How much to fly to China and the features of flights
China seems like a very distant country, although he is closer than, for example, Thailand or Dominican. This feeling arises from tourists rather intuitive. In this article we will tell about the routes of flights of aircraft to Chinese cities, time and some features of the airports of PRC.
Flight route to China from Central Regions of Russia
Airplanes in China fly not direct route. This is due to the fact that the direct road passes above the Himalayas Mountains, and to fly over them – the case is risky. Of course, it would be very fun to melt the handle with climbers watching Everest, because the height of this vertex is 8850 meters, and passenger liners fly at altitudes of 9-10 thousand. But the weather above the Himalayan mountains is unpredictable. She ruined not one conqueror of the mountains, and the passengers of the airliners should not join them.
In addition, during the route "With hook" The plane flies over the territory of all of the two countries – Russia and China, which is convenient with political and bureaucratic points of view.
This hook only on the map seems very large, but it is less than it seems. For example, on the direct route from Moscow to the island of Hainan to fly 7000 kilometers, and on this route 9300, that is, the path increases by a third. When flying in Beijing, the difference is even less, 5800 – in a straight line and 6400 with a hook.
Flight time to China cities
The table below shows the number of flight time between our and Chinese cities. Pay attention! We only consider direct flights. You can always fly to any city of China with a change, but time will depend highly on the duration of this transplant.
* – the flight is carried out from Yekaterinburg with landing in Novosibirsk, from here and such a great flight time.
Comments on the quantity and composition of flights
Looking at the table, a sense of surprise arises. China is the most populated country in the world, and Russia is the largest area. As between our countries there may be so few passenger flights?
In fact, nothing amazing here. China is not very popular as a sightseeing tourist destination. On the Colosseum in Rome go to watch much more ours than on the Great Wall. The Sanya city is a great beach resort, but our tourists "do not complain".
If the citizens of China could work freely in Russia, like, for example, natives of Tajikistan or Uzbekistan, then our table would be filled completely and had five times a larger size.
I am glad that there are more and more flights every year. Back in 2012, we flew to Wuhan (Capital of Hubei Province) with a change in Shanghai. And now regular flights of China Southern airline flew. View Hubei Museum and Yellow Crane Tower has become much simpler.
Direct flights to Xi’an (or Siain) opened. This is exactly the place where the famous terracotta army is located. We hope that air traffic with China will continue to please us with new features.
Where in China better to transplant
China airports are very convenient for transplant, but what better?
If you fly to another country, and you will find a long expectation between flights, then we recommend Beijing. In Beijing, you can get a free transit VIS VIS and go to the city. Of course, you can’t see the Chinese wall, since with this visa you do not have the right to leave the limits of Beijing.
But see the sights of the city quite possible. You can get from the airport to the center of Beijing in just 20 minutes. The airport is a special metro branch, a ticket to this train you see in the photo on the left. Most tourist places are located near Beijing Metro Stations.
If you have 5-6 hours in the afternoon, you can go to watch Tiananmen Square, and if you have 7-8 hours, visit the Forbidden City.
If you are flying to other cities in China
In this case, we need to warn you. For example, you fly from Moscow to the city of Chengdu (Sichuan Province) with a change in Shanghai. In this case, you will cross the border, and enter the territory of the PRC in Shanghai.
Even if both of your flight of one airline, then you will rent a luggage "to Shanghai". In Shanghai you will have to receive luggage and pass passport control and customs. Luggage you get in Shanghai, and immediately you will have to pass it again. Consider these additional time spending.
Some more important warnings
Macau and Hong Kong are separate zones in the PRC, and Taiwan is an independent state. If you fly in these directions, you will remember as if you fly to another country.
In China, more seriously relate to security issues. Even in the subway, all passengers pass through the metal detector frame.
Matches, lighters or perico knives can not be jamming even in luggage. If you leave a lighter in the suitcase, you will definitely call, ask her to get and leave at the airport. These items we do not recommend taking with you to China.
By the way, the lighters left for passengers are collected and attributed to a special place. After landing, the passenger can take such a lighter for himself as compensation for selected earlier. Here is such a "cycle of lighters in nature".
There is a special procedure for passing such items for responsible storage on board, and after landing you can pick them up. But this is an additional time loss.
Better at all do not take with you expensive lighters, Swiss knives and any other potentially dangerous items, will still take off.
Some airports in China have tough rules regarding hand-made bags. At the entrance to the control area, there is something similar to the basket with the inscription: "To carry a subject to the plane, you need to fit here". (cm. photo on the left)
That is, a major thing will not work to carry on board and will have to go back and pass it into luggage. You can try to ignore this warning and go through with a big bag inside, but we have failed such a "focus". Airport employees still forced us to hand over big bags in luggage.
In this case, the number of bags does not matter, you can take a lot of luggage items with you. The main thing is that each of them is no more resolved size. Your humble servant personally carried in Hong Kong 8 bags with me, and there were no complaints from the air port.
Successful flights to China, and read our articles about this country (Links below).