Deal Alert: Flights to Asia in biz have dropped to $1,572 round-trip

Sep 12, 2019

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

Cheap business class long haul deals can be hard to come by, but if you’re planning to fly to Asia soon then listen up. We’re seeing business class deals from New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) to major cities in Asia like Tokyo (NRT), Shanghai (PVG) and Hanoi (HAN). We’re seeing the deals on Hainan and China Southern.

TPG‘s reviews and travel intern Javi Rodriguez reviewed Hainan’s business class from Beijing (PEK) to Chicago (ORD) and loved the onboard amenities and enjoyed the airline’s excellent hospitality.

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia.

Airline: Hainan, China Southern
Routes: LAX/JFK/ORD – NRT/PVG/HAN/CTU
Cost: $1,572+ round-trip in business class
Dates: September – March 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier℠ CardChase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Hanoi (HAN) for $1,572 round-trip on China Southern:

Chicago (ORD) to Chengdu (CTU) for $1,687 round-trip nonstop on Hainan:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG) for $1,699 round-trip on Hainan:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $1,818 round-trip on Hainan:

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