Southeast Asia: Air China Flights Starting at €461 from All Over Europe (with Luggage)

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Star Alliance member Air China is offering cheap flights to many Southeast Asian destinations, such as Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, and Manila. There are various possible departure airports in Europe and prices start at only €461, including luggage.

Sadly, many routes come with very long layovers in China. While some may see this as a great opportunity to explore China on the way, most of our readers probably prefer short layovers. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of possible routes with good flight times:

To Bangkok:

To Ho Chi Minh City:

To Phuket:

To Manila:

The cheapest prices seem to be limited to April and May 2024. Feel free to use our search form to see how much the flights cost for your preferred route and dates:

You will be allowed to check in one suitcase weighing up to 23 kg. Additionally, you can also bring a carry-on weighing up to 5 kg. Usually, the flights are via Beijing, with the flights from Europe to China taking around 11 hours, and the flights to Southeast Asia taking another 5 hours, depending on the exact route. Sometimes, it’s also possible to fly via Hangzhou instead of Beijing.

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These deals will supposedly expire on April 30, 2024, though availability may run out sooner. You must respect a 4-day minimum stay requirement, and you cannot spend more than 6 months at your destination.

Sadly, Google Flights is not a big help to find availabilities, as it doesn’t display Air China flights in its calendar. Therefore, you’ll have to use the ITA Matrix. Simply enter your preferred route and select the calendar view:


The tickets are issued in booking class P. To give you an example, flying from Rome to Phuket via Hangzhou would get you:

  • 31,108 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 4,666 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,888 Award Miles + 778 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 3,888 AsiaMiles on Asia Miles
  • 3,888 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 3,888 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 3,888 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
  • 3,888 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 3,888 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 3,888 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 3,888 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 3,888 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 3,888 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 3,888 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 3,888 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 3,888 Miles on Egyptair Plus
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.

Booking class P used to be a first class booking class. While almost all programs have adjusted the mileage values to reflect it now being an economy class booking class, Aegean Miles+Bonus still hasn’t. Nevertheless, we advise you not to count on actually being credited over 30,000 miles there.

Feel free to use our mileage calculator to see how many miles your individual routing would get you:

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  1. Nils says:

    Gibt es Erfahrungsberichte, ob jemand wirklich mal 30.000 Points bei Miles+Bonus erhalten hat?

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