Flight info UK to China

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1. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi all. Can anyone give me advise on the following two questions?
(1) The best airline to fly from Manchester (UK) to Kunming (China)?
(2) How far in advance to book?

I want to sort out flights for my Mum and Dad to come over and visit me here in China for Jan 2009 but at the moment they seem quite expensive? Could someone please give me some info? Thanks. Paul

2. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

did you try skyscanner.net?

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

January is a popular time - lots of Chinese people go to China for the entire month around Chinese New Year at the beginning of February. Oasis Hong Kong going bust probably hasn't helped the pressure on cheap flights.

If your folks are travel-hardy, they could probably shave 20-30% off the price by flying to Hong Kong, then getting the train to Shenzhen and flying on to Kunming from there.