Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Korea Starting at €471 w/ Air China from Italy (Incl. Checked Bags)

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Complementing their sale from Stockholm, Star Alliance member Air China also offers a set of decently cheap tickets to South East Asia with departure from Italy. Flights from Milan to Taiwan are available for as little as €471 (including checked bags), while you can also reach Japan, Korea or Thailand in that price range.

While prices are a bit higher than from Sweden, you can reach most destinations without spending a night in China between flights when departing from Milan.

You can reach the following destinations for less than €600 with departure from Milan:

It is possible to fly from Rome for roughly the same prices. Sadly, you need to accept the aforementioned long (mostly overnight) layover in Beijing to get the price.

Tickets at the lowest fare are available from October 2023 through June 2024, with two major blockouts around Christmas in December and during Chinese New Year from mid-January through the end of February.


All itineraries have at least one stop in Beijing. An Airbus A350-900 takes you from Milan to China, a flight that uses the direct route over Russian airspace. Most connections are operated with varying members of Air China’s widebody fleet.

If your itinerary requires a lengthy layover in Beijing (up to 28 hours) to get the cheapest price, you can take an advantage of China’s visa-free transit program.

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According to the fare rules, this offer is valid until October 31, 2023. A minimum stay of six nights is necessary to score the cheapest tickets, while you may not stay longer than six months. Tickets at the lowest fare are available from October 2023 through April 2024.

Sadly, Google Flights does not preview Air China tickets. The most convenient way to find suiting flight dates is the ITA Matrix. For an easy set-up, you can follow one of these links to find cheap tickets:

During the next step, you will have to edit search parameters to the calendar option and enter your desired trip length:

Search CA MIL Flights in ITA Matrix

You can speed up your search results by entering C: CA as a Routing Code. Click the Search button on the bottom right to get a preview of available flight dates. You will be greeted by a calendar previewing the cheapest flight dates:

Search CA MIL Flights in ITA Matrix II 1

Enter the flight dates in our flight search to see which vendors sell tickets for these dates. Please note that the ITA Matrix’ price calendar is not 100% accurate, but gives you a decent enough idea on which dates the best fares are available.


Air China issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class L. A trip to Taipei via Beijing earns the following mileage:

  • 6,100 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 3,658 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,514 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 3,514 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 3,514 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 3,136 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 3,114 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 3,050 Miles on Miles&More
  • 3,050 Award Miles + 610 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 3,050 AsiaMiles on Asia Miles
  • 3,050 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 3,050 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 3,050 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More 2024
  • 3,050 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 3,050 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 3,050 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 3,050 Miles on Egyptair Plus
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

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