We have been seeing lots of great fares to Asia from the east coast of the United States recently and I hope that the trend continues. Currently there is a great business class deal for as little as $1808 with Air China. Air China has a 2-2-2 business class product that isn’t the best on the market. The great deal comes with United as they matched the fare and you can fly in real United Polaris business class for only $2030 round trip. I had a chance to try the product back in June of this year. I hope to share my experience with you soon but just know that it was one of the best flights I have been on this year. The Polaris lounges, seat, bedding, food, and service were great.

Please note – You can only guarantee a real United Polaris business class seat aboard the 77W. Any flights on 777’s with United could still have the awful 2-4-2 set up.


Departure Cheapest Option United Polaris American Airlines Japan Airlines
Raleigh (RDU) $1,807.89 $2,029.09 $2,029.09 $2,079.52
Las Vegas $2,051.11 $2,051.11 $2,069.04


Arrival: Beijing (PEK)

Depart from RDU or LAS June 29 – October 4 and October 16 – November 30 

Minimum Stay: 12 hours

Maximum Stay: 6 months

Book by August 31, 2018 or sooner as it could be pulled before then

United Airlines Polaris Lounge Newark

This deal also appears to be bookable via American Airlines and Japan Airlines. Booking with AA allows some more creative routing. If you were to book this with Japan Airlines and credit the flights back to American Airlines, this would not be a great end of year mileage run opportunity. Flights booked on Japan Airlines book into fare code I, which doesn’t have the best earnings on AA.


Delta also is listing this deal but only with flights on the 767-300ER. Having flown on the product before it isn’t worth bringing into the conversation as it’s not nearly on the same level as United Polaris or American Airlines 777/787 business class.

Have you found any additional cities that the deal works from?


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