Jun302016

Fare Alert Hainan $493 Chicago to Shanghai, $553 LAX/SJC many other cities in China and 125% AS miles

Chicago seems to be the low fare departure airport today for flights to Asia with low fares on Hainan Airlines at $493 round trip to Shanghai and a few other cities in China like Chengdu, Fuzhou, Guangzhou and Kunming. There are a dozen other cities around China priced at $573 round trip.

Hainan Airlines partners with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. The transpacific flights do not book in a miles earning class for Alaska, but intra-China flights book in economy Y class for 125% Alaska Mileage Plan miles. Transpacific flights booked in Hainan E class can be credited for 50% miles with Hainan, AirBerlin or Etihad.

Departure Dates: Lowest fares are available from late August to early December with highest concentration of dates in Sep-Oct.

Google Flights Chicago – China Sat Oct 1 – Sun Oct 9 filtered for Hainan Airlines

Google Flights ORD-China $493 Hainan

Long haul segments between Chicago and Beijing PEK are Hainan economy class E and earns 50% miles with Air Berlin, Etihad or Hainan. Flights within China book in Hainan Y class and Y fare class earns 125% flight miles with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan.

ORD-FOC Fuzhou Hainan $493 Oct1-9

ORD-FOC Hainan $493 fare

I see Hainan low fares from these other US airports:

San Jose SJC $553 many cities in China

Seattle SEA – Shanghai PVG $578

Los Angeles LAX – Chansha CSX $558 (nonstop flights); $573 several other cities including Beijing.

Boston BOS – Shanghai PVG $703 (most fares from Boston are priced in $700s).

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  1. Hainan Airlines partners with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. The transpacific flights do not book in a miles earning class for Alaska, but intra-China flights book in economy Y class for 125% Alaska Mileage Plan miles.

    Transpacific flights booked in Hainan E class can be credited for 50% miles with Hainan, AirBerlin or Etihad.

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