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Need Help with BWI-Tokyo-Beijing Airfare

Feb 21st, 2005, 10:35 AM
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Need Help with BWI-Tokyo-Beijing Airfare

My husband and I are considering changing our plans for visiting Europe to visiting Asia this year. I have been researching BWI-Tokyo-Beijing-BWI for late May/early June, but the airfare for that timeframe is very expensive. The best that I can find is around $1500 online. I contacted Northwest and Continental directly about booking round-trip airfare to Beijing with a stop-over in Tokyo, and both said that the best airfare was around $2200pp. Iím also trying to contact jtbusa from recommendations on this board, but I havenít had any luck yet. I checked into the Kobe-Tianjin ferry, but we have a limited amount of time and donít want to spend two days on a ferry. Are these airfare prices typical? Are there any other resources that I can check into? Thanks in advance!
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Feb 21st, 2005, 04:52 PM
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What are your dates of travel and how much flexibilty do you have?
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Feb 21st, 2005, 05:43 PM
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how about a call to japan air and china air and also to eva air...

i am doing bkk at that time from boston for $1212 with 3 nites hotel included through northwest world vacations: 800-800-1504
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Feb 21st, 2005, 05:53 PM
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Thanks for the replies. We would like to leave on 5/26 for Tokyo, fly Tokyo-Beijing on 6/4, then fly back from Beijing on 6/10 (or leave on 5/26 for Beijing, fly Beijing-Tokyo on 6/2, and fly back from Tokyo on 6/10). Unfortunately, the dates aren't very flexible.

Rhkkmk, I will check into the airlines you mentioned. I was able to call a couple of jbtusa's offices and was quoted $1150pp, including taxes, leaving 5/25 (he said 5/26 was booked) and returning 6/10 on AA. That price didn't seem unreasonable. I'm going to call those that were closed today, tomorrow, since I received different info from each of them.
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Feb 21st, 2005, 07:19 PM
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I took a look for fares on your dates and couldn't beat the $1150 you found.

One option might be to buy a ticket to Japan for $800 (or less) and use 20,000 FF miles to fly between Japan and Beijing.
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Feb 21st, 2005, 07:20 PM
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And, in case you didn't know, All Nippon Airways has nonstop flights between Washington Dulles and Tokyo.
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Feb 21st, 2005, 07:31 PM
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i ahve been working with an agent in nyc who i found here...he has given great ideas and is knowledgeable...give him a whirl

chip cooper: [email protected]
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Feb 21st, 2005, 07:36 PM
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Thanks again, Mrwunrfl and Rhkkmk. I will check into ANA's flights and e-mail the travel agent for further assistance.
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