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Detroit to Beijing non-stop

Toledo
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Detroit to Beijing non-stop

I am hoping someone out there will be able to give me some information. I wish to fly nonstop from Detroit to Beijing. Every airline I have looked at has 2 layovers. I am thinking there must be a direct flight.

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1. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

Hi,

The closest thing to non-stop from DTW to PEK would be NW with one stop in NRT for plane change... It's not a non-stop, but it isn't a double stop either.

I suspect you'd have to get to either ORD or IAD to find a true non-stop to PEK.

Travel Safe,

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2. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

Thank you. I'll check it out.

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3. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

UA offer a nonstop service from ORD-PEK under their flag and as a codeshare with Air China; UA also have a nonstop service SFO-PEK.

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4. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

If you fancied a few hour drive... you could drive to Toronto and catch a direct AC flight from there. The flight leaves at 9 AM so you'd probably want to to get to YYZ the evening before... unless you have already changed time zones.

But I'd take a one stopper via ORD or EWR or MSP keeping the long flight second.

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5. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

I checked NW and that doesn't work. They have several routes but all involve long layovers so that it winds up being a 23 or 28 hour journey which is a killer. I'll check UA and AC. Thanks.

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6. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

Either the schedule's changed or GeoMedic is thinking of a different flight.

Non-stop to Beijing is AC031, leaving Toronto at 2:30 pm. (It's Shanghai that has a 9 am flight, AC025, though it makes a stop in Vancouver.) But the direct flight back does get in just before 9 pm, so you'd probably want a night in Toronto on that leg.

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7. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

Thanks everybody. TA is great!

I think United is going to work. I want to fly into Beijing - then Beijing to Xian- then Xian to Shanghi - then Shanghi home to Detroit. Since United code shares with Air China, I am hoping I can schedule everything through United.

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8. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

<Either the schedule's changed or GeoMedic is thinking of a different flight.>

Oops. That's what I get for doing a quickie search and mistaking "direct" for "non-stop" (how many times have I cautioned others on that?!).

2Goers... I'm glad you have your solution. Please come back and tell us how things went.

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9. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

I will be happy to report back GeoMedic. We are doing this China trip on our own and not using a tour group. I will probably spend the Winter months planning so that we are planned, booked & ready to go in the Spring.

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10. Re: Detroit to Beijing non-stop

Sounds like fun. Don't do what I did though... Our client booked us rooms at a local hotel. We arrived very jet lagged but knew we had to get out and get some sun. I knew our hotel had a long unusual name... glorious, happy, something or other. Looking down at the carpet in the elevator I noticed the saying... "Happiness Saturday" so I asked the bellman "That's an interesting name for the hotel". His reply... "No sir. That is today. Today is Saturday."

I still don't know the name of the hotel.