China budget traveler Spring Airlines, the company of possible “standing seating” fame, will be going international… if only for a little while. For two monthst starting from late July, it’ll link Shanghai and Ibaraki Airport (located 80km northeast of Tokyo). The trial is to check whether there’s enough passenger traffic to have a direct flight on a budget carrier between Shanghai and somewhere-slightly-inconvenient, Japan. Hey, a cheap flight is a cheap flight – hop on it! And a cheap flight to Japan will no doubt save you the much needed money to pay for everything else there.