China Southern had low fares from LAX to several airports in Asia on Wednesday. When I checked fares for an article on Thursday, China Eastern had the lowest fares. Both China-based airlines are members of SkyTeam Alliance.
It has been common these past six months to find the lowest fares to India and southeast Asia airports with one of these two airlines. Lately, more far flung destinations like India, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines have had their lowest fares via China and Chinese airlines.
Travel dates from late August to early December are available at low fare price for most of these routes.
China Southern has the advantage in having its low fare T class qualify for 25% redeemable miles with Delta SkyMiles and 50% MQM, but only 5% MQD for elite qualification. China Eastern low fare economy X class is not a miles earning fare in any SkyTeam Alliance airline frequent flyer program.
China Eastern flights route through Shanghai PVG and China Southern has its primary hub in Guangzhou CAN.
Los Angeles LAX – Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia REP $593 ($605)
Los Angeles LAX – Phnom Penh, Cambodia PNH $593 ($598)
Los Angeles LAX – Denpasar DPS, Bali, Indonesia $722
Los Angeles LAX – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia KUL $585 ($590)
Los Angeles LAX – Taipei, Taiwan TPE $576
Los Angeles LAX – Bangkok, Thailand BKK $588 ($593)
Los Angeles LAX – Hanoi, Vietnam HAN $594
Los Angeles LAX – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam SGN $589
Los Angeles LAX – Singapore SIN
$591.70 Monday, Sep 7 – Monday, Sep 14
China Eastern Airlines
Los Angeles LAX – New Delhi, India DEL $633 China Eastern
Los Angeles LAX – Okinawa, Japan OKA $550 China Eastern
Los Angeles LAX – Fokuoka, Japan FUK $549 China Eastern
Los Angeles LAX – Manila, Philippines $585 China Eastern
Los Angeles LAX – Busan, South Korea PUS $535 China Eastern
Los Angeles LAX – Seoul, South Korea ICN $539 China Eastern
Los Angeles LAX – Chiang Mai, Thailand CNX $608 China Eastern
Air China – Star Alliance (Beijing PEK hub)
Los Angeles LAX – Hong Kong HKG $531
Los Angeles LAX – Yangon, Myanmar RGN $609
These low fares were found on Google Flights. Loyalty Traveler Google Flights tutorials has links to articles on finding low fares using Google Flights.