With half a dozen Chinese airlines flying to the U.S. in addition to three U.S. airlines flying to China — and with China’s carriers growing capacity from secondary cities — fares to China are some of the lowest in the world. That occasionally includes business class fares. But $1300 roundtrip? That’s insane.
SkyTeam member and Delta partner China Southern — which is part-owned by American Airlines — is launching three times weekly service between Los Angeles and Shenyang. They offer connections beyond Shenyang. And the fares are rock bottom cheap.
Here’s what one-stop Los Angeles – Shanghai on China Southern looks like in March.
Those Shenyang connections are offering $1307 business class roundtrips, for instance.
Other destinations in China are available, for instance here’s $1305 roundtrip for Beijing:
Key details of fare basis IPTUC:
- 3 month maximum stay
- Travel to China not permitted January 1 – 10, January 23 – February 5, June 29 – August 25
- Fare valid for outbound travel December 25 – February 8, February 20 – March 31
- $100 fee for change or refund
Most partner frequent flyer programs credit these fares at 100% of distance flown.
(HT: One Mile at a Time)