Business Class: New York To Over 40 Destinations In Asia From Just $1807 Roundtrip

Notiflyr has another great fare, this time in business class. You can fly roundtrip from New York to most anywhere you’d want to go in Asia for about $1800 roundtrip. And the fare should even be refundable for a small fee.

You’ll fly SkyTeam member China Eastern. The Shanghai-based airline operates Boeing 777s with their new business class between New York and Shanghai. That means a nice reverse herringbone lie flat business class seat with direct aisle access. There’s even a mini-cabin at the front of the business class section that has just two rows of seats. The fleet is equipped with wifi. Just don’t expect the level of service you get from better Asian carriers.

Here’s a simple South Korea itinerary:

This is $900 each way plus $166 in fuel surcharges along with taxes.

Search Skyscanner and it brings up smaller online travel agencies Ovago, Flyfar and Hop2 selling this same itinerary for $1807.

Key details of fare basis ILE0ZYRN:

  • Outbound travel permitted February 24 – March 8, March 23 – April 5, or April 13 – April 30
  • Must issue tickets by January 31 (but the fare could be pulled before then)
  • Changes for $80
  • Refunds prior to departure for $160

The same fare works to at least 42 different destinations in Asia, including common places like Bangkok; Singapore; Siem Reap; Tokyo; Tapei; Seoul; Manila; Kuala Lumpur; Macao; Ho Chi Minh City; Bali and Colombo.

Delta owns a stake in China Eastern, which is likely why SkyMiles generously offers 200% of flown miles plus elite bonuses for China Eastern ‘I’ fares.

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  1. @ Gary — Those DL investments will continue to mean easy DL status qualification if you fly on those partners on cheap business class tickets. Works for me. AM has excellent 787-9s. Too bad about MEX airport being in such a sad state.

  2. @Mattej – If you’re addicted to cigarettes, it’s the only game in town for enjoying secondhand smoke from the cockpit.

  3. @ Andrew — Not saying I would fly THIS partner airline. Cigarette smoke is one of the nastiest things on earth.

  4. Was excited by the headline then I clicked the article and saw it was China Eastern. Suddenly not very excited at all.

  5. @Mattej

    China Eastern AirChina

    I’ve flown AirChina I thought it was fine; did you have a bad experience?

  6. Nice seats on China eastern but the rest is pretty poor. Lounge, service and some of the worst food I’ve had on a plane

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