A new policy by the Chinese government allows for a 3 day transit without a visa. This makes Beijing and Shanghai good transit points to the rest of Asia. For example, if you have miles with either American or United, Hong Kong to China is only 30,000 miles roundtrip.
Sample Travel Date:
- May 2nd – 9th
- Valid for travel in May for Monday through Thursday. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “ua+” on both the outbound and return fields to search only United Airlines availability. Must purchase by April 23rd
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- JFK – SFO (San Francisco) – PEK (Beijing) – SFO – JFK
- 17,000 miles or 5.5 cents per miles.
How to Book:
- Use dates found on ITA Software Matrix Search and book on United.com
- United’s risk free cancellation policy here
- Visa: US Citizens – required prior to arrival. $140. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) – $1USD = 6.18 CNY
- How to Visit Shanghai or Beijing for Up to 72 Hours without a Visa
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Fee Foreign Transaction Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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