China Southern is the largest airline in China. It flies the Airbus A380 double decker plane between Los Angeles and Guangzhou. So this fare is not only cheap for Los Angeles and Bangkok, but you also get to fly one of the newest planes in the sky.
But that’s the hard product, on the service side, there’s still a lot that Chinese airlines have to do in order to be competitive. But the fare is cheap and 100% mileage earning. Have realistic expectation and this fare might be worth it.
Sample Travel Date:
- October 18th – 21st
- Valid for travel from October 27th – May 23rd, 2014. Must purchase by October 26th
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “can” on the outbound and return fields to search for this fare.
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
Partner Fare Class:
- LAX – CAN (Guangzhou) – BKK (Bangkok) – CAN – LAX. There’s an overnight layover on the return in Guangzhou. Our article How to Visit Shanghai or Beijing for Up to 72 Hours without a Visa also applies to Guangzhou – so no need to get a visa.
- Six Permitted. Two for free and four at $50 each.
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- 16,550 miles or 4.9 cents per mile. China Southern is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and Delta partner. T class fares will earn 100% redeemable mileage with Delta but only 50% elite status qualifying miles. Provide the checkin agent with your Delta SkyMiles number to receive credit.
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select China Southern.
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- Visa Requirements: US Citizens – Not Required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database.
- Currency: Thai Bhat (THBT). $1USD = 31.83 THB
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee 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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