Airfare of the Day: Air China Business Class FCO-HKG USD 1739

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Today’s Airfare of the day goes to Air China’s interesting business class fares between Rome and Hong Kong.

You can access Air China’s website here.

Fare Details:

  • Fare: Air China (CA) ZPR3MYT.
  • Booking class: Z (Business Class).
  • Route: FCO-PEK-HKG.
  • Price: USD 1739 (all in).
  • Valid for: Round trip travel.
  • Travel restrictions: Departure between 01 SEP – 31 DEC 2017
  • Sales restrictions: Ticket must be issued before 31 AUG 2017. Ticket must be issued in Air China stock and must be sold in Europe.
  • Stopovers: Stopovers allowed originating from Europe.
  • Minimum stay: 4 days after departure.
  • Maximum stay: 3 months after departure.
  • Transfers allowed: 2 free transfers allowed in each direction (one in Europe and one in China).
  • Changes: Allowed for a fee: 80 €/600 CNY change fee before departure. 150 €/1200 CNY change fee for no show.
  • Cancellation: 150 €/1200 CNY cancellation/refund fee.
  • Available on: Air China’s website.

Equipment:

Air China flies its new B787-9 Dreamliner between FCO and PEK. The Business Class cabin consists of 30 lie-flat seats distributed in 5 rows in a 2-2-2 configuration. You can access the seat map here.

Between PEK and HKG the assigned equipment is an A321, with 16 seats in the First Class cabin, distributed in 4 rows in a 2-2 configuration. You can access the seat map here.

Booking example:

Plenty of availability on Air China’s website for this fare. I was able to find this fare available from September to mid December 2017. Here is a screenshot for a mock booking for October:

Also, if you’re looking to book through a travel agent (useful for booking stopovers or transfers), Matrix ITA Software gives you the fare construction (ITA prices it slightly different but it’s the same fare):

Mileage accrual:

Conclusion

This is a decent Business Class fare between Europe and Asia. The fare includes stopovers departing from Europe, so it could be interesting for someone that would like to take advantage of the Chinese free transit visa and spend up to 3 nights in Beijing. Transfers are also included in each direction, but I wasn’t able to get them from Air China’s website. Best advice for those looking to include a stopover or a transfer is to book this fare through a travel agent.

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  • Ian smith

    Good find, 1643 in Nov. Last year both Qatar and Etihad were hitting 1200 euros from FCO-HKG, so might be worth waiting if you are flexible. Not many deals this year, but April could be a good month for flight deals.

  • Gary

    Freddo,

    Excellent, well written, informative and deeply researched post. If you have a some spare time, maybe you could train little Sebastian a bit on how to write on this blog? Seriously well done…

    Grazie,

    -Gary

  • Harry Webb

    How do you buy this if you’re not in Europe?

    “Ticket must be issued in Air China stock and must be sold in Europe.”

    • Flyboy

      You can buy the ticket anywhere… as long as its on the Air China website set to Europe. You have to of course, originate from FCO.