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Air China LAX to DEL India $476 with 4,300 to 17,000 Star Alliance EQM

Air China has matched and even beaten the low China Eastern fare from Los Angeles to New Delhi DEL India for departure dates in September and October as low as $476 round trip. This is an advantage for miles collectors headed to India since Air China economy L class flights earn 25% miles in United Mileage Plus, or 50% miles in Lufthansa Miles & More or even 100% miles with Avianca LifeMiles or Aegean Airlines. China Eastern economy Q is a no miles booking code for every frequent flyer program.

Google Flights shows Air China $507 low fares (Expedia) in an ‘all airlines’ search mode, however, I did not find these fares listed in Google Flights fare calendar mode filtered for Air China or Star Alliance. Basically I tried hunt and peck to see Air China flights coming up at same price as China Eastern on dates in September and October, but I did not see any sub-$500 low fares for Air China November departures. LAX-DEL ticket prices are $476.16 on Air China website.

Air China Los Angeles LAX – Beijing PEK – New Delhi, India DEL

$476.17  Friday Sep 2 – Tue Sep 13

LAX-DEL-1 $476 Air China Sep 2-13

LAX-DEL-2 $476 Air China

Example of Google Flights fare display with $507 price for Expedia and ‘Check Price’ for Air China.

Air China  LAX- DEL

$476.17  Tue Oct 18 – Tue Nov 1

LAX-DEL $507 Expedia Air China Google Flights

Expedia prices at $506.15 and Air China prices at $476.17 when checking website through Google Flights link, as shown in previous screenshot.

LAX-DEL $506 Expedia Air China

LAX-DEL $476 Air China Display

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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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