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Flight tips | How much does it cost to fly home in the new year?


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Announcement for flight passengers: According to chinanews.com, the full price of economy class tickets on the Beijing Shanghai route will be increased by about 10% in Spring Festival. 


After the publication of the latest catalogue of domestic routes subject to market price adjustment, more routes will also be subject to price adjustment.


Price increase of full fare ticket for economy class on Beijing-Shanghai route



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Recently, it has been reported that from January 1, 2020, the full price of economy class tickets on Beijing-Shanghai route of China Eastern Airlines, Air China and other airlines has been adjusted again, rising to 1630 yuan. 


At present, the full price of the Beijing-Shanghai line is 1480 yuan.




At present, China Eastern Airlines, Air China, HNA and other official websites, microblogs, wechat public accounts have not published relevant information. 


However, the relevant person in charge of China Eastern Airlines confirmed the price adjustment news to reporter, "this price adjustment is a routine adjustment, which is also handled in strict accordance with relevant policies and procedures."


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The reporter inquired the ticket price of "Beijing ---Shanghai" flight through the official websites of various airlines. Air China's economy class full fare ticket on January 1, 2020 is 1630 yuan. The price on December 19, 2019 and December 31, 2019 is 1480 yuan.


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HNA's economy class full price ticket on December 19, 2019 is 1490 yuan; economy class full price tickets on December 31, 2019 and January 1, 2020 are 1630 yuan. This means that the price adjustment of airlines is not always implemented from next year.


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The inquiry found that on December 19, 2019, the full price ticket for economy class of China Southern Airlines was 1630 yuan. On December 19, 2019, China Eastern Airlines also had 1620 yuan. The total price of economy class tickets for both airlines on December 31, 2019 and January 1, 2020 is 1630 yuan.


Will full price tickets on other routes 

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On November 26, CAAC issued the notice on printing and distributing the catalogue of domestic routes with market regulated prices, and updated the catalogue of domestic routes with market regulated prices. The catalogue includes Beijing-Shanghai routes, with a total of 1328 routes included in the scope of "market regulated prices", and the future fare may be adjusted.



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According to the regulations, the number of routes for economy class passengers which increase the market regulated price per season without discount shall not exceed 15% of the total number of routes,and the cumulative rate of increase for each route without discount shall not exceed 10%.



Which means the price of economy class full fare ticket will not rise for all routes every season.



Partial screenshot of the latest catalogue of domestic routes with market regulated price issued by CAAC


The catalogue of domestic routes with market regulated prices issued by CAAC this time shows that the number of domestic routes included in the scope of "market regulated prices" has increased or decreased, but the total number has increased by about 300 compared with 2018.


According to the newly released catalogue of domestic routes with market adjusted prices, the routes from Beijing include Beijing-Xiamen, Beijing-Xi'an, Beijing-Shenzhen, Beijing-Qingdao, Beijing-Wuhan, Beijing-Xuzhou, etc. The routes from Shanghai include Shanghai-Xi'an, Shanghai-Shenyang, Shanghai-Xiamen, Shanghai-Tianjin, Shanghai-Zhuhai, etc.


According to the query, for Air China's Beijing-Xi'an flights, the full price of economy class is 2230-2980 yuan on January 1, 2020, 2120-3540 yuan on December 19, 2019; for its Shanghai -Tianjin flights, the full price of economy class is 1930 yuan on January 1, 2020, 1910-4270 yuan on December 19, 2019.



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"This policy has not changed, only updated the route directory, added some new routes, reduced the grounded routes, and added few business trunk lines, so this new directory does not have much additional impact." Lin Zhijie from the civil aviation industry said.


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According to the price on the official website of Air China, although the full price ticket of economy class of Beijing-Shanghai route on New Year's Day is 1630 yuan, the special discount and over value special price are only 450 yuan, and the remaining tickets are sufficient at present. According to the app of qunar.com, the discount on the ticket price of Beijing-Shanghai line during the Spring Festival is currently as low as 98.5% discount , and you can buy a ticket for 200 0r 300 yuan.



Screenshot of Air China's ticket price on January 1



"The routes included in the market price adjustment may not have a great impact on the actual ticket price in the off-season, but once on the peak season, such as the Spring Festival and the golden week of the October 1st, especially for business routes, the ticket price will rise significantly." Mr.Lin added.


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Take Beijing to Wuhan as an example. According to the app of qunar.com, the lowest price of air tickets from Beijing to Wuhan on January 24 (New Year's Eve) is 430 yuan, but on January 22 and 23, the price is 1200 yuan.



New year's day and Spring Festival are coming. Are you ready to buy the ticket to home?



           

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