Sep062016

China Eastern LAX to Sydney $684 round trip

China Eastern is the low fare leader from California to many destinations in Asia in the $400s round trip. Today there are $684 fares to Sydney, Australia with a hop, skip and jump itinerary across China. This low fare is for the traveler who has more time than money and does not mind seeing a bit of China along the way to Australia. 30 hours of flight time and two days transiting across China to Australia offers a cheap fare in return.

This is a low fare I found through Kayak.com bookable on Priceline and Expedia. I have little guidance to offer about dates since this one does not show up on Google Flights or ITA Matrix. These appear to be only OTA fares since I am unable to reproduce them on China Eastern website. Kayak shows this fare is booking code T outbound, which earns 50% flight miles in many SkyTeam programs. Z booking code on the return earns no miles is most programs and 30% miles in China Eastern.

Priceline ticket for China Eastern flights

Los Angeles – Shanghai PVG – Beijing, China PEK (overnight) – Nanjing NAN – Sydney, Australia SYD – NAN – PEK (overnight) – PVG – LAX

$684.06 round trip  Sat March 11 – Thursday March 23

LAX-SYD $684 MU Mar 11-23

LAX-SYD $684 MU-2 Mar11-23

If two nights in Beijing on a trip to Australia sounds like part of the adventure for heading Down Under, then this deal might be one for you.

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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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