Airfare Steal to China: $305 RT in Coach or ~$1500 in Business Class: Credit to Alaska for Big Mileage Earning!

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China Airfare Steal

Have you ever wanted to go to China? Prices are cheeeeeeeeeeeeeap right now for both business class and coach. How cheap? Let’s take a look.

Business Class

Hainan Airlines is a partner of Alaska Airlines and they currently have some amazing business class fares between the U.S. and various cities in China. Dates vary but I am seeing a ton of options for late 2019 and early 2020. 

The links above are to Skyscanner which seems to be a bit cheaper, although for a little more you can book directly on Hainan or more importantly through Chase UR, Citi TYP, Amex MR or your other favorite points currency. 

Need to Know:

  • You will need a Visa for visiting mainland China on these tickets (not Japan obviously). Transit Visas would only apply if you are going to a 3rd country
  • Hainan is a partner with Alaska. Depending on your elite status and the exact flight you choose, you could earn 350% or more redeemable miles which is a hefty rebate
  • Hainan has lie flat seats in business class, although their hard product isn’t the best with 6 across seating. The service is excellent in my experience


Not wanting to fly all fancy? Well, there are some amazing coach fares as well. Both AA and Hainan are pricing things very aggressively for late 2019 and early 2020 travel. 

Tons of options for cheap travel and maybe even a mileage run for the right person. I think there may be other city pairs, so I’ll add more if I find it. You can use Skyscanner to get the best rates, or use Google Flights to quickly find the best dates. Happy flying!


Shawn Coomer
Since 2007 Shawn Coomer has been circling the globe with his family for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

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  1. Any idea which routes or how to get the dreamfeather seats? Saw a bunch of pics posted on another blog and they look like a huge upgrade.

  2. Nice deal! Based in the Midwest it’s harder for me to take advantage of west coast deals. Two weeks ago there was a ORD-CTU deal on Hainan for $1235 in business (R).


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