Let me tell you that otherwise availing the luxury of midway stop over is a hectic process that incurs huge fees usually not less than 100 GBP (at times even more). However, by availing the newly announced cheap flight fares to Asia with Cathy Pacific, you can get low air fares as well as save a good lot on stop over charges.
The airline has classified routing in three categories and travelers can pick any of the various combinations provided. Such as, Flights from Heathrow to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to Tokyo and Back to Heathrow (A), the second choice is to have Fukuoka Airport Japan or Chubu Centrair International Airport Nagoya, Japan or Osaka Kansai International Airport, Japan and so on.
The second group (B) allows selection from flights to Bangkok
and Singapore (Heathrow-Hong Kong-Bangkok-Singapore-Hong Kong). Travelers can choose to get flights to Singapore and then Bangkok or Bangkok first, followed by Singapore, Hong Kong Heathrow.
The third sector (C) is more diverse than the above two, where the main route (Heathrow-Hong Kong-A/B/C/-Hong Kong- Heathrow) remains same, travelers can book flights to Shanghai OR Flights to Beijing. This third category also allows getting multi destination flights to Indian cities, Delhi, Bombay, Chennai and Bangalore.
Flight fares range between 700 to 1000 GBP approx depending on the selected routing (excl. tax) valid for departure from January 01, 2011 to December 31, 2011. The selling period starts from November 08th, 2010 to December 30, 2011. Minimum stay for three nights (must be sold in conjunction with minimum 7 nights pre-booked accommodation) and maximum up to three months is permitted.
Date Changes are permitted as well (penalty applies). Tickets must be issued at least 21 days prior departure. If booked within 21 days must be ticketd within 7days of booking. If booked within 7days must be ticketed within 72 hours. **All bookings for travel between 08-23 December 2011 must be ticketed by 20 November 2011. If book for travel between 08-31 December 2011 after 20 November 2011, must be ticketed within 7 days of booking.
The flights will be operated code-share or in cooperation between Cathy Pacific, Japan Airline, British Airways, Dragon Air and Qantas Airline, leaving from Manchester or any other UK city via Heathrow Airport.