Question : Have you considered flying out of an airport besides Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)?
Answer : Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is a superb airport, but in getting you to Urumqi, there is a lower cost option – San Francisco International Airport. It's just 31 miles away and flights are being booked 24% cheaper over the next two months.
Question : If your plans are flexible, have you considered changing your departure day?
Answer : Friday is your lowest-cost day to fly in August. Flexibility is paramount when booking travel plans in order to keep travel costs down.
Question : How long do most people visit Urumqi?
Answer : Of course you're not most people, but if you were, you'd stay roughly 15 days.