China Southern Airlines brings us a deal today to travel from Amsterdam to Seoul starting at just €442. This fare includes 23 kg of checked luggage and short layovers in Beijing, with availability from February to June.
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.
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.
First, you will fly on China Southern with a 2-4-2 configuration from the Netherlands to China, and your second leg will be with China Southern on an Airbus 321 with a 2-2 configuration.
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This deal will expire on February 15, 2024. There is a requirement for a minimum stay of six days or a Saturday overnight stay, and a maximum stay of three months applies. You can find dates available from February to 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.
Your deal will be issued with booking class N. Here are the miles and points you can earn from it:
- 5,412 Miles on CSA OK Plus
- 2,724 Award Miles + 30 XP on Flying Blue
- 2,724 Award Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
- 2,724 RDM + 544 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
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