Here are the top three suggestions to make your flights to Beijing really economical:
STAY ON BACKPACKERS' INN
If you can go on without too much luxury in terms of accommodation, why not grab the chance? Sure, there are a lot of opulent hotels in Beijing and each offers very tempting packages. But there are also a lot of simple dormitories and inn around the city which provide the same comfort and security. Although it would require more effort in finding nice and cheap places, at least it would save you from paying a lot for a place you would most likely see only during the night.
SETTLE FOR CHEAPER FOOD
First class restaurants are abundant in Beijing; but if you want to stay on budget, skip those lavish places and resort to the clean canteens and street food stalls around the city. The presentation of the meals may not be as pretty, but the taste of food sold on those smaller establishments could totally rival those in classy ones.
PLAN AN ITINERARY BEFORE THE TRIP
It is easy to stay on budget as long as you want it. So buy those air tickets and do not hesitate about your trip. Just relax and enjoy.