Normally, you can only change your flight to another flight of the same airline with the same departure airport and destination. If you want to upgrade to a higher class or take a higher-end flight, you need to make up the difference. Unfortunately, if you have purchased a discounted ticket, the airline usually doesn’t refund it. Sometimes, depending on the airline's regulations, additional fines (except for the difference) are required.
Make a detailed plan to Tibet
We recommend you to make a detailed plan before booking your ticket lest you make some changes later. In addition, you need to consult the travel agency whether you can get Tibet Entry Permit in time. You’d better make all these arrangements as soon as possible and turn to a travel agency for Tibet Entry Permit.
Currently, you can take a domestic flight to Lhasa from Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Xi'an, Kunming, Xining, Guangzhou and other cities. If you just want a pure trip to Tibet, Beijing, Chengdu and Chongqing are your best transferring choices. Because you can easily fly to these three cities (especially Beijing) through many international flights. If you want a longer trip in China, you’re provided with different tourist routes, including Chengdu- Tibet Tour, Beijing- Tibet Tour, Xi'an- Tibet Tour, Shanghai- Tibet Journey and Xining- Tibet Tour.
It is also very convenient to take an international flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa in just 1.5 hours. In addition, there are many routes flying to county-level cities in Tibet, such as: Chengdu- Shigatse route, Urumqi- Ali route, Chengdu- Nyingchi route, Chongqing- Nyingchi route, Chengdu- Changdu route and Chongqing- Changdu route.
Which airlines is recommended to take while fly to Tibet?
Some cities (such as Chengdu and Chongqing) provide direct flights to Tibet from early morning to evening. You can choose your preferred airline or departure time. In fact, all airlines flying to Tibet,especially Sichuan Airlines, Tibet Airlines and Air China, have mastered the ability to operate aircraft in the highlands, and are experienced.We recommend you to choose an earlier flight so that you have more time to adapt your body to the high altitude environment.
There are several ways to book a flight to Tibet:
1.Through the official websites of airlines
Each airline has its own official website where passengers can book their own tickets. Many airlines having flights to Tibet use Chinese, English, Japanese, Russian and French on their websites, including Sichuan Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines. Some airlines use Chinese and English, such as Xiamen Airlines and West Air's website. Some airlines use Chinese only, including Tibet Airlines and Luck Air.
Notice:1)If you cannot find “Lhasa”as your destination, try “Lasa”.2)The official website of Tibet Airlines uses Chinese only, so you’d better book tickets through other ways.
2. Through an online ticketing agent
Today, there are many online ticketing agencies that offer ticketing services such as Booking.com, Expedia, Flying Pig, Ctrip and Where to Go. By booking from a ticketing agency, you can compare the fare prices of different airlines and choose the preferential one. These sites all have their own English versions. However, their ticket information is not up-to-date. You may not get a timely response, when there’s no ticket available.
3. Through the airport
Buying tickets at the airport is the least recommended. Most airports are located away from the city centre, so you may waste time on the way to the airport. In addition, the ticket must be booked in advance. Even if you arrive at the airport, you can only book flights that take off many days later.
4. Through Tibet Odyssey Tours- strongly recommended!
The Tibet-based Tibet Odyssey Tours can provide you services including applying for Tibet Entry Permit, transferring, sightseeing and accommodation. Our professional travel consultant can design you a perfect travel plan and book tickets in the most favorable prices. As an experienced travel agency, we have long cooperated with a number of airlines and ticketing agencies, and we have more ways to book cheaper tickets. In addition, we will provide you with the best travel experience in Tibet, both enjoyable and rewarding. According to your interests and budget,you can choose a well-designed private customized trip, a fixed group trip, or a specially tailored trip.