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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.

Another deal to Asia! Today, our friends at The Flight Deal are sharing discounted fares to Beijing, available from several US cities starting at $660 — yesterday’s Shanghai deal and Saturday’s Tokyo deal are both still available as well. In fact, you can pair Beijing and Shanghai on one ticket by booking an open jaw from just $666 (more on that below), and you can add in a one-way flight between Beijing and Shanghai for less than $200, either booked separately or as part of your international itinerary when you call AA to make a reservation.

American and United are both offering these discounted fares to Beijing from Atlanta (ATL), Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (CMH), Dallas (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Miami (MIA), Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix (PHX), St. Louis (STL) and several other cities from September through November. This discounted fare is also available on nonstop flights from Chicago (ORD) on both AA and United for $660 round-trip. If you fly from Dallas, however, you can travel on American’s new 787 Dreamliner, priced at $678 round-trip, or just $666 if you fly into Beijing and out of Shanghai (both segments will be on the Dreamliner).

Chicago (ORD)-Beijing (PEK) for $660 on American (earns 13,160 EQMs):

Chicago (ORD)-Beijing (PEK) for $660 on American.
Chicago (ORD)-Beijing (PEK) for $660 on American.

Chicago (ORD)-Beijing (PEK) for $660 on United (earns 13,160 EQMs):

Chicago (ORD)-Beijing (PEK) for $660 on United.
Chicago (ORD)-Beijing (PEK) for $660 on United.

Dallas (DFW)-Beijing (PEK)/Shanghai (PVG)-Dallas (DFW) for $666 on American (earns 14,973 EQMs):

Dallas (DFW)-Beijing (PEK)/Shanghai (PVG)-Dallas (DFW) for $666 on American.
Dallas (DFW)-Beijing (PEK)/Shanghai (PVG)-Dallas (DFW) for $666 on American.

Dallas (DFW)-Beijing (PEK) for $678 on American (earns 13,940 EQMs):

Dallas (DFW)-Beijing (PEK) for $678 on American.
Dallas (DFW)-Beijing (PEK) for $678 on American.

Dallas (DFW)-Beijing (PEK) for $692 on United (earns 14,762 EQMs):

Dallas (DFW)-Beijing (PEK) for $692 on United.
Dallas (DFW)-Beijing (PEK) for $692 on United.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

As a reminder, you’ll need a tourist visa if you want to enter China — for help with visas we recommend our friends at Allied Passport & VisaIf you fly to Hong Kong, Macau or another destination at the beginning or end of your trip, you may be able to take advantage of China’s 72-hour visa waiver program. For example, you can book one of these fares, stop in Beijing for 72 hours, continue on to Hong Kong on a separate ticket, then fly back through PEK to catch your AA or United flight home.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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