Booking flights through Ctrip


Jan 17th, 2008, 08:31 AM
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Booking flights through Ctrip

Trying to book China internal flights for the month of October.Yes, it is 9 months away but I prefer to plan it now.When Ctrip advertises a 55% discount rate,how come it's always sold out? If it is, why are they posting it?
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Jan 17th, 2008, 09:00 AM
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As far as I know, Ctrip doesn't book internal flights till 2-3 months before your flight dates. About the discount rate, it's just a teaser, don't ask don't tell. I think Elong is the same. I have also used [email protected] with good results.
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Jan 17th, 2008, 09:10 AM
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Deep discount fares do exist. Just depends on dates and routes. I've seen 60%-off rate quite often.

But not 9 months away. You're looking way too early.
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Jan 17th, 2008, 09:14 AM
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Give you an example. ctrip's search engine is down now, so I tried another large online booking agent.

I tried 2/26 PEK-KMG (Kunming). Most flights can be booked at 50% off, and a few at 60% off, at 720RMB.
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Jan 25th, 2008, 12:37 AM
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It's usually cheaper to buy domestic tickets from within China. I have not used Elong that much but is a good company to book with. They have both an English website to purchase tickets and hotels online and a 24 hour call service. A lot of the foreigners use them because of their prices and service in English.
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