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Hainan Airlines Business Class from Los Angeles to Shanghai from $1,524 RT

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Hainan Airlines, a 5 star Skytrax airlines which ranked eighth in the World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2018, is offering you to fly its Business Class from Los Angeles to Shanghai from $1,550 R/T! If you are based in China or around the region, Hainan Airlines is also offering you fly from Shanghai to Los Angeles on Business Class from $1,660 R/T. This deal is also great for mileage run opportunity as it clocks 200% miles if you credit to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan.

Here are the details:

RoutePrice (USD)
Los Angeles to Shanghai$1,524
Shanghai to Los Angeles$1,660

The above table provides a minimum price guide, based on demand, prices may fluctuate. 

Hainan Airlines has several bases in China. Flights between Los Angeles and Shanghai will have a stop over between Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha or Xi’an.

Key General T&C

  • Rebooking fee: 250USD
  • Refund fee: 400USD
  • Booking Period: Not specified. However, prices may fluctuate based on demand.
  • Travel Period: Not specified. Based on google flights’ calendar, this minimum price is well spread across from August to December

How to find this deal?

As a general rule of thumb, I recommend you to head over to Google Flights or via the ITA Matrix first to play around with the calendar to search for the best (or lowest) price.

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Google Flights- LAX to PVG from $1,609

Subsequently, with the dates that you have found on Google Flights, you can head over to Skyscanner or Momondo where you may find even lower fares.

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Skyscanner – LAX to PVG from $1,524

What is the Business Class product like?

Hainan Airlines is currently flying the Boeing 787 on the long haul sector. There are 3 versions to the Boeing 787 Business Class.

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Version 1. 1-2-1 Seat configuration
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Version 3. 1-2-1 Seat configuration
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Version 3. 2-2-2 Seat configuration

Check out Sam’s Business Class experience with Hainan Airlines here!

Where should I credit this ticket?

Check out where to credit. These tickets should book into fare code I (transpacific flight) and fare code C (domestic flight) for the best earnings on Alaska Airlines. Hainan Airlines is not in any airlines alliance but it has some partner airlines where you can credit your miles. However, the best place to credit them is to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan.

How Should I Pay For This Ticket?

I recommend booking this deal directly with the airline as that is the safest way to ensure that your tickets are in good hands.

The Platinum Card® from American Express offers 5x points on all airfare purchases made directly with airlines and Amex. If you purchased this ticket directly from the airline or with AmexTravel.com you should earn a minimum of 7,600 membership rewards points worth around ~$130 USD depending on how you value American Express Membership Rewards Points. You can learn more about The Platinum Card® from American Express here.

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If Amex isn’t your card of choice the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card offers 2x points on all airfare purchases. Regardless of where you purchase this ticket, if you pay with the Chase Sapphire Preferred you should earn ~3,050 Chase Ultimate rewards points worth around  ~$65 USD depending on how you value Chase Sapphire Rewards Points. You can learn more about the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card here.


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