Flight Schedule
Beijing & Shanghai Express

Please refer to this information when making your domestic flight arrangements to/from the USA. This schedule is accurate as of July 17, 2014. Please do not book domestic flights before receiving final flight schedules from us. Since schedules can change, we strongly suggest that you leave plenty of connecting time—at least 3½ hours—between flights. Even after flights have been confirmed, changes might still occur. These changes in schedules are beyond our control and solely at the discretion of the airlines.

One way to avoid problems with schedule changes is to try and arrive in your gateway city early in the day of your departure. Even better, if your schedule and budget permit the extra time and extra cost, schedule your arrival for the day before your scheduled departure. You can relax knowing you are protected against most connection complications that might arise. You will need the time to navigate the various lines, security checks and duty free shops you'll encounter, and you can use the extra time once you've checked in for your flight to meet fellow Friendly Planet travelers at the gate.

If you are traveling during the month of March or mid-October to mid-November, please note that each year the airlines traditionally undergo flight schedule changes during this time, when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends. We may only be notified of these schedule changes 60 days or less prior to your tour departure. If you are booking flights separately from your home city to connect with the included flights, we strongly suggest that you allow a 5 - 5½ hours connection time between these flights. This can help prevent any problems that may arise from unexpected airline schedule changes and prevent the unlikely event of missing your flight.

Friendly Planet Travel recommends that you make no payments for connecting airfare, or any other services related to this tour, until your final payment due date. Airline schedules and flights are subject to change at anytime without notice. Friendly Planet Travel is neither responsible nor liable for any costs resulting from a change in airline schedules. This includes, but is not limited to: change or cancellation penalties incurred for tickets, international or domestic, not issued by Friendly Planet Travel; additional nights of hotel before, during, or after one of our tours; and additional airport transportation. Under no circumstances shall Friendly Planet Travel be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the foregoing. Friendly Planet Travel recommends that passengers reconfirm their flight times 72 hours prior to departure for all flights. Please review our Terms and Conditions.

Friendly Planet's toll-free number is 800-555-5765. The direct extension for our air department is 208.

Air China's (CA) toll-free number is 800-882-8122.

 

New York (JFK) Schedules:

Flight Schedule for Oct 20, 2014 Departures
from New York (JFK)

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 982 New York (JFK) Beijing (PEK) 4:50 PM 6:20 PM (next day) 13.30 hrs
CA 1589 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 8:30 PM 10:40 PM 2.10 hrs
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Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 989 PEK JFK 9:00 AM 10:20 AM 13.20 hrs

Flight Schedule for Nov 10 & Dec 8, 2014 and Jan 12 - Feb 16, 2015 Departures
from New York (JFK)

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 982 New York (JFK) Beijing (PEK) 3:50 PM 6:20 PM (next day) 13.30 hrs
CA 1589 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 8:30 PM 10:40 PM 2.10 hrs
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Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 989 PEK JFK 9:00 AM 9:20 AM 13.20 hrs

Flight Schedule for Apr 20, 2015 Departures
from New York (JFK)

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 982 New York (JFK) Beijing (PEK) 4:50 PM 6:20 PM (next day) 13.30 hrs
CA 1589 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 8:30 PM 10:40 PM 2.10 hrs
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Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 989 PEK JFK 9:00 AM 10:20 AM 13.20 hrs

Flight Schedule for Mar 16, 2015 Departures
from New York (JFK)

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 982 New York (JFK) Beijing (PEK) 3:50 PM 6:20 PM (next day) 13.30 hrs
CA 1589 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 8:30 PM 10:40 PM 2.10 hrs
RETURN
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 989 PEK JFK 9:00 AM 10:20 AM 13.20 hrs

Flight Schedule for Apr 20, 2015 Departures
from New York (JFK)

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 982 New York (JFK) Beijing (PEK) 4:50 PM 6:20 PM (next day) 13.30 hrs
CA 1589 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 8:30 PM 10:40 PM 2.10 hrs
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Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 989 PEK JFK 9:00 AM 10:20 AM 13.20 hrs

 

Los Angeles (LAX) Schedules:

Flight Schedule for Aug 27, Sep 17, Oct 1 & Oct 22, 2014 Departures
from Los Angeles (LAX)

IMPORTANT! Your USA departure leaves at 1:40 AM on the morning of the Tour Date. You must check-in no later than 9:30 PM of the night before! If you have any questions about your departure date or time, please call us at 800-555-5765.

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 984 Los Angeles (LAX) Beijing (PEK) 1:40 AM 5:20 AM (next day) 12.40 hrs
CA 1831 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 7:30 AM 9:40 AM 2.10 hrs
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Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 987 PEK LAX 2:00 PM 11:00 AM 12 hrs

Flight Schedule for Nov 5, 2014 Departures
from Los Angeles (LAX)

IMPORTANT! Your USA departure leaves at 12:40 AM on the morning of the Tour Date. You must check-in no later than 9:30 PM of the night before! If you have any questions about your departure date or time, please call us at 800-555-5765.

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 984 Los Angeles (LAX) Beijing (PEK) 12:40 AM 5:30 AM (next day) 12.40 hrs
CA 1831 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 7:30 AM 9:40 AM 2.10 hrs
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Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 987 PEK LAX 1:30 PM 9:30 AM 13 hrs

Flight Schedule for Nov 19 - Dec 10, 2014 and Jan 7 - Mar 18, 2015 Departures
from Los Angeles (LAX)

IMPORTANT! Your USA departure leaves at 12:40 AM on the morning of the Tour Date. You must check-in no later than 9:30 PM of the night before! If you have any questions about your departure date or time, please call us at 800-555-5765.

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 984 Los Angeles (LAX) Beijing (PEK) 12:40 AM 5:30 AM (next day) 12.50 hrs
CA 1831 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 7:30 AM 9:40 AM 2.10 hrs
RETURN
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 987 PEK LAX 1:30 PM 10:30 AM 13 hrs

Flight Schedule for Nov 19 - Dec 10, 2014 and Jan 7 - Mar 18, 2015 Departures
from Los Angeles (LAX)

IMPORTANT! Your USA departure leaves at 12:40 AM on the morning of the Tour Date. You must check-in no later than 9:30 PM of the night before! If you have any questions about your departure date or time, please call us at 800-555-5765.

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 984 Los Angeles (LAX) Beijing (PEK) 12:40 AM 5:30 AM (next day) 12.50 hrs
CA 1831 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 7:30 AM 9:40 AM 2.10 hrs
RETURN
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 987 PEK LAX 1:30 PM 10:30 AM 13 hrs

Flight Schedule for Mar 25, 2015 Departures
from Los Angeles (LAX)

IMPORTANT! Your USA departure leaves at 12:40 AM on the morning of the Tour Date. You must check-in no later than 9:30 PM of the night before! If you have any questions about your departure date or time, please call us at 800-555-5765.

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 984 Los Angeles (LAX) Beijing (PEK) 12:40 AM 5:30 AM (next day) 12.50 hrs
CA 1831 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 7:30 AM 9:40 AM 2.10 hrs
RETURN
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 987 PEK LAX 2:00 PM 11:00 AM 13 hrs

Flight Schedule for Apr 15 - Apr 29, 2015 Departures
from Los Angeles (LAX)

IMPORTANT! Your USA departure leaves at 1:40 AM on the morning of the Tour Date. You must check-in no later than 10:30 PM of the night before! If you have any questions about your departure date or time, please call us at 800-555-5765.

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 984 Los Angeles (LAX) Beijing (PEK) 1:40 AM 5:20 AM (next day) 12.40 hrs
CA 1831 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 7:30 AM 9:40 AM 2.10 hrs
RETURN
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 987 PEK LAX 2:00 PM 11:00 AM 13 hrs

 

Houston (IAH) Schedules:

Flight Schedule for Sep 17, Oct 1 & Oct 22, 2014 Departures
from Houston (IAH)

IMPORTANT! Your USA departure leaves at 1:00 AM on the morning of the Tour Date. You must check-in no later than 9:30 PM of the night before! If you have any questions about your departure date or time, please call us at 800-555-5765.

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 996 Houston (IAH) Beijing (PEK) 1:00 AM 4:50 AM (next day) 14.45 hrs
CA 1831 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 7:30 AM 9:40 AM 2.10 hrs
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Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 995 PEK IAH 3:00 PM 3:40 PM 13.40 hrs

Flight Schedule for Nov 5, 2014 - Feb 25, 2015 Departures
from Houston (IAH)

IMPORTANT! Your USA departure leaves at 12:05 AM on the morning of the Tour Date. You must check-in no later than 9:30 PM of the night before! If you have any questions about your departure date or time, please call us at 800-555-5765.

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 996 Houston (IAH) Beijing (PEK) 12:05 AM 4:50 AM (next day) 14.45 hrs
CA 1831 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 7:30 AM 9:40 AM 2.10 hrs
RETURN
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 995 PEK IAH 3:00 PM 2:40 PM 13.40 hrs

Flight Schedule for Mar 11 - Apr 29, 2015 Departures
from Houston (IAH)

IMPORTANT! Your USA departure leaves at 12:05 AM on the morning of the Tour Date. You must check-in no later than 9:30 PM of the night before! If you have any questions about your departure date or time, please call us at 800-555-5765.

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 996 Houston (IAH) Beijing (PEK) 1:00 AM 4:50 AM (next day) 14.50 hrs
CA 1831 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 7:30 AM 9:40 AM 2.10 hrs
RETURN
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 995 PEK IAH 3:00 PM 3:40 PM 13.40 hrs

 

Washington Dulles (IAD) Schedules:

Flight Schedule for Oct 20, 2014 Departures from Washington Dulles (IAD)

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 818 Washington Dulles (IAD) Beijing (PEK) 5:00 PM 6:40 PM (next day) 13.40 hrs
CA 1589 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 8:30 PM 10:40 PM 2.10 hrs
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Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 817 PEK IAD 1:00 PM 2:35 PM 13.35 hrs

Flight Schedule for Nov 10, 2014 - Apr 20, 2015 Departures from Washington Dulles (IAD)

DEPARTURE
Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 818 Washington Dulles (IAD) Beijing (PEK) 4:35 PM 6:15 PM (next day) 13.40 hrs
CA 1589 PEK Shanghai (SHA) 8:30 PM 10:40 PM 2.10 hrs
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Flight From To Depart Arrive Flight Time
CA 817 PEK IAD 1:00 PM 2:35 PM 13.35 hrs

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