters, you need a visa.

Update: There are now dates available in September, October, and November 2017, so there's time to get a visa.

The flights have 2 stops each way, in Vancouver and Beijing, China.

Of the two destinations, Chengdu definitely sounds more interesting. Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan province (as in Sichuan or Szechuan cuisine). It's a laid back city, often considered one of the most liveable of China's mega-cities. There's also some pretty amazing mountains about an hour west towards the Tibetan Plateau (pictured above).

Update: There are actually some more destinations in China that work with the dates below (10 of them in fact!). I've added the available destinations to the instructions below.

Here's a map of China's airports, if you would like to see where all of these places are located...

link: map of airports in China - https://tinyurl.com/zgn8xfl

Availability for travel

late May, June 2017
September, October, November 2017

How to find and book this deal

1. Go to Skyscanner

2. Search for a flight from Calgary to...

CGO - Zhengzhou

CTU - Chengdu
(Sichuan cuisine, Tibetan plateau mountains, giant panda research base, giant Buddha)

HGH - Hangzhou
(great city for tourists: West Lake scenic area, temples, pagodas, hikes, Huangshan yellow mountain, not far from Shanghai)

KMG - Kunming (Dongchuan red land, Yuanyang rice paddies)

KWE - Guiyang (Huangguoshu waterfall, caves)

NKG - Nanjing
(many historical sites, tombs)

SHA - Shanghai

WNZ - Wenzhou

WUH - Wuhan

XMN - Xiamen

3. Try one of the following date combinations:

(for longer trips, you can try mixing and matching the departure and return dates from the list below)

May 24, 31 to Jun 16

Jun 7 to Jun 21
Jun 14 to Jun 21

Aug 30 to Sep 13 -- new!

Sep 3, 6 to Sep 13, 20 -- new!
Sep 10, 13 to Sep 20, 27 -- new!
Sep 17, 20 to Sep 27 or Oct 4 -- new!
Sep 24, 27 to Oct 4, 11 -- new!

Oct 1 to Oct 11 -- new!
Oct 18 to Oct 25 or Nov 1 -- new!
Oct 22, 25 to Nov 1, 8 -- new!
Oct 29 to Nov 8 -- new!

Nov 1 to Nov 8, 15 -- new!
Nov 5 to Nov 15 -- new!
Nov 12 to Nov 22 -- new!
Nov 19, 22 to Nov 29 -- new! ($618)

NOTE: The first result shown on Skyscanner may not always be the fastest flights. Check the first 5 flights or so.

screenshot from Skyscanner

Update 6/6 - There are now flights from Calgary to 9 different places in China in September, October, and November 2017 for $598 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

Follow the steps above. The dates have been added to the list above.

screenshot from Skyscanner

Update 7/7 - There are now flights with Air China from Calgary to Nanjing, China (NKG) for $540 to $555 CAD roundtrip including taxes throughout fall 2017 and early winter 2018

1. Go to Flighthub or Momondo

2. Search for a flight from Calgary to Nanjing, China (NKG)

Try one of the following date combinations:

Sep 5 to Sep 13
Sep 12 to Sep 20
Sep 19 to Sep 27

Oct 1 to Oct 12
Oct 18 to Oct 24, 31
Oct 24 to Oct 31, Nov 2
Oct 24 to Nov 2, 7, 9
Oct 31 to Nov 7, 9, 14

Nov 7 to Nov 14, 22
Nov 17 to Nov 28
Nov 21 to Nov 28, Dec 5
Nov 28 to Dec 5, 12

Dec 5 to Dec 12

Jan 16 to Jan 24, 30
Jan 23 to Jan 30

screenshot from Flighthub

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