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James Kirk Aug 27, 2015 at 09:28 PM

Hi Rosie - We went on this tour in May 2014. Almost everyone in our group checked luggage on all of the flights in China with no problems. I also carried on a standard size backpack on each flight. The tour was outstanding. I wish we were joining you for another visit to China. Enjoy!


Robert Yoshioka Aug 26, 2015 at 08:55 PM

Hello, Rosalie! We went on this trip last September, each with one carryon and one "wheelie" 21" suitcase, neither of which we checked in, and we did not experience any problems with the flights. Our national guide just made sure that we simply got to the airport in good time, boarded as a group and found space for our luggage. We did not experience any problems. Traveling, in October, as you will be, there should not be a problem, as the National Holiday will be past and given the latest turndown of the Chinese stock market, one can hope that relatively fewer people will be flying anyplace anytime, although you never know...maybe they will want to spend all their money, but be of good spirit and plan to have a great time. We certainly did, and talk about our trip and remember it fondly. Bon Voyage! R and B Yoshioka


Rosalie Epstein Aug 26, 2015 at 05:19 PM

Rosie Epstein
Anybody out there who checked luggage on a flight inside China? If so, what if any problems did you have? My husband and I are going on the Oct 10 tour, and I notice that the program booklet says that carryon luggage on flights inside China is limited to an extra small bag of no more than eleven pounds. The booklet says that another bag can be checked, but when I called the program office for more information I was strongly discouraged from checking a bag and could not find out why.
Graham Attlesey Aug 26, 2015 at 08:21 PM

We had a standard carry-on and a backpack. We carried both on the planes in China...never checked anything in. Had no problems.


Rosalie Epstein Aug 26, 2015 at 05:19 PM

Rosie Epstein
Anybody out there who checked luggage on a flight inside China? If so, what if any problems did you have? My husband and I are going on the Oct 10 tour, and I notice that the program booklet says that carryon luggage on flights inside China is limited to an extra small bag of no more than eleven pounds. The booklet says that another bag can be checked, but when I called the program office for more information I was strongly discouraged from checking a bag and could not find out why.
Deanna Aurore Gontard Aug 27, 2015 at 09:48 PM

Hi Rosie, I went to China May 2015 - I had no problem having a carry-on and my purse along on all the flights - I enjoyed every moment of this fabulous trip - Definitely great experiences along the way - Good luck and enjoy - it is nothing less of magnificent - Deanna A. Gontard


Mary Dewolf Jun 22, 2015 at 03:01 PM

Is anyone going to China on the Oct 10th tour? I am leaving from Chicago with a friend and we would like to meet members of our group,
Daisy Powell Jun 30, 2015 at 08:54 PM

I am also going on the Oct 10th China tour from Chicago. Great to e-meet you, Mary! --Daisy


Paul Campbell Jun 17, 2015 at 05:46 PM

My wife and I will be going on the Classic Icons trip Sept 12. If you have taken this trip do you have any suggestions on clothes to take? If you are going in September, have you thought about what you are taking?


Sharon Scott Apr 07, 2015 at 04:30 PM

My son and I are traveling on the Classic Icons of China trip, leaving May 2 (from Washington DC). Who is going with us?


Mary Rutter Mar 09, 2015 at 11:39 AM

hi, my neighbor and myself are traveling to China with April group. We are from the Buffalo NY area. My fourth trip with RS but her first. We re looking forward to a great time. Where are the rest of you from?
Barbara Vandusen Mar 30, 2015 at 03:24 PM

My husband, Don. and I are going on this trip. Leaving from Chicago.
Jim Harbison Apr 02, 2015 at 02:51 PM

Jim Harbison Apr 02, 2015 at 02:56 PM

My wife Sue and I are from New Jersey about an hour south of NYC. We are traveling to Bejing arriving Sunday April 5, 2015 at 1:45PM local time on United Flight 89 from Newark. We are traveling with another couple from New Jersey, Peg and Bob. Looking forward to meeting everybody over there, and getting excited about the trip as a whole!


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