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New York to Phuket Thailand $410-$433 RT Airfares on China Southern Airlines (Travel January-March 2020)

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China Southern Airlines, a Skytrax certified-rated 4 out of 5 stars airline, via Kayak have round trip airfares travelling from New York (JFK) to Phuket Thailand (HKT) for $410-$433, making 1 stop.

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Departs JFK: Jan 22-30; Feb 4-5, 7, 11-13, 23-29; March 1, 3-28, 30
Returns: wide and great availability thru April 23, 2020
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Phuket, why not?
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Flights for $410?! A happy ending to a long day. I love this deal. Long time.
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Looks like most of these have layovers in Guangzhou. Does anybody have experience with transferring flights at that airport? How long will it take to make a connecting flight?

China Southern seems to be a decent airline. The website says two checked bags are included for free, and it's only $15 to choose a seat (or you could choose a seat towards the back for free). That's pretty good for economy. Anyone with experience?
I took CSA once to Manila two years ago. Was the cheapest economy fare at the time by at least $200 difference compared to the next most inexpensive non-PAL airline(PAL was about $300 more). The flight to guangzhou was good, many vacant seats at the time and some lucky people had the 3-seat row to themselves. Some middle rows where most families end up seated had vacant seats too. i had a row-mate but noone between us. The flight to manila was full though, but was good too because it was a short one and people were either excited for their trip or just happy to fly, everyone seemed talkative. Two meals to guangzhou, but just a snack i think to manila. Food is a choice between a western meal or authentic chinese. Economy restrooms well kept by the staff, and they were very friendly BUT be patient and talk slower than usual because many stewardess don't speak fluent english, just enough to provide services, but not adequate to carry on a conversation.

At Guangzhou you have to disembark and then go thru the immigration lines regardless of destination. It's quite a walk but not Dallas "terminal far". The lines at that time were excessively long like in Cancun going back to Dallas. But it's quite fair because it's FIFO unlike Cancun where airport people will eventually split the lines which could mean the guys after you could fall into a faster line therefore them going to an immigration booth quicker.
I was lucky to have found a short layover upon ticket purchase, so i was anxious about the immigration line taking so long. I had about 3.5hrs in between flights because the plane left SFO on time and arrived at Guangzhou 30mins early, but I did end up with just short of 2hrs free time at the next terminal for the connecting flight to manila. Maybe the walk from disembarking to the next terminal is a "hurried" 15-20mins, but immigration was over an hour, and this was with all their immigration booths open. There isn't any free wifi, i tried getting onto some but even though i went about just following procedure as if the chinese characters and checkboxes were in a McD's log-on page no data went thru trying my browser, so I made due with my free int'l roaming tmobile 2G(two as in slow) and free texting. You can buy wifi access codes from these kiosks located at the terminals, i chose not to and just walked around the airport looking at chinese art. The bathrooms are unbelievably clean, they had water stations to fill a nalgene bottle, and numerous places to eat. The area after immigration and between terminals house many of the member-only lounge areas. I didn't have "priority pass" back then but i'm pretty sure one of them caters to it. All in all, I rate my experience with CSA two thumbs up, but Guangzhou airport half and half...I mean I'm leaving china and i'm still in the airport, why the need for immigration lines?

As for baggage, i utilized the two free 50lb check-in baggage, be careful as they do check weight and size at the CSA's counter in SFO for both check-in and carry-on.
On-line ticket order direct thru CSA's website... i don't remember an extra fee to choose a seat. it was either greyed out or not...then you just click the ones you like for your whole itinerary if it's still available. But yes, i did end up choosing a sest from the rear area...BUT isn't that where economy is no matter what?

Hope that answered all your questions asked or not. i went during storm season in asia and all scheduled flights went well. Jan-Mar is scorching sunny weather in SE asia, so expect things to go smoother BUT maybe a packed flight out of NYC as people are trying to leave winter weather behind. Bring a very thin spring jacket like a track jacket because hoodies and anything as thick has no place in thailand during these months...but the thin ones are good for the overly cold A/C settings they have out there.
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Great deal, booked for 10 days at the end of Jan/beginning feb for $421.
Phuket, here I come!!!!
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just so you know, china southern airlines have a higher rating on skytrax than your big 3 US airlines in terms of service, quality and comfort.
Agree. I flew them to Vietnam from NY and completely surprised how nice their planes are. They have the dreamliner fleet so probably a case that user just hasn't travelled on an airline at all...or only Southwest.
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just so you know, china southern airlines have a higher rating on skytrax than your big 3 US airlines in terms of service, quality and comfort.
Who says I want to ride on US airlines? I just want to avoid China and Chinese people. And I'm ethnically Chinese!!!!!
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The notorious China Airlines??? Are you a mainlander??? lolll

Also, KE's last fatal accident happened in 1999. How's Bill Clinton these days???
Years ago I read that KE improved their safety record by training co pilots and other crew that it was ok to let the pilot know when you disagreed with one of HIS decisions or opinions.
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Who says I want to ride on US airlines? I just want to avoid China and Chinese people. And I'm ethnically Chinese!!!!!
胡说八道!
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Years ago I read that KE improved their safety record by training co pilots and other crew that it was ok to let the pilot know when you disagreed with one of HIS decisions or opinions.
CRM - Crew Resource Management. KE is regarded as an industry leader now following their changes they implemented following many accidents in their early history.

Air Disasters did an episode on their last fatal accident and detailed some of their changes:
https://www.smithsonianchannel.co...802/141884
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胡说八道!
Yeah yeah. Typing one phrase because you have massive Chinese heritage. Sure. An insult to our people.
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Sounds like a good opportunity to wear my new Comrad LeBron T-shirt.
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