Hainan Airlines have been offering great Business Class fares between the US and China quite often; and now they have great prices for flights from New York / Los Angeles to Beijing / Shanghai / Guangzhou.
Currently, Hainan Airlines offers direct flights from New York (JFK) to Chongqing (CKG) and Chengdu (CTU), which are neither on a daily frequency.
When travelling from New York to Beijing, you can find prices from $1,888 with an itinerary like below:
When travelling from New York to Shanghai, you can find prices from $1,702 with an itinerary like below:
When flying from New York to Guangzhou, you can find prices from $1,888 with an itinerary like below:
Other than New York, Hainan Airlines also flies from Los Angeles (LAX) to Chongqing (CKG), Xi’an (XIY), Chengdu (CTU), and Changsha (CSX), which are not in a daily frequency.
When flying from Los Angeles to Beijing, you can find prices from $1,609 with an itinerary like below:
When flying from Los Angeles to Shanghai, you can find prices from $1,609 with an itinerary like below:
When flying from Los Angeles to Guangzhou, you can find prices from $1,749 with an itinerary like below:
While most of these prices work from late August to the end of this year, some dates around mid-December are blocked. Also note that some of the connections are relatively long so you may want to choose another flight or enjoy a visit in Chongqing or Chengdu.
How to Find This Deal?
This deal can be easily found using Google Flights and ITA Matrix. When using Google Flights, choose Business as cabin, enter your departure and arrival city, choose a date pair, and select Hainan as your preferred airline.
Then you can use the calendar tool to find the lowest possible price.
Finally, choose the flights you like and book on hainanairlines.com to get the lowest price.
What is Hainan Airlines’ Business Class Product Like?
As the only 5-star airline in Mainland China, Hainan Airlines is offering a great Business Class product between the US and Mainland China in terms of its service and catering. Below is a review on Hainan Airlines made by Sam:
While all of the transcontinental flights in this deal are operated by Boeing 787 aircraft, some domestic flights are operated by Hainan Airline’s latest Airbus A350s. If your travel planned allowed, definitely choose those aircraft to take.
Where Should I Credit This Ticket?
Hainan Airlines currently is not a member of any world alliance, however, they do have a partnership with Alaska Airlines.
For this deal, the international segment books into I fare class and the domestic segment books into C fare class. If crediting to Alaska Airlines, you could earn 100% elite qualifying miles and 200% redeemable miles. For other airlines, check out the chart below:
To calculate the specific amount of miles you can get, visit where to credit website and fill in your flights.
This is a great fare for those traveling between the US and China later this year considering the great Business Class product Hainan Airlines provides. However, there are plenty of airlines offering flights between the main cities in the US and China, so you would need to decide whether spending such a long time to travel would be worth considering.
Are you planning to take advantage of this deal? If so, how is the price you get and which flights would you choose?