This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

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.

If you decided not to take advantage of yesterday’s Tokyo fares (which are still available, by the way), The Flight Deal is back with another solid deal to Asia. American and United are both offering discounted fares to Shanghai from Atlanta (ATL), Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (CMH), Dallas (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Miami (MIA), Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix (PHX) and St. Louis (STL). The best deal is a non-stop flight from Dallas on American’s new 787 Dreamliner, priced at $653 roundtrip. One-stop flights from the cities listed above, plus a few others, are available for $667.

Dallas (DFW)-Shanghai (PVG) for $653 on American (earns 14,680 EQMs):

Dallas (DFW)-Shanghai (PVG) for $653 on American.
Dallas (DFW)-Shanghai (PVG) for $653 on American.

Dallas (DFW)-Shanghai (PVG) for $667 on United (earns 15,702 EQMs):

Dallas (DFW)-Shanghai (PVG) for $667 on United.
Dallas (DFW)-Shanghai (PVG) for $667 on United.

Philadelphia (PHL)-Shanghai (PVG) for $667 on American (earns 15,452 EQMs):

Philadelphia (PHL)-Shanghai (PVG) for $667 on American.
Philadelphia (PHL)-Shanghai (PVG) for $667 on American.

Philadelphia (PHL)-Shanghai (PVG) for $667 on United (earns 15,452 EQMs):

Philadelphia (PHL)-Shanghai (PVG) for $667 on United.
Philadelphia (PHL)-Shanghai (PVG) for $667 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 Shanghai for 72 hours, continue on to Hong Kong on a separate ticket, then fly back through PVG 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!

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.