Last year I wrote about China Eastern’s transit hotel program, today I am writing about free transit hotel accommodations for international travelers on Air China (CA). This applies for overnight connections via Beijing PEK or Chengdu CTU. Probably 99% of international passengers will transit via Beijing.
If you don’t mind a layover en-route to Japan from HKG, you can get some really great fares in economy class, $1090 before taxes and fees, which comes to around $2200 HKD all-in. Additionally, with China’s new visa-free transit rule going into effect January 1, 2013,