Wenzhou & Shanghai, China: €783 Nonstop China Eastern Premium Economy from Madrid

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SkyTeam member China Eastern brings us a nonstop premium economy deal from Madrid to Shanghai and Wenzhou, starting at just €783. This deal includes 2x23kg checked luggage. Departures are available between April and December, with blackout dates in summer vacations.

China Eastern offers discounted premium economy roundtrips to the following cities:

You can also fly business class to Wenzhou for roughly €1,600.

Our calendar displays available dates in green to all mentioned destinations and can redirect you to Skyscanner (for premium economy) or trip.com (for business class tickets):

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China Eastern uses an Airbus A350 for its flights to Madrid. These planes feature four rows of premium economy, with a 2-4-2 alignment.

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In business class, you can expect individual suites in a 1-2-1 seating pattern.

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The fare rules merely state that your trip must be at least 6 days (or a Sunday) long and a maximum stay of 12 months. Departures are available between September and November to Wenzhou and until December to Shanghai. The business class fare has a minimum stay of five days.

You can find all available dates on Google Flights. You can then either find the cheapest price on Skyscanner or pay slightly more on China Eastern’s website. Business class tickets are harder to find through OTAs, as we only found them on trip.com.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Mileage

The premium economy tickets are issued in booking class P. To give you an example, this is what the mere non-stop flights to Shanghai will get you:

  • 19,144 Miles on CSA OK Plus
  • 19,144 Miles on Air Europa Suma
  • 15,952 RDM + 3,190 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
  • 14,038 Award Miles + 48 XP on Flying Blue
  • 14,038 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 14,038 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
  • 14,038 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 14,038 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 14,038 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
  • 14,038 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 12,762 Award Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Business class tickets are booking class I, resulting in the following miles & points:

  • 22,820 RDM + 3,912 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
  • 16,952 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 16,952 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
  • 16,952 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 16,952 Miles on CSA OK Plus
  • 16,952 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 16,300 Award Miles + 72 XP on Flying Blue
  • 16,300 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
  • 16,300 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 16,300 Miles on Air Europa Suma
  • 16,300 Award Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

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Information & Tips for China

China is the most populous and the third largest country in the world, so naturally, there is a lot to see. The most touristically important cities are the capital of China, Beijing and the financial and trade center Shanghai.

Best Time to Travel

Since the country is vast and extends over several climate zones, there is no best travel time for China. China is connected to Europe through numerous direct flights and the travel time is about 11-13 hours. Flights to China can be found for less than 400€ throughout the year, and there are also often excellent Business Class fares.

A general advice is that travel should be avoided during the Chinese national holidays, which span over the first two weeks of October. During these time tourist destinations are overcrowded with Chinese tourists on their domestic vacation.

Visa for China

Most European citizens will need a visa to enter China.

You can apply for a tourist visa at a Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) in your country. There you’ll hand in your visa application personally and can pick it up again after a few days. There is no faster and cheaper way.

Alternatively, you can apply for a visa by mail. The processing time will be up to two weeks, and you’ll have to pay for extra for shipping.

There are also so-called Visa services available that sometimes offer a faster (and maybe even cheaper) way to get your Visa. Check local sites to find out more.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as eSIM4Travel, RedteaGo, and Textr. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for China 🇨🇳 Compared

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