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Deal Alert: Chicago to Beijing from $493 Round-Trip on American

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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. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.

American Airlines is currently offering heavily discounted fares on flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Beijing (PEK) for departures in early May and throughout the fall. You can fly nonstop on American’s 787-8 to the Chinese capital from $493 round-trip in economy. If you’re not based in the Chicago area, there are deals for you too! We’re seeing discounted fares from around $600 on Alaska and Hainan to Beijing from New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Denver, and others. To find your flights, search on Google Flights then head over to the airline’s websites to complete booking.

Airline: American
Route: ORD to PEK
Cost: $493+ round-trip in economy
Dates: May 2016 and September 2016 through December 2016
Fare Class: O
Miles Earned: 
13,160 elite-qualifying miles
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are some examples of what you can book:

Chicago (ORD) to Beijing (PEK) on American for $493 round-trip (earns 13,160 EQMs):

Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Beijing (PEK) on American for $493 round-trip.

Chicago (ORD) to Beijing (PEK) on American for $493 round-trip (earns 13,160 EQMs):

Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Beijing (PEK) on American for $493 round-trip.

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.

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