Deal Alert: US to China From $293 Round-Trip

Sep 24, 2018

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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.

Flights from all over the US to China are on sale. You can fly from San Jose (SJC), Portland (PDX), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD), Orlando (MCO), Salt Lake City (SLC), Phoenix (PHX), San Fransisco (SFO), Las Vegas (LAS), Denver (DEN), Minneapolis (MSP), San Diego (SAN) and Washington D.C. (IAD) to Beijing (PEK) and Shanghai (PVG) from $294 round-trip. Keep in mind some flights listed below have layovers.

Tired after your lengthy flight? Maybe stop by the world’s largest Starbucks in Shanghai and nab yourself top-tier status with Starbucks’ rewards program. If you want to check out one of China’s most well-known attractions, The Forbidden City, check out Get Your Guide for tickets and more activity recommendations while you’re in Beijing.

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 through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airlines: Delta, American, Air Canada, China Eastern and Hainan
Routes: SJC/PDX/SEA/LAX/JFK/ORD/MCO/SLC/PHX/SFO/LAS/DEN/MSP/SAN/IAD to PEK/PVG
Cost: $293+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: October 2018 – June 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier CardChase Sapphire ReserveCiti Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: PricelineOrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Jose (SJC) to Beijing (PEK) for $293 round-trip on Air Canada:

Portland (PDX) to Beijing (PEK) for $379 round-trip on American Airlines:

Seattle (SEA) to Beijing (PEK) for $379 round-trip on American Airlines:

Seattle (SEA) to Shanghai (PVG) for $388 round-trip nonstop on Delta:

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Shanghai (PVG) for $404 round-trip on American Airlines:

Phoenix (PHX) to Shanghai (PVG) for $443 round-trip on Delta:

San Fransisco (SFO) to Beijing (PEK) for $439 round-trip on Air Canada:

Chicago (ORD) to Beijing (PEK) for $443 round-trip on Delta:

Las Vegas (LAS) to Beijing (PEK) for $443 round-trip on Air Canada:

Denver (DEN) to Beijing (PEK) for $443 round-trip on Delta:

Denver (DEN) to Shanghai (PVG) for $443 round-trip on Delta:

Minneapolis (MSP) to Shanghai (PVG) for $454 round-trip on American Airlines:

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Beijing (PEK) for $454 round-trip on American Airlines:

Portland (PDX) to Shanghai (PVG) for $453 round-trip on Delta:

San Diego (SAN) to Shanghai (PVG) for $446 round-trip on Alaska Airlines/Hainan via Hainan:

San Diego (SAN) to Beijing (PEK) for $454 round-trip on American Airlines:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Beijing (PEK) for $489 round-trip on American Airlines:

New York (JFK) to Shanghai (PVG) for $492 round-trip on China Southern via Priceline:

Las Vegas (LAS) to Shanghai (PVG) for $492 round-trip on Air Canada:

Washington D.C. (IAD) to Shanghai (PVG) for $493 round-trip on Delta:

Orlando (MCO) to Beijing (PEK) for $494 round-trip on American Airlines:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire ReserveCiti PremierCiti Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: Thrifty Traveler

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