Hainan Airlines has been the best airline in mainland China for years. It is also the only Skytrax five-star airline in mainland China for 9 years and the 7th best airline in the world.

Hainan Airlines Skytrax Awards

Hainan Airlines have some of the lowest Business Class fares between the US and China. In the last two months, there are two deals offered by Hainan Airlines, one is from Los Angeles to Shanghai for $1,524, and another one is from US cities to China for $1,600.

Now, Hainan Airlines is lowering the price again to $1,466 for Business Class from New York / Los Angeles to Beijing / Shanghai.

The Deal

  • Departure City: New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Arrival City: Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG)
  • Travel Dates: September 2, 2019 – February 29, 2020
  • Class: Business (I)

Currently, Hainan Airlines offers direct flights from New York (JFK) to Chongqing (CKG) and Chengdu (CTU). So you’d require a stop in either these cities before continue onto Beijing or Shanghai.

When traveling from New York to Beijing, you can find prices from $1,712 with an itinerary like below:

Example Itinerary Hainan Airlines JFK-PEK

When traveling from New York to Shanghai, you can find prices from $1,548 with an itinerary like below:

Example Itinerary Hainan Airlines JFK-PVG

From LA, Hainan Airlines also flies to Chongqing (CKG), Xi’an (XIY), Chengdu (CTU), and Changsha (CSX).

When flying from Los Angeles to Beijing, you can find prices from $1,466 with an itinerary like below:

Example Itinerary Hainan Airlines LAX-PEK

When flying from Los Angeles to Shanghai, you can find prices from $1,466 with an itinerary like below:

Example Itinerary Hainan Airlines LAX-PVG

How to Find This Deal?

This deal can be easily found using Google Flights and ITA Matrix. When using Google Flights, choose Business as your cabin, enter your departure and arrival city, choose a date pair, and select Hainan as your preferred airline.

Google Flight Search Setting

Then you can use the calendar tool to find the lowest possible price.

Google Flight Calendar Tool

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 Skytrax 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:

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:

Hainan Airlines I Class Earning Rate

To calculate the specific amount of miles you can get, visit where to credit website and fill in your flights.

Bottom Line

This is a great fare for those travelling between the US and China later this year or early next year, considering the great Business Class product Hainan Airlines provides. However, there are plenty of airlines offering nonstop flights between the main cities in the US and China, so you will need to consider whether spending such a long time in transit is worth it.

Are you planning to take advantage of this deal? If so, which flights and which aircraft did you choose to take?

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