China Southern Airlines is offering this deal from Europe to Manila with prices as low as €468 from Frankfurt. This fare is valid for departures between March and June and includes one checked bag up to 23 kg.
The flghts from continental Europe have a short layover (2-4 hours) on the outbound flight but they may have a long layover (up to 10 hours) on the inbound flight that you can use to visit Guangzhou. If you are flying from London you may have to do an overnight stay that China Southern provides a complimentary stay.
To enter China for a 24-hour transit, you will not need a visa. For layovers of 144 hours in Beijing or 72 hours in Guangzhou, you can check if your passport is valid at this link.
You can take advantage of this deal from the following airports:
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Skyscanner with your selected flight dates.
Depending on where you’re flying from, you will fly in a China Southern Airbus 350 either with the Boeing 787 both a 3-3-3 configuration to China, and for the second leg to the Philippines, you will fly in a China Southern Boeing 737 with a 3-3 configuration.
Search & Book
This deal will expire on April 1, 2024. There is a minimum stay of six days or a Saturday evening, and a maximum stay of three months applies. You can find dates available between the months of March and June.
You can find suitable dates using our calendar above or with the help of Google Flights. We recommend booking directly on China Southern’s website, but you can find cheaper prices with Skyscanner. However, booking on OTAs has its downsides.
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.
This deal is issued in China Southern booking class T. Here are the miles and points you will earn with these flights:
- 3,200 Award Miles + 34 XP on Flying Blue
- 3,200 Award Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
- 3,200 RDM + 640 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
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