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Air China 50% UA miles LAX to Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei or Tokyo fares in $500s

Star Alliance member Air China has several routes on sale for Los Angeles LAX departures to Hong Kong $523, Manila $572, Taipei $547 and Tokyo $581. Low fares are for departures by November 30, 2015.

Fares are slightly lower booked through Air China website than an OTA site like Priceline.com.

Air China tickets book in economy U class and earn 50% redeemable miles with United Mileage Plus. These flights route through Beijing PEK airport and earn more miles than direct flights to these cities. Fly Air China to Manila and earn more than 8,000 redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus on a $572 round trip fare. You need to spend $1,600 on United.com to earn that many miles as a member without elite status.

Hong Kong HKG

Air China  Los Angeles LAX – Beijing PEK – Hong Kong HKG

$522.68  Monday Sep 7 – Monday Sep 14

7,485 redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus on Air China economy U class ticket.

Miles Earned: This $523 Air China for Sep 7-14 will earn about 7,485 redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus based on 50% earn rate for Air China Economy U fares and 14,970 flight miles for LAX-PEK-HKG-PEK-LAX.

LAX-HKG $522 Air China Sep7-14

LAX-HKG-2 $522 Air China Sep7-14

LAX Departure Dates: $531 fares are select September departure dates. Fare rises to $611 round trip for October and November dates. No December deals. January 2016 and later dates fare low is $661.

 

Taipei TPE

Air China  Los Angeles LAX – Beijing PEK – Taipei, Taiwan TPE

$546.49  Monday Sep 7 – Monday Sep 14

7,319 redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus on Air China economy U class ticket.

LAX-TPE $547 Air China Sep7-14

LAX-TPE $547 AirChina-2

For historical reference, United has LAX-TPE via Tokyo on sale for $518 round trip on April 4, 2015 for these exact same dates. United fare economy class T would have earned 5x miles on $419.40 base fare for 2,097 redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus.

Miles Earned: This $547 Air China for Sep 7-14 will earn about 7,319 redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus based on 50% earn rate for Air China Economy U fares and 14,638 flight miles for LAX-PEK-TPE-PEK-LAX.

LAX Departure Dates: Only a few dates in September, then opens up October 12 with $565 round trip fares. Most availability in November and then low $565 fare to Taipei gone. Fares are $700s in 2016.

 

Tokyo

Air China  Los Angeles LAX – Beijing PEK – Tokyo Haneda HND

$580.77  Monday Oct 12 – Monday Oct 19

7,553 redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus on Air China economy U class ticket.

LAX-HND $582 Air China Oct 12-19

LAX-HND $582 Air China-2 Oct12-19

Miles Earned: $581 Air China earns about 7,553 redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus based on 50% earn rate for Air China Economy U fares and 15,107 flight miles for LAX-PEK-HND-PEK-LAX.

LAX Departure Dates: Only a few dates in September, then opens up October 12 with $565 round trip fares. Most availability in November and then low $565 fare to Taipei gone. Fares are $700s in 2016.

 

Manila, Philippines

Air China  Los Angeles LAX – Beijing PEK – Manila MNL

$572.06  Monday Oct 12 – Monday Oct 19

7, redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus on Air China economy U class ticket.

LAX-MNL $579 Oct12-20 Air China

Priceline and other OTA sites priced fares several dollars higher than the final fare priced on Air China site. $572.06 is Air China fare. Priceline total ticket price $579.10.

Miles Earned: This $572 Air China fares earns about 8,032 redeemable miles in United Mileage Plus based on 50% earn rate for Air China Economy U fares and 16,064 flight miles for LAX-PEK-MNL-PEK-LAX.

LAX Departure Dates: September mostly $610 low fares, with a few $580 round trip fares. October and November have many $580 dates. Fare ends Nov 30.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Air China’s terrible. Who cares about 8,000 miles. Fly one world and earn 2-4x that even if for only a couple hundred more

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