Deal Alert: West Coast Cities to Beijing From $368 Round-Trip
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If Beijing is on your bucket list, Air Canada is giving you reason to check China's capital city off. The carrier is offering round-trip flights from a number of west coast cities to Beijing (PEK) for cheap. You can fly from Las Vegas (LAS), Portland (PDX), Phoenix (PHX), Seattle (SEA) or San Jose (SJC) to PEK for $368 round-trip. Each of the flights will require at least one stop, but for such a cheap ticket, it could be worth the layover.
To book, head to Google Flights and input your origin city and Beijing (PEK) as your destination. Then, use the calendar function to scroll through and find dates that work for you. Once located, click through to book directly with Air Canada.
Airlines: Air Canada
Routes: LAS/PDX/PHX/SEA/SJC to PEK
Cost: $368+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: October through April 2019
Booking Link: Directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Phoenix (PHX) to Beijing (PEK) for $368 round-trip:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Beijing (PEK) for $368 round-trip:
Portland (PDX) to Beijing (PEK) for $368 round-trip:
San Jose (SJC) to Beijing (PEK) for $368 round-trip:
Seattle (SEA) to Beijing (PEK) for $368 round-trip:
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 Reserve, Citi Premier, Citi 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: Secret Flying